Morning Headlines – January 14th, 2019

Riley Radiuk / January 14th, 2019

Methamphetamine – the drug that Schellenberg was allegedly plotting to smuggle.
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B.C. man sentenced to death in China

Back in 2014, an Abbotsford man was convicted in China for allegedly conspiring to smuggle drugs across the border. Robert Schellenberg was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but had the punishment changed to the death penalty upon appealing the 15 year sentence. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned these actions and said “it is of extreme concern to us as a government”. Schellenberg is likely to appeal this sentence, as he has the right to do so within 10 days of the sentencing.

Aurora Cannabis buys Whistler Medical Marijuana

In an all stock deal worth $175 million, Aurora Cannabis successfully purchased Whistler Medical Marijuana. The Edmonton based Cannabis distributor will take over the two stores which are currently open in Whistler. Once the second dispensery is fully up and running with stock, the facilities are expected to produce around 5,000 kilograms per year.

Recreational Cannabis was legalized on October 17th, 2019.
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If the motion is passed, it would see free bus and SkyTrain usage for children under 18.
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Free transit for kids to be debated

The City of Vancouver is set to debate the possibility of free transit for children and youth up to 18 years. Counsellor Jean Swanson is hoping other counsellors will support her campaign that would allow children up to 18 years old to ride transit for free. Swansons campaign will be presented to the board later today.