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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 was helped along by the COVID-19 pandemic and a change in the way some people of have been shopping in the last seven months. Story continues below advertisement “Certainly with the current state of the world right now, more and more people want to do […]

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

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

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 city’s Neighbourhood Renewal plans for the area. The project has been in discussion for several years, but now the city said it hopes to move forward with construction by the end of next year. The plans were posted publicly earlier this week, nine months after […]

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

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

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 therapy sessions for people with treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The early research coming from this team has shown promise in treating those who suffer from some of the most challenging forms of PTSD. Filling a gap Currently available PTSD treatments have little effect on […]

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