The first line of a recent Washington Times story about cocaine in Colombia spells the country incorrectly. ‘Ninety-five percent of the cocaine sold on the streets of the United States today comes from Columbia.’ Don’t get me wrong, we all make mistakes. But c’mon. Really? Then, the rest of the article mixes the spellings. It’s weird. […]Read more "Cocaine and Colombia"
For millions of Canadians, there is no icon in business more collectively beloved than Tim Hortons. “Tim’s” – as the franchise is affectionately called – long ago transcended the humble domain of doughnuts and coffee. Instead, it is now a part of the Canadian national identity – one of those rare brands by which individuals and […]Read more "Rebranding: Justin Trudeau and Canadian Coffee"
In today’s Star Phoenix, Alex MacPherson reports on mandatory drug testing in the workplace. It’s a thoughtful piece and useful for the business community. The legalization of marijuana will raise numerous issues in the business community, in labour law, and among unions and union members, including pre-employment and random drug testing. We can see just […]Read more "Legal pot won’t affect workplace drug testing, expert says"
In 2015, we are grappling with the addictive properties of The Walking Dead. Based on the best-selling comic book and developed for TV by Frank Darabont, the series has proven to be as enduring and enslaving as many popular drugs. With only a month left in Season 6, many questions surround the future of Rick, […]Read more "Twin Addictions? Zombies (i.e., The Walking Dead) and Bath Salts"
Saskatoon is one of the cities in Canada that cracks down hardest on possession of minor marijuana and this is incredible, especially in light of the provincial government’s newly unveiled policies on liquor regulation. As seen here and here, the Wall government has ushered in a series of new rules that liberalizes alcohol policy in […]Read more "Saskatoon top place in Canada to be charged for marijuana possession"
I just penned a short piece on Dallas Buyers Club and the current debates about medical marijuana in Saskatoon, SK for the Star Phoenix. With the federal election fast approaching, the Harper government’s move to enlarge Canada’s marijuana industry, and the RCMP’s potential actions against dispensaries here in Saskatoon, a lot is happening! The […]Read more "Dallas Buyers Club and Saskatoon Marijuana"
Happy Halloween, everybody! The best part of the day is not the cute kids in their adorable costumes. Or the wild parties. Or seeing Michael Jackson’s Thriller over and over and over again. No. The best part has to be the treats. As I was casually munching chocolate bars with my coffee this morning (Wunderbar […]Read more "Happy Halloween, and a Freaky Fen-Phen Article"