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25,000 buildings saved in Fort McMurray, 2,400 lost

Firefighters’ efforts credited for saving almost 90% of the city. » Read full article

Trump and his ever changing Play Doh platform

How scarce details of his plans shift for different people. » Read full article

NS sending robots into classrooms for coding training

$1 million provided for students from K to G6 to access iPads, tech invention kits, wireless probes and software. » Read full article

Students to teach IBM’s Q&A system cyber crime fighting

Canadian universities among those to show Watson how to examine threats. » Read full article

Have you filled out the 2016 EMC-PLANT salary survey yet?

Your salary information, kept strictly confidential, will help us compare manufacturing remuneration to industry averages. » Read full article
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Liberals have an opportunity to simplify Canada’s tax system

Eliminating a large number of ineffective tax expenditures could reduce personal income tax rates. » Read full article

Workforce key to oil sands restart in wake of Alberta wildfire

Oil sands executives meeting with Notley to discuss getting industry back on track. » Read full article

GDP growth restricted to 1.6% this year: Conference Board

A lack of spending to expand capacity will limit manufacturers' ability to increase production. » Read full article

EU envoy calls for fairer economic relationship with China

Beijing accused of trying to clear excess steel by exporting at unfair prices. » Read full article

[OPINION] Setting a price for carbon

Despite the collegial, sunny vibe, Trudeau and the premiers are not necessarily on the same page. » Read full article

Vinyl LPs take a modern spin

New machines will press old-style records. » Read full article

Lower electricity costs, lessen your ecological footprint

Learn about the latest innovations and best practices at Energy Summit 2016. » Read full article
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EMC/NRCAN Energy Summit 2016

May 17-18, 2016
Location: Niagara Falls, ON » more info

Global Petroleum Show

June 7-9, 2016
Location: Calgary, AB » more info

EASA 2016 Convention and Exhibition

June 12 -14, 2016
Location: Toronto, ON » more info

2016 APMA Conference and Exhibition

June 15, 2016
Location: Windsor, ON » more info