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Author of the article: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga asked U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc on Saturday to provide additional supplies of COVID-19 vaccine to Japan, Nikkei reported, citing Japanese officials. Suga made the request during a telephone call with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on the last day of a three-day visit to Washington, according to…
Author of the article: TORONTO, April 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued an Order of Interim Suspension of the liquor licence of Family Kitchen located at 73 Erie Street South, Leamington, for reasons of public interest and safety.  The interim suspension takes effect immediately. At…
Author of the article: Reuters Gabriella Borter and Michael Erman Tristen Sweeten, a 34-year-old nurse in Utah, hopes her three children will receive Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine through its pediatric clinical trial. The sooner the better, she said, for their safety and the greater goal of ending the pandemic. Angie Ankoma, a 45-year-old Black mother of…
Author of the article: London, April 17, 2021CNH Industrial confirms that it is has terminated discussions with FAW Jiefang with regard to the Company’s On-Highway business, and is continuing to pursue its existing plans for a spin-off of these activities in early 2022.CNH Industrial believes there are significant opportunities to develop its On-Highway business by…
Calgary’s Steel River Group, 2020’s Startup List winner, puts Indigenous communities first, and profits second, in infrastructure projects. It’s revolutionary thinking. Steel River Group CEO Trent Fequet recognizes the benefits and value of Indigenous partnerships (Photograph by Colin Way) Trent Fequet has spent most of his career working for someone else. For the first 23…
When the going gets tough, the tough entrepreneurs in the Startup List get creative (Courtesy of Ultima Home Care) It’s hard enough to finance a company when you’re an entrepreneur. What happens when disaster strikes—any disaster? Time for some whitewater rafting. Take Steven Brown. When he launched Ultima Home Care in 2018, he wanted to…
Businesses on the 2020 Growth and Startup Lists used creative solutions to brace for (and bounce back from) COVID-19’s ruthless impact Illustration by Genevieve Ashley If some small, rose-coloured part of you imagines back to the COVID spring of 2020 and thinks, Was it really all that bad? here’s a sobering fact: in April alone,…
A crisis may be the best time to be a good Samaritan, but watch how you handle corporate virtue-signalling Illustration by Genevieve Ashley A tone-deaf business is always vulnerable to public scrutiny. In March, a high-end grocer in Toronto preyed on the panic-buying public with some price gouging, selling a can of Lysol wipes for an…
Businesses that put a high value on diversity are seeing dividends. For the rest of you: it’s time to step up your pace. Illustration by Genevieve Ashley When Chris Barrett was promoted to CEO at Hamilton-based Operatic Agency three years ago, he knew something seriously needed to change. His “aha” moment came when he and…
QuestEx Gold and Copper Ltd. [QEX-TSXV] said Friday April 16 that it has raised $11.1 million from a non-brokered private placement that will be used to fund exploration in the Golden Triangle and Toodoggone district in British Columbia. QuestEx shares advanced on the news rising 9.6% or $0.09 to $1.03 and now trade in a…