Canada Business and Industrial Park News http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/canada-forum.html hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 September is National Preparedness Month - FEMA five steps in developing a preparedness program http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/pc_url_33955826 <font style="" class="plain"> </font><p style="" class="plain"><a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://www.ready.gov/business" class="heading2">Preparedness Planning for Your Business</a></p><p style="" class="plain"><a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://www.ready.gov/business" class="heading2"><br></a>http://www.ready.gov/business</p><p style="" class="plain"><a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://www.ready.gov/business" class="plain"><br></a></p><font style="" class="plain"> </font><p style="" class="plain">Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic. Human-caused hazards include accidents, acts of violence by people and acts of terrorism. Examples of technology-related hazards are the failure or malfunction of systems, equipment or software.</p><p style="" class="plain"><br></p><font style="" class="plain"> </font><p style="" class="plain">Ready Business will assist businesses in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of many hazards. This website and its tools utilize an “all hazards approach” and follows the program elements within <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.nfpa.org/1600" class="plain">National Fire Protection Association 1600</a>, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs. NFPA 1600 is an American National Standard and has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.</p><p style="" class="plain"><br></p> <p style="" class="plain">The five steps in developing a preparedness program are:</p> <ul><li class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.ready.gov/program-management" class="plain">Program Management</a></li><ul><li class="plain">Organize, develop and administer your preparedness program</li><li class="plain">Identify regulations that establish minimum requirements for your program</li></ul><li class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.ready.gov/planning" class="plain">Planning</a></li><ul><li class="plain">Gather information about hazards and assess risks</li><li class="plain">Conduct a business impact analysis (BIA)</li><li class="plain">Examine ways to prevent hazards and reduce risks</li></ul><li class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.ready.gov/business/implementation" class="plain">Implementation</a><br> Write a preparedness plan addressing:</li><ul><li class="plain">Resource management</li><li class="plain">Emergency response</li><li class="plain">Crisis communications</li><li class="plain">Business continuity</li><li class="plain">Information technology</li><li class="plain">Employee assistance</li><li class="plain">Incident management</li><li class="plain">Training</li></ul><li class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.ready.gov/business/testing" class="plain">Testing and Exercises</a></li><ul><li class="plain">Test and evaluate your plan</li><li class="plain">Define different types of exercises</li><li class="plain">Learn how to conduct exercises</li><li class="plain">Use exercise results to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan</li></ul><li class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.ready.gov/business/program" class="plain">Program Improvement</a></li><ul><li class="plain">Identify when the preparedness program needs to be reviewed</li><li class="plain">Discover methods to evaluate the preparedness program</li><li class="plain">Utilize the review to make necessary changes and plan improvements</li></ul></ul> <p style="" class="plain">RELATED MATERIALS</p> <p style="" class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/89518" class="plain"><b>Emergency Response Plan</b></a> (PDF)</p> <p style="" class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/89510" class="plain"><b>Business Continuity Plan</b></a> (PDF)</p> <p style="" class="plain">READY RATING</p> <p style="" class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://readyrating.org/" class="plain"></a></p> <p style="" class="plain">Take your <b><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://readyrating.org/" class="plain">free online business preparedness assessment</a></b> today.</p> Global Business Parks 2014-08-29T13:02:28-07:00 September is National Preparedness Month - FEMA five steps in developing a preparedness program Imperial Oil begins first phase of move to Quarry Park Business Park in southeast Calgary, Canada http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/pc_url_33156281 <div style="" class="plain"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/commercial-real-estate/Imperial+begins+first+phase+move+Quarry/9801787/story.html?__lsa=55d9-b40f" class="heading2">Imperial Oil begins first phase of move to Quarry Park</a></div><div style="" class="plain">Complete move to be finished by first half of 2016</div><div style="" class="plain"> </div><font style="" class="plain"> By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald May 5, 2014 11:31 AM</font><br><br><p style="" class="plain">CALGARY - It’s a new era for <a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://www.imperialoil.ca" class="plain">Imperial Oil</a> as the energy giant has begun moving its first employees from the company’s downtown headquarters into new office space in the suburban <a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://www.quarrypark.ca/" class="plain">Quarry Park</a> southeast neighbourhood.</p><p style="" class="plain">This weekend, about 170 staff will be moving into the first building on the campus-style development which will eventually comprise five, five-storey office buildings as well as another building for amenities.</p><p style="" class="plain">The complete move of all staff and contractors - totalling about 3,000 - will be completed by the first half of 2016.</p><p style="" class="plain">Shinderpal Sangha, a project procurement advisor who has been with Imperial for the past 10 years, was checking out her new office space on Friday.</p><p style="" class="plain">“I’m in the process of moving. So today’s move day for me. My first work day at the campus will be May 5 on Monday,” said Sangha.</p><p style="" class="plain">“I love it. The very first time that I walked into this space it’s a very welcoming space. It’s a very refreshing feeling with access to all the daylight views in this space. I really look forward to working in it. That combined with the very great technology that’s going to be made available to us and the new furniture, it’s excellent.”</p><p style="" class="plain">Imperial is consolidating into the new campus on the 20-acre site at Quarry Park.</p><p style="" class="plain"><br></p><p style="" class="plain">Click here for <a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/commercial-real-estate/Imperial+begins+first+phase+move+Quarry/9801787/story.html?__lsa=55d9-b40f" class="plain">full article and photo in the Calgary Herald</a></p><p style="" class="plain"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.quarrypark.ca/community.php" class="plain"><br></a></p><p style="" class="plain"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.quarrypark.ca/community.php" class="plain">Quarry Park map</a></p><p style="" class="plain"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/workingwithus_life_headquarters.aspx" class="plain"><br></a></p><p style="" class="plain"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/workingwithus_life_headquarters.aspx" class="plain">Imperial Oil's comments on their new headquarters</a></p><p style="" class="plain"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Calgary/Audio/ID/2454509993/" class="plain"><br></a></p><p style="" class="plain"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Calgary/Audio/ID/2454509993/" class="plain">Podcast covering some of the details and issues of the move</a></p><p style="" class="plain"><br></p><p style="" class="plain"> </p><p style="" class="plain">*********************************************************</p><font style="" class="plain"> </font><p style="" class="plain">To browse additional business and industrial parks in Canada visit Global Business Parks at:</p><font style="" class="plain"> </font><p style="" class="plain"><br> <a 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class="plain">GlobalBusinessParks</a></p> <p style="" class="plain">News/Blog: <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://my.globalbusinessparks.com/" class="plain">my.GlobalBusinessParks</a></p> <p style="" class="plain">Flickr: <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/globalbusinessparks/" class="plain">GlobalBusinessParks</a></p> <p style="" class="plain"><span style="" class="heading2">************************************************</span></p> <br><p class="plain"></p><p style="" class="plain"><br></p><p style="" class="plain"><br></p><p style="" class="plain"><br></p><br> Global Business Parks 2014-05-05T14:12:56-07:00 Imperial Oil begins first phase of move to Quarry Park Business Park in southeast Calgary, Canada The Haworth building in Calgary, Alberta, Canada being transformed / rebranded as the ICON Business Park http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/pc_url_32369516 <div style="" class="plain"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Former+Haworth+building+Calgary+turning+into+business+park/9416348/story.html" class="heading2">Former Haworth building in Calgary turning into a business park</a></div><div style="" class="plain"> Hungerford Properties redeveloping southeast site</div><div style="" class="plain"> </div><font style="" class="plain"> By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald January 22, 2014 8:01 AM</font><br><br><p style="" class="plain">CALGARY- The new owner of the former Haworth building, once Calgary’s largest manufacturing plant, is planning to transform the property into a business park in the city’s southeast Foothills industrial area.</p><p style="" class="plain">Vancouver developer, <a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.hungerfordproperties.com" class="plain">Hungerford Properties</a>, bought the 761,000-square-foot facility on more than 18 hectares of land last summer and it will unveil its plans in early February to redevelop and redesign the building and transform the site into the ICON Business Park.</p><p style="" class="plain">“This is considered one of the choicest commercial real estate properties in the city,” said partner, Michael Hungerford, in a statement. “But it’s been a dormant shell for many years. We’re bringing back the trucks. We’re bringing back the people. We’re bringing business back.”</p><p style="" class="plain">Hungerford plans to turn the current, state-of-the-art building into a multi-tenanted, commercial and industrial hub offering easy access to air, truck and rail transportation.</p><p style="" class="plain">See <a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Former+Haworth+building+Calgary+turning+into+business+park/9416348/story.html" class="plain">full article and photo in the Calgary Herald</a></p><p style="" class="plain"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Former+Haworth+building+Calgary+turning+into+business+park/9416348/story.html" class="plain"><br></a></p><p style="" class="plain"></p><p style="" class="plain">*********************************************************</p><p style="" class="plain">To browse additional business and industrial parks in Canada visit Global Business Parks at:<br> <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/regions/eastern-canada-business-and-industrial-parks.html" class="plain">Eastern and Atlantic Canada Business and Industrial Parks</a><br> <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/regions/western-and-central-canada-business-parks-and-industrial-pa.html" class="plain">Western and Central Canada Business and Industrial Parks</a><br></p><p style="" class="plain"> </p><p style="" class="plain">More news about business parks and industrial parks around the world visit us at:</p><p style="" class="plain">Website: <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/" class="plain">www.GlobalBusinessParks.com</a><br></p><p style="" class="plain">Twitter: <a link="" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/GlobalBizParks" class="plain">@GlobalBizParks</a><br></p><p style="" class="plain">Facebook: <a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/GlobalBusinessParks" class="plain">GlobalBusinessParks</a><br></p><p style="" class="plain">News/Blog: <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://my.globalbusinessparks.com/" class="plain">my.GlobalBusinessParks</a><br></p><p style="" class="plain">Flickr: <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/globalbusinessparks/" class="plain">GlobalBusinessParks</a><br></p><p style="" class="plain">************************************************</p><br><p class="plain"></p><br> Global Business Parks 2014-01-23T10:11:06-08:00 The Haworth building in Calgary, Alberta, Canada being transformed / rebranded as the ICON Business Park Demand strong for industrial real estate in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as shown by high leasing activity in 2013 http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/pc_url_32369280 <div style="" class="plain"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Strong+demand+Calgary+industrial+real+estate+market/9399114/story.html" class="heading2">Strong demand for Calgary industrial real estate market</a></div><div style="" class="plain"> </div><div style="" class="plain">Leasing activity high in 2013</div><div style="" class="plain"> </div><div style="" class="plain">BY MARIO TONEGUZZI, CALGARY HERALD JANUARY 17, 2014</div><p style="" class="plain">CALGARY - The high amount of leasing activity in 2013 in the Calgary industrial real estate market is a strong indicator of healthy demand which will continue to consume vacant product, says a new report by Colliers International.</p><p style="" class="plain">“Combined with a bright economic outlook, Calgary is poised for strong organic growth in existing business as well as an increase in new entrants,” said the report, which indicated the vacancy rate in the city ended the year at 5.82 per cent, up slightly from 5.65 per cent at the end of September.</p><p style="" class="plain">Colliers said absorption - the change in occupied space - remained high at 1.2 million square feet in the fourth quarter of 2013. This is a small increase over the third quarter which saw just over one million square feet of absorption.</p><p style="" class="plain">“Total inventory under construction continued to drop towards the end of the year as buildings became complete. Historically, a boom in construction has often been followed by a reactionary lag as developers begin to slow growth and even postpone projects.<br> </p><p style="" class="plain"><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Strong+demand+Calgary+industrial+real+estate+market/9399114/story.html" class="plain">Click here for full article and photo in the Calgary Herald</a></p><p style="" class="plain"><br></p><p style="" class="plain"> </p><p style="" class="plain">*********************************************************</p><font style="" class="plain"> </font><p style="" class="plain">To browse additional business and industrial parks in Canada visit Global Business Parks at:</p><font style="" class="plain"> </font><p style="" class="plain"><br> <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/regions/eastern-canada-business-and-industrial-parks.html" class="plain">Eastern and Atlantic Canada Business and Industrial Parks</a><br> <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/regions/western-and-central-canada-business-parks-and-industrial-pa.html" class="plain">Western and Central Canada Business and Industrial Parks</a></p> <p style="" class="plain"> </p> <p style="" class="plain">More news about business parks and industrial parks around the world visit us at:</p> <p style="" class="plain">Website: <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/" class="plain">www.GlobalBusinessParks.com</a></p> <p style="" class="plain">Twitter: <a link="" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/GlobalBizParks" class="plain">@GlobalBizParks</a><u></u></p> <p style="" class="plain">Facebook: <a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/GlobalBusinessParks" class="plain">GlobalBusinessParks</a></p> <p style="" class="plain">News/Blog: <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://my.globalbusinessparks.com/" class="plain">my.GlobalBusinessParks</a></p> <p style="" class="plain">Flickr: <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/globalbusinessparks/" class="plain">GlobalBusinessParks</a></p> <p style="" class="plain">************************************************</p> <br><p class="plain"></p><br> Global Business Parks 2014-01-23T09:32:09-08:00 Demand strong for industrial real estate in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as shown by high leasing activity in 2013 Airport Industrial Park in North Bay, Ontario, Canada has attracted three mining suppliers http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/pc_url_32214367 <font style="" class="plain">New industrial park home to three mining suppliers</font><div style="" class="plain"><b>November 25, 2013</b><br><b>by <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.sudburyminingsolutions.com/author/ntollinsky" class="plain">NORM TOLLINSKY</a></b><br>In: <a link="" rel="category tag" target="_blank" href="http://www.sudburyminingsolutions.com/category/news" class="plain">NEWS</a></div><br><p style="" class="plain">The new 600-acre <a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://yyb.ca/yyb-development-opportunities/Pages/AirportIndustrialBusinessPark.aspx" class="plain">Airport Industrial Park</a> in North Bay has put an end to the chronic shortage of fully- serviced industrial land in the city and attracted three mining suppliers in search of new and larger premises: <a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.minehoist.com/minehoists.html" class="plain">Mine Hoists International</a>, Barrie Hard Chrome Plating and<a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.drillersedge.com" class="plain"> Drillers Edge</a>.</p><p style="" class="plain">“North Bay is the only city in Canada that will sell airside land on or beside an airport,” said mayor Al McDonald. It’s also one of only four airports in Ontario that boasts a 10,000-foot runway capable of accommodating the largest aircraft in the world, the Antonov 225, which has carried payloads of up to 189 tonnes and made several stops in North Bay over the years.</p><p style="" class="plain">“It’s very difficult finding industrial land beside an airport, said McDonald. “Mining supply firms need access worldwide, so it makes sense that there’s a lot of interest in the park.”</p><p style="" class="plain">Mine Hoists International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mining Equipment Ltd. of Colorado, refurbishes, rents and sells mine hoists and shaft sinking winches from its new 14,000-square foot building in the park.</p><p style="" class="plain">“We buy used hoists when they become available, we store them in our yard, and when they find a new home, we refurbish and upgrade them with new electrical controls, PLC controls and brake controls to meet modern standards,” said Dan Howe, president.</p><p style="" class="plain">Prior to moving into the park, the company subcontracted work to other shops in the city. Bringing the work in-house, he said, “helps us with scheduling and gives us more capacity.”</p><p style="" class="plain">Click here for <a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.sudburyminingsolutions.com/new-industrial-park-home-to-three-mining-suppliers.html" class="plain">full article and photo in Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal</a></p><p style="" class="plain"><br></p><p style="" class="plain"> </p><p style="" class="plain"></p><p class="plain"></p><font style="" class="plain"> </font><p style="" class="plain">*********************************************************</p><font style="" class="plain"> </font><p style="" class="plain">To browse additional business and industrial parks in Canada visit Global Business Parks at:</p> <p style="" class="plain"><br> <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/regions/eastern-canada-business-and-industrial-parks.html" class="plain"><span style="" class="heading2">Eastern and Atlantic Canada Business and Industrial Parks</span></a><br> <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/regions/western-and-central-canada-business-parks-and-industrial-pa.html" class="plain"><span style="" class="heading2">Western and Central Canada Business and Industrial Parks</span></a></p> <p style="" class="plain"> </p> <p style="" class="plain">More news about business parks and industrial parks around the world visit us at:</p> <p style="" class="plain">Website: <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/" class="plain"><span style="" class="heading2">www.GlobalBusinessParks.com</span></a></p> <p style="" class="plain">Twitter: <a link="" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/GlobalBizParks" class="plain">@GlobalBizParks</a><u></u></p> <p style="" class="plain">Facebook: <a link="" target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/GlobalBusinessParks" class="plain"><span style="" class="heading2">GlobalBusinessParks</span></a></p> <p style="" class="plain">News/Blog: <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://my.globalbusinessparks.com/" class="plain"><span style="" class="heading2">my.GlobalBusinessParks</span></a></p> <p style="" class="plain">Flickr: <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/globalbusinessparks/" class="plain">GlobalBusinessParks</a></p> <p style="" class="plain"><span style="" class="heading2">************************************************</span></p> <br> Global Business Parks 2014-01-06T14:43:47-08:00 Airport Industrial Park in North Bay, Ontario, Canada has attracted three mining suppliers Ways to donate to disaster relief in the Philippines following Typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/pc_url_31785959 The storm that hit the Philippines over the weekend has devastated parts of the country.  Here are some ways you can help.  <br><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><br></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style="">The<span style=""> </span><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations" class="plain">American Red Cross</a><span style=""> </span>will take your donations online.  The link for its website is<span style=""> </span><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations" class="plain">here</a>. <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate" class="plain">The Philippine Red Cross</a> has mobilized its 100 local outposts to help with relief efforts. <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate" class="plain">Learn more here</a>.<a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.americares.org/who-we-are/newsroom/news/monster-cylone-typhoon-haiyan-yolanda-strikes-philippines.html" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.americares.org/who-we-are/newsroom/news/monster-cylone-typhoon-haiyan-yolanda-strikes-philippines.html" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.americares.org/who-we-are/newsroom/news/monster-cylone-typhoon-haiyan-yolanda-strikes-philippines.html" class="plain">AmeriCares</a><span style=""> </span>The relief organization is sending medical aid for 20,000 survivors, including antibiotics, wound care supplies and pain relievers. AmeriCares is also giving funds to local organizations to purchase supplies. <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.americares.org/who-we-are/newsroom/news/monster-cylone-typhoon-haiyan-yolanda-strikes-philippines.html" class="plain">Learn more here</a>.<a link="" target="_blank" href="http://donate.worldvision.org/OA_HTML/xxwv2ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?funnel=dn&item=2639566&go=item%C2%A7=10339&" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://donate.worldvision.org/OA_HTML/xxwv2ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?funnel=dn&item=2639566&go=item%C2%A7=10339&" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://donate.worldvision.org/OA_HTML/xxwv2ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?funnel=dn&item=2639566&go=item%C2%A7=10339&" class="plain">World Vision</a> The organization is providing food, water and hygiene kits at the evacuation centers. World Vision was also still actively responding to last month's earthquake in Bohol, which luckily was not struck by the eye of the storm. <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://donate.worldvision.org/OA_HTML/xxwv2ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?funnel=dn&item=2639566&go=item%C2%A7=10339&" class="plain">Learn more here</a>.<a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.shelterboxusa.org/" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.shelterboxusa.org/" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.shelterboxusa.org/" class="plain">ShelterBox</a><span style=""> </span>ShelterBox provides families with a survival kit that includes a tent and other essential items while they are displaced or homeless.<a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?id=7140&cat=field-news" class="plain"> Learn more here.</a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?id=7140&cat=field-news" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?id=7140&cat=field-news" class="plain">Doctors Without Borders</a><span style=""> </span>The organization is sending 200 tons of medical and relief items, including vaccines, tents and hygiene kits. <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?id=7140&cat=field-news" class="plain">Learn more here</a>.<a link="" target="_blank" href="https://donate.opusa.org/?" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://donate.opusa.org/?" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://donate.opusa.org/?" class="plain">Operation USA </a>The Los Angeles-based nonprofit is sending much-needed water purification supplies to victims and seeking corporate partners to help with delivery. Donate $10 by texting AID to 50555 or give online. <a link="" target="_blank" href="https://donate.opusa.org/?" class="plain">Learn more here</a>.</font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><br></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style="">UNICEF reports an estimated 4 million children were affected by the storm.  You can also give via '<a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fieldnotes.unicefusa.org/2013/11/unicef-responds-to-typhoon-haiyan-emergency.html?gclid=CKPewpKb37oCFSdp7AodrwUAHg" class="plain">UNICEF Responds</a>' by clicking this<span style=""> </span><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://fieldnotes.unicefusa.org/2013/11/unicef-responds-to-typhoon-haiyan-emergency.html?gclid=CKPewpKb37oCFSdp7AodrwUAHg" class="plain">link</a>. UNICEF will also accept donation via text. Just text RELIEF to 864233 to donate $10.<a link="" target="_blank" href="https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.8855857/k.E53D/Donate_to_the_Typhoon_Haiyan_Childrens_Relief_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?msource=wexgpthp1113&gclid=CJnc9Jeb37oCFWho7AodwkEATA" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.8855857/k.E53D/Donate_to_the_Typhoon_Haiyan_Childrens_Relief_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?msource=wexgpthp1113&gclid=CJnc9Jeb37oCFWho7AodwkEATA" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.8855857/k.E53D/Donate_to_the_Typhoon_Haiyan_Childrens_Relief_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?msource=wexgpthp1113&gclid=CJnc9Jeb37oCFWho7AodwkEATA" class="plain">Save The Children</a><span style=""> </span>has set up a Typhoon Haiyan Children's Relief Fund.  You can access the information<span style=""> </span><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.8855857/k.E53D/Donate_to_the_Typhoon_Haiyan_Childrens_Relief_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?msource=wexgpthp1113&gclid=CJnc9Jeb37oCFWho7AodwkEATA" class="plain">here</a>.</font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><br></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style="">The<span style=""> </span><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/TyphoonHaiyan" class="plain">Salvation Army</a><span style=""> </span>has a web page for you to give as well.  Here is the<span style=""> </span><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/TyphoonHaiyan" class="plain">link</a>.  According to the Salvation Army, you can also text TYPHOON to 80888 to donate $10 and reply YES to confirm your donation.<a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.care.org/emergencies/typhoon-haiyan" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.care.org/emergencies/typhoon-haiyan" class="plain"><br></a></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.care.org/emergencies/typhoon-haiyan" class="plain">CARE</a><span style=""> </span>is asking for donations which can be made via this <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.care.org/emergencies/typhoon-haiyan" class="plain">online link</a><span style=""> </span>or by calling 1-800-521-CARE within the U.S.<br></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><br></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style="">Unfortunately, there are also thieves ready to steal your money during this horrible human tragedy. <span style=""> </span><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.clarkhoward.com/categories/scams-ripoffs/charity/" class="plain">Clark Howard</a><span style=""> </span>has more information on how to donate and not get ripped of by clicking <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.clarkhoward.com/categories/scams-ripoffs/charity/" class="plain">here</a>.</font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><br></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style="">WSBRadio is the source of the above list.  They have more news, photos and video <a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/world/how-can-you-give-typhoon-haiyan-relief-efforts/nbp9Z/" class="plain">here</a>.<br></font></p><br> Global Business Parks 2013-11-12T08:49:13-08:00 Ways to donate to disaster relief in the Philippines following Typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan The Canadian Province of Manitoba and CentrePort Canada sign land transfer agreement http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/pc_url_31442305 From Centerport news archives<br><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.centreportcanada.ca/news/centreport-signs-land-development-agreement/136" class="plain"><br></a><a rel="" link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.centreportcanada.ca/news/centreport-signs-land-development-agreement/136" class="heading2">CentrePort Signs Land Development Agreement</a><div style="" class="plain"><font style="">Posted By: CentrePort on September 23, 2013</font></div><p style="" class="plain"><font style="">The Province of Manitoba and CentrePort Canada today signed a land transfer agreement that will give the inland port corporation better means to develop 747 acres located within its footprint, the majority of which has been designated for the construction of a common-use rail facility and adjacent industrial park, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton announced today. </font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style="">Read<span style=""> </span><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/centreport-gets-needed-land-224979952.html" class="plain">more</a><span style=""> </span>(Winnipeg Free Press)</font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style="">Read<span style=""> </span><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?archive=2013-09-01&item=18970" class="plain">more</a> (CentrePort news release)</font></p><br><p style="" class="plain"><font style="">*********************************************************</font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style="">To browse additional business and industrial parks in Canada visit Global Business Parks at:</font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/regions/eastern-canada-business-and-industrial-parks.html" class="plain">Eastern and Atlantic Canada Business and Industrial Parks</a><br> <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/regions/western-and-central-canada-business-parks-and-industrial-pa.html" class="plain">Western and Central Canada Business and Industrial Parks</a><br></font></p><p style="" class="plain"><font style=""> </font></p><font style="" class="plain">More news about business parks and industrial parks on our Twitter page: <a link="" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/GlobalBizParks" class="plain"><span style="">#GlobalBizParks</span></a></font><br> Global Business Parks 2013-10-07T10:23:42-07:00 The Canadian Province of Manitoba and CentrePort Canada sign land transfer agreement Public Tender: Town of Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada, conducting competition for planning study of new Industrial Park http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/pc_url_30620204 <p class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.nipawin.com/tenders.html" class="heading2">The Town of Nipawin is conducting a competition for a planning study regarding the suitability of the new Nipawin Industrial Park development.</a><br><br> Supporting Documents:<br><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.nipawin.com/documents/tenders/Industrial-Park.jpg" class="plain">- Industrial Park Land: Arial Photo</a><br><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.nipawin.com/documents/tenders/Industrial-Land.png" class="plain">- Industrial Park Land: Map </a><br><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.nipawin.com/documents/tenders/IndustrialPark2013.docx" class="plain">-Specifics </a></p><p class="plain">For more information on this project, please contact:<br><b>Mike Pawluski<br> Nipawin Planning Department<br> 306-862-0010 (Ext 3) or <br> email: <a link="" target="_blank" href="mailto:m.pawluski@nipawin.com?subject=Tenders%20Inquiry" class="plain">m.pawluski@nipawin.com</a></b></p><br><font class="plain"> </font><p class="plain">*********************************************************</p><font class="plain"> </font><p class="plain">To browse additional business and industrial parks in Canada visit Global Business Parks at:</p> <p class="plain"><br> <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/regions/eastern-canada-business-and-industrial-parks.html" class="plain">Eastern and Atlantic Canada Business and Industrial Parks</a><br> <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/regions/western-and-central-canada-business-parks-and-industrial-pa.html" class="plain">Western and Central Canada Business and Industrial Parks</a></p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">More news about business parks and industrial parks on our Twitter page: <a link="" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/GlobalBizParks" class="plain"><span class="heading2">#GlobalBizParks</span></a></p> <p class="plain"> </p> <span class="plain">**************************************************<br> <br> </span><br> Global Business Parks 2013-07-18T10:12:22-07:00 Public Tender: Town of Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada, conducting competition for planning study of new Industrial Park How the principles of branding can be applied to help ports and logistics centers become more successful http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/pc_url_30549726 <font class="plain"> </font><p class="plain"></p><div class="plain"><a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.portstrategy.com/news101/port-operations/port-performance/better-branding" class="heading2">Better branding </a> <br>From Port Strategy<br>24 Jun 2013<br><br></div>Like it or not, how a port brands itself is crucial to success in today’s image-conscious world. Felicity Landon reports<p class="plain"></p><p class="plain"><br></p> <p class="plain">Who are your customers? What are they looking for? What do you do different or better? Branding decisions should start with the customer, not with yourself, says marketing expert Florian Clemens. “When creating your strategy and sharpening your brand, I would always start from specific groups – who exactly are they? What are they doing today? What is your right to win among them?”</p> <p class="plain">Mr Clemens, director at global marketing consultancy <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.effectivebrands.com/%E2%80%8E" class="plain">EffectiveBrands</a>, says branding is becoming more and more important in business-to-business (B2B) marketing. “Making a clear promise to your customers and actively managing your reputation has always been important, but many of our B2B clients now see the need to upgrade their marketing strategy, organisational structure and marketing skills,” he says. “Competition is raising the bar, new communication opportunities require new skills and business contacts are becoming much more market-savvy.” </p> <p class="plain">Klavs Valskov, head of communication and branding at <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.maerskline.com/%E2%80%8E" class="plain">Maersk Line</a>, believes that for port companies competing in a global market, it is crucial to have a clear and distinct brand proposition. “The global port companies’ key customers are operating all over the world and they need to be met with the same propositions and services no matter what port they berth in,” he says. “Of course you can add local flavour to the offering, but if the experience in one port is ‘first class’ and in another it is more like ‘economy class’, then you end up confusing both your own staff and your customers over what you are all about.”</p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">Click here for <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.portstrategy.com/news101/port-operations/port-performance/better-branding" class="plain">full article in Port Strategy</a><br></p> <br> Global Business Parks 2013-07-14T21:46:11-07:00 How the principles of branding can be applied to help ports and logistics centers become more successful Fraud allegations at Wheatland Industrial Park in Alberta, Canada http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/pc_url_29956963 [GBP Note:  This incident appears to be unrelated to the <font class="plain">Wheatland Industrial Park</font> located in Naperville, Illinois, US]<a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Fraud+alleged+industrial+park+venture/8423150/story.html" class="heading2">Fraud alleged in industrial park venture</a><a link="" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/GlobalBizParks" class="plain"></a><div class="plain">Hearing will look at Alberta industrial park</div><div class="plain"> Calgary Herald <br>May 23, 2013</div><br><p class="plain">The British Columbia Securities Commission is alleging two sisters committed fraud by misappropriating funds from a joint venture and by transferring shares of the venture to the benefit of their adult children.</p><p class="plain">The commission says it will seek to set a hearing date June 25 on the allegations against Siu Mui (Debbie) Wong and Siu Kon (Bonnie) Soo.</p><p class="plain">The allegations, which have not been proven, involve a joint venture with an Alberta company the sisters co-founded called Wheatland Industrial Park Inc.</p><p class="plain">The regulator claims at least 78 individuals and companies bought $85,000 shares in the venture, for which a prospectus was never issued in British Columbia even though the shares were promoted in that province.</p><p class="plain">The goal of the venture was to divide a property owned by Wheatland into individual swaths of industrial land, then sell the parcels to bring in money for investors and the company.</p><div class="plain"><br>Read full story here: <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Fraud+alleged+industrial+park+venture/8423150/story.html#ixzz2U989lTxS" class="plain">http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Fraud+alleged+industrial+park+venture/8423150/story.html#ixzz2U989lTxS</a><br><br> <p class="plain">*********************************************************</p> <p class="plain">To browse additional business and industrial parks in Canada visit Global Business Parks at:</p> <p class="plain"><br> <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/regions/eastern-canada-business-and-industrial-parks.html" class="plain">Eastern and Atlantic Canada Business and Industrial Parks</a><br> <a link="" target="_blank" href="http://www.globalbusinessparks.com/regions/western-and-central-canada-business-parks-and-industrial-pa.html" class="plain">Western and Central Canada Business and Industrial Parks</a></p> <p class="plain"> </p> <p class="plain">More news about business parks and industrial parks on our Twitter page: <a link="" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/GlobalBizParks" class="plain"><span class="heading2">#GlobalBizParks</span></a></p> <p class="plain"> </p> **************************************************<br> <br> <br></div><font class="plain"> </font><br><br> Global Business Parks 2013-05-23T12:42:20-07:00 Fraud allegations at Wheatland Industrial Park in Alberta, Canada