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Michael Bussière

Michael Bussière

Features Writer

Michael Bussière is a music producer who has worked for such labels as CBC, Naxos, and Polygram. He taught a program in digital music practices at Carleton University for many years where he also directed research into virtual conservatories and digital stages. Michael also writes about history and cultural mapping. His favourite possession is his Langford ottertail canoe paddle. 
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An EGGcellent way to support local with Metro

An EGGcellent way to support local with Metro

ABOVE: Metro Grocery Stores has selected La Ferme Avicole Laviolette as one of its prime local producers, thanks to eggs that are produced, graded and delivered to Metro stores in just 3 to 5 days. During the second half of the 19th century, Ontario sought to increase settlement and develop agriculture [...]

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E-commerce startup Carnex working to revolutionize the way Canadians buy cars

E-commerce startup Carnex working to revolutionize the way Canadians buy cars

A home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. It makes good sense that the real estate industry is built upon the relationship between the agents, who are trained and certified, and the home buyer who relies on expert advice and market valuations. A vehicle is the second-biggest purchase you’ll [...]

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E-Catamaran — a healthy, eco-friendly alternative for boating fun

E-Catamaran — a healthy, eco-friendly alternative for boating fun

When I was a kid going to family cottages at Lac Simon, I remember a scent in the air that just summed up those blissful summer days. Later in life, I discovered it was a blend of lake air and outboard motor exhaust. We kids were also mesmerized by splashing around in the rainbow colours left on the [...]

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Stratos Networks announces $1.83M seed funding, aims to Decentralize the Internet to Decentralize the Data Mesh for Blockchain Industry

Stratos Networks announces $1.83M seed funding, aims to Decentralize the Internet to Decentralize the Data Mesh for Blockchain Industry

ABOVE: Bin Zhu, Founder, Stratos Networks. Montreal-based company Stratos Networks is on a mission to decentralize the Internet, one component at a time. Having just announced last month a $1.83M seed round investment, Stratos Founder Bin Zhu wants to “change the world for the better,” he [...]

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There’s a lot of love in Lowertown thanks to The Shepherds of Good Hope

There’s a lot of love in Lowertown thanks to The Shepherds of Good Hope

ABOVE: Sheperds of Good Hope — David Gourlay with songstress Kathleen Edwards. Jack Heffernan was a kind-hearted man with a great sense of humour and a deep sense of community. He grew up in Montreal’s Saint-Henri neighbourhood where working class francophone and Irish families lived in [...]

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Fighter jets for dummies, and Canadian governments

Fighter jets for dummies, and Canadian governments

Thinking of buying fighter jets? Here’s what you need to ask the salesperson before you decide. Is it interoperable? NATO and NORAD forces must be inter-operational, and therefore, so must their equipment. Like computers, military hardware is only useful if it can exchange data, effectively [...]

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Saab AB, Lockheed Martin, Boeing: May the best plane win

Saab AB, Lockheed Martin, Boeing: May the best plane win

You’d think a country with a vast arctic frontier sitting on top of the 2nd-largest geographical footprint on the planet would make defence and territorial surveillance, and therefore military procurement, a top policy priority. Not this country. The sad tale begins with the Ross rifle, the Canadian-made [...]

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Celtic House Asia Partners announces US $80M Evergreen Fund, commits to further investment into Canadian Ecosystem

Celtic House Asia Partners announces US $80M Evergreen Fund, commits to further investment into Canadian Ecosystem

It’s not every day that you find a Venture Capital firm with a vision for Canadian business that simultaneously understands the spirit of Canada and also builds bridges that make financial sense. But that is exactly what Celtic House Asia Partners (CHAP) brings to the table – vision, principles, [...]

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Cry, for beloved Lebanon and Syria

Cry, for beloved Lebanon and Syria

ABOVE: Green Line, Beirut 1982 (PHOTO: James Case, flickr.com) My grandmother used to say the world would end in the Middle East. ISIL had that in mind when it systematically massacred villages like hers because they embraced a building with a cross on it. Her village in the southern Beqaa Valley was [...]

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BC’s Elevate brings the Ultimate spirit to Ottawa

BC’s Elevate brings the Ultimate spirit to Ottawa

“Ultimate changed my life many times over. I only began to grow as a person because I was playing ultimate. And while my journey with it has had ups and downs, I'm only the person I am now, because of it.” — Clayton Cheung ABOVE: Clayton Cheung is a coach, player, and a regional [...]

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