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Ted Talks

Fabien Cousteau: What I learned from spending 31 days underwater

In 1963, Jacques Cousteau lived for 30 days in an underwater laboratory positioned on the floor of the Red Sea, and set a world record in the process. This summer, his grandson Fabien Cousteau broke that record. Cousteau the younger lived for 31 days aboard the Aquarius, an underwater research laboratory nine miles off the coast of Florida. In a charming talk he brings his wondrous adventure to life.

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Manufacturing

With Passion Fueled By Customer Support and Loyalty, Toyota Celebrates 50 Years in Canada

Since 1988, Toyota not only sells cars in Canada, but also builds them here. Canadian favourites such as the Toyota Corolla and RAV4, and the Lexus RX350 and RX450 hybrid are built at TMMC, Toyota's award-winning Cambridge and Woodstock plants.

At 50 years, more than 4.6 million vehicles sold in Canada, and approximately 24,000 Canadians currently employed; Innovation key to Toyota's investment in Canada (CNW Group/Toyota Canada Inc.)"

TORONTO - Fifty years ago, Toyota granted a distributorship agreement to Canadian Motor Industries, Ltd. (CMI), which would later become Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI). TCI has come a long way from the humble beginnings of that founding, and the 755 vehicles it sold the following year. Over the last five decades, Canadians have purchased over 4.6 million TCI vehicles. And today, almost half of the Toyota vehicles sold in Canada are made at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC).

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Appointment

Lloyd Axworthy installed as first chancellor of St. Paul's today

Waterloo - Humanitarian and former parliamentarian Lloyd Axworthy will be installed as the first chancellor of St. Paul’s University College at the University of Waterloo on Friday. As part of his duties, Axworthy will sit on the St. Paul’s Board of Governors and provide leadership to the College.

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Dividend

Co-operators General Insurance Company declares quarterly dividend on: Class E, Series C Preference Shares

GUELPH - The Board of Directors of Co-operators General Insurance Company ("Co-operators General") announced a quarterly dividend of $0.3125 per Non-Cumulative Redeemable Class E Preference Shares, Series C, payable December 31, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 1, 2014.

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Dividend

Rogers Communications Declares 45.75 Cents per Share Quarterly Dividend

January 2, 2015 Payment Date Following December 11, 2014 Record Date

TORONTO - Rogers Communications Inc. ("Rogers") announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend totalling 45.75 cents per share on each of its outstanding Class B Non-Voting shares and Class A Voting shares.

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Top Honours

Home Hardware Stores Receive Top Honour at 2014 Hardlines ORAs

St. Jacobs – To recognize their achievements in merchandising and retail performance, Sutton Home Hardware and Gananoque Home Hardware Building Centre were honoured last night during the 2014 Hardlines Outstanding Retailer Awards (ORAs). Now in its 22-year, the ORAs are the industry’s only independent awards program dedicated to celebrating the achievements of hardware, home improvement and building supply dealers in Canada. "On behalf of the Dealer-Owners at close to 1,100 Home Hardware stores across Canada, I’d like to congratulate Sutton Home Hardware and Gananoque Home Hardware Building Centre on receiving such high honours from the industry. These stores are great representatives of the Home brand," Terry Davis, CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited.

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Health Care

New Study Shows Canadians Want Physician Assistants to Play a Greater Role in Their Health Care

HALIFAX - A new study by Nanos Research shows overwhelming support for a rapid expansion of Physician Assistants (PAs) into Canada's health care system. The study of 1,000 Canadians was released at the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants' (CAPA) Annual Conference in Halifax, where 150 PAs are discussing how to improve patient care through better collaboration with other providers and best practices.

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Ebola Crises

Study predicts that current international commitments will not contain Ebola outbreak in Montserrado, Liberia

New Haven, CT - New modelling research, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, has found that the number of Ebola treatment centre beds and other measures needed to control the epidemic in Montserrado County, Liberia substantially exceeds the total pledged by the international community to date.

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Shorts

Grand River Film Festival’s SHORT Shorts Film Finalists Vie for Top Honors November 8 at Princess Twin Cinemas

Two Waterloo Region Filmmakers Among Coveted Finalist Spots

Waterloo Region – Independent filmmakers often say it’s a tough job getting noticed, but the nine finalists in the Grand River Film Festival’s SHORT Shorts Film Competition will see their work screened at the Princess Twin Cinemas on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm, followed by an awards ceremony and after-party at Waterloo's Failte Irish Pub. The event is sponsored by MCAP.

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Recognition

Two St. Catharines co-ops win $25,000 in The National Co-op Challenge

GUELPH - The Co-operators announced that Garden City Food Co-operative and Niagara Local Food Co-operative, both of St. Catharines, have each won $25,000 as the Ontario Region winners of The National Co-op Challenge.

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Recognition

Two western organic food co-ops win $25,000 in The National Co-op Challenge

GUELPH - The Co-operators announced that Urban Eatin' Gardeners Worker Co-operative Ltd. of Winnipeg and Glorious Organics Workers Co-operative of Aldergrove, B.C. have each won $25,000 as the West Region winners of The National Co-op Challenge.

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Recognition

The National Co-op Challenge awards $200,000 to Canadian co-ops

GUELPH - Canadians, in true co-operative fashion, have made their voices heard and chosen eight small and emerging co-ops as the winners of The Co-operators National Co-op Challenge. The winning co-ops were announced yesterday, and each will receive $25,000 to support their growth and development.

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Media

Yet more cuts at CBC/Radio-Canada as details filter out

Jobs cuts may continue until 2020

TORONTO - CBC President Hubert Lacroix has shared more details about the corporate-wide job cuts he first announced in June. In a meeting with union leaders, Lacroix said the CBC will lose another 400 jobs by the end of March 2015 bringing the total number of jobs cut at CBC this fiscal year to 1057. There will be another 400 job cuts to come by March 2016. Lacroix further added that another 400 and possibly more jobs will be cut by 2020.

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Healthy Workplaces

Economical wins gold in 2014 Waterloo Region Healthy Workplace Awards

Top honours for high employee participation and engagement in wellness activities

WATERLOO — For the second consecutive year, Economical Insurance has won gold in the Waterloo Region Healthy Workplace Awards that were handed out Thursday, recognizing and celebrating workplaces in the region that demonstrate a strong commitment to improving the health and wellness of their employees.

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Province to Province

Macdonald-Laurier Institute Managing Director calls for the creation of a charter of economic rights that would use the courts to force the premiers into destroying internal trade barriers.

"The provinces are the problem, not the solution to internal trade barriers in Canada"

OTTAWA – Internal trade barriers will continue to impede the free flow of goods in Canada until Ottawa steps in to get tough with the provinces, Macdonald-Laurier Institute Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley says in a new commentary.

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Technology

Latest MapleSim release offers new tools for design exploration

Expanded connectivity options support use of MapleSim within the engineering toolchain

Waterloo - Maplesoft™ announced a new release of MapleSim™, the advanced system-level modeling and simulation platform. This release makes it substantially easier to explore and validate designs, create and manage libraries of custom components, and use MapleSim models within the engineering toolchain.

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Education

Nominations sought for honorary degrees and Order of Wilfrid Laurier University

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University invites members of the Laurier community and the general public to nominate worthy individuals for honorary degrees and for membership in the Order of Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Waterloo hosts 20th annual Science Open House this weekend

Waterloo - More than 100 hands-on activities for the whole family are part of the 20th annual Science Open House and Gem & Mineral show, taking place at the University of Waterloo this weekend. The milestone event showcases the largest number of science activities in its history, adding a touch of Halloween fun.

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Agriculture

Privatization of CWB assets in secret will help government and grain companies -- not farmers, says NFU

Saskatoon – The privatization of the physical assets of the CWB is fraught with problems, according to an analysis from the National Farmers Union (NFU). Secrecy surrounds the impending deal: the FNA, which is seeking investors, agreed to non-disclosure terms; Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz withheld all financial information from the public tabling of the CWB annual report; and the CWB is not revealing the criteria it is using to assess competing bids.

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Health Care

Western's inaugural Master of Public Health class graduates with skills to become leaders in shaping health care

London - With a diversity of backgrounds, from dentistry and medicine to nutrition and nursing, students who are part of Western University’s inaugural Master of Public Health (MPH) class came in with the same goal; to become change-makers who will influence health care locally, nationally and around the globe.

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Fundraisng Event

Conestoga College Graphic Design students “bring the heat” to the Grand Experience

WATERLOO – On Wednesday, students from the Graphic Design Advanced Diploma program at Conestoga College painted windows at Victoria Stars Motors in preparation for this Saturday night’s Grand River Hospital Foundation event, The Grand Experience, in support of Grand River Hospital.

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Technology Teaser

Blackbery Releases Teaser Video tilted "New Era for Enterprise Mobility"

Waterloo - BlackBerry will soon be introducing a portfolio of mobility solutions, including BES12, that will redefine the enterprise mobility landscape. Watch the video to see the endless possibilities that will shape the future of your secured enterprise.

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Outdoors

Eastern Comma Writer-in-Residence Open House, Reading, and Walk - With Poet and Philosopher Karen Houle

Cambridge/North Dumfries - The leaves crunch underfoot. The ground cherries ripen, dusty. Join rare for an autumn afternoon at an open house hosted by Eastern Comma writer-in-residence, Karen Houle, a poet and philosopher.

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