Feel healthier this February: Participate in Dry Feb to support the Canadian Cancer Society

26-Jan-2021 02:30 PM

- 1 in 3 Canadians are drinking more alcohol than usual since the onset of COVID-19; Dry Feb is a personal wellness challenge to reduce drinking and raise funds for cancer. - Three in 10 Canadians intend to drink less in 2021, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). CCS is encouraging Canadians to turn their ...

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Government of Canada takes next step in compensating Canada's dairy farmers

26-Jan-2021 12:00 PM

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has mailed letters to all dairy producers that gives them directions on how to access the second payment under the Dairy Direct Payment Program. Dairy farmers will receive, on the basis of their milk quota, cash payments of ...

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COVID-era commitments create new challenges for Ontario businesses leading up to reporting season

26-Jan-2021 10:19 AM

A rapid and substantial shift towards social impact and risk reporting is underway, driven by the covid-19 pandemic and a year of social upheaval. Changing expectations of corporations by investors, employees and consumers are forcing companies of all sizes to increasingly account for social risk—the material risks to a company from major social ...

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Canada Supports Innovative Solutions to Single-use Coffee Pods

26-Jan-2021 08:00 AM

The Government of Canada has committed to banning single-use plastics and is encouraging innovators to develop alternatives. We are dedicated to creating jobs and driving innovation by investing in climate solutions. Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O'Regan Jr., today announced a $1-million investment to NEXE ...

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Canadians Remain Confident in Retirement Plans Despite the Financial Challenges of 2020

25-Jan-2021 06:11 PM

- 54 per cent of Canadians remain confident in their retirement plans. - A third of Canadians plan to retire between the ages of 60 to 69 years, with an average age of 62. - The pandemic may have Canadians rethinking how much they will need to save for retirement. - BMO's annual retirement study has found that confidence in retirement plans has ...

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Safer driving behaviours are hard to sustain, but it can be done

25-Jan-2021 04:12 PM

- That's a key finding from the first Canada's Safest Driver contest, run by Parachute and supported by Desjardins as part of their commitment to Vision Zero road safety initiatives. - Drivers who took part in Canada's Safest Driver contest quickly learned how to improve their driving behaviours, and while some drivers found their improvements ...

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TAX-TIPS A new interactive tool to calculate the deduction for teleworking expenses

25-Jan-2021 02:11 PM

- How to calculate the deduction for teleworking expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. - On December 16, 2020, the Québec government announced that the Ministère des Finances would introduce an online interactive calculation tool to help Quebecers choose the most appropriate method to claim the deduction for teleworking expenses ...

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Remitbee Launches 100% Online Currency Exchange for Canadian Markets

25-Jan-2021 12:00 PM

- Canadian Fin-tech company Remitbee adds a new feature allowing users to exchange currency while avoiding low exchange rates and traditional banking fees. - Remitbee online money transfer, a company specializing in digital remittances, is thrilled to announce that it has expanded its services to online currency exchange. As remote work has become ...

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COVID-19 Toronto Public Health working with partners to keep people safe from new COVID-1

25-Jan-2021 10:11 AM

Toronto Public Health working with partners to keep people safe from new COVID-19 variants Cases of the U.K. B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 that originated in the United Kingdom have been confirmed in Toronto and other parts of the province. In light of this, Toronto Public Health (TPH) is reinforcing the importance of infection prevention and ...

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Record December caps record year for Canadian home sales

25-Jan-2021 08:00 AM

Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales set another all-time record in December 2020. onthly home sales (CNW Group/Canadian Real Estate Association) National home sales rose 7.2% on a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in December. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 47.2% ...

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Swiss Artists And Swisscom Score A World Premiere: First Public Broadcasted, Decentralised Live Music Experiment Get Success

24-Jan-2021 04:48 PM

- At 6 pm on 13 January, Swisscom was hosting Switzerland Connected, the first decentralised live music experiment in Switzerland, featuring famous Swiss artists BLAY (Bligg and Marc Sway), Flavie Léa and a host of up-and-coming artists. The experiment was successful: Musicians from six locations all over the country were connected virtually over ...

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World Animal Protection calls on PetSmart to stop selling wild animals

24-Jan-2021 02:19 PM

The global charity World Animal Protection wants PetSmart to end the sale of reptiles and amphibians as exotic pets. This would save animals and help end the cruel wildlife trade says the charity. The wildlife trade is a multi-billion-dollar industry that risks public health, biodiversity, ecosystems and is a significant source of animal suffering. ...

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Offering deals, flexible payment options, and safety will be key to Canadian retailer success in 2021

24-Jan-2021 12:00 PM

- New PayBright consumer report reveals that offering deals, flexible payment options, and safety will be key to Canadian retailer success in 2021. - A new report, The 2021 Canadian Consumer Trends Guide: Reimagining Retail and E-tail Beyond the Pandemic, predicts e-commerce retailers offering increased value and diverse payment options will ...

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Mountain Valley MD Files Patent for Novel Vaccine Dose Sparing Adjuvant

23-Jan-2021 06:04 PM

- MVMD immediately proceeding with selection of Contract Research Organization to conduct adjuvant IPV study. - Mountain Valley MD Holdings Inc. announced about filing a POROUS ALUMINUM NANO-STRUCTURED ADJUVANT ("PANA") patent to protect the Company's advanced work on vaccine dose sparing. The PANA patent includes a novel adjuvant that was ...

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Amazon invests in Quebec to create more than 1,000 new jobs and bring faster delivery to customers with five new facilities

23-Jan-2021 03:22 PM

Amazon announced its continued investment in Quebec with two new sortation centres and its first three delivery stations in the province. The five facilities will create more than 1,000 jobs with competitive pay, industry-leading benefits and career growth opportunities starting on day one. "Amazon is proud to continue its investment in Quebec and ...

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Canadian housing starts trended higher in December

23-Jan-2021 12:00 PM

The trend in housing starts was 239,052 units in December 2020, up from 236,334 units in November 2020. This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts. "The national trend in housing starts increased in December 2020," said Bob Dugan, CMHC's chief economist. "Following ...

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Restricting Shopping Hours Causes a COVID Crunch, When Customer Traffic Soars in the Hour Before Closing

22-Jan-2021 04:33 PM

- INEO data shows restricting shopping on New Year's Eve Caused Customer Traffic to increase by 188% in the hour before closing. - An analysis by INEO Tech Corp., an innovative provider of location based digital advertising, data analytics and loss prevention solutions for retailers shows restricting retail store hours during the pandemic ...

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Unifor members at CAMI ratify agreement with General Motors

22-Jan-2021 12:00 PM

Members of Unifor Local 88 who work at the CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario have voted by 91% to ratify a new agreement with General Motors that brings $1 billion in investments to begin large scale production of electric commercial delivery vans. "This is the result of collaboration with the Ontario and federal governments, and General ...

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Celsius crosses $5.3B in assets, grows total assets 10X during 2020

21-Jan-2021 06:23 PM

Celsius, the industry-leading cryptocurrency rewards-earning platform, announced today that it holds over $5.3 billion worth of cryptocurrency assets. In November 2020, Chainalysis was able to validate over $3.3b in total assets held by Celsius, making it the second-largest digital asset manager in the world. Celsius continues to be one of the ...

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Porter Airlines targets laid-off workers in an effort to reduce costs

21-Jan-2021 04:33 PM

Porter Airlines is using the pandemic as an excuse to stop paying workers using the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and terminating health care coverage for its furloughed workers. "It's disgusting that Porter Airlines would use the pandemic as an excuse to attack workers making little more than minimum wage," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National ...

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Montréal Should Urge the Canadian Government to Decriminalize the Simple Possession of Drugs for Personal Use

21-Jan-2021 12:00 PM

In light of the upcoming meeting of the City Council on January 25 and 26, 2021, the Association des intervenants en dépendance du Québec (AIDQ), the Association québécoise pour la promotion de la santé des utilisateurs et utilisatrices de drogue (AQPSUD), Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSPD), and the Table des organismes ...

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It's Switch Week! Time to stop overpaying and start switching

21-Jan-2021 10:23 AM

- Canadians could be overpaying around $1,860 per year for their telecom, banking and insurance plans combined. - Competition works best when you shop around. Businesses need to offer you good value for money if they want to keep you as a customer or win you over as a new one. Make this work in your favour to get a better deal for your everyday ...

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COVID-19 Canadian Commercial Real Estate Industry Offers Support to National Vaccination E

21-Jan-2021 08:00 AM

REALPAC and its member organizations are pleased to announce an industry initiative to support the national vaccination rollout, through providing governments and health networks across Canada with the free use of vacant commercial space (such as retail space in malls, big box space, conference centres, hotels, industrial units, parking lots and ...

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Majority of Americans would welcome using a wearable at work, as companies to plan for safe returns to workplaces

20-Jan-2021 08:15 PM

Nymi, Inc. announced the results of a survey into U.S. consumers' attitudes to wearing employer-issued technology that could keep them safer and drive productivity as companies prepare for hybrid workplaces. The concept described was a workplace wearable to fully integrate employees with corporate systems so that they can seamlessly go through ...

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