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Friday March 15, 2013

Ted Talks

Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there's good news)

Human beings have been campaigning against inequality and poverty for 3,000 years. But this journey is accelerating. Bono "embraces his inner nerd" and shares inspiring data that shows the end of poverty is in sight … if we can harness the momentum.

Centre for Family Business

Centre for Family Business focuses on communication

Kitchener - "Communication is the Key to Failure or Success in Family Business" is the theme of the CFFB Breakfast Seminars, Friday, March 22, 2013 - 7:00am - 10:00am at Bingemans Conference Centre - Embassy Room.


Local patients benefit from more screening options for colorectal cancer

Selwyn Gundy is among nearly a thousand area patients who have taken advantage of increased screening options to detect colorectal cancer earlier. By working in partnership together, Grand River Hospital (GRH) and St. Mary’s General Hospital have increased colorectal cancer screening options for area residents through the flexible sigmoidoscopy (flex sig) program. The program has proven successful since its launch in 2011 by screening close to 1,000 residents and detecting four cancers that may have otherwise gone undetected.


The Fraser Institute: economy has little to fear, much to gain by Canada pursuing role as an energy "superproducer"

Calgary - Canada would gain significant economic benefits including job growth and additional tax revenue by working to become an energy "superproducer", suggests a new study from the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.


Finalists announced for 2012 National Newspaper Awards

Toronto - The Globe and Mail leads all newspapers in Canada with 15 finalists in the 64th National Newspaper Awards competition, followed by La Presse of Montreal with 12 and the Toronto Star with nine.

Guest Column

Canada's jobs machine robust but problems linger

by Jock Finlayson

Vancouver - Canada’s jobs machine is chugging along nicely even as the nation’s economy appears to be losing a step. Statistics Canada’s latest labour force survey reports that 51,000 jobs were created in February, far more than economic forecasters were anticipating.

Guest Column

Slaying the Green Energy Dragon
by Candice Malcolm

Kevin O’Leary knows a good deal when he sees one. The lead investor on both popular TV shows, Canada’s Dragon’s Den and the US-equivalent Shark Tank, is no-nonsense when it comes to money-losing ventures and bad business ideas. His reaction to a request for him to invest in green energy in Ontario is a good indicator of where that industry is headed.



Award-winning writer Thomas King to speak at Laurier about his latest book, The Inconvenient Indian

Waterloo – Award-winning writer, educator and Aboriginal activist Thomas King will visit Laurier’s Waterloo campus March 21 to discuss his latest book, which addresses the treaties, massacres, disputes and agreements that have defined the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada.

Science Fair

Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair

The 40th Annual Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Bingemans Marshall Hall, Main Bldg, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener.


First Robotics Waterloo Regional

The University of Waterloo plays host to over 30 FIRST Robotics Competition teams whose robots will compete for their schools and the companies that support them. In the heart of Waterloo’s world-class high-tech corridor, teams will get a chance at a berth at the FRC World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri. Come join the best of the best in engineering compete in the most intense robotic sporting event on earth.


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