Research and Innovation

Published on Thu, 12/13/2012 by BASF Canada

BASF brings plant health to fungicides with $2M per day research investment

BASF brings plant health to fungicides with $2M per day research investment

Today's fungicide market is about more than just protecting against crop diseases.

In 2010, BASF Canada began promoting plant health benefits in its line of fungicides. AgCelence -- as they have coined it -- is a unique plant health benefit of F500-based fungicides from BASF and is defined by three pillars: disease control, growth efficiency and stress management. Fungicides with AgCelence benefits promote stronger plants that are able to manage environmental stresses and fend off diseases to allow the plant to reach its full potential.

Published on Tue, 06/26/2012 by National Aboriginal Economic Development Board

The NAEDB Launches First of its Kind Report on the State of Aboriginal Economic Development

The NAEDB Launches First of its Kind Report on the State of Aboriginal Economic Development

Report shows measureable gains, but gaps persist

Osoyoos, British Columbia - June 26, 2012 -- The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB), will be releasing its findings today for the first-of-its-kind study, "The Aboriginal Economic Benchmarking Report", during the 2012 Aboriginal Economic Leadership Summit in Osoyoos, BC.

Published on Mon, 12/19/2011 by Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Investment: a New Year’s Resolution

Investment: a New Year’s Resolution

By Michael Bourque

In a speech to the Canadian Club last week, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney called on businesses to invest in Canada now – an action he sees as the most likely to prevent our country from slipping into another recession.

Interestingly, attracting new investment is the primary focus of Canadian manufacturers and exporters right now, and we believe that businesses and governments must work together in order to achieve this end.

Published on Mon, 11/21/2011 by Canadian Plastics Industry Association

Plastics in Building and Construction: Lowering our Carbon Footprint

Plastics in Building and Construction: Lowering our Carbon Footprint

Sept. 8, 2011

Toronto, ON, Sept. 8, 2011 - From residential homes to commercial buildings, hospitals and schools, architects and designers rely on plastics to help maximize durability and improve energy efficiency and performance. Properly installed plastic building products can help reduce energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and maintenance costs, thus reducing a homeowner's carbon footprint. Here are just a few of the ways that plastics help to save energy and GHG emissions at home:

Published on Thu, 10/06/2011 by Cold Fire Canada

Cold Fire™ Ignites Massive Change in Home Fire Extinguisher Market During Fire Safety Week

Cold Fire™ Ignites Massive Change in Home Fire Extinguisher Market During Fire Safety Week

Fire Safety Week 2011 sees the revolutionary anti-combustible Cold Fire™ make its journey from predominantly government and industrial use to availability for domestic use as well. Front line Tested by NASCAR racing teams and firefighters around the globe, Cold Fire's natural fire suppressants and retardants are now available to the public for use in their own homes.

Published on Wed, 09/14/2011 by The Canadian Newspaper Project

Become Part of Internet Business Planning for Community Newspapers

Become Part of Internet Business Planning for Community Newspapers

If you are one of the many community newspaper publishers across Canada trying to craft strategy for Internet news distribution, this study will be of interest to you. I invite your help in defining current and future practice of electronic news distribution at Canadian community newspapers.

A ten-minute anonymous survey is located at www.newspaperproject.ca

Published on Tue, 03/01/2011 by Canadian Gas Association

The Future of Natural Gas: Canada's smart energy future should be harnessed to its abundant supplies of natural gas

The Future of Natural Gas: Canada's smart energy future should be harnessed to its abundant supplies of natural gas

Most people don't know that today natural gas meets 30 per cent of Canada's energy needs with Canadian natural gas distribution companies serving approximately 6.2 million customers in homes, businesses and industry across Canada.

Natural gas is abundantly available, affordable, safe, reliable, versatile, and a clean source of energy. That's why over six million customers representing well over half the Canadian population rely on it today for heat and power in homes, apartments, buildings, businesses, hospitals and schools.

Published on Mon, 03/07/2011 by Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Courting new investment: How Canada can make itself more attractive

Courting new investment: How Canada can make itself more attractive

By Michael Bourque, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

With a federal budget coming soon, expect to be bombarded with numbers. Here’s one to keep in mind: since 2002, Canada has lost 500,000 manufacturing jobs. While many of those jobs have gone to China and other developing countries, a significant number have been lost to the U.S. and other developed nations. The upshot? Low-cost labour isn’t the only way to lose a manufacturing plant.

Published on Mon, 02/28/2011 by Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Canada’s economy without manufacturing: a car with no engine

Canada’s economy without manufacturing: a car with no engine

By Michael Bourque, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

In the upcoming federal budget, we'll hear a lot of discussion about "tax breaks for big business" and how we can't afford them. But as corporate taxes become a political hot potato, we risk losing sight of some pretty compelling facts.

Published on Mon, 12/06/2010 by Ancestry.ca

Are You Descended from Royalty? Discover Your Ancestors This Holiday Season

Are You Descended from Royalty? Discover Your Ancestors This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time when Canadians coast to coast to coast gather with their families to celebrate the season and reflect on the past twelve months. This year, why not celebrate your family by building your family tree and learning about those who came before you? Genealogy is a fascinating pastime and a great way to connect with all generations. And with access to millions of historic records online, it’s never been easier to get started.

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