Toronto Star

Shoppers Drug Mart has become a huge pandemic winner — and it didn’t happen by accident

Like the recessions before it, this year’s pandemic-induced economic downturn has had its winners and losers. Shoppers Drug Mart is one of the winners. Its parent company, Loblaw Companies Ltd., saw profits rise during the first quarter of 2020 despite the added costs of pandemic… Read More »Shoppers Drug Mart has become a huge pandemic winner — and it didn’t happen by accident

Mental illness is on the rise due to COVID-19. Could psychedelic drugs be the ‘game changer’?

Thomas Hartle is a 52-year-old IT technician from Saskatoon who doesn’t smoke, rarely drinks and never dabbled in drugs before trying medicinal cannabis. As part of his profession, the soft-spoken, detail-oriented father of two typically spends much of his time planning and researching. But these… Read More »Mental illness is on the rise due to COVID-19. Could psychedelic drugs be the ‘game changer’?

Police in Ottawa area arrest 16 in connection with wholesale drug trafficking

OTTAWA – A nine-month investigation has led to 16 arrests and 138 criminal charges, mainly drug-trafficking counts, in eastern Ontario and Quebec, police say. The Ontario Provincial Police say they executed 12 search warrants in Ottawa as well as Gatineau and Luskville, Que., last Thursday… Read More »Police in Ottawa area arrest 16 in connection with wholesale drug trafficking