Tracey Lindeman

Tracey Lindeman

Journalist, editor and storyteller

I'm a multi-purpose journalist and editor who writes about tech, startups, innovation, sustainability, history and whatever else lands in my inbox. I'm also a managing editor @Contently.

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The Globe And Mail

Canada launches visa program for hiring specialized foreign talent

Canadian technology companies are greeting a new federal blueprint for hiring foreign talent with open arms – and cautious optimism.

Innovating for people with disabilities: Why companies should invest in universal design

Imagine a scenario in which a quadriplegic person can open the front and garage doors, turn the lights and some music on, order groceries online and text their spouse a love note—all without the help of another person.

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The Gazette

How pop-up shops bridge the gap between ecommerce and brick and mortar

Changing a store’s window display regularly is good retail business sense. But for Bref MTL, changing the display is the business.

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The Globe And Mail

Montreal company Mode-ste blends Islamic values with high fashion

As a quarter of the world’s population, Muslims have incredible collective buying power; Muslims worldwide spent $243-billion (U.S.) on clothing last year, according to a report on the global Islamic economy.

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How 80-year-old Radio-Canada, the French-language arm of the CBC, is driving innovation from within

The Digital R&D Lab, started five years ago as one employee’s passion project, serves as an internal incubator for ideas and plays host to digital projects carried out in partnership with non-Radio-Canada groups.

How News Organizations Are Successfully Showcasing Their Image Archives by Embracing Nostalgia

Once thought of musty, old stacks of newspapers and forgotten photographs stored in a dank corner, newspapers’ deep archival collections are enjoying a new moment in the sun thanks to social media.

The Globe And Mail

Should you ditch your job to launch a marijuana business?

t’s rare for a new sector of commerce to open up, as it will when recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada. Experienced entrepreneurs are already jumping into the sector, while others are opening their first small businesses with the hopes of tapping into the marijuana gold rush. Thinking of ditching your day job to join them?

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The Gazette

Former McGill students seek success building electric snowmobiles

Deep in the heart of Shawinigan, a team of young engineers are working on the next invention to take the world — or, at least, a niche market — by storm: The electric snowmobile.

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The Globe And Mail

The future of farming is indoors

With new growing techniques, small, urban facilities can replace acres of farmland.

How blockchain-based payment is changing the cannabis industry

Legal cannabis is a $7-billion business in the U.S.—and it’s almost all done in cash. That’s in the process of changing.

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The Globe And Mail

‘It’s heart-wrenching’: Independent designers face a flood of knock-off products

Vendors from as far away as China and South America sell through major online marketplaces at cut rate prices...

The Globe And Mail

Beau’s Brewery sour-beer ‘startup’ started as passion project

Popular craft-beer maker Beau’s Brewery is expanding again – this time to include a new brand of sour beer under its umbrella.

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Dragging Montreal's Taxi Industry Into the 21st Century

Emboldened by Quebec’s storied and influential pro-union environment, Montreal’s taxi lobby has been strong and incredibly vocal in its hatred of Uber since the ride-hailing service first arrived in 2014.

How Montreal became the world's leading AI and deep learning hub

The artificial intelligence industry is projected to be worth $36 billion by 2025. And the Canadian city of Montreal has somehow found itself in the middle of it.

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Judge temporarily suspends Montreal pit bull ban

MONTREAL (AP) — A Quebec Superior Court judge on Monday temporarily suspended Montreal’s pit bull ban on the same day the new law was to come into effect.