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Tuesday October 23, 2012

Ted Talks

Pankaj Ghemawat: Actually, the world isn't flat

It may seem that we're living in a borderless world where ideas, goods and people flow freely from nation to nation. We're not even close, says Pankaj Ghemawat.

Business Transformation

Economical Insurance continues drive for sustainable competitive advantage

Improving productivity for strong profitable growth

WATERLOO - Economical Insurance announced yesterday the latest steps in its business transformation program, a continuing investment in its future competitiveness. The company is taking further action to streamline, simplify, and automate its operations to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve its service to brokers and customers.

Community Care

Cambridge Community Alzheimer Program Open Doors

Waterloo Region – An open house will be held on Tuesday at Sunnyside’s Community Alzheimer Program (CAP) in Cambridge. This program, run by the Region of Waterloo, is the only specialized Alzheimer day program in Cambridge.


Tiny Cakes wins 2012 Souper Sampler

CAMBRIDGE, ON - The soup de jour was apple pie this Saturday as thirteen Cambridge restaurants took part in the 3rd annual Mayor’s Souper Sampler for Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More. Tiny Cakes, a local pastry boutique, took home first place in the soup showdown with the event’s first dessert soup.

Bio Technology

National Farmers Union Protest Action

The Grey County Local 344 and Ontario Region 3 will be hosting protest in Kitchener

Kitchener - Local farmers and citizens will demonstrate to stop industry plans for the release of genetically modified (GM) Alfalfa in Ontario.

Gift Giving

The Cowan Foundation Supports Women’s Health And The ‘Under One Roof’ Campaign

KITCHENER WATERLOO – Women participating in House of Friendship’s residential addiction treatment program, Alcontrol, can’t wait for a new home; the one that currently houses the program is falling into disrepair. Thanks to a leadership grant of $50,000 by The Cowan Foundation, women in Waterloo Region and beyond won’t have to wait much longer.

Award Winner

Trail Association Receives Top Award From Conservation Authority

Cambridge - As the Grand Valley Trails Association prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary, it is receiving the GRCA’s top conservation award for its work. The organization has more than 300 members who developed and maintain the 275 km Grand Valley Trail. It is a footpath and sometimes confused with the GRCA’s rail-trail. The organization also provide more than 100 hiking opportunities each year, both along the trail and to many other locations.


Nanometrics to Deploy Seismicity-Monitoring Array in British Columbia

OTTAWA - Nanometrics announced the award of contract by Geoscience BC for a seismicity-monitoring array in Northern British Columbia. The network will consist of Nanometrics Trillium Posthole Seismometers and Libra II real-time VSAT communications equipment.



CAMBRIDGE – The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) recently announced Homewood Suites by Hilton Cambridge/Waterloo as a finalist for the 2012 Canadian Tourism Awards. The Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cambridge/Waterloo is nominated for the Via Rail Canada Community Service Award. The 108-suite hotel is owned and managed by Bayview Hospitality Group.


2012 Canada Gairdner Award winner to guest lecture at University of Waterloo

Waterloo - The University of Waterloo is pleased to welcome a 2012 Canada Gairdner Award recipient as he presents his future-shaping research to students and community members today.


Goodyear Promotes Canada at World Congress on Information Technology

MONTREAL - Gary Goodyear on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry, underlined Canada's information and communications technology (ICT) sector as a premier place for investment.

Economic Development

Introducing the Smart21 Intelligent Communities of 2013

New York - The 2013 Smart21 honorees include 8 from Asia, 7 from North America, 5 communities from Europe, and 1 from Latin America. One-third are communities that appear on the list for the first time. For the first time in history, Albania and New Zealand have communities on an ICF list.


Laurier hosts High School Friendship Lacrosse Tournament

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will host about 90 high school students from Six Nations for the third annual High School Friendship Lacrosse Tournament, taking place on Laurier’s Waterloo campus Thursday, Oct. 25.


Prof Wins Grant to Study How Time Shapes Our Roles

Guelph - What is the relationship between work life and personal life over time? University of Guelph professor Gloria González-Morales has received a $74,200 grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for her project “Diary Methods for Examining Work and Personal Life Over Time.”

Frozen Pizza's

New Plant to Create 120 Full Time Manufacturing Jobs in London

Paris, France – SIAL Paris 2012 – German frozen pizza giant Dr. Oetker selected the Ontario Food Cluster, also known as “Canada’s Kitchen,” for a greenfield new plant construction that will create 120 full-time manufacturing jobs, and contribute an estimated $26 million per year to Ontario’s economy when the plant opens in 2014. This is the first time Dr. Oetker will be making its award-winning frozen pizzas in North America.

Salariy Guide

New Research Highlights Salary Trends, Jobs in Greatest Demand

TORONTO - According to the newly released 2013 Salary Guides from Robert Half International, Canadian starting salaries for technology positions in the coming year will show the largest increases among all fields researched -- an average of 4.5 per cent. Administrative and office support professionals are expected to see base compensation rise by 3.9 per cent, on average, and accounting and finance professionals can anticipate a boost of 2.2 per cent.

All about the Image

Canada's Largest Family Owned Foodservice Distributor Unveils New Look

Kitchener - Flanagan Foodservice has unveiled a new logo to go along with innovative changes to its company vision, mission, values, and tagline. This new modernized logo was strategically developed to embrace the Flanagan family traditions, their company strengths, and the evolving business environment of today.

Composite Index

New evidence reveals Canadian wellbeing on the decline

TORONTO - The recession hit Canadians harder than economic numbers such as GDP have indicated and the decline in our wellbeing continues despite subsequent economic recovery, says the Honourable Roy Romanow, advisory board co-chair for the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), housed in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo.

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