Jenna Lintott

Candy Corn is a Crime.

There is one universal truth. One definitive correct answer on this planet. That one impenetrable fact is… Candy Corn is a crime. It should be launched back to the 1800s where it belongs. It has no place in modern society. The texture, the flavour, the look. Nothing about candy corn is appealing in any shape or form.  When they were first introduced in the 1880s by Wunderle Candy Company, they were a hit. Because, at the time, people didn’t know what good candy was. They thought to themselves; kids like candy, and kids like corn, let’s combine these two into one! It was probably the worst decision made in the confectionary world, ever. The base…

Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving is a mashup of the word “friend” and “thanksgiving” that refers to a large meal among friends eaten during the Thanksgiving season. The level of formality is dependent on the participants, but the word first appeared around 2007 as an informal replacement for the holiday typically spent with family. When I was growing up, Thanksgiving was a time for family to get together, sit around a beautifully decorated dinner table filled with delicious food and talk about all the things in which they are thankful. But my family enjoyed one thing above all else… arguing. Now, I would love to use terms like ‘debate’ or ‘conversation’. But there was no debate and there were…

A Bunny Hug History

If you are from Saskatchewan, you know that vico is chocolate milk. You know that ordering a Pil isn’t a shady drug deal. And most importantly, you know the proper name for a hoodie. The term was first used in the late ’70s to refer to the piece of clothing that is a sweater with a hood and an open front pocket/pouch. “Needs a hood to be a bunny-hug. Pretty sure it’s a law,” wrote former premier Brad Wall on Twitter. This term is Saskatchewan born and raised just like us. This is why we decided to name one of our craft prerolls, the bunny hug. But what makes the bunny hug so special to…

Happy Canada Day

Of all the nations in all the world, Canada is our home. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, to the North; almost 10 million square kilometres of this globe belong to the red, white, and maple.  Although we are a mere 153 years old and just a youngster on the world stage, we have made quite an impact on our little blue marble and beyond. We, at The Pot Shack, wouldn’t live anywhere else!   Here’s what some of the Shack Mates had to say about why they love Canada:   “The vastness of beauty and terrain! We’ve got waterfalls, sand dunes, mountains, deserts, forests, huge rocky cliffs, and 3 oceans!” – Carlene   “Healthcare!…

June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21st, the summer solstice, has been declared National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and we encourage everyone to join with us and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. Currently, there is a lot of pain being felt across this great country and now, more than ever is a time to stand united and raise our voices in solidarity with our friends, coworkers, and loved ones. “It is time to lift each other up. We are so used to putting each other down, whether it’s through discrimination or racism or economic one-up-manship….It’s time to lift each other up.” Chief Wilton Littlechild, Commissioner on the Truth…

Let Your Pride Flag Fly.

June 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions. The first Pride march in New York City was held on June 28, 1970, on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The uprising occurred after police raided the Stonewall Inn, a bar located in New York City’s Greenwich Village that served as a haven for the city’s gay, lesbian and transgender community. Police raids on gay bars were common, but on that particular night, members of the city’s LGBT community decided to fight back—sparking an uprising that would launch a new era of justice and revolution. However, it wasn’t until 1977 when Harvey Milk challenged Gilbert Baker, a veteran who taught himself to…

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