Prof Using Pets to Track Ticks
Using our pets to track ticks and the prevalence of Lyme disease is the focus of a new online reporting system aimed at understanding how the disease-carrying insects are spreading across Ontario. The province has become a hotbed for the blacklegged tick known to carry B.burgdorferi, the bacteriuma that causes Lyme disease. “Right now Lyme disease and ticks are mostly found along the north shore of Lake Ontario, but this area is expanding,” said U of G pathobiology professor Scott Weese, who developed the online tool. “If we can track where the ticks are, then we can get a better handle on where Lyme disease risk is because where the ticks move, the disease moves.”
Waterloo Regional Council Approves Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program Plan for 2017 2021
Mirroring the timeframe of the Grand River Transit (GRT) Business Plan, the TDM Program Plan builds on GRT’s recommendations to help achieve its ridership targets, as well as the sustainable transportation goals of the Regional Transportation Master Plan. The Region has been a leader in TDM since launching its workplace program, TravelWise, and the TDM Program will continue to work with employers, residents, and other stakeholders in the community to shift travel behaviour away from driving alone.
Suicide risk linked to push for perfection
by Johnny Magnusson
People who believe they must be perfect and who ultimately can’t deal with the thought of being flawed are at much greater risk of suicidal thoughts and suicide, according to a recent Western co-authored study.
Mayor forms new community task force; local response to global issue
Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig chaired the first meeting of a new community task force in an effort to spearhead a coordinated local response to the broader opioid epidemic. “This is a global problem that requires a response at the local level,” said Mayor Craig. “This is a serious societal issue that reaches far beyond the boundaries of the City of Cambridge and the Region of Waterloo. We are seeing the troubling impacts of this drug across the country and around the world.”
Facing dominance: why we may prefer a wider face on our clocks and cars
Products like cars and watches are often marketed as sleek, classy and reliable. But according to new University of Toronto research, there may be an unconscious appetite among consumers for them to convey dominance.
Coast and Waterways
Government of Canada introduces new measures to protect the marine environment and coastal communities in Canada's Arctic
For residents of Canada's Northern territories, marine transportation is an essential lifeline. Ships bring food and other important goods and represent critical jobs and employment. Last November, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched the $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan. This national strategy is creating a world-leading marine safety system that provides economic opportunities for Canadians today, while protecting our coastlines and clean water for generations to come. The Oceans Protection Plan is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada's coasts and waterways.
Career And Post-Graduation 'FOMO'
Students Cite First Job Trepidations; Canadian CFOs Share Mistakes to Avoid
As college and university students wrap up their summer internships, jobs and vacations, they may be heading back to school with some anxiety about launching their careers soon. Students polled in a recent survey said their biggest fear about starting work is choosing the wrong job and missing out on something else (42 per cent), followed by not learning quickly enough and making mistakes (39 per cent).
Thinking the unthinkable on NAFTA
The bottom line is, either we stand up and defend our rights or we'll simply have traded one colonial master for another - By Robert McGarvey
Everyone who's ever done business with Donald Trump knows his favourite tactic: don't negotiate; intimidate. Well, he's at it again, threatening to pull the plug on NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) because Canada and Mexico are being "very difficult".
You Lost Me at “How Are You?”
Leveraging Preparation, Practice, and Patience for Better Business-to-Business Calls - By Kate Zabriskie
“Hi, this is Ahmad calling from Acme Industries. How are you today?” “Well, Ahmad, I was a lot happier before you called and interrupted me. I’m behind with my project, and I’m too busy to leave my desk. Don’t call me again.” The truth hurts, but it’s honest. Ahmad blew it. He had an opportunity to win the ear of the person on the other end of the line, but he squandered it by asking a silly question.
Economical Insurance contributes to an enhanced patient experience at Louise Marshall Hospital with $12,000 donation
Funding the purchase of a new Centralized Cardiac Monitoring System in association with Coburn Insurance Brokers
Mount Forest North Wellington Health Care-Louise Marshall Hospital site is one step closer to having a new Centralized Cardiac Monitoring System (CCMS) thanks to a $12,000 donation by Economical Insurance. The donation to help fund the purchase of the new CCMS for the hospital was made in association with Coburn Insurance Brokers Ltd. of Mount Forest.