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Ted Talks

Paul Nicklen: Tales of ice-bound wonderlands

Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his hilarious, passionate stories of the polar wonderlands, illustrated by glorious images of the animals who live on and under the ice.

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Community

THE WAY WE PLAY TOGETHER SHAPES THE WAY WE LIVE TOGETHER

Waterloo – Every year, millions of Canadians come together through sport. Community sport inspires friendship, learning, health, and personal growth. It is also a strong influencer in the lives of our youth. Charitable organizations, individuals, groups, and associations are invited to submit applications for the Waterloo Region True Sport Grant program.

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Transportation

Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Conditionally Supports LRT

Kitchener – The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber conditionally supports Light Rail Transit as the appropriate technology to meet future Region of Waterloo transportation requirements.

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PSA

QuartetFest features performances by the Penderecki and Miró string quartets

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University invites chamber-music lovers to enjoy the 19th annual QuartetFest June 1 to 7, featuring performances of Ludwig van Beethoven string quartets and contemporary pieces by the Penderecki String Quartet, the Miró String Quartet and student participants.

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Local Housing Market

Lower Housing Demand in Kitchener-Guelph

TORONTO - The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its Spring Housing Market Outlook report for the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo and Guelph Census Metropolitan Areas. Demand for both new and resale homes will decrease in 2011. Resale home price growth will moderate in 2011.

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Partnership

The Co-operators partners with Victorian Order of Nurses for Seniors' Health and Safety

GUELPH - On the eve of Seniors' Month, The Co-operators is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Victorian Order of Nurses to support its physical fitness programming for older Canadians. The Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together Program is designed for people 55 and over who wish to improve their strength, balance and flexibility, regardless of their current ability level.

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Media Exhibit

CHRISTIE APPLAUDS SHOWCANADA 2011 25TH ANNIVERSARY AND CANADIAN EXHIBITORS

Over 90 Percent of Digital Cinema Installations in Canada are from Christie

KITCHENER – Canadian moviegoers have always expected the best in cinema quality and a full range of content on their screens, and the theatre owners who make up the Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada have been meeting this expectation for many years. Helping them to achieve best-of-breed quality in projection and state-of-the-art digital signage and lobby displays is the goal of Christie, the exhibitors’ valued partner, which now supplies 90 percent of the nation’s digital cinema projector installations.

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IT Awards

Cambridge Achieves ‘Computerworld Honors’

Recognizing Technological Benefits for Society

Cambridge - The City of Cambridge has been named a Laureate in the ‘2011 Computerworld Honors Program’ for its use of technology and integration processes in asset management.

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Recreation

Special Recreational Activities in Cambridge Coincide with Ontario’s ‘June is Recreation and Parks Month’

Cambridge - The City of Cambridge is a 2011 Ambassador for the provincial initiative that celebrates Recreation and Parks each year in June. For Cambridge residents, it means some unique program offerings that coincide with the Ontario-wide celebrations that help to build awareness and contribute to healthy community building.

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Broadcasting

ROGERS MEDIA LEVERAGES EXPANSIVE MULTIPLATFORM OFFERINGS TO DEVELOP NEW CANADIAN SERIES, CANADA'S GOT TALENT

Citytv and Insight Productions to produce and broadcast Canadian version of hit international Got Talent franchise celebrating the unique talents of the nation

TORONTO - Citytv announced plans for Canada's Got Talent, the Canadian version of the hit Got Talent franchise, from Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia. Co-produced by Rogers and Insight Productions, Canada's Got Talent will be broadcast across Canada in Spring 2012 on Citytv.

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Housing Market

Ontario Housing Demand Shifts to Less Expensive Housing

TORONTO - Ontario housing activity is set to moderate in the next few quarters and isn't expected to stabilize until the latter part of 2011 and into 2012, according to the 2011 Second Quarter CMHC Housing Market Outlook - Canada Edition just released.

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Health Science Partnership

MaRS Innovation and GlaxoSmithKline Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Translational Research in Health Sciences

TORONTO - MaRS Innovation and GlaxoSmithKline Inc. announced a new development fund -- the GSK-MaRS Innovation Fund -- that will support and fast-track the commercialization of some of the country's most promising translational research coming from 16 leading academic health sciences centres, hospitals and universities derived from the MI membership.

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Housing Market Outlook

CMHC: Canadian Housing Market Stabilizing in 2011

OTTAWA - Housing starts are forecast to stabilize at levels consistent with demographic fundamentals in 2011 and 2012, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's second quarter Housing Market Outlook, Canada Edition.

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Advertising

Online advertising waters down impact of offline ad bans

TORONTO – Not allowed to advertise your booze or smokes on a billboard? That’s okay. Research shows online advertising works especially well in places with government ad bans.

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Literary Award

FINALISTS FOR 24th ANNUAL TRILLIUM BOOK AWARD ANNOUNCED
Ontario Authors short-listed for Ontario’s Prestigious Literary Prize

TORONTO – Ten English and ten French books in four categories have been short-listed for the 24th Annual Trillium Book Award/ 24e édition du Prix littéraire annuel Trillium, the Ontario government’s prestigious award for literature.

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Business Growth Study

Small business tax breaks prevent growth
University of Calgary

Latest study by Duanjie Chen and Jack Mintz challenges current incentives, policy rationale

Calgary - In a paper released by The School of Public Policy, Duanjie Chen and Jack Mintz analyze small business tax policies. The authors find that despite the common belief that small business tax concessions encourage job creation and economic growth, this cannot be substantiated.

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Employer Survey

BRINGING BACK BONUSES: Nearly Eight in 10 Employers in Legal Field Planning Bonuses and Raises, Robert Half Legal Survey Shows

TORONTO - As business conditions improve and the employment market rebounds, compensation is re-emerging as a crucial retention strategy for many employers in the legal field, a new Robert Half Legal survey indicates. Seventy-nine per cent of lawyers polled said their law firms or corporate legal departments plan to award their associates pay raises and bonuses, while 15 per cent said that no additional compensation would be given.

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PSA

ROGERS MEDIA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW TORONTO 24-HOUR CITYNEWS CHANNEL, FALL 2011

An innovative news channel integrating resources from television, radio, digital, and publishing platforms from across Rogers

TORONTO - Scott Moore, President, Rogers Broadcasting Ltd., announced that Rogers will be launching CityNews Channel, a new 24-hour, interactive, local news channel in Toronto.

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Prices

Industrial product and raw materials price indexes

Statscan - In April, the Industrial Product Price Index increased 0.5% compared with March, led by higher prices for petroleum and precious metals. The Raw Materials Price Index rose 6.8% as a result of a strong upward movement in crude oil prices. The overall increase in the RMPI was moderated by a sharp decline in radioactive concentrates.

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Disaster Relief

Sun Life Financial assists residents affected by flooding in Quebec

A donation of $25,000 from Sun Life Financial to the Canadian Red Cross, Quebec Division, will go to help disaster victims throughout the province

MONTREAL - Sun Life Financial has made a donation of $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross, Quebec Division, to help residents who have been forced to leave their homes due to the severe flooding that has ravaged Quebec, particularly the Montérégie region.


 
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