|Thursday December 12, 2013
Eddy Cartaya: My glacier cave discoveries
||Snow Dragon. Pure Imagination. Frozen Minotaur. These are the names Eddy Cartaya and his climbing partner Brent McGregor gave three glacier caves that they were the first to explore. As the Sandy Glacier slowly slides down Mount Hood in Oregon, the caves and tunnels inside it morph annually thanks to warm water from above and warm air from below.
Personalized Fashion e-Retailer Rose Athena Graduates from The Accelerator Program
Waterloo Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre announced that personalized fashion e-retailer, Rose Athena, is the latest company to graduate from its award-winning Accelerator Program. The program, which has successfully graduated 34 companies since 2005, has created more than 1000 jobs that contribute more than $100 million in revenue to the Waterloo Region economy.
Termination of Agreement
U of T and Western make the right choice on Access Copyright
OTTAWA - The University of Toronto and Western University have joined the parade of universities terminating agreements with Access Copyright, a copyright licensing agency that charges fees to universities in exchange for a license to reproduce copyrighted works. In the past 18 months, 21 Canadian universities have terminated their agreements with Access Copyright.
Canada Post unveils Five-point Action Plan to serve Canadians' new postal needs
Plan will see home delivery stop, mailing cost increase with a projected return to financial sustainability by 2019
OTTAWA - Yesterday, Canada Post unveiled five initiatives that together will form the foundation of a new postal system designed to serve busy Canadians and meet their changing needs for postal services. It will also open new opportunities to businesses that are redefining how they connect and serve customers in an increasingly digital world. These changes will begin taking effect in the new year.
Mail - Union
Canada Post chooses cuts over better options
OTTAWA - Canada Post's decision to end door-to-door mail delivery and dramatically increase stamp prices is short-sighted and foolish. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is extremely alarmed at this rash decision to gut public postal service for millions of Canadians.
Why we must invest in care for dementia
Dementia is taken from Latin, originally meaning "madness", is a serious loss of global cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Wiki
Waterloo - Experts from the University of Waterloo provide insight to the first G8 summit on dementia which took place in London, Ontario. The issue; Canada is currently the only G8 country without a national dementia strategy.
Canadian researchers lead groundbreaking discovery in deadly childhood cancer
MONTREAL - A new study by Canadian researchers may pave the way for more effective treatment of an aggressive and deadly type of brain tumour, known as ETMR/ETANTR. The tumour, which is seen only in children under four, is almost always fatal, despite aggressive treatment.
MaRS Innovation and Pfizer Fund Bio-Manufacturing Technology
TORONTO - MaRS Innovation, a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research, has announced the first project funded through the Pfizer Inc. and MaRS Innovation strategic partnership.
Ontario's economy to gain from exports
TORONTO - Stronger demand for exports and an expected resumption of the manufacturing sector's recovery will boost economic expansion in Ontario in the next two years, according to the latest RBC Economics Provincial Outlook issued today. RBC expects real GDP growth to come in at 1.3 per cent in 2013, 2.6 per cent in 2014 and 2.9 per cent in 2015.
Brick Brewing Delivers Strong Third Quarter Growth, Net Sales up 27%, EBITDA of $1.9M vs. $0.4M Prior Year
KITCHENER - Brick Brewing Co. Limited, the largest Canadian-owned and Canadian-based publicly held brewery in Ontario, released financial results for the third quarter of its 2014 fiscal year. Net revenues of $9.6 million for the third quarter represented 27% growth versus the previous year. EBITDA for the third quarter of $1.9 million was up from $0.4 million last year.
City explores non-tax revenue through increased sponsorships and advertising
KITCHENER The City of Kitchener is taking a measured and methodical approach to introducing a municipal partnership program that would allow the city to utilize increased revenues through sponsorships and advertising to make investments in the quality of life of residents, while at the same time minimizing the financial impacts on taxpayers.
End of 2013 - Regional Council Monthly Meeting Closes the Year Off
Waterloo Region - Council Info is a summary of discussion and the major items presented at Council meetings.
Region wins 2013 Concrete Award for the Fairway Road Grand River Bridge
Waterloo Region The Region of Waterloo was recognized by the 2013 Ontario Concrete Awards for the Fairway Road Grand River Bridge. The award was presented in the structural design innovation category.
To Drive Performance, Manage the Whole Employee
By Marty Martin Psy.D.
The term “human resources management” is essential in business. But have you noticed that the majority of the literature about the topic focuses on the “resources” and the “management” aspects but barely addresses the “human” element? As a result, most managers see their employees as resources to be managed, and not as a whole person that can contribute so much more.
Canada to benefit from a strengthening U.S. economy in 2014
Craig Wright, RBC's chief economist, discusses Canada's outlook
TORONTO - After another year of mediocre growth, Canada's economy is expected to perk up in 2014, supported by a pick-up in exports and strengthening business investment, according to the latest Economic and Financial Market Outlook issued today by RBC Economics. RBC is forecasting real GDP growth of 1.7 per cent in 2013, 2.6 per cent in 2014 and 2.7 per cent in 2015.
Vacancy to Rise as New Supply Improves Tenant Options
TORONTO - With Canada's major cities in the midst of an office development boom, occupancy growth is expected to remain slow through 2014, putting upward pressure on vacancy rates, according to Cushman & Wakefield's Office Outlook report released yetsterday.
Trees for Toys collects nearly 400 Toys
The event had the Fire Department conduct a presentation on tree safety that included a live demonstration of how quickly a tree can ignite
Kitchener/Waterloo On Saturday, December 7th, Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty’s Annual Trees for Toys collected almost 400 toys for the Waterloo Knights of Columbus New Toys for Needy Kids Toy Drive.
Sign kids up for a Winter Adventure Jan. 2 and 3
Grand River Basin - Winter Adventure Days are taking place at Apps Mill (near Brantford), Laurel Creek (Waterloo) and Guelph Lake on Jan. 2 and 3. Kids can come for one or both days.