Is it fair to characterize Premier John Horgan as “anti-science”?

I’ll start this column by offering some positive comments about Premier John Horgan. First off, he seems more concerned about the cost of living for average folks than any BC first minister in a generation. His government has limited rent increases in the face of lots of howling from landlords. I know — the critics … Read more

Mattea’s slim victory: Canadian former contestants on the science of ‘Jeopardy!’ bets

TORONTO – Canadian “Jeopardy!” champ Mattea Roach extended an impressive win streak Thursday with her 18th consecutive triumph. It allows the 23-year-old to face another pair of challengers Friday, when victory would move her up the ranking for top consecutive wins. She currently has the eighth-longest win streak in the program’s history but one more … Read more

Maple syrup season means business in Quebec

Spiles and collection pipelines on trees at MND Maple Products in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Quebec. Photo: James Morgan Apr 02, 2022 – In Quebec, maple syrup is a big business and defining part of the province’s culture. According to the Quebec producers and producers (PPAQ) which is the main federation of maple syrup producers, more than 130 … Read more

Drayton Entertainment announces 2022 sked, will offer 3 levels of performances

Drayton Entertainment has announced its lineup for the 2022 season, including Hamilton Family Theater in Cambridge, Ont., as well as the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and the Schoolhouse Theater in St. Jacobs. “This season will look a little different with perhaps one or two fewer shows as we cautiously resume operations, but the top-quality entertainment … Read more

Woodbine Entertainment to provide land for soccer stadium, training facility: source – Toronto

TORONTO — Woodbine Entertainment is partnering with private investors to build a soccer training facility and soccer-specific stadium. According to a source, Woodbine would designate land for the construction of the venues. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity as there’s been no formal announcement of the plan. The project is still in the … Read more

For homegrown medical technology startups, Canada is a tough market to break into

Armen Bakirtzian, CEO and co-founder of Intellijoint Surgical Inc., Canada’s fastest growing tech company in 2020, at the company’s Kitchener, Ont. headquarters on March 21. With millions in international sales, Intellijoint just landed its first Canadian customer, Humber Hospital.JP MOCZULSKI / The Globe and Mail Intellijoint Surgical Inc. is one of Canada’s leading medical device … Read more

Faith, love of sports linked victims of Texas crash

HOBBS, NM (AP) – Laci Stone had a special request for her mother. The 18-year-old wanted to get tiny matching heart tattoos before leaving her Texas hometown and returning to New Mexico to finish out her freshman year at the University of the Southwest. She begged her mother. And now Chelsi Stone is glad she … Read more

Saskatchewan businesses utilizing QR code technology even after COVID-19 mandates lifted

If you’ve eaten out over the past couple of years, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve used QR code technology. Congress Group of Restaurants partner Blair Voth Miller manages some restaurants in Saskatoon, including Thirteen Pies, Hometown Diner, and the Bagel Shop. She said adapting during the pandemic has been necessary, and technology has helped. … Read more