Latest Issue: June 16, 2020

Small Reactor Project Based At CNL

Group makes reactors that provide energy to remote areas

Three companies are collaborating to operate a micro modular reactor project at Chalk River Laboratories (CNL) in Chalk River. Global First Power, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) and Ontario Power Generation will build, own and operate the micro modular reactor (MMR) to provide safe and sustainable, low-carbon power and heat to industries such as mining and remote communities. Download the latest issue.

New Priorities For EOWC

COVID-19 changes focus of municipal group

Members of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) have discussed the reframing of their priorities in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Download the latest issue.

Northern Ontario Tourism Strategy

A focus on locals for COVID-19 year

Destination Northern Ontario, a regional tourism organization, has prepared a presentation on what the tourism industry can expect due to COVID-19. They anticipate that as air travel takes longer to rebound, tourism operators should focus on “local and regional tourism business” as doors reopen. Travellers will consider driving a longer distance due to air travel anxiety and restrictions. Download the latest issue.

Cannabis At Work

Resource for employers and employees regarding cannabis use in the workplace

A survey of 15,000 Canadians has revealed some misinformation on behalf of employers and employees on the use of cannabis as it pertains to the workforce. Responsible Cannabis Use (RCU) provided the survey that showed one-third of employees believe that if they have disclosed their medical cannabis licence to their employer, they can consume cannabis during work. This, they say, is not the case. Download the latest issue.

EOLC Reviews Local Economy

GDP and employment losses predicted for area

The Eastern Ontario Leadership Council (EOLC) received the first detailed assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the regional economy of Eastern Ontario, with a specific focus on its labour market. Download the latest issue.

Marketing | Jennifer Layman

What’s Coming Down The Pike? Your future customer may not be your current one

I have talked to several business owners since my last column. Some are dealing with outrageous customer behaviour. Some are dealing with the challenges of returning their workforce to their pre-COVID roles. Some are wondering how much their taxes are going to increase when it comes to paying for the financial support of the pandemic and what that will mean for the business’ future. There is, however, one thing that seems to come up in every conversation with a business owner: the worst is yet to come. Download the latest issue.

Book Club | Morten T. Hansen, PhD

Great At Work: The Hidden Habits of Top Performers

Why do some people perform better at work than others? This simple question continues to confound professionals in all sectors of the workforce. Now, after a unique, five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Morten Hansen reveals the answers that can be applied by anyone looking to maximize their time and performance. Each of Hansen’s practices is highlighted by inspiring stories from individuals in his study. You’ll meet a high school principal who engineered a dramatic turnaround of his failing high school; a rural Indian farmer determined to establish a better way of life for women in his village; and a sushi chef, whose simple preparation has led to his unassuming restaurant being awarded three Michelin stars. Download the latest issue.

  • Events Calendar: Business and related events in the region
  • Business News Around The Valley: Briefs on local news and information
  • People On The Move: Local promotions, new hires and retirements
  • It’s A Fact: Interesting facts connected to business
  • Biz Quiz: A quick 10-question quiz on recent news headlines
  • Tenders: Current tender postings and results