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Winnipeg Named One of Canada’s Best Investment Locations for 2018

When you think of business investment in Canada, it is hard not to immediately think of Toronto, Canada’s largest city and financial centre or large metropolitan areas like Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary or Ottawa.

According to U.S.-based Site Selection Magazine's 2018 Canada's Best Locations li…

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Canada's Cool Capital

Check out this great article on Canada’s capital city of Ottawa.  Long-time Globe and Mail journalist John Ibbitson helps to dispel the myth of Ottawa as a government town with little personality.  As a former long-time resident of this beautiful, multicultural city of over one million people, I …

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Amazon Grows its Business in Ottawa

Retail giant Amazon continues its Canadian love affair with its recent announcement of a new warehouse and distribution centre in Ottawa, Canada’s national capital.  The facility is expected to create an estimated 600 jobs with Amazon and an additional 1500 jobs in the local economy. Unlike the prev…

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Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa Make Global Quality of Life Top 20

Once again, Canada’s cities dominate the North American ranking of top cities for quality of life.  According to Mercer’s Quality of Life City Ranking, Vancouver, British Columbia (#5), the Ontario provincial capital of Toronto (#16) and the national capital of Ottawa (19) all made the top 20 i…

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Ottawa: Canada Day in Canada’s Capital City

I have many fond memories of Canada Day in Ottawa over the years.  Ottawa, the National Capital and fourth largest city in Canada (just under 1 million people) is a beautiful city by any standard and any time of year; however it shines even brighter on July 1st when thousands of Canadians from acro…

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#ThanksCanada Shows Americans and Canadians are True Friends and Allies

In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s bizarre and unfounded attacks on Canada at the G-7 meeting in Quebec last week, many Americans are taking to social media to apologize on behalf of their President and show Canadians how Americans really feel about their neighbors to the north. 

Ame…

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Ottawa Business Leaders Positive About Growth Prospects

According to a recent survey of Ottawa business leaders, Canada’s capital city remains a great place to start and/or grow a business, as well as a great place for skilled workers to find a fulfilling job.  While it is not without its problems, the local business environment is healthy – especially f…

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$400 Million Investment in 5G Technology for Ontario and Quebec

Check out this article in the Ottawa Business Journal about the new $400 million private-public partnership to develop 5G technology.  Five multinational firms with offices in Ottawa are collaborating with the federal government, as well as the governments of the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. 

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Ottawa’s Innovation Hub Grows with Addition of Place La Cité

New interdisciplinary creativity incubators at La Cité Collegiale will provide more research and development opportunities for Ottawa students as construction at Place La Cité is expected to start this month.

The $30 million project is a partnerships between the federal government, the province…

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Top Four North American Cities are in Canada According to Quality of Life Survey

Mercer's quality of life rankings cover 230 destinations based on their Quality of Living Survey, which compares conditions in 440 cities in order to offer companies insight into how to fairly compensate employees when assigning them to international positions.

Vancouver, British Columbia(5) is N…

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Canadian Cities Rate High in New Quality of Living Survey

The Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings identified Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto as the top North American cities based on Mercer’s quality of living criteria.  Mercer is an international consultancy focused on talent, health, retirement and investments. It helps multinational companie…

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Innovation Alley Celebrates Winnipeg's Thriving Technology Sector

Winnipeg, Manitoba continues to recognize the role of its technology community plays in the city’s economy by naming a section of Adelaide Street “Innovation Alley.”  The area, located in the city’s historic West Exchange District, is home to many of Manitoba’s exciting technology fir…

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Canada's Tree-filled Communities are Good for your Health

Even Canada's large cities, like Ottawa and Victoria, are renowned for their green spaces.  Of course, Canada's small towns look like they have been carved right out of the forest.  Visit places like Squamish or Quesnel, British Columbia and you get a sense of the immense amount of forest that sti…

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Ottawa’s Tallest Building Receives Initial Approval

The City of Ottawa’s planning committee has given the green light for a new development that, when completed, will give Ottawa’s skyline its tallest building.  Canada’s capital city, with a regional population over 1.2 million, has approved a three-tower development for the Dow’s Lake a…

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Toronto Chosen as Most Liveable Location in North America

ECA International, a world leading provider of knowledge, information and technology for the management and assignment of employees around the world, ranked Toronto as the most liveable location for North Americans.  Vancouver and Ottawa tied for 3rd place in the index.

“Good air quality, solid in…

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Ottawa to Host Clean Technology Conference

The “Economic Prosperity Through Clean Technologies” conference will take place October 1-2, 2013 in downtown Ottawa.   The event will explore how clean technology enhances most sectors of the economy.

Presented by Sustainable Technology Development Canada (SDTC) and The Economic Club of Cana…

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Happy Birthday Canada!

On July 1st, Canada celebrates 146 years as a nation.  While this vast land has been inhabited for millenia by indigenous peoples, and early Europeans explored its shores for the last 500 years, Canada became a nation in the global community in 1867.

I have been to Canada Day celebrations with mil…

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Ottawa Ranks Second among Canada’s Top Large Cities

Ottawa lost its title as Canada’s best large city but hung on to a close second in MoneySense magazine’s 2013 rankings.  Ranking sixth overall, Canada’s capital city is clean, safe, highly educated and offers a relatively low cost of living compared to Canada’s other large cities.

With a g…

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Will Ottawa Develop a Trendy Distillery District?

Steps are being taken to free up land in the Preston Street area to support the idea of a Distillery District adjacent to Ottawa’s Little Italy.  Modelled on Toronto’s Distillery District, the concept would see a collection of restored industrial buildings housing studios, shops, galleries, cafés an…

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Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival

Ottawa is holding its second Winter Jazz Festival in partnership with Winterlude this year. Check out internationally acclaimed jazz artists and the best local talent performing between January 31 and February 2, 2013

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