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Ted Talks

Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks

Nancy Duarte believes that ideas are the most powerful tools people have. Her passion is to help every person learn to communicate their world-changing idea effectively.

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Primary Care Appointment

Local Family Physician joins WWLHIN Team

Primary Care Lead collaborates to improve access to health care for Waterloo Wellington residents

KITCHENER – The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN) today took another major step in strengthening and further integrating primary care into local health planning by naming Dr. Sabrina Lim Reinders as the Primary Care Lead.

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Global Economy

Report Highlights Sustainable Ways for Countries to Tap Resources

Identifies six key steps to help lift countries out of poverty by harnessing their mineral wealth, drawing on authority of 400 experts

Geneva, Switzerland – Six building blocks are needed to help lift some of the world’s least developed countries out of poverty by harnessing their mineral wealth, according to a joint publication from the World Economic Forum and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

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Invitation to Business

MISSION TO CHINA

FEBRUARY - The Waterloo Region eonomic development partnership organization Canada's Technology Triangle's (CTT) is hosting it's first international business mission in 2012 will be back to China. Targeted activities include Hong Kong, Chengdu and Shanghai.

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Transparent Democracy

Carleton PhD Candidate Creates Corruption-Buster Protocol for Municipalities

It’s a question that often comes up in city halls across Canada: How exactly does a municipal government reduce the risk of corruption?

Ottawa - Carleton University PhD candidate Christian Bordeleau knows the answer. He has designed Canada’s first certification protocol that municipalities can use to become more transparent and democratic while decreasing the systemic risk of unethical behaviour and corruption.

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Recognition

Hospital President Don Shilton Wins Professional Communicator Award

IABC Waterloo names Shilton winner of first Excellence in Communication Leadership Award

Waterloo – After weathering the difficult financial challenges faced by his organization, St. Mary’s General Hospital’s President Don Shilton has many reasons to celebrate.

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Recall

Hewlett-Packard recalls igniting fax machines

Waterloo - Waterloo Fire Rescue encourages residents to be aware of a recall on Hewlett-Packard (HP) fax machines that can possibly overheat and catch on fire.

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Recognition

LEDC Honoured by Lieutenant Governor with Award for Marketing Excellence in Ontario

London - The London Economic Development Corporation is the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Marketing Excellence in Ontario. Presented at the Economic Developers Council of Ontario’s (EDCO) annual awards ceremony held in Toronto, this is the highest honour within the economic development industry.

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Union Opinion

Conservatives, Liberals Fail Electro-Motive Workers

TORONTO - The sellout of working families by Stephen Harper's Conservatives and Dalton McGuinty's Liberals has taken another shameful turn with the shutdown of London's Electro-Motive plant, the United Steelworkers (USW) says.

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Realestate

Kitchener-Waterloo home sales down in January – Average sale price reaches new high

KITCHENER-WATERLOO – Sales of residential properties by REALTORS through the Multiple Listing System (MLS) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS (KWAR) were down 7.8 percent compared to last year, but in line with the 10 year average for January.

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PSA

OPP and OPG urge caution on Ontario's lakes and rivers

Snowmobile Showdown game highlights winter dangers

TORONTO - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are warning people to take extra care near lakes and rivers this winter. And to make a serious point in a fun way, OPG has launched an interactive snowmobile game called "Snowmobile Showdown" that allows people to test themselves against changing ice conditions.


 
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