January 2017 | Business View Magazine

8 9 opening lines Dr. Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo, and Guujaaw. The Advisory Committee will review all appli- cations submitted by the public and will recom- mend to the Minister the sites to be included on Canada’s updated lists for World Heritage Sites, which will be announced in 2017. “I thank Canadians and communities from across the country for taking the time to nominate unique and exceptional places for consideration as future World Heritage Sites so that we can share more of our treasures with the world,” Minister McKenna said. “I look forward to the recommendations from the Advisory Committee to help select Cana- da’s new candidates for UNESCO World Her- itage Sites. As we prepare to come together as a nation to celebrate our 150th birthday in 2017, I invite all Canadians to experience nature, learn more about our history, and visit our heritage places, including Canada’s 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.” The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, added: “The 150th anni- versary of Confederation is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to preserve our natural environment. We want to encourage Canadians to feel a sense of attachment to magnificent cultural and natural places, and build a deeper connection to the places that make our country unique in the world. What better way to do that than by getting involved in nominating a World Heritage Site for 2017.” Cardpool, Inc., a leading gift card ex- change company owned by Blackhawk Network, recently announced tips to help consumers continue to have a positive experience when buying and selling, using the secondary gift card exchange market. Through Cardpool, consumers can buy gift cards for up to 35 percent off and sell gift cards for up to 92 percent of their value. Cardpool helps consumers get exactly what they want, whether it’s a discounted gift card, a different gift card, or simply cash. “Awareness and adoption of exchanges has become more mainstream, though there are occasionally some questions around the secondary market,” said Card- pool General Manager, Patrick Ramsey. “One of Cardpool’s goals is to ensure shoppers have a good gift card exchange experience, so we’ve provided a list of tips that shoppers can consider.” A June 2016 Blackhawk Network con- sumer study on egift* found that 89 per- cent of the consumers surveyed were aware of gift card exchange sites. 48 percent said that they would consider us- ing an exchange service to buy or sell gift cards, though 13 percent of respondents said that they have actually purchased a Cardpool Shares Tips for Gift Card Exchange Users