Daniel Libeskind builds on very big ideas. Here, he shares 17 words that underlie his vision for architecture -- raw, risky, emotional, radical -- and that offer inspiration for any bold creative pursuit.
OTTAWA - Together with other leading business organizations, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has compiled a report card for the government's implementation of the Competition Policy Review Panel's final recommendations in a letter dated June 30th to Industry Minister Tony Clement.
Waterloo Region - Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region (HFHWR) extends an invitation to all members of the media to attend the launch of our 2009 From Sawdust to Sparkles Woman Build Event. This initial build day is the premier event launching HFHWR’s first Woman Build project since 2000.
Provincial funding announced for new project to help immigrants and refugees
Cambridge The province yesterday announced $20,000 in funding for a new project designed to improve connections between newcomers to Canada and the many community programs and services that are available to them.
Online communication tools, such as Facebook, develop important work skills
LONDON - When the Ontario government banned thousands of its employees from using the social networking site Facebook during work a couple of years ago, opponents of the move argued the workers were deprived of a powerful tool.
Toronto According to the latest results of a survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), Ontarians can expect huge ramifications if mandatory Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage is imposed on the struggling construction industry.
The new president of The University of Western Ontario officially begins his first term at the helm yesterday and he has already developed a strong sense of the direction he intends to steer for the university.
OTTAWA The July 2, 2009 report tabled by the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce offers concrete recommendations to improve Canada’s debit and credit card payment systems on behalf of both businesses and consumers, including a call for the creation of an oversight board to improve transparency and fairness in the system, said Liberal Senators Pierrette Ringuette and Céline Hervieux-Payette.
GUELPH - The Co-operators announced that 93 charitable organizations across Canada will benefit from a total of $237,000 as part of this year's Directed Donations program. Through the program, staff members, directors and delegates choose charitable causes to support with corporate funds.
Waterloo - DALSA Corporation is proud to announce that its Chairman and Founder, Dr. Savvas Chamberlain, has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada. The announcement, made on Canada Day, July 1 2009, recognizes his outstanding achievements as a research scientist, professor, inventor, and entrepreneur.
Ottawa Carleton will be hosting Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan on Monday, July 6 as part of their two-week Canadian tour. The visit will take place from 12:55 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and will include a lunch hosted by Carleton and the University of Ottawa.
Kitchener - Each year high school and college students have the opportunity to design a lapel pin or medal for the Ontario Technological Skills Competition. This year Conestoga’s Sarah Boergers’s design has been selected as the winning pin.
"The World Bank said on Wednesday that it committed $58.8 billion dollars in fiscal year 2009 to help countries struggling amid the global economic crisis, a 54 percent increase over the previous fiscal year and a record high for the global development institution.
Government Action Will Help More Than 13,000 People Across Ontario
Waterloo Region - Ontario is expanding literacy and basic skills programs in Waterloo Region. The province is investing $650,046 in seven organizations providing literacy training in Waterloo Region. The following organizations are receiving additional funding to expand literacy and essential skills training so more Ontarians can train for more high-skill jobs.
TORONTO The federal political leader who is most effective in placing their personal stamp on an energized Canadian approach to the Arctic should reap substantial domestic political advantage, while also improving Canada’s international position, states a new research paper released today by the Canadian International Council (CIC).
New Canadian built 2010 RAV4 and Lexus RX 350 set monthly June records; best ever June for Tacoma 4x4
TORONTO - Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) sold 18,600 Toyota and Lexus cars, SUVs and trucks in June (down 17.1% from June 2008). This included 17,198 Toyota models sold during the month (down 17.6%) and 1,402 Lexus models (down 10%).
Record sales for BMW and Record June for Motorrad and BMW Pre-Owned.
WHITBY - BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI Brands combined) sold 3,531 vehicles in June 2009, down slightly by less than 1% compared to June 2008. Year-to-date sales for BMW Group Canada are 13,380 units, down 6% compared to the same period last year.
CHATHAM - More than 900 Navistar workers rejected the latest proposal from Navistar in the ongoing negotiations between the CAW and the company, at a membership meeting held yesterday in Chatham, Ontario.
TORONTO - Mercedes-Benz Canada reported that it has shattered multiple all-time sales records by delivering a total of 2,883 units in June. Not only does this represent the best combined month ever, it also propels second quarter results to 7,922 units and year-to-date deliveries to 13,143 vehicles.
MISSISSAUGA - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) reported sales of 7,422 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles in June, up 3.5 per cent over the same month last year. The Nissan brand accounted for 6,743 units sold while the Infiniti brand accounted for 679 units.
Peterborough - A report on the hazards of wireless technologies co-authored by Trent University Assoc. Professor Magda Havas, PhD was mailed this week by The National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy (“NISLAPP”) in Washington, D.C. to President Obama and his Administration, the U.S. Congress, state Governors, and to thousands of health and environmental journalists.
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