Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnett syndrome -- when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon.
OTTAWA-GATINEAU - Further to a request from the Government of Canada, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) yesterday announced that it will consult the public on the implications of implementing a compensation regime for the value of local television signals.
Statscan - The increase was the largest since April 2002. Growth in the leading index usually only exceeds 1% early in the recovery from a downturn. In August, 8 of the 10 components contributed to the advance, up from 5 the month before, as the manufacturing sector joined the advance.
Revised Statement of Claim removes claim for depreciation of goodwill of the alleged trademarks, changes claim of punitive damages and narrows the claim in alleged passing off.
WATERLOO - Brick Brewing Co. Limited announced it has received an Amended Statement of Claim from brewing giant Anheuser-Busch, Incorporated ("AB") and related Canadian company, Labatt Brewing Company ("Labatt") in response to Brick's Motion to Strike portions of the claim.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators proposed on Thursday a ban on flash orders that stock exchanges send to a select group of traders, fractions of a second before revealing them publicly.
Waterloo - While the Region of Waterloo considers the idea of adopting a “living wage”, something no other municipal government in Canada has yet to do, Sean and Amy Zister, the owners of Seven Shores Urban Market and Café in Uptown Waterloo, have decided the time to do so is now.
"World Bank President Robert Zoellick on Wednesday called on G20 leaders, meeting in Pittsburgh next week, not to leave the poorest countries behind as they focus on ways to keep the global recovery going.
SUDBURY - In the largest gathering of international labour leaders northern Ontario has ever seen, International guests representing over 168 millions of workers from countries around the world will join the citizens of Sudbury in a rally of support for Vale Inco strikers and their families this Saturday.
TORONTO - Yesterday Ontario's Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the school- and board-level results for three of its assessments, as well as Ontario Student Achievement: EQAO's Provincial Report on the Results of the 2008-2009 Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division (Grades 1-3) and Junior Division (Grades 4-6), and the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics.
WINNIPEG - MTS Allstream Inc. welcomes an announcement by the Federal Government that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") should consider the views of the public when it comes to the issue of Fee-For-Carriage, which would see service providers pay broadcasters a fee to provide customers with television signals that are currently available free of charge over the airwaves.
A debate exists as to whether making an error is the same or different as making a mistake. In baseball, an error is the act of a fielder misplaying a ball in a way that allows a batter or base runner to reach one or more additional bases, when such an advance should have been prevented given ordinary effort by the fielder.
Many governments relying on increased spending financed by large deficits to pull their countries out of recession will eventually face the challenge of restoring fiscal stability. Based exclusively on publicly available information, this report looks at the path the Government of Canada followed to improve the health of its public finances in the mid-1990s. Over a three-year period (1994-1997), Canada eliminated a sizable budgetary deficit. By 1998-1999, all Program Review decisions were implemented.
OTTAWA - Workers at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the War Museum are set to strike on Monday morning, if the museums' management continues to deny their demands for workplace fairness and job security. The 420 workers are demanding the same protections that are in place for other federal workers in the Ottawa/Gatineau region.
Hamilton A dazzling new exhibit at the McMaster Museum of Art has transformed the art gallery back to a time when two spectacular supernovae explosions, which took place hundreds of years ago, revolutionized the way astronomers viewed the night skies.
BURLINGTON - Co-operators Life Insurance Company (Co-operators Life) and Central 1 Credit Union (Central 1) announced an agreement to acquire The CUMIS Group Limited (CUMIS), subject to regulatory, shareholder and court approvals and other standard closing conditions.
Celebrating Locally Sourced Gourmet Cuisine on September 26
TORONTO - Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto’s living history museum will celebrate the bounty of the fall harvest with a special 100-Mile Harvest Dinner on Sept. 26. The dinner will be held in the fully renovated restaurant of the new Black Creek Historic Brewery and will feature a selection of local craft beers.
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