What are we reading? June 6, 2019

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.

Kirk LaPointe, editor-in-chief:

It is painful, enraging reading, but everyone should read the final report of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls national inquiry.

https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/

 

In praise of the podcast. – n + 1

https://nplusonemag.com/issue-34/the-intellectual-situation/friends-of-the-pod/

 

As the Toronto Raptors proceed through the NBA finals, the real question to come is whether the franchise can keep superstar Kawhi Leonard. Here, someone makes a very considered pitch. – ESPN

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26871090/the-kawhi-pitch-toronto-best-case-keep-superstar-free-agent

 

Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

New stats on America’s fastest growing cities. Hot-spot of the year so far: Buckeye, Arizona. – U.S. Census Bureau

https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.html?

 

With China rattling rare-earth sabres in its ongoing trade war with the West, the U.S. has critical mineral futures on its mind. – Office of Public Affairs

https://www.commerce.gov/news/reports/2019/06/federal-strategy-ensure-secure-and-reliable-supplies-critical-minerals



 

What’s this: electric cars set to generate more global pollution not less? – The Conversation

http://theconversation.com/electric-cars-wont-save-the-planet-without-a-clean-energy-overhaul-they-could-increase-pollution-118012

 

Glen Korstrom, reporter:

The 2019 Deloitte report on the Canadian cannabis sector has a batch of new statistical projections and focuses largely on the so-called Cannabis 2.0, or the next wave of cannabis legalization.

It pins the value of the edibles market in Canada at $2.7 billion annually, and breaks down demand for everything from gummy bears to honey to even infused granola. Want to know how often consumers expect to consume each of these niche categories within the broader edibles category? Or to break that down by region? It’s all in the report, as is much more – Deloitte

https://www2.deloitte.com/ca/en/pages/consumer-industrial-products/articles/nurturing-new-growth.html

 

In a week when China warned its citizens that U.S. officials harass Chinese visitors, and that shootings, robbery and theft is on the rise in the U.S., Tiffany put out its quarterly earnings and said that results were disappointing because of “dramatically” lower sales to foreign tourists, particularly Chinese ones. The earnings report from the luxury retailer may be particularly interesting to Vancouver residents who have passionate feelings about the health of the luxury retail sector. Canada’s relations with China are also rocky, and the number of visits from people from mainland China was down marginally in the first quarter of 2019. – CNBC

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/04/tiffany-says-sales-to-chinese-tourists-are-plummeting-because-of-the-trade-war.html