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Loblaw to invest $2B in the Canadian economy, creating jobs and opening dozens of new stores

The company's investments are expected to create over 6,000 new jobs, in retail, supply chain, technology, and construction.


One-time grocery rebate proposed in budget 2023

The Grocery Rebate would mean a one-time payment of up to an extra $467 for eligible couples with two children; up to an extra $234 for single Canadians without children; and an extra $225 for seniors, on average.


StatCan says mfg. sales down 3.6% in February

Sales of motor vehicles fell 12.3 per cent to $4.2 billion in February and primary metals declined 4.2 per cent to $5.6 billion.


 
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Volvo Trucks North America announces Coke Canada Bottling is acquiring six electric trucks

The six trucks are the first Class 8 battery-electric trucks in the beverage distributor’s fleet of 650 heavy-duty vehicles to service customers throughout the region. » Read More...
 
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Ontario Nature says they oppose Ont. government proposed Mining Act

Ontario Nature says that mining development in Ontario must proceed only with comprehensive plans for closure and rehabilitation in place. » Read More...
 
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Environment Minister supports Call2Recycle and Earth Rangers in bringing battery recycling contest to Ontario elementary schools

Fifty-two schools in Ontario have signed up for the Earth Month edition of the contest, with sixty more expected to participate in the Fall edition this year. » Read More...
 
 
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Are you making these common technology selection, adoption and implementation mistakes?

Selecting and implementing technology such as an ERP is a great way to digitally transform your manufacturing business, however, there are key considerations that can determine how successful your initiative will be. So, if you are considering buying your first ERP system, switching providers, or looking to maximize your existing investment, join us for this live webinar to learn about common pitfalls to avoid and essential business considerations that can ensure your tech adoption initiative is successful.

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The mechanical challenges of PCBA manufacturing and assembly

Manufacturers rely heavily on automated equipment and robotic machinery to perform assembly tasks when it comes to creating circuit boards. » Read More...

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Investing in employee ownership could help the Canadian government meet its sustainability goals

Building a sense of psychological ownership through participative management is important for organizational effectiveness. » Read More...

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Modern Forecasting Technology: Changing the game for manufacturers

Using a cloud-based system, you can collect data from disjointed ERPs, organize it to provide a single source of truth, and put it to work. » Read More...

 
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Ottawa and Edmonton cement manufacturer sign preliminary deal on carbon capture

The federal government has signed a deal to work with an Edmonton cement manufacturer to keep carbon dioxide generated at the plant from entering the atmosphere. » Read More...

Economy added 35,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate still hovering near record low

The Canadian economy added 35,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate held steady at five per cent. » Read More...