Well, the stock market’s hurting today, thanks to BREXIT – the term our friends overseas have been using to encourage people to vote in favour of Britain leaving the European Union, and that they did. The EU has only 27 countries now, good news for most voters in England and Wales, bad news for Scotland and Northern Ireland who voted in favour of staying.
Prime Minister David Cameron, who campaigned heavily in favour of keeping Britain in the EU, says he will resign by October of this year. The British pound has plummeted to its lowest level since 1985.
And for some reaction…
I don’t think I’ve ever wanted magic more. https://t.co/gVNQ0PYIMT
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 24, 2016
Cider Now in Ontario Grocery Stores
Just in time for the weekend, the first 60 grocery stores in Ontario that put beer on their shelves now also have CIDER in stock.
Four stores in London currently sell beer, but just two say they have cider on their shelves as of today at Oakridge Mall Superstore and the Westmount Food Basics. Farmboy on Beaverbrook Ave. confirmed they will also sell cider although they aren’t sure when. Another 70 grocers will sell beer, cider, and wine starting this fall across Ontario.
NHL Draft 2016
It’s finally here Leafsnation, NHL DRAFT NIGHT!!! We know all eyes are on Auston Matthews for that first pick with the Toronto Maple Leafs…will the 18-year-old from Arizona be joining the blue & white tonight?
Matthews, who played professionally in Switzerland last season, is ranked first by NHL Central Scouting. He has the chance to be the next American player to be selected first since Patrick Kane -Chicago in 2007.
The next two rated players are Finnish-born forwards Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi.
Though Flames president Brian Burke expects the draft order to be Matthews, Laine and Puljujarvi, Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff declined to speculate who might still be available when Winnipeg selects second.
“Nothing surprises you in this draft,” Cheveldayoff said.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have the No. 3 pick, and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said he wants to see which two players are taken ahead of him before determining whether to trade out of the spot.
“We’ve been taking phone calls all day today, all day yesterday, and there’s a lot of interest in that pick,” said Kekalainen, noting he’s had trade discussions with each team in the top 10. “I think we’re getting some serious and real offers right now.”
The Edmonton Oilers are shopping the No. 4 pick, with GM Peter Chiarelli in the market to add an established defenceman to a team stocked with young forwards.
The Vancouver Canucks select fifth followed by the Calgary Flames at six in a draft order that features all seven Canadian-based teams selecting in the top 12. That’s a reflection of Canada’s franchises being shut out of playoff contention last season for the first time since 1969-70, when Toronto and Montreal both missed the post-season.
Here’s Paul Hendrick from Leafs TV on the draft: