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Opening of State-of-the-Art Vaughan Hospital to Help with Surgical Backlog Caused by Coronavirus

hospital roomAt 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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Vaughan Headquartered Clearbridge Mobile Partners with CANet to Launch COVID-19 Healthcare Web App

Sign in page redNov. 3, 2020 /CNW/ – Clearbridge Mobile is proud to have played a vital role in assisting the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) launch, VIRTUES, an online web-based application developed to reduce emergency department visits and improve COVID-19 patient-driven care. With many of Canada’s telehealth solutions under tremendous strain due to the pandemic, the need for a digital solution was inevitable and presented a fantastic opportunity for both organizations to partner and collectively support Canadian citizens and frontline healthcare professionals.

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Markham Headquartered Electronics Manufacturer Vexos Receives Health Canada Approval for the MVM Ventilator

Vexos ventilatorMARKHAM, Sept. 30, 2020 /CNW/ — Vexos Inc., a Global Electronics Manufacturing Services provider, is pleased to announce that Health Canada has approved the Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM) ventilator for use under Interim Order. In May, Vexos signed a contract with the Government of Canada to manufacture and supply 10,000 MVM units as part of the national mobilization to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Vaughan-based Drone Delivery Canada to Transport Pandemic Supplies to Georgina Island First Nation

Supplies placed into a droneLake Simcoe will soon become more crowded. But not with boats — with drones.

While some still think drones are disruptive technology, drones are the future for the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation.

With COVID-19 cases on the rise again throughout the province coupled with the unpredictable winds winter brings, Georgina Island First Nation was a prime candidate for the federal government’s drone delivery pilot project, said band councilor William McCue.

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York Region Tech Companies Stepping Up: In the Fight Against COVID, PPE Isn’t Everything

People in Office LobbyAs COVID-19 continues to plague the country, the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) has been front and center. Some companies managed to pivot their business by providing masks and hand sanitizer after both became mandatory additions to everyone’s going out rituals. But the new reality is not just about PPE. Some York Region companies are providing products and services to help us weather the storm in other ways.

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Aurora resident launching multi-purpose bag for fitness enthusiasts amid COVID-19

hustleandfit bag creatorAmid the coronavirus pandemic, the economy has seen many businesses close down across York Region and around the world, causing job losses to rise.

One Aurora resident, who did end up losing his full-time position as a marketer, decided it’s always time to “follow your dreams” and is launching his own business during these even more risky times.

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Aurora’s Allegra Marketing Wins International Business Award

Staff from Allegra MarketingAurora’s Allegra Marketing Print Mail has earned an international award for top sales performance and customer satisfaction. The award was given to the company by marketing, print and graphic communications franchise network, Alliance Franchise Brands. The annual award comes as Allegra works to provide resources to help local businesses reopen safely and quickly as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

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Where Tech Grows: Canadian Tech IPO and Stock Market Success in Toronto Area’s York Region

Graphic of a stock chartIn the year of COVID, institutions are changing how they serve customers. This summer, for instance, the Toronto Zoo announced a partner for its scenic drive-thru safari – Facedrive, a sustainable rideshare company. Visitors can enjoy the zoo from the socially-distant safety of eco-friendly vehicles. Much like the zoo, the stock market can be a wild ride at times, but there are many York Region-based companies finding success after going public.

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