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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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York University’s Markham Centre Campus ‘dream come true’

Markham YorkU campus renderingYork Region’s first university campus is expected to provide post-secondary opportunities closer to home for thousands of students, establish a diverse talent pool for burgeoning industries in the area and create millions in economic benefits once the $275.4-million, 10-storey, 400,000 sq. ft. campus building opens its doors in the fall of 2023.

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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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Markham Headquartered PayMyTuition Launches Payment Wheel, an All-in-One Solution for Tuition Payments

Payment Wheel by PayMyTuitionMARKHAM and JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PayMyTuition, a leading provider of technology-driven global payment processing solutions for tuition payments, announced today the launch of Payment Wheel, an innovative suite of solutions specifically designed for Canadian educational institutions to remove friction within domestic and international tuition payments while streamlining institutions’ international business payments.

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Trillium Executive Centre in Markham Awarded BOMA Certificate of Excellence and Winner of 2020 TOBY Award

Trillium Executive Centre, MarkhamMARKHAM, Sept. 29, 2020 /CNW/ – True North Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: TNT.UN) (the “REIT”) is pleased to announce its property located at 675 Cochrane Drive, Markham, Ontario has been awarded the BOMA Certificate of Excellence and 2020 Local TOBY® Award (Outstanding Building of the Year) in the Office Building 250,000 – 499,999 sq. ft. category (“675 Cochrane”).

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Markham Headquartered Nielsen Reveals Most Accurate Canadian Consumer Behavior Data With Launch Of Homescan Trip Projection

mobile with Nielsen Homescan appMARKHAM, ON, Sept. 29, 2020 /CNW/ — Today, Nielsen Connect, Canada’s leading provider of consumer insights, single handedly raised the benchmark of accuracy for Canadian consumer intelligence with the announced launch of Homescan Trip Projection. Bringing to light a dual projection methodology that is unmatched in the industry, Nielsen Connect’s Homescan Trip Projection reduces variance from panel bias for better coverage and stronger trend consistency.

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Will Vaughan’s e-commerce grocery facility — the first in North America — spur technology adoption?

new Sobeys distribution centre grand openingTwo years ago, Michael Medline, President and CEO of Empire Co., was sitting in his backyard and then — boom — came the mega lightbulb vision when he was reading about Ocado.

Ocado isn’t Canadian. Rather, it’s a U.K.-based company that touts itself as a “serial innovator,” “disrupter” and the “world’s most advanced end-to-end e-commerce, fulfilment and logistics platform.”

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York Region Leads in the 905-Region for August New Home Sales with More Than 1,000 Units Sold

new home constructionToronto, Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The GTA new home market saw an unusually busy August, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced today.

A total of 4,539 new homes was sold in August, up 217 per cent from August 2019 and 119 per cent above the 10-year average, according to Altus Group*, BILD’s official source for new home market intelligence. It was the highest number of new home sales for August since Altus Group started tracking in 2000.

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Markham Based One Team Health Announces Expanded Health Claims Management Services

One Team HealthMARKHAM, Ontario and ASHLAND, Ore.Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — One Team Health, a leading provider of managed care services for health insurers and their members, announces a significant expansion of its service offerings based on technology from PLEXIS Healthcare Systems (PLEXIS). One Team Health (OTH) launched the PLEXIS Canopy Care Management solution in service of 20,000 insured members.

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Richmond Hill Headquartered Facedrive Hits 1.5 Million Downloads with its HiQ Social App by HiRide

HiRide carpool app(BUSINESS WIRE)–Facedrive Inc. (“Facedrive”) (TSXV: FD), a Canadian “people-and-planet-first” tech ecosystem, is delighted to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, HiRide Share Ltd. (“HiRide”), a socially-responsible peer-to-peer platform offering innovative transportation and communication solutions, has surpassed 1,500,000 downloads of its HiQ Social App, continuing to demonstrate its growing international popularity.

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Markham Headquartered Iristel Supplies Data On Tap With its First Wholesale Network Agreement for its Dotmobile™ Wireless Service

mobile phone in handSept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — dotmobile™, a Full Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), is pleased to announce its first network wholesale agreement. It is with Iristel, Canada’s only coast-to-coast-to-coast telecommunications network.

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Markham Headquartered Everlink and FSS Partner to Drive Card Payments Growth in Canada

Everlink logoMUMBAI, India and TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2020 /CNW/ — FSS (Financial Software and Systems), a global payments technology company, announced today that Canada’s Everlink Payment Services Inc., a leading provider of payments solutions and services for Canadian credit unions, banks, and small and medium enterprises, has selected FSS’s Unified Card Management System to modernize card operations to support its future growth plans.

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Mackenzie Health celebrates substantial completion of new Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital

Vaughan Hospital AnnouncementVaughan, ON (September 18, 2020) — Mackenzie Health leadership, government officials and project partners celebrated substantial completion of the new Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, the first net new hospital to be built in Ontario in more than 30 years.

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Markham Headquartered Dealer-FX Partners with Aeris and Mitsubishi Motors North America to Connect Mitsubishi Customers with Mobile Dealer Services

mobile phone reporting car problemsSAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aeris, a technology leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), Dealer-FX, the leading service lane technology provider for automotive retailers and OEMs, and Mitsubishi Motors North America today announced a partnership that enables Mitsubishi customers in the U.S. to schedule and manage service appointments at Mitsubishi dealerships from the My Mitsubishi Connect app.

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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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Amazon Delivery Station Coming to Vaughan

person holding a box for deliveryAmazon is building a new delivery station in Vaughan that will open in 2021.

The Vaughan delivery station will be located on 50 and 51 Keyes Court. This is in the heart of the Vaughan Enterprise Zone, on the south east corner of Langstaff and Huntington roads. Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon’s order fulfilment process. does

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Richmond Hill Headquarted Laipac Wins Over Customers and Users Around the World

Laipac ownersWell before IoT was ‘a thing’, Laipac Technology Inc. was quickly establishing itself in the emerging Internet of Things design space. Founded in 1999 by Canadian entrepreneurs Diego Lai and Maria Pacini with a mere $10,000 to their firm’s name, the Toronto-area business quickly grew to become a global leader in IoT products and services with customers all around the globe.

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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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Stouffville Headquartered Wolf Advanced Technology Honored with Platinum Award by Military & Aerospace Electronics

Wolf tech awardStouffville, ON — September 9, 2020 – Wolf Advanced Technology announced today that its VPX3U-XAVIER-SBC was recognized with a Platinum Award by the 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards. An independent panel of judges from the aerospace and defense industries awarded WOLF’s 3U VPX product with its highest tier recognition with this award.

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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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Vaughan Headquartered Kontrol’s BioCloud Technology Continue to Deliver Positive Results Against COVID-19

BioCloud TechDuring the week of August 31, 2020 Kontrol continued lab testing on its fully operating prototype to validate certain components required for commercialization of BioCloud. The testing continues to demonstrate positive results as previously reported in the press release dated August 27, 2020.

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Markham Headquartered TeraGo Signs on as Connected2Fiber’s First Canadian Provider of Networking Solutions

green map of worldAug. 31, 2020 /CNW/ – TeraGo (TSX: TGO) (www.terago.ca), a leading provider of critical networking, cloud, and managed services across Canada, is delighted to join Connected2Fiber, a location engagement platform for network buyers and sellers, as its first Canadian provider. The relationship will enable TeraGo to connect to and service customers, both international and domestic, much more effectively across Canada, including remote regions.

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Government of Canada Announced Approx. $50,000 Climate Action Fund (CAF) to Earth Rangers Foundation in Vaughan

CAF fund and Earth RangersAug. 28, 2020 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada’s number one priority remains keeping Canadians safe and supporting families and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. Even at this time, work continues to help the economy recover, create conditions for new jobs, lower emissions, and make life more affordable for Canadians.

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AI App Developed by Richmond Hill’s Visual Defence Sniffs out Hundreds of Potholes

Visual Defense Rover AppSwift, smart, and state-of-the-art, a new smartphone-based artificial intelligence system offers a simple solution to help repair the pothole-ridden roads in Richmond Hill.

The AI software, called Rover, automatically identified and analyzed a total of 542 potholes across the city during a 135-day pilot program that began in late 2019 and continued into 2020.

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