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Summer school for budding Indigenous health researchers ‘a big deal’

The first-ever Ontario Indigenous Mentorship Network (IMN) summer school is underway in Sudbury, Ont.

Twenty-five grad students involved in Indigenous health research projects in the province are taking part in the week-long event. They’ll be joined by around 10 mentors, ranging from professors to First Nations Elders.

 

Many Canadian workplaces not ready for legal marijuana, World Cannabis Congress told

Many Canadian workplaces aren’t nearly ready for the fast-approaching legalization of marijuana, the World Cannabis Congress has been told.

Jason Fleming, vice-president of human resources for Ontario marijuana producer MedReleaf, said there’s still a lack of definitive testing, and many employers have not educated staff on new policies.

 

Walmart’s future may include in-store drone assistants and smart shopping carts

Walmart has been churning out a lot of ideas behind the scenes. The big box retailer recently published a slew of patent filings that could reshape the shopping experience as we know it.

While there’s no guarantee any of these ideas will actually be brought to life, they offer a glimpse into Walmart’s vision for the future of retail.

 

Ottawa Mission hopeful news rules for homeless strategy will mean more housing

With 10,000 people currently on the waiting list for social housing in Ottawa, the Ottawa Mission hopes a new announcement from the federal government can help reduce that number in the coming years.

 

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