Summer send-off safety tips.

Labour Day weekend is upon us! It feels like yesterday we were welcoming the sunshine and planning weekend get-aways. And now, the kids are heading back to school. Many people will be spending the coming days enjoying what's left of summer. While our regular posts focus on market and trade information, we thought we'd use … Continue reading Summer send-off safety tips.

Retail round-up.

We get a lot of emails from various sources, offering information about what's happening in many different industries in Canada and around the world. And the retail alerts have really been piquing our interest. There are too many to list properly on Twitter or LinkedIn, so we thought we'd offer a round-up on our blog. So … Continue reading Retail round-up.

Sidewalk Toronto: potential opportunities in waterfront development.

Firms may have an opportunity to be involved in the engineering, construction and information and communications technology (ICT) areas in this major redevelopment of the Toronto waterfront area. In 2017, Waterfront Toronto issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) that identified the need for “new and innovative partnerships, funding and investment models” in an era of … Continue reading Sidewalk Toronto: potential opportunities in waterfront development.

More about toiletries with plastic microbeads.

Toiletries containing plastic microbeads are now illegal for sale in Canada. The law came into effect on July 1, 2019. This follows a ban on manufacture and import of these products that came into force on July 1, 2018. Natural health products and non-prescription drugs that contained microbeads were exempt from the 2018 rule, but … Continue reading More about toiletries with plastic microbeads.

Climate change adaptation: mitigating floods and other weather disasters.

As governments at a national, provincial and municipal level recognize the growing need for adapting infrastructure to combat the effects of climate change, monies will be spent on both basic infrastructure projects and adopting new green technologies. Climate change and extreme weather events threaten existing infrastructure across the country, impacting its effectiveness, lifespan, cost, maintenance, … Continue reading Climate change adaptation: mitigating floods and other weather disasters.