Noteworthy News – August 30, 2017

The ELD mandate for Canadian truckers is coming soon, Aecon shares jumped as news confirms the organization’s plan to sell, and augmented and virtual reality technologies could have a tremendous impact on the insurance sector. Read more for this week’s Noteworthy News:

Noteworthy News – August 30, 2017

  1. Shares of the Canadian construction firm Aecon soared about 20% after news confirmed that the organization is exploring the idea to sell the company. Via Canadian Manufacturing
  1. Augmented and virtual reality technologies have the potential to better predict and prepare for risks in the insurance sector before they happen. Via Canadian Underwriter
  1. The Canadian version of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate for truckers could be issued by the end of 2017, with a deadline for compliance set for December 2019. Via Fleet Owner
  1. Tree planters in Eastern Canada are worried about the future of their industry as younger workers move west due to more competitive wages and work schedules. Via CBC News
  1. Out of control wildfires near Kelowna, B.C. have forced thousands of people to flee as their homes and properties are threatened. Via CI Top Broker