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Thursday May 5, 2011

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Ted Talks

9/11 healing: The mothers who found forgiveness, friendship

Phyllis Rodriguez and Aicha el-Wafi have a powerful friendship born of unthinkable loss. Rodriguez' son was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001; el-Wafi's son Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted of a role in those attacks and is serving a life sentence.

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Transportation

Sustainable Waterloo Recommends Region-Wide Light Rail Transit

Waterloo – Sustainable Waterloo supports Light Rail Transit in Waterloo Region. In a position statement released, the organization stated that it is supportive of the Region’s staff recommendation of L3b linking the Conestoga and Fairview Malls from Waterloo to Kitchener, but prefers implementation of the region-wide L9 option – linking our community from St. Jacobs to Cambridge - in order to maximize the benefits of LRT at a marginal cost increase.

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PSA

Urgent! Walk Venue Change to Bingemans

Waterloo - The new location of the TRI-CITIES WALK on June 5th is at the BINGEMAN'S-- GROUP MARQUEE AREA MAP

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Partnerships

Laurier celebrates a century of community-university partnerships

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will hold a community appreciation event to celebrate 100 years of strong community-university partnerships on May 5 at 7 p.m. in the Senate and Board Chamber on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.

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Awards

Ontario Technological Skills Competition Medal-Winners were Announced, including Students from This Area!

Waterloo - The 22nd Annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition wrapped up with a closing ceremony in Waterloo to celebrate top students in a variety of skilled trades and technology fields. Please have a look at the attached press release to see which young people from your area achieved top scores in their specialities! (Hometowns are noted on the chart). PDF

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Award

K-W CITIZEN OF THE YEAR GALA IN HONOUR OF MIKE COLLINS BROADCAST ON ROGERS TV

Kitchener - Rogers TV presents exclusive coverage of the K-W Citizen of the Year Gala, in honour of Mike Collins, General Manager of the Rogers Kitchener Radio Group. The gala airs Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM & 10 PM and Saturday, May 14 at 8 PM on Cable 20.

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PSA

My Famous Kid

Kitchener - Bingemans announced a new product venture in conjunction with FunworX/Big Splash, which is now open and live on line! My Famous Kid offers personalized audio and video CD's & DVD's starring your kids. New waterpark changes include 5 huge new slides including the Boomerango and Fullthrottle!

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Sustainability

The Co-operators Reports on Sustainability Progress

GUELPH - The Co-operators released its seventh annual sustainability report, entitled Measuring Our Impact. The document outlines the organization's progress in 2010 in achieving its economic, social and environmental objectives, and also provides an overview of its new sustainability strategy for the next four years.

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Energy

PHOTOWATT ONTARIO TO SUPPLY MODULES TO LEADING EUROPEAN-BASED RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPPLIER

CAMBRIDGE - Photowatt Ontario announced that it will supply Ontario-made modules to the Canadian subsidiary of a leading global supplier of solar power serving the Ontario solar market.

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Awards

Cambridge Youth Appreciation Event Puts The Spotlight on Local Talent

Cambridge - As Canadians mark National Youth Week this week, The City of Cambridge is paying tribute to local youths who make a positive contribution to our community by hosting the first ever ‘Youth Appreciation Awards”. The event is slated for Saturday May 7th between 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Cambridge City Hall, 150 Dickson Street.

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Pension

Chief Actuary Releases Findings of External Peer Review Panel on the 25th Actuarial Report on the Canada Pension Plan

OTTAWA - The Office of the Chief Actuary of Canada has released the findings of an external peer review panel commissioned to review the 25th Actuarial Report on the Canada Pension Plan. The external panel's findings confirm that the work performed by the OCA on the Report meets all professional standards of practice and statutory requirements.

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Construction

Building permits

Statscan - Municipalities issued building permits worth $6.8 billion in March, a 17.2% increase from February and a level not seen since June 2007. The gain was mostly the result of advances in the residential and non-residential sectors in Ontario.


 


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