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  • December 5, 2017
    Vancouver-based UrtheCast Corp. and its subsidiary, the earth observation company Deimos Imaging, have signed a strategic co-operation agreement with Beijing Space View Technology Co. Ltd., a leading provider of remote sensing satellite data and geospatial information services based in China, for the mutual global distribution of their respective product portfolios. Together, Deimos Imaging and...
  • December 5, 2017
    Vancouver, British Columbia-based Aurora Cannabis Inc. said it will increase its stake in Australia-based Cann Group Ltd. to 22.9 per cent from 19.9 per cent, its latest move to expand in the cannabis industry. Cann Group was the first Australian company to receive a licence to research and cultivate cannabis for medical purposes; Aurora is its largest shareholder. The investments come as Aurora...
  • December 4, 2017
    Destination Canada, Canada’s national marketing organization, has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sina Weibo, one of the most popular social media sites in China. The move will boost Canada's exposure in China, the second largest contributor of tourism dollars to the Canadian economy. As part of the agreement, Sina Weibo will provide Destination Canada with access to...
  • December 4, 2017
    Premier Wynne today met with representatives from Hong Kong-based Johnson Electric in Hong Kong, who announced a C$351-million investment in new equipment and capacity in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The expansion is expected to create 326 new jobs and retain a further 1,714 manufacturing positions across the province. Ontario has committed up to C$24.1 million to support this effort...
  • December 4, 2017
    Air Canada has launched Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights between Vancouver and Melbourne, Australia. The non-stop seasonal service, Air Canada’s third destination in Australia, will operate four times weekly until February 4, 2018. A year-round service is scheduled to begin on June 1, 2018.
  • December 1, 2017
    Toronto-headquartered DataMetrex AI Ltd. has entered into a license and partnership agreement with South Korea’s ABC Solutions, a software and services provider, to sell the Canadian firm’s AI platform and related technology. ABC has a contract with the Korean Tourism Organization for its social media analysis and marketing and monitoring initiatives for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games in...
  • December 1, 2017
    Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has wrapped up a trade mission to China and says the trip has secured nearly C$2 billion in agreements between Ontario and Chinese companies. Speaking from Shenzhen, China today, Wynne told The Canadian Press that those agreements will create more than 2,000 jobs in Ontario. The Premier and business delegates from the science, tech, agri-food and automotive sectors...
  • December 1, 2017
    Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) based in Kanata, Ontario has announced that China’s Huawei, one of the world’s largest communications technology companies, will be the newest member of the consortium. The partnership will provide an opportunity for Huawei and its partners to work with Canadian MSMEs and start-ups on a number of opportunities related to the...
  • November 30, 2017
    Toronto-based Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, a medical research institute affiliated with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and part of the Sinai Health System, and Beijing Genomics Institute, located in Shenzhen, China, have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding outlining their intention to collaborate on the development of a genomics-based diagnostic test...
  • November 30, 2017
    Toronto-headquartered Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and BRG Group, a leading private multi-sector business group in Vietnam, will open a new 95-room Four Seasons hotel along Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi’s historic downtown district. The capitol city Hanoi attracts visitors from across the region and internationally, and is one of Vietnam's top leisure destinations. An opening date was not...
  • November 30, 2017
    Calgary-headquartered Pembine Pipeline Corp. says its board of directors has approved construction of an export terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C., to be used to send Western Canadian liquefied propane to markets in Asia and Central America. The project on Watson Island is expected to cost about C$260 million, up from an estimate of C$150 million made last spring, due to minor scope changes, dock...
  • November 29, 2017
    Guelph, Ontario-headquartered Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, has begun construction of two new solar power projects, totaling 12.9 MWp in Japan. The 10.77 MWp Shizuoka Project will be powered by 32,640 Canadian Solar-made high-efficiency MaxPower modules. Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. will purchase the solar electricity under a 20-year feed-in-tariff...
  • November 29, 2017
    Export Development Canada (EDC) has opened a new permanent representation in Sydney to help Canadian companies take advantage of the growing opportunities in Australia. The opening in Sydney brings EDC's international representation count to 20 worldwide. EDC said Australia is Canada's largest destination for Canadian direct investment in the Asia Pacific, and the fourth largest source of foreign...
  • November 29, 2017
    In Chongqing, China today, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced more than C$60 million in new business agreements that will create an estimated 98 new Ontario jobs. The deals include a partnership with the University of Windsor and Chongqing’s Southwest University to establish the International Joint Laboratory on Watershed and Lake Management, and an agreement between Ontario’s Lawkes...
  • November 28, 2017
    Japan Gold Corp. has been granted a drilling permit for the Akebono prospect at the company's Ikutahara gold-silver project in Hokkaido, Japan, and the drilling program has commenced. Six drill holes are planned, with results anticipated in February 2018. Japan Gold's drilling contractor is Sumiko Resources Exploration & Development Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Metal...
  • November 28, 2017
    Vancouver-headquartered Wavefront Innovation Society (Wavefront), a Canadian Centre of Excellence for commercialization of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, has announced that five Canadian tech companies are taking part in a market linkages trip to explore business opportunities in the smart manufacturing sector in Taiwan and Japan. Taking place November 27 to December 1, the...
  • November 28, 2017
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada released the results today of its 2017 National Opinion Poll (NOP) Canadian Millennial Views on Asia. The new survey probes whether Canadian millennials’ views on Asia are changing along with shifts in global power, whether their views are diverging in any way from the views of older generations, and whether there is a desire among members of the...
  • November 27, 2017
    November 28 is the last day to have individual donations to the refugee crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar matched by the Government of Canada’s Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund, which is matching individual donations to help scale up the humanitarian support. Over the past three months, 622,000 people have fled violence and discrimination in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state, more than half of them...
  • November 27, 2017
    Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's trade mission to China has so far secured more than C$1 billion in agreements between Ontario and Chinese companies. Wynne says those agreements will create more than 1,100 jobs in Ontario. Xinyi Glass Holdings has selected Ontario as the location for a large float glass plant — its first North American manufacturing facility, with a planned C$450 million in...
  • November 27, 2017
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that he will travel to China from December 3 to 7, 2017. During the trip, the Prime Minister will meet with Chinese government and business leaders to build on the progress that the two countries have made since the Prime Minister’s first official visit to China in September 2016. The Prime Minister will promote a progressive trade agenda and tourism...

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