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Indigenous Community Honours ‘Difference-Maker’

A role model: Indigenous & Community Relations liaison Peter Knight’s tireless community efforts recognized.
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Employee Earns Aboriginal Role Model Award

TransCanada walks the talk when it comes to Indigenous relations.

The company began practising proactive Indigenous engagement in 1989 — long before it became a regulatory requirement in Canada and a hot button issue with pipeline opponents.

Cod Willing: David Abel on the Cod’s Resurgence

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Since 1992, fish ’n chips fans may have noticed that there was no cod in their classic fried dish. That’s the year that the Canadian government issued a moratorium on fishing the popular, tasty species. It devastated the Newfoundland region’s economy, but it had to be done. The cod population had dwindled to nearly nothing at that time due to over-fishing and changing water temperatures. Our guest today on Sea Change Radio is Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Abel, who recently wrote a piece for the Boston Globe about how the cod has actually rebounded in recent times.

Protect Your Home During a Wildfire

The catastrophe in Canada has lead many homeowners to take fire resistance measures.
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THE WILDFIRES THAT destroyed more than 2,400 buildings around Fort McMurray, Canada, continued to burn into June, prompting global help to fight the fires and aid displaced residents.

Canada’s Next Generation of Bioscientists

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In the 24 years since, biotechnology has emerged from its cocoon to become a major component of humanity’s overall scientific endeavors. “Biotech has changed dramatically over the lifespan of the competition,” says Mark Lievonen, President of Sanofi Pasteur Limited.

To learn more about Sanofi Pasteur’s involvement with BioGenius Canada and the importance of empowering young people, please click on the link below, which was published by Mediaplanet in June 2016. .  .

TD Bank Group Joins the World Bank's Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

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July 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today, TD Bank Group is among a group of Canadian companies to join the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC). "As the first North American-based carbon neutral bank, TD is committed to supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy," says Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment Officer, TD Bank Group. "This is not only key to reducing carbon emissions, but it also makes sound economic sense," says Clarke-Whistler. 

Stand Up for Energy East

Thousands have pledged their support. Will you?
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From Alberta to Quebec to New Brunswick, Energy East connects Western Canada’s abundant resources with industry centres in the east, creating thousands of jobs and investments in local communities along the way and reducing our reliance on foreign oil. It’s time to stand up and speak out.

National Grid Completes Major Upgrade of Canada-New England Transmission Link

HVDC system is significant source of clean energy for the region
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WALTHAM, Mass., July 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – National Grid recently completed a major upgrade to its portion of a 960-mile, 450 kilovolt high-voltage direct-current, or HVDC, transmission system that has been delivering clean, carbon-free electricity from Canada to New England for the past 25 years.  National Grid is the majority owner of the US portion of the system, which it operates on behalf of some 35 other energy providers.  The $27 million project took approximately three years and was completed on time and on budget.

Summer Lunch Program for At-Risk Children Addresses Nutritional Needs

Across Canada, an estimated one million children depend on school lunch programs. When summer arrives and schools close, many go without.
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TORONTO, July 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation’s Feeding Our Future initiative, which is expected to serve 135,000 free lunches to at risk children this summer, is launching today in nine cities across Canada. The long-term project is Canada’s largest summer lunch program and has delivered well over one million lunches since its inception in 2001.

At the Heart of Free Trade

Here’s what the exchange of goods between the U.S. and Canada can teach us about the state of trade today – and its future prospects.
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Christoph Atz | UPS 

With free trade under relentless attack in certain political circles, it’s time for a reality check. We shouldn’t shut down borders. The U.S.-Canada trade lane, for example, is proof of the transformative power of the global movement of goods.

The U.S.-Canada story is a story of opportunity, one of neighbors innovating together to tackle challenges requiring collaborative solutions. As goes the United States, so goes Canada – and vice versa.

Making a World of Difference: Amgen Canada Staff Volunteer During Community Day of Caring

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Amgen Canada staff have a long history of supporting United Way in the Peel Region of Ontario, with approximately 50 percent of the head office staff participating. Last year they collectively donated almost $40,000 to the organization. Whether organizing a chili cook off and other fun events to raise funds, cleaning up a local park or stocking shelves at a food bank, these dedicated staff are committed to improving their local community.Last year, Amgen Canada staff joined over 150 volunteers to participate in United Way’s Spring Day of Caring.

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