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YORK REGION BUSINESS COMMUNITY NEWS
Employment Is Up 3.3 Per Cent In York Region

VIVA Rapid TransitNewmarket – Employment continues to outpace national, provincial and Greater Toronto Area averages, establishing York Region as Ontario’s fastest growing large municipality and third largest business hub. York Region continues to grow at a steady pace, securing jobs for more than 620,000 people. Between 2016 and 2017 a total of 19,780 new jobs were created, representing a 3.3 per cent increase year-over-year.

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Vaughan Headquartered Upstream Works Software Announces New Partnership with NWN

Upstream WorksVaughan, ON, Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Upstream Works Software, Ltd., a provider of Omnichannel Contact Center solutions, today announced a new partnership with NWN, to effectively deliver integrated customer experience solutions on the Cisco Collaboration platform.

Full Article: www.globenewsire.com

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Markham Headquartered Saint Elizabeth and Westervelt College Announce Landmark Health Education Partnership

St. Elizabeth Healthcare WorkerMARKHAM, ONFeb. 13, 2018 /CNW/ – With the energy of a startup and a combined 243-years of expertise, Saint Elizabeth Health Care and Westervelt College today announced they are partnering to create a new powerhouse in health education.

Full Article: www.newswire.ca

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Advanced Tech Comes To Newmarket-Based Southlake’s Heart Health Program

Southlake HospitalHeart care at Newmarket’s hospital just got more advanced. Southlake Regional Health Centre’s program for heart health — the regional cardiac care program — has completely redeveloped its cath or catheterization labs. It makes heart, blood, and cardiac procedures state-of-the-art and reduces the time patients wait for operations.

Full Article: www.yorkregion.com

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Richmond Hill-Based Evolution Technology Resources Inc. (ETKR) Signs Deal With 1ClickGames and Increases User Base Tenfold to 275,000.

Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via OTC PR WIRE — Evolution Technology Resources Inc. (ETKR.OTC) has signed an agreement with Highweb Trade Ltd, a Malta based online casino service provider better known for their B2B igaming tradename 1ClickGames.

Full Article: www.globenewswire.com

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Markham Headquartered Doxim and Collabria Launch a Partnership to Power Innovative Payment Solutions for over 200 Financial Institutions in Canada

MARKHAM, CALGARY, ALBERTA (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 12, 2018 | Doxim, a leading provider of customer engagement software for the financial services industry, today announced that it has partnered with Collabria Financial Inc. (Collabria), a top provider of state-of-the-art, customized credit card solutions to Canadian financial institutions and their customers.

Full Article: www.newswire.ca

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Howland Green Introduces The First Net Positive Energy Office Building in Markham, Canada

Howland Green Business CentreMarkham, Feb. 12, 2018 /CNW/ – Howland Green Homes Ltd., is about to embark on something that has not been done in Canada before. It’s bringing to market a building so revolutionary, that it will produce more energy than it will consume. Presenting the Howland Green Business Centre, which will be located on Cachet Woods Court near the 407ETR and 16th Avenue in Canada’s technological hub, the City of Markham.

Full Article: www.newswire.ca

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Vaughan Headquartered Kontrol Energy Developing Utility Token and Carbon Offset Trading Platform

VaughanFeb. 12, 2018 /CNW/ – Kontrol Energy Corp. (“Kontrol”, or the “Company”) (CSE: KNR, FSE: 1K8) announces that it is developing, in cooperation with the company it is proposing to acquire (see Kontrol’s news release dated February 2, 2018), a utility token (GHGcoin) and Carbon Offset trading platform

Full Article: www.newswire.ca

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Markham Headquartered VIQ Solutions Announces Important EMEA Business Expansion

viqMARKHAM, Feb. 06, 2018 (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 significant business expansion in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Full Article: www.globenewswire.com

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A New Look For Two Established York Region Businesses

Formerly Packaging Logistics Inc., and Pack-Age Inc. these York Region companies have merged and rebranded as one new PACK: Wolfpack. As manufacturers of custom and stock boxes, Wolfpack Packaging Inc. has set up shop in a stunning, newly renovated space with over 63,000 sq. ft. of warehousing at 402 Mulock Drive, in Newmarket.

Full Article: www.canadianmanufacturing.com

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Vaughan-Based Blue Link ERP Debuts New User Interface with Improved Dashboard Views

Blue Link ERPVAUGHAN, York Region – January 16, 2018 – Blue Link Associates, a leader in integrated accounting and inventory management ERP, announced the release of its latest user interface. The new design boasts a sleeker look and improved accessibility to key features and tools, and the star of the update- a new customizable homepage that gives users the option to look at key business data, custom reports, or any information (via URL).

Full Article: www.bluelinkerp.com

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Vaughan Headquartered Kontrol Energy enters into Agreement to Acquire Strategic Blockchain Software Firm, Enters IOTA Cryptocurrency Sector and Announces $10 Million Financing

Feb. 2, 2018 /CNW/ – Kontrol Energy Corp. (“Kontrol”, or the “Company”) (CSE: KNR, FSE: 1K8) announces that it has entered into a binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) on January 31, 2018 to acquire a profitable and fast growing Blockchain software development firm (the “Target”) operating a successful Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) business that has demonstrated 100% recurring revenue (the “Acquisition”).

Full Article: www.newswire.ca

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Markham Headquartered Pond Technologies Holdings Inc. Announces Closing of Reverse Takeover and Completion of $8.7 Million Related Equity Financings

Pond TechnologiesJan. 31, 2018 /CNW/ – Pond Technologies Holdings Inc. (formerly named Ironhorse Oil & Gas Inc.) (the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that, effective January 30, 2018, the Corporation completed its business combination (the “Transaction”) with Pond Technologies Inc. (“Pond”) by way of a “three-cornered amalgamation”, which included the completion of an aggregate of $8,740,495 in equity funding led by Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. and Hampton Securities Limited (collectively, the “Agents”).

Full Article: www.newswire.ca

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CIM Group Acquires Datacenter in Toronto Area’s Markham

Data CenterTORONTO & MARKHAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CIM Group, in partnership with fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty (“1547”), today announced the acquisition of a 42,000-square-foot operating datacenter situated on 3.5 acres in Markham, ON which is part of the Greater Toronto Area. I.C.E Datacenters (Interconnection & Colocation for the Enterprise) sold the property to the partnership and will leaseback a significant portion of the data center.

Full Article: www.businesswire.com

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Richmond Hill-Based Applanix Introduces Autonomy Development Platform for Autonomous Vehicles

ApplanixRichmond Hill, Ontario, January 23, 2018 — Applanix, a Trimble Company and leader in positioning and orientation technology, introduced today its Autonomy Development Platform to provide automakers, truck makers, and Tier 1 vehicle suppliers the hardware, software, engineering, and integration services they need to accelerate their development programs for on-road and off-road autonomous vehicles.

Full Article: www.amerisurv.com

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GM Canada Commits $1.8 Million to Inspire Girls and Promote STEM at Official Opening of its Markham Technical Centre

GM Canada in York RegionMarkham, Ontario (January 19, 2018) — At the official opening of GM Canada’s new Canadian Technical Centre (CTC) in Markham, the company announced the GM Canada STEM Fund, a C$1.8 million commitment for educational programs to encourage students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and inspire the next generation of Canadian technology innovators.

Full Article: media.gm.ca

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