New Generation of Manufacturers Must Embrace Disruptive Technology, says Canadian Chamber report
Guelph The future of Canada’s manufacturing sector will be shaped by our capacity to move away from the traditional manufacturing model, and instead leverage creativity, technology and innovation, reveals a new report released by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce during the Guelph Economic Leadership Forum. In Only the Smart Survive: How Canada Can Remain Competitive in Manufacturing, the Canadian Chamber examines how to reverse the decline in Canadian manufacturing through modern policies and incentives, particularly in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, clean-tech and biotech.
New Forum Center to Advance Global Cooperation on Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Center will be dedicated to advancing the global conversation on science and technology governance for the benefit of society at large; It is the first globally active office of any international organization in the Bay Area, and a sign of the critical importance of technology in society and the global economy and the need for public-private collaboration; The Center will the Forum’s global multistakeholder communities of scientists, leading companies, Technology Pioneers, civil society, academia, policy-makers, international organizations and youth
San Francisco The World Economic Forum announced the opening of its new Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco. The Center will serve as a platform for interaction, insight and impact on the scientific and technological changes that are changing the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is the first permanent, globally active office of an international organization in the Bay Area.
Canadian business leadership is critical to reducing the risks of climate and other natural disasters
Toronto - PwC Canada convened a group of private and public sector leaders to discuss the case for Canadian businesses to take action on reducing and managing the risks of climate and other natural disasters. Major disasters over the past decade in Canada have been distressing yet important reminders of the direct connections between economic, ecological and human systems.
Commercial Rents Services Price Index, second quarter 2016
Ottawa - The Commercial Rents Services Price Index increased 0.2% in the second quarter, following a 0.1% gain the previous quarter. Higher average rents for office and industrial buildings were offset by lower average rents for retail buildings.
The Autism Services collaborative continues!
Waterloo Region - Waterloo Region Family Network (WRFN) is pleased to announce that the Family Resource Coach from Autism Services Waterloo Region (ASWR) has transitioned to our organization.
Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. Announces Appointment of New Board Member
Guelph - Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc., the electricity distribution company serving more than 54,000 customers in Guelph and Rockwood, Ontario, announces the appointment of Ms. Marika Hare to the Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. Board of Directors.
2015 Energy Stats
Oil and gas extraction for 2015
Ottawa - The oil and gas extraction industry recorded an overall downturn in 2015, which was largely attributable to a continued decline in the prices of crude oil and natural gas.
Don’t Panic, But Your Avocado is Radioactive: Study Eyes Background Radiation of Everyday Objects
Raleigh, NC - Most people assume all radioactive materials are dangerous, if not deadly. But a new study on the radiation emitted by everyday objects highlights the fact that we interact with radioactive materials every day. The goal of the work is to give people a frame of reference for understanding news stories or other information about radiation and nuclear safety.
KW Titans announce signing of guard Adam Blazek
Kitchener The Kitchener-Waterloo Titans announced on Thursday, that 24-year old guard, Adam Blazek, has officially signed with the club.
City of Toronto Cultural Corridor Designation
Tornto - The Bloor St. Culture Corridor is thrilled to announce that the City of Toronto has designated Bloor St. West, between Bathurst and Bay streets, a City of Toronto cultural corridor.
CFA Society Toronto Celebrates 80 Years of Serving Toronto's Financial Community at the 2016 Annual Investment Dinner
Toronto - Last Wednesday marked CFA Society Toronto's 80th Anniversary at the 2016 Annual Investment Dinner. Over 900 attendees from various financial disciplines and industries joined us to celebrate and gain insights from the investment community's most influential practitioners.
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation takes ‘The Magic of Flight’ to new heights with Christie and D3D Cinema
Installing Christie 3P laser creates over $200,000 in new net revenue and increased attendance at Giant Screen Theater
CYPRESS, Calif./ Waterloo, Canada The riveting colors and shimmering brightness of the Christie® 3P laser system is enthralling audiences at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. The museum’s 325-seat Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater, home to ‘The Magic of Flight’ a film tracing the history of aviation recently upgraded to a Christie CP42LH projector head that is not only saving the Foundation over $200,000 annually, it has increased attendance by 20 percent. Installed by D3D Cinema, the projection upgrade was part of the museum’s renovation that includes a stage and presentation area at the front of the theater.
‘Sensing Skin’ Detects Cracks, Harmful Chemicals in Structures
Raleigh, NC - Researchers have developed a multi-layered “sensing skin” to detect corrosive or otherwise harmful substances in structures. The skin can also detect cracks and other structural flaws that are invisible to the naked eye.
Unveiling of the 2016 Proxy Season Review
Toronto - Kingsdale Shareholder Services released its annual 2016 Proxy Season Review, a report designed to equip public companies, boards, and advisors to face the changing expectations of shareholders, demands of activists, and policies of proxy advisors. The report provides a detailed examination of the key statistics of this past proxy season and details a number of important case studies.
Air Canada Completes C$1.25 Billion Refinancing
Momtreal - Air Canada announced Thursday that it has completed its previously announced private offering of C$200 million of 4.75% senior secured first lien notes due 2023 (the "2016 Senior Notes") and the closing of its previously announced U.S.$1.1 billion new senior secured credit facility, comprised of a U.S.$800 million term loan maturing in 2023, together with a new, undrawn U.S.$300 million revolving credit facility expiring in 2021 (collectively with the term loan, the "2016 Credit Facility"). The 2016 Credit Facility has an initial interest rate of 275 basis points over LIBOR (subject to a LIBOR floor of 75 basis points).
Greentec Unveils New Website to Make E-Waste Solutions Easier for Businesses
Greentec.com Features Modern, Functional and Mobile Responsive Design
Cambridge Last Thursday, Greentec announced the launch of their brand new website designed exclusively to be a one stop solution for businesses to find all of their e-waste recycling and secure destruction needs at www.greentec.com. "Our mission as an e-waste recycling company has always been to protect your business and the environment. We take pride in delivering superior customer service from the first point of contact to the point of service," said Tony Perrotta, President. "This business-focused design gives clients and potential clients a simple and clear digital hub to begin their experience with us and to use as a resource to come back to again and again throughout the relationship.”