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Ont. government to fund job programs for people with criminal records, hoping to address manufacturing labour shortage

The money would fund nine projects that could help prepare up to 2,000 job-seekers for careers in construction, manufacturing, hospitality, food and beverage processing and other industries.


Prime Minister Trudeau will be asked about Canada's critical mineral plans during New York visit

Canada and the U.S. have vowed to work together to develop a secure critical minerals supply chain to fuel the growth of the green economy.


Honda's global EV strategy detailed

The big question is whether Japanese manufacturers, like Honda and Toyota Motor Corp., will be able to dominate the market as they have historically with gas-guzzlers.


 
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German President visits UBC to highlight the ongoing cleantech manufacturing transition

President Steinmeier toured UBC Faculty of Applied Science’s soon-to-open hydrogen research platform and met researchers working on clean energy and climate change solutions. » Read More...
 
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2023 inaugural SmartMTX recap from Red Deer, Alta.

Some 500 plus participants descended on Westerner Park in Red Deer April 4 and 5 to connect over Smart Manufacturing, to network, and to learn about Industry 4.0 applications in manufacturing. » Read More...
 
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Electrovaya's new battery technology demonstrates improved cycle life at third party test lab

Batteries completed more than 9,000 charge/discharge cycles in testing at a DNV lab, with ~87% capacity retention. » Read More...
 
 
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How to prepare samples with laser micro-machining

The sample preparation process will be faster if you use physical techniques like cutting and sawing to remove material in the centimetre range first. » Listen Here...

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Alexa Smart Properties for Hospitality launches in Canada, increasing productivity

Alexa Smart Properties is a set of technologies that property owners and managers can use to deploy and manage Alexa-enabled devices. » Read more...

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New agreements between First Nations and B.C. government a step toward fulfilling Canada’s treaty obligations

These agreements are expected to better honour the provincial government’s treaty obligations, significantly change how land is managed and how natural resources are developed in the First Nations’ traditional territories. » Read More...

 
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Toyota’s new president vows to step up electric vehicle push

Toyota’s new president Koji Sato has promised what he called an aggressive shift on “electrification,” while acknowledging criticism that Japan’s top automaker has fallen behind in actual volumes of electric vehicles sold compared to its rivals. » Read More...

B.C. court decision a ‘significant win’ for parental rights, commissioner says

A recent court decision about workplace discrimination involving the mother of a young child is “a significant win for gender equality,” British Columbia’s human rights commissioner said. » Read More...