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Tuesday May 3, 2011

Ted Talks

Arvind Gupta: Turning trash into toys for learning

At the INK Conference, Arvind Gupta shares simple yet stunning plans for turning trash into seriously entertaining, well-designed toys that kids can build themselves -- while learning basic principles of science and design.

Arts and Culture

CIGI a founding partner in UpTown Gallery’s Reach Out for Art initiative

Waterloo - The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce its role as a founding partner of UpTown Gallery’s Reach Out For Art initiative. Under the program, CIGI will display UpTown Gallery members’ artwork in public spaces throughout its buildings. The collection of work at CIGI will rotate quarterly to accommodate UpTown Gallery’s bi-monthly exhibition schedule.

Election 2011

TSX to fall on soft resources, election drama over

By Ka Yan Ng

TORONTO - Reuters - Toronto's main stock market looked set to open lower on softer commodity prices on Tuesday, although a crushing election victory by the ruling Conservatives removed a hurdle of uncertainty that has weighed on the market.


Laurier prepares to host top mathematicians at centennial conferences

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University is organizing a series of mathematic and computational science workshops this spring and summer that will bring some of the world’s greatest mathematicians to the Waterloo campus.


Big E Transportation Implements Descartes Mobile Resource Management Solution

Rapid Solution Deployment Meets Need for Fast Time-to-Value

WATERLOO - Descartes Systems Group announced that Big E Transportation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Estes Express Lines, implemented Descartes' Route Planner On-demand and MobileLink solution to plan, optimize and dispatch routes across its entire home delivery operations.


Public access to Centennial Stadium grandstand closed during structural assessment of facility

KITCHENER – The City of Kitchener would like to advise the public that construction hoarding has been installed around the grandstand at Centennial Stadium, located behind The Aud.


Exploring Canada's Digital Future

Kitchener - As leaders from industry, government and academia collaborate on the country’s digital future at Canada 3.0 this week, Conestoga College is helping facilitate the discussion and keep participants connected.


Youth video contest call for submissions now open

KITCHENER – Youth aged 12 to 25 are invited to submit original videos, film and animations to the City of Kitchener’s second annual youth video contest. The winning videos, and up to 10 honourable mentions, will be exhibited on The Cube, two sides of the Berlin Tower, at the top of Kitchener City Hall. The Cube showcases community festivals, events and public art. The deadline for submissions is June 30.


Local resident rides to conquer cancer!

Kitchener – Maureen Dennie of Kitchener has committed to conquering cancer by participating in The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at The Princess Margaret Hospital. She will join thousands of other men and women in a history-making ride from June 11-12, 2011. Maureen will take part in a two-day ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls with a night of camping. Riders will support breakthrough research and the discovery of new cancer therapies at The Princess Margaret Hospital.


GCC Logo Competition Survey

Guelph - The GCC is updating it's logo and is looking for your input. A competition was held asking for logo ideas to represent the Chamber and its brand into the future. The link below will bring you to a survey containing the Guelph Chamber of Commerce current logo as well as 3 possible alternatives, as chosen by the GCC selection committee. Please take a minute and vote on the logo you feel would best suit the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. Voting will be open until noon on Wednesday May 4, 2011. To vote on the logos click here.


Ten Great Sites to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Doors Open Guelph!

Guelph - Doors Open Guelph kicked off the tenth season of the provincial Doors Open Ontario in style on Saturday, April 30th. Presented by Guelph Arts Council, Heritage Guelph and City of Guelph Tourism Services, Doors Open Guelph offered a guided, sneak peek at private homes, businesses, civic buildings and houses of faith. And from all the comments, our visitors had a wonderful time!


Statement by Honda Canada Inc., Regarding Inspection of Driver's Airbag Inflators As Part of Recall Expansion

MARKHAM - Honda has expanded a previously announced recall of certain 2001 through 2003 model-year Honda and Acura vehicles to include vehicles that may have had the original driver's airbag module replaced with an affected service part. These vehicles were not included in the earlier safety recalls because the driver's airbag modules originally installed in them were not affected by the potential safety issue. However, Honda has now determined that as many as 152 of affected service part airbags were installed, as a result of a collision repair or other vehicle service, in a number of vehicles operating in Canada.


Lonrho Plc Admitted to the Premium Listing of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and the Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Needham Joins the Board

TORONTO - Lonrho Plc has announced that the company has been admitted to the Premium List of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and has appointed the Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Needham to the Board of Directors.

Medical Research

Extracting stem cells from fat for tissue regeneration

Kingston - A team of reseachers led by Lauren Flynn are working on methods to grow mature tissue substitutes from stem cells that have been extracted from human fat samples. Stem cells extracted from body fat may pave the way for the development of new regenerative therapies including soft tissue reconstruction following tumor removal or breast mastectomy surgery, the development of tissue-engineered cartilage or bone, and the treatment of cardiovascular disease.


Carleton Aboriginal Students to Participate in Indigenous Graduate Honouring Ceremony

Ottawa – Ten Carleton students were honoured at the 3rd Annual Indigenous Graduate Honouring Ceremony held Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.


HCF Accepting Nominations to the 2011 Top Ten Endangered Places List

Submit your nominations to Canada’s TOP TEN Endangered Places List by May 11, 2011

Ottawa – The Heritage Canada Foundation is accepting nominations to Canada’s Top Ten Endangered Places List. The list is released annually to bring national attention to sites at risk due to neglect, lack of funding, inappropriate development and weak legislation.


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