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Canada Pours 50 Million Pounds Of Its Maple Syrup Reserve Into A Ravenously Hungry Market

Sugar Bush Old Maple

Due to a poor harvest, a global maple syrup shortage forces the Québec Maple Syrup Producers (QMSP)  to release about half of its strategic reserve.

Quebec is responsible for over 70% of the world’s maple syrup production, with most served over pancakes and waffles in the US; its most significant consumer. However, this year, Canadian Sugar Bushes could not keep up with global demand, which increased by 21%

$622 Million COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program to Help Stave Off Evictions in Michigan

COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program

New assistance is available that can help keep struggling Michigan renters in their homes. Around $622 million will be distributed through the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance program. Comments from Eva Rohlman, outreach services director, Mid Michigan Community Action; and Kelly Rose, chief housing solutions officer, Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

21 Major Drug Stores Hiring 1000s for Vaccine Support

Vaccination - Drug Stores Hiring

Rite Aid, Walgreens, Kroger, and CVS mount an aggressive hiring program. They look to hire licensed pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, student pharmacists, nurses, and other administrative staff.

Depending on the location and demand, signing bonuses in the 5 figures are being reported.