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28th February 2013

Business Barometer – Small Business Confidence Stronger In February

cfibAfter a lacklustre November and December, Canadian entrepreneurs are feeling more optimistic in early 2013, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The Business Barometer® index continued January’s upward trend by rising another half a point to 66.2 in February. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th February 2013

Best Buy Canada Launches Electronics Take Back Recycling Program In Quebec

Best Buy CanadaBest Buy Canada is launching its Electronics Take Back recycling program in Quebec. Beginning March 1, customers in Quebec can responsibly recycle their end-of-life electronics – including TVs, media players, monitors, computers and peripherals – at any local Best Buy store, up to a maximum of two items per day, no matter where they were originally purchased. Customers are asked to drop off their electronics for recycling at the Best Buy customer service desk during business hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

Argyle Digital Media Academy To Host Digital Media Youth Expo This Weekend

mini-orbyThe North Vancouver School District’s Digital Media Academy will be hosting the Digital Media Youth Expo 2013 at Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver this Saturday, March 2nd, from 12 to 4pm. The goal of the Digital Media Youth Expo is similar to that of the DMA which is to bring together high school students and their parents, teachers, post-secondary students, educators and members of industry to learn about the many educational and employment opportunities in digital media. Our key audience is high school students and their parents, however the event is open to anyone in the community. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

Scrabble Corporate Challenge Aims for a Big Score

frontier collegeOn March 6th, Bay Street’s sharpest minds will compete against one another on Scrabble Night In Canada to raise money for Frontier College, Canada’s original literacy organization. With SCRABBLE® players like TMX Group’s CEO Tom Kloet, and CIBC’s Senior EVP Richard Nesbitt, along with journalists and Olympic athletes, the evening is bound to be a raucous evening, all for a good cause. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

Amazon.ca And Quill & Quire Announce Finalists For 2012 Amazon.ca First Novel Award

amazonAmazon.ca has announced the finalists for the 37th Annual First Novel Award. This Canadian literary award recognizes the outstanding talent of Canadian novelists who have published their first novel in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Returns To Canada

zelda symphony of the goddessesAs part of the global “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” tour for 2013, the acclaimed concert will revisit Montreal and Toronto and once again capture the hearts of video game and music enthusiasts. Fans and music lovers will be able to journey back to Hyrule and enjoy a new exciting season, featuring all-new, breathtaking material exploring even more chapters from the Zelda universe, in addition to the beautifully orchestrated four-movement symphony that debuted in 2012 recounting all of the franchise’s mainstay moments.  The concert will be performed in Montreal at the Place des Arts on June 14 and in Toronto at Sony Centre on September 7. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

Tim Hortons Simplifies Your Next Visit With Upgraded TimmyMe App

tim hortonsIs it your turn to go for a ‘Timmy Run’ today?  Ever go through the drive-thru, only to swipe your Tim Card® and realize that you forgot to reload? Relief is here. Tim Hortons‘ newly upgraded mobile application, TimmyMe, brings the previously web-based TimmyRun™ and Tim Card reload functions together on your mobile device, simplifying the coffee run. Tim Card reload ensures guests never run on empty. TimmyMe now allows users to set a registered Tim Card’s reload frequency, check their Tim Card balance and give their cards a nickname directly on their mobile device. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

Spin Master Takes the Board Out of Games And Rises Third Position

spin masterSpin Master Games is thrilled to announce it is the #3 Games Manufacturer in Annual 2012 according to The NPD Group* and has recently acquired the worldwide rights to Perplexus™. Spin Master Games has seen remarkable growth over the last year. The launch of the new kids game Fibber™ in Fall 2012 was extremely successful and was #1 dollar growth games property in Q4 2012 according to NPD and was nominated for Game of the Year by the Toy Industry Association. Popular games, Hedbanz™ and Logo™, continued to be top sellers, Logo™ being the #1 in family games and Hedbanz™ is the #1 children’s game, according to NPD in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

Astral Out-of-Home Launches New Online Platform for Marketing and Advertising Professionals

astral mediaAs part of its commitment and passion for innovation, Astral Out-of-Home has launched a new platform called FACE/AD/BLOG. The new online resource and corresponding Twitter and Facebook assets showcase bold and cutting-edge projects for the professionals that give our cities their unique character through advertising. From Toronto to Montreal to Vancouver, Astral Out-of-Home is in the forefront of shaping Canada’s urban landscape. With this new online platform, FACE/AD/BLOG not only brings together artists, photographers, designers, architects and some of the most ingenious minds in advertising and marketing, but also offers infinite possibilities to create inspiration. The platform will highlight great examples of creativity from across the country, and shares the industry knowledge and insights from key influencers and specialists in the field. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

RBC Poll Shows Internet Remains Uncharted Territory For Canadian Businesses

rbcAccording to a recent RBC small business survey, only 46 per cent of Canadian small businesses have a dedicated website, and less than half (48 per cent) of those businesses say they sell their products and services through their websites. In fact, 56 per cent of the entrepreneurs in the survey rate finding and keeping clients as one of the top business challenges that they will face over the next year, yet only 41 per cent of those surveyed promote their business using a dedicated website. Read the rest of this entry »

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