A Grocery Glitch, Riot Fest Cancels Toronto Stop, and Tory to Crackdown on Pot Dispensaries
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A Grocery Glitch, Riot Fest Cancels Toronto Stop, and Tory to Crackdown on Pot Dispensaries

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  • The Loblaws chain closed stores this morning after a computer crash made the cash registers malfunction. The grocery hiccup affected Shopper’s Drug Mart, Real Canadian Superstore, and No Frills. The stores were closed for only a few hours, but even after they opened, Loblaws warned the grocery glitch may cause longer than normal wait times in the checkout lines.
  • Riot Fest has cancelled its Toronto stop this year. The organizers behind the punk/metal/hip-hop festival announced the cancellation on their website, and said that they would announce the headliners for the Chicago and Denver stops, because that way Toronto can feel bad about what it will miss. The headliners will be the original Misfits. For punk rock fans, that’s like if Biggie and Tupac came back from the dead and did an album together. It will be the first time since since the original ‘Fits have played together since 1983.
  • John Tory is looking to crackdown on the growing number of pot dispensaries in the city. The mayor sent a letter to Cesar Palacio (Ward 17, Davenport), the chair of the City’s licensing committee, asking for a “common sense framework” for dispensaries that operate within. The mayor also says that he will introduce a motion at the committee’s next meeting on May 19 to ask for a review of existing dispensaries and regulations, like licensing and limiting the proximity of pot shops to schools, childcare facilities and other areas that could be called “sensitive.” Talk about a sorehead party-pooper.

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