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Uncertainty rises around $500M sale of Bombardier plants to Spirit

Deal may not close by the drop-dead date of Oct. 31, which Spirit says could prompt litigation.

Shell plan to cut up to 9,000 jobs could result in 100s in Canada

Between 294 and 378 fewer jobs is the energy company's cuts are proportionate.

New Ontario COVID-19 modelling as Quebec braces for new restrictions

Projections predict daily new case counts in Ontario could reach 1,000 while Legault clams down on gatherings.

Javelin and partners bring reusable protective face shield to market

Design expertise and 3D printing capabilities in the fight against the pandemic.

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Economic rebound slows, economy grew 3% in July: Statistics Canada

Manufacturing grew 5.9% in July, following a 15.1% expansion in June as more operations ramped up production. » Read more

Downtown office vacancy rates rise as commercial subleases flood market

Toronto downtown office vacancies rose to 4.7%, from 2.7% in the second quarter. » Register now!

Trump to far right extremists: 'Stand back and stand by'

His response when moderator Chris Wallace asked him if he would condemn white supremacist and militia groups that have showed up at some protests. » Read more

Industrial Control Systems Roundtable Oct. 7.

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Business Intelligence 

The German Technology Day Virtual Fair 2020 is coming Oct. 14

Bosch Rexroth, EPLAN, Murrelektronik, PILZ, Rittal and WAGO are hosting Canada’s second series of German Technology Days » Read more

Drying your hands with paper towels best to prevent bacteria spread

Research points to the need for friction and absorption to limit dispersion. » Read more

Manufacturing and distribution trends and the era of invigoration

Adapting to change and transforming operations for the future. » Read more
German Technology

The first U.S. presidential debate was pure chaos: Thoughts from The Conversation

Amid the chaos, Trump and Biden did address some key questions in the presidential race » Read more

Svalbard glaciers lost their protective buffer in the mid-1980s and have been melting ever since

Svalbard glaciers represent 6% of the worldwide glacier area outside the large ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica » Read more