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Alex Dumesle, Project Coordinator for Partners of Project Green.

The greenest industrial wasteland around

Nearly a thousand businesses in the Pearson Eco-Business Zone encompassing the airport and surrounding area have teamed up under the banner of Partners in Project Green to lessen their carbon footprint. Here's how they plan to do it.

Proposed Clarington Waste Facility.

Should Toronto burn its trash?

Toronto refuses to incinerate its waste, though nearby Peel Region has been doing it for years and York Region is now stepping on board. Is it time for the city to revisit its stance on incinerators?

Diana Pliura and Milos Popovic of Simple Systems.

Pitch masters: How medical technology startup Simple Systems came out on top of this year's TiEQuest

Diana Pliura met Milos Popovic during the TiEQuest startup competition two years ago. Now the duo has taken the top prize with a technology that offers hope for paralysis patients.

Mike Elwood

At the tipping point: How the next year is crucial to the rollout of electric vehicles

As industry players gather in Toronto this week to talk about the national rollout of electric vehicles, the trickiest part of the equation is getting consumers to change their ideas about what's makes for a good ride. Mike Elwood, chair of Electric Mobility Canada, tells us about the road ahead.

Local hip-hop artist, Besque.

Artists in the GTA: Mississauga hip hop, nothing but the Besque

This Juno-nominated hip-hop artist has toured with Sean Paul, opened for Raekwon and released albums on three continents. But as he gears up for fall singles releases, Besque's still happy to hail from Mississauga and work in Toronto communities.

Opossum in Toronto.

Look who's come to town: Toronto's new Opossum Posse

The Virginia Opossum, or Didelphis virginiana, has moved into the GTA and is turning up in backyards, ravines and parks. This new character on the scene, our first marsupial, seems to be fitting into the local flora and fauna just fine.

Mike Brigham

Thousands of green energy jobs have been created in Toronto and Ontario, but challenges remain

Launched in 2009, Ontario's Green Energy Act has seen its share of brown-outs. A World Trade Organization dispute, an inadequate infrastructure, and a vocal anti-wind lobby have all caused problems. But, even still, new green jobs are coming on stream in the GTA and elsewhere in Ontario.


Electrovaya: all charged up to start making electric car batteries in Mississauga

A GTA-based battery manufacturer gets revved up to supply the new wave of electric cars about to hit the streets. With over 150 patents to their name, Electrovaya is poised to take a profitable role in not just e-car battery production, but lead the way with a zero emission, non-solvent and non-toxic manufacturing process.


Mississauga reborn: How a revitalized downtown may elevate an overlooked city - a slideshow & essay

For too long, Mississauga has occupied the GTA's imagination as Toronto's second fiddle. But with a massive downtown revitalization afoot, much of which is centered around a world-class public square, the second city may be taking centre stage.

Hadi Mahabadi of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada

Hadi Mahabadi of Xerox Canada explains how skilled immigrants help push innovation

With researchers from 37 countries, the Xerox Research Centre of Canada's "diversity of thought" strategy, adopted in 2004, has resulted in a 17 per cent year-over-year increase in the number of its patent ideas.

Angela Wong-Liao

Power in Numbers

Angela Wong-Liao has made networking easy by creating the Power Networking Group, a keep-it-simple platform that allows business people from the 905 and 416 area to meet once a month and connect, all without the usual fees.

Patricia Brusha and Alicia Whalen of A Couple of Chicks

Hatching an idea

The women behind A Couple of Chicks noticed a need for simplified online marketing strategies and created a company that not only targets the tourism industry, but hosts educational seminars to help businesses find the right audience.
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