Preparing for a $6 Billion Market

Here’s How These Canadian Companies Are Preparing for Potential $6 Billion Market The Canadian recreational cannabis market is one of the most exciting markets in the world. In summer 2018, Canada will become one of the first countries in the world to fully legalize recreational marijuana. Deloitte estimates the market to be a $4.98 – $8.78 […]

Top Stock Picks for the Week of Jan 29, 2018

Caterpillar Inc. CAT recently kept its great 5-year earnings streak alive as it beat fourth quarter estimates by 22%. The construction and mining equipment maker is expected to grow earnings by 22% in 2018. It also is shareholder friendly with a dividend yield of 1.9%. With estimates on the increase in for 2018, it’s a […]

Inflation’s return could shock a generation that’s never seen it: Don Pittis

Canadians under fifty have never experienced serious inflation in their adult lives Friday’s headline cost-of-living numbers showed prices are on the way down. They may have been deceptive. Beneath the headline figures lurk signs inflation is brewing in Canada, part of a trend that is emerging around the world. For a generation that has never […]

B.C. Transplant attributes ‘cultural shift’ for increase in donations

Discussion with patients and families has changed, talks led by trained educators on end-of-life options Training and awareness programs are boosting B.C.’s organ donations, with a 25 per cent increase in deceased donors making 2017 a record-breaking year. More donations of lungs and kidneys led to 479 lives saved in the province last year, and […]

Industrials ETFs in Focus on Q4 Earnings

The earnings season is off to a flying start with equity markets scaling record highs, owing to a slew of upbeat economic data, strong corporate performance and President Donald Trump’s tax reform signed into law. However, the performance has been a mixed bag for industrials companies, with some beating market expectations, while a few failing […]

Generic drug industry agrees to cut prices up to 40% in 5-year deal with provinces

Public drug plans agree not to ask for open tenders in bid to get drug costs lower Canada’s generic drug industry has agreed to cut prices 25 per cent to 40 per cent for provincial/public drug plans, in exchange for suspending open tenders for five years. The pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance made the announcement on Monday […]

Orcas can imitate human speech, research reveals

High-pitched, eerie and yet distinct, the sound of a voice calling the name “Amy” is unmistakable. But this isn’t a human cry – it’s the voice of a killer whale called Wikie. New research reveals that orcas are able to imitate human speech, in some cases at the first attempt, saying words such as “hello”, […]

British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover tops list of UK vehicle and engine producers

Jaguar Land Rover has been named the largest producer of automobiles and engines in the UK. The British company manufactured 532,107 vehicles at its three plants in Birmingham and Liverpool. It also produced 305,907 ‘Ingenium’ engines in Wolverhampton. The news comes as the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders announced that annual UK car production […]

The best laptop cooling pad to save your overheated computer

Does your laptop have an overheating problem? Nothing is worse than seeing your laptop grind to a halt in the middle of an important project or gaming session — especially when those high temperatures can cause permanent hardware damage if you aren’t careful. You can mod a desktop with all sorts of cooling mechanisms, but […]