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Osborne Village nightspot Jekyll and Hyde’s Freehouse abruptly shut down this week, leaving yet another empty facade in the Village, but the Free Press has learned the space won’t be empty long — KAI Properties and the Norman Hugh Group (NHG), two local real estate companies, purchased the property in an off-market transaction for $4.25 million in January.
Of the 684 applications for cannabis stores made to the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission last Monday, 216 were from Calgary.
It looks like other provinces around Canada are beginning to feel the pain British Columbians have been having at the pump.
When marijuana becomes legal later this year, the age limit is clear: You must be 19 years or older to purchase the drug. Unless you're hired by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority as an underage secret shopper. The Cannabis Control Act makes an exception for minors hired by overseeing authorities like the SLGA, so that they can sniff out businesses that aren't compliant with the age restrictions. The program is similar to the one already in place for alcohol. The fine for marijuana retail outlets selling to minors will be $2,250.
Wonder Woman actor Eugene Brave Rock is drawing attention to the issue of mass-produced trinkets that look Indigenous but are made overseas.