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- Visual Dreaming has announced next steps to acquire a national ‘tech for good’ company, Hitnet. “‘Yindyamarra’ (respect) has been at the heart of Leanne and Julie’s developing relationship, going slowly and respectfully through deep listening and connection.”
- Code Like a Girl is looking for someone to join their team as an Advanced Web Development Tutor for their new Career Track program.
- Neighbourlytics is hosting The State of Australian Neighbourhoods event, which aims to share what’s really happening inside Australian neighbourhoods with insights from the latest data, industry experts and an industry-first unveiling of the latest urban life technology.
- The Mommies Review highlighted five reasons to consider using an apron from Cooks Who Feed or giving one as a gift.
- Fairmont Pacific Rim has announced it will be eliminating all non-essential single-use plastic from guests’ journeys and will also invite guests to help combat ocean plastic pollution with a $20 CAD add-on per night to their booking. One hundred percent of the value of the add-on will be donated to The Ocean Legacy Foundation.
- Save Da Sea Foods announces its plant-based smoked salmon and tuna is now available at 180 Sobeys and Safeway stores in Canada. Founder Aki Kaltenbach says the launch marks the first national distribution for the British Columbia-based brand.
- Vanessa Marshall of Jack59 won the Indigenous Entrepreneur Award at the 2022 AWE Awards, presented by Alberta Women Entrepreneurs.
- Jack59 was also featured in a piece sharing Vanessa’s journey from dental assistant to CEO and founder of Jack59 – a business that aims to provide sustainable and salon quality hair care products.
- Ay Lelum – The Good House of Design, along with three generations of their family, returned to New York Fashion Week to debut their ‘Transformation’ collection for the upcoming spring-summer season. The collection was “a showcase that exemplified “walking through the lives of a modern day, multi-generational Coast Salish family from Snuneymuxw.”
- Iskwew Air has signed a new memorandum of understanding with Vancouver International Airport, allowing the organizations to share best practices and knowledge in marketing and communications, operational innovations and sustainability. “Together we will decolonize and decarbonize our skies for the next seven generations,” Iskwew founder Teara Fraser said at the Monday signing.
- Supie has teamed up with MenuAid to offer meal “bundles” designed to feed a family of four for $30. The businesses said it would give shoppers the chance to support small and local retailers, and save money on their grocery shopping.
- As a nod to Aotearoa, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wore a black feathered kākahu (traditional Māori cloak) to the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, custom-made by designer Kiri Nathan. Speaking to 1News, Ardern acknowledged the traditional Māori cloak brought a “piece of New Zealand” to the grand proceedings.
- AWWA and Chia Sisters were recognized at the 2022 Best of Natural Awards, Aotearoa’s largest awards in natural health, beauty and eco-living.
- Nisa is celebrating its fifth birthday with the release of their popular briefs in playful shades and combinations that they’re describing as “guava and boysenberry, pineapple and dragonfruit, and raspberry and tangerine”.
- City to Sea’s refill campaign was covered by the Guardian, where they shared how one key driver for buying bottled water was people not knowing whether, and where, they could refill a reusable bottle.
- Supply Change published a blog post sharing upcoming events for impact-focused procurement teams and social enterprises in October.
- Supply Change has released ‘100 and Growing’, a guide to the UK’s biggest procurement platform of trusted social suppliers.
- Novoloop is hiring an Operations Manager
- LOLIWARE presented its innovative technology and vision for a circular blue economy to world leaders, investors, celebrities, and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies as part of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting held in New York City.
- Novoloop has partnered with athletic shoemaker On to produce an outsole for On’s Cloudprime sneaker, made from Oistre, a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material for durable products like shoes, apparel, sporting goods, electronics, and cars.
- Dr. Sophia Yen of Pandia Health was quoted in an article about making periods optional when training and racing. “In every sport you want to have as much blood on board so you can get oxygen to yourself so that you can maximize your performance.”
- Dr. Sophia Yen of Pandia Health discusses how to use hormonal medications for maximum protection.
- Sonja Ebron of Courtroom5 joins the LawNext podcast to chat about why Courtroom5 was founded, how it helps those who cannot afford a lawyer, and what she sees as the future for her company and the broader landscape of justice tech.
- Solstice is hiring a VP Product & Platform to guide their product development efforts.