Stats Canada: Looking back from 2020, how cannabis use and related behaviours changed in Canada

Stats Canada: Looking back from 2020, how cannabis use and related behaviours changed in Canada
  OTTAWA  – By late 2020, one in five Canadians (20%) reported having used cannabis in the past three months, which was more than both the 14% reporting use before legalization and the 18% reporting use in the first few months after enactment of the Cannabis Act (October 2018). Daily or almost daily use also increased to 7.9% from 6.1% in 2019 and 5.4% in 2018. These findings... Read More

New Leaf gets Health Canada approval for Psirenity to build psilocybin research facility

New Leaf gets Health Canada approval for Psirenity to build psilocybin research facility
TORONTO – New Leaf Canada Inc. reported it has received approval from Health Canada that will allow its wholly-owned subsidiary Psirenity to begin construction of a psilocybin research facility at its Norfolk County location. When completed the facility will be inspected for approval by Health Canada so it can become a CDSA licensed facility. Health Canada administers the CDSA (Controlled... Read More

64% of younger employees suffer anxiety from excessive Zoom meetings, study finds

64% of younger employees suffer anxiety from excessive Zoom meetings, study finds
  HALIFAX – A new study showed a significant correlation between younger professionals and reported anxiety, peer pressure and self-consciousness from too much time meeting on video. In the 18-24 age group, 64% reported mental and emotional concerns as they spend an unprecedented amount of time in front of webcams during the COVID-19 pandemic. The younger Zoom-focused work culture commented... Read More

$33 million announced to advance technology innovations in Alberta’s agriculture, agri-food, and forestry sectors

$33 million announced to advance technology innovations in Alberta’s agriculture, agri-food, and forestry sectors
  EDMONTON – Using drones to help reforest remote boreal environments. Reducing methane emissions from cattle by up to 90 per cent through feed additives. Leveraging artificial intelligence to optimize energy usage at a pulp mill. These are three of 17 technology innovations that will receive funding from the Government of Alberta through Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA). Alberta’s Minister of... Read More

Foodservice workers have hit the pandemic wall

Foodservice workers have hit the pandemic wall
  TORONTO – As prolonged COVID-19 related lockdowns continue across Canada, the restaurant and foodservice sector has reached a critical point where survival of the industry as a whole, may not be an option if viable widespread relief doesn’t arrive soon. A major casualty of this crisis, is a growing mental health epidemic comprised of one of this country’s largest... Read More

Inaugural World Psychedelics Day – June 20th

Inaugural World Psychedelics Day – June 20th
  VANCOUVER – World Psychedelics Day (WPD), launches Sunday, June 20th, 2021, celebrating a new era of rational and informed perspectives on modern-day psychedelics and traditional psychoactive plant medicines. This annual event honours the breakthroughs in scientific and therapeutic psychedelic research and traditional Indigenous practices that have culminated in the current “Psychedelic Renaissance”. Despite wide-reaching clinical applications, stigma and legal barriers... Read More

Nearly half of professionals experience “Zoom Fatigue” and burnout from online meetings

Nearly half of professionals experience “Zoom Fatigue” and burnout from online meetings
Survey Reveals Fatigue and Anxiety from Pressure To Meet on Camera HALIFAX – Virtira Consulting, a company focused on increasing remote productivity for companies, has released the results of its latest workplace study – “The Webcam Survey: Exhausted or Engaged?” The 22-page report reveals the negative impact on employees as they navigate excessive time in front of webcams in an effort... Read More

Canadians facing rising food security challenges

Canadians facing rising food security challenges
As a result of macroeconomic shifts in recent years, Canada is on the list of countries facing challenges trying to ensure food security for many citizens The two necessities in life are food and shelter. It looks like both are getting much more expensive. For a few years, the cost of food has been the most important food affordability barrier.... Read More

Weather forecasting systems market size to reach USD 3.61 Billion in 2028, says Emergen Research

Weather forecasting systems market size to reach USD 3.61 Billion in 2028, says Emergen Research
VANCOUVER – The global weather forecasting systems market size is expected to reach USD 3.61 Billion at a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period, according to latest analysis by Emergen Research. Some key factors driving market revenue growth are increasing incidence of unexpected and sudden climatic changes that have been the cause of major damage to property and even... Read More