A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

Fixing up NB Power

There has been much debate about NB Power and its role as either the core of New Brunswick’s future wealth as a key component of the “energy hub” or as an inefficient debt laden albatross around New Brunswicker’s necks. As ex-premier Shawn Graham quickly discovered, New Brunswickers have strong feelings when it comes to NB […]

July 9th, 2012 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Business, Economics, New Brunswick | no comments

Does New Brunswick Need More VCs?

Silicon Alley Insider has a interesting post entitled “Does New York City Need More VCs?.” In it they compared the venture capital situation in New York and in Silicon Valley. New York appears to have much fewer and less visible VC investors in the technology markets. In addition the article laments that the venture capital […]

October 3rd, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Business, Tech | no comments

Canadian Federal Budget – What’s in it for me???

Today, the Canadian federal government (have they finally dropped the ridiculous “new government” moniker?) introduced their annual budget for fiscal 2008-2009 (April 1, 2008 – March 31, 2009). Among the major highlights: Tax free savings account which allows individuals to invest up to $5000 per year (with carry forward of unused room) and receive tax […]

February 27th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics, New Brunswick | no comments

Will Eastern Canada freeze in the dark?

Vulnerability of the East Coast In one of my earlier posts, I pointed out the often overlooked fact that although Canada is a huge exporter of oil, it also imports a very large amount of crude from overseas as well. In fact all of Eastern Canada relies in imported crude oil for heating oil, diesel, […]

February 20th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics | 3 comments

East Coast Music Awards (ECMA 2008) – Fredericton, NB

The 20th annual East Coast Music Awards and Conference are being held in Fredericton, New Brunswick from the 7th to the 10th of February. This is the first time that Fredericton hosts the awards festival and only the third time in its twenty year history that the show will be in New Brunswick (Moncton having […]

February 5th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Entertainment, Fredericton | no comments

Atlantic Canadian IT news, stories and profiles – meshEAST.com

meshEAST is a new blog about Atlantic Canadian startup companies in the IT and the interactive media sector by Lisa Rousseau. It really is great to hear stories of local companies and their ups and downs. It is much more relevant reading than TechCrunch and all of the other Silicon Valley/US centric IT media sites. […]

December 10th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Business, New Brunswick, Tech | no comments

Nokia N810 (IT OS2008) firmware on the N800

As detailed on CNet, the Nokia N810 firmware has been leaked and people have been trying it out on the N800. Some of the major features of the new OS: Upgrade the processor speed from 320 MHz to 400 MHz Now uses Mozilla browser instead of Opera Improved Flash (and hence YouTube) Linux kernel upgraded […]

November 16th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Atlantic Canada, Linux, Tech | 4 comments

Batten down the hatches – Noel is on its way….

Although no longer classified as a hurricane but a post-tropical storm, Noel is headed for the Maritimes and headed my way. It has been raining since 5 o’clock and the wind has really picked since 7 o’clock. The forecast is calling for up to 100 mm of rain and winds up to 120 km/h which […]

November 3rd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Fredericton, Misc, New Brunswick | no comments

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