With access to local news being negatively impacted by Meta’s new policy, preventing Canadian news outlets from sharing their content on Facebook and Instagram, we’ve rounded up some of the latest in local tech & innovation news that we want you to see. We’ll be adding to this list regularly, so check back often. Share your local tech & innovation news with us at email@example.com.
Windsor man says efforts to find a job have gone unsuccessful for four years
Excerpt via CTV Windsor | September 12, 2023
Nipun Puthenkandathil has spent the last four years applying for jobs across various sectors, tailoring his resumé to match each specific job application.
He has no shortage of work experience. In fact, prior to moving to Canada in 2019, he acquired 15 years of work experience in the fashion and retail sectors overseas.
Still, the 42-year-old said that not a single employer in Windsor has responded to his resumés with an interview or job offer. […]
Innovation Alley new addition to Open Streets Windsor
Excerpt via Windsor Star | September 12, 2023
Open Streets Windsor has added a technological playground of sorts with the inaugural ‘Innovation Alley’ that will feature the region’s latest advancements in technology and innovation.
Innovation Alley will be set up along Riverside Drive between Randolph Street and Huron Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Sept. 17 event.
“There’s a lot of big things happening in the community in innovation, green technology and the battery plant and we felt this was the right time to do this,” said Jennifer Brignall-Strong, WEtech Alliance’s manager of events and community programs. […]
Charging stations to power up minds and vehicles
Excerpt via University of Windsor | September 7, 2023
As the University gears up for Fall 2023, Facility Services has installed electric vehicle charging stations in campus parking lots.
Each of the 11 stations has two ports for a total of 22, with locations in the parking structure and lots outside the Education Building, Toldo Lancer Centre, Assumption Hall, and the Centre for Engineering Innovation.
Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program invested $2 million to assist Windsor-Essex in its transition to a low-carbon economy. The University of Windsor received funding covering half the cost of each charging station through Essex Powerlines’ Charge Up program.
“Charge Up Windsor has helped the University make significant improvements in electrifying our campus,” says Gillian Heisz, vice-president, finance and operations. “The two dozen EV charging stations we have installed provide an important service to our faculty, staff, students, and the greater community, and signify the University’s commitment to helping create a greener tomorrow.” […]
Windsor pilot project leads to $500K provincial investment, new plant
Excerpt via Windsor Star | September 5, 2023
SheaRock Construction Group has received $500,000 from the Ontario government’s Southwestern Ontario Development Fund to assist the company in building a new plant that will create at least 20 new jobs.
The 30,000-square-foot plant will manufacture polyurethane wastewater infrastructure to replace concrete manholes that are 65 per cent cheaper, longer lasting and much quicker to install.
The $4.3-million plant is currently in its design stage with plans to begin production in 2026. […]
Essex Powerlines gets $4.3M in federal funds for EV charger infrastructure
Excerpt via Windsor Star | September 1, 2023
Essex Powerlines’ Charge Up Windsor-Essex program has received $4.3 million in federal funding to help increase the number of electric vehicle chargers in the area.
The funding comes from Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Program.
“Since 2019, the Government of Canada has partnered with tremendous leaders like Essex Power to deliver record funding to local partners and install hundreds of new EV chargers where residents live, work and play,” Windsor-Tecumseh Liberal MP Irek Kusmierczyk during an announcement Wednesday at the University of Windsor.
“Together, we are creating great jobs for workers in Windsor-Essex and securing a future that is cleaner and healthier for generations.”
The Charge Up Windsor-Essex program is accepting applications from those looking to install charging infrastructure in public places, on-street, in multi-unit residential buildings, at workplaces or for light-duty vehicle fleets. […]
Windsor-Essex Company Investing Over $4.2-Million to Manufacture Wastewater Management Technology
Excerpt via AM800 CKLW | September 1, 2023
A Windsor-Essex company is investing $4.29-million to bring new, wastewater management technology to Ontario.
SheaRock Construction Group will be building a new facility to manufacture plastic sewer maintenance shafts for use in sewer, stormwater or subsoil drainage.
Known as The Poo Pit, the shafts are an Australian designed technology, with SheaRock being a licensed distributor in Canada and the U.S.
Daryl Rocheleau, president of SheaRock Construction Group, calls the PooPit a direct replacement to a standard, concrete sanitary manhole which can break down over time.
“This here is a completely air tight system with a 100 year life expectancy with no signs of deterioration after 100 years,” he says. “There’s no more maintenance, no more rehab and it’s going to extend the life of their investment for the future.”
The plastics shafts would also allow for easier repairs compared to existing concrete manholes. […]
Stellantis’ Windsor Assembly Plant Marks Production Of 100,000th Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid
Excerpt via WindsoriteDOTca | August 31, 2023
The 100,000th Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid rolled off the production line today at the Stellantis Windsor Assembly Plant to celebrate the milestone model of the first and still the only plug-in hybrid in the segment.
Production of the Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid began on December 1st, 2016.
“Congratulations to the entire team at Windsor Assembly Plant on production of the 100,000th ultimate family vehicle, the Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid,” said Chris Feuell, Chrysler brand chief executive officer – Stellantis. “The Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid jump-started the Chrysler brand’s electrified journey, and we continue to build on this foundation to deliver the first all-electric Chrysler vehicle in 2025 and an all-electric Chrysler brand portfolio in 2028.” […]
Final Steps In Gordie Howe International Bridge Tower Construction Underway
Excerpt via WindsoriteDOTca | August 30, 2023
Construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge is about to see some major changes.
The last concrete pour for the sloped architectural heads at the top of the pylon head is now complete, and the US tower has reached its full height of 220 metres/722 feet. Crews will now begin removing the jump form system.
These last steps are anticipated to begin at the Canadian bridge tower in September. […]
WEtech Alliance wins North American technology award
Excerpt via Windsor Star | August 22, 2023
WEtech Alliance and its partners were honoured last week with The Technology Councils of North America’s award for innovation, diversity and equity for the creation of the i.d.e.a. Fund.
The i.d.e.a. Fund is a southern Ontario-focused initiative created to help clean growth firms by providing financial and business advisory supports to develop or redesign green products, services, processes and technologies that reduce impacts to our environment and create made-in-Canada climate change solutions. The i.d.e.a. fund targets 50 per cent of companies supported be led by women and at least 30 per cent by members of other racialized and under-represented groups. […]