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How Canadian farmers can compete in today’s environment

Posted on 26 November 2018

(NC) Our farmers do a lot for our communities. They ensure we have nutritious, local produce to feed our families; create great jobs to improve our economy; and can purchase quality Canadian goods at the grocery store.  But what kinds of resources are available to help support farmers? One program offered by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada is the Farm Debt Mediation Service. It off ...

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6 Creative Meeting Breaks For Stressed-Out Business People

Posted on 07 November 2018

Everyone needs a break at some point. Whatever the occasion, a break by definition is a gap, a slight interruption to the main attraction. In making plans for while planning for a meeting, professionals spend most of their time and resources on the content and not necessarily the ‘breaks’ in between. However, this leads to a grave mistake of treating breaks as an afterthought. While a ...

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Three Reasons to Self-Publish your Book with Agora Publishing Toronto

Posted on 07 November 2018

When some people hear the term self-publishing, they think it’s something only hobby authors do. It is also an option for all sorts of professionals who want to share their ideas and work, promote their businesses, and of course, make a profit. Thanks to technologies such as print-on-demand media, it is easier than ever to make any book you want and put it up for sale.Agorapublishing.com is ...

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Create the feeling of autumn inside your home

Posted on 20 November 2018

(NC) With the cold weather upon us and more time being spent inside, autumn is the perfect time to make small updates to your home’s decor. Plus, getting your home ready now will save you time down the line, letting you focus on holiday entertaining. Find something you love featuring the warm colours of falling leaves and cozy accessories for a seasonal update that’ll last you through ...

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India’s Richest Brothers and How They Grew $41 Billion Apart

Posted on 24 October 2018

Over the past year, the fortunes of the two brothers at the helm of India’s wealthiest dynasty have grown apart -- to about $40 billion apart. Elder sibling Mukesh Ambani, 61, toppled China’s Jack Ma as Asia’s richest man, after driving a telecommunications revolution in India that propelled his petrochemicals conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd. into the $100 billion club. His persona ...

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What will change after cannabis is legalized on October 17?

Posted on 16 October 2018

Recreational cannabis will officially become legal in Canada this week. On Wednesday (October 17), legalized marijuana retail outlets will be able open their doors without fear of the cops pouncing and Canadians will be able to legally buy and consume the drug. So, what immediate changes can be expected in the legal market after October 17? “There will be a buzz. Lots of people will be i ...

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National Bank of Canada launches new personal banking transaction site

Posted on 15 October 2018

Montreal-based National Bank of Canada has launched a new transaction website for personal banking clients. According to a September 19th, 2018 media release, the newly redesigned website was specifically designed to allow clients to view all of their bank accounts in a single location, rather than needing to click through to separate pages for each account. The transaction site redesign ...

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How criminals used Canada's casinos to launder millions

Posted on 15 October 2018

The briefing took place just a few days after David Eby began his new job as British Columbia’s attorney general – and it began a warning. “Get ready,” Eby remembers being told by casino regulators in the western Canadian province. “I think we are going to blow your mind.” What they showed him was footage of individuals wheeling suitcases stuffed with $20 bills into casinos. Ot ...

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The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world

Posted on 15 October 2018

It is difficult to imagine life before our personal and professional worlds were so dominated and “switched on” via smartphones and the other devices that make us accessible and, crucially, so easily distractible and interruptible every second of the day. This constant fragmentation of our time and concentration has become the new normal, to which we have adapted with ease, but the ...

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RBC Prepares to Blaze Trail With New Bail-In Eligible Bonds

Posted on 15 October 2018

Royal Bank of Canada is getting ready to sell the country’s first bail-in eligible senior securities. The bank held a call with fixed-income investors Tuesday to discuss the legal framework for the securities, according to people who had access to the call. Canadian lenders will be able to start issuing the new securities after Sept. 23, when the bail-in framework is officially pu ...