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Monday September 13, 2010

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Seth Godin: This is broken

Why are so many things broken? In a hilarious talk from the 2006 Gel conference, Seth Godin gives a tour of things poorly designed, the 7 reasons why they are that way, and how to fix them.

Advocacy - Health Care

Canadian Thyroid Cancer Patients Have the Longest Wait For Surgery Amongst All Countries in Global Survey

• Seven national patient advocacy groups conducted thyroid cancer research
• Survey identified differences in patient experiences and highlighted areas for surgical, treatment and support improvements
• Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer worldwide

PARIS – New patient research was shared September 11, 2010 by the Thyroid Cancer Alliance (TCA) in a poster presentation at the International Thyroid Congress, shedding new light on patient treatment experience, the quality of life impacted by thyroid cancer and the lack of support provided at time of diagnosis.

Municipal Election - Candiates Message

Waterloo Ward 6 Candidate Jeff Henry releases detailed platform

Waterloo – Waterloo’s Ward 6 (Central-Columbia) City Council candidate Jeff Henry releases election platform.


Senior Business Leaders Serve as Mentors on Sustainable Corporate Growth

Tianjin, People’s Republic of China – The role of companies in sustainable growth is too often seen narrowly as mitigating climate change, but it extends to ensuring that businesses are not only environmentally sustainable, but also economically and socially sustainable, senior business leaders said today at the opening of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010 in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China.

Municipal Election

Chamber of Commerce annouces electronic forum for election

Centre Wellington - The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce has developed an electronic forum for the upcoming 2010 Municipal, County and Educational election.

Municipal input

City seeking volunteers for advisory committees and boards

KITCHENER – The City of Kitchener is seeking volunteers with a wide range of skills and experience for a number of citizen advisory committees and boards.

Energy Watch Dog

World Bank Appoints Clean Energy "Czar"

World News - "The World Bank on Thursday said it has appointed a California professor to lead its efforts to foster growth of alternative energy programs in developing countries.


Canadian economist Paul Jenkins appointed CIGI distinguished fellow

Waterloo – Paul Jenkins, former Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, joined The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) September 10, 2010 as a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. Bringing significant experience to his new role, Mr. Jenkins will provide strategic advice on CIGI’s international economy work program, including activities related to CIGI’s partnership project with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and broader macroeconomic issues.


Renison’s Yan Li Featured in October Issue of China Business Focus

WATERLOO – Renison’s Yan Li is being featured on the cover of the October issue of China Business Focus (CBF) for her novel, “Daughters of the Red Land.”

Labour Statement

Job numbers offer further proof that EI improvements still needed, CAW President says

TORONTO - A relentlessly high national unemployment rate, erratic and inconsistent job growth and a massive jump in workers actively looking for jobs should give Prime Minister Harper enough reason to extend special EI stimulus measures past tomorrow's cut-off date, said CAW President Ken Lewenza.


Premier Wen Assures Investors of Fairness and China’s Commitment to Sustainability at Summer Davos Opening

Beijing, People’s Republic of China – In an address at the Opening Plenary of the World Economic Forum’s fourth Annual Meeting of the New Champions, the “Summer Davos”, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said that, while China would maintain its rapid economic expansion and continue efforts to stimulate domestic demand, it is committed to balancing growth with sustainability.

Arts & Culture

East Asian Festival set for September 25

WATERLOO – On Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Renison University College will be hosting Family and Culture Day as part of its 16th annual East Asian Festival. This free event celebrates the colourful and exotic culture of East Asia and attracts approximately 150 guests from Renison and neighbouring communities.



AURORA - Magna International Inc. today announced that Siegfried Wolf, Magna's Co-Chief Executive Officer, has resigned as a director and officer effective November 15, 2010, in order to pursue an opportunity with Basic Element and its machinery division OJSC Russian Machines, the parent company of Russian automotive OEM, GAZ Group. Magna's Board of Directors has accepted Mr. Wolf's resignation and has confirmed that Donald Walker will be Magna's sole Chief Executive Officer.

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