Today's Quick Headlines
A series of bomb threats across Canada on Thursday — including ten or so in Ottawa. Emailed threats to people and business warned that a bomb would go off if $20,000 dollars in Bitcoin wasn’t paid. Ottawa Police say all of the threats they have investigated have been deemed unfounded.
Only 25 cannabis stores will be allowed to open in Ontario in April. The Province says it’s the federal government’s fault, because there’s a shortage of marijuana across the country. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission will use a lottery system to issue the licences.
We don’t know if Ottawa will get one of those first 25 licences, but we DO know that the stores WILL be here eventually. City Council voted in favour of allowing them on Thursday. Gloucester-South Nepean Councillor Carol Anne Meehan tried to table a motion to opt out, but she only got support from one other person around the table — College Ward Councillor Rick Chiarelli.