Smokers will soon see their cigarette packs stripped of logos and distinctive designs as federal rules make drab brown the default colour for tobacco brands next week. Plain-packaged cigarettes have started to pop up on shelves as the tobacco industry prepares for Health Canada’s regulations to take effect on Nov.
For Martin Basiri, CEO and co-founder of the Waterloo-based tech company ApplyBoard, his company’s recent growth is a good-news-bad-news situation. Last year, the company grew from just 35 people to around 140, with the total number of employees now hovering around 170. But they’re not done hiring: Basiri says they still have