After 15 years in the British diplomatic corps, Carne Ross became a "freelance diplomat," running a bold nonprofit that gives small, developing and yet-unrecognized nations a voice in international relations. At the BIF-5 conference, he calls for a new kind of diplomacy that gives voice to small countries, that works with changing boundaries and that welcomes innovation.
Kitchener - The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce announced their 2010-2011 Board of Directors and Executive Committee at last weeks Annual General Meeting conducted at the Waterloo Inn Conference Hotel.
Guelph - The average value of farmland in Ontario increased by 4.3 per cent in the first half of 2010, following gains of 3.3 and 2.8 per cent in the two previous reporting periods, according to the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Farmland Values Report released today.
TORONTO - Prescription drugs are not to blame for the unsustainable growth of government health spending in Canada, concludes a new study released by the Fraser Institute, Canada's leading public policy think-tank.
GUELPH - Fire kills an average of eight people a week in Canada, with residential fires accounting for 73 per cent of fatalities, according to Fire Prevention Canada. The Co-operators, insurer of 847,000 Canadian homes, is reminding Canadians to make proper use of smoke alarms in their homes, and to prepare and practise a family escape plan.
Regina, Saskatchewan The average value of farmland in Canada increased by 3.0 per cent in the first half of 2010, following gains of 3.6 and 2.9 per cent in the two previous reporting periods, according to the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Farmland Values Report released today. Published twice a year, the report provides important information about changes in land values across Canada and is available at www.farmlandvalues.ca.
CALGARY - Cathay Pacific Airways and WestJet today announced they will begin a new code-share arrangement with immediate effect, providing passengers with a wider choice and greater connectivity when travelling between Hong Kong and Canada. Bookings for the code-share are now open for travel from 20 October 2010.
Full Complement of Restaurants and Other Amenities Now Open
TORONTO - The driving experience along Highway 401 improves significantly this weekend with the opening of seven service centres. These new ONroute Centres are part of the Province of Ontario's redevelopment program of 23 service centres along Highways 401 and 400.
Waterloo - Mr. Grimm stated that the stability of the Canada Pension Plan has been an issue for several decades. In fact, federal and provincial policy makers successfully reformed the CPP in the mid-1990’s so that it would be sustainable for generations to come.
Gerry McGrath to be appointed inaugural member of the Order of Wilfrid Laurier University
WATERLOO Wilfrid Laurier University will honour award-winning writer Lawrence Hill with an honorary doctor of letters degree at the university’s fall convocation on Oct. 29. The university will also make its inaugural appointment to the Order of Wilfrid Laurier University. The inaugural appointee is Gerry McGrath, a former long-serving member of Laurier’s Board of Governors.
KITCHENER The Contemporary Art Forum: Kitchener and Area (CAFKA), as a part of the Grand River Film Festival’s The Best of the Best series, is proud to announce I Heart Video Art III, CAFKA’s presentation of the best in contemporary video art, presented at THEMUSEUM on Friday, October 22nd. A hybrid of art gallery and sports pub, I Heart Video Art is meant to create an engaging atmosphere where you can feed your body and soul at the same time.
Waterloo Region The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council congratulates the recipients of the 2010 Connected School Awards in conjunction with the annual School Say Hi Day. Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Alpine Public School, Kitchener (WRDSB) and St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Elementary School, Cambridge (WCDSB).