Yearly Archives: 2021

The July 26 – Aug. 15, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Kraft introduces mac and cheese ice cream. Brings back cotton candy mac and cheese, too!
• TikTok increases video length to three minutes
• Home delivery scams growing more sophisticated
• Apple introduces universal gift cards in Canada
• Indigenous-owned business stops accepting Sir John A. Macdonald $10 bills in protest
• Why don’t the number of packaged wieners match the number of packaged buns?
• Community calendar
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

 

 

 

 

The July 12-25, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Remember to protect your private security cameras’ passwords!
• Gum sales soar as masks come off
• Canadian distiller in trouble with Scottish whisky godfathers
• Low ratings? Nope, this TV show was suspended for an “explosive” reason.
• Christmas comes in July with new holiday Hallmark movies
• What’s it like being an Indigenous Roman Catholic priest during these troubling times in Canada?
• Couple hires security after planting much sought-after mangoes
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The June 28 – July 11, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Coca-Cola’s sponsorship meant nothing to soccer superstar. Snub costs brand billions.
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence answers listeners’ questions in 2021’s last episode
• TikTok video asking for more friends goes viral
• Fredericton Tourism’s Instagram account hacked
• Fitness trend: Weighted hula hoops
• Speaking of TikTok: Usage grows exponentially during pandemic
• Lego figures out how to make blocks using recycled materials
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The June 21-27, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Voilà app takes Facebook by storm – but should you be wary?
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence looks at movie and TV brands that aren’t real
• What to expect when Windows 11 launches
• CBC turns of Facebook commenting for a month
• Judge Judy’s show comes to an end – and she’s rich!
• Be careful what you wish for. Rising property values will also increase your property taxes!
• With the pandemic’s end in sight, are mass resignations coming?
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The June 14-20, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form on my website. In this week’s edition:
• The world now has five official oceans. Say hello to the Southern Ocean!
• Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence looks at cemetery tourism
• Crocs’ renewed popularity means the company is doubling down on eradicating copycats
• CBC greenlights new sitcom based on the life of Mark Critch
• LEGO creates 2,079-piece set to build a working typewriter!
• Mattel creates new line of Barbie dolls made from recycled plastic
• Is the four-year degree no longer practical for employers?
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!