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Tuesday December 14, 2010

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Ted Talks

Kiran Bedi: A police chief with a difference

Kiran Bedi has a surprising resume. Before becoming Director General of the Indian Police Service, she managed one of the country's toughest prisons -- and used a new focus on prevention and education to turn it into a center of learning and meditation. She shares her thoughts on visionary leadership.

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Arts and Culture

Waterloo Regional Police Chorus Holiday Benefit Concert Televised on Rogers TV, Cable 20

WATERLOO – Rogers TV celebrates the holiday season with exclusive coverage of the Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus holiday benefit concert, We Need a Little Christmas.

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Productivity

OpenText Boosts Productivity for Users with Enhancements to Extended ECM

Extended ECM for Use with SAP Solutions Enables Easier User Access to Shared Workspaces, Adds Case Management, Social Capabilities

WATERLOO - OpenText Corporation announced a series of enhancements to Extended ECM for use with SAP solutions, also resold by SAP AG as the SAP Extended Enterprise Content Management application by OpenText.

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Literature

Laurier professor explores family history in new book from WLU Press

WATERLOO – Laurier Professor Thomas O. Hueglin explores his family history in a new book from WLU Press titled, We All Giggled: A Bourgeois Family Memoir.

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Competition

Local Businesses Engage In A Little Friendly Competition

KITCHENER - Businesses in Downtown Kitchener are taking part in a little friendly holiday competition. The Downtown Kitchener Business Improvement Area has challenged their membership to decorate window displays during the holiday season for a chance to win some great prizes and the response has been great.

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Education

More Hands-On Training For Medical Students At McMaster University
McGuinty Government Strengthening Health Care And Education

HAMILTON - McMaster University is helping to improve health care for Ontario families one doctor at a time.

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Research and Development

Harper Government Announces Major Aerospace Investment to Create Jobs and Keep Canada Cutting-Edge

MISSISSAUGA - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, announced a major investment in a $1-billion research and development project being undertaken by Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation.

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Safety Recall

TOYOTA CANADA ANNOUNCES VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALL OF CERTAIN 2011 SIENNA VEHICLES TO REPLACE STOP LAMP SWITCH BRACKET

TORONTO - Toyota Canada announced that it will conduct a voluntary Safety Recall involving approximately 12,600 2011 Model Year Sienna vehicles produced before early November 2010 to replace the stop lamp (brake light) switch bracket.

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Aquisition

SunOpta Completes Acquisition of Edner of Nevada, Inc.

Expands Capabilities in Healthy Convenience Foods Category

TORONTO - SunOpta Inc. announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary SunOpta Fruit Group Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of the assets and business of Edner of Nevada, Inc.

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Education

CFOs REPORT ON FIRST-QUARTER HIRING PLANS

Majority of Companies Expect No Change in Accounting and Finance Staff Levels

TORONTO - A net 2 per cent of chief financial officers interviewed for the Robert Half Financial Hiring Index predict decreases in accounting and finance personnel in the first quarter of 2011, with most (83 per cent) executives expecting to maintain current staff levels for the next three months.

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Union

Queen's University Staff Join United Steelworkers

KINGSTON AND TORONTO - Administrative staff of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, have voted to join the United Steelworkers.

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Parliament

Stephen Woodworth Pays Tribute to Kitchener and Remembers Connie Dietrich

OTTAWA – Kitchener Centre Member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth paid tribute to the residents of Waterloo Region and remembered Connie Dietrich during Members Statements in the House of Commons.

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Rail Transportation

Coming Soon: Movies and More on VIA Trains - VIA Rail and the Government of Canada Award Contract to Nomad Digital for Wi-Fi Broadband Service on Ontario-Quebec Corridor Trains

MONTREAL - The Government of Canada and VIA Rail Canada announced that Nomad Digital has been selected to enhance Wi-Fi service for customers on VIA's Ontario - Quebec Corridor passenger trains.

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Guest Column

5 Myths Every Business Must Avoid to Survive the Recovery
By: Vivian Hairston Blade

Recession Plagued
At a recent stockholders meeting, the Vice President of Sales for a global manufacturer, reported: "The economy has been tough on our industry. Sales volumes significantly declined and have not nearly returned to pre-recession levels. The company has laid off employees, cut expenses, and, unfortunately, has had to cut price to remain competitive. Competitors have cut price as much as 40% on some products. We're 'under-water' on critical components our customers need. But, we have no choice."

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