Okay, this is time sensitive, so don’t screw around. I’m not normally a private equity guy, but over at the private equity investment site FrontFundr.com, you can buy shares in Gastown hospitality icon Mark Brand’s Gibsons, BC-based Persephone Brewing until midnight tonight (Aug 31).
Two things jumped out today in the US weed scene that made me realize why I hate the US weed scene so much, and both deserve unending scorn.
A few weeks ago, I started a new column for VancouverIsAwesome.com, a BC-based online news and events outfit aimed squarely at two demographics the Vancouver – and greater Canadian – financing scene routinely ignores… millennials and women.
Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC.T), formerly Tweed/Bedrocan, is the dominant medical marijuana company in the Canadian public market space, and has been since there was such a space to dominate.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Todd Aalgaard is a journalist I worked with back in my Postmedia days, and I’ve asked him to put together a series looking at some of the personalities behind the Canadian smallcap investment space. He brings an outsider perspective, which I think is important in a space that is increasingly over-connected and intertwined, and his first profile is of a guy who has achieved more in his first dozen years of adulthood than many will in fifty.
Electronics retailer Best Buy (BBY) is generally a horrible stock to own. Retail is dying quickly, their advertising is the worst, it’s a terrible place to have to shop, Amazon has the e-commerce game sewn up, and the staples of Best Buy’s once dominant offerings – video games and cellphones – are increasingly things people don’t go to a big box store to buy.
Last week, our own Mark Dankel took a long look under the bedsheets at a company called Indoor Harvest, a US firm that is dabbling in vertical farming, and has geared itself to the weed market in an effort to get happy financials while the tech is still being proven out.
Telesta (TST.T) will cease to exist should shareholders agree to an all-share deal offered by Prometic Life Sciences (PLI.T) for the company’s Belleville, Ontario vaccine production facility.
Rusoro Mining (RML.V) found itself in a bad situation in 2011, when the wackjob-leftist (I’m a lefty, but Hugo Chavez was truly a wackjob lefty) Venezuelan government decided, “Those are nice gold mines you have there. They’ll look good on us, don’t you think?”, and just took them over, along with every other gold mine within reach.
Fortune favours the brave, and shareholders of longtime Slumpy McSlumperpants Logan Resources (LGR.V) have been most assuredly brave if they were still about to take advantage of today’s 117+% share price jump.
I’m a fan of Vertical Farming, that being: the cultivation of stacked layers of plants (predominantly leafy greens) in a tightly controlled indoor environment with carefully timed exposure to specific light frequencies through light emitting devices (LEDs, which have gotten a lot cheaper over the last few years) and reliance on nutrient mixtures with a combination of hydroponic and aeroponic delivery and recirculation systems to foster crops instead of rainfall or traditional irrigation, rooted in a cloth like material or similar proprietary strata rather than soil. Companies like Indoor Harvest are exploring this technique.