Worldplay chosen to power Hockey Canada’s video management system

CEO Terry Mochar said the Alberta-based company helps organizations expand their audiences around the world using online video

Worldplay chosen to power Hockey Canada’s video management systemTechnology company Worldplay has been chosen by Hockey Canada to power its video management system. Worldplay’s Vidflex Enterprise platform will provide the technology to host and distribute all of Hockey Canada’s on-demand videos to players and fans across the country and around the world. The video gallery holds more than 9,000 items. Terry Mochar, CEO…

Alberta considers six oil sands upgrader projects

Partial upgrading intended to make the industry more competitive and enable more refineries to process bitumen products

Alberta considers six oil sands upgrader projectsAlberta Premier Rachel Notley says the province is considering six proposals for investment in partial upgrading of oil sands bitumen. The province says the six proposals are worth close to $5 billion of new private sector investment and could create about 10,000 construction jobs with 500 more jobs during operations. “For decades, Albertans have been…

Canadian corporations see profitable third quarter

Petroleum and coal manufacturing operating profits were up by $629 million compared with the second quarter: StatsCan

Canadian corporations see profitable third quarterThe third quarter of this year was a profitable one for Canadian corporations. Statistics Canada reported on Thursday that Canadian corporations earned $107.5 billion in operating profit in the third quarter, up $4.0 billion or 3.9 per cent from the second quarter and 5.6 per cent higher than the third quarter of 2017. “In the…

You’ll hear no apologies from the Italian Centre’s Teresa Spinelli

For either her strengths or weaknesses. The owner of the Italian Centre Shop will keep building the business based on her family's traditions

You’ll hear no apologies from the Italian Centre’s Teresa SpinelliTeresa Spinelli is owner of the Italian Centre Shop. Tell me how you came to be running the business? Spinelli: How I came to run the business is really because of family misfortune. Very traditional Italian family and my brother was supposed to take over the business. Unfortunately, he passed away just before his 33rd…

Many Canadian women fear job loss because of technology

Women employed in the manufacturing sector feel the greatest vulnerability

Many Canadian women fear job loss because of technologyCanadian women see themselves as risk-takers and innovators in the workplace but many fear they will lose their jobs to technology within the next decade. Those are the results of a survey conducted by Randstad Canada, which is in the business of staffing, recruitment and human resource services. “Canadian women see themselves as innovators and…

4 tips to getting happy in troubled economic times

Canadian researcher Gillian Mandich offers tips on how to achieve a flow of happiness in your life

4 tips to getting happy in troubled economic timesThe economy is struggling, small business owners are stressed and many people are either unemployed or underemployed. What can you do to find that sliver of happiness in trouble economic times? Canadian researcher Gillian Mandich's has some tips on how to achieve a flow of happiness in your life. Among them: “Implement little rituals: Whether…

Canada losing ground to other countries in artificial intelligence

We risk providing talent, research and startups that will feed the growth of other nations, a Deloitte report says

Canada losing ground to other countries in artificial intelligenceCanada is rapidly falling behind other countries in artificial intelligence (AI) adoption and demand. And that’s putting Canadian talent and future competitiveness at risk, according to a report released on Wednesday by Deloitte. A Deloitte survey said only 16 per cent of all businesses reported using AI technologies – a number that has remained stagnant…

Cannabis consumption spending continues to rise in Canada

Canadians spent $5.9 billion on cannabis products in the third quarter, most of it purchased illegally, says StatsCan

Cannabis consumption spending continues to rise in CanadaCanadian household expenditure on cannabis (for medical and non-medical use) was up 1.1 per cent in the third quarter, following a 1.8 per cent increase in the second quarter, according to Statistics Canada. The federal agency reported on Wednesday that household expenditure on cannabis has increased for six consecutive quarters, averaging a growth rate of…

The many voices of Doug de Nance

Voice artist, skybox announcer and on-the-floor host of live events across the globe

The many voices of Doug de NanceDoug de Nance is a voice artist, skybox announcer and on-the-floor host of live events across the globe. Tell me what you do and the range of services you’ve been hired to do over the years? Doug: My brand – When he speaks, it’s an event – really covers what I do. I call it voice…

Small businesses feeling the impact of Canada Post strike

CFIB calls on government to introduce back-to-work legislation after survey of its members

Small businesses feeling the impact of Canada Post strikeTwo-thirds of Canadian small businesses say that they have been negatively impacted by the Canada Post strike at an average cost of $3,000. A new survey, released on Tuesday by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, also found that 87 per cent of small firms in Canada viewed Canada Post’s delivery services as important to…

Parachute Coffee ships fresh-roasted coffee directly to consumers

Consumers can ‘experience top grade, curation, personalization, and peak-freshness whenever they want’

Parachute Coffee ships fresh-roasted coffee directly to consumersToronto-based Parachute Coffee is on a mission to provide better coffee to every home. The company has introduced Canada’s first direct-to-consumer business to provide fresh-roasted craft coffee through its ecommerce platform for Canadians to enjoy their coffee at home. “Coffee lovers who make their daily brews at home are unknowingly and consistently consuming stale coffee.…

ePlay Digital making its mark in the growing esports industry

Company is poised to take advantage of the growing billion-dollar esports industry

ePlay Digital making its mark in the growing esports industryA Calgary-based company has become a key player in the mobile game creator field and a publisher specializing in sports and entertainment augmented reality titles. Trevor Doerksen, CEO of ePlay Digital Inc., says the company is poised to take advantage of the growing billion-dollar esports industry. The company, which was established in 2017, is a…

What’s going on with oil prices in Alberta?

Industry expert Richard Masson explains how supply and demand balance dramatically impacts oil pricing

What’s going on with oil prices in Alberta?Trying to understand the critical situation Alberta faces with current oil prices is daunting for most people, especially if they’re not directly involved with the oilpatch. So Calgary’s Business decided to make some sense out of this confusing scenario and sought the expertise of one of the country’s top experts in the field to explain…

Baby Gourmet seeks to ensure healthy food choices for babies

Calgary-based company partnering with a Hamilton agency to provide essential needs to young families

Baby Gourmet seeks to ensure healthy food choices for babiesCalgary-based  Baby Gourmet 's Heart of Baby Gourmet platform wants to ensure every child in Canada has access to healthy food. For years, the company has supported food banks in Canada. It’s now partnering as well with an agency in Hamilton, Ont., to provide essential needs to young families. “Baby Gourmet has been a trusted part…

How retail can regain its personal relationship with shoppers

Traditional retailers must learn to be obsessed with their customers, says executive Carrie Kirkman

How retail can regain its personal relationship with shoppersCarrie Kirkman is a senior retail executive, and formerly past president and chief merchant of Sears Canada. What are the key things you learned from the Sears experience? Kirkman: Too many to count. Most importantly is how critical it is for an organization’s leadership to be looking and planning far, far ahead to ensure that…
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