Cannabis culture goes mainstream

Rade Kovacevic of Canopy Growth talks about the marketplace a year after legalization and where his company will go next

Cannabis culture goes mainstreamRade Kovacevic is president of Canopy Growth Corp. What is Canopy Growth and what does it do? Kovacevic: Our story began in an abandoned chocolate factory in a rural Canadian town. From that humble start, where we began serving Canada’s medical cannabis market, Canopy Growth has become a world-leading, diversified, cannabis company traded on the…

Routine legal tasks at your fingertips

Shane Murphy on how Founded Technologies is striving to be an essential online tool for small Canadian businesses

Routine legal tasks at your fingertipsShane Murphy is co-founder of the legal automation company Founded Technologies. What is Founded Technologies and what does it do? Murphy: Founded Technologies makes the legal side of entrepreneurship easy. It’s an online legal automation platform that takes routine legal tasks that small businesses face (think incorporating, managing a minute book, creating contracts) and makes…

Canadians to rein in Christmas spending this year

Equifax Canada survey found women were more likely to say they would spend significantly less

Canadians to rein in Christmas spending this year(Troy Media) - As people prepare for the Christmas shopping onslaught with Black Friday just around the corner, a survey released on Monday suggests the majority of Canadians will spend less on holiday gifts this year. The survey by Equifax Canada said 55 per cent of Canadians will be keeping a tighter grip on their…

Second-hand economy grows to $27.3 billion

Kijiji index reveals a shift in consumer motivations towards ‘community-minded commerce’

Second-hand economy grows to $27.3 billionBy Troy Media Four out of five Canadians participated in the second-hand economy in 2018, fuelling a $27.3 billion second-hand economy that has grown annually since 2015, according to the fifth annual Kijiji Second-Hand Economy Index, released on Monday. The company said the index reveals a shift in consumer motivations towards “community-minded commerce,” with Canadians…

Putting bad sleep patterns to rest

Dr. Charles Samuels of The Centre for Sleep & Human Performance talks about why poor sleep patterns are unhealthy and what to do about it

Putting bad sleep patterns to restDr. Charles Samuels is the medical director of The Centre for Sleep & Human Performance, a fully accredited medical sleep lab and testing facility in operation since 2002. He is also certified with the American Board of Sleep Medicine and has a clinical background in family medicine. His associates at the clinic are also family…

Canadian drilling forecast continues to cool

Capital, companies, equipment and crews are leaving Canada for better opportunities, with the U.S. an easy choice: PSAC

Canadian drilling forecast continues to coolThe Petroleum Services Association of Canada has decreased its forecast for the number of wells expected to be drilled across Canada for this year. In its third update to its 2019 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast, PSAC revised its number from 5,300 (May 2019 revision) to 5,100 wells drilled. PSAC now projects 2,425 wells to be…

Alberta small business confidence still dipping: CFIB

Alberta small business confidence still dipping: CFIBAlberta small business confidence took another slight dip in October with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business reporting that its latest monthly Business Barometer was down half a point in the province. The decline puts Alberta’s Business Barometer at 53.6 points, the third lowest in the country, and a bit behind the national indicator of…

Alberta municipality spending unsustainable: report

CFIB said only Airdrie, Cochrane and Okotoks stood for their sustainable spending patterns

Alberta municipality spending unsustainable: reportAlberta municipalities are increasing their spending at unsustainable rates, according to the 10th edition of the Alberta Municipal Spending Watch Report released Thursday by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. The report, which analyzed operating spending habits of Alberta’s 17 largest municipalities, found that only one kept spending at a sustainable rate between 2007 and…

Canadian economy edges up in August

Canadian economy edges up in August(Troy Media) - Canada’s real gross domestic product (GDP) edged up 0.1 per cent in August, following no change in July, according to Statistics Canada. In a report released on Thursday, the federal agency said goods-producing industries were up 0.2 per cent after two months of declines, led by a rebound in manufacturing, while services-producing industries…

Alberta’s weekly earnings average still tops

Employment declines in the high-paying construction and oil and gas sectors moderated earnings growth in the province: StatsCan

Alberta’s weekly earnings average still topsBy Troy Media Alberta continues to lead all provinces with the highest average weekly earnings for non-farm payroll employees. Statistics Canada reported on Thursday that earnings rose in August to $1,170.50, which was up 0.9 per cent from a year ago. “The largest contributors were the health care and social assistance and transportation and warehousing…