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1. Canada is the only G8 nation that doesn’t have fast trains. This is not only a national embarrassment, but I would suggest it leaves an immeasurable economic hole in our country.
2. The anti-vaccination movement persists, and the campaign of disinformation it wages is beginning to have real consequences for society in general. That’s because as the numbers of people who aren’t vaccinated rise, it puts a dent in diseases that were thought to be eradicated. Scientists consider an eradication level of 95% ensured what is referred to as “herd immunity” or “community immunity”.
3. Analysts from Euro Pacific Canada revealed their top picks for 2015 recently, and innovation was a major theme. Of the firm’s eight top picks, six came from the innovation sectors. The firm has graciously allowed us to share them with the readers of Cantech Letter.
4. Sierra Wireless (TSX:SW, Nasdaq:SWIR) is already an important player in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things space, which is biggest secular trend in tech today, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse.
5. In a wide-ranging interview at the recent Cantech Investment Conference with Cambridge House’s Vanessa Collette, Difference Capital’s Mike Wekerle says that there’s “no reason” that Samsung should acquire BlackBerry, responding to rumours swirling around both companies.
Most Popular Articles of 2014
1. Could lightning fast internet be on its way to Canada? Last week, Google posted a position on its own jobs board that could be an indication that the search engine giant might be planning to launch Google Fiber in Canada.
2. Canada’s medical marijuana industry is undergoing a sea-change. One need look no further than the public markets for evidence; the country’s first publicly traded marijuana play, Tweed Marijuana, recently began trading and boasts a market cap in excess of $100-million…
3. In 1992, the NHL introduced the “instigator” rule, handing an extra two-minute minor penalty to a player who starts a fight. Here in 2014, many video game fans think the book should be thrown at video game maker Electronic Arts for their efforts on the latest version of their wildly popular NHL franchise. But will EA’s reportedly awful effort on NHL 15 really cause its long-time fans to abandon ship?
4. Alberta artist Peter van Tiesenhausen has provided an interesting legal precedent in his long-running battle with oil companies seeking to run a pipeline through his 800 acre territory. He has copyrighted his land as a work of art…
5. The $5.2-billion, 12-year deal that Rogers Communications signed with the NHL back in November means it will assume full editorial control over “Hockey Night in Canada”, meaning the fates of on-air talent such as Bob Cole, Don Cherry and Ron Maclean is now in the publicly traded company’s hands….
6. With the rise of social media, reaching a specific market segment has never been more cost-effective. And never has it been more complicated. But a comprehensive new study from Vancouver-based market research firm Vision Critical reveals that social media is, in fact, having a big impact on consumer decisions.