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Show entries from: January 2012 returned 162 result(s).

Canadian Pacific to spend up to $1.2 billion on infrastructure, growth projects

Published: 1/20/2012 5:22:00 PM - Author: none
'Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX:CP) says it will spend between $1.1 billion and $1.2 billion in capital projects this year, with about one-quarter of the funds going towards business improvements and the rest towards maintaining assets....'

Rogers Media to expand Citytv with deal for Saskatchewan Communications Network

Published: 1/20/2012 5:16:00 PM - Author: none
'Rogers Media Inc. said Tuesday it would buy Saskatchewan Communications Network, the province's educational broadcaster, and relaunch it as a Citytv station based in Regina...Rogers said the acquisition expands Citytv's national footprint with added local content and supports SCN's historical role offering educational programming...'

Apple starts selling interactive e-textbooks for the iPad

Published: 1/20/2012 5:13:00 PM - Author: none
'...While U.S. publishers Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill and Pearson have partnered with Apple, Canadian textbook companies have yet to do so..."When you amortize it over the lifetime of a student in a school it saves a lot," he said.

"If schools no longer have to buy textbook materials because they're creating their own and they're just spending that money on the hardware, the trade-off cost is going to be minimal. Particularly with some students already having their own devices."...'

Statistics Canada says Canadian travel abroad rose in November

Published: 1/20/2012 5:07:00 PM - Author: none
'Statistics Canada says out-of-country travel by Canadians increased 0.8 per cent to five million trips in November, compared with the previous month.

Canadians made 782,000 trips overseas in November, up 1.6 per cent, while travel to the United States rose 0.6 per cent to 4.2 million trips...'

Manufacturing not so weak, as factory production continues to gain strength

Published: 1/20/2012 5:05:00 PM - Author: none
'Canada's factories were humming in November, a strong signal for the economy and jobs, and suggesting the battered manufacturing sector may have more life than previously thought.

Statistics Canada said Thursday that manufacturing sales rose an above-consensus two per cent to $49.6 billion during the month - the fourth increase in five months - as output in machinery, petroleum and coal products, and motor vehicle industries posted strong gains...'

Canada's real GDP growth to slow in 2012, says Conference Board report

Published: 1/20/2012 5:02:00 PM - Author: none
'Spending restraint by governments and businesses will contribute to an expected slowing of gross domestic product growth this year, the Conference Board of Canada said Wednesday.

In its outlook for winter 2012, the Ottawa-based think-tank said it expects GDP to decline to 2.1 per cent from 2.3 per cent last year...'

Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games construction off track, says lobbyist

Published: 1/20/2012 4:59:00 PM - Author: none
'...But the red flags from former Olympian sailor Paul Henderson, a key figure in both the failed Toronto Olympic bid and the successful Pan Am Games, are being shrugged off by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) while the consensus in the construction industry is that it’s a yellow flag, if anything...'

Bouncing back from recession, Toronto leads Canada’s growth

Published: 1/20/2012 4:56:00 PM - Author: none
'...The recession slammed Canada’s largest city harder than elsewhere, resulting in steep job losses. But in recent years, Toronto has also shown a quicker recovery, to a point where economic momentum is running at its highest level in more than a decade...'

Apple vows iBooks 2 will ‘reinvent’ school textbooks

Published: 1/20/2012 4:54:00 PM - Author: none
'..."In general, education is in the dark ages," he said, adding that education has challenges that are "pretty profound."

"It's hard not to see that the textbook is not always the ideal learning tool," Mr. Schiller said...'

Prediction: The end of cable TV

Published: 1/20/2012 4:51:00 PM - Author: none
'This year, television is set to make a major jump into the digital age...'
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