Noteworthy News – Feb. 8, 2017

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GM hits new highs and shares the wealth, Mississauga set to revamp the city’s traffic management system and Ontario businesses lose confidence in the provincial economy. Here’s this week’s Noteworthy News:

Noteworthy News – February 8, 2017

  1. Good news for General Motors: GM workers enjoy big bonus checks as 2016 profits soar south of the border, thanks to more interest in pickups, crossovers and SUVs. The automaker is expecting this year to be as prosperous as the last. Via CBC News
  1. Local moving van line teams up with Move for Hunger initiative to build up local food bank pantries. Atlas Canada leads the way in a proactive push for better food security, and local communities reap the rewards. Via Today’s Trucking
  1. When one small business gained a big following, smart organization and quick action saved the day. Take notes from this chocolate company who managed to flow with their newfound fame instead of crumbling under the pressure. Via Financial Post
  1. New traffic management plan for Mississauga aims to ease congestion with an overhaul of the current network. Traffic signals, control systems, cameras and radars are all in the plans for a streamlined Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) that will be able to handle higher traffic volumes. Via Truck News
  1. Ontario businesses are optimistic about their operations, but confidence in the province is lacking. As many companies plan to take on more employees and take in more revenue, uncertainties about extra costs and government plan updates cast doubt on business growth. Via Canadian Manufacturing

 

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