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Underwater Experience

Guillaume Néry: The exhilarating peace of freediving

With just one breath, Guillaume Néry can dive to -125m below the water's surface. In this breathtaking talk, world champion freediver Guillaume Néry takes us with him into the ocean's depths. Meter by meter, he explains the physical and emotional impact of water pressure, silence and holding your breath. His eloquent description of the underwater experience reveals the hidden poetry of freediving.


Bruce Power and BWXT Canada to Sign MOU to Commence Process for Steam Generator Design and Manufacturing

Tiverston/Cambridge - Bruce Power and BWXT Canada Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Friday to commence the process for steam generator design and manufacturing out of BWXT Canada's facility in Cambridge, Ontario. The signing of the MOU follows last Thursdays announcement that Bruce Power will advance a long-term, incremental life extension program.

Rare Disorders

Exploring the Impact of Canada's Healthcare Research Footprint on Rare Diseases

Unity and Collaboration Mainstays of Rare Disease Community

Toronto - On Friday, the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD) and Shire Pharma Canada ULC ("Shire"), in collaboration with BIOTECanada, hosted a scientific exchange at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Canadian rare diseases stakeholders gathered to discuss Canada's success in translational research and its positive impact on people living with orphan conditions -- echoing the call for continued investment and collaboration in research as part of Canada's Rare Disease Strategy.

Retail - Traditional

Sears Canada Reports Third Quarter Results

Toronto - Sears Canada Inc. announced operational highlights and financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal 2015.


High school students to get hands-on lessons in health sciences

Waterloo - Students from more than 50 schools across Ontario will get hands-on lessons in the science of human movement at the University of Waterloo’s annual Kinesiology Lab Days event this week.


The Rise of the Robots: Is this Time Different?

by Martin Ford

Over the course of the two centuries since the industrial revolution, there has been no shortage of false alarms raised over the specter of machines displacing workers and creating an unemployment crisis.


Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost for third quarter 2015

Ottawa - Labour productivity of Canadian businesses edged up 0.1% in the third quarter, following two consecutive quarterly declines. Real gross domestic product (GDP) of businesses resumed growth in the third quarter, following two straight quarters of decline, while hours worked increased at a similar pace to that of the previous quarter.

Climate Risk

Canada to invest $50 million in G7 climate risk insurance initiative in developing countries

Ottawa - Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced Canada's contribution of Can$50 million to the G7 Initiative on Climate Risk Insurance to help people in developing countries protect themselves against the economic consequences of more intense and increasingly frequent natural catastrophes like severe flooding, droughts or heavy storms.


Labour Force Survey from November 2015

Ottawa - Employment decreased by 36,000 (-0.2%) in November, the result of losses in part-time work. The overall employment decline in November followed a similar-sized increase in October. The unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 7.1% in November.

Internet Phenomena

Sandvine: Over 70% of North American traffic is now streaming video and audio

Waterloo - Sandvine released its latest Global Internet Phenomena Report focusing on Africa, the Middle East, and North America. The report is based on data from a selection of Sandvine's 250-plus communications service provider (CSP) customers.


Production of principal field crops for November 2015

Nationally, production of most major field crops increased in 2015, while wheat and dry peas production declined. Soybean production reached a record high for the seventh consecutive year.


Historic milestone for Canada’s accounting profession

Toronto – Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) congratulates the 2,219 students who successfully passed the profession’s first-ever Common Final Examination (CFE). “This is both an exciting and historic time for Canada’s accounting profession,” says Kevin Dancey, president and CEO, with CPA Canada. He notes that three legacy accounting designations have come together and are now operating under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) banner across the country.


Canadian international merchandise trade for October 2015

Ottawa - Canada's overall international trade activity was down in October. Exports decreased 1.8% and imports declined 0.8%. Export volumes decreased 1.5% and prices were down 0.4%. For imports, volumes and prices declined 0.2% and 0.6% respectively.
Throne Speech

Throne Speech vision for growth must come with fiscal responsibility says CPA

The Throne Speech signals the federal government’s intention to pursue a fiscal plan “that is responsible, transparent and suited to challenging economic times.”

Toronto – Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is cautiously optimistic about the course for economic growth outlined in Fridays Speech from the Throne. The national accounting organization says the Throne Speech signals the federal government’s intention to pursue a fiscal plan “that is responsible, transparent and suited to challenging economic times.”

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