Black entrepreneurs in Lethbridge share how their identity shapes the way they do business

Black entrepreneurs in Lethbridge share how their identity shapes the way they do business

Toyin Oyebola’s store — the Genesis Exotic Market — has items one can’t find anywhere else in Lethbridge. The store offers clothes, hair accessories and products, and even food — not only from Africa, but from all over the world. Oyebola says the multi-ethnic items her store has to offer gives some of her…

Lion’s Lair 2020: online paint store wins Hamilton innovation contest

Lion’s Lair 2020: online paint store wins Hamilton innovation contest

A Hamilton-based online paint store, which boasts being Canada’s first, has taken top prize with the Innovation Factory’s annual Lion’s Lair competition. The e-retailer picked up the $30,000 prize for providing a convenient online portal to 60 of the most popular colours of high-quality, made-in-Canada paints. CEO and co-founder Jill Torrance said the business model…

Some aspects of the design, including greenery and upgraded surfaces, would only be possible with community fundraising.

Old Strathcona Back Street concept shared with public, needs community fundraising to fully move forward

Project designs for a total revamp of a back alley in the core of Old Strathcona have finally been released to the public, although whether or not the vision will become reality depends on funding that goes beyond what the city has committed to. The Old Strathcona Back Street project is included in the…

Dr. Ingrid Pacey says MDMA can help overcome one of the major hurdles for conventional PTSD treatments

MDMA will be approved to aid therapy for PTSD suffers by 2021: research group

For the first time in decades, Canadian researchers are probing the potential of a psychedelic drug – ecstasy – for use in psychotherapy in a clinical trial approved by Health Canada. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), is investigating the use of MDMA, the pure form of the party drug ecstasy, to assist…