An investigation into animal abuse on more than a dozen B.C. chicken farms is underway, Montreal is poised to become an important arena for the AI revolution, and a truck rollover on an Ontario highway sheds light on the dangers of towing toxic cargo. Here’s this week’s Noteworthy News.
Noteworthy News – June 14, 2017
- In another blow to traditional retail business, Sears Canada is bracing for its demise as key stockholders look to sell off the 113-year-old company. Via the Toronto Star
- Animal advocates have sparked an investigation into the alleged animal abuse at over a dozen large farms in B.C., putting the Chicken Farmers of Canada on the defensive. Via Canadian Manufacturing
- Will Montreal become the next Silicon Valley? One remarkable startup is on track to bring a revolutionary AI offering to traditional Canadian industries, with the help of a US$102 million investment. Via Financial Post
- A truck rollover shut down a section of the QEW in Ontario over fears of a toxic chemical leak, putting some St. Catharines residents under a shelter-in-place order. Do you know if and how your fleet is covered in such an emergency? Via Canadian Manufacturing
- Are electric cars veering toward total market domination? Not quite yet, says a recent study that points out just how we can expect the automotive landscape to change by 2030. Via the Globe and Mail