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Thursday June 24, 2010

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Ted Talks

Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums

Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education -- and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become.


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Recognition

Hydro One named the top-ranked Corporate Citizen in the utility sector by Corporate Knights Magazine, and one of the top five Corporate Citizens in Canada

TORONTO - Hydro One announced that it is has been named one of Canada's top five Corporate Citizens in Corporate Knights Magazine's annual ranking of the best 50 corporate citizens in the country. Corporate Knights Inc. is an independent Canadian-based media company that publishes the world's largest circulation magazine with an explicit focus on corporate responsibility.

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Art & Culture

Quebec art company turns Speakers Corner into a sheep paddock today

KITCHENER – Speakers Corner will become Sheepish Corner on Thursday, June 24 with performances of Les Moutons by CORPUS, an art performance company from Quebec, at noon and 4 p.m.

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Micro Financing

Tasting first fruits in Ukraine

Waterloo - MEDA board sees small farmers creating successful ventures on former collectivized farms Take one part excellent soil, mix with one great climate, lots of sweat equity and no small measure of Mennonite agricultural innovation and MEDA – Mennonite Economic Development Associates – has a recipe for success in helping small farmers in Ukraine grow their businesses.

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Housing

Vacancy Rate in Seniors' Housing Residences at 10.8 per cent

OTTAWA - The vacancy rate in seniors' residences surveyed in Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) National Seniors' Housing Survey increased from 9.2 per cent in 2009 to 10.8 per cent in 2010, according to CMHC's Seniors' Housing Report, Canada Highlights edition.

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HST

Waterloo Region’s Real Estate leaders meet with Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak to talk HST

Kitchener - On Thursday June 17th, 2010, 16 leaders from Waterloo Region’s real estate industry, including REALTOR® members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Board (KWREB), Cambridge Real Estate Board, staff, and a representative of the Waterloo Home Builder’s Association met with Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak at KWREB’s offices to discuss how the HST will impact the real estate industry and to explore ways in which to help moderate its impact.

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Voluteerism

Manulife Financial announces major commitment to supporting volunteerism in Canada

New signature cause program will focus on preparing Canadians to help build a better future

WATERLOO - Inspired by the longstanding community work of Manulife Financial employees and the financial advisors who represent the corporation, Manulife is making a major commitment to supporting volunteerism in Canada.

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Mergers & Aquisitions

Canada should be front and centre in next generation of deal making with India

Skilled labour, rising savings and domestic demand make countries like India the ideal emerging market for mergers, acquisitions and other transactions

TORONTO - Merger and acquisition activity between Canada and India has grown significantly during the last five years, but we are still lagging behind the U.S. by a notable margin.

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Interprovincial Investment

Petroleum Industry Again Ranks Manitoba as Top Canadian Province for Investment, Saskatchewan Second and Alberta Improving

CALGARY - Manitoba reigns as the No. 1 place in Canada for oil and gas investment for the second year in a row, with petroleum industry executives ranking the province the eighth most attractive jurisdiction worldwide, according to the Global Petroleum Survey, released today by the Fraser Institute, Canada's leading public policy think-tank.

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