Central/Eastern Canada News

Paradies Lagardère opens a second Relay store at YQB

Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is excited to announce the opening of a second Relay convenience store by international giant Paradies Lagardère, a banner well known to travellers.


Mustard Seed Co-op fighting falling sales with 6-step plan to keep its doors open

Hamilton's Mustard Seed Co-op has developed a plan to keep its doors open in the face of falling sales and hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt.

That six-step plan was discussed during a special members meeting on June 24, according to the store's operations manager Stacey Allen-Cillis, who said the gathering saw the largest turnout since the co-op opened.

"We need our members to help us keep the doors [open]," she explained. "The membership heard us and they're more than happy to see us become completely sustainable."


NSLC to spend another $3M to prepare stores to sell edible cannabis | CBC News

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, which spent upwards of $11 million getting ready to sell cannabis, needs to spend another $3 million to prepare to sell edible cannabis products, according to the provincial minister responsible for the NSLC.


Bill Blair says Ontario 'made excuses' instead of progress in pot store rollout | CBC News

Ontario says it can't issue more than 50 new private cannabis store licences because there's not enough national supply, but Bill Blair, the federal minister of border security and organized crime reduction, says the province is just making excuses.