Anwar Ali

Anwar Ali

I'm a broadcast & print journalist.

Anwar writes on culture, sports, urban affairs, Latin America, innovation and travel.

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Homehardware1 article

Defiantly independent

Home Hardware CEO Terry Davis stares down his U.S. competitors

Aflygtalkp 004 article

Toronto-Waterloo tech corridor could see 18-minute flights this June

Greater Toronto Airways hopes to sign K-W area's large corporations to secure route schedule.

High401kw article

The push to connect a business hub

Trains, planes or shuttles: Politicians, businesses in region are looking at how to provide transportation needed to build a formidable startup hub.

Tory article

Toronto's mayor heads to Silicon Valley

He's on a mission to woo back Canadian talent, but is his message clear?

Unicorn article

Billion or bust: The perils of the unicorn quest

Getting in the unicorn club has become a benchmark of sorts for startups. But many investors feel it's one that warrants caution.

Rogers flames article

Rogers takes a hit from Canadian no-shows in NHL playoffs

The dearth of Canadian teams in the NHL playoffs has left thousands of hockey fans dejected, and is also expected to take a small bite out of the bottom line of the company that paid millions for the right to broadcast those games.

Hockeypuck article

Can Quebecor really afford to purchase an NHL team?

Quebecor’s financial position begs a closer analysis of whether the Montreal-based company is jumping on the ice a little too soon.

Joe article

Footwear companies are making strides with 3D printing technology

Gentech, the company behind Kamik boots, hopes 3D technology will give it an edge and cost-savings in a sector where there are few domestic players left.

Melinda article

J&J's first JLABS incubator outside the U.S. opens

JLABS will let startups in therapeutic, pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer health research test out ideas with access to state-of-the-art equipment, without giving up equity.

Wade article

Venture capitalists show budding interest in agtech opportunities

With an emerging space such as agriculture technology, or agtech, there are few players, both on the investment and product development side, a situation that has left small businesses looking beyond niche investors to attract dollars.

Jetlines article

Canada Jetlines to go public in reverse takeover as it races to be first

In the wake of NewLeaf Travel’s failed attempt to launch service last month, Canada Jetlines revealed plans to go public as it aims to be the first ultra-low-cost airline out of the gate

0115newleaf article

Low-cost upstart NewLeaf Travel can fly without licence, for now

NewLeaf says it is not taking any chances by not having a licence, but the government agency that oversees the airline industry may decide the company will need one after the conclusion of a regulatory review

0115newleaf article

NewLeaf Travel suspends ticket sales amid regulatory review

The Winnipeg-based company vows to sell tickets again.

Newleafphoto article

New low-cost carrier vows to compete

NewLeaf president and CEO Jim Young said he has first-mover advantage over the other two other new ultra-low-cost startups, Calgary-based Jets Naked and Vancouver-based Jetlines.

Lise article

Room for rent: Intermediaries are helping small firms cash in on unused space

But some in the commercial real estate space doubt these intermediaries will survive in an already crowded market.