Category: Business

Is Ontario able to take back job as Canada’s economic engine?

| January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Is Ontario able to take back job as Canada’s economic engine?

Industrial landscape of Ontario has changed Inside his humming facility on the outskirts of Ottawa, Mark Perry’s operation pumps out specialized plastic products, everything from patented storm-drain basins to giant toy guns for water parks. For this Ontario manufacturer, business is growing. Soon it might even be looking to hire. Perry can count himself among […]

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Target checks out of Canada, plans to wind down 133 stores

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Target checks out of Canada, plans to wind down 133 stores

Target stores to remain open during liquidation Less than two years after Target Corp. threw open the doors of its first Canadian stores with grand expectations, the discount retailer is retreating back to the United States in defeat. The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday it has decided to wind up its money-losing operations in Canada, a move […]

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Secure credit card management tips from the BBB

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Secure credit card management tips from the BBB

Credit card management important to protect yourself from identity theft Attention all shoppers: The Better Business Bureau is releasing a list of tips to assist consumers in credit card management. Credit card fraud is the second most common form of identity theft.  One critical part of credit card management is the safe disposal of old credit cards […]

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UN agency declares 2015 the year of soils

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
UN agency declares 2015 the year of soils

UN Food and Agriculture Organization names 2015 the year of soils By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media Each year, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) makes a point to celebrate one aspect of agriculture. Last year was the year of the family farm, which was a sound decision. In developing countries, the acknowledgement of […]

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Arctic shipping down in 2014 due to more ice

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Arctic shipping down in 2014 due to more ice

Arctic shipping through Northwest Passage may increase in 2015 Arctic shipping numbers dropped in 2014 because ice is melting slower than expected. In fact, more ice formed last year, say experts. Thirty-one ships used the Northern Sea Route over Russia to sail between Europe and Asia and another 22 used part of the route, Alaska Public […]

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Canadian auto recalls: Over 600 in record 2014

| January 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Canadian auto recalls: Over 600 in record 2014

Canadian auto recalls way up as manufacturers try to get ahead of lawsuits Canadian auto recalls hit an all-time high last year, with more than eight million vehicles affected as several high-profile problems with faulty airbags and ignition switches brought safety issues to the forefront. Automakers issued nearly 600 recall notices on Canadian vehicles in […]

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Canadian mining sector braces for challenging year in 2015

| December 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian mining sector braces for challenging year in 2015

Gold top metal export of Canadian mining industry The Canadian mining sector is bracing for another challenging year in 2015 as slower growth in China is expected to continue to dampen selling prices for many metals. Iron ore suffered the biggest drop in the past year, losing nearly half its value to reach the lowest price […]

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Offshore outsourcing: 3 underestimated risks

| December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Offshore outsourcing:  3 underestimated risks

Tips on addressing the risks of offshore outsourcing By Karine Schomer for Troy Media When a company decides on an offshore outsourcing strategy, due diligence and risk assessment are a normal part of the process. But systematic attention to the cross-cultural dimensions of risk assessment is still rare. Identifying and addressing this kind of “soft” risk factor […]

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Christmas advertising dollars moving online

| November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Christmas advertising dollars moving online

Online Christmas advertising grows every year in Canada Retailers spend millions over the holiday period to get consumers to open their wallets and that Christmas advertising is increasingly online. Christmas advertising campaigns are increasingly allocating more funds to target online shoppers, in addition to traditional newspaper ads, radio and television commercials and glossy catalogues. “Retailers now […]

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Canadian economic power shifting to western urban centres

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian economic power shifting to western urban centres

Commodity boom, industrial malaise fuelling shift of Canadian economic power Troy Media By Livio Di Matteo Statistics Canada has released experimental estimates of gross domestic product for the period 2001 to 2009 for 33 census metropolitan areas. The results reinforce what we already know – that Canada’s economic activity is concentrated in its cities and […]

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