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Monday November 19, 2012

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Ted Talks

David Binder: The arts festival revolution

David Binder is a major Broadway producer, but last summer he found himself in a small Australian neighborhood, watching locals dance and perform on their lawns -- and loving it. He shows us the new face of arts festivals, which break the boundary between audience and performer and help cities express themselves.

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Quarterly Results

Biorem Reports Profitable 3rd Quarter Results

GUELPH - BIOREM Inc. today announced results for the three and nine month period ended September 30, 2012. Reflecting a significant recovery from prior year, revenues increased to $4,892,000 in the third quarter of 2012 from $963,000 in the third quarter of 2011. Year to date revenues are at $11,032,000 compared to $8,597,000 for the same period in 2011.

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Philanthropy

UNION GAS HELPS JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT EMPOWER LOCAL YOUTH TO ACHIEVE ECONOMIC SUCCESS

“A $4,000 donation was made by Union Gas for a program that helps empower local youth to achieve economic success.” From left to right: Avani Karadkhedkar (Cameron Heights student), Aubrey Walters (Junior Achievement President & CEO), Murray Costello (Union Gas District Manager), Manaal Kaladgi (Cameron Heights student).

KITCHENER – Union Gas is helping Junior Achievement (JA) extend its financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness skills programming to a greater number of children in area schools – courtesy of a $4,000 grant awarded Friday.

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Literary Award

Laurier professor earns Polanyi Prize for Literature

WATERLOO – Jennifer Esmail, an assistant professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, has been awarded one of the most prestigious academic awards in Canada: the 2012 John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature. The prize, awarded annually to outstanding researchers in five different fields, has a value of $20,000.

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Executive of the Year

Manulife Financial President & CEO Accepts the International Business Executive of the Year in Toronto on Behalf of all Manulife Employees, Past and Present

TORONTO - At the presentation of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce International Business Executive of the Year Award on November 15 in Toronto, Donald Guloien took the opportunity to thank all of the employees and partners at Manulife Financial who have contributed to this award and success, "This award truly belongs to all of Manulife's employees, past and present. I am extremely proud and humbled to receive this award on their behalf," said Mr. Guloien.

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Gift Giving

Bequest brings science labs to Laurier Brantford

BRANTFORD – Thanks to a $2 million bequest from the estate of a local chemist, Laurier Brantford can now offer courses in biology and chemistry, as well as lab space for faculty and student research. In recognition, the William Nikolaus Martin labs will officially open on Tuesday, November 20 at 10 a.m.

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Investment

Government of Canada Supports FONGO's Cambridge Cell Phone Technology Development

Cambridge — Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced a Government of Canada investment for Fongo Inc. that will help the company expand the reach of its unique mobile application.

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Energy

Ontario Power Generation Reports 2012 Third Quarter Financial Results

TORONTO - Ontario Power Generation Inc. reported its financial and operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012. Net income for the third quarter of 2012 was $139 million compared to a net loss of $154 million in the third quarter of 2011. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was $336 million compared to $108 million for the same period in 2011.

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Philanthropy

Brian Bourke Receives Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Kitchener – On Wednesday, Nov. 14, KOOL 105.3’s Brian Bourke was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Bourke is one of 30 citizens presented with this prestigious award by Kitchener, Waterloo MP Peter Braid at a special ceremony.

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Investment

Investment in the University of Guelph's Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre

Guelph — Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Regional Minister for Southwest Ontario, on behalf of Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced an investment in the University of Guelph's Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC) that will help southern Ontario businesses create new green products for the expanding biomaterials market.

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Education

Opening of Innovative Food Processing Institute is Celebrated

Cambridge — Thursdays official opening of the Institute of Food Processing Technology, graduates trained in the newest food processing technologies will soon be bringing their skills to southern Ontario, home to one of North America's largest and most competitive food clusters.

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Credit Unions

Quarterly results show increased, accelerated growth for Canadian Credit Union System

TORONTO - Credit Union Central of Canada (Canadian Central) announced credit union system results for the third quarter 2012. System assets, savings, deposits and loans all experienced increased growth over the previous quarter.

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Health Care

New assessment unit to provide better crisis care for patients with emergency mental health needs

Waterloo Region - Grand River Hospital has officially opened a new unit to provide on-going crisis care and assessment for people with mental health needs. This new service will help to enhance the hospital’s role as a major provider of acute and specialized mental health care and support the emergency department in providing care for the community.

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R&D Recognition

Honouring Ontario’s Outstanding Researchers

Queens Park - Five of Ontario’s top university researchers are being awarded the 2012 Polanyi Prize to recognize their valuable contribution to the fields of chemistry, literature, physics and physiology/medicine.

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Philanthropy

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Tanzanian government launch efforts to aid cassava farmers

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), hosted the event. Cassava a vital food security crop and income earner for African farmers

Dar es Salaam, Tz – Cassava farmers in Tanzania stand to greatly benefit from three projects just launched by Tanzania’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives (MAFC) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The new initiatives support efforts to develop disease-resistant cassava varieties and more sustainable seed systems through which improved varieties can be delivered.

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Fight Night

Former WBF Champion Fitz "The Whip'' Vanderpool to Fight For Canadian Title!!!

Kitchener - The winner of the National Boxing Authority Middleweight Elimination Bout on November 24, 2012 between Stuart McLellan of Williams Lake, BC and Chris Aucoin of St. Williams, Ontario will face Fitz "The Whip" Vanderpool, of Kitchener, Ontario for the National Boxing Authority Canadian Middleweight Title.

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