British Columbia

Cannabis industry opposes call for plain packaging and bans on advertising

By The Canadian Press
February 14, 2017 - 2:39pm

VANCOUVER — Garfield Mahood has spent 30 years fighting for the Canadian government to require plain packaging for cigarettes.

So, the long-time non-smokers’ rights activist says he doesn’t have much faith in the government’s ability to regulate and restrict the marketing of marijuana.

Port Alberni RCMP arrested five after an investigation which began in late January.
Port Alberni RCMP arrested five after an investigation which began in late January. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

5 arrested in Port Alberni for forcible confinement and assault

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 10, 2017 - 4:41pm Updated: February 11, 2017 - 7:31am

Port Alberni RCMP have laid charges against several residents for assault and unlawful confinement.

The arrests were made on Tuesday, Feb. 7 after an investigation in the 4900 block of Angus St, where police say they found a gun and ammunition.

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