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Young, skilled and ready to innovate, Black farmers are taking on Canada’s agricultural challenges

Articles of Interest   |   March 18, 2024

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With Canada facing a looming disaster of having too few farmers as existing operators retire, some see young, racialized farmers as key to feeding Canadians into the future. Cheyenne Sundance is part of a growing... read more

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Canada’s new farm team

Articles of Interest   |   August 30, 2023

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As extreme weather bakes their soil, young farmers are helping one another to embrace new techniques, lower emissions and (they hope) still earn a living. Making a living from the land has never been easy,... read more

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Why entrepreneurship in Canada has gotten so hard

Articles of Interest   |   July 5, 2023

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Entrepreneurs aren’t yet back at anywhere close to the level of activity we saw before COVID-19. Ten days into the first pandemic lockdown, already an eternity for thousands of Canadian business owners forced to shut their... read more

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Ottawa commits $25-million toward Canada’s first-ever LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship program

In the News   |   June 16, 2023

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The federal government is investing $25-million into an LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship program that aims to increase the procurement, financing and mentorship opportunities available to businesses with owners who have diverse sexualities and gender identities. The program... read more

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Black Friday deals are extra good this year as retailers look to draw down inventory before end of holiday season

In the News   |   November 24, 2022

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Excess inventory and fears of a looming recession are leading retailers to offer bigger and longer-than-usual Black Friday deals across North America. After struggling to keep the shelves stocked because of global supply chain snags... read more

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Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: a timeline

In the News   |   October 28, 2022

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Elon Musk became Twitter Inc’s new owner on Oct. 27 as he faced an Oct.-28 court-ordered deadline to close his $44-billion deal to buy Twitter. Earlier this week, he toured the social media company’s headquarters while holding a... read more

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Horror movies are booming, but here’s the terrifying truth about the bloody business of scaring you stupid

In the News   |   October 27, 2022

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It has been a good year to be scared stupid. While the rest of Hollywood has spent the past 10 months anxiously worrying about the states of many genuinely concerning things – the blockbuster, the... read more

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BDC commits $500-million in new funding for women tech entrepreneurs

In the News   |   September 22, 2022

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The Business Development Bank of Canada is ramping up support for women technology entrepreneurs, who despite recent breakthroughs still struggle to raise funding. On Wednesday the federal Crown corporation said it would provide $500-million in... read more

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How Canopy Growth, the star of Canada’s cannabis dreams, fell from grace

In the News   |   August 3, 2022

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On its quest to dominate the global cannabis market, Canada’s Canopy Growth Corp. deployed a very deliberate strategy: Entice investors with a grand vision – something co-founder Bruce Linton had in spades – then endure any... read more

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Tim Hortons suspending World Juniors sponsorship over Hockey Canada’s response to sexual assault allegations

In the News   |   June 30, 2022

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Tim Hortons is suspending its support of the IIHF World Junior Championship and plans to re-evaluate its sponsorship of Hockey Canada, over the organization’s response to allegations that eight Canadian Hockey League players sexually assaulted... read more

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How restaurants are hacking the food delivery system and trailblazing new takeout tools

In the News   |   May 9, 2022

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COVID-19 decimated the restaurant industry and forced it to adapt. With takeout orders expected to stay higher than they were before the pandemic, businesses are adapting again. At Vancouver’s Pidgin restaurant, there was a time... read more

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Why is Elon Musk buying Twitter? What you need to know about the $44-billion deal

In the News   |   April 26, 2022

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Elon Musk reached a deal to acquire Twitter Inc. TWTR-N -2.01% decrease for US$44-billion on Monday when the social-media platform agreed to his offer of US$54.20 a share in cash. Twitter will now become a privately held company. Why does... read more

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Readers are desperate for books, and publishers want to sell them. Between them is a global logistical mess

In the News   |   December 21, 2021

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The COVID-19 pandemic, and an astonishing renaissance in reading has printers, publishers and bookstores scrambling to adjust. Nearly two million pounds of paper are parked on the floor of Friesens Corp.’s printing plant, a growing... read more

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Tech companies want workers, but it’s getting tougher to find them

In the News   |   April 19, 2021

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Technology companies in Canada are running into an age-old frustration as they vie for talent in a highly competitive hiring landscape: It’s tough to find qualified workers. With the wider labour market still in recovery... read more

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‘It’s been a sprint’: A new wave of business creation is taking hold

In the News   |   March 30, 2021

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Canada is seeing a wave of new businesses take flight as entrepreneurs look past the pandemic or take advantage of new consumer trends, a sign that confidence is returning to an economy that was badly... read more

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