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What’s New — Hazy Hotel Cannabis Policies

On October 17, the day Canada’s legalization of recreational marijuana came into effect, many hotels were still hazy on any policy regarding cannabis-consuming guests. The Cannabis Act allows registered guests to use marijuana in a hotel, motel or inn room, … Continue reading

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What’s New — The Boutique Mystique

Smaller, yet storied building in a trendy neighbourhood: check. Personalized service: check. Individualized furnishings: check. Kitschy artwork: check. High-concept café: check. It’s easy to understand why guests would choose a boutique hotel, but the appeal to operators and developers is … Continue reading

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What’s New — Kristian Bogner

Kristian Bogner’s destiny was pretty much determined by his genes. His grandfather was a Master Photographer who owned a photography business in Germany, and was best friends with Ernst Leitz, founder of Leica cameras. Bogner’s father, also a Master Photographer, … Continue reading

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What’s New — Out of the Blue Book

When Robert Stromberg was a child, his father told him a story about a strange light he’d seen in the sky when he was a teenager. “He told it in such detail, and I was so fascinated that I don’t … Continue reading

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What’s New — Cannabis Confusion

While  the country celebrated the much-anticipated legalization of cannabis on Oct. 17, in BC chaos and confusion reigned as many shops closed, others continued to operate in a hazy grey area, and still others defiantly carried on, business as usual, … Continue reading

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What’s New — Hotels Serve up New Catering Menus

Younger guests, ethnic travelers, and environmentally conscious corporations are all inspiring a shake-up in traditional banquet and catering menus. Lifestyle changes are driving healthier options, such as vegetarian, gluten-free and lighter meals. Visitors from other cultures appreciate the occasional dosa, … Continue reading

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What’s New — Cancer-Sniffing Canines

The average mutt’s snout contains roughly 250 million olfactory cells — compared to a human’s mere five million — so it only makes sense to put those sniffers to work detecting one of humankind’s most deadly diseases. But many researchers … Continue reading

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