Son of Aphria co-founder, company linked to unlicensed dispensary site among Ontario cannabis lottery winners

Son of Aphria co-founder, company linked to unlicensed dispensary site among Ontario cannabis lottery winners

The son of one of Aphria Inc.’s co-founders and a corporation registered to the address of unlicensed cannabis store Cannabis and Fine Edibles (CAFE) are some of the winners of Ontario’s second cannabis lottery, which named 42 applicants who will now be eligible to apply for a licence to operate a cannabis store in the…

Recession talk is growing. Is it a bad time to invest?

Recession talk is growing. Is it a bad time to invest?

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Mitch McConnell slams China over Hong Kong, threatens a global confrontation that could tank the finance hub

Mitch McConnell slams China over Hong Kong, threatens a global confrontation that could tank the finance hub

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wrote a blistering op-ed calling for the world to stand up to and confront China over a variety of human rights concerns and a violent response to 11 weeks of largely peaceful protests in semi-autonomous Hong Kong. “Sooner or later, the rest of the world will have to do what…

I tried to buy a gun at Walmart twice and roadblocks left me empty-handed both times

I tried to buy a gun at Walmart twice and roadblocks left me empty-handed both times

The form asked several obvious questions: my name, address, and Social Security number. It also asked about my race, gender, and US citizenship status. Under a section called “certification of transferee,” it asked about my criminal record — whether I had ever been convicted of a felony, subject to a restraining order, or prohibited from…

There are 11 types of emails you’ll send when you launch a business. Here’s a template for each that will help you gain new clients and keep your old ones loyal.

There are 11 types of emails you’ll send when you launch a business. Here’s a template for each that will help you gain new clients and keep your old ones loyal.

When people ask me how I started my freelance content-strategy business, I always respond the same way: It was one magic email. That email was so powerful that it brought me 100% of my clients my first year in business. So powerful that several friends have used their own version and had similar results. So…

NYU professor calls WeWork ‘WeWTF’, says any Wall Street analyst who believes it’s worth over $10 billion is ‘lying, stupid, or both.’

NYU professor calls WeWork ‘WeWTF’, says any Wall Street analyst who believes it’s worth over $10 billion is ‘lying, stupid, or both.’

Really? Really? I’ve started nine firms and I’m, generously, 3-4-2 (win-lose-tie). In retrospect, and I think about this a lot, the only reliable forward-looking indicator of our firm’s success or failure was … timing. Specifically, the part of the economic cycle at founding. The firms we started in recessions had an easier time finding talent,…

More CannTrust personnel depart as changes at company continue after Health Canada violations

More CannTrust personnel depart as changes at company continue after Health Canada violations

At least three senior employees at embattled cannabis producer CannTrust Holdings Inc. have departed from their roles at the company, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The company’s master grower Brady Green, operations manager Cameron Fletcher and vice-president of quality operations Andrea Kirk are three of the employees that are no longer with…

There’s nothing wrong with a company trying to keep workers happy — and union-free

There’s nothing wrong with a company trying to keep workers happy — and union-free

It seems obvious that, if an employer is worried about unions knocking at the workplace, it should take steps to keep employees content and happy — and monitor for union activity. But at what point do anti-union efforts morph from proactive to problematic? It is a question that must be haunting A&W Canada this week.…

Truckers voted for Trump in droves. Now they say his trade war is ‘killing’ their ability to make a living.

Truckers voted for Trump in droves. Now they say his trade war is ‘killing’ their ability to make a living.

Morris Coffman has been a truck driver for 35 years. And he’s been a conservative for even longer than that — his whole life. “That said,” Coffman told Business Insider, “[Trump] is absolutely a moron. His idiotic ideas will tank the economy even further.” Truckers, like Coffman, lean conservative. A Verdant Labs analysis of Federal…

Boeing plans to hire hundreds of temp workers to help deliver grounded 737 Max airplanes, but the families of people who died in a crash involving the plane say not so fast

Boeing plans to hire hundreds of temp workers to help deliver grounded 737 Max airplanes, but the families of people who died in a crash involving the plane say not so fast

Boeing said on Tuesday that it was planning to add extra staff and hire “a few hundred” temporary employees to help get stored 737 Max aircraft ready for delivery once the FAA lifts its grounding of the plane. The new hires will be based at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, where…