Finance and Business

Published on Mon, 11/11/2013 by BASF Canada

Improved yield a main factor in high wheat harvest

Improved yield a main factor in high wheat harvest

Wheat has turned out to be a true success story in Canada this year.

"When you look at BASF, they almost look like they’re ahead of the curve because five years ago fungicides seemed almost optional."

- Darwin Kells, cereal producer, Saskatchewan

In a growing season that started off with flood predictions and late-seeded acres, it came as a pleasant surprise to Canadian wheat producers when Statistics Canada reported this fall that it expected this year’s wheat harvest to break records at 33 metric tonnes — that’s a bump of more than 20 per cent over the 2012 harvest.

Interestingly, however, planted acres were actually lower, leading analysts to attribute improved yield as a key reason for the higher-than-average harvest.

Published on Wed, 10/16/2013 by Pal Benefits

Concern Over Retention Rises with Employee Turnover

Concern Over Retention Rises with Employee Turnover

Employers Continue Cautious Approach to Pay Increases

TORONTO, October 16, 2013 – Canadian organizations are planning average salary increases of 2.74 per cent for their salaried employees in the coming year, according to the Pal Benefits 2014 Salary Budget Report. This figure is lower than the 2.84 per cent increase employers projected for 2013, suggesting that organizations are continuing a cautious and conservative outlook, given ongoing economic unrest in much of the rest of the world.

Published on Wed, 10/02/2013 by H&R Block

Canadians turn a blind eye to tax cheats

Canadians turn a blind eye to tax cheats

Canadians say they’ll play fair with the tax man, but seem indifferent as to whether their neighbours do the same, according to a recent survey.

“There are serious consequences for filing a tax return you know is wrong. The best way to pay less tax is to make sure you’re using all of your legal options for reducing your tax burden.”

Only 27 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they were likely to notify the Canada Revenue Agency if someone they knew was cheating on their taxes, according to a survey conducted by Leger Marketing for H&R Block Canada.

At the same time, 72 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they would let the CRA know if they had been overpaid on their tax refund.

Published on Fri, 09/13/2013 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Fourth Year of FCC Ag Safety Fund Set to Begin

Fourth Year of FCC Ag Safety Fund Set to Begin

Applications accepted from September 16 to October 27

"Agriculture is the backbone of a strong and healthy Canada, and FCC is committed to safety in the industry."

- Rémi Lemoine, FCC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

September 13, 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is proud to announce a call for applications to the FCC Ag Safety Fund. The $100,000 fund will be disbursed among successful applicants in early 2014.

Published on Wed, 09/11/2013 by Extra Awards

Newspapers Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the Extra Awards for 2013

Newspapers Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the Extra Awards for 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

"The number and the quality of the digital entries and winners demonstrate newspapers' success in this arena."

Newspapers Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the Extra Awards for 2013. The Awards celebrate outstanding advertising in newspapers across media: print, online, tablet, mobile and more.

The 2013 Extra's Best of Show is Dare Vancouver with its outstanding execution for B.C. Children's Hospital, "Operating Room".

Other award winners include stunning work from (in order of number of awards received):

Published on Tue, 09/10/2013 by Newspapers Canada

Introducing CommunityWire newswire service

Introducing CommunityWire newswire service

CommunityWire is a highly-targeted and trusted distribution service providing communications professionals with an exclusive opportunity to connect with members of Canada's vibrant newspaper publishing industry.

Newspapers Canada is pleased to announce the launch of its newly-improved newswire service, CommunityWire. Owned and operated by Canada's leading community newspapers from across the country, this highly-targeted and trusted distribution service provides communications professionals with an exclusive opportunity to connect with members of Canada's vibrant newspaper publishing industry.

Published on Wed, 08/14/2013 by The Railway Association Of Canada

Safety remains top priority for Canada's rail sector

Safety remains top priority for Canada's rail sector

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By Michael Bourque

The rail supply chain in Canada is core to our economy and standard of living. Rail service allows small, medium and large businesses to compete globally. Railways in Canada provide incredibly efficient service while operating in a safe, environmentally sustainable manner.

Published on Wed, 06/26/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada ranked top environmental charity in Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada ranked top environmental charity in Canada

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Nature Conservancy of Canada ranked top environmental charity in Canada

News Release

24 June 2013 Toronto, ON - The 2013 Charity 100 ranking in the summer issue of MoneySense Magazine once again places the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as Canada's top environmental charity. For the fourth year in a row, MoneySense recognizes NCC as one of Canada's most responsible and efficient charities, with an overall grade of A.

Published on Fri, 05/03/2013 by Reshift Media

The UPS Store Canada Launches New Responsive Website

The UPS Store Canada Launches New Responsive Website

(TORONTO) May 2, 2013 -- The UPS Store Canada has teamed up with Reshift Media to create and launch a network of websites encompassing both its national headquarters and its more than 360 locations across Canada.

Published on Thu, 04/25/2013 by Reshift Media

Reshift Media Expands to Western Canada

Reshift Media Expands to Western Canada

(TORONTO) April 25, 2013 - Reshift Media Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of a western regional sales office based in Calgary, Alberta. The office will work with new Reshift clients in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan as the organization continues its rapid growth.

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