TIO Networks is trending in the right direction, says Cantor Fitzgerald

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Cantor Fitzgerald Canada analyst Ralph Garcea says he likes what is happening to TIO Networks’ (TSXV:TNC) bottom line. Yesterday, TIO Networks reported its Q3, 2015 results. The company earned $24,056 on revenue of $13.56-million, a topline that was up five per cent over the same period last year. “We are executing on our M&A synergies […]

Wi-LAN CEO Jim Skippen to step down

Wi-LAN CEO Jim Skippen.

Long-time Wi-LAN (TSX:WIN, Nasdaq:WILN) boss Jim Skippen says he will retire from the position to begin an “orderly leadership transition” over the next year. Skippen says he will remain on until a suitable replacement can be found. “I have been privileged to lead a great intellectual property company for more than nine years,” he said. […]

Incident of brain-dead Vancouver man revives issues around controversial Jahi McMath case

Jahi McMath's lawyer,  Christopher Dolan, with a brain scan he said proved the teenager was still alive.

A recent case discussed at a Canadian medical conference is reviving moral, cultural and legal issues around the issue of death. The National Post’s Tom Blackwell, noting that details of the case are “sketchy”, recounted the known facts: a British Columbia hospital kept a brain-dead patient alive for ten days in ICU as his family […]

Patient Home Monitoring’s acquisition of Sleep Management gets thumbs up at Mackie


Mackie Research Capital analyst Russell Stanley says Patient Home Monitoring’s (TSXV:PHM) pickup of Sleep Management is a positive development. On June 10, PHM announced the acquisition of Louisiana-based Sleep Management, a company that provides ventilators to heart patients in 19 states. Management said it would pay $36-million in cash and 42.75 million shares for the […]

Traditional Chinese Medicine continues cultural clash with the West in Vancouver

A Traditional Chinese medicine shop in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Last week, customs officials seized 213 bear paws that were hidden hidden inside the tires of a van. The culprits were two Russian men looking to cash in on their medicinal value in China. Their horrific display of wares had an estimated street value of about 570,000 Canadian dollars. While particularly disquieting, the scene is […]

Vision Critical CEO Miller hints at IPO

Vision Critical CEO Scott Miller on BNN, January 24.

The hugely successful IPO of Shopify may soon be followed by another highly anticipated tech from the west coast. Scott Miller, CEO of Vision Critical was on BNN Wednesday and hinted that an IPO might be on the horizon for the company, which has passed $100-million in annual revenue. Vision Critical has raised money with […]

NeuLion is an acquisition target, says M Partners


NeuLion’s (TSX:NLN) technology platform and its marquee clients make it a potential acquisition target, says M Partners analyst Chris Thompson. In a research report to clients yesterday, Thompson initiated coverage of NeuLion with a “Buy” rating and one year target price of $2.00, implying a return of 31% at the time of publication. “We believe […]

Mogo begins trading on the TSX after $50-million IPO


After raising $50-million in an IPO, Vancouver-based next-gen lender Mogo (TSX:GO) began trading on the TSX this morning. Shares of the company are off slightly from its IPO price, which came in at $10.00, below the $11.00 to $13.00 range the company expected when it filed a prospectus to go public. But management was predictably […]