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GM Canada to build fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Volts, automaker says

December 2, 2015

OSHAWA—Automated cars are quickly becoming more than just science fiction, and General Motor’s Canadian Engineering Centre in Oshawa, Ont. is soon to become one of the automaker’s leading driverless vehicle research hubs. In remarks at the Economic Club in Ottawa, GM Canada president and managing director, Steve Carlisle, confirmed the facility has been awarded the […]

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Two Waterloo companies to get cash influx from Ontario government

November 27, 2015

WATERLOO—The Ontario government is pumping more than $600,000 into two Waterloo, Ont. manufacturers through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund. The province said the investment will create 18 jobs at Tri-Mach Group Inc. and Demtool Inc., while retaining more than 70 others. Read more at

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Ontario helps Mississauga snack maker ‘puff’ up with $1M investment

November 25, 2015

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Snack maker, Super-Pufft Snack Corp. is getting a $1 million boost from the Ontario government’s Food and Beverage Growth Fund. The investment will help the company invest in a new canister crisp line, creating 34 new jobs and retaining more than 300 others. Read more at

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Ontario manufacturers to get $1.1M boost from province’s development fund

November 20, 2015

TORONTO—Several days after investing nearly $2 million in three Cambridge, Ont. manufacturers, the province’s Southwestern Ontario Development Fund has announced a further $1.1 million investment into three different Ontario businesses. The province will invest $440,900 into Walinga Inc.’s expansion of its Guelph and Fergus, Ont. operations, a project that will create 25 new full-time jobs […]

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Toronto firm launches project that uses giant underwater ‘balloons’ to store energy

November 19, 2015

TORONTO—Three kilometres off the south shore of Toronto Island, underneath 55 metres of water, a series of balloon-like structures chock-full of compressed air are pumping electricity into Toronto’s energy grid. In the frigid depths of Lake Ontario, Toronto cleantech startup, Hydrostor Inc., and its partner, Toronto Hydro, have launched the world’s first underwater compressed air […]

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Ontario to invest nearly $2M in Cambridge manufacturers

November 17, 2015

TORONTO—The government of Ontario has announced investments in three Cambridge, Ont.-based businesses in an effort to create and retain more than 600 jobs. The province will pump nearly $2 million into Kodiak Group Holdings Co., Tenneco Inc. and Upland Technologies Inc. through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund. “These companies are valued employers in this community […]

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