Tilray Inc signs deal to acquire Alberta cannabis retailer Four20

NANAIMO, B.C. — Cannabis producer Tilray Inc. says it has signed a deal to acquire Alberta cannabis retailer Four20 in an agreement valued at up to $110 million.Calgary-based Four20 owns and operates six stores in Alberta and has secured 16 additional store locations.Under the terms of the agreement, Tilray will pay $70 million in Tilray class 2 common shares when the deal closes and an additional $40 million in common shares subject to the achievement of certain performance milestones.Tilray is making the acquisition through its High Park Holdings Ltd. subsidiary.The company says it plans to use Four20’s retail expertise to help expand into other provincial markets where licensed producer retail ownership will be permitted in the future.The deal is subject to regulatory approval and subject to customary terms and conditions, including approval by Four20 shareholders and court approval of the arrangement.The Canadian Press read more

Train driver exceeds emergency speed limit by 70mph as he misunderstood email

first_imgA commuter train carrying around 2,000 passengers exceeded a speed limit by 70mph, according to an official report.The London Midland train was travelling through Queen’s Park in north-west London when the incident occurred, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said.Investigators said the number of passengers on board meant it had the potential to be “very serious”.The train was driven by one of London Midland’s driver managers, who are responsible for managing groups of train drivers.He had recently joined the company and was being assessed by another driver manager. Neither of them was aware a speed limit had been broken until they arrived at their final destination, London Euston.An emergency 5mph limit had been imposed due to a crack in a set of points, but the driver sped through the area at 75mph.The report stated that he did not slow down as he had “misunderstood” the location of the restriction in an email. Track Trackside warnings were provided on approach to the restricted speed limit, the report said. Library imageCredit:Scott Barbour/Getty Details were also given on a notice where he arrived for work and trackside warnings were provided on the approach.The speed limit was broken at 8.28am on Tuesday, January 5 and the train involved was the 7.39am service from Bletchley in Buckinghamshire.No one was injured, there was no further damage to the track and no impact on the train, which continued its journey to London Euston.The RAIB made three recommendations to London Midland in a bid to enhance the training of driver managers, improve the communication of safety critical information and to implement a means of quickly identifying the driver of any train.Three learning points were also identified concerning the importance of managers fully preparing before driving trains, the need for driving assessors to prepare as if they were driving the train and the use of unambiguous words in safety communications. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more