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Monday October 10, 2011

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Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic

Less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled -- compared to almost 90% of metals -- because of the massively complicated problem of finding and sorting the different kinds. Frustrated by this waste, Mike Biddle has developed a cheap and incredibly energy efficient plant that recycles any kind of plastic.


Partnership will allow for seamless integration of Cengage Learning

Kitchener-Waterloo - Desire2Learn Incorporated, a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, joined in a strategic partnership with Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, to improve interoperability of Cengage Learning's digital content and solutions within the Desire2Learn platform.


Laurier Professor Barry Kay to lecture on outcome of provincial election at KPL

WATERLOO – Laurier Professor of Political Science Barry Kay will speak about the outcome of the provincial election Wednesday, Oct. 12, for a Kitchener Public Library speaker series.


Region will proceed with next steps for River Road extension

Waterloo - Following an evaluation of transportation alternatives and public input, Council agreed that a four lane extension of River Road between King Street and Manitou Drive, with an interchange at Highway 8, should address traffic demands in south Kitchener.



Waterloo - On Monday, October 10, 2011, Kings Buffet Kitchener will host a 99 cent all day buffet in support of United Way KW. Eight other Kings Buffet restaurants throughout South Western Ontario will join forces to raise funds for their local United Way. Proceeds will contribute to United Way’s Fall Workplace Campaign.


Flash Mob Food Drive Kickoff

Waterloo - They broke into spontaneous dance Monday in a Waterloo grocery store to kick off the annual Thanksgiving food drive. Food bank Dancers perform a flash mob at the Sobeys on Bridgeport Avenue in Waterloo to mark the Food Bank's fall food drive kickoff, Monday.


CCH Canadian Awarded Multi-Year Contract by Canada Revenue Agency

TORONTO - CCH Canadian Limited is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the Canada Revenue Agency for provision of its comprehensive tax library collection.


Faulty analysis fuels subsidy myths

New study challenges previous research, offers alternative methods for measuring incentives

CALGARY - In a paper released by The School of Public Policy, Professors Jack Mintz and Ken McKenzie propose a more accurate method for measuring fossil fuel subsidies in Canada, which shows no net incentive to Alberta or Saskatchewan's energy sector.


Carleton Professor Awarded Jean Monnet Chair

Ottawa – Joan DeBardeleben, professor of European and Russian studies and of political science, has been successful in her application for a prestigious Jean Monnet Chair in EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Relations. The Chair is supported by the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme and is awarded on the basis of an international competitive process. This is Carleton’s first Jean Monnet Chair.

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