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The Jan. 23-29, 2023, 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:
• It’s official! Zellers is coming back!
• An unconnected telephone on a trail in Newfoundland and Labrador is helping people with their grief
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: When brands start advertising to the other gender
• By the numbers X 10 + 1
• “Rage applying” is a thing now
• What is “sludge content” and why is it all over TikTok now?
• Mattel launches larger Barbie that’s easier for preschoolers to play with
• NEW FEATURE – Before you go: 7 things you may have missed this week!
• Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, Feb. 14
• Postponed to Monday, Jan. 30! Don’t miss the next Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club Trivia Night!
• … and trivia, quotes, community events and more!

The Jan. 16-22, 2023, 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:
• New year… new look!
• New Zealand bans cigarettes for everyone born after 2008
• H&M removes Justin Bieber-branded merchandise from shelves after he calls it “trash”
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence is back for its 2023 season
• Bugles have left the (Canadian) building
• Consumers who order groceries online from Walmart are being stuck with mountains of reusable bags
• Shopping carts at Target stores in U.S. are driving customers crazy because of theft-prevention technology
• Woman banned from watching Rockettes performance after facial recognition technology deems her undesirable
• Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, Feb. 14
• Don’t miss the Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club Trivia Night: Monday, Jan. 23
… and quotes of the week, trivia, community events, links to interesting articles and more!

The Dec. 19, 2022, to Jan. 15, 2023, 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:
• Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
• Domestic figure skating pairs competitions in Canada no longer require one man and one woman
• Employees at Walmart say self-checkouts only lead to more theft
• The best and worst things of 2022
• Ridiculous hatred of drag queen story time events seeping into Canada
• You may be seeing more of these handshake symbols in parking lots
• Which products are affected by Canada’s pending single-use plastics ban?
• A hot priests calendar is actually a thing to buy when you’re in Rome
• Introducing: Acadistuff.com
• Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club Trivia Night: Monday, Jan. 23
… and quotes of the week, trivia, community events, links to interesting articles and more!

The Dec. 12-18, 2022, 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:
• Canada honours the late Queen Elizabeth II with new $2 coin with black band of mourning
• Hockey referees under 18 are wearing green arm bands to remind fans they’re minors
• Church featuring Lego seeks to make spirituality more appealing to children – even for baptisms
• Under the Influence returns to CBC Radio on Thursday, Jan. 5
• Two major dictionaries release their words of the year
• Introducing: Acadistuff.com
• It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
• Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club Trivia Night: Monday, Jan. 23
… and quotes of the week, trivia, community events, links to interesting articles and more!

The Dec. 5-11, 2022, 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:
• Who would have guessed? Balenciaga brand runs scared after sexualizing children in ads.
• Monkeypox being renamed “mpox” to avoid stigmatization
• Merry Christmas? Spam now has a figgy pudding flavour.
• French baguette earns spot as worldwide iconic cultural food
• Woman sues Kraft for millions over suspicious cooking instructions
• It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
• Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club Trivia Night: Monday, Jan. 23
… and quotes of the week, trivia, community events, links to interesting articles and more!