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BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Awarded CA$34 Million Contract

BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) announced today that its subsidiary BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT NEC) has been awarded a CA$34 million, five year contract to supply seven primary heat transport motors for Bruce Power. The motors are part of Bruce Power’s life-extension program that will extend the life of six of its reactors to continue providing Ontario with clean, low-cost and reliable electricity for decades to come. “Nuclear energy plays a significant role to Ontario’s economy and it is great to see the positive effects of Bruce Power’s…

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What is FastStart@Trent ?

  What is FastStart @ Trent? FastStart is an entrepreneurial training partnership aimed at university and college students. FastStart is designed to increase entrepreneurship skills and awareness and help students create solid business plans that take their products and services to market – quickly and successfully. FastStart’s partners include four academic institutions and two community entrepreneurship groups:Trent University/Trent University Durham, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Durham College, Fleming College, Spark Centre, and the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster. FastStart is available to students at the four academic institutions in all fields of study. The partnership…

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McDougall acquires Monkman Gracie Johnston Insurance

McDougall Insurance and Financial has announced that it has merged with Monkman Gracie Johnston Insurance. Monkman Gracie Johnston, based in Peterborough, has 22 employees. The company joins with McDougall Insurance and Financial to form an independent broker with 30 offices in eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley. McDougall has 330 employees and has racked up $250 million in property-casualty premium. All Monkman Gracie Johnston employees will remain with the company, according to a news release. The branch office location will remain open, and the management team – including current owners…

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Mastermind Toys opens 50th Store in Peterborough

 Mastermind Toys, Canada’s largest specialty toy and children’s books retailer, is in major growth mode and will mark multiple milestones in 2017: Largest Expansion in Company’s 33-Year History Opening of Store #50 in Peterborough, ON Launch of New Website, www.mastermindtoys.com The Canadian-owned and operated company has announced plans to expand its national retail presence by opening more than 11 new locations in 2017, the largest expansion in the company’s 33-year history. Mastermind Toys began with a single location in 1984 and recently marked the opening of its 50th location, a 4,715 sq. ft. store…

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CARSTAR Peterborough Opens in Ontario, Canada

CARSTAR Canada announced it has officially launched CARSTAR Peterborough. Owned by new multi-CARSTAR store owners Jim and Cathy Shirtliff, CARSTAR Peterborough is ready to serve Peterborough, Ontario and its surrounding communities. The Shirtliffs have been a franchise partner with CARSTAR for over 14 years. The new CARSTAR Peterborough location is a 6,000-square-foot facility offering full collision and glass repair and detailing and is completely handicap accessible. “Entering into this new location with CARSTAR behind us is comforting, as they have always supported our values and commitment to customer service,” said…

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Win a Storefront in Downtown Peterborough for a year!

Do you have a cool business idea? Do you already have an existing business? Do you want to have your business in downtown Peterborough? What if you could win a storefront right in downtown for 12 months FREE plus additional prizes?! Win This Space is a new Downtown Peterborough initiative in partnership with the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), Peterborough Economic Development (PED), StartUP Peterborough and Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) with more than 30 partners and sponsors. Win This Space concepts have been extremely successful in other Canadian cities…

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