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Friday December 16, 2011

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Ted Talks

Homaro Cantu + Ben Roche: Cooking as alchemy

Ben Roche is the pastry chef at Moto, in Chicago, and was the co-host, with Homaro Cantu, of the TV show "Future Food."

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Appointment

Mark Barrenechea Appointed President and CEO of OpenText Effective January 2, 2012

John Shackleton to Retire After 13 Years of Executive Leadership

WATERLOO - Open Text (TM) Corporation announced that Mark Barrenechea has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Open Text Corporation as of January 2, 2012 . Current President and Chief Executive Officer John Shackleton will retire from his executive role and from the OpenText board of directors as of January 2, 2012 .

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Cost of Living

Sun Life and Reformulary Group announce strategic alliance to help lower drug costs for employers

TORONTO - Sun Life Financial has signed a strategic alliance with Reformulary Group Incorporated to develop a ground-breaking new drug plan for employers.

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Philanthropy

The Co-operators Provides $75,000 to Fund Student Sustainability Projects

GUELPH - Students across Canada are showing their campuses and their communities that change begins on the local level when it comes to sustainability. Eighteen student leaders participating in IMPACT!

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Legacy Giving

Over $1 million in donations received by local Foundation in 30 days.

Kitchener – The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) is proud to announce that it has received over $1 million in donations over the last month. The most significant of those donations, approximating $825,000, was received from the Vermont Community Foundation on behalf of The Landmann Family Fund and Kathleen and Gerald Bissett.

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MEDIA

What can traditional media companies learn from start-ups?

Startford - The print media industry is going through a huge transformation. Digital media technologies have enabled readers to access information instantaneously. And the growing popularity of social media is turning online users into news content contributors and curators.

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Study

Half of students and young professionals consider the Internet to be 'close' in importance to water, food and shelter in their lives

Stratford - In September of this year, Cisco released the results of a global study of 1,441 college students, and 1,412 Young Professionals (between the ages of 18 - 29) entitled "The Cisco Connected World Technology Report."

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Digital Media

CDMN partner start-ups will compete to be Canada’s next tech superstar at DX3

Stratford - On January 25-26, 2012, a group of selected CDMN partner start-ups will head to the DX3 Canada tradeshow at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre to showcase their businesses and gain media and market exposure at the “Intertainment Media Incubation Zone” (IMIZ).

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Holiday Activities

Family Fun Week at the Waterloo Region Museum first week in January

WATERLOO REGION – Family Fun Week at the Waterloo Region Museum takes place the first week in January from Monday, Jan. 2 to Saturday, Jan. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Expansion

Coffee Company Opens First Neighbourhood Location in the U.S.

TORONTO - Timothy’s World Coffee is expanding south of the border and is celebrating the grand opening of its first neighbourhood café in Boston, Massachusetts this weekend.

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Health Care

C. difficile outbreak at GRH’s Freeport Site officially over

Waterloo Region - Grand River Hospital in conjunction with Waterloo Region Public Health has declared the outbreak of C. difficile in one unit at the Freeport Site over.

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Social Media

Carleton Economics Professor Blogs Her Way to an EPPY Award

Ottawa – A Carleton economics professor, along with her colleagues, was recently honoured with an EPPY Award for her work on a groundbreaking business and economics blog. Frances Woolley blogs for the Globe and Mail’s Economy Lab , which is part of the Globe’s Report on Business. The site took the award for Best Business Blog (with one million unique monthly visitors and over).

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Study Healthy Living

Young adults drop exercise with move to college or university

Hamilton – Regular exercise tends to steeply decline among youth as they move to university or college, according to a study by researchers at McMaster University.

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Exporting

What would new pipelines for Alberta crude mean for Canada?

New paper quantifies massive benefits to GDP, job growth and government revenue of creating more pipeline capacity for Canadian oil

CALGARY - The current Keystone XL pipeline stalemate has been an impetus for discussion of what Canada could gain from oil market diversification. Yet the complete economic benefits of additional pipelines for Alberta crude have not been accurately measured to date.

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Environment

Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act celebrates ten year milestone but tough road still ahead

KING CITY - The Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act (the Act), passed December 14, 2001, was enacted to control the aggressive urban sprawl of the mid-to-late eighties that threatened the fragile hydrogeology, geomorphology and ecology of the Oak Ridges Moraine - a source of drinking water for millions of people.

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Digital Media Invitation

CDMN Canada 3.0 Digital Media Forum on April 24 to 25, 2012

Stratford - CDMN Canada 3.0 Digital Media Forum on April 24 to 25, 2012 in Stratford, Ontario. Be part of the conversation about Canada’s digital future, and meet with academics, entrepreneurs, government and industry representatives.

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Christmas Activity

Celebrate the holidays with free skating

KITCHENER – The city’s arenas and local Tim Hortons restaurant owners are celebrating the magic of the holiday season with free holiday skating. Over the holiday season, local Tim Hortons are hosting free skate times at arenas in Kitchener and Waterloo.

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Media

Citytv Flattered by CTV's Ratings Comparison

TORONTO - In response to CTV's 'Fall Ratings Report Card' earlier today, Scott Moore , President of Broadcasting for Rogers Media, had this to say:

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Train Transportation

John Milloy Invites Community to Experience the GO Train for Free

Kitchener - John Milloy, MPP for Kitchener Centre, will be joined Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. by Bruce McCuaig, CEO of Metrolinx and Gary McNeil, President of GO Transit, to welcome community members to ride the GO Train for free between Kitchener and Guelph. Citizens are to meet at Kitchener Rail Station (corner of Victoria and Weber) 126 Weber St. West.

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Vacation Planninig

10 Refreshing Swim-up Bars


 
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