Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT001 - (Too-Many-Polar-Bears) IQALUIT. x-32s. (Bob Weber) Nunavut will debate this week what could be a major shift in how it manages its polar bears. The territory is considering placing much more weight on Inuit knowledge, which sometimes contradicts southern scientists. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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NAT002 - (Cannabis-Merritt) MERRITT, B-C. x-16s. A cannabis company says it hopes to replace jobs that were lost when the Tolko mill closed down in Merritt, B-C. About 200 people were laid off when the mill shut its doors in 2016. Emerald Plants Health Source says it plans to break ground next year on a grow facility that will eventually employ more than 200 people. Executive vice-president Jeff Hancock says Merritt is a blue-collar city that has had its ups and downs. ("..our endeavours.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The company has already reached out to one laid-off Tolko mill worker and hopes to employ others who lost their jobs.

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NAT003 - (Cannabis-Merritt) MERRITT, B-C. x-17s. A cannabis company says it hopes to offer jobs to Tolko mill workers who were laid off in Merritt, B-C in 2016. Emerald Plants Health Source has purchased a large chunk of land and hopes to break ground next year. Executive vice-president Jeff Hancock says the initial facility will be three-thousand square feet with the potential to build up to a number that tops 100-thousand. ("..gonna provide.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: About 200 Tolko employees were laid off when the company closed its mill in Merritt two years ago.

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NAT004 - (Cannabis-Merritt) MERRITT, B-C. x-12s. A laid-off sawmill worker who was quoted in an article saying he hoped a cannabis company would come to Merritt, B-C might be getting his wish. Emerald Plants Health Source wants to hire laid-off Tolko mill workers for its planned facility in Merritt. …

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