Author Archives: Brian Cormier

The Dec. 6-12, 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:
• Anti-vaxxer boycott of Chapman’s Ice Cream products backfires
• Most popular emojis of 2021 announced
• People can’t decide whether Nova Scotia mall’s Christmas tree is delightful or downright creepy
• Send a message to a member of the Canadian Armed Forces this Christmas
• CNN indefinitely suspends top-rated show host over questionable professional conduct (Update since newsletter was published: Chris Cuomo has now been fired.)
• Canada introduces new caller ID laws to try to cut down on spam
• Greater Moncton walking group returns!
• Christmastime is near
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, 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:
• Portugal makes it illegal for bosses to call upon employees outside of working hours
• Writers’ Federation of NB holding annual writing competition
• France pulling no punches with retail websites that sell products deemed to be unsafe
• How Quebec is calming children before their COVID-19 jabs
• How to stop Google from tracking your activity
• Greater Moncton walking group returns!
• Christmastime is near
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Nov. 22-28, 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:
• Big Bird gets the COVID-19 vaccine in his wing… and the right wing goes nuts!
• Congratulations to Pallet Depot, winner of 2021 Environmental Excellence Award
• Justin Bieber partners with Tim Hortons to market limited edition Timbiebs Timbits
• “Vax” is Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year
• Sesame Street adds first Asian-American Muppet to cast
• TikTok clamping down on dangerous and risky challenges
• Christmas is a month away!
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Nov. 8-21, 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:
• Newfoundland and Labrador’s health-care system paralyzed by damaging cyberattack
• Facebook’s holding company changes name to Meta – but someone else owns the trademark
• Canada Post introduces 2021 Christmas stamps
• Meet TikTok star and teen chef Eitan Bernath… and his new kosher cookbook!
• Boy perms are a thing now!
• The countdown to the holidays is on!
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Nov. 1-7, 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:
• Netflix phenomenon Squid Game causing shoe shortage
• Hospice SENB names new CEO
• U.K. supermarkets resorting to cardboard photos to fill gaps on shelves due to supply chain issues
• Canada’s dime has been given a makeover… with colour!
• Is Kellogg’s putting enough strawberries in its Pop-Tarts?
• Daylight saving time ends next weekend!
• Get your poppy today!
• Countdown to Christmas is on!
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!