Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Strumbellas - Rattlesnake

The Strumbellas have the new full-length album. Titled Rattlesnake, the band's 4th studio effort is impressive. Lyrics include discussions of sleeping all day because dreams are better. There is a track about begging a partner to return. Musical ideas are interesting here.

SonReal - The Aaron LP

The BC artist SonReal released his new full-length album, The Aaron LP in May 2019. The 10-track album is a fascinating journey through folk-tinged acoustic ballads and interesting hip-hop.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids - Trapline

The Snotty Nose Rez Kids are back after their 1st pair of releases. Now one of the best groups rapping in Canada, they have their new release. Trapline shows that a break was well worth it in the music sense. It is part trap and part classic rap.

Siskiyou - Not Somewhere

Siskiyou has an album called Not Somewhere. Band leader Colin Huebert is interesting in solo artist mode, writing and self-recording this new collection of tunes on his own. He plays all the guitar, bass, keyboard and drum parts himself. This sounds pretty interesting.

Silverstein - Redux: The First Ten Years

Redux: The First 10 Years is a studio album by Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein. It was released in 2019. Silverstein formed in February 2000 in Burlington, Ontario.

Said the Whale - Cascadia

Juno Award-winning Vancouver-based indie rockers Said the Whale have the 6th studio album, Cascadia. This album does not disappoint. Hear a blend of indie rock and atmospheric folk.

Daniel Caesar - Case Study 01

Case Study 01 is the 2nd studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter Daniel Caesar. It was released in June 2019 through Golden Child Recordings. Hear interesting sounds about the world of love and philosophy.

Justin Rutledge - Passages

Passages is the 8th studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge. It was released in May 2019. Rutledge sometimes has songs about fictional characters and sometimes real characters.

Drake - Care Package

Care Package is the 1st compilation album by Canadian rapper Drake. It was released in August 2019 by OVO Sound and distributed by Republic Records. The interesting compilation consists of fascinating songs released between 2010 and 2016. These songs were initially unavailable for purchase or commercial streaming. Care Package follows the re-release of Drake's mixtape So Far Gone onto streaming services in February 2019.

Pup - Morbid Stuff

Morbid Stuff is the 3rd album by Canadian rock band PUP. It was released in April 2019 through Rise Records and Little Dipper, the band's personal label. Pup is an interesting Canadian quartet. Morbid Stuff is possibly the angriest that PUP has ever sounded.

Celine Dion - Courage

Courage is the 12th English-language studio album by Canadian singer Celine Dion. It was released by Columbia Records in November 2019. It is her first English album in 6 years after Loved Me Back to Life.

Kaytranada - Bubba Album

Bubba is the 2nd studio album by Canadian electronic music producer Kaytranada. It was released by RCA Records in December 2019. The album has guest appearances from Kali Uchis, Pharrell Williams, Mick Jenkins, Tinashe, Estelle, Charlotte Day Wilson, and GoldLink and others.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Sum 41 - Order in Decline

Order in Decline is the 7th studio album by Canadian rock band Sum 41. It was released on July 19, 2019 by Hopeless Records. Additionally, the cool band released the lead single "Out for Blood" on April 24, 2019. Musically, Order in Decline can be described as continuing the band's departure from pop punk. It is showing styles such as heavy metal, punk rock and hard rock.

Originally, the group Sum 41 began their beginnings under the moniker “Kaspir”. When the band began to take things seriously, however, they decided to change their name for a Supernova show on September 28, 1996, which happened to be the 41st day of summer.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Canada Pot Stocks to watch in 2020

There is something that is hurting Canada’s legal cannabis industry. It is the lack of stores. For example, Weed Me’s growing facility in Pickering, Ont. is crammed with cannabis plants. It's hard even for people to walk between the plants. Right now, the only way to get those products is to get a script from a doctor and sign up as a patient. Then the company can sell directly to them. Otherwise, they can get the product only on the other side of the nation like Vancouver.

After legalization, here are some interesting pot stocks to watch in 2020. A lot of stocks have declined, but some could make a comeback. The Canada company pot revenues are expected to increase. Canada pot growers stock market is fascinating.

Canopy Growth Corp Stock Will Probably Continue to Decline

Aurora Cannabis Inc. Stock Continues to Face Short-Term Challenges

Aphria Inc. Stock seems to be sinking

Cronos Group Inc. Stock could fall even more

Hexo Corp Stock rebounds from low price

CannTrust Holdings Inc. Stock descends a lot in 2019

Namaste Technologies Inc. Stock could make a comeback

OrganiGram Holdings Inc. Stock could be headed downhill

Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. Stock tumbles in 2019

Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. Stock is at lows

Above: some people have jokingly created the "Canada Marijuana Flag." Looks interesting.

Above: Close-ups of pot

Above: Marijuana Greenhouse

Above: Cannabis Farm

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service) of Canada information

ICAS is the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada. This service has been designated by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship as an agency authorized to provide educational credential assessment services to individuals applying for immigration to Canada.

You could learn about how the education you completed compares to the education system in Canada. The Canadian Immigration Assessment Package will help you understand that. This report can be used in Canada to help look for employment or apply for admission to education programs.

ICAS provides helpful reports that help employers, education institutions, immigration officials and community agencies better understand the education you completed outside Canada.

Interesting information and news about ICAS:

Immigration to Canada -

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials -

Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada -

Career Edge -

Employment and Social Development Canada -

Ontario -

What is an Educational Credential Assessment Report and how do I obtain one -

Candidates Increasingly Turn to Flagpoling For Fast Canada Immigration Services -

Canada post graduation work permit program is booming -

They come from around the world for a better life in Canada how are they faring in the job market -

Number of immigrants becoming Canadian citizens drops -

Canada ranked top nation for immigration and investment -

Proficiency in English or French opens many doors for immigrants to Canada -

New express entry draw produces 3600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence -

Canada Economy News - Dec 2019

Canada's economy is strong in December 2019. The economy is highly unlikely to fall into a recession in 2020. There is growth in consumer spending. There is growth in Canada business. Some think that the Canadian economy will stall in 2020, but probably it will not.

Interesting news links:

Economy and Stock News -