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Friday June 24, 2011

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Ted Talks

Jok Church: A circle of caring

In this 3-minute talk, cartoonist and educator Jok Church tells a moving story of the teacher who cared for him when no one else did -- and how he returned the favor.

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Centennial Anniversary

UNION GAS CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

$10,000 Signature Grant to be unveiled in Waterloo

WATERLOO - On June 24, from 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Julie Dill, President of Union Gas, and Murray Costello, District Manager of Waterloo/Brantford for Union Gas, will host a Centennial celebration at the company's office in Waterloo. It will mark the company's 100 years of service to customers in Ontario.

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Coverage

A unique insurance solution introduced to help protect Canadians from life's major risks

Synergy features three policies in one - life, disability and critical illness insurance - in one convenient and affordable solution.

WATERLOO - For the first time, Canadians can now get life insurance, critical illness insurance and disability insurance in one convenient and affordable package. Manulife's Synergy combines three separate policies in one solution - with one application, one payment, and one plan to manage - making it easier than ever to put the right protection in place.

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Appointment

KW native Evan Mitchell appointed Assistant Conductor of Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

Kitchener - The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony is pleased to announce the appointment of Waterloo Region native Evan Mitchell to the new position of Assistant Conductor beginning in August 2011. Recently finishing a three-year appointment as Assistant Conductor at the Vancouver Symphony, Mr. Mitchell studied percussion at Wilfrid Laurier University and conducting at the University of Toronto with KWS Music Director Laureate Raffi Armenian.

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Awards of Excellence

2011 Guelph Awards of Excellence Winners Announced

Guelph - The Guelph Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of the 2011 Guelph Awards of Excellence at the Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala event.

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Disaster Aid

Food drive for Slave Lake residents

Donations accepted at Co-operators offices in northern and central Alberta

GUELPH - Eighty Co-operators agents in central and northern Alberta are banding together to hold a food drive to help the residents of Slave Lake as they now begin to rebuild their lives after the devastating wildfires that destroyed one third of the town and displaced over 7,000 people.

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City Taxes

City of Cambridge Extends Property Tax Due Date

Citizens Receive an Extension Due to Mail Strike

Cambridge - Recognizing that many residents currently receive their property tax notices by mail, the City of Cambridge is extending the installment due date to Monday July 11th.

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Award

Auto Plant Celebrates J.D. Power and Associates PLATINUM Plant Quality Award in Cambridge, Canada

Lexus plant is first Toyota plant outside of Japan to receive Platinum Plant Quality Award

CAMBRIDGE - Canadian manufacturing was recognized when J.D. Power and Associates announced the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. Cambridge South, Ontario plant has earned the Platinum Plant Quality Award for the highest ranked global automotive manufacturing facility in a tie.

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Agriculture

Prof Using Bacteria to Improve Corn

Guelph - Inoculating corn seeds with “good” bacteria may help improve one of the world’s most important food crops, according to a University of Guelph professor. Manish Raizada, Department of Plant Agriculture, says adding useful microbes to corn might be cheaper and more sustainable than expensive chemicals to help plants use nutrients or fight diseases or pests.

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PSA

Free Family Fun – Stay And Play In Ontario

Ontario's Government Giving Kids Free Entry To 20 Ontario Attractions

Toronto - John Milloy, MPP Kitchener Centre, was at St. Anne Catholic School this morning to talk about Ontario’s 2011 Fun Pass and give them out to students. This summer, more than 1.5 million kids will get free admission to stay and play in Ontario with the 2011 Fun Pass.

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Energy Summit

AFN Hosts International Indigenous Summit on Energy and Mining

OTTAWA - Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, together with National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel, will kick off the first-ever international Indigenous energy and mining Summit in Niagara Falls, Sunday, June 26 - 29, 2011 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel Niagara Falls, Ontario

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Aquisition

Deloitte Announces Acquisition of AJM Petroleum Consultants

CALGARY - Deloitte is making waves in the energy and professional services sector by announcing its acquisition of AJM Petroleum Consultants. Operating as AJM Deloitte, the acquisition creates a first-to-market capability, combining Deloitte's financial advisory and business expertise with AJM's industry knowledge and technical know-how.

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Guest Column

The Business of Growing: The Top Nine Challenges of Growing an Entrepreneurial Business and How to Tackle Them
By Edward D. Hess

The hardest step entrepreneurs take is getting their start-up off the ground once and for all. The second hardest step is growing it into the best business it can be. What today’s entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs must remember, notes Professor Ed Hess, is that a lot can be learned from the successful entrepreneurs who came before them. He provides advice on how to navigate common growth challenges derived from the many successful businesses he’s studied.


 
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