Village Farms International (VFF.T) announced today that its joint venture Pure Sunfarms received Health Canada’s approval to open its 65,000 square foot processing centre in its Delta 3 greenhouse facility.
PowerBand Solutions (PBX.V) has been busy securing credit options for customers using its cloud-based transaction platform, allowing them to buy, lease and sell vehicles on their smart phones or home computers.
Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, doesn’t want you to panic. He’s assured citizens on March 18, that his government is committed to keeping the food supply chain intact, and announced a $25 billion fund to help companies in activities towards this end.
Unless you’re among the brave and proud legions of workers with jobs that can be done from the comfort of your home office, one of the largest problems most of us now face in the age of quarantine is what to do with your time. Daytime television sucks, Netflix gets old, and video games end eventually. You could read and that’s definitely a way to kill your time, but for most of us, this page and others like it are about all the reading you’re going to do today.
Match (MTCH.Q) and The Meet Group (MEET.Q) join forces to provide love in the age of social distancing
Let’s start with a controversial statement: social distancing is possible for the short term, but unsustainable long term. Our species isn’t evolved to be apart for too long. We need human interaction or switches get flipped in our brains and our mental health deteriorates. Granted, there are of course fringe elements—strange stories about soldiers lost on an island for thirty years following the end of the second world war—but they’re the exception rather than the rule. For most of us isolation is bad news.
1933 Industries (TGIF.C), Cresco Labs (CL.C) and Flower One Holdings (FONE.C) stay the course during the coronavirus
When the Nazis were conducting nightly bombing raids on London and the surrounding territories during the second world war, the citizens would wake up everyday and go about their daily business as if their entire world weren’t in shambles. It made daily life into a form of resistance. This whole coronavirus business isn’t as much of an existential threat as the Battle of Britain was for the UK, at least not yet, but that doesn’t mean that the sentiment is any less present. Even when the virus ramps up and we catch up to the statistics experienced in China, Italy and increasingly, the United States, we’ll need to stay the course because our gardens still need tending, the dishes must be done, and nobody’s going to do it for us.
Xphyto Therapeutics (XPHY.C) announced today that they advancing its thin film CBD delivery system for epilepsy sufferers to clinical trials.
Champignon Brands (SHRM.C) acquires a craft mushroom cultivator, and gives taste-tests in Toronto (Crosspost from Shroomstocks)
Champignon Brands (SHRM.C) announced their acquisition of British Columbia-based craft mushroom cultivator and supplier Artisan Growers earlier this week.
Neptune Dash Technologies (DASH.V) hunkers down during coronavirus, releases shares for debt (Crosspost)
All the focus so far has been on Bitcoin’s price cratering earlier this week due to the coronavirus, and the fates of bitcoin dependent companies. Naturally, as bitcoin goes so do the altcoins, with most of the charts of the decentralized altcoins showing the same stark decline as Bitcoin. They’re nearly identical in shape with only the values changed to reflect the various cap sizes and prices, so there’s no need to post all five.
Technology is meant to act as an extension onto what we are. The eyeglasses work as surrogate eyes, while the pen and paper work in concert as a recording mechanism of speech. Now more advanced problems require sufficiently advanced technologies—like for example— humanity has generally struggled with the need to be in two places at once. How do we see far away, or deliver packages, when we ourselves cannot physically be there? Now we have the answer to that: drones.
Tragedy and trying times brings out both the best and the worst in humanity. We have doctors and nurses risking their health and safety everyday to do battle with this virus, which has already taken so many from us. Then on the flipside we have televangelists like Jim Bakker and whatever the hell Alex Jones from Infowars is, trying to manipulate the population to hock products and defraud people. In the middle, we have for-profit pharmaceutical and biotech companies working hard to produce vaccines and treatments, so they can make money.
Esports was supposed to be the big story of 2020. Cannabis was in the toilet, blockchain was locked down, and mining and resources have been in cryosleep since the dinosaurs they’re looking to dredge up walked the earth. We were all waiting for the craze that swept large swaths of Asia and smaller swaths of Europe to make its way over here, and then we’d all cash in on mass production of esports related auxiliaries. Then we waited some more. We’re still waiting.