In stunning large-format photographs, Edward Burtynsky follows the path of oil through modern society, from wellhead to pipeline to car engine -- and then beyond to the projected peak-oil endgame. ____________________ LGBT Study
Waterloo - Dr. Robb Travers, assistant professor of community psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, has used the unconventional research method “photovoice” for his latest study of local LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth. ____________________ Innovation
· Ford Motor Company, working with academic researchers and supplier A. Schulman, has become the first automaker to develop and use wheat straw-reinforced plastic in its vehicles. This world-first application, which is on the third-row storage bins of the 2010 Ford Flex, reduces petroleum usage by some 20,000 pounds per year and reduces CO2 emissions by 30,000 pounds per year
DEARBORN Ford Motor Company, working with academic researchers at the University of Waterloo, University of Guelph and one of its suppliers, is the first automaker to develop and use environmentally friendly wheat straw-reinforced plastic in a vehicle.
Strike only affects workers, 16 years olds and the older generation waitng to renew temporary license
TORONTO - At the suggestion of their bargaining committee, the membership of United Steelworkers Local 9511 resoundingly voted no (78%) to their employer's "final offer". This vote also represented an increase in voter turnout from the previous vote on the "original" final offer.
Third quarter sales drop by 58%, year to year sales increase by 17.6%
WATERLOO - ARISE Technologies Corporation reported its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2009. Financial results conform to Canadian generally accepted accounting principles and all currency amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. These results are substantially the same as the preliminary results released on November 2, 2009.
Guelph - The world's first car to have interior parts made from wheat straw-reinforced plastic - created via technology that has roots at the University of Guelph - is set to roll off the assembly lines in the new year.
Canada bucks the trend with higher corporate income tax, lower indirect tax rates
TORONTO - An urgent need for more revenue is pushing many governments around the world to increase indirect taxes and broaden the tax base for corporate income taxes, KPMG International's latest annual survey of business tax rates has found.
WATERLOO Laurier will host a panel discussion on Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The panel is one of the first public events featuring people deeply involved in the TRC process on behalf of the Assembly of First Nations, the United Church and indigenous and settler communities.
EL SEGUNDO, CA - COM DEV USA, LLC, a subsidiary of COM DEV International Ltd., announced that it has been awarded a contract valued in excess of US$7 million to provide passive microwave equipment for a US Government space program.
KINGSTON/GUELPH - Skyline Apartment REIT of Guelph, Ontario announced today, the new acquisition of a $26.9 million multi-residential portfolio in Kingston, Ontario. This will compliment Skyline's existing multi-residential and commercial real estate portfolio that is now made up of 89 properties in 33 communities, spread out across four Canadian provinces. This acquisition brings the market value of Skyline Apartment REIT's current portfolio to over $500 million.
Guelph Guelph and Wellington County has one of the highest volunteer rates in Canada, earning it the title of ‘Most caring community’ but do residents put their money where their mouth is? The answer appears to be a resounding Yes!
Toronto - While conservative banking practices and stricter regulation kept lending in check and most Canadian real estate investors were saved from overleveraging, they are still worried about suffering more economic shocks if the US can’t get its financial house in order more quickly.
Waterloo - Canada was one of the first countries to adopt nuclear energy. It is the world’s largest supplier of natural uranium and a supplier of nuclear technology and expertise. However, recent announcements such as the Ontario government’s plans to postpone indefinitely the construction of two nuclear reactors at its Darlington facility, and the federal government’s intention to privatize Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), the nuclear science and engineering company, raise questions about nuclear energy in Canada.
Toronto - Yesterday, Helios Energy Inc., announced it has donated a 5.32 kilowatt rooftop solar PV system to The York School in downtown Toronto. Helios plans to use The York School’s rooftop solar system as a demonstration project for businesses and commercial enterprises to illustrate how they can use an often underutilized space (their roof) for economic gain with zero capital cost all while showing their environmental leadership.
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