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Ted Talks

John Wilbanks: Let’s pool our medical data

When you're getting medical treatment, or taking part in medical testing, privacy is important; strict laws limit what researchers can see and know about you. But what if your medical data could be used -- anonymously -- by anyone seeking to test a hypothesis?

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Education

University of Waterloo Stratford Campus opens new building to house digital media programs and foster innovation

WATERLOO - The opening of The University of Waterloo Stratford Campus yesterday marks a historic occasion with its new building that will house programs designed to support the confluence of art, business and technology. Leaders from the university, partners from government and industry, and students will all participated in the opening ceremony.

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Recognition

Sandvine Wins its Fifth Diamond Technology Award

Fairshare Traffic Management with QualityGuard awarded '4 Diamonds'

WATERLOO - Sandvine announced that it has won its fifth BTR Diamond Technology Review award, including the most recently awarded '4 Diamonds' for Sandvine's Fairshare Traffic Management product. Sandvine's Fairshare Traffic Management has been deployed in over 110 service provider networks worldwide across all access technologies.

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Austerity

Cuts May Place Historic Canals in Jeopardy

OTTAWA - The Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE), a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) launched a campaign over the summer to raise awareness about the negative effects of the $29.2 million in cuts to Parks Canada.

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Entrepreneurship

Ontario Chamber of Commerce to Celebrate Innovation and Business Success

"Entrepreneurial spirit is key to Ontario success"

TORONTO - On October 24th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, big names in business will celebrate the success of companies across Ontario at the 30th annual Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA), featuring the Ontario Global Traders Awards.

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Union Statement

McGuinty Concedes Defeat by Resigning as Premier

McGuinty should 'face the music' and reverse prorogation decision, Steelworkers say

TORONTO - Plagued by scandal and a failure to lead a minority government, Dalton McGuinty has delivered a final insult to Ontarians by arbitrarily suspending the Ontario legislature, the United Steelworkers (USW) says.

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Next Generation

THE STORK & STROLLER SHOW TRI-CITIES & GUELPH BUMP, BABY & TODDLER SHOW

Kitchener - Once again, The Stork & Stroller Show presented will open its doors on Sunday, November 18th at Bingemans Conference Centre to welcome parents, parents-to-be, babies and toddlers for a fun-filled day out.

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Real Estate

Canadian commercial markets post strong first half of 2012, as investor enthusiasm gains momentum

MISSISSAUGA - While residential housing sales may be slowing in some parts of the country, demand for commercial real estate continues to climb, according to a report released by RE/MAX.

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Growth

More Canadian Entrepreneurs Plan to Hire

Unfazed by economic uncertainty, Canadian small business owners plan to invest in their businesses

TORONTO - More Canadian small business owners plan to hire this year, according to the 2012 RBC Small Business Survey. Almost three-in-ten (29 per cent) are confident that they will be adding new (full or part-time) employees within the next 12 months, up from 25 per cent in 2011. Optimistic about the future success of their business, 68 per cent of entrepreneurs plan to invest in their businesses within the next two years.

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Still Growing

Solar Modules Installed In Pennsylvania's Largest Solar Energy Installation

SAN RAMON, Calif. - Canadian Solar Inc., announced its modules have been installed in a 5MW (AC) solar plant located in a dense agricultural area of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The environment-friendly solar project, dubbed Keystone, was developed by Community Energy Solar and constructed by groSolar.

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Environment Sustainability

Prof Wins Grant for Human-Environment Sustainability Research

Guelph - Prof. Madhur Anand, School of Environmental Sciences (SES), has received the prestigious James S. McDonnell Complex Systems Scholar Award for research in human-environment sustainability. This is the first time a University of Guelph faculty member has received the award.

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Energy Innovation From Pennsylvania

Penn Energy Renewables Expand EPC Agreement for the Construction of an Additional 10 MW Solar Power Project in Ontario

GUELPH - Canadian Solar Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has expanded its relationship with Penn Energy Renewables Ltd. ("Penn Energy") with an additional 10MW (AC) turnkey engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC") contract and operations and maintenance ("OM") agreement for the construction and operation of a solar power project in Ontario by Canadian Solar for Penn Energy.

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Education

Laurier Brantford Homecoming offers something for everyone

BRANTFORD – A varsity hockey game, an athletics and recreation reunion, an international lunch and a reading for children are all part of Laurier Brantford’s fourth annual Homecoming celebrations taking place Saturday, Oct. 20.

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Religion

CCLA Intervenes In Case Challenging Public Funding Of Catholic Schools In Ontario

Toronto - The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) will be participating this week in litigation challenging the public funding of Ontario's Catholic schools. The hearing in this case, Landau v. Attorney General of Ontario, will take place Wednesday October 17 at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

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Rejected Vote

Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Airport - Screening officers reject offers by a vote of 99.7%

MONTREAL - On Monday evening, the 600 workers who carry out pre-board screening at Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Airport rejected the latest offers that were filed on October 5 by their employer, Securitas.

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