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  1. According to windsorstar.com; In anticipation of soon getting its final Health Canada approval to begin production, the company, affiliated with Canopy Growth, the nation’s largest pot company, is hosting a jobs fair next month to hire as many as 100 employees.

    “What we are doing in cannabis is an absolute game-changer,” said PharmHouse human resources manager Lisa Carr.

    General manager Tony Abbas, currently overseeing construction of a facility expected to have 1.3 million square feet (30 acres or 12 hectares) of greenhouse area under glass by the end of the year, said the company could employ 180 people in Leamington by the end of 2019.

    Continue reading Another cannabis giant planting roots in Leamington at Greenhouse Vegetable News.

  2. According to nbc.com: WASHINGTON — The American public holds negative views of social-media giants like Facebook and Twitter, with sizable majorities saying these sites do more to divide the country than unite it and spread falsehoods rather than news, according to results from the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

    What’s more, six-in-10 Americans say they don’t trust Facebook at all to protect their personal information, the poll finds.

    But the public also believes that technology in general has more benefits than drawbacks on the economy, and respondents are split about whether the federal government should break up the largest tech companies like Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook.

    Continue reading POLL: Americans give social media thumbs-down… at Greenhouse Vegetable News.

  3. According to studyfinds.org: HOUSTON — Limiting yourself to using just one digital device at a time may do wonders for your waistline. A new study finds that media multitasking — or flipping back-and-forth between your smartphone, smart watch, laptop and tablet — can contribute to obesity.

    Researchers from Rice, Dartmouth, and The Ohio State universities say that people who mindlessly switch between digital gadgets and gizmos are more likely to struggle with an increased lack of self-control, particularly when it comes to eating.

    “Increased exposure to phones, tablets and other portable devices has been one of the most significant changes to our environments in the past few decades, and this occurred during a period in which obesity rates also climbed in many places,” says lead author Richard Lopez, a postdoctoral research fellow at Rice, in a university release.

    Continue reading STUDY: Using Multiple Digital Devices At Same Time Impairs Self-Control… at Greenhouse Vegetable News.

  4. According to washingtontimes.com;  For most people, the pain of mass illegal immigration has been abstract.

    That’s about to change.

    Anyone crossing the U.S.-Mexico border could end up stuck in longer lines as officers are pulled from the land ports of entry and deployed to help the Border Patrol transport, feed and see to the medical needs of the tens of thousands of people streaming illegally into the U.S. each week.

    Mexican officials warn of another caravan of 20,000 migrants preparing to shoot north, hoping to take advantage of the lax enforcement in both Mexico and lenient policies in the U.S.

    Continue reading Mexican president gives free passage north… at Greenhouse Vegetable News.

  5. According to cbc.ca: Since taking power almost a year ago, Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government has made a series of changes to programs in the province that are set to kick in April 1.

    1. OHIP+

    Under the Liberals, all people under 25 got free prescriptions for a list of 4,400 medications as of Jan. 1, 2018. When the Progressive Conservatives came into power, they made changes. As of April 1, those under 25 will get taxpayer-funded prescriptions only if they’re not covered by a private drug plan.

    2. Ontario autism program

    The controversial changes Ford’s government has made to the province’s autism program also kick in April 1.

    Continue reading Here are the changes the Ford government has put in place for April 1 at Greenhouse Vegetable News.

  6. According to narcity.com: After months of anticipation, Ontario’s first legal brick-and-mortar pot shops are expected to open today.  Prior to April 1st, the only way to legally purchase cannabis in Ontario was through a government-operated website.

    While the provincial government had initially intended to launch 25 stores throughout Ontario today, many remain in limbo as they await government approval.  Although the government had originally planned for the number of retail outlets to be uncapped, ultimately, only 25 licenses were issued to stores due to national supply issues.

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    Continue reading Ontario Confirms All 10 Legal Cannabis Stores Opening Today Across The Province at Greenhouse Vegetable News.

  7. Illegals overwhelm Texas cities… ‘Never seen anything like this’… Spring surge…

    According to usatoday.com;  EL PASO – Under a bridge connecting the U.S. with Mexico, dozens of migrant families cram into a makeshift camp set up by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The families are there because permanent processing facilities have run out of room.

    Seven hundred miles east, busload after busload of weary, bedraggled migrants crowd into the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. Organizers there are used to handling 200 to 300 migrants a day. Lately, the migrants have been arriving at a clip of around 800 a day, overflowing the respite center and straining city resources.

    Continue reading Illegals overwhelm Texas cities… ‘Never seen anything like this’… Spring surge… at Greenhouse Vegetable News.

  8. According to businessinsider.com; Walmart is closing at least 11 US stores across eight states. The closing stores include one Walmart Supercenter in Lafayette, Louisiana, and Walmart Neighborhood Market stores in Arizona, California, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.

    The closing date for most of the affected stores is April 19, according to employees of those stores, who confirmed the closings to Business Insider.

    Walmart representatives had previously confirmed the closings to various local media outlets but did not immediately return Business Insider’s request for comment.

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    Continue reading WALMART quietly closing stores… at Greenhouse Vegetable News.


    According to the grower.org: Duffy Kniaziew is on a rocky greenhouse high. He’s invested more than a million dollars in rooftop netting to exclude insects from his climate-controlled greenhouses. But looking ahead, he sees more threatening business risk on the horizon. Like the other 205 greenhouse operators in Ontario, the Leamington grower is facing new headwinds on April 1 – a federally imposed carbon tax.

    “Growers are scrambling to understand the new system and rules, along with the multiple exemption forms that must be submitted, “says Kniaziew, referring to the Canada Revenue Agency ruling that Ontario greenhouse growers will be exempt from 80 per cent of the carbon tax.


  10. According to arstechnica.com; Boston Dynamics has a new YouTube video showing off its newest robot design. This one is a reimagining of the “Handle” robot that the company originally showed off in 2017. Back then the robot could jump four feet in the air and do all kinds of tricks; now its purpose is to load pallets.

    Back in 2017 Handle was the company’s first public “wheel-legged” robot—that is, the robot is a bipedal design that stands on two legs, but instead of feet at the bottom, the design opts for a set of wheels. Boston Dynamics described the design decision on its website, saying, “Wheels are fast and efficient on flat surfaces while legs can go almost anywhere: by combining wheels and legs, Handle has the best of both worlds.” Wheel legs allowed the original Handle design to have a roughly human form factor (albeit with backward knees) and a top speed of 9MPH, just by rolling its wheel feet.

    Continue reading Boston Dynamics’ latest robot is a mechanical ostrich that loads pallets at Greenhouse Vegetable News.

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