Industry News

Canadian Solution Selected by the Armada de Chile for Frigate Combat Management System Replacement Program

May 23, 2017

Building on its 30-year legacy as a combat systems integrator for the Royal Canadian Navy, Lockheed Martin Canada today announced it has been awarded the contract to replace the combat management system and select subsystems for the Chilean Navy's three Type 23 frigates.

Doing What’s Best for the Ocean

May 10, 2017

Ever consider the amount of noise underwater? The implications of this type of noise is not the same as others we may experience day to day – underwater noise is a type of pollution, and it is something that JASCO Applied Sciences works to mitigate.

Philanthropy in 2017: More Than Donations

May 1, 2017

Canadian women are contributing to charitable giving and philanthropy more than ever. Research from TD Bank and Investor Economics shows that in 2013, Canadian women donated about $3.3 billion to charities, 50% more than a decade before.

Building a Business Around Technology

April 24, 2017

QRA Corp, a 100% IT export company founded and based in Halifax, works to solve complex system errors. Learn more about this innovative company and how our SmartBusiness team help them grow.

Funding Announcement Kick Starts Phase Two of 100 Wild Islands Tourism Advancement Partnership

April 3, 2017

The second phase of the 100 Wild Islands Tourism Advancement Partnership will begin in the Eastern Shore (Musquodoboit Harbour to Sherbrooke) this month. On April 1st, Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, announced a Government of Canada investment of $261,000 for Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores Nova Scotia Association (DEANS) in support of the project.

Experiential Learning Creates an Ocean of Possibility

March 31, 2017

Carmen Lawrence grew up in a small community that not only relied on the ocean for income, but provided her with a view of the ocean right from her doorstep. Her first ocean-related job of guiding boatloads of people on tours while teaching them about whale biology and ecology lead Carmen to follow a career in ocean technology.

Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) to open in former Coast Guard base

January 16, 2017

The new ocean innovation centre, set to begin development within the year and to open in 2018, will be an incubation hub for research, design, and development. COVE will support goals outlined in OneNS.

Switzerland adopts Halifax's Connector Program

December 12, 2016

Inspired by the Halifax Partnership's Connector Program model, the city of Bern, Switzerland is looking to help immigrants get job ready and connect with industry professionals in their field with their own version of the Connector Program called "Bernetz".

Sweden Adopts Connector Program Inspired by Halifax Partnership's Model

November 15, 2016

Many Swedes face challenges when it comes to integration, tolerance and inclusion in their communities. Axfoundation, a Swedish non-profit focused on creating conditions for change towards a more sustainable society, developed the Yrkesdorren initiative to address this issue which was inspired by Halifax Partnership's Connector Program.

Halifax a world leader for cost of doing business

August 31, 2016

When it comes to the cost of doing business, Halifax is one of the top-ranked major cities among mature markets around the world.