Friday January 28, 2011
Bruce Feiler: The council of dads
||Diagnosed with cancer, Bruce Feiler worried first about his young family. So -- as he shares in this funny, rambling and ultimately thoughtful talk -- he asked his closest friends to become a "council of dads," bringing their own lifetimes of wisdom to advise his twin daughters as they grow.
DALSA Reports Fourth Quarter 2010 Financial Results
Waterloo - DALSA Corporation, an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors, reported revenue from continuing operations of $54.7 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2010, and net income from continuing operations of $5.3 million or $0.29 per share, diluted. For the full year 2010, the Company achieved revenue of $212.3 million and net income from continuing operations of $19.2 million or $1.04 per share, diluted.
Kitchener’s new stormwater management user-fee program dedicates more funding to important environmental efforts
KITCHENER The City of Kitchener transferred stormwater management funding from property taxes to a user-fee program - a decision that allows the city to dedicate dollars specifically to stormwater management, a service that has been consistently underfunded through the tax base.
City of Kitchener community services programs now hiring summer students
KITCHENER Students looking for fun and rewarding summer employment have more than 150 summer employment positions available to them within in the City of Kitchener's community services department.
Arts and Culture
Measha joins KWS for Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins
KITCHENER Canada’s superstar soprano Measha Brueggergosman is joined by cabaret notable Isengart, Music Director Edwin Outwater and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony for performances of the cabaret-inspired Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill on February 24th at the River Run Centre in Guelph and February 25th and 26th in Kitchener at Centre In The Square. The programme is rounded out with two works by Beethoven.
Grand River Conservation Authority
Cambridge - Money available to landowners to protect drinking water sources More than $800,000 will be available to help landowners protect municipal drinking water sources in four watersheds, including the Grand River, under the Ontario Drinking Water Stewardship Program.
Cambridge Budget Task Force Concludes
Cambridge - Two days of public budget talks have concluded with final tax increases recommended at 3.55 per cent for Cambridge. This would represent $35.71 per household with a market value of $225,000.
A First For Cambridge Farmers’ Market
Outdoor “Kidz Zone” with Cambridge Winter Hawks Hockey Club
Cambridge - The February 5th line up at the Cambridge Farmers’ Market will offer an event that has never been part of the mix before. “Snow and Grow Family Day” will happen from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm featuring a free Outdoor Kidz Zone run by our very own Winter Hawks.
Thousands to Demand U.S. Steel and Harper Government Respect Canadian Pensioners
HAMILTON - Labour, community and political leaders will join thousands of demonstrators in Hamilton on Saturday to protest corporate attacks on Canadian workers and pensioners. Saturday's rally, dubbed The People vs. U.S. Steel, begins at 1 p.m. at Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main St. W.
Safer Streets For Ontario Families
McGuinty Government Boosts Support For Successful Anti-Violence Strategy
Toronto - Ontario police services are getting more resources to prevent gun and gang violence in their communities and make local neighbourhoods a safer place to live, work and play.
CAW Leadership Unanimously Endorse Tentative Agreement at CN
TORONTO - More than 100 top leadership from CAW Local 100 and CAW Council 4000 at CN unanimously endorsed the tentative agreement reached between the union and the rail company.
Executive CAs uncertain about year ahead, but majority remains optimistic about their company: CICA/RBC Business Monitor
TORONTO - Less than half (41 per cent) of executive CAs surveyed are optimistic about the Canadian economy over the next 12 months, according to the latest CICA/RBC Business Monitor (Q4 2010).
Digital Media and Cleantech Emerge as Bright Spots in OCRI's 2010 Knowledge-Based Industry Survey
OTTAWA - OCRI's annual Knowledge-based Industry Survey shows that as of December 31, 2010, the number of companies in Ottawa's knowledge-based sectors has increased by 4.7 per cent while the number of employees has decreased by 4.4 per cent.
Payroll employment, earnings and hours
Statscan - Between November 2009 and November 2010, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 4.4% to $865.17.