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Monday February 14, 2011

Ted Talks

A whistleblower you haven't heard

At TEDxRotterdam, world champion whistler Geert Chatrou performs the whimsical "Eleonora" by A. Honhoff, and his own "Fête de la Belle." In a fascinating interlude, he talks about what brought him to the craft.



Dragons’ Den takes to the road to find Canada’s next great deal

Waterloo - On February 12, DRAGONS’ DEN takes to the road for the Season Six audition tour, stopping in a whopping 36 cities. Entrepreneurs from across the country are getting yet another chance to enter the DRAGONS’ DEN in a bid to score some high-powered financial backing for their business ventures.


Henderson Jersey Tour relives pivotal hockey moment

KITCHENER – The moment is imprinted on the Canadian psyche even still, nearly 40 years after it happened. A jubilant Paul Henderson raises his arms in the air, embraced by Yvan Cournoyer, as a disappointed Russian hockey player skates off.


Cupid’s arrow hits the orphaned animals at KWHS!

Kitchener - The orphaned animals at the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society are feeling cupid’s arrow in their hearts. The KWHS is sincerely thankful to all the residents of Waterloo Region who supported our Pets are ‘Fur’ever Cash Lottery. Launched in September the Pets are ‘Fur’ever Cash Lottery raised over $19,000 in net proceeds to assist the KWHS in providing quality veterinary care to the orphaned animals in our community! This is an outstanding result compared to the $13,000 net proceeds raised a year ago!


Winter Waste Collection

Waterloo – Waste piled on top of snow banks is an added challenge for the collection crews in the winter months. Green bins, blue boxes and garbage needs to be visible and accessible for the collectors.

Air Cargo

Panalpina Selects Descartes for Cargo 2000 Compliance

Descartes Solution Designed for Compliance With Cargo 2000 Business Process and Automation Standards

WATERLOO - Descartes Systems Group announced that Panalpina Group has expanded its relationship with Descartes by selecting Descartes' Cargo 2000 solution to help it comply with business process and automation standards established by the International Air Transport Association. Panalpina Group recently joined the Cargo 2000 initiative as part of its commitment to constant improvement.

Medical Technology

Funds Will Help Bring Made-in-Canada Bioactive Paper to Market

HAMILTON - A research network developing Canadian-invented bioactive paper that can detect and ward off life-threatening bacteria and viruses such as E-coli and SARS has received $7.5 million from the federal government to help bring its products to market.

Arts and Culture

Jamaican icon's archives to be given to McMaster

Hamilton - The archives of one of Jamaica's most important cultural icons was given to McMaster on Sunday. Approximately 40 boxes of materials belonging to poet, folklorist and entertainer Louise Bennett Coverley - better known as "Miss Lou" - was turned over to McMaster at an event held at the Ron Joyce Centre.

Research and Innovation

More students in southwest Ontario connect to the global grid of research networks

WALLACEBURG – Students in southwest Ontario are the latest to join the over 1 million Ontario K-12 students connected to the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network and the global grid of advanced research and education networks, as the St. Clair Catholic District School Board connects to ORION.


Ingenious Awards Will Showcase Excellence In the Use of Technology

OTTAWA - A new awards program created by ITAC, the Information Technology Association of Canada, will showcase excellence in the use of information and communications technology by organizations of all sizes in all sectors of the Canadian economy. The Ingenious Awards Program will seek out enterprises demonstrating clearly measurable evidence of productivity improvement, efficiency gains, revenue growth, overall business transformation or other major business outcomes through the use of technology.


Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on new flagship retail facility in downtown Vancouver

TORONTO - Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, was joined today by company executives to officially break ground and begin construction of a new Mercedes-Benz dealership on Terminal Avenue. This brand new flagship facility will further augment Mercedes-Benz Canada's prominent corporate identity in downtown Vancouver.


Childhood physical abuse linked to peptic ulcers

TORONTO – Victims of childhood physical abuse are more than twice as likely to develop ulcers than people who were not abused as children, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto.

Labour Protests

Canada Joins Global Protests for Workers' Rights in Mexico

TORONTO - The fifth anniversary of the "industrial homicide" of 65 Mexican workers provides the backdrop for demonstrations in major Canadian cities against Mexico's violent repression of labour and human rights. Events in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver this week are part of a 30-country campaign coordinated by international labour organizations.


Why and How to Make an International Crime of Medicine Counterfeiting

OTTAWA — A breakthrough article which proposes a new international crime of medicine counterfeiting and provides an outline of an internationally enforceable new treaty backed by countries and the World Health Organization has been published by Professor Amir Attaran of the faculties of Law and Medicine, and Canada Research Chair in Law, Population Health and Global Development Policy at the University of Ottawa.


Don’t Google your Health Questions. Cochrane them!

Vancouver to host National Cochrane Health Symposium

Ottawa - “It’s a no-brainer,” says Alan Cassels, pharmaceutical policy and Canadian medical reporting researcher. “If the Canadian health system wants its consumers to be informed, they must have access to the best information; and that includes The Cochrane Library.”


New motor vehicle sales

Statscan - After two months of relatively stable sales, the number of new motor vehicles sold in December declined 4.8% to 128,210 units. Sales of both passenger cars and trucks decreased, with weaker truck sales accounting for most of the overall decline.


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