Climate Change has caused Ontario and Alberta home insurance rates to increase by 64% and 140%

03-Jun-2021 06:23 PM

- Home insurance rates in Ontario and Alberta have grown at multiple times the rate of inflation over the past decade as personal property damage claims have grown 42 per cent nationwide over the same timeline. - As climate change-related natural disasters accelerate in terms of both frequency and cost, Canadian homeowners are increasingly feeling ...

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An estimated 75,000 secondary housing units across the City of Toronto

03-Jun-2021 04:15 PM

Nearly one out of six ground-oriented homes in Toronto has a secondary unit, which totals an estimated 75,000 secondary units across the city. This is according to a new Housing Market Insight released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Using the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation's (MPAC) database, CMHC researchers ...

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Video is Critical for Business Continuity and Productivity in a Hybrid Workplace

03-Jun-2021 02:13 PM

- Multifunctional, comprehensive video solutions will help businesses build a more connected, collaborative remote workforce, finds Frost & Sullivan. - The pandemic has dramatically and forever changed the role of collaboration technologies in organizations. With video usage expanding by more than 350% compared to the pre–pandemic era, the $2.75 ...

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QuickBooks Canada: Nearly two million Canadians launched a business in the last 12 months

03-Jun-2021 12:00 PM

- Success of Canadian entrepreneurs will play a key role in economic recovery.- Intuit QuickBooks Canada released the findings of a new study revealing that among Canadian entrepreneurs, one in five (21 per cent) started their business within the past year. This represents close to two million Canadians (1.9M) – more than the population of Calgary ...

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Made in Portugal: Portuguese Companies Focus On Customisation As A Differentiation Factor

03-Jun-2021 10:14 AM

The Home and Building Materials sectors have increasingly focused on the development of products, that incorporate design and customisation, to differentiate themselves in the international markets. The focus on the customer and exclusivity are mirrored in the MADE IN PORTUGAL naturally campaign that has been developed by AICEP – Portuguese Trade & ...

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Four Quebec Hospitals Mobilize to Fight Pediatric Cancer

03-Jun-2021 08:00 AM

- Four Quebec Hospitals Mobilize to Fight Pediatric Cancer - Fondation Charles-Bruneau Announces Historic Commitment of Over $25M. - Fondation Charles-Bruneau today announced a historic commitment of more than $25 million over five years to fight pediatric cancer in Quebec. This commitment, which will be the foundation's largest to date, takes a ...

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COVID-19 Unifor welcomes quarantine strategies as roadmap to travel recovery

02-Jun-2021 06:19 PM

Unifor welcomes Health Canada's COVID-19 Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel's latest recommendations to optimize testing and quarantine at Canada's borders. "We need to get Canada's aviation sector safely off the ground again," said Jerry Dias, Unifor's National President. "These recommendations provide a road map to do just that, ...

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Silk'n Introduces Innovative Breakthrough with ToothWave Toothbrush

02-Jun-2021 04:33 PM

- ToothWave Reinvents Oral Care with DentalRF® Technology. - Silk'n, a global leader in medical aesthetics technology for home-use, is bringing innovative technology to at-home oral hygiene. First unveiled at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ToothWave is the first and only toothbrush that uses Radio Frequency (RF) energy. ToothWave ...

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Ottawa International Airport update: Drone detection pilot project

02-Jun-2021 04:11 PM

The Ottawa International Airport Authority (OIAA) has released an update on its ground-breaking drone detection pilot project. The update includes details on the technology being used to detect drones that could potentially threaten aircraft and airport operations – and some concerning findings about the number of drones being operated in ...

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Government of Canada launches new pilot program aimed at removing barriers to women's employment

02-Jun-2021 02:25 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all Canadian workers, but some groups – including women – have been disproportionately affected and their economic recovery has been slower. The Government of Canada recognizes that a robust and inclusive recovery is necessarily a feminist recovery as well and that supports such as child care are critical to ...

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COVID-19 Kantaro's Antibody Test Kit Receives Health Canada Authorization

02-Jun-2021 12:00 PM

- COVID-SeroKlir detects both the presence and precise level of neutralizing IgG antibodies with 98.8% sensitivity and 99.6% specificity. -Available immediately and can be used in Canadian laboratories without proprietary equipment- Kantaro Biosciences, LLC (Kantaro), a joint venture between the Mount Sinai Health System and RenalytixAI, and its ...

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PEI National Park and Green Gables Heritage Place officially kick off 2021 visitor season in June

02-Jun-2021 10:22 AM

- Visitors are asked to plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. - National historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas offer Canadians places to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of being outdoors and opportunities to discover history, while respecting the guidance of public health experts. Beginning ...

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Canadarm3 one step closer to the Lunar Gateway

02-Jun-2021 08:32 AM

- Canada looks to Canadian company MDA to build robotics interfaces for the Gateway. - Canada is paving the way for its participation in humanity's return to the Moon. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced Canada's intent to enter into a contract with Brampton-based company ...

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School bus operators protest unfair contract process

01-Jun-2021 08:16 PM

- School bus operators protest unfair contract process that is wiping out small businesses and local jobs. - After years of broken promises and ignored recommendations, a large convoy of school busses travelled to Queen's Park today to urge Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce to put their communities first and prevent the ...

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Toronto History Museums launches new virtual Indigenous Peoples Month Programming

01-Jun-2021 06:16 PM

Today, Mayor John Tory launched Indigenous Peoples Month at Toronto History Museums. The month-long online celebration will include tours, a culinary program, a shop experience that includes products from Indigenous artists and authors, and film and dance performances by emerging and established artists. This month-long virtual program replaces the ...

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Helping young Canadians with disabilities learn lasting skills and keep quality jobs

01-Jun-2021 04:35 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all Canadians, and young people—particularly young people with disabilities—have been especially affected. That is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments to ensure that they have the supports and opportunities needed to build long and successful careers. As we ...

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COVID-19 The role that vaccination can play in workplace health and safety

01-Jun-2021 02:22 PM

Today, the Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, the Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications (FETCO) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) issued the following joint statement today regarding the role that vaccination can play in workplace health and safety: "As we continue fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and ...

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UBC Canadian District and Canada's Minister of Health Discuss Tax Fraud and Health Care

23-Apr-2021 10:13 AM

The UBC Canadian District met with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health on Thursday, April 22, to discuss tax fraud, health care and the underground economy in the Canadian construction industry, and ways to partner together on this issue. As stated by Jason Rowe, Canadian District Vice President of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters ...

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Canadian Paralympic Committee to host refreshed, virtual Paralympian Search for women

23-Apr-2021 08:00 AM

- Taking place June 5 & 6, "Connection 2021" event will introduce women to Para sport opportunities. - Several female Paralympians will also share their experiences in sport. - $200,000 funding support for the event provided by Sport Canada. - With a goal of connecting more women with disabilities to opportunities in Paralympic sport and ...

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HSBC subsidiary agrees to pay $1,050,000 for failing to deal fairly with investors

22-Apr-2021 06:32 PM

A B.C.-based firm that failed to deal fairly with investors in its mutual funds has agreed to pay $1,050,000 as part of a settlement agreement with the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC). HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Limited (GAM Canada) admitted that it required people to redeem their units in HSBC-branded mutual funds, ...

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Canada climbs to their first podium finish at the World Photographic Cup

22-Apr-2021 04:27 PM

Team Canada gathered virtually to watch, cheer and celebrate as they accomplished something never before achieved, a 3rd place trophy for Canada against the absolute best images from 38 nations around the world. Points were awarded to each country based on each top 10 placement and the medals won by their photographers. The success of these four ...

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Ontario Energy Board sets new electricity prices for households and small businesses

22-Apr-2021 02:15 PM

Today the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) announced new, lower electricity prices for households and small businesses, effective May 1, 2021, under the Regulated Price Plan (RPP). The summer Time-of-Use (TOU) hours, and the summer Tier threshold for residential customers, will also come into effect May 1, 2021. Typical residential customer bills to be ...

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COVID-19 Ford fumbles again as COVID-19 rages across Ontario workplaces

22-Apr-2021 12:30 PM

Unifor continues to demand the immediate introduction of permanent, employer-paid sick leave as Premier Doug Ford delays action, shifts the blame and abandons essential workers, as ICU's fill to capacity. "I'm not the only Ontarian left stunned by the Premier's lack of action, empathy or understanding of this public health crisis," said Jerry Dias ...

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The Sun Rises: Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group Proudly Announces Return To Stage

22-Apr-2021 11:45 AM

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group ("Cirque du Soleil"), the world's leading producer of high-quality live entertainment, marks a milestone moment in the company's history today. The Cirque du Soleil sun is rising as the company proudly announces the reopening of four of its most iconic shows after being closed for more than a year due to the ...

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