Toronto cannabis retailer Fire & Flower is moving its headquarters to Edmonton, its CEO said Wednesday. Fire & Flower stores will open in Alberta with an educational component before cannabis product is actually stocked, Trevor Fencott told the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. “Our approach is education-driven,” Fencott said. “It’s not about cannabis culture — it’s about a new product that’s legally available in Canada. We’re approaching it that way as opposed to typical tropes about cannabis as being helpful.” He said the company plans on investing “tens of millions of dollars” in Alberta.
A three-building, 440-unit condo complex is no longer being pursued at Saskatoon’s Market Mall.
A salon in Marda Loop that had offered its clientele gourmet food, espresso, champagne or cocktails will no longer be permitted to serve alcohol throughout the shop after the owner’s application to renew the store’s liquor licence was rejected. Distilled Beauty Bar and Social House, in the 2400 block of 34 Ave SW, was granted a liquor licence more than a year ago and the salon began serving high-end cocktails to its customers. When it came time to renew, owner Lisa Maric says the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission (AGLC) denied her renewal submission as there was no licence category for salons that serve drinks. “We received a full Class A liquor license on January 20, 2017,” said Maric. “We renewed it this year and the AGLC called me and indicated there had been an error made and they wanted to come meet with me.”
The owner of the Spirit of Bruderheim liquor store says she took the chance to open her own business because she wanted to have a new experience.
Alberta issued an environmental protection order Wednesday against Sears Canada and the company that's taken over the bankrupt department store's North Hill Mall location, for failing to properly clean up and monitor a decades-old underground gas leak that has since spread underneath neighbouring communities.