Saskatchewan

Nathan Holowaty, right, was one of the first to purchase legal cannabis in North Battleford Wednesday.
Nathan Holowaty, right, was one of the first to purchase legal cannabis in North Battleford Wednesday. Tyler Marr/battlefordsNOW Staff

First cannabis sold in the Battlefords as prohibition ends

By Tyler Marr
October 17, 2018 - 12:39pm

Over 30 people stood eagerly inline outside Fire & Flower Cannabis as passerby honked and hollered in support.

“Welcome cannabis,” Jim Davey said while wielding a massive set of scissors to snip the ribbon on the door of his cannabis retail outlet in North Battleford.

 

The Northern Lights Casino is one of seven SIGA casinos in Saskatchewan.
The Northern Lights Casino is one of seven SIGA casinos in Saskatchewan. File photo/paNOW Staff

SIGA says no to cannabis cigarettes

By Nigel Maxwell
October 17, 2018 - 12:25pm Updated: October 17, 2018 - 1:10pm

With recreational marijuana use now legal in Canada, inquiring minds want to know when and where they can go to light up, but paNOW has learned at least one form of popular entertainment in the province will not be gambling with issues related to second hand cannabis smoke.

Jim Davey is the owner of one of the cannabis retail outlets in North Battleford and was eager to be a part of history.
Jim Davey is the owner of one of the cannabis retail outlets in North Battleford and was eager to be a part of history. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

North Battleford readies for first legal cannabis purchases

By Tyler Marr
October 17, 2018 - 10:09am

Standing huddled together with coffee in hand and toques on their head, residents in the Battlefords were eagerly waiting for the doors to open on the region's first legal cannabis outlets Wednesday.

Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili addresses the crowd gathered at the Saskatchewan NDP annual convention on Oct. 13, 2018.
Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili addresses the crowd gathered at the Saskatchewan NDP annual convention on Oct. 13, 2018. Keenan Sorokan/650 CKOM

Dream and deliver: NDP’s Meili unveils new energy program

By 650 CKOM
October 15, 2018 - 6:08am

“We dream, and we deliver.”

Those were the words that Ryan Meili echoed plenty of times during his nearly 40-minute speech to party members at the Saskatchewan NDP convention in Saskatoon Saturday.

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