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SUISSE news Winter 2017 / January 2018

News about Switzerland and Canada (January 2018)
Philipp Gysling

A collection of recent, random articles about Switzerland and Canada!

Jan 18, 2018

Bitmain, one of the largest bitcoin mining companies in the world (from China), recently opened a key strategic office in Zug in Switzerland’s “Crypto Valley”, is also eyeing a site in Quebec for further expansion.

Link to article from Coindesk: 

Jan 12, 2018

China is cracking down on bitcoin mining, Canada and Switzerland could both see benefits from this, read why here:

Jan 18, 2018

This is what happens when a sitting American president descends upon Switzerland! Interesting how the laws are circumvented both in Switzerland and in Canada.
Article from Le Matin:
[in French]

Jan 14, 2018

Cooking live lobsters is illegal in Switzerland; the discussion on whether the animals can feel pain goes on.

The Toronto Star reports: 

Jan 13, 2018

A New York to Zurich Swiss flight had to be diverted to Newfoundland due to an unruly passenger.  

Jan 12, 2018

Three players of the Canadian Olympic hockey team play in the Swiss league.
Article in the Kaplan Herald:

And five players on the US Olympic team: [in French]

Jan 12, 2018

Swiss Family in 150 Mile House … read about the trials and tribulations of an emigration from Aargau to British Columbia:  [in German]

Jan 8, 2018

Cannabis Capsules sold in Canada are manufactured in and imported from Switzerland.

Jan 8, 2018

And Switzerland might be looking to Canada for some guidance on legalizing cannabis consumption, according to this article from Watson: [in German]

Jan 5, 2018

The 1977 Toronto street cars (which are only now slowly being phased out) came from Switzerland:

Not surprisingly both the Swiss and the Canadian passports rank high in the world passport index. Both sit in fourth position:

Jan 4, 2018

Swiss drones used in Canadian mines; it turns out that drones can be an excellent tool underground too but they need to be resistant to collisions!  

Jan 3, 208

Interesting comparison of Canadian and Swiss educational systems and how immigrants fare respectively in each country (especially in high school), from The Georgia Straight: 

Jan 1, 2018

Why the WEF in Davos is important to Canada, from the Globe and Mail:

Dec 9, 2017

Google is helping develop an entire neighbourhood in Toronto, the NZZ has dedicated a Feuilleton article to the topic: