Statscan - Manufacturing sales fell 0.8% in October to $48.7 billion after rising in each of the three previous months. Despite the decline, October's sales were the second highest of any month in 2011, surpassed only by September.
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Statscan - October's growth reflected higher sales of both passenger cars and trucks. Passenger car sales in October were up 3.4% to 57,491 units. Sales of North-American built passenger cars accounted for most of the gain, rising 5.1% to more than offset September's decline. Overseas built passenger car sales increased 0.6%, the second advance in as many months.
Ottawa On Friday, Russia will clear the last official hurdle to becoming the 154th member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). With the stroke of a pen, the global economic village will become more integrated and the WTO will be truly “world” in scope.
Toronto Professor Shana Kelley of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is the winner of the 2011 Steacie Prize, marking the third consecutive year that a University of Toronto professor has received this prestigious award.
Peter Kent announced after the Durban conference that Canada is withdrawing from Kyoto Protocol
Durban, South Africa - The deal struck by United Nations envoys this week to fight climate change gives the biggest polluters three options for a wider agreement by 2015, setting the stage for renewed discord between rich and poor countries.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Social media tools are now present on most corporate intranets with 61% of companies reporting at least one social media tool available to some or all employees. The most popular Intranet 2.0 tools are blogs (75%), discussion forums (65%), instant messaging (63%), and wikis (61%) while social networking for employees and microblogging are on the rise at 43% and 42% respectively.
Ottawa- Canada’s Electricity Sector Council (ESC) officially launched its Building Bright Green Futures (BBGF) project. The ESC will conduct a comprehensive national sector study of the renewable energy industry and identify challenges and opportunities currently faced by the sector in Canada.
Burlington - As the federal government prepares for its budget next spring the Finance Committee conducted extensive consultations with widely representative groups including non-profit organizations, business groups. tax payer organizations and pension reform advocates.
New partnership will increase the global awareness of the challenges facing youth as they move from education to the world of work.
GENEVA The International Labour Office (ILO) and The MasterCard Foundation have forged a unique partnership to promote decent work among young people facing a worsening jobs crisis marked by high unemployment, working poverty and youth discouragement.
First time that hydrocarbon substitutes will be widely used in the U.S.
WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added three hydrocarbons as acceptable alternatives in household and small commercial refrigerators and freezers through EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. EPA took action after requests from Ben and Jerry’s and General Electric, as well as A.S. Trust & Holdings, and True Manufacturing, a family-owned small business.
Settlement with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff and protect public health
CHICAGO The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the State of Illinois announced a Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to resolve claims that untreated sewer discharges were released into Chicago area waterways during flood and wet weather events.
Cabo San Antonio - There is no record in Cuba for an E2E (end two end) ride. So a group of cycling enthusiast are heading out tomorrow to create that record. "Ya gotta start some place and set a standard for other crazy cyclists to follow. So here we go." said Peter Marshall in his cycling newsletter.