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Monday June 27, 2011

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Ted Talks

Honor Harger: A history of the universe in sound

Artist-technologist Honor Harger listens to the weird and wonderful noises of stars and planets and pulsars. In her work, she tracks the radio waves emitted by ancient celestial objects and turns them into sound, including "the oldest song you will ever hear," the sound of cosmic rays from the Big Bang.

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PSA

Canada Post to Resume Operations Monday June 27

Canadians can expect to start receiving mail on Tuesday

OTTAWA - Canada Post has initiated the process to resume operations following the passage of Bill C-6, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of postal services.

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TedxUW Speakers

TEDxUW – Catalysts For Tomorrow

Waterloo – On November 12, 2011, the University of Waterloo will host TEDxUW, the first-ever independently organized, TED-like experience to showcase the powerful contributions of this university. TEDxUW will bring students, faculty and alumni together for an inspirational full-day opportunity to experience the power of great ideas, connect with passionate social entrepreneurs, interact with inspirational speakers and participate in workshops designed to help bring their ideas to life.

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Planning

Laurier welcomes the Ontario government’s 10-year infrastructure plan

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University welcomed Ontario’s new 10-year infrastructure plan, which commits to continued investment in university infrastructure.

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PSA

Ontario Works recipients must pick up cheques because of the uncertainty of timely mail delivery

Waterloo Region – Ontario Works recipients must pick up their cheques because of the uncertainty of timely mail delivery. Ontario Works recipients who normally receive a cheque in the mail must pick up their July cheque.

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Award

GoldCare Congratulates Children’s Treatment Network of Simcoe York on their ITAC Ingenious Award Win for Innovative Use of Information Technology

Waterloo – GoldCare, the market leader in healthcare management software, is proud to congratulate their client, Children’s Treatment Network of Simcoe York, on receiving the inaugural 2011 Ingenious Award.

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Centennial Anniversary Trivia

One hundred things you may not know about Wilfrid Laurier University

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, so for the 100th news release of the year we have compiled a list of 100 things you may not know about Laurier and its centennial.

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Year-long Celebration

UNION GAS SUPPORTS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN WATERLOO REGION

Celebrates Centennial with $10,000 gift to rare Charitable Research Reserve

WATERLOO - Union Gas is celebrating 100 years of providing safe, reliable and affordable service to customers and communities across Ontario. To mark its Centennial, the company is awarding a $10,000 grant to rare Charitable Research Reserve's Chain of Learning program, which provides experiential environmental education to schools, community organizations and families in the Waterloo Region and beyond.

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Appointment

Laurier President and Vice-Chancellor Max Blouw appointed for second term

WATERLOO – The Board of Governors of Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Dr. Max Blouw to a second five-year term as president and vice-chancellor of the university. His current term began Sept. 1, 2007 and runs until Aug. 31, 2012; his second term will run from Sept. 1, 2012 to Aug. 31, 2017.

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Retirement

Dave MacDonald Departs CTV News After 42 Years

MacDonald’s replacement to be announced June 27

Kitchener – After 42 years of forecasting sunshine, snow and showers, veteran CTV Southwestern Ontario weather forcaster Dave MacDonald is leaving CTV News. MacDonald announced his intention to step down on the six o’clock news. His last day at the station will be Thursday, June 30th.

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Licenses

New study finds patchwork of licence requirements for older drivers

Challenges loom as first of the baby boomers turn 65 this year

WATERLOO - A national study shows that licensing polices for older drivers, which until now have not been fully documented, vary widely in Canada. Requirements for licence renewal, reporting practices, appeals processes and options for restricted licences largely depend on where someone lives, according to the researchers, Anita Myers from the University of Waterloo, Brenda Vrkljan from McMaster University and Shawn Marshall from the University of Ottawa.

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Aid Concert

The Co-operators commits $50,000 to Slave Lake Concert of Hope - Raising funds, lifting spirits

GUELPH - The Co-operators has committed $50,000 as the title sponsor of the Concert for Hope, to help raise funds for the residents of Slave Lake. Work is ongoing to rebuild the city after devastating wildfires destroyed more than one third of the town. The Concert for Hope will take place from June 30 to July 2 at Wide Water Complex, just west of the Town of Slave Lake.

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Centennial Anniversary

CAmagazine celebrates 100 years

TORONTO - The award-winning flagship publication of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants is marking its centennial. Spanning a century of informed reporting, CAmagazine has more than kept pace with business changes in areas such as taxation, demographics, computerization and globalization.

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Construction Jobs

Carleton Students to Benefit from Multimillion MacOdrum Library Project

Ottawa – The MacOdrum Library at Carleton University is about to get a major facelift that will benefit the entire community. The Ontario government will contribute $16 million and Carleton is investing $5 million in the project, which will be shovel-ready by August 2011.

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Teams

Insurance brokerage firm teams up with Canadian Paralympic Committee

Risk-management insurance supplier to offer national sport organizations risk-management tools for event hosting

OTTAWA - A new four-year partnership between the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada has begun, with national sport organizations benefiting immediately from risk-management tools created for hosting sport competitions.

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Entrepreneurs

Carleton Students to Launch New Innovative Summer Companies

Ottawa – Carleton students are once again showing their innovative prowess. James Lee, Justine Skourtis and recent grad Christine Steinbock have been selected as participants in the 2011 Summer Company Program, a provincewide program that helps students launch and manage successful businesses.

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Recognition as Leader

OpenText Metastorm Named a Leader in 2011 IDC MarketScape: Business Process Platforms Report

BALTIMORE - OpenText's Metastorm business, a leading provider of business process management, business process analysis, and enterprise architecture software for business transformation, announced that it has been recognized as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Business Process Platforms Report.

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Fuel Survey

The Fraser Institute: Saskatchewan Trumps Manitoba as Top Canadian Province for Oil and Gas Investment, Alberta Improves Score in Global Petroleum Survey

CALGARY - Saskatchewan has overtaken Manitoba as the No. 1 place in Canada for oil and gas investment, based on the opinions of petroleum executives and managers in the annual Global Petroleum Survey, released by the Fraser Institute, Canada's leading public policy think-tank.


 
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