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Tuesday September 14, 2010

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TED Talks

Rob Dunbar: Discovering ancient climates in oceans and ice


Rob Dunbar hunts for data on our climate from 12,000 years ago, finding clues inside ancient seabeds and corals and inside ice sheets. His work is vital in setting baselines for fixing our current climate -- and in tracking the rise of deadly ocean acidification.

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Cash Flow

$3 Million Order Highlights Continued Strong Digital Imaging Sales for DALSA

Waterloo - DALSA Corporation announced that it has recently received a new order valued at over CAD $3 million for inspection equipment to be used in a new Asia-Pacific flat panel display factory. The order includes DALSA's flagship high performance line scan cameras and frame grabbers, with the delivery of the majority of these multiple hundreds of units scheduled by first half of 2011.

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Municipal Election - Candiates Debate

44 WATERLOO REGION WARD, REGIONAL COUNCIL & MAYORAL CANDIDATES DEBATES ON ROGERS TV

WATERLOO REGION - Extensive municipal election coverage with exclusive televised coverage of 44 Waterloo Region Ward, Regional Council and Mayoral Candidates Debates on The Local Campaign. It started last night, debates will air every Monday through Thursday evening starting at 7 PM on Cable 20, with additional encore presentations leading up to election night.

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Bio-medical

Western announces new world class Biomedical Imaging Research Centre (BIRC)

London – The Biomedical Imaging Research Centre (BIRC), announced yesterday at The University of Western Ontario, has a very clear vision: to be the best integrated biomedical imaging research program in Canada and to rank among the top five in the world.

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Arts & Culture

DOORS OPEN ANNOUNCES ITS 2010 THEME: MADE IN WATERLOO REGION

Waterloo Region – Forty-two sites, many of which are not regularly open to the public, will participate in the eighth annual Doors Open Waterloo Region (DOWR), Saturday, September 18, 2010. Doors Open, a free heritage and architecture open house event, began in 2003.

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Recognition

Desire2Learn is recipient of prestigious IMS 2010 LearnSAT Best in Category Award for Learning Management

Kitchener-Waterloo - Desire2Learn Incorporated, announced it is receipt of a Best in Category Award for Learning Management based on the results of the 2010 IMS Learning and Education Technology Satisfaction and Trends (LearnSAT)14 survey.

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Arts & Culture

Fall Fair at Waterloo Region Museum

Waterloo Region - Step back in time and enjoy a 1914 Fall Fair in the picturesque setting of Doon Heritage Village on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy musical entertainment, take in the fair exhibits, watch sheep dog presentations, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and spend some time visiting with the villagers and farmers.

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Municipal Election - Town Hall

Centre Wellington Candidates Town Hall

Centre Wellington - The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce is hosting All Candidates Town Hall Meetings in Elora and Fergus. As an organization with a business focus and 350 members the Chamber has made the Election a priority by hosting a Town Hall style meeting. Mayoral, Municipal Council and County Council candidates from the township will be invited to participate.

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Arts & Culture

Shortlist announced for 2010 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction

WATERLOO – Three books have been shortlisted for the 2010 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. The $10,000 award, administered by Wilfrid Laurier University, encourages and recognizes Canadian writers for a first or second work of creative non-fiction that includes a Canadian locale and/or significance.

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Pharmacare

Carleton Research Finds Government Could Save $10.7 Billion with Universal Pharmacare

Ottawa – A universal public pharmacare plan could generate savings of up to $10.7 billion on prescription drugs for Canadians, says a new study by Marc-Andre Gagnon, a Carleton University professor and Harvard research fellow.

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Labour

Productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost for Second quarter 2010

Statscan - The labour productivity of Canadian businesses fell 0.8% in the second quarter, following gains of 0.5% in the first quarter and 1.2% in the fourth quarter of 2009.

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Pension

Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants praises creation of Global Risk Institute

TORONTO - The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) welcomed yesterdays announcement of a Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRi) as a positive step toward further strengthening Canada's financial system.

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PSA

Sept. 15 is National Day in Support of the Long Gun Registry Long Gun Registry Saves Lives

Waterloo Region – The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council (CPC) endorses the call by the Canadian Association of Police Boards (CAPB) to observe Wednesday, September 15, 2010 as the National Day in Support of the Long Gun Registry.

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Arts & Culture

York University announces inaugural Oscar Peterson Scholarship recipient

TORONTO - York University’s Department of Music is pleased to announce the inaugural recipient of the Oscar Peterson Entrance Scholarship, a major new scholarship program endowed by the Ontario government to commemorate legendary Canadian jazz musician Oscar Peterson.

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Award Recognition

Chamber Seeks Nominations for the 2011 Business Excellence Awards

Kitchener – The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Nominations for the 2011 Business Excellence Awards are now being accepted!

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Community Health

Newest Section of Moffat Creek Trail Officially Opens Boardwalk Part of the New Enhancements

Cambridge - Cambridge Mayor, City Councillors and members of the Trails Committee joined the community Sunday for the official ribbon cutting of the Moffat Creek Trail.

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Marketing

Manulife Bank of Canada introduces Manulife Trust Company

WATERLOO - Manulife Bank of Canada has launched Manulife Trust Company. "A trust company gives us the opportunity to provide Canadians with additional innovative, market-leading financial solutions," says Doug Conick, President and CEO, Manulife Bank of Canada and Manulife Trust Company.

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Municipal Election - Community Forum

Municipal Election Discussion Forum

Guelph - The Guelph Chamber of Commerce presents a series of discussion forums to help to inform the public on the candidates’ positions on some of the local issues for the October 25 Municipal Election.

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PSA

Public meetings scheduled to review list of possible sites for new skateparks

KITCHENER – With the popularity of skateboarding catching more air with every passing year, the city is planning to build two more skateparks in the next few years. One will be built in 2014/2015 and the second will be built in 2016/2017.

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Energy

World Energy Congress 2010 Day One: traditional energy sources will remain key as alternatives developed

MONTREAL – The energy industry must work toward diversifying away from traditional sources such as fossil fuels into alternative sources such as wind, solar and nuclear power, delegates to the World Energy Congress Montréal 2010 were told today. However, the transition will take time and in the meantime, additional supplies must be found to meet increasing demand for energy as emerging markets further industrialize and the world’s population grows.

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