Finance and Business

Published on Thu, 07/07/2011 by RBC Insurance

Franchises offer opportunities for newcomers

Franchises offer opportunities for newcomers

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If you are a newcomer, starting a franchise in Canada can open many doors. Your opportunities can be endless with the right financial partner to help navigate all your options within the Canadian franchise market.

According to the Canadian Franchise Association, Canada is home to some 78,000 franchises; the marketplace is growing and is active in every part of the country. With so many choices, it can be tough to know where to start.

Published on Wed, 07/06/2011 by Farmers of North America

Communities Call For Action on Rail

Communities Call For Action on Rail

In a joint release the leaders of seven municipalities are publicly calling for action to maintain rail service to their region. As part of their call to action, they are announcing that they have joined together to seek a Net Salvage Value Determination from the Canadian Transportation Agency in anticipation of arriving at a value for which the line can be purchased and retained as a short line railway.

Published on Wed, 06/22/2011 by Miller Thomson LLP

Miller Thomson Foundation awards $300,000 in annual scholarships to Canadian post secondary students.

Miller Thomson Foundation awards $300,000 in annual scholarships to Canadian post secondary students.

Miller Thomson LLP

For Immediate release

Miller Thomson Foundation Increases Scholarship Programme to $300,000 Awarding Scholarships to Post Secondary Students Across Canada

- Since 1995 $2.85 million has been awarded to 2,650 students -

Published on Thu, 06/09/2011 by BASF Canada

Weather increases concern over Blackleg

Weather increases concern over Blackleg

Preventative tips for canola growers

Concerns over Blackleg in canola have increased in Western Canada throughout the past few seasons. With wet conditions this spring and increased canola production under shortened rotations, protecting a valuable canola crop is more important than ever.

With the potential to reduce lucrative canola yields, Blackleg is a disease that needs proactive measures to prevent infection. BASF Technical Specialist, Glen Forster, offers these tips to help growers protect their investment:

Published on Tue, 06/07/2011 by BASF Canada

Warm, wet spring brings heightened Fusarium head blight risk

Warm, wet spring brings heightened Fusarium head blight risk

Mississauga, ON, June 7, 2011 -- Warm temperatures and wet soil have winter wheat growers concerned over the threat of Fusarium head blight (FHB) -- a devastating disease that significantly impacts wheat quality and yields. Presence of this disease causes the grain to be infested with deoxynivalenol (DON) resulting in contamination of the grain reducing test weight and grade.

Published on Fri, 06/03/2011 by BASF Canada

HEADLINE® registration promises yield increase for canola growers

HEADLINE® registration promises yield increase for canola growers

Mississauga, ON, June 2, 2011 -- Growers in Western Canada now have the opportunity to maximize their canola returns. BASF has received registration from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency to expand the use of HEADLINE®, its innovative broad-spectrum fungicide, to include canola.

Published on Mon, 05/30/2011 by Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Only Good Jobs And Fair Pensions Will Keep Our Economy Going

Only Good Jobs And Fair Pensions Will Keep Our Economy Going

By Dave Coles and Denis Lemelin

Published on Thu, 05/05/2011 by RBC Insurance

Get your business online and get noticed

Get your business online and get noticed

With over 2.4 million businesses in Canada, and well over a million being small businesses, finding new customers or having them find you is becoming more of a challenge. In fact, a recent RBC survey found that 52 per cent of entrepreneurs said that finding clients and developing their market was the biggest challenge at start-up.

Published on Tue, 04/12/2011 by Newspapers Canada

Great Ideas Awards Announced

Great Ideas Awards Announced

Toronto, ON - Great newspaper ideas come in all shapes and sizes. That's what the entries proved in the Newspapers Canada 2011 Great Ideas competition, a program that celebrates the marketing and promotion efforts of Canadian newspapers. This year for the first time the competition was opened to the community newspapers as well as dailies.

Published on Mon, 03/14/2011 by RBC Insurance

Lease or buy? Which is best for you?

Lease or buy? Which is best for you?

The financial choices Canadian farmers and agribusinesses face have become more complex in today’s economy and for many, the decision to lease or buy new machinery or equipment can be overwhelming. Leasing can be an effective way to manage the costs of replacement equipment while maintaining cash flow. Many choose leasing over buying to avoid large up-front cash outlays or credit burden.

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