In the few months that marijuana has been legalized in Canada, every major business in the country is looking for a means in which to capitalize on it, one of which being one of the largest brewers, Molson Coors. An ambitious goal has been set to establish nonalcoholic, cannabis infused beer to be responsible for up to 30% of sales in the marijuana market. This is a rather lofty goal, as the American counterparts have only seen this particular beverage offering representing roughly 1% of overall cannabis sales.
It’s always been a question of whether or not the legalization of marijuana in the country would impact the sale of beer and alcohol, yet it seems that the major brewers, rather than seeing it as a threat, are embracing the potential for crossover marketing. With the clout of a company the size of Molson behind the push for these beverage types, it’s difficult to say exactly how successful these campaigns will be and the type of impact they will have on the two distinctive markets. All we know for now, is that Molson is at the forefront of Canadian breweries looking to make this partnership.
By combining their forces with one of the major legal dispensaries in the country, you have the marketing and reach of Molson, which has access to markets across the country, putting their stamp on these particular cannabis infused offerings. We have already seen the impact that legalized marijuana has made on the city, even though the initial rollout of legal dispensaries has been troubled, to say the least. The fact that we have taken a step forward to legalize marijuana and to use it as a bolster to our country finances only opens the door for new ventures.
Whether it’s marijuana products, beer or otherwise, we are always looking to support Canadian companies and to ensure that they have the capability to maximize their potential when it comes to overall sales and access. There has been initial polling put out by Molson to get a better idea of the general interest in these products and a majority of individuals have stated that they are at least willing to try it, which at least sets a good preliminary example of what could be. The ultimate result of this venture will still have yet to be seen though.
It’s safe to assume that the legalization of marijuana has opened a number of different avenues when it comes to businesses of all types, across the country. As the first year of legalization passes and we come to see the financial benefits that it has been bring to the country, it won’t be hard to imagine the business sector growing, not only providing new jobs for dispensaries that open across Hamilton and beyond but also in distribution centers, major delivery hubs and of course the necessary growers involved. Cannabis infused beer may just be the first step in a long line of future options.
Everywhere in North America felt the effects of the housing market crash and Hamilton wasn’t left out. Though the city has managed to establish a pretty strong comeback from that period of time, the lingering effects of home foreclosures can be seen in virtually every neighborhood. This comes in the form of abandoned homes, that for one reason or another haven’t gone back onto the market, leaving an eyesore to a number of different residents and neighborhoods across the city and looking to the city for a solution.
Whether banks have foreclosed on the property and had difficulty turning it over in the real estate market or homes were simply abandoned after being unable to be sold, many homes across the Hamilton area are either boarded and shuttered or simply left to fall apart. Having a home of this nature within your neighborhood can cause issues for those looking to buy in the region, as this limits the number of homes made available but also serves to turn away prospective homebuyers who can cast judgment on the neighborhood based on one or two of the properties involved.
Many of the real estate agencies across the city have been making attempts to avoid specific locations and streets due to this eyesore, which can make it especially difficult for those looking to sell a property within that demographic. If you have a home for sale next to an abandoned one, it can be hard to convince an experienced homebuyer to invest in that property. A single home within the neighborhood has the capability to drag down the overall value of every neighboring property, creating a ripple effect that is felt throughout the entirety of specific Hamilton area neighborhoods.
It can be difficult to come up with a comprehensive solution when it comes to dealing with these particular home types, as many of them now have gotten to a point where they require extensive repairs in order to make them more attractive to homebuyers. Real estate agencies investing in some of these properties and attempting to turn them over can be one solution but it’s one that should be left in the hands of the current property owners. Whether that be the banks, former residence or otherwise, it’s the responsibility of everyone involved to raise the visual appeal across Hamilton.
For those looking to invest in property purchasing in the Hamilton area, looking into one of these abandoned properties can be a means of obtaining a house well below market value, with the intention of putting money and work into the property in order to make it live up to your expectations. It’s only through investing within our neighborhoods that we have the capability to raise the overall value of these property types, giving us the capability to close the holes that have been left by the market crash and to move forward into a more prosperous and financially beneficial future.
The ninth annual Home and Garden show in Hamilton kicks off over the weekend, giving homeowners across the city the resources necessary to make the most of their property. As this event can be highly trafficked, having a plan in mind before you arrive at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum can be an important step. In order to give you the capability to make the most of your visit, we provide you with some necessary tips to give you the means to make your trip successful.
One of the most important aspects of any venture is ensuring that you have a plan in place. A key means in which to do so when it comes to your visit to the Home and Garden show, is to first understand exactly what it is you’re looking to accomplish on your property. Whether this is the installation of the new flower garden, vegetable garden, adding exterior buildings to your property or otherwise, the available floor plan provided ahead of time will give you the capability to navigate the museum quickly and effectively, getting to the right professionals for your task.
The second step to take into account is knowing which professionals you wish to speak to while at the show. The Hamilton Spring Home and Garden show brings in professionals and contractors of all types, from carpentry to gardening, pest control to weed removal, giving you the capability to interact directly with an expert in the field in order to get the best possible information for your upcoming home improvements. Not only do you have the capability to provide results to the exterior of your property but also have a wide range of interior designers to choose from as well.
Another factor to keep in mind ahead of your visit, is understanding the budget that you have available for the goals you wish to accomplish. This can be a great piece of information you have while discussing your ventures with the available professionals, as you can generally get a better idea of the capabilities that you have available to you when it comes to bringing in the right expertise. Whether you’re simply looking to invest a couple hundred dollars in your upcoming gardening or to bring entire new structures to your property, you’ll have the capability to work within your budget.
For residents of the Hamilton area who have children in tow, knowing that this particular event is being held at one of the most popular museums in the city will ensure that your children will have plenty of available distractions while you deal with the task at hand. This event is a great outing for individuals of all ages, providing the widest variety of expertise under one roof and giving you the capability to take the plans that you have in mind and to locate the necessary resources in order to turn it into a reality on your Hamilton property.
Every day across Hamilton, hundreds of individuals turn to local food banks in order to get their necessary meals. The age demographic has always been rather consistent, yet over the last few years we have been seeing a spike in food bank use by our senior population. This highlights a growing issue across the country, where our seniors are finding themselves less capable of depending on their pension, savings or otherwise, leaving them looking for alternatives when it comes to food acquisition for their daily needs.
One of the issues that lies at the core of this problem is the fact that inflation is a constant, whereas pensions and the required savings are not. It can be easy to have a financial goal in mind today for where you want to be five years down the road, yet if you form the basis of that figure on our current financial situation in the country, you will arrive at the end of that five year goal only to see that costs of living have continued to rise during that time, leaving you less than you initially thought.
This is the issue that were seeing with senior citizens across the Hamilton area, as the number of individuals showing up on a daily basis has substantially grown over the last two years. This not only presents an issue when it comes to ensuring that food banks are properly stocked to serve the individuals who require it but also that our senior population is in a position where they need to rely on these ends. With ever-growing costs in senior related care, constantly raising prices when it comes to shopping and other spending necessities, it puts an individual in a rather tough position.
It can be difficult to understand the best courses of action to take in order to provide a better situation to our elderly residents across the country and it can be doubly hard to find a better source of donation and funding for our various food banks, but if the issue is not addressed sooner, the issue will only compound later. They can be difficult for those who have spent their entire lives in a state of independence only to find themselves incapable of being able to cover their own daily needs and more needs to be done in order to provide support.
It’s never a situation that can be remedied overnight but bringing the necessary attention to food shortages amongst our senior citizens is something that needs to be done, not only as a means of caring for our fellow Hamilton citizens but also in demonstrating what it is to be Canadian at the core. We always want to ensure that everybody within the city and across the country has the access necessary to what they need to live and when issues such as pension shortages and savings changes are at the heart of the problem, it’s time to rethink the solution.
With readily accessible information across the Internet at our fingertips at all times, it can be hard to read solid information amongst hearsay, speculation and ulterior motives. No more is this more apparent than in the Internet health section, where anybody with an opinion has the capability to spread their own thoughts and “cures” for just about anything. From asthma to acne, colds to cancer, there are rampant forums, websites and more spreading information that may or may not have any solid factual basis behind it.
We’ve seen the negative impact this can have across individuals looking for quick and easy solutions, especially when it comes to issues that are notoriously difficult for clinically trained doctors to address. Whether this is the irresponsible correlation of autism and vaccinations or suggestions for ineffective treatments to replace those of trained medical professionals. Being told that magic crystal rocks or essential oils have the capability to provide better treatment to individuals who are much better off seeking modern medicine has been on the rise and more either gullible or mentally fatigued individuals are falling for this approach.
For people who have been back and forth with medical professionals, trying to figure a solution to a problem that is proving persistent yet evasive, it can be easy to see why the ability to believe just about anything in the hopes that it can bring respite is so popular today. What needs to be kept in context though, is that just about anybody can make a blog post or create a website that gives off a sense of professionalism. Being vigilant in the information that you obtain and keeping your trust in those who have dedicated their lives to providing you with quality care is always the right answer.
Medical professionals across Hamilton have been raising concern over the number of individuals who arrive at doctors’ offices, providing their own information on diagnoses, treatments and other approaches. This is not only led to a rise in opioid uses for individuals who simply don’t require them, as often pain issues are ones that are notoriously difficult to properly diagnose but has also seen a rising number of false positive results for tests that needn’t be carried out in the first place. We understand that everybody wants a solution but often the means in which it’s obtained is the most important aspect.
We remind residents across the Hamilton area to ensure that you are staying vigilant on the information that you obtain, putting your trust in individuals who honestly have your best interest in mind and making the most of our healthcare system without needlessly interrupting its capabilities. Whether you’re suffering a cold or a loved one has a deathly illness, there are trained professionals working alongside you, who understand who you are and what you need, those without an ulterior motive when it comes to providing you with the best possible healthcare.