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Global Citizenship Featured Stories:

    • Energy Addiction: One Reason for Climate Change

      by Tina Olivero

      Climate change is the result of the rising temperature of the planet. It’s happening because populations are rising, pollution is rising and we have an insatiable appetite for agriculture and energy. Greenhouse gases, like methane, are produced through agricultural practices, including livestock manure. Others, like CO2, come from natural processes like respiration and from the […]

    • Can the oil industry save civilization?

      by Phonse Fagan

      In the early 1800s wood was the primary energy source throughout much of the world: but this could not last as populations grew, industrialization accelerated, and forests were depleted—especially on islands like Britain. Then came coal to the rescue, and the forests were given a reprieve. For a time coal was king as a heat […]

    • Houston downpour turns into OTC twist of fate

      by Tina Olivero

      Sitting in Houston’s 5:00 pm traffic in a torrential downpour, through the bus window I noticed a man carrying a piece of cardboard to cover himself. His goal seemed to be to find temporary shelter from the furious rainstorm under the manic Houston highway system. My heart melted as I wondered who he was. Who was his family? Did he have […]

    • World-Class Oil Destination: Newfoundland

      by Tina Olivero

      PUBLISHER’S COMMENTARY – By Tina Olivero The absolute most important factor that will ensure the long-term success of the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador is developing the oil and gas industry. Every economic indicator to date has confirmed that. Our ability to attract oil companies to explore, drill and produce oil and gas offshore is […]

    • EnviroMed Detection Services

      by Tina Olivero

      Fire safety just got even safer with advances in technology that are saving lives. EnviroMed Detection Services CEO, Lee Parmiter, of St. John’s, Newfoundland, is excited about the world of safety for those working in the industrial sector.  Lee says, “Technology is now working where it matters most, with safety. With new devices that offer […]

    • Extraordinary Women: Thought Provoking Perspectives

      by Tina Olivero

      In Newfoundland and Labrador, sharing stories has been our way of life. In this edition of The OGM, we put the spotlight on “Extraordinary Women”. Those who make a difference in business and our communities every day and tell great stories. These women are leaders. Thier commitment, endless hours of hard work and passion are […]

    • GET DIGI WITH IT

      by Tina Olivero

      5 MUST KNOWS FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD Thriving in the digital world means understanding that the new front door of your business is online. The new potential client for your company is online. The business solution you seek is online. The person you are about to hire is online. The next investor […]

    • Energy Efficiency with Ashley Smith

      by Tina Olivero

      Our energy bills are about to increase so paying attention to energy and developing a strategy for reducing energy consumption simply makes good business sense. A ‘pay at the pump’ tax on all fossil fuels. This includes gasoline, diesel, propane, heating oil and is starting no later than 2019. Canada signed the Paris Accord and […]

    • Adventure Lights: Illuminating the way

      by Tina Olivero

      Little did he know at the time, that his love of sports and adventure would lead to his destiny as the President of one of Canada’s most innovative up-and-coming companies, Adventure Lights. There’s something about Tim Ford. He’s got ‘that thing’. You know what I’m talking about. That thing that hits you in your belly […]

    • Transfer of Technology

      by Tina Olivero

      Spence Corrosion Canada Ltd. has expanded operations from Alberta to Newfoundland and Labrador. With a new location in the city of St. John’s, the company services the oil and gas industry as well as other industries province-wide. Gerry Sullivan, the National Business Development Manager of Spence Corrosion Canada is executing on contracts. He says it’s […]

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