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STEER EV Subscription Platform Expands Across Continent to Launch in British Columbia

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 2:40pm

From its inception, the STEER EV platform has been focused on challenging the traditional car ownership model and accelerating the general publics switchover to environmentally friendly transportation through an automobile subscription service.

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  • From its inception, the STEER EV platform has been focused on challenging the traditional car ownership model and accelerating the general publics switchover to environmentally friendly transportation through an automobile subscription service.
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    We are pleased to bring our EV subscription services to British Columbia, which is our second market in Canada, and our first launch on the west coast.
  • Shortly after British Columbia, our continent-wide rollout will continue with planned launches in Florida and California, said Suman Pushparajah, CEO of STEER.
  • STEER is an integrated ESG technology platform that moves people and delivers things through subscription and on-demand services.

New EV Chargers Coming to Quebec

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 3:00pm

That's why the Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to purchase, charge and drive electric vehicles (EV) in Quebec and across the country.

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  • That's why the Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to purchase, charge and drive electric vehicles (EV) in Quebec and across the country.
  • Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $100,000 investment in Station Mont Tremblant to install 20 EV chargers in a building complex in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.
  • Funded through Natural Resources Canada's Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), all chargers will be available by March 2024.
  • Investing in more EV chargers, like the ones announced today in Quebec, will put more Canadians in the driver's seat on the road to a net-zero future and help achieve our climate goals."

Congrès mondial acadien 2024: Government of Canada provides $4.6 million

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:04pm

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency will provide a non-repayable contribution of $1.8 million through the Innovative Communities Fund.

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  • The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency will provide a non-repayable contribution of $1.8 million through the Innovative Communities Fund.
  • "As an Acadian, it is a great honour to announce that the Government of Canada will financially support the organization of the next Congrs mondial acadien.
  • Allister Surette, President of the Organizing Committee, Congrs mondial acadien 2024
    "The Congrs mondial acadien is an international event that allows people to discover different parts of Acadie and brings countless benefits to the host communities.
  • The Organizing Committee of the Congrs mondial acadien 2024 is chaired by Allister Surette, President and Vice-Chancellor of Universit Sainte-Anne.

Minister Wilkinson Announces 500 New EV Chargers Across Canada

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 4:45pm

That's why the Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to purchase, charge and drive electric vehicles (EV) across the country.

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  • That's why the Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to purchase, charge and drive electric vehicles (EV) across the country.
  • Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of over $2.4 million in Indigo Park Canada to install 500 Level 2 EV chargers at 68 sites across British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, three of which will be in Manitoba.
  • Funded through Natural Resources Canada's Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), all chargers will be available to Canadians by March 2024.
  • Since 2016, Canada has invested a historic $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and chargers more accessible for Canadians.

Minister Wilkinson Releases New Report Showing the Impacts of Climate Change in Quebec and the Adaptation Efforts Underway

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 3:00pm

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the release of the Quebec Chapter of the Canada in a Changing Climate: Regional Perspectives Reportto help inform and support adaptation to climate change across Quebec.

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  • The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the release of the Quebec Chapter of the Canada in a Changing Climate: Regional Perspectives Reportto help inform and support adaptation to climate change across Quebec.
  • This new chapter highlights the wide range of climate change impacts that Quebec is facing and how the province is adapting.
  • In general, the various economic sectors in Quebec are in the process of taking (or have already taken) a first step toward assessing their vulnerabilities to climate change.
  • Although few Quebec municipalities have developed adaptation plans, many are implementing measures to deal with the impacts of climate change.

Canvass AI Accelerates Expansion with Completion of US $14.23 Million Series A Funding

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 1:00pm

The Series A extension will fuel the company's mission to empower industrial workforces to drive impact across their operations with the power of Industrial AI.

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  • The Series A extension will fuel the company's mission to empower industrial workforces to drive impact across their operations with the power of Industrial AI.
  • "The completion of our Series A endorses our go-to-market strategy and the acceptance of our solution in market.
  • Today, leading industrials and manufacturers are using our patented Canvass AI platform to solve challenges that have plagued their operations for decades.
  • This, in turn, is providing a positive impact to their productivity, profitability, and sustainability goals," said Humera Malik, CEO of Canvass AI.

First Hydrogen's Green Hydrogen Plans for North America

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 8:05am

First Hydrogen Energy is now commencing the development of four key green hydrogen production facilities in the UK following positive progress to date.

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  • First Hydrogen Energy is now commencing the development of four key green hydrogen production facilities in the UK following positive progress to date.
  • The North American expansion is part of First Hydrogen's strategy to develop green hydrogen production in regions with strong policy support for green hydrogen and/or abundant renewable energy sources.
  • Rob Campbell, Director and CEO of First Hydrogen Energy, comments: "Canada is an ideal place to develop green hydrogen facilities given its abundant renewable energy resources and rapidly improving policy landscape for green hydrogen.
  • First Hydrogen Energy has the people, partners and plans to become a major green hydrogen provider in key regions and has a compelling strategy to offer both green hydrogen and commercial vehicles to use the hydrogen.

Canada and Manitoba Invest in Wastewater Treatment and Waste Management Infrastructure Projects

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Monday, August 8, 2022 - 7:07pm

The wastewater treatment system in Neepawa will also be expanded and upgraded to increase capacity to treat and manage wastewater and storm water.

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  • The wastewater treatment system in Neepawa will also be expanded and upgraded to increase capacity to treat and manage wastewater and storm water.
  • The Government of Canada's funding comes from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program's Green Infrastructure Stream.
  • The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is providing $33.5 billion over 11 years for public infrastructure across Canada.
  • In Manitoba, the Government of Canada has invested more than $945 million in over 229 infrastructure projects since 2015.

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Canada-Quebec Asymmetrical Agreement on the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Component

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 12:29am

Today, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, celebrated the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Canada-Quebec Asymmetrical Agreement on the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Component.

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  • Today, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, celebrated the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Canada-Quebec Asymmetrical Agreement on the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Component.
  • A significant portion of the funding will address Quebec's stated child care priorities, including creating more than 30,000 subsidized reduced-contribution child care spaces, increasing the number of qualified child care educators and strengthening the current child care network.
  • Quebec is considered a leader in early learning and child care and has made significant investments in policies and services for families.
  • The goal of creating 40,000 more affordable child care spaces before 2020 through the 20172018 to 20192020 early learning and child care agreements has already been achieved.

Canada and British Columbia invest $29.5 million in 11 projects to make B.C. communities more resilient to natural disasters

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 12:24am

These projects are in addition to 18 other disaster mitigation-related projects that were announced last summer.

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  • These projects are in addition to 18 other disaster mitigation-related projects that were announced last summer.
  • The Government of Canada is investing more than $24.6 million in these 11 projects.
  • The projects announced today will create jobs, improve critical infrastructure across B.C., and help communities withstand natural disasters.
  • During that period, over $38 billion has been earmarked for communities across Canada to support world-class, modern public infrastructure, including over $4.9 billion for disaster mitigation projects.