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April 21, 2016
 
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VW to pay $1B to diesel owners, buy back some cars

Deal in principle, but final details such as how much each owner gets to be worked out. » Read full article

Race is on to develop pot breathalyzers

University of BC engineering professor is the latest to create one that detect THC levels. » Read full article

Wynne Liberals to invoke closure on cap and trade bill

Shutting down PC filibuster that has been dragging out committee hearings. » Read full article

Serious steering defect found in several FCA vehicles

Transport Canada has received more than 100 consumer complaints. » Read full article

Clearpath provides GE Healthcare repair centre with self-driving vehicles

A fleet of OTTO self-driving vehicles will automate just-in-time parts delivery within Milwaukee facility. » Read full article

Canada gets a D in environmental performance [VIDEO]

Conference Board of Canada places five provinces at bottom of the pack compared to 26 jurisdictions. » Read full article

New vistas open up at small businesses that use drones

A cheaper, faster and safer way to make inspections and take photos and videos. » Read full article

Your participation in the 2016 EMC-PLANT salary survey is vital!

Your salary information, kept strictly confidential, will help us compare manufacturing remuneration to industry averages. » Read full article
 
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Lower electricity costs, lessen your ecological footprint

Learn about the latest innovations and best practices at Energy Summit 2016. » Read full article

US Senate OKs bill to promote wide variety of energy sources

Bill would boost solar and wind power, natural gas, hydropower and geothermal energy. » Read full article

CEO, board leading Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject quitting amid cost scrutiny

Report finds Labrador hydro project has problems with oversight. » Read full article

Almost half of Canadians would go green on next car purchase

Survey finds positive shift in consumer attitude towards hybrid and electric vehicle use. » Read full article

Federal deficits to be smaller than earlier forecasts: PBO

Analysis says the federal books will add $90.8 billion to public debt over five years, lower than a previous $113.2 billion forecast. » Read full article

Wholesale sales fall 2.2% in February: StatsCan

Machinery, equipment and supplies subsector posted the biggest drop. » Read full article
 
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Partners in Prevention 2016

April 26-27, 2016
Location: Toronto, ON » more info

EMC/NRCAN Energy Summit 2016

May 17-18, 2016
Location: Niagara Falls, ON » more info

MainTrain 2016

Sept. 19-22, 2016
Location: Toronto » more info