1st pot stores announced, Humboldt latest & pet pyjamas
The first provincially run cannabis store in Toronto is set to open in Scarborough. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the Ontario Cannabis Store announced that the store will be located at 2480 Gerrard Street East in a strip mall near Victoria Park. Three other shops will be opened in Guelph, Kingston and Thunder Bay. The agencies say the locations comply with local zoning rules, minimize proximity to schools and factor in where illegal dispensaries are currently operating. Forty stores are expected to open this year and another 40 by July of next year.
Toronto Police have identified the remains of three more men suspected to have been murdered by alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. The 66-year-old landscaper is facing seven first-degree murder charges related to the deaths of men with ties to Toronto’s LGBTQ community. The most recent count was laid on Wednesday, when McArthur was formally charged in the death of 42-year-old Abdulbasir Faizi, whose family reported him missing on Dec. 29, 2010. Police also say they will be delving into cold cases of missing persons, dating back to 1975 and will be begin exploring more properties associated with McArthur. It was initially believed there were 30 tied to him, but now investigators believe as many as 75 properties could be involved.
The athletic therapist for the Humboldt Broncos has become the 16th person to die following a horrific bus crash in Saskatchewan last week. Relatives of 24-year-old Dayna Brons said they will remember her “joyful smile.” Brons died Wednesday afternoon in a Saskatoon hospital from injuries in Friday’s crash.
A broadcaster in his first year as a play-by-play announcer for the Humboldt Broncos will be the first of 16 victims of last Friday’s bus crash to be laid to rest. The funeral for 29-year-old Tyler Bieber, will be held today at the Elgar Petersen Arena where the Broncos played their home games. Bieber worked for radio station CHBO and was with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team as it headed to playoff game in Nipawin when bus collided with a semi-trailer at a rural intersection north of Tisdale. Bieber, also coached high school football and basketball.
Movie giant Cineplex says it’s laying off “a number of” full-time workers. The Toronto-based company’s spokesperson Sarah Van Lange is refusing to say exactly how many jobs are being cut, but says the layoffs will impact less than 100 employees. Lange says the cuts are part of a “small restructuring” happening at the entertainment giant. She says the changes were prompted by a need to eliminate duplicate roles following several business acquisitions.
Calling all animal lovers, you can now wear your heart (or dog) on your sleeves, literally. A fashion company, Patricia’s Couture, is selling custom-made pajamas featuring your pet’s face starting at $179. But it doesn’t stop there. For$299, you can order a custom caftan. The caftan comes with crystal and pearl embellishments with your pet’s face on it.