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Government of Canada supports recovery and growth of women-led businesses across Inuit Nunangat amid COVID-19 pandemic
Minister Daniel Vandal announces $143 thousand to support women entrepreneurs in Inuit Nunangat to adapt and grow
IQALUIT, NU, March 30, 2021 /CNW/ – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
Women entrepreneurs are crucial to Canada’s economic success, and supporting their success is key to ensuring a strong, inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. As Canada marks the one year anniversary of this crisis, it has never been more important that the gains women have made, are not lost.
Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced $143 thousand in top-up funding for Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, a recipient of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund, which supports women entrepreneurs to navigate this crisis and continue to grow their businesses. This investment, delivered by CanNor, represents a top-up to the $2 million in WES funding previously provided to this organization in 2019.
The top-up funding aims to support women entrepreneurs across Inuit Nunangat, which includes Nunavut, Inuvialuit (northern Northwest Territories), Nunavik (northern Quebec) and Nunatsiavut (Labrador). It also aims to help businesses start up, scale up and access new markets, which is even more important as the economy recovers from COVID-19.
With this additional funding, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada will create a series of professional videos that guide and support Inuit businesswomen to address economic barriers, particularly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. These videos will provide information on topics such as Facebook marketing, business plan development, online banking and payment processing, and will be available in English and Inuktut.
“This investment demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting Inuit businesswomen during this difficult time. We are providing funding to organizations such as Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada who have been working hard to ensure that women-led businesses across Inuit Nunangat have the resources they need to recover from the impacts of this pandemic. Our goal is to continue to support organizations like Pauktuutit so that they can continue to play their vital role in creating networks and linkages and drive initiatives that respond to the evolving needs of these regions.”
– The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs
“Women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses are facing unique challenges. In response to these challenges, our government is providing critical investments so women-led businesses can continue contributing to Canada’s economic future. Women entrepreneurs want to continue building their businesses, and we will be there to help them build back better.”
– The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
“Pauktuutit appreciates the federal government’s ongoing support for businesses owned and led by talented Inuit women. This additional funding will ensure these strong women have additional support and information to help their small businesses recover from the significant economic impact of COVID-19.”
– Rebecca Kudloo, President, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
- In Canada’s Speech from the Throne, COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, and the Fall Economic Statement 2020, the Government of Canada reiterated its commitment to supporting women entrepreneurs in getting through the COVID-19 crisis, through various measures including accelerating the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.
- An overall investment of nearly $5 billion in the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy reinforces the Government of Canada’s commitment to increasing access to financing, talent, networks and expertise that women-owned businesses need to start up, scale up and access new markets.
- The regional development agencies are delivering on the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy across Canada. Across the territories, CanNor invested close to $2 million to support Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.
- In May 2020, an additional $15 million in national funding was made available for Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund recipients to provide timely support and advice to women entrepreneurs facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency has made significant investments to support women throughout the pandemic, including providing funding to over 200 women-owned businesses, amounting to an investment of over $8 million, through the Agency’s Northern Business Relief Fund and Regional Relief and Recovery Fund.
- Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
- Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund
- Regional Relief and Recovery Fund
Find more services and information at Canada.ca/ISED.
SOURCE Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A group of Alaskans took to the outdoors this week to dispel misinformation about wind turbines to show that they work in our nation’s coldest state.
“I don’t think there’s a group of people more qualified to vouch for wind turbine power in cold climates than Alaskans,” said Felice Stadler, Vice President, Political Affairs, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). “And of course, they brought their sense of humor and some good-natured jabs directed at our nation’s second-largest state.”
When asked what inspired the video, “We were seeing so much misinformation about wind power and cold climates after the crisis in Texas,” said Doug Robbins, Anchorage resident, retired Marathon Oil exploration manager, and participant in the video. Robbins was on the Board of Chugach Electric Association a decade ago when the company authorized construction of Anchorage’s Fire Island Wind Project. “It’s hard not to respond when I can literally look out my living room window and see the wind turbines fully functioning through the entire Alaska winter.”
According to the Renewable Energy Alaska Project, “Wind power technologies that are used in Alaska range from small systems at off-grid homes and remote camps, to medium-sized, wind-diesel hybrid power systems in more than 30 isolated villages, to large, megawatt-scale turbines along the Railbelt and in communities like Kodiak, Kotzebue, and Nome.”
“We’re grateful that individuals are helping to get the real story out to the public,” Felice Stadler of EDF continued. “It’s one thing for us to share the wealth of scientific data and statistics that wind turbines do work. It’s another to see an Alaskan standing in waist-deep snow in a city powered by wind showing you that it works great.”
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CanNor invests over $3.2 million in six projects focused on research, marketing, and training in the territory’s fishing and sealing industries
IQALUIT, NU, March 25, 2021 /CNW/ – Nunavut’s fishing and sealing industries are key economic drivers in the territory, supporting the livelihood of generations of Inuit. These industries are a source of sustainable economic development in Nunavut, providing jobs for Nunavummiut, as well as presenting a significant potential for growth. That is why the Government of Canada has been there to support the industry over the last year.
The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) has long been a supporter of Nunavut’s fishing and sealing industries, recognizing their positive economic impacts in the territory. For over a decade, CanNor has worked with federal departments and partners, including the Government of Nunavut, Inuit organizations, and businesses, to invest in extensive fisheries research, marketing, and professional training.
Federal support for fisheries and sealing in Nunavut provides jobs and opportunities
Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor, met with members of Nunavut’s fishing industry, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and the Government of Nunavut. During that meeting, he highlighted investments of over $3.2 million that have been made to support six projects that will continue to grow and diversify Nunavut’s economy. This investment builds on CanNor’s support to the development of Nunavut’s fishing and sealing industries.
These investments support projects that are providing safe work environments for employees on vessels and in plants during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as projects that are helping to examine innovative ways to expand and promote Nunavut’s fishing and sealing industries into new markets, support exploratory fisheries (focusing on redfish and char), as well as small scale inshore fisheries exploration in the communities of Arviat, Kinngait, and Sanikiluaq. These investments will bring new jobs and opportunities for Nunavummiut.
By investing in Nunavut’s fishing and sealing industries, the Government of Canada is helping position the territory’s economy for a strong recovery, while supporting the government’s commitment to create over one million jobs across Canada, restoring employment to previous levels.
“The Government of Canada is committed to supporting economic development opportunities in Nunavut. We are making strategic investments in research, marketing, and training that will lead to a stronger and sustainable commercial fisheries industry in the territory. These investments will also help create good local jobs both now and in the future.”
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor
“For over a decade, CanNor has worked with its territorial partners to make key investments in research, training, and marketing to support Nunavut’s fishing and sealing industries. The territory’s offshore fishery provides jobs and opportunities in an industry that brings sustainable economic development to Nunavut communities and Nunavummiut. This industry will continue to be vital in supporting communities as we build back better after the pandemic.”
The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs
“The Government of Canada is committed to helping industries operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Nunavut, we’ve provided support to the fishing industry to ensure employees in vessels and fish plants have access to PPE and other safety measures. The Government of Canada, through CanNor, is proud to work in collaboration with Inuit organizations to help them pivot to adapt to the new measures and to increase research, marketing, and training which will help Nunavut’s fishing industry continue to grow.”
Larry Bagnell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency)
- The funding announced today is provided through CanNor’s programs, which support projects promoting sustainable community economic development, enhancing business development and growth, and facilitating innovation.
- Backgrounder: CanNor makes key investments in Nunavut’s fishing and sealing industries
- Government of Canada invests in agri-food producers and organizations in the North
- Nunavut fisheries benefitting from CanNor funding
Find more services and information at Canada.ca/ISED.
SOURCE Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
MOSCOW, March 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sheremetyevo International Airport switched to the spring-summer flight schedule on March 28, and will remain on this schedule until October 30.
During the summer navigation period, airlines operating at Sheremetyevo are expected to increase the number of flights to popular tourist and business destinations and expand their route networks. Airlines plan to operate regular flights from Sheremetyevo on 90 routes (66 domestic and 24 international)* during the summer season.
In the upcoming spring-summer season, Aeroflot will operate flights on 69 routes, including 47 destinations in Russia and 22 in the CIS and non-CIS countries.
During summer navigation period, Aeroflot will increase the frequency of flights to domestic resort destinations such as Sochi, Simferopol and Anapa as well as the number of flights to Russian cities of St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don and Kazan. In the spring-summer season, Aeroflot is expanding its program on routes to Istanbul and Antalya. The number of regular flights to London will increased compared to the winter schedule, and the airline plans to open flights from Sheremetyevo to the Seychelles Islands. The carrier’s domestic route network will have additional flights to Gelendzhik and Magas.
Beginning in the summer season, Rossiya Airlines will operate flights to Volgograd, Izhevsk, Simferopol, Syktyvkar, Saratov, Stavropol, Makhachkala, Murmansk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Perm, Ufa, Saransk, Khanty-Mansiysk, Mineralnye Vody.
In May, Sheremetyevo Airport will start servicing Pobeda Airlines flights. The carrier’s schedule includes flights to 13 domestic destinations, as well as to Antalya.
Air India, which instituted flights from Sheremetyevo on February 27, will continue operating flights on the Moscow – Delhi route.
In the spring-summer season, Nordwind Airlines, Royal Flight and Pegas Fly plan to increase the number and frequency of flights to Antalya. In addition, Nordwind Airlines will increase the number of flights to popular Russian cities of St. Petersburg, Simferopol, Sochi and Anapa in summer.
Currently, planned work is underway to prepare airport services and ground-handling services for the spring-summer period. The complex of measures includes briefing and recertification of employees and preparation of ground equipment, machinery, technical systems, airfield, structures and buildings. A routine check of the ventilation and air conditioning systems is being carried out. More than 940 units of specialized machinery and equipment for the maintenance of the airfield and aircraft have been allocated and are being prepared for summer operations.
* Due to the temporary restriction of international passenger air transportation, information on the status of international flights must be verified on the websites of the airport, air carriers and tour operators. Information on the requirements of countries for the entry of tourists should be checked with air carriers and tour operators.
Sheremetyevo Airport is among the TOP-5 airport hubs in Europe, the largest Russian airport in terms of passenger and cargo traffic. In 2020, the airport served 19 million 784 thousand passengers.
Sheremetyevo is the best airport in terms of quality of services in Europe, the absolute world leader in punctuality of flights, the recipient of the highest 5-star Skytrax rating.
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SWEP Signs Multiyear Contract with Kvitebjørn Varme AS to Advance Renewable Energy Ambitions in the Arctic
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — SWEP, part of Dover (NYSE: DOV), announced the signing of a multiyear contract with Kvitebjørn Varme AS, to supply Energy Transfer Stations (ETS) to advance the expansion of district heating from Tromsø (Norway) based energy supplier.
Kvitebjørn Varme owns and operates the district heating network supplying district heating for residential heating, hot water and street heating for residents, buildings and streets in the city of Tromsø.
The contract entails the delivery of 25-35 ETS units per year with the relationship extending beyond supply and delivery, as SWEP will continue to extend technical expertise to help ensure satisfactory performance of the ETSs in the district heating network in Tromsø.
“Apart from a supplier of Energy Transfer Stations, we consider SWEP a technical resource whose advice and support regarding design and operation of energy transfer stations we appreciate,” said Geir Magne Olsen, CCO and Head of Sales and Development for Kvitebjørn Varme.
Kvitebjørn Varme delivers more than 150 GWh of thermal energy annually, dominated by utilization of excess heat from waste incineration and the vast remainder from biofuels and electricity. Hot water is distributed through a network of underground pipes from central heating plants to the end customers. The ambition is that 96% of all district heating in Tromsø will be produced by renewable energy sources by 2023, with the remaining 4% being generated by electricity.
SWEP began working with Kvitebjørn Varme in 2017 when the new energy recovery plant in Skattøra was put into operations. As the expansion of the distribution network grows, SWEP systems will continue to supply ETS for several years using SWEP brazed plate heat exchangers and technological know-how after recently signing a new contract with Kvitebjørn Varme.
For more information about the SWEP, please visit www.swep.net.
At SWEP, we believe our future rests on giving more energy than we take – from our planet and our people. That’s why we pour our energy into leading the conversion to sustainable energy usage in heat transfer. Over three decades, the SWEP brand has become synonymous with challenging efficiency.
SWEP is a world-leading supplier of brazed plate heat exchangers for HVAC and industrial applications. With over 1,000 dedicated employees, carefully selected business partners, and a global presence with production, sales, and dedicated service, we bring a level of expertise and closeness to our customers that’s redefining competitive edge in a more sustainable future. SWEP is part of Dover Corporation, a multi-billion-dollar, diversified manufacturer of a wide range of proprietary products and components for industrial and commercial use.
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale, operational agility, world-class engineering capability and customer intimacy to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 23,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com.
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