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October 18, 2017

Airbus, Ottawa negotiated long-term requirements before inking CSeries deal

Sources say some terms were negotiated in advance by the government and Airbus, which include keeping 100 per cent of those employed at Bombardier's Mirabel plant and repaying the recent $372-million federal loan to Bombardier


October 18, 2017

OPG spending $25M to retrofit century-old Ranney Falls hydro plant

The project will add new capacity to the Campbellford, Ont. power station that has been generating electricity since before the Great Depression
October 18, 2017

Amazon would save $1.5B a year in salaries if it moves to GTA: advisor

Premier Kathleen Wynne's business adviser Ed Clark says the province plans to ramp up training for students offers highly-trained talent at a savings when compared to most U.S. jurisdictions
October 18, 2017

Manufacturing sales make U-turn in August, tick up 1.6%

Statistics Canada says the increase was driven by higher sales in the transportation equipment and petroleum and coal product industries

October 18, 2017

Google sister company to help build high tech community on Toronto waterfront

Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs has been chosen to build a smarter, greener neighbourhood on Toronto's once-industrial eastern waterfront.Google will also relocate its Canadian headquarters to headline the new development
October 18, 2017

Quebec CSeries workers have mixed feelings about Bombardier-Airbus deal

Speaking about the tough trade-off, one union co-ordinator said it's "better to build (a plane) for 70 per cent of the market and sell thousands of planes, than build 100 per cent of an aircraft... and we sell no planes at all"

October 18, 2017

Morneau limits scope of income reform to affect just 3% of private corporations

The tweak to Morneau's original proposal comes after an onslaught of complaints that warned cracking down on passive investments could adversely affect middle-class entrepreneurs
October 18, 2017

Omnitrax says damaged Churchill rail line can be quickly fixed, but it won’t pay

Transport Minister Marc Garneau has issued an ultimatum to Denver-based Omnitrax that it has 30 days to fix the rail line and restore service or face legal action


In-Depth

Success Centres

Energy Efficiency

Energy-intensive Canada could cut back dramatically through efficiency measures

According to a new report from The Conference Board of Canada, energy efficiency measures such as incentive programs, retrofits, audits, land-use measures, building standards and renewable subsidies can substantially reduce Canada's energy consumption
Industrial Edge

ADF Group: 60 years of steely resolve keeps Quebec fabricator in growth mode

Producer of steel assemblies and components for the construction market stands out for its production capacity

 


Financial Management

Succession planning? Look to key employees for possible buyers

Vendor take backs can also make it easier to divest your business
Technology Showcase

Two-speed core drill offers efficient way to drill, tap and twist

The new JMU tools top the class with their compact design and versatility

 


Productivity Improvement

Golfing success secured with LOCTITE®

Reliability of adhesives makes PING part of the winning team
Revenue Growth

Marketing timelines all B2B owners should know

It can take between two to three years to really experience the momentum that a proper B2B marketing strategy can provide your business
Export Success Skills

Breaking out of the Canadian bubble: why exporting is a critical strategy

Opportunities for rapid growth are plentiful for Canadian businesses, but most of them lie beyond our shores

Cleantech Canada

October, 18 2017

Researchers develop new ‘air-breathing’ battery aimed at dethroning pumped hydro storage

Engineers first pumped water uphill to store energy a century ago. Today, the technology makes up most of the world's storage capacity. But as wind and solar transform the power market, researchers are searching for the next breakthrough
October, 17 2017

Volvo’s electric car unit unveils first model, a sporty carbon fiber coupe

Forget the Swedish brand's reputation for safety and comfort, to take on Tesla and win over new EV buyers, Volvo's new Polestar division has its sights set on performance
October, 17 2017

‘If we thought it was bad, it’s worse:’ Alberta methane releases underestimated

A new study, the first to use aerial flyovers to measure fugitive emissions in Alberta's oil and gas industry, suggests methane levels are up to 3.6 times previously reported figures in one production region


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