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Tuesday April 17, 2012

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Ted Talks

Atul Gawande: How do we heal medicine?

Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people.


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Education

Discovery Day inspires local youth to consider career in health sciences

Waterloo - Today more than 250 high school students fromWaterloo Region and surrounding area will spend their day sampling career options at the TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences taking place at the University of Waterloo. This interactive event, organized by The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, is being hosted by the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and Faculty of Science.

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Manufacturing

Monthly Survey of Manufacturing for February 2012

Statscan - Manufacturing sales edged down 0.3% to $49.1 billion in February, following a 1.3% decrease in January. Lower sales were recorded for the motor vehicle assembly, food, and motor vehicle parts industries. These declines were mostly offset by increases in the aerospace product and parts, non-metallic mineral products, and petroleum and coal products industries.

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Settlement

Hollinger Inc. - Settlement of Claims Against the Estate of R. Donald Fullerton and CIBC

TORONTO - The Litigation Trustee of Hollinger Inc. announced yesterday that he has entered into a settlement agreement with the estate of R. Donald Fullerton, a former director of Hollinger (the "Fullerton Estate") and with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ("CIBC"), a former lender of Hollinger, to resolve all claims against them advanced by the Litigation Trustee on behalf of Hollinger.

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Spending Indicator

New motor vehicle sales, February 2012

Statscan - The number of new motor vehicles sold in February declined 6.7% to 141,589 units, partially offsetting January's gain. Lower sales in Ontario and Quebec accounted for over three-quarters of the national decrease.

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Culture and Politics

Laurier professor treats Waterloo city councillors to poetry

WATERLOO – Laurier’s Tanis MacDonald, associate professor in the Department of English and Film Studies, was chosen to read her poem “Grand River Day Trip with Pauline Johnson, 1889” during a Waterloo City Council meeting April 23.

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Appointment

Rockway Grad and Teacher To Assume Principal Role

KITCHENER – The Board of Directors at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is pleased to announce that Ann L. Schultz will assume the role of Principal commencing January 2013. Schultz will replace outgoing Principal Betsy Petker who will be retiring this June.

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Co-op Housing

Ontario Government Taking Strong Action to Streamline Dispute Resolution Process

Queenspark - Resolving disputes between residents and providers of co-op housing in Ontario would be easier as a result of legislation introduced by the province yesterday.

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Energy

Solar Leaders Canadian Solar and SkyPower Enter Into Purchase and Joint Venture Agreement

Transaction Further Expands Canadian Solar's Solar Project Pipeline in Canada and Positions Both Companies for International Growth

GUELPH/TORONTO - Canadian Solar Inc. and SkyPower Limited have entered into a landmark purchase and international joint venture agreement, which creates a powerful team comprising of one of the world's largest solar companies and Canada's largest owner and developer of solar projects to build and deploy solar energy solutions in Ontario, and to jointly develop solar projects internationally in select emerging markets.

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Trade Show

The Access Show Returns to the Kitchener Auditorium this year!

Kitchener — Mark your calendars on September 21st and 22nd, 2012, and join the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region at the Kitchener auditorium for Access 2012!

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Community

Fee for three-month family swim pass adjusted; swimmers have more options to enjoy Kitchener pools

KITCHENER – The community and infrastructure services committee has supported a plan that gives families who enjoy swimming more options to beat the heat and visit the city’s eight pools this summer, by adjusting the cost of a three-month family swim pass.

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Sustainablle

Call for Action on Sustainable Growth by Business Leaders in Latin America

Sustainability efforts range in areas as diverse as water, agriculture, transportation and energy, but several challenges need to be met to finance innovative solutions.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Business leaders pressed for greater and more efficient public-private partnerships and scalable solutions in Latin America at the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Growth Summit yesterday, shortly before they were due to deliver the B20 recommendations for sustainable growth to Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón. Mexico is currently chairing the G20 and Calderón will open the World Economic Forum on Latin America tomorrow in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.


 
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