Nuclear

Ontario sleepwalking into more expensive electricity, more air pollution

In 3 short months, Ontarians will have the opportunity to participate in a public hearing on the future of the Pickering nuclear station. It is a very important hearing, and everyone who can participate should. Click for details on the specific purpose of the hearing The hearing’s specific purpos ...

Adventures in Los Cabos

If you’re planning a trip to a sunny destination, consider Los Cabos if you’re not interested in a standard budget resort stay. Los Cabos really isn’t a hidden gem anymore, but the city located on the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula has more to offer than just sandy beach ...

A pleasantly surprising, and new, long player: welcome to nuclear power, Brookfield

After years of enduring tiresome greenwash-laden press releases about wind and solar power from rentseeking billion dollar companies like Berkshire Hathaway, Loblaw, and Tesla, I was refreshed and encouraged to see Brookfield Business Partners, a subsidiary of Canadian Brookfield Asset Management, ...

Investing = rational thinking + emotion (book excerpt and review)

    SPEEDREADER Book: Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought Author: Andrew W. Lo Publisher: Princeton University Press https://www.amazon.ca/Adaptive-Markets-Financial-Evolution-Thought/dp/0691135142 Price: Hardcover $42.28, Kindle $33.99 WHO IT’S FOR: Anyone interested ...

Toasting the Creative Destruction Lab

I don’t want to startle you, but I’m a bit giddy about the UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab. I had the opportunity to sit through a complete day of CDL sessions last month, and couldn’t have been more impressed with what the team at the Rotman School of Management have developed over the pas ...

The “green” grocer’s lucrative side-business: Merry Christmas, low-income Ontarians

As we all head into the allegedly merriest but unquestionably darkest part of the northern hemisphere year, it might be instructive to read, critically, between the lines and past the buzzwords, the self-congratulatory (and effective) 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report from Loblaw Companie ...

Canopy Growth Corp. will control 20% of the Canadian recreational cannabis market: Canaccord Genuity

Canopy CEO Bruce Linton on BNN, November 14. 2017. He’s not yet ready to recommend the stock, but expansion plans from Canopy Growth Corp (TSX:WEED) have Canaccord Genuity analyst Neil Maruoka upping his estimate on how much of the recreational cannabis market the LP will command. On Monday, Ca ...

Canopy Growth Corp. gets price target raise to $24.00 at GMP

Expansion plans at Canopy Growth Corp (TSX:WEED) have GMP Securities analyst Martin Landry feeling bullish about the company’s stock. This morning, Canopy announced it will convert a 700,000-square-foot greenhouse in Quebec into a marijuana growing facility. “The joint venture allows us to ex ...

Yawning China dominates Bitcoin mining with cheap baseload electricity: Canada can help

The value of Bitcoin, which is now well over $CAN 20,000 (it was just over $CAN 8,000 less than a month ago) depends entirely on electrical power: precisely, the power to solve a brute-force computational puzzle faster than everyone else. Does it then follow that whoever owns the power plant owns ...

This Canadian company is on the forefront of global efforts to stop the next pandemic

Mohammed Qadir, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Fusion Genomics   A Vancouver-based gene sequencing company is using IBM’s cloud capabilities to revolutionize the diagnostic process, aiming to give physicians an eight-hour turnaround in correctly identifying any type of pathogen, from ...