Published Thursday February 16, 2017
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Industry leader Martha George will be honoured at 2017 Golf Classic

Martha George, president of the Grand Valley Construction Association (GVCA), will be honoured at Conestoga’s 22nd annual Golf Classic on May 30. The event recognizes community and business leaders while raising funds for redevelopment projects at the college.
George has been a long-time supporter of the Conestoga community and served multiple terms on the college’s Board of Governors. She maintains an ongoing interest and active involvement in Conestoga’s skilled trades and apprenticeship programs and dedicates time to connect with students and employees through numerous guest speaker appearances and participation in various college initiatives.


Entrepreneur Geoff Linton to transform iconic Guelph landmark into the new home for a fast growing digital marketing company

Guelph - Geoff Linton, local entrepreneur, Owner and CEO of Inbox Marketer Corporation, has purchased the historic former King Edward Hotel in downtown Guelph. Inbox Marketer plans to revitalize the 2 Wyndham building into a multi-use tech hub and centre of excellence bringing innovation to the heart of downtown Guelph.


UWaterloo researchers awarded $3 million for strategic research partnerships

Waterloo - Five researchers from the University of Waterloo who are collaborating with industry and other organizations on strategic research projects received more than $3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).


Honeybee, Soil Research Projects Get $1.4 Million from NSERC

Protecting dwindling honeybee populations and improving soil health are the goals of two University of Guelph initiatives that received more than $1.4 million in federal support yesterday. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) awarded Strategic Partnership Grants to Prof. Rod Merrill, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Prof. Claudia Wagner-Riddle, School of Environmental Sciences.


Premier Wynne Addresses the United States: Statement

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met yesterday with Canada's Ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton, and released the following statement: "I want to thank my friend Ambassador MacNaughton for a great meeting today to discuss the concrete steps we are taking to ensure Ontario's interests are well represented in Washington and throughout the United States.


Shimco Supports Local Hospital Community Campaign

The company and the Voss family make generous donations to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation for new and expanded patient services.

Cambridge – Shimco, a world - wide leader in the manufacture of precision parts , specialized coatings and gap - management solutions and the family of Peter Voss, Shimco President, CEO and Owner recently made generous don ation s to support the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation ( CMHF) in its efforts to raise needed funds for new and expanded clinical services.‘


Sun Life Financial Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

Toronto - Sun Life Financial Inc. announced its results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016. Fourth quarter reported net income was $728 million. Fourth quarter operating net income(1) and underlying net income(1) were $732 million and $560 million, respectively.


Co-operators General Insurance Company Reports 2016 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

Guelph - Co-operators General Insurance Company ("Co-operators General") announced its consolidated financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016. For the fourth quarter, Co-operators General reported consolidated net income of $128.8 million, compared to $103.3 million for the same quarter in 2015. Earnings per common share was $5.84 for the fourth quarter, compared to $4.69 for the same period last year. Direct written premium was $639.1 million in the quarter, an increase of $24.2 million as compared to $614.9 million in the fourth quarter last year.


CPA Canada's Joy Thomas Appointed to National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy

Toronto - Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) will continue to play an active role in the implementation of the National Strategy for Financial Literacy—Count Me In, Canada. Joy Thomas, president and CEO, CPA Canada, is one of the individuals officially appointed today to the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy. These new members will build on the work of the first committee, whose two-year mandate recently expired. CPA Canada welcomes the opportunity to maintain its representation and support the committee.

All Financial Fronts - Almost

Equitable Life of Canada posts record results for 2016

Waterloo - Equitable Life of Canada had an outstanding year in 2016, surpassing previous records on almost all financial fronts and achieving several significant milestones over the course of the year. Most notably, the Company realized earnings of $80 million, an increase of 49% over last year's net income of $53.8 million. These earnings resulted in a return on policyholders' equity of 14.8%.


2017 Canada spring forecast: Wet, cloudy weather to keep warmth at bay in East; Extended ski season in store for West

Cloudy, damp spring on tap for Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Valley

AccuWeather reports the cold and stormy weather pattern that has dominated western Canada this winter will continue into the spring, providing excellent conditions for ski resorts across the region. Meanwhile, wet and cloudy weather will take hold around the Great Lakes and in some of Canada's largest cities before being replaced by warmer, more springlike conditions.



Large imaging study confirms brain differences in ADHD

Largest imaging study of ADHD to date identifies differences in five regions of the brain, with greatest differences seen in children rather than adults. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with the delayed development of five brain regions and should be considered a brain disorder, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.


Worldwide Sales of Toyota Hybrids Surpass 10 Million Units

In the footsteps of the iconic Prius that started it all, Toyota now sells 34 different hybrid models in more than 90 countries and regions across the globe.

Toronto- Toyota is proud to announce cumulative global hybrid vehicle (HV) sales of more than 10 million units as of January 31. Last year, Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) set a Canadian benchmark, selling 19,787 hybrids – an all-time annual record that was up 45.2% versus 2015. TCI has been the leader in the Canadian hybrid vehicle market, accounting for more than three quarters of all hybrids sold since 2000. To date, Toyota has sold more than 130,000 hybrid vehicles in Canada.

Pilot Training

Waterloo Grads Flying for Sunwing Airlines

Waterloo Region - The first graduates from a new University of Waterloo (UW) & Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC) career pathway program with Sunwing Airlines have become qualified airline pilots.


Portugal commits to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Portugal has committed to partnering with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The commitment was presented to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, during his recent official visit to Portugal. Among the initiatives to celebrate the Year, Portugal is promoting the rehabilitation of historical buildings in the interior of the country and routes through natural areas.


Sun Life Financial announces Chairman succession

Bill Anderson to succeed Jim Sutcliffe following Annual Meeting

Toronto - Sun Life Financial Inc. announced that James H. Sutcliffe will retire as Chairman and from the Board of Directors following the Company's Annual Meeting on May 10, 2017. He will be succeeded as Chairman by William D. Anderson who has been a Director since 2010 and currently chairs the Company's Audit and Conduct Review Committee.

Pipe Inspection

New approach for X-ray weld inspection of pipeline segments

Stokeldorf, Germany - As pipelines are safety relevant parts the demanding international quality standards require a hundred percent quality inspection of the welding lines. During the welding process a broad variety of defects like porosities or cracks can occur.

Art & Environment

Kitchener’s 2017 artist-in-residence, Julie Sperling promotes environmental stewardship through art

Kitchener – Kitchener’s 2017 artist-in-residence, Julie Sperling will engage the community in an open dialogue about the environment using a series of mosaics for her yearlong project titled, “Climate in Pieces: From Art to Action.”



Lara Setrakian: 3 ways to fix a broken news industry

Something is very wrong with the news industry. Trust in the media has hit an all-time low; we're inundated with sensationalist stories, and consistent, high-quality reporting is scarce, says journalist and entrepreneur Lara Setrakian. She shares three ways we can fix the news and make the complex issues of our time easier to understand. Lara Setrakian is building innovative news platforms that stand ready to engage and explain the complexity of our world.


Amy Adele Hasinoff: How to practice safe sexting

Sexting, like anything that's fun, runs its risks — but a serious violation of privacy shouldn't be one of them. Amy Adele Hasinoff looks at problematic responses to sexting in mass media, law and education, offering practical solutions for how individuals and tech companies can protect sensitive (and, ahem, potentially scandalous) digital files. Amy Adele Hasinoff studies gender, sexuality, privacy and consent in new media.



RRRoll Up the Rim to Win so imperfectly successful

The Tim Hortons campaign has been so successful the company's new owners are sticking with it - By Sylvain Charlebois

HALIFAX, N.S. - In its 31st year, Tim Hortons' RRRoll Up the Rim to Win still attracts more business and more attention than any other campaign in the Canadian food industry. It's one of the few campaigns that transcends generations. And people have even attempted to steal boxes of Tim Hortons cups just to get their hands on a prize.


Say What?

Understanding the True Meaning Behind What Customers Tell Us (Or Don’t) - By Kate Zabriskie

In the world of sales and customer service, what people say and what they mean are not always the same thing. Unfortunately, many of us are listening impaired when it comes to getting to the heart of our customers’ messages.


Sorting the good from the bad on tax expenditures

Paper will help guide the government as it decides which tax expenditures should be eliminated - by Sean Speer

Ottawa – A new Macdonald-Laurier Institute paper sets out a basic checklist that will help the government decide which tax credits, deductions, and other special provisions (known as tax expenditures) should be eliminated – and which preserved or fixed – to make the tax system better, fairer, and simpler.

Fake Agendas

Finally, common sense revolutions have started

by Naseem Javed

Mankind is hardwired to understand darkness. That is why the light bulb was invented. Technological advancements helped to provide light, but when brightly lit chandeliers starts creating even more darkness, it’s not the smoke and mirrors, but only common sense that will enable us to find the way out.


Containing the fallout from ISIS’s defeat

Nation-states will need a plan for foreign fighters and recruits after ISIS’s imminent collapse by Alex Wilner

Ottawa – The defeat of ISIS, the terror group spreading chaos across the Middle East, is close at hand. Now, what comes next? The caliphate’s collapse will create new counterterrorism challenges in the months and years to come. “With ISIS facing near certain strategic defeat in the coming year, attention must now be paid to anticipating what the caliphate’s territorial collapse will mean to the remaining surviving foreign fighters and recruits”, writes Wilner.


Donor Wall

Laurier unveils interactive digital donor recognition wall at Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University will unveil an innovative donor recognition wall at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. featuring Christie MicroTiles technology. The tiles, invented by Christie, a Kitchener-based global audio and visual technology leader, are part of a $1-million donation from Christie to the university.

February 22, 2017

GRCA flood outlook meeting

Cambridge - Residents are invited to attend the annual meeting of flood co-ordinators from the Grand River watershed to be held on Wednesday, February 22 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at GRCA Administration Centre (400 Clyde Road, Cambridge).

March 15, 2017

Art In Public Spaces: Call for Proposals

CAFKA is seeking submissions for its biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the Region of Waterloo in June 2018. The biennial exhibition is curated by CAFKA’s Program Committee, which will consider submission proposals as part of its curatorial research.

April 27, 2017

Fashion for Life Finds an Elegant New Venue

Cambridge – The Cambridge Memorial Hospital is very pleased to announce that Fashion for Life has found a new location for its April 2017 “White Party” Fundraiser in support of Breast Reconstruction at CMH.

August 21-23, 2017

Canada’s largest apparel and textile sourcing show announces major expansion as Canadian industry imports reach all-time high

Thousands of retailers, manufacturers, designers and industry execs to benefit from 50 percent more exhibit space, new trends showcase and top speaker roster at Apparel Textile Sourcing Show

The apparel and textile industry is alive and well – and thriving – in Canada. That’s the message of organizers of Canada’s largest apparel and textile sourcing show, Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC), which successfully debuted in Toronto in August 2016 with more than 200 booths of merchandise and in excess of 1,800 attendees.


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