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December 1, 2017

Today, the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (LGA) released the results of its 2017 Manitoba Cannabis Survey.

The LGA conducted this anonymous survey in September 2017 to build a full picture of who is using cannabis now, how often and how much they use, and how this might look different after legalization. The LGA also asked Manitobans about their expectations for information and public safety.

According to the survey, 21.4% of adults in the province used cannabis in the past year, and another 21.1% say that they plan to try cannabis when it becomes legal. Manitobans want to see clear rules around driving, preventing underage purchase and use, and locations where use is allowed. They also want public education to address the health risks of cannabis for adults and youth, and to provide information about responsible consumption.

“As a regulator, ensuring public safety is always our priority,” explains LGA Executive Director and CEO Rick Josephson. “It’s critical that we get information to current and potential users to make sure they’re equipped to make responsible choices when trying cannabis.”

Understanding current and potential use will help the LGA create regulatory standards, retailer training and public education. Josephson added, “Manitobans expect us to establish a practical regulatory framework for retail sales that reduces risks of harm. Knowing their concerns and current practices helps us target our efforts.”

The LGA regularly conducts liquor and gambling research in the province. The LGA launched this survey earlier in 2017 in anticipation of its expanded mandate to regulate cannabis.

The 2017 Manitoba Cannabis Survey report and an infographic of key findings are available at LGAmanitoba.ca.

 
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TORONTO, (November 29, 2017) – Known as a bateau bath, these timeless beauties have not lost their popularity or appeal. Today, the freestanding bath experts at Victoria + Albert have unveiled a modern reinvention of this classic bateau bathtub, named Trivento.

Featuring a fine rim and a deep, double ended bathing well, Trivento is equally at home in city apartments or family bathrooms. Combining the clean lines of a modern aesthetic with the graceful curves of a classic silhouette, the Trivento was designed to provide support for a luxurious bathing experience.

Measuring a comfortable 22-7/8" high by 27-7/8" wide and 65" long, the Trivento works with Victoria + Albert’s Kit 40 Intelli-waste bath drain. It is crafted from the brand's signature ENGLISHCAST® composition - a naturally white material rich in Volcanic Limestone™ that is beautifully warm to the touch and hand finished by craftsmen to create a glossy finish that is highly durable and easy to clean.

Traditionally, ENGLISHCAST® has been available in a natural gloss white finish. However, all Victoria + Albert Baths are now available in seven distinctive external finishes, including Gloss White, Gloss black, Matte White, Matte Black, Anthracite, Stone Grey and Light Grey. 

Trivento tub: $3,850 white / $5,850 coloured finish

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Vancouver, BC – go2HR, BC's tourism human resource association, is pleased to become certified by the Certificate of Recognition Program (COR).

As part of their commitment to promote workplace safety within the tourism industry, go2HR is the certifying partner for the COR program in partnership with WorkSafeBC, developing audit tools and supporting tourism operators to achieve their certification.

With the launch of Small Employer COR (SECOR) in early 2017, go2HR undertook the program and was audited in September. Today, Mike Roberts, Executive Director of the BC Municipal Safety Association, presents go2HR with their official COR certificate.

“This was a phenomenal result, especially for an organization going through the COR process for the very first time,” says Roberts. “The BCMSA has never awarded 100% on a certification audit before; go2HR has clearly demonstrated that there is a commitment from every level of the organization, in establishing an excellent safety culture among all workers, management, and the executive.”

The Certificate of Recognition Program (COR) is an occupational health and safety audit, certification and incentive program, rewarding employers that go beyond the legal requirements by taking the "best practice" approach to health and safety in the workplace. Employers with fewer than 20 employees can participate in the Small Employer COR with a slightly different process and audit tool that takes into account the size of the operation in order to increase small employers’ success.

“For several years we’ve been dedicated to helping other employers obtain COR. It was a great experience for us to undertake the process ourselves and see it from the other side,” says Arlene Keis, CEO of go2HR. “I’m very proud of our team for exhibiting such great safety knowledge and practices. It sets a great example to others to also go above and beyond the standards of workplace safety.”

Interested small employers in the tourism industry can learn more about SECOR and how to participate at go2hr.ca/SECOR.

 
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NEW FOR 2018!

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is the effective voice of the Canadian Hotel & Lodging industry. For over 100 years, it has worked to enhance the prosperity of the industry through strong member engagement, effective advocacy, and the provision of value added programs and services.

The Conference provides an opportunity for those involved in the operations of lodging enterprises (mid- and senior-levels) and many industry suppliers, to gain timely insights into industry trends and current practices. New this year we are offering increased programming and a revamped Hall of Fame Awards Reception. 

KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED!

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
HAC HALL OF FAME AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

The Hotel Association of Canada’s Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence Program was developed for the purpose of recognizing members who demonstrate significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment to Canada’s lodging industry. 

There are a total of 6 awards, 3 of which are NEW this year! Nominate your property!

Humanitarian Award

Human Resources Award

Green Key Environment Award

Aspiring Hotelier Award

HVS Most Impressive Hotel Re-positioning Award

Revenue Performance Team of the Year Award

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 November 2017: Global Hotel Alliance (“GHA”), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, today announced the appointment of Robin Korman as Head of Loyalty Marketing & CRM.

This newly-created role further strengthens the GHA management team, as the alliance embarks on an exciting new five-year growth plan, which was recently presented at its annual CEO meeting in London. A key part of that plan is to grow the DISCOVERY loyalty programme from its current 11-million member base to over 25 million members, and thus drive more cross-brand revenues, which this year will reach US$100 million for the first time.

Korman is a marketing leader with a 25-year track record of driving multi-million dollar revenue growth for world-class hotel and credit card brands, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Hotels, Citibank Credit Cards, JPMorgan Chase and GE Capital. Korman brings a wide range of expertise in building loyalty through brand positioning, modelling and CRM, increasing customer profitability, building experiential luxury lifestyle brands and growing ancillary revenue streams through partnerships and sponsorships. She joins GHA after four years of consulting on loyalty, customer engagement and partnerships to hotel companies, marketing agencies, private equity and hedge fund firms, and membership-based businesses.

“We are delighted that Robin is joining the GHA team just as we announce ambitious growth plans,” says Chris Hartley, GHA’s CEO. “As the mega-brands merge and enlarge their loyalty propositions, and the OTAs consolidate and grow market share, so the DISCOVERY loyalty programme, provides a low-cost solution for our independently-owned and operated member brands, who by sharing a common platform, offer a much richer choice of hotels to their customers. Robin brings experience of running global loyalty programmes for Starwood and Wyndham, and she will enable us to further define and differentiate our DISCOVERY programme’s proposition, so we can become a genuine, attractive alternative for today’s customers, who we know are seeking new brands and local experiences when they travel.”

Originally from the US, Korman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Purdue University and an MBA in International Marketing from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

 

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