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Ted Talks

Guy-Philippe Goldstein: How cyberattacks threaten real-world peace

Nations wage attacks with cyber weapons, silent strikes on another country's computer systems that leave behind no trace. Guy-Philippe Goldstein shows how cyberattacks can leap between the digital and physical worlds to prompt armed conflict and how to avert this global security hazard.

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Awards

City recognizes local properties for urban design and heritage conservation

KITCHENER – The city shone the spotlight on creativity and culture recently by honouring the unique efforts of local residents, property owners and professionals during the 2011 Mike Wagner Heritage Awards and Urban Design Awards ceremony.

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CPI

Consumer Price Index

Statscan - Consumer prices rose 3.2% in the 12 months to September, led by higher prices for gasoline and food. This follows a 3.1% increase posted in August.

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Centennial

Turning the Page: Laurier launches centennial history book and refreshed visual identity

WATERLOO — As Wilfrid Laurier University celebrates its 100th anniversary it is looking back over the years with a new book that traces the institution’s history since 1911, and looking forward with a refreshed visual identity that will visually mark the start of Laurier’s next century.

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Investing

International events having a noticeable impact on Canadians' investment choices

WATERLOO - According to the most recent results of the Manulife Financial Investor Sentiment Index, a wide variety of international business, political and natural events have had a measurably negative impact on Canadians' confidence in their investment options during the third quarter of 2011.

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Entrepreneurs

Kevin O’Leary to give talk on new book at University of Waterloo bookstore event

WATERLOO - Kevin O'Leary, a celebrity on CBC's Dragons' Den, will share key secrets on entrepreneurship when talking about his new book at an event hosted by the University of Waterloo bookstore on Monday, Oct. 24.

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PSA

Sunnyside’s unique Wellness Expo to educate and support older adults

KITCHENER – On October 22, 2011, 25 health care providers and specialists will come together at the Sunnyside Campus to educate and support older adults in heart health, osteoporosis, day programs, pharmaceuticals, elder abuse, Alzheimer disease, home safety, smoking cessation, influenza, eye health and much more.

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Revenue

$593,676 Distributed To Centre Wellington

SAULT STE. MARIE - The Township of Centre Wellington received $593,676 for hosting OLG Slots at Grand River Raceway. The payment was for the host municipality’s second-quarter share of slots revenue (July to September 2011).

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Appointment

Ontario’s Kealy Dedman Named to National Board of CPWA

Cambridge – Kealy Dedman, P.Eng., Director of Engineering for the City of Cambridge, was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Public Works Association.

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Employers

The Co-operators Ranked Among 50 Best Employers in Canada

GUELPH - The Co-operators has been recognized for the ninth consecutive year among Canada's best employers in the October 31 edition of Maclean's magazine, on newsstands today. International human resources firm Aon Hewitt compiles the list of the 50 Best Employers in Canada annually, using results of confidential employee surveys from workplaces across the country.

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Cabinet

Strong, Experienced Cabinet To Focus On Jobs And Economy

Toronto - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty introduced a strong, experienced cabinet that will guide Ontario through an uncertain global economy by focusing on job creation and economic growth.

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Employers

Fifty Organizations Named to Aon Hewitt’s Annual Best Employers in Canada List

Employee Engagement Scores Identify Organizations Most and Least Likely to Face Attraction and Retention Challenges

TORONTO – Results from the annual Best Employers in Canada study, conducted by Aon Hewitt, the global human resources consulting and outsourcing solutions business of Aon Corporation, identify those organizations with the highest employee engagement.

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Salary

2012 Salary Guides Released

Research Reveals Starting Salary Projections, Positions in Demand

TORONTO - The newly released 2012 Salary Guides from Robert Half International show Canadian starting salaries will increase an average of 3.2 per cent next year. Technology positions are projected to see the largest gains among all fields researched, with an anticipated 4.4 per cent increase in base compensation. Accounting and finance professionals can expect starting salaries to rise an average of 2.5 per cent, according to the research.

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Small Business

Canada's Largest Payment Processer to Partner With the Nation's Only Trade Show for the Digital Industry.

TORONTO - Dx3 Canada has a new partnership with Moneris Solutions which will see the introduction of the Moneris Small Business Zone at Dx3 Canada, January 25-26, 2012 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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Taxes

Canada's Taxpayers' Ombudsman Releases Third Annual Report

OTTAWA - Canada's Taxpayers' Ombudsman, Mr. J. Paul Dube released his 2010-2011 Annual Report, which was tabled in Parliament on October 19, by the Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Gail Shea.

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Partnership

UOIT and Resolution Research sign MOU

Oshawa - The University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Resolution Research & Marketing, Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding, giving researchers access to a smarter, competitive tool for data collection and analysis through connection-driven intelligence.


 
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