Features Region: Canada

Steve Camacho – Toronto Catholic District School Board

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In Fall 2020, the Ontario province government mandated that the Toronto Catholic District School Board offer virtual learning to over 100,000 students in over 200 schools. With a quarter of the students enrolling, the resulting St. Anne Virtual Academy would cater to 18,000 elementary school students and over 7,000 high school students. By comparison, the […]

Steve Kelly – PFC Flexible Circuits Limited and OSI Systems

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s got to be among, if not the, most patient-friendly innovation of recent times—the medical wearable, made from a thin, lightweight flexible electrical circuit. Non-invasive, painless and easy to use, the small wired device is applied like a bandage to the skin and measures such functions as blood pressure, brain activity, heart rate, pulse and […]

Max Santos – MAXX North America Group Inc.

Est. reading time: 3 mins

They can take down 5,000-pound, 20-foot-long solid concrete railings—all in one piece. And that could be on a building as high as 37 stories. “We’re the only ones on the market that can do it,” says Max Santos, founder and president of Ontario-headquartered MAXX North America Group Inc. This is because the company uses two […]

Jim Campbell – Adventec Manufacturing Inc.

Est. reading time: 6 mins

The path to progress can be overlooked by disproportionate attention on something else, necessary as it might be. Case in point, says Jim Campbell: the internal combustion engine. It’s been powering what used to be called the horseless carriage since the latter part of the 19th century and getting more efficient all the time. But […]

Anthony Bondi – Leonard Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Ltd.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Be it fresh or processed, whole or cut, organic or conventional, specialty or staple, produce brings out the passion in Anthony Bondi. It’s tasty, healthy and the source of what’s been a fulfilling livelihood for nearly three decades. “It’s in the blood, this enthusiasm for produce—might have something to do with my Sicilian ancestry,” exclaims […]

Fine Choice Foods Ltd.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In many cities, they’re as ubiquitous a menu item as burgers or buffalo wings. Stuffed with chicken, pork or vegetables, steamed and pan-fried to crispy-brown perfection, pot stickers have become a bite-sized bellwether for North America’s growing love of Asian cuisine. Fine Choice Foods has played an outsized role in helping spur this trend since […]

Agriterra Equipment

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s not the easiest way to expand, acknowledges Brian Taschuk. But when there’s a void to fill in Canada’s prairie provinces, the company he founded five years ago in Stony Plain, Alberta, is poised to step up. After all, the farmers are depending on someone to sell and repair the vehicles and heavy equipment necessary […]

Community Farm Store

Est. reading time: 5 mins

At the heart of Duncan, British Columbia, nestled in a small shopping complex barely a mile from the city’s vibrant downtown, sits The Community Farm Store (CFS). Combining farm-fresh produce, eco-friendly products and a litany of educational resources, the depot epitomizes the region’s back-to-the-earth ethos. You might say it’s all in the name. “The store […]

Eatmore Sprouts and Greens Ltd.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Halfway through her nursing training, back when she still had designs on entering the profession, Carmen Wakeling was called upon to administer to a patient whose daily regimen involved 16 different medications. Oh, if only that man had followed the sound advice of including five servings of fresh vegetables or fruits into his daily diet, […]

Diverse Properties

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It all comes down to understanding real estate cycles and having a team whose individual strengths complement each other. So explains P.L. Meindertsma, co-founder and vice president of development at Diverse Properties, celebrating its tenth anniversary as one of British Columbia’s most innovative and trusted property developers; one that got its start amid the real […]

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