first_imgThe Sioux City Growth Organization is seeking new business ideas for the upcoming 7th Annual Innovation Market competition.Spokesman Chris Jackson says this years event will take place at the Sioux City Public Museum on February 16th:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/GO.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………will be speaking. :22Local businessman Jim Baldwin, President of Four Season’s Health Club will also speak.Keynoting the evening is a speaker from the entrepreneurial world, John Meyer, Co-Founder and CEO of Lemonly:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/GO2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..United Nations. ;13Jackson hopes to receive a record amount of business submissions this year, topping 2016’s total of over 40.Entrepreneurs can submit their ideas now at www.siouxcitygo.com through midnight on Sunday, February 12th.last_img read more

Yukon women hope for justice at RCMP hearing

first_imgAPTN National NewsSeveral Yukon women’s groups are in the town of Watson Lake this week to witness the code of conduct hearing of two RCMP officers who were acquitted of sexual assault by territorial court in 2010.As APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean explains, those women want to see officers held accountable.last_img

Indigenous owned cannabis company becomes first onreserve facility licensed for medical marijuana

first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsThe first Indigenous owned and operated medical cannabis producer gets licensed by Health Canada. Seven Leaf of Akwesasne, Ont. will soon start growing medical marijuana in it’s on-reserve facility.Grown out of a renovated water bottling plant, Seven Leaf is run by former Akwesasne Mohawk Police chief Lewis Mitchell. He says the community is already seeing the benefits of having the facility on-reserve “we’re employing twenty-four people from Akwesasne, that’s phase one, once we’re totally complete, once the complete buildout is finished for maximum capacity, we expect to hire seventy-five people from this community.”Mitchell added that each grow cycle is 120 days from propagation to harvest and the first crop of licensed cannabis will be available in Spring 2019.afrancis@aptn.ca@aptnafrancislast_img read more