Noteworthy News – Mar. 29, 2017

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Floods could get fierce in western Manitoba, baby boomers are attracting small businesses into niche services and a government-appointed regulator for home builders could eliminate concerns of conflict of interest. Here’s this week’s Noteworthy News:

Noteworthy News – March 29, 2017

  1. Spring brings some relief to the flooding in Red River Valley, but a moderate to major flood risk has been issued for parts of western Manitoba that could affect road closures. Via Canadian Underwriter
  1. The Ontario government will set up a new regulator to oversee home builders, citing concerns that the Tarion Warrant Corp. – which has overseen the home building sector for the last 40 years – may not be as objective or transparent as it should be. Via Financial Post
  1. Winnipeg’s Bison Transport has claimed the title of best overall fleet in the large carrier category for the second consecutive year. This is the third time the Best Fleets to Drive For program has named Bison as the top contender. Via Truck News
  1. As baby boomers grow older, more small businesses are catering to retirees. From health and lifestyle to car-sharing and vacation rentals, a variety of sectors have tapped into the specific needs of older Canadians – and there’s a lot of room to grow. Via The Globe and Mail
  1. New FDA regulations could change the way cargo carriers treat their food shipments, but legal experts warn carriers to read the fine print when it comes to agreeing to regulatory requirements. Via Today’s Trucking