Category Archives: Newsletter

The Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– Secret Sister Gift Exchange scam pops up again this holiday season
– Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings named as first interim host after the death of Alex Trebek
– Repairman has advice for newly minted pandemic sewers
– Evidence of COVID-19 in sewers an early outbreak warning
– Live mic catches government news conference participant in the bathroom
– World first: Scotland makes menstrual products available free to everyone who needs them
– Practising gratitude has tangible benefits
– Is your side hustle making masks? Here’s what you need to know!
– The Crown series on Netflix revives interest in Diana’s fashion choices
– Smile! The holidays are on their way!
– Hospice SENB launches year-end fundraising campaigns
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Nov. 23-29, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– Heinz will be making ketchup in Canada again in 2021
– Charlie Brown coming back to TV for the holidays after all!
– Zoom to lift 40-minute limit for free meetings on U.S. Thanksgiving
– CNN journalists didn’t sleep much during Election Week
– Canada Post releases 2021 stamp subjects
– Harry Styles becomes first solo male model on the cover of Vogue
– Nova Scotia school drops name of Canada’s first prime minister
– The Elf on the Shelf is in quarantine this year… hopefully temporarily!
– And the winner of Finding Avalon is…
– Three cheers for the upcoming holidays!
– Hospice SENB launches Angels Remembered campaign and tree lighting fundraiser
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Nov. 16-22, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– Whole Foods feels wrath of Canadians after banning employees from wearing poppies at work
– Chicken Bones Liqueur is back for 2020… kinda
– Best idea ever or the worst? Play-Doh for grown-ups hits shelves.
– How to keep your packages safer this holiday season
– Bell is Canada’s fastest mobile network in 2020
– Gap fails at bringing blues and reds together in U.S. election
– Exhibit honours beloved TV painter Bob Ross
– Restaurant plays word games while naming menu item after sexual assault… then changes its mind
– The pandemic has been great for the golf industry
– World gears up for holiday season
– Win a copy of Finding Avalon, a young adult novel from Chocolate River Publishing
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Nov. 9-15, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– Ginger ale gives Canada Dry nausea after $200K lawsuit settlement
– Wear a poppy to honour Canadian veterans
– Music legend Elton John inspires new Barbie
– Canada Post’s 2020 Christmas stamps to feature Maud Lewis art
– No more double cupping at Tim Hortons!
– Netflix releases list of new Christmas shows
– Sesame Street helps kids with autism with wearing a mask
– Where to find full U.S. election results
– Expats swoon at the quiet sounds of Newfoundland and Labrador
– Baby Shark swims past Despacito to take crown as most-watched YouTube video ever
– The holiday season is pretty much upon us
– Win a copy of Finding Avalon, a young adult novel from Chocolate River Publishing
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

 

The Nov. 2-8, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– Hasbro’s Monopoly board game sees sales soar during pandemic
– Wear a poppy to honour Canadian veterans
– Paint that roof! World’s whitest white could help cut cooling bills!
– YouTube can’t find room for all its 2020 U.S. election ads
– Dual-flush toilets may not be saving as much water as we thought
– Burger King is rolling out a new restaurant design in 2021
– Dutch Blitz is a wild choice for game nights
– KFC brings back its fried-chicken-scented firelogs for another winter
– The ongoing pandemic means that even Santa is on unemployment
– It’s nearly Ho! Ho! Ho! time!
– And the winner is…
– Win a copy of Finding Avalon, a young adult novel from Chocolate River Publishing
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!