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Thursday June 2, 2011

Ted Talks

Stefan Sagmeister: 7 rules for making more happiness

Using simple, delightful illustrations, designer Stefan Sagmeister shares his latest thinking on happiness -- both the conscious and unconscious kind. His seven rules for life and design happiness can (with some customizations) apply to everyone seeking more joy.

City Council

From the Region of Waterloo Council Meeting of June 1, 2011
- Council approves largest transit expansion in the history of GRT

Waterloo Region - Regional Council approved transit service improvements in order to help with passenger crowding and schedule reliability, and to begin the realignment of the GRT network to prepare for rapid transit.

Award Nominations

Catholic Board Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Graduate Award

Waterloo Region - The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is seeking nominations for its annual Distinguished Graduate Award. The normal June 1st deadline has been extended to June 30, 2011.


Local Seniors’ Month Celebrations

WATERLOO REGION- June is Seniors’ Month, an opportunity to recognize and value the contributions made by seniors every day in our community.

Insect Study

Kitchener initiates study to determine spread of Emerald Ash Borer

KITCHENER – The City of Kitchener is initiating a study to determine the how far the Emerald Ash Borer has spread across the city from where it was initially detected last summer. The city will place 30 fluorescent green insect traps high in city ash trees.

Waste Management

Composting workshop

Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo will hold a free composting workshop on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the Waterloo Landfill, Waste Management Administration building, 925 Erb Street West, Waterloo. A fall workshop will be held on October 15, 2011.


Desire2Learn Employees Set Team Record During Cystic Fibrosis Canada's Great Strides Walk

Mike Denomme, Director of Sales Operations, leads a 119 member team, including 25 Desire2Learn employees, to raise over $43,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Kitchener-Waterloo and Baltimore - Desire2Learn Incorporated, a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, announced that Deno's Dream Team, captained by Desire2Learn Director, Sales Operations, Mike Denomme, raised over $43,000 in the Great Strides Walk to Cure Cystic Fibrosis.

Arts and Culture

International stars headline New Hamburg Live! Festival

New Hamburg - The third annual New Hamburg Live! Festival of the Arts, which runs now through to June 5, features a full roster of performers and stars with national and international reputations.

Business Growth

Eyelight Celebrates 25 Years of Creative Success!

Kitchener - Partners, Ron and Debbie Repke (nee Crow) opened the doors of Eyelight Creative Marketing Services on August 1, 1986. Located at 560 Queen Street South, our ‘shack by the tracks’ was the former ‘George Bramm’ coal distribution depot. Now in its place stands a large high rise, a sign of the growth K-W has experienced. Ron, a filmmaker and entrepreneur and Debbie, a graphic designer were determined to build their own agency, dedicated to providing a personalized and responsible approach.

Business Growth

Xylotek Solutions Named to PROFIT Magazine’s PROFIT 200 List

IT Company Ranks 101 on list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

CAMBRIDGE – Xylotek Solutions, a full-service, IT consulting firm, has been named one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies in the 23rd annual PROFIT 200 ranking by PROFIT Magazine. With a rapid revenue growth of more than 481 per cent over the last five years, Xylotek ranked 101 on the PROFIT 200 list of fastest-growing Canadian companies.



Cambridge – ENVIE Intimates announced that Erin Sue will be joining the team as the Media and Public Relations Coordinator.

Solar Manufacturing


CAMBRIDGE - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Photowatt Ontario Inc., has entered into a supply agreement with Hanwha SolarOne (Qidong) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd., to produce Hanwha SolarOne photovoltaic modules for the Ontario marketplace.

Fiscal Results


CAMBRIDGE - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. reported its financial results for the three and 12 months ended March 31, 2011.


Manulife acquires Dojima East Building in Osaka, Japan

12-storey office property is newest addition to Manulife's global real estate portfolio and Company's first property investment in Osaka

TOKYO - Manulife Real Estate has acquired the Dojima East Building in Osaka, Japan, from a local private equity fund, in a deal that closed May 31, 2011. The newest addition to Manulife's global real estate portfolio marks the Company's first property investment in Osaka.

Water Testing

Queen’s University-developed breakthrough E. coli monitoring technology showcased by global water sensor company

KINGSTON - A state-of-the-art system developed at Queen’s University for rapid detection of microbes such as E. coli in water is being highlighted at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition June 12-16 in Washington, D.C


Abbott and McMaster University Partner to Create Education Chair in Rheumatology

HAMILTON - Abbott, a global, broad-based health care company, and the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University announced the creation of an endowed chair to focus on teaching the next generation of rheumatologists for the growing number of Canadians living with arthritis.



Combined company to become first dealership for the MV-1, Canada's only factory-built wheelchair accessible vehicle

TORONTO - MEDIchair Ontario and Creative Accessible Vehicles are excited to announce they purchased Kino Mobility's Toronto and London locations. The Kino Mobility branches will become part of the MEDIchair brand as of June 1, 2011. This union comes in anticipation of the arrival of the MV-1 to Canada. The MV-1 is the world's first purpose-built wheelchair accessible vehicle debuting at Toronto's People in Motion show June 3rd-4th, 2011.

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