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2 new cases March 5 in Nova Scotia’s emergency year
by Kyle Shaw on March 5, 2021 at 11:18 pm
The province’s latest official COVID-19 numbers as of Friday. Nova Scotia's first-ever COVID-19 cases were announced March 15, 2020. One week later, then-premier Stephen McNeil declared an official state of emergency.…
First look at Boyd’s Pharmasave on Agricola Street
by Victoria Walton on March 5, 2021 at 9:15 pm
Opening a community pharmacy is a lifelong dream for Greg Richard. While some children have fond memories of going to the candy shop or the toy store, Greg Richard’s memories are of trips to the local pharmacy.…
35 of Canada’s best hockey players are in Halifax this week
by Caora McKenna on March 4, 2021 at 10:31 pm
Fingers crossed they’ll be back in May to compete in the IIHF Women’s World Championship. Some of the best hockey players in the world are on the ice in Halifax this week.…
3 new cases plus 1 more person in hospital March 4
by Kyle Shaw on March 4, 2021 at 10:15 pm
Nova Scotia's latest official COVID-19 numbers as of Thursday. The same day doctor Strang and premier Rankin end the lockdown early, more Nova Scotians recover from COVID-19 than get infected.…
Strankin ends 1-month Halifax lockdown after a week
by Victoria Walton on March 4, 2021 at 10:12 pm
Nova Scotia’s pandemic power duo turns off the COVID-19 circuit breaker. It was just last Tuesday, February 23, that Iain Rankin was sworn in as premier, and he gave his debut public COVID-19 briefing the next day, taking former premier Stephen McNeil’s place beside chief medical officer of health Robert Strang.…
Nova Scotia’s vaccine rollout continues to have technical difficulties
by Victoria Walton on March 4, 2021 at 4:33 pm
The booking site went down on day one, when 500 people tried to load it at once. Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 plan is a hot topic of conversation.…
Canadian Cannabis News
Cannabis edibles in high demand but not quite a jackpot for Toronto store owners facing shortages
by Joseph Hall - Feature Writer on January 17, 2020 at 4:18 pm
The so-called cannabis 2.0 products (cookies, chocolates, gummies — even tea) are appealing to the province’s cannabis-curious who can’t or don’t want to smoke it. So much so, in fact, that stores haven’t been able to keep up with demand.
Saskatchewan opening up retail cannabis market to help meet consumer demand
by The Canadian Press on October 29, 2019 at 9:54 pm
The government says it will open the market to more retailers in the hope of discouraging competition from illegal sellers.
Cannabis courses and programs wafting across Canadian university and college campuses
by Joseph Hall - Feature Writer on July 26, 2019 at 4:35 pm
At least 12 post-secondary schools are getting in on the educational boom, developing scientific knowledge and preparing students for work in the industry.
In high-stakes world of pot edibles, cannabis companies aim to start small
by Joseph Hall - Feature Writer on July 12, 2019 at 9:00 am
Unlike the cornucopia of pot-wares sold in legalized U.S. states, Canadian firms have opted to focus on a small core of offerings when the edibles market opens up in December.
A long way from Pablo Escobar: Colombian entrepreneur seeks to sell Canadians medical cannabis
by Joseph Hall - Feature Writer on June 23, 2019 at 11:00 am
As Colombia promotes legal trade, and fights stigma, company seeks importation licence to prepare for when Canada turns to foreign producers.