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Monday December 10, 2012

Ted Talks

Lemon Andersen performs "Please don't take my Air Jordans"

Would you kill for a pair of Air Jordans? Lemon Andersen spins a tale of someone who did, reciting a poem by Reg E. Gaines. These verses taught Lemon that poetry could be about more than self-expression, and could sound like music when given rhythm and infused with the grit of the New York streets around him.

Area Events

Three new exhibits come to Waterloo Region Museum

WATERLOO REGION – An exciting line-up of three new exhibits will anchor the 2013 season at the Waterloo Region Museum. “We’re very excited at the calibre of exhibits that we’re hosting in 2013,” said Tom Reitz, Manager/Curator of the Waterloo Region Museum.


Contribution to Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the BrainSTEM Outreach Program

Waterloo – Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics will encourage even more young people to pursue studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through its BrainSTEM outreach program, thanks to a Government of Canada investment of more than $1.7 million.

Guest Column

Lead With CLOUT to Produce Results
By Chuck Inman

Marcia was recently promoted to head the communications department in her company. She was excited about the new opportunity. She had a big project due in 8 weeks and she decided to hand it over to Ron, one of her top performers. She met with Ron and told him to clear his workload because this important project was coming his way in the next week or so.

Quality of Life

Law Commission of Ontario Releases Final Report and Framework for the Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities

TORONTO - Marking International Human Rights Day, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) Friday released its Framework for the Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities. The Framework enables policy-makers, legislators, courts, advocates, community organizations and others to understand and evaluate the effects of laws, policies and practices on persons with disabilities, and provides a foundation for law reform efforts in this area.


Fairway Road Extension and Bridge Opening

Waterloo Region – Members of Regional Council gathered this morning for a brief ceremony to open the highly anticipated Fairway Road extension and bridge.

New Deal

New agreement between Ontario's doctors and government protects patient care

21,000 doctors cast a ballot, representing the highest voting turnout in the history of the OMA

TORONTO - The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) ratified a new Physician Services Agreement (PSA) with the provincial government. The vote took place this morning following a referendum with Ontario's doctors where 81% voted in support of the agreement.


National Farmers Union in Ontario asks, Why is Tribunal getting in the way?

Tribunal alleges NFU-O does not represent farmers in Ontario

Guelph — Last week, the National Farmers Union in Ontario (NFU-O) received a fourth interim order requesting several hundreds of pages of documentation on its activities over the past three years. The Tribunal has alleged that the NFU-O does not represent farmers in Ontario, which has infuriated the Ontario farm members of the NFU-O.

Media & Opinion

Exposed: The DNA Dilemma - Would you bare your genetic soul for the good of society?

Canada Our Time to Lead Ongoing Globe and Mail series explores the potential risks and rewards of genome mapping

TORONTO - Last Saturday, The Globe and Mail introduce Exposed: The DNA Dilemma, a two week series exploring the potential of genome sequencing to answer the questions: should you share your DNA? Should you give scientists the opportunity to explore and decode your personal genetic make-up?


Opening of Maya Museum in Cancun

Cancun - Signature Vacations announced the recent opening of one of Cancun’s most anticipated attractions, the Maya Museum. After six years of construction and an investment of $15 million, 70% of which was contributed by the federal government through the National Institute of Anthropology (INAH), the museum was inaugurated on November 1 st, 2012, just in time for the much anticipated end of the Mayan Calendar.

Guest Column

8 Ways to Be Memorable at Networking Events
by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

There is no point going anywhere if people don’t remember you were there! Networking is an important part of building your business and developing good social contacts. However, if you go to business events and no one remembers you afterward, what was the point in attending? Such contacts only work if you make yourself memorable. Happily, this doesn’t mean you have to be bizarrely dressed or loud and boisterous.


West Montrose Covered Bridge now open to horse and buggy traffic

Waterloo Region – Horse and buggy traffic can now cross the West Montrose Covered Bridge, along with pedestrians. The historic structure remains closed to motorized traffic. The bridge was closed in September to all but pedestrians when a floor beam that supports a portion of the bridge deck failed, likely due to overloading by heavy vehicles, despite weight restrictive signage.

Top Employer

Economical named one of Waterloo Area’s Top Employers

Recognized for employee development, financial rewards, benefits & employee events

WATERLOO – Economical Insurance is proud to be named, once again, one of Waterloo Area’s top 15 employers in Mediacorp Canada Inc.’s sixth annual listing of leading employers in Waterloo Region.


U of G Adopts Campuswide Learning Outcomes

The University of Guelph has adopted university-wide learning outcomes aimed at demonstrating and accounting for student knowledge and achievement beyond traditional grades.

Foreign Investment

Government of Canada Releases Policy Statement and Revised Guidelines for Investments by State-Owned Enterprises

OTTAWA - Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry, announced Friday clarifications to the foreign investment review process to ensure Canada continues to benefit from inward flows of capital that create economic growth, jobs and prosperity in Canada. "The Government remains focused on the economy and on creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for all Canadians," said Minister Paradis. "Trade and investment are a key part of our plan and that's why our Government is opening new markets for Canadian businesses while welcoming foreign investment in the Canadian economy."

Health Care

Fire sprinklers save lives - and save on insurance

GUELPH - The Co-operators is sponsoring a three-year study by Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, which is investigating the consequences and health-care costs of house fires in Canada, and the potential impact sprinklers could have. The study launched with a side-by-side burn demonstration, where two identical rooms were burned, but only one was protected by fire sprinklers.


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