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Ted Talks

Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption

At TEDxSydney, Rachel Botsman says we're "wired to share" -- and shows how websites like Zipcar and Swaptree are changing the rules of human behavior.

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Award Nominees

On Thursday, February 17th, 2011 we will be celebrating the successes of all our nominees.

KITCHENER/WATERLOO - CONGRATULATIONS to the following nominees:

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Baseball Award

Bob Elliott captures Ball Hall`s Jack Graney Award Steadfast journalist defines Canadiana

ST. MARYS - Driven. Loyal. Upright. Passionate. Proud Canadian. Humble. These are words commonly attributed to journalist Bob Elliott by players, fans and colleagues from coast to coast, and both north and south of the 49th parallel.

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Arts & Culture Awards

Technical Theatre and Graphic Novel Skills Highlighted in 2010 Guelph Arts Council Youth Opportunities Award

GUELPH - Guelph Arts Council is pleased to announce that the 2010 Youth Opportunities Award goes to two projects.

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Natural Resources

Marden Creek Project - Tributary Moving Freely
By Janet Baine

GUELPH - Marden Creek, a small tributary of the Speed River at the north end of Guelph, is moving freely for the first time in nearly two centuries.

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Food Quality

AFL to Increase Testing for Milk Quality, Safety

GUELPH - The University of Guelph’s Agriculture and Food Laboratory has long been the “purity checkpoint” for Ontario, at least when it comes to the safety and quality of its milk supply.

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Physics

York researchers shed some light on dark matter

TORONTO - A York researcher and her graduate student are working to shed some light on one of the big questions in physics – what is dark matter and why can’t we see it?

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Branding

MFC Global Investment Management Adopts Manulife Asset Management Brand Globally

TORONTO - MFC Global Investment Management announced that it has changed its brand name to Manulife Asset Management across its global operations.

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Environment

Call2Recycle Names New Executive Director in Canada

Battery recycling program bolsters presence with new leadership,

TORONTO - Call2Recycle, North America's only free battery and cell phone collection program, announced its heightened commitment to diverting batteries from Canada's landfills with the appointment of a new Canadian executive director and a reconstituted board of directors, as well as the opening of a new office in Toronto.

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Waterways Safety

Staying clear of hydroelectric stations and dams is the recipe for staying safe

Thin ice and winter recreation are a dangerous mix

TORONTO - Winter weather and the coming holidays mean people will be outdoors enjoying snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and other winter activities. Ontario Power Generation is warning people to stay clear of the areas near generating stations and dams.

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Innovation Council

Dr. Howard Alper Reappointed as Chair of the Science, Technology and Innovation Council

OTTAWA - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, announced the reappointment of Dr. Howard Alper as Chair of the Science, Technology and Innovation Council.

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Canada Revenue

Taxpayers' Ombudsman Recommends Improvements to Child Tax Benefit Administration

OTTAWA - The Taxpayer's Ombudsman, Mr. J. Paul Dube, today released a special report recommending how the Canada Revenue Agency can improve the administration of the Canada Child Tax Benefit program.

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Legal Settlement

Minister Clement Applauds Success of CRTC's Do Not Call List

OTTAWA - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, made the following statement regarding the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's settlement with Xentel DM Inc. over the company's unauthorized telemarketing practices:

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