Tech & Music
FUZEnation, a showcase of the best in tech thought-leadership and music starts Tonight
Tonight - Launch Party with Legendary Turntablist A-Trak; tomorrow - Steve Wozniak
Kitchener FUZEnation, a technology and music summit taking place between September 27-30 in Waterloo, Ontario. FUZEnation will host keynote speakers including Steve Wozniak (co-founder, Apple Inc.), Biz Stone (co-founder, Twitter; co-founder and CEO, Jelly) and Alexis Ohanian (co-founder, Reddit) with musical acts including Kygo, Keys N Krates, Kaneholler and Adventure Club, over four days.
Guelph Chamber Advocates to Remove Agri-Food Export Barriers
Guelph - At the recent Canadian Chamber of Commerce Policy Convention in Regina, Saskatchewan, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce received strong national support to remove agri-food export barriers. Chambers of Commerce from across Canada supported the Guelph Chamber policy resolution to harmonize agri-food cross-border trade regulations. Specifically, the approved policy seeks to eliminate inefficiencies at the Canada-US border that currently impact the ability for agri-food product to get to market more swiftly.
Canadian Businesses Expect Growth in U.S. Trade
New Study Looks at Challenges and Opportunities with Canada's Largest Trading Partner
Toronto - Canadian firms continue to see the U.S. as an intimate trading partner and its market a source of growth, according to a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), in partnership with American Express. Although there are some issues to be tackled as regulatory and compliance challenges cause costs to rise, a majority of firms anticipate their trade with the U.S. to increase, in part thanks to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Computer Engineers Boost App Speeds by More Than 9 Percent
Raleigh, NC -Researchers from North Carolina State University and Samsung Electronics have found a way to boost the speed of computer applications by more than 9 percent. The improvement results from techniques that allow computer processors to retrieve data more efficiently.
Manulife introduces new way to manage the transition into retirement
Retirement Redefined helps plan for a life without employer benefits and a paycheque
Waterloo - Manulife announced last week the introduction of an online retirement planning program for Canadians who participate in workplace retirement plans with Manulife and who are about to retire or are 15 years away from retirement. Retirement Redefined is designed to get these individuals to start thinking about the life they want in retirement, planning for their health to support their retirement lifestyle and the finances to achieve it. It is a personalized solution that includes planning tools and advice for group retirement customers to build a roadmap.
Carrot Rewards Announces Significant Expansion
Sun Life Financial, Fitbit and new rewards for daily steps contribute to app's growth
Toronto - Canada's celebrated wellness incentives app, Carrot Rewards, recently introduced new initiatives and partnerships as part of its long-term growth strategy. A new daily step tracker feature allows users of the popular free app to earn rewards for achieving their personalized walking goals. A large majority of BC users are already earning daily rewards for walking and nearly ten billion steps taken by British Columbians this summer have been tracked and rewarded through the Carrot app.
Flanagan Foodservice To Break Ground At Whitby Distribution Centre
Kitchener Flanagan Foodservice will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Whitby, Ontario distribution centre on Tuesday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m.
City of Waterloo Council Summary for September 26, 2016
Approved an amendment to site specific zoning by-law 2013 - 058 to allow an additional four storeys and 36 bedrooms, for a total of 23 storeys and up to 300 bedrooms
Waterloo - The council summary provides a snapshot of the major items presented at City of Waterloo's September 26 council meeting.
Tammy and Wayne Kemick Honoured with Award from KidsAbility
Waterloo - Tammy and Wayne Kemick, proud supporters of KidsAbility, were presented with the Elaine Ormston Outstanding Supporter Butterfly Award on September 22.
Fortress Real Developments Release the Results of their 2016 Realtor Survey
Sixth edition of bi-annual report focusses also on foreign home ownership & housing supply; No definitive evidence that Canadians are over-confident about the current housing market
Toronto - Fortress Real Developments (Fortress) released their latest report on the Canadian housing market earlier this month, which includes the results of a survey of Canadian realtors. The opinions of Canadian housing analysts, builders/developers, and mortgage brokers/agents were reported in previous reports.
DUCA Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Launch Canada's First Social Purpose Mortgage
The Community Hero Mortgage supports affordable housing for low-income families in the GTA DUCA Community Hero Mortgage Launch
Toronto - The Toronto-based DUCA Financial Services Credit Union Ltd. launched the Community Hero Mortgage, a first-of-its kind mortgage product that aims to help provide affordable housing for working, low-income families in the GTA. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area, the Community Hero Mortgage contributes a percentage of the interest portion of every Community Hero Mortgage payment to assist in building houses for local families in need of affordable housing.
Market Manuscript Analyses Housing Supply in Canada
Municipalities pushed right against the Greenbelt like Aurora, King City, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville are experiencing a shortage of single-detached homes, and high price growth
Toronto - In the report released earlier this week by Fortress Real Developments (Fortress), Senior Vice-President of Market Research and Analytics, Ben Myers presents findings and relevant statistics on supply's impact on residential house prices. Mr. Myers is an analyst with 15 years experience researching real estate markets across North America. The report includes original research and and surveys compiled by Fortress, supplemented by statistics and data from several independent third-party sources.