At their meeting Tuesday night Flin Flon City Council heard a presentation from Spencer Payson from Paysons Smoke N Vape. He expressed his continuing interest in operating a standalone secure retail store selling cannabis in Flin Flon and to use profits from the business to make investments into the broader community while ensuring that local concerns are fully and adequately addressed. He notes he has a partner that has been awarded a conditional licence for a retail store in Saskatchewan. Mayor Cal Huntley said they recently put forward a bylaw to allow them to regulate where a cannabis retail outlet can be located if one is approved for Flin Flon. Payson said he is lobbying the Manitoba government to allow an outlet here and asked for support from Council. The request will be discussed by Council.
Council passed on final reading a bylaw that allows them to start their meetings at 7 so they can go straight from their Committee of the Whole meeting which starts at 7 into the regular meeting that used to start at 7:30. This will be in effect for their next meeting August 7th.