Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Ontario’s plans for selling weed are strict as hell
“If the Ontario government opens 40 stores next year that’s about one store per 340,000 people. There are currently about 650 LCBOs and 450 Beer Stores in the province and over 200 grocery stores can sell beer. There is also no word on how the modest number of stores will impact access to weed for people living outside of major city centres, although officials said they expect online sales to be popular.”
2. Hurricane Irma will batter Florida and ‘devastate the United States,’ U.S. officials warn
“‘Irma is likely to make landfall in Florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and will bring life-threatening wind impacts to much of the state regardless of the exact track of the center,’ the National Hurricane Center said Friday.”
+1: Mexico earthquake, strongest in a century, kills dozens – New York Times
3. Canadians among 143 million people affected in Equifax hack
“Intruders accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers, the credit reporting agency said in a statement.”
+1: Three Equifax Managers Sold Stock Before Cyber Hack Revealed – Bloomberg
4. What would nuclear war with North Korea look like?
From Robin Wright: “If war erupted, the first phase would likely play out for at least a month, and possibly many weeks more. ‘North Korea is in a position now where its conventional warfare has atrophied over the years and not been modernized much,’ the retired General Gary E. Luck, the former commander of both U.S. and U.N. forces in Korea, told me. ‘But it still has the numbers in its military—because of the type of regime it is—that it could execute a conventional war not far afield from the last time around.’ It also now has a nuclear bomb.”
5. How Astrology Took Over The Internet
The ancient art of astrology feels fresher than ever in these turbulent times, as its practitioners find new platforms and new audiences in search of answers.