Markham Headquartered Dealer-FX Acquired by Snap-on

Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information, and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks, today announced that it has acquired Dealer-FX Group, Inc., based in Markham, Ontario, for approximately $200 million in cash.

Vaughan Headquartered Empire Communities Acquires North Carolina Builder

Vaughan, Ontario, Feb. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Empire Communities, one of North America’s largest privately held homebuilders, has acquired Shea Homes North Carolina, expanding its growing U.S. presence to include Charlotte, one of the fastest growing cities in America…
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Richmond Hill Headquartered Laipac Receives Clearance from Europe for their LooK SPOT COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test of 5 to 8 minutes

Richmond Hill, Canada, Jan. 19, 2021 — Laipac Technology Inc. a leader in the development of IoMT (Internet of Medical Things), today announced that their LooK SPOT COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test received CE IVD clearance for Europe.
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Applications Now Open for Ontario’s Small Business Support Grant

The Ontario government has opened applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant. The grant, first announced in December, provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 to eligible small businesses who have had to restrict their operations due to the Provincewide Shutdown.
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Richmond Hill Headquartered Facedrive Health’s TraceSCAN Endorsed by LiUNA as the Wearable Contact-Tracing Solution of Choice

Facedrive Inc. , a Canadian “people-and-planet first” tech ecosystem, is honored to announce that TraceSCAN, Facedrive Health’s proprietary contact-tracing solution, has been endorsed by Labourers’ International Union of North America (“LiUNA”) for implementation across its construction sites.
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Richmond Hill Headquartered Cosmo Music and Efkay Musical Instruments Partner to Create Launch Music

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Jan. 13, 2021 /CNW/ – Canadian music instrument distributor, Efkay Musical Instruments Ltd and Richmond Hill-based music retail superstore, Cosmo Music are proud to announce a new alliance in the creation of Launch Music – a new logistics, distribution, and marketing company serving Canadian music instrument (MI) dealers and global MI brands with a full complement of music industry-based services.
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Markham-based ventureLAB and Women of Influence Partner to Broaden Tech Network for Women Entrepreneurs

MARKHAM, Ontario — ventureLAB and Women of Influence are pleased to announce a new partnership to expand Tech Undivided, a ventureLAB initiative launched in early 2020 with a $1.7-million investment through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)
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York Region Headquartered Monitio Essential Receives Health Canada Authorization for COVID-19 Medical Device

December 15, 2020 — Monitio Intelligence Inc., an AIH Technology Inc. subsidiary, received Health Canada authorization for Monitio Essential -Self Assessment Screening Station under the category of Medical Device for Use in Relation to COVID-19.
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Richmond Hill Headquartered Facedrive Health’s Contact-Tracing Technology TraceSCAN Secures Federal Certification

Facedrive Inc. a Canadian “people-and-planet first” tech ecosystem is pleased to announce that its contact-tracing platform TraceSCAN, a unique wearable technology developed by Facedrive’s Health division, has been authorized by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).
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Markham Headquartered Lind Equipment’s Apollo UVC LED System Scientifically Proven to Effectively Kill SARS-CoV-2

Lind Equipment announced their newly developed Apollo UVC LED system has been proven to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus — the first Canadian-designed UVC LED system proven effective.
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York Region-Made SARS-CoV-2 Detector from Vaughan Headquartered Kontrol Energy Set to Ship Worldwide

Dec. 8, 2020 – Kontrol Energy Corporation is set to ship its COVID-19 technology or BioCloud, to customers and distributors around the world. BioCloud is a real-time analyzer designed to detect airborne viruses, including SARS-COV-2, by continuously sampling air quality and triggering a silent, cloud-based alert to facility managers.
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Markham Headquartered Everlink and ICICI Bank Canada Partner to Launch Visa Debit Affiliate Program

DECEMBER 8, 2020 – Everlink Payment Services Inc. in partnership with ICICI Bank Canada, is pleased to announce the launch of the Visa Debit Affiliate program for Everlink card issuance customers.
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Richmond Hill Headquartered Facedrive and Air Canada to Expand Scope of TraceSCAN Contact Tracing Technology Pilot into 2021

Facedrive Inc., Canada’s “people-and-planet first” technology ecosystem, is pleased to announce that after initial positive results and user feedback in a pilot, will be deploying more TraceSCAN wearable devices to Air Canada to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, expanding the scope of the pilot arrangement into 2021.
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Vaughan Headquartered Kontrol Enters into Exclusive Distribution Agreement with United Safety and Survivability Corporation for BioCloud Technology Distribution in North America, Australia and New Zealand

VAUGHAN, ON / ACCESSWIRE / December 1, 2020 / Kontrol Energy Corp. (“Kontrol” or “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an exclusive Distribution Agreement with United Safety and Survivability Corporation (“United Safety”).
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King City’s Beretta Farms Featured in A&W Commercial

King City’s very own Beretta Farms is featured in a commercial for A&W restaurants.

Lieschen Beretta, ranch manager at Beretta Farms, stars in the commercial as she talks about grass-fed beef.

A&W is featuring grass-fed beef in its restaurants and featured Beretta and another rancher in its commercial.

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Richmond Hill Headquartered Compugen Named Canada’s EdTech Partner of the Year

[Richmond Hill, Ontario] November 19, 2020 – Compugen is proud to announce it was awarded EdTech Partner of the Year for 2020 at the Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit. This award recognizes the extensive contribution Compugen has made to encourage and facilitate educational development through technology across Canada.
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Markham Headquartered Bluewrist 3D Vision Systems Provide Quality Control at Copper Refining Plant

Manually inspecting thousands of sheets of metal per day on multiple production lines running 24 hours a day presents a multitude of quality control challenges. An automated 3D inspection system, on the other hand, can keep up with the steady flow of product and provide quality inspections every time.
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Opening of State-of-the-Art Vaughan Hospital to Help with Surgical Backlog Caused by Coronavirus

At the northwest corner of Jane Street and Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan is a mammoth medical facility years in the making, but the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital is now just months away from opening.

At a time when hospitals across Canada are being overwhelmed by capacity issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the new hospital is expected to alleviate some of that pressure.

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SmartCentres Redeveloping Vaughan Property into Mixed-Use High-Density ‘Crown Jewel’

SmartVMC, the massive 100-acre development at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre located at Highways 7 and 400 near Toronto, is the crown jewel of SmartCentres REIT’s evolution ‘from shopping centres to city centres’. Redevelopment in the area will result in the creation of a vibrant new downtown Vaughan which will be a centre of culture, recreation, commerce, open spaces, and urban life.