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Oil sands industry’s co-operative spirit helps polish public image

Oil sands industry’s co-operative spirit helps polish public image

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

Trying to move away from good-vs.-evil debate Collaboration is the new buzzword in Alberta’s oil sands where big players seem increasingly eager to work together on issues the industry regularly faces criticism on. At

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Global miners to stay in the game despite rule changes

Global miners to stay in the game despite rule changes

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

TORONTO/MELBOURNE – Indonesia’s decision to shut the door on foreign control of its mines has gone down badly with global miners but none are yet threatening to quit the country: the truth is, they

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Quebec invests $30 million in electric-vehicle manufacturing

Quebec invests $30 million in electric-vehicle manufacturing

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

Public-private partnership to produce green buses for international market. The Quebec government announced on Wednesday that it was investing $30 million in an ambitious $73-million public-private project that plans to develop electric buses for

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Quebec: Heart of asbestos country reinvents itself

Quebec: Heart of asbestos country reinvents itself

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

Thetford Mines was the heart of the controversial industry. And asbestos jobs have dwindled, the town has diversified  It’s an unlikely match, but a green chemistry institute is thriving in the old headquarters of

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Canadian Stocks Rise as U.S. Payrolls Increase

Canadian Stocks Rise as U.S. Payrolls Increase

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

Canadian stocks rose, trimming a weekly loss, as insurance, base-metals and manufacturing shares advanced after the U.S. reported a bigger gain in payrolls than most economists in a Bloomberg survey had forecast. Manulife Financial

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Canadian manufacturers must ‘step up their game,’ economist warns

Canadian manufacturers must ‘step up their game,’ economist warns

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

OTTAWA — Canada’s manufacturing industry will continue to rebound in 2012, but with the same problems plaguing it now as before the economic downturn, it is destined to remain a shadow of its former

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Food and Beverage Related Industry Jobs

Food and Beverage Related Industry Jobs

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

Food and Beverage Related Industry Jobs Account for Over 40% of February’s U.S. Job Growth According to FoodAndBeveragePeople.com FoodAndBeveragePeople.com, a site dedicated to the career minded individuals across the food and beverage industry, today

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World breakthrough on salt-tolerant wheat

World breakthrough on salt-tolerant wheat

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

A team of Australian scientists involving the University of Adelaide has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat that shows improved grain yield by 25% on salty soils. Using ‘non-GM’ crop breeding

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Food manufacturers complain of ‘double agent’ role of grocery retailers

Food manufacturers complain of ‘double agent’ role of grocery retailers

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

OTTAWA — Some of the biggest brands in the food industry say the “double agent” role played by Canadian retailers with their growing store brand offerings is bad for local farmers and consumers. The

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The food sampler’s guide to the CRFA Show

The food sampler’s guide to the CRFA Show

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

Hunting for a three-course meal made entirely of bite-sized food samples was an easy feat at this week’s Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association Show. Everyone on the gastronomic food chain was in Toronto for

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