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Vaughan Headquartered Cara Operations Limited Announces Purchase of Pickle Barrel

Pickle BarrelVAUGHAN, ON, Oct. 16, 2017 /CNW/ – Cara Operations Limited (TSX: CARA) (“Cara”) is pleased to announce that on October 13, 2017 it entered into a purchase agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Pickle Barrel Group of Restaurants. The transaction is anticipated to close by the end of the year.

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Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill Jumps to HIMSS Stage 6

Mackenzie HealthRICHMOND HILL, Ont. – Mackenzie Health has been recognized by HIMSS Analytics for achieving Stage 6 on the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model (EMRAM). Mackenzie Health is the first Canadian hospital with a full-suite Epic EMR and one of four Ontario community hospitals to have achieved this designation to date.

Full Article: www.canhealth.com

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Markham Headquartered Maestro PMS Creates the Perfect Hotel Property Management System for Large Operators

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York Region Headquartered Magna Joins The BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye Platform as an Integrator to Bring Autonomous Driving Technology to the Market

MagnaAURORA, YORK REGIONOct. 10, 2017 /CNW/ – The BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye, an Intel company, are on a mission to deliver a self-driving, flexible vehicle platform by 2021. Magna joins as a Tier 1 technology integrator and will help automakers industrialize and customize the domain controller designed by BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye.
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Vaughan Headquartered Drone Delivery Canada to deliver food, goods to Moose Cree First Nation in northern Ontario

Drone Delivery CanadaAt Moose Cree First Nation, detergent costs $30 to $40, milk is double the price it would be in Toronto or Ottawa, while fresh produce is about one-third more expensive.

But residents of the remote northern Ontario community on Moose Factory Island, just south of James Bay, hope they are one step closer to more affordable commercial deliveries.

Full Article: www.thestar.com

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Richmond Hill Headquartered Edsby Deploys to More Than 120,000 Users at York Region District School Board

Edsby Students LearningEdsby®, the most comprehensive learning and analytics platform available for K-12, is being introduced district-wide at York Region District School Board (YRDSB), one of the largest school districts in Canada.
With over 123,000 students in 177 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools, YRDSB serves one of the fastest growing areas in North America – the Regional Municipality of York located in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Markham Headquartered Jonas Premier Software Announces Partnership with PlanGrid

Jonas PremierWith Premier, users get a complete software solution specifically designed to meet the needs of innovative construction companies. PlanGrid is the leader in construction software that drives productivity for the field. The integration with Premier and PlanGrid will now provide construction companies with the best user experience possible.

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Grand & Toy Officially Calls Vaughan Home, Uniting Its Head Office and Teams

VAUGHAN, ON, Oct. 2, 2017 /CNW/ – Grand & Toy, a B2B office products and service provider serving Canadian customers via a direct salesforce and advanced e-commerce platform, has moved its regional head office from Don Mills to Vaughan. An existing Grand & Toy facility, the office in Vaughan has undergone an extensive renovation in order to create an inviting and modern work environment. It will also serve as a visual extension of the brand and showcase Grand & Toy’s various office furniture solutions.

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York Region Businesses Awarded with the Canadian Business Excellence Award

Canadian Business Excellence AwardTORONTO, Sept. 26, 2017 /CNW/ – Excellence Canada and PwC Canada are pleased to announce that, at the second annual Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses, 25 Canadian organizations will be receiving the Canadian Businesses Excellence Awards for clearly demonstrating a strategic approach to successfully improving business performance and achieving goals, with a focus on the following three key performance areas: Delighted Customers; Engaged Employees; and Innovation.

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Richmond Hill Headquartered Laipac Technology Inc. Launching the LooK Watch – IoT Standalone Smartwatch – on Kickstarter

Look Watch ModelsRichmond Hill, Sept. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Laipac Technology Inc., a Richmond Hill-based Canadian company in the Toronto Area, announces today the launch of their LooK Watch on Kickstarter. LooK Watch is the first Internet of Things (IoT) standalone smartwatch with Android OS.

Full Article: www.globenewswire.ca

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Markham-Based Lind Equipment President Named to Canada’s 2018 Clean50 for LED Jobsite Success

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Suburban Toronto Area Offices Attract New-Economy Tenants

York Region AerialMatt Gunning, Avison Young principal and managing director of the company’s Toronto North office, said immigration by entrepreneurs to northern Toronto, York Region and Mississauga has had a positive impact on those office markets.

Full Article: www.renx.ca

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Markham Headquartered VIQ Solutions Announces Next Growth Driver, AI-Assist, the Artificial Intelligence Assistant

VIQ SolutionsMarkham, Sept. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VIQ Solutions Inc. (“VIQ”, or the “Company”) (TSX Venture:VQS), a global expert providing a cybersecurity protected technology and service platform for digital evidence capture and content management, today announced accelerated development of its artificial intelligence platform. It will offer significantly enhanced services to meet rapidly increasing worldwide demand, beginning with existing and new VIQ Government, Public Safety, Medical and Judicial customers.

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Vaughan Headquartered Mircom Group Acquires Edmonton-Based JNH Developments Ltd.

Mircom Group of CompaniesThe Mircom Group of Companies has acquired JNH Developments Ltd.’s operations and will be integrating the business into the existing Mircom Edmonton office. JNH and Mircom have had a longstanding association, and the acquisition expands Mircom’s service offering in the northern Alberta region.

Full Article: www.canadianconsultingengineering.com

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The Regional Municipality of York Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

IEDC York Link AwardWASHINGTON, DC & YORK REGION (Sept. 19, 2017)- The Regional Municipality of York won a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its YORK LINK campaign, a project in the category of Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Program of 3 Years or More of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 17 – 20, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. “On behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Excellence in Economic Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to the Regional Municipality of York. Not only did they work to provide a necessary service to their community; but also, their participation in the awards program sheds light on their stellar projects which other communities can now use as a benchmark.”  – Michael Langley, FM, CEO of GREATER MSP, Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN, and 2017 IEDC Board Chair

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Ottawa Catholic School Board Partners With Richmond Hill Headquartered Staples Canada to Help Bring Technology Devices For Learning to the Home and School

Staples CanadaRICHMOND HILL, ON, Sept. 18, 2017 /CNW/ – The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) has partnered with Staples Canada to help bring technology that supports learning in the classroom, as part of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to school program. The initiative will help students have access to the learning tools and opportunities that technology offers by having their very own device with them in school and at home.

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York Region Consortium Pitches $300 Million to Support Microelectronics Supercluster

Microelectronics superclusterWhen the Innovation Superclusters Initiative competition was announced in May, it was only a matter of time before dozens of proposals began flowing in from Canada’s strongest tech centres, including York Region. Located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), York Region boasts the second highest number of information, communications, and technology employers in the country, with over 4,400 ICT firms including the Canadian operations of several global microelectronics companies.

Full Article: www.itbusiness.ca

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Markham Headquartered Microdea Makes the Profit 500 List for Fourth Consecutive Year

MicrodeaMARKHAM, Ontario, Sept. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Microdea No. 457 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Full Article: www.cbj.ca

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Richmond Hill Headquartered Laipac Technology Inc. launching the First IoT Enabled Standalone Smartwatch LooK Watch in MWC Americas San Francisco CA Sept 12-14

RICHMOND HILL,Look Watch GREATER TORONTO AREA – Sept. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Look Watch is the first Internet of Things (IoT) enabled standalone smartwatch developed by Laipac Technology Inc. (www.laipac.com).

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