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Tuesday February 1, 2011

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Reviving New York's rivers -- with oysters!

Architect Kate Orff sees the oyster as an agent of urban change. Bundled into beds and sunk into city rivers, oysters slurp up pollution and make legendarily dirty waters clean -- thus driving even more innovation in "oyster-tecture." Orff shares her vision for an urban landscape that links nature and humanity for mutual benefit.


Subject: WICI Presents: HOW DOES TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION HAPPEN? A conversation with W. Brian Arthur on “The Nature of Technology”

WATERLOO - Please join us on Thursday February 11th from 4-6 pm for a conversation with W. Brian Arthur on the evolution of technology.

Health Care

St. Mary’s General Hospital ER Seeing More Patients Sooner

Canada's Government Helping Reduce ER Wait Times

Kitchener - Ontario is improving patient care at St. Mary’s General hospital by helping lower emergency room wait times. Through the Pay-for-Results program, the province is ensuring that more patients are admitted or discharged within the provincial wait time targets and helping hospitals reduce the total time patients spend in the ER.

Health Funding

Cambridge Memorial Hospital Receives Performance Funding for ED

KITCHENER – Cambridge Memorial Hospital is receiving performance funding through the province’s Emergency Department Pay for Results initiative. The hospital will receive $121,900 for exceeding targets as part of the P4R initiative during the second quarter of the fiscal year, July 2010 - September 2010. More than 46,000 people visited CMH’s ED during the last fiscal year.


Good Deeds Bring Great Rewards!

Kitchener - When you purchase a Pets are 'Fur'ever Cash Lottery ticket from the Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society, you may dream of winning the $10,000 grand prize or you may take pride in the fact that you are helping the orphaned animals in our community, or both. Good deeds like this do not go unappreciated by the KWHS.

Animal Health

AdFarm and Pfizer working together on Canadian swine business

Guelph – AdFarm announces a new working relationship with Pfizer Animal Health Canada to provide marketing communications support for the company’s Canadian swine business unit.

Arts and Culture

Guelph Youth Singers’ Community Out-reach Program Presents:

“When Children Sing – a Choral Event”

Guelph - Guelph Youth Singers have invited two school choirs: Mitchell Woods and Laurine Avenue Public Schools, and The Guelph Youth Music Centre’s Kids Chorus to, “When Children Sing – a Choral Event” to be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, at New Life Christian Reformed Church.  The event will comprise daytime rehearsals with the two participating school choirs and Kids Chorus and an evening concert by the choirs along with the choirs of Guelph Youth Singers. 

Clean Technology

Ontario Clean Technology Alliance attends EUEC 2011 to advance aggressive policy goals through increased trade on energy efficiency technologies

New Ontario $50 million Smart Grid initiative will launch in 2011 to enable research, capital and demonstration projects

Guelph – Executives from the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance are attending 2011’s Energy, Utility & Environment Conference in Phoenix, AZ this week to invite environmental technology companies from around the world to participate in the Province of Ontario’s clean technology revolution. The Canadian province offers North America’s most advanced green energy policies, targeted incentives and a generous Feed-in Tariff Program to expansion-minded clean technology companies.


Centract's TrendPoint API To Power Mobile Apps

API gives users immediate insight on neighbourhood residential real estate information

TORONTO - Centract Settlement Services announced that its TrendPoint application programming interface is now powering smartphones, including Blackberry and iPhone.

Real Estate Award Top Performers Honored in Dominican Republic

Guelph - takes home top honors as "Franchise of the Year"., Canada's largest private sale marketing company, wrapped up its annual four-day franchise conference at the Melia Caribe Tropical Resort in the beautiful Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, by handing out its coveted Revvy Awards to the system's top performers.

Research Awards

Carleton Professor Edgar Matida Receives Research Achievement Award for Work on Improved Puffers

Ottawa – Lots of people rely on aerosol drug sprays to treat their asthma and bronchitis. But the products have performance issues. “Anyone who relies on medical inhalers to help them breathe when they are gasping for breath knows how crucial they are,” says Carleton Engineering Professor Edgar Matida. “They can save lives. We think there is even greater potential for these inhalers to help people coping with lung and non-lung diseases as, right now, a lot of the medication isn’t reaching the lungs.”

Arts and Culture

Health Arts Society and the City of Toronto launch ArtsWay concerts

Toronto - Health Arts Society of Ontario and the City of Toronto launched the ArtsWay series of concerts at City of Toronto long-term care home Castleview Wychwood Towers (351 Christie St.). Cast members of Canadian Opera Company's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute generously performed a 45-minute concert of excerpts from the opera for the benefit of the home's residents, featuring vocalists Simone Osborne and Frederic Antoun with COC Music Director Johannes Debus at the piano.


Replacement workers: the Quebec Employers Council rejects the straight jacket being sought by the unions

MONTREAL - The imbalance in favour of the unions created by the anti-scab law has gone on for close to 35 years, and it would be inopportune for the government to further aggravate the matter by making the legislation even more restrictive than it already is. This is the crux of the declaration the Quebec Employers Council will be making in the National Assembly this afternoon as part of a consultation being held by the Commission de l'économie et du travail in conjunction with the labour dispute at the newspaper, Le Journal de Montréal.


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