Day: August 9, 2020

Ontario’s pot store lottery winners sell shops as more consolidation expected

TORONTO — More than a year after winning the chance to open one of Ontario’s first cannabis stores through a provincial lottery, Lisa Bigioni has walked away from her Niagara Falls pot shop. The store had become like a second home and it was painful to leave, but Bigioni wanted to make good on a …

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Georgia School In Viral Photo Has 9 Coronavirus Cases

Six students and three staff members tested positive for the coronavirus at North Paulding High School after photos of crowded hallways with maskless students at the Georgia school went viral. Principal Gabe Carmona confirmed the positive COVID-19 cases in a letter sent to parents Saturday that was first reported on by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and …

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N.W.T. gov’t will negotiate directly with Tłı̨chǫ on future infrastructure projects

The N.W.T. government will now negotiate directly with Tłı̨chǫ businesses for infrastructure projects on Tłı̨chǫ territory, according to a news release sent Friday. Tłı̨chǫ Grand Chief George Mackenzie had called the government’s public tender process for the projects “an insult” after several major infrastructure projects were awarded to non-Indigenous firms. The release says the new …

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Toronto police looking to ID man after subway assault

Toronto police are looking to identify a man who they say assaulted another man on the subway. It happened around 9:09 p.m. on February 14, between Wellesley Station and Dundas Station. Officers say the suspect approached another man, 56, and proceeded to assault him multiple times. He then left at Dundas Station. The victim’s injuries …

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3 TSX Stocks Under $30 That Could DOUBLE by Next Year

Despite the crisis, plenty of TSX stocks have doubled this year. Some businesses are simply too essential or entirely disconnected from the rest of the economy to suffer from the ongoing pandemic.  In fact, some TSX stocks have such strong prospects that they could double in value relatively shortly. I’ve managed to find three stocks …

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‘I believe you’: Indigenous survivors speak out about sexual abuse, assault in their own communities

In the 10 days since Ian Campeau, former member of A Tribe Called Red, issued a Twitter apology for his “destructive behaviours and toxicity,” Indigenous women have come forward with their experiences with the former DJ — and to talk more broadly about misogyny, abuse and assault in their own communities.  Polaris Prize winner Lido Pimento wrote a Facebook post alleging Campeau made …

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Province reports 79 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Sunday; active case count drops below 1,000

The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario has finally dropped below the one-thousand mark. As of Sunday, there are 981 people confirmed to have the virus. In the most recent update, 79 new cases were announced along with two deaths. As well, 148 more cases are considered resolved. However, this comes with a …

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