Bringing sleep, and precious peace, to parents and children

Shan Roth of Jammy Time Sleep Solutions talks about helping parents feel confident and on top of their game

Bringing sleep, and precious peace, to parents and childrenShan Roth is a local pediatric sleep expert and founder of Jammy Time Sleep Solutions. What is Jammy Time Sleep Solutions? Roth: Jammy Time Sleep Solutions is a paediatric sleep consultancy – basically, I help parents teach their children how to sleep through the night and take long naps during the day. Many parents think…

Energy efficiency jobs growing in Canada

ECO Canada report says labour market shortages remain a problem

Energy efficiency jobs growing in CanadaCanada’s energy efficiency goods and services sector is poised to create 36,000 jobs this year, growing by 8.3 per cent, according to a report released on Monday by ECO Canada. The report said the sector directly employed about 436,000 permanent workers in 2018 across approximately 51,000 businesses across six industries. The report cited construction, manufacturing,…

Canadian direct investment abroad balloons in 2018

StatsCan says the stock of foreign direct investment in Canada rose by 5% in 2018 to $877 billion

Canadian direct investment abroad balloons in 2018The stock of Canadian direct investment abroad grew at a faster rate in 2018, largely as a result of valuation gains from a weaker Canadian dollar, according to Statistics Canada. The growth in the stock of foreign direct investment in Canada also picked up pace at five per cent when compared with the two previous…

Shaw Communications reports $155M net income in Q2

Shaw Communications reports $155M net income in Q2Calgary-based Shaw Communications reported Tuesday net income of $155 million for its second quarter of operations in its fiscal year 2019 compared with a net loss of $175 million a year ago. The company’s quarter ended February 28, 2019. It said consolidated revenue decreased by one per cent to $1.32 billion compared to the second…

Kidoodle offers safe alternatives for family viewing

President Neil Gruninger wants to create a YouTube alternative for families, content producers and family brands

Kidoodle offers safe alternatives for family viewingNeil Gruninger is president and chief product officer of Kidoodle TV. What is Kidoodle TV? Gruninger: Kidoodle.TV is a Safe Streaming video service for children that delivers thousands of hours of vetted children's programs to Internet-connected devices, such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, personal computers, Roku, Apple TV and many others. How, when and why…

Why social media is a marketing natural

Elle Campbell of Elle Connects talks about connecting with your target audience where they’re already hanging out

Why social media is a marketing naturalElle Campbell is a marketer, social media strategist, brand storyteller, and owner and chief operator of Elle Connects. Tell me a little about your background and what you do now? Campbell: With my content marketing business Elle Connects, I help brands and businesses tell their brand story and connect with their customers through content creation…

Global technology leader Cisco investing $15 million in Western Canada

Funding and testing innovations in areas such as the oil and gas sector, health-care digitization and environmental protection

Global technology leader Cisco investing $15 million in Western CanadaGlobal technology leader Cisco is investing $15 million to enhance its Western Canadian presence. “Getting the most out of the digital world of tomorrow means investing and preparing for it today,” said Rola Dagher, president of Cisco Canada, in making the announcement on Wednesday in Calgary. “The commitments announced today build on our strong track…

Former U.S. President concedes energy transition will be “disruptive”

But, Barack Obama told a Calgary audience, "we can figure it out"

Former U.S. President concedes energy transition will be “disruptive”Former U.S. President Barack Obama told a Calgary audience Tuesday that the oil and gas industry has "powered" the industrial revolution, Canada's economy, the U.S. economy and the world. "And it has been an extraordinary run" and the cheapest means of powering "all the things that we do," said Obama. But he said it was…

Putting your best foot forward on your job search

Shannon Bowen-Smed of BOWEN Group talks about the win-win of an evolving economy in Alberta

Putting your best foot forward on your job searchShannon Bowen-Smed is president and CEO of BOWEN Group. Tell me a little bit about the company. Its history and what it does today? Bowen-Smed: Forty-five years ago this month, my mother took a $14,000 loan from my grandfather and opened BOWEN Group. The company originally started by solely delivering permanent placements in the Calgary…

U of C Life Sciences Innovation Hub receiving $8.5M in funding

Life sciences is a critical component of Calgary's economic strategy and funding will help bring the city's ground-breaking work to market

U of C Life Sciences Innovation Hub receiving $8.5M in fundingThe University of Calgary is receiving $8.5 million for the city’s Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund for programming to turn advanced research into commercial ventures at the post-secondary institution’s new Life Sciences Innovation Hub. “Life sciences is a critical component of our economic strategy and we already have a great university doing ground-breaking work,” said Calgary…