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Wednesday November 2, 2011

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Ted Talks

Hasan Elahi: FBI, here I am!

After he ended up on a watch list by accident, Hasan Elahi was advised by his local FBI agents to let them know when he was traveling. He did that and more much more.

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Entrepreneurs

Waterloo Region's Eighth Annual Entrepreneur Week Boasts Roster of The Brightest in Business

Waterloo Region - North America's largest innovation festival Entrepreneur Week will be staged November 7-11 in Waterloo Region, home to 800 tech companies employing 30,000 people and a hub for the entrepreneurial spirit.

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Innovation

Innovation and Opportunity in Canada Jumpstarts on Canada 3.0 National Tour

Waterloo Region - Atlantic Canada is the site of the first stop in a Canadian Digital Media Network national tour that will elicit input from digital media influencers from coast-to-coast and seed ideas to spark innovation and future employment for Canadians.

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Opening

Official Grand Opening!

Kitchener - After three years of construction, The Heffner Collision Centre celebrates the grand opening of its new facility. The new high tech. facility offers 24,212 square feet of space and is one of the largest and most sophisticated collision centres in the region. There is also a finished basement with over 20,000 square feet of space for off-season tire storage for our guests.

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Community

Installment Made on $250,000 gift to Family Centre

Kitchener- Cowan Insurance Group and The Cowan Foundation has pledged $250 000 to the Family Centre capital campaign to cover the cost of a full size gymnasium for children, youth, and families of Waterloo Region.

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New Development

New Development Breaks Ground on $30 Million Investment

Cambridge Mayor and Councillor Ermeta Participate in Official Ceremonies

Cambridge - An upscale $30 Million development that caters to the ‘Un Retirement’ crowd broke ground in Cambridge. The ‘Dunfield Cambridge’ will offer a new kind of independent and assistive living retirement residence at Saginaw Parkway and Light Drive in the City.

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Appointment

Prominent Hamilton Area Lawyer is appointed to the Tax Court of Canada

HAMILTON - Prominent Hamilton area lawyer and active Hamilton community volunteer, Randall Bocock, has been appointed to the Tax Court of Canada as one of the 22 judges across the country to serve on that Court.

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Awards

2011 Awards of Excellence Recipient

TORONTO -The 2011 Ontario Museum Association Annual Conference takes place in Kitchener-Waterloo November 2-4. On Thursday, November 3, 2011 the OMA will recognize excellence in museum work in Ontario as it presents the 2011 Awards of Excellence at the Waterloo Region Museum.

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Study

Canadian Employers Missing the Potential for Innovation and Growth from Immigrants

TORONTO - According to a new white paper by Deloitte, Welcome to Canada. Now what? Unlocking the potential of immigrants for business growth and innovation, many Canadian employers are finding it easy to put diversity and inclusiveness into a mission statement, but difficult to put them into practice.

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Pensions

Maximum Pensionable Earnings for 2012

OTTAWA - The Canada Revenue Agency announced that the maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for 2012 will be $50,100-up from $48,300 in 2011. The new ceiling was calculated according to a CPP legislated formula that takes into account the growth in average weekly wages and salaries in Canada.

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Technology

National Skilled Trades and Technology Week

Annual event draws attention to the impending shortage of skilled trade and technology workers and the growing career opportunities available to youth

OTTAWA - Skills/Compétences Canada hosted the official launch of National Skilled Trades and Technology Week 2011 at a joint event held at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology. This marked the kick off of activities taking place from October 31 to November 6, 2011 across Canada.

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Medical Technology

Work begins on world-class isotopes research tunnel

VANCOUVER – The first of 300 B.C. workers began building a tunnel and lab that will be used to demonstrate new ways to solve medical isotope shortages, keep B.C. and Canada leading in particle and nuclear physics, and create 160 permanent jobs.


 
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