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Monday April 22, 2013

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Ted Talks

BLACK: My journey to yo-yo mastery

Remember the days you struggled just to make a yo-yo spin, and if you were really fancy, to “walk the dog”? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Japanese yo-yo world champion BLACK tells the inspiring story of finding his life's passion, and gives an awesome performance that will make you want to pull your yo-yo back out of the closet.

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Border Crossings

Proposed border fee for Canadians ruffles snowbird feathers

TORONTO - The United States government wants Canadians to pay to enter the United States to help ease their desperate financial situation. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Fiscal Year 2014 budget requests a study to determine the feasibility of collecting a fee from pedestrians and passenger vehicles crossing between the United States and Canada by land.

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Retaiing Award

Home Hardware Announces Store of the Year

Canada’s Largest Independent Home Improvement Retailer Honours Top Store


Proud of My Home Award recipients are joined by Walter Hachborn (CR), Home Hardware Stores
Limited Co-Founder and recognized for retailing excellence at Home Hardware’s annual
Shareholders’ Meeting in St. Jacobs.

St. Jacobs – Brantford Home Hardware, Brantford, Ontario is top of the class for retailing excellence for 2012. The Home Hardware location is the recipient of the 2012 Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Award, selected from close to 1,100 stores across Canada for achieving the highest standards in retailing, merchandising, Staff performance, and overall quality and service.

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Expansion

RDM Corporation and US Dataworks Expand Partnership to Offer Mobile and Cloud-Based Remote Deposit Capture Solutions

WATERLOO - RDM Corporation announced that it has expanded its strategic partnership with US Dataworks. US Dataworks can now offer RDM's mobile and cloud-based RDC solutions through its nationwide reseller channel to meet the demand from community banks looking for flexible solutions to better serve their end-users.

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Year End

BIOREM reports 2012 year-end results

GUELPH - BIOREM Inc. announced its results for the three and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2012. "The first two quarters in 2012 were challenging and required the company to undertake a number of re-organization and re-capitalization measures which were implemented successfully.

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Recognition

‘Cambridge Core Area Patrol’ Picks Up Provincial Honours

Cambridge - The Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA) has recognized the work of our local Business Improvement Association (BIA) groups awarding them with the ‘Safe and Healthy Environment 2013’ recognition for successful work on the Cambridge Core Area Patrol program.


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Destination 4U

The cultural side of Waterloo Region

WATERLOO REGION – Spring 2013 has no shortage of ways to get you out and enjoy the cultural festivities of Waterloo Region. Located an hour west of Toronto, Waterloo Region is kicking spring off with a cornucopia of fun activities and festivals through April and May to celebrate the area’s rich cultural heritage.

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Arts Recognition

Rant Maggie Rant receiveds award at 2013 Jack Richardson Music Awards in London, Ontario

Stratford – The “oh so talented” Rant Maggie Rant took home hardware at the 2013 Jack Richardson Music Awards (JRMA) gala on April 14, 2013. The band received a Jack Richardson Music Award in the Traditional Folk/Roots category. The awards recognize musical excellence in the City of London.

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Renovations

Canadian homeowners spending $15,000 on average for home renovations in 2013

TORONTO - A new CIBC Poll conducted by Harris/Decima reveals more than one-third of Canadian homeowners plan to take on some form of home renovation project this year, with an average expected renovation cost of just over $15,000.

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Imagery

TRIUMF in Spotlight as Global Photowalk Winners Announced Andy White Awarded Second Place for Photograph of TIGRESS

Vancouver, BC - There is only one event worldwide that presents photographers an equal opportunity to explore, capture, and create the most stunning photos depicting particle physics laboratories. Hundreds of talented and fearless photographers participated in the second-ever Global Particle Physics Photowalk in September 2012. From the thousands of striking and inspired photographs, the international panel of professional photographers has chosen the single top three photos of the competition.

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Time Philanthropist

Volunteers Recognized

Cambridge – Five volunteers with Drayton Entertainment are being recognized for their years of sustained service with Ontario Volunteer Service Awards, presented through the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.

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Arts & Community

Youth Mural Project Unveiled on April 20th!

Kitchener - During the week of March break, 15 refugee youth created a mural on a wall at the Family Centre. The purpose of the week’s exercise was to not only create a beautiful and inspirational work of art, but also to provide these youth with an opportunity for personal growth and self-expression, the development of teamwork skills, the discovery and development of artistic talent, and to participate in something fun and unifying.

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Environment

Ministry of Natural Resources stocking brown trout in Soper Park

Cambridge - The Friends of Mill Creek, a community based organization will be assisting the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources with stocking brown trout in Mill Creek at Soper Park in Cambridge. Stocking will take place on the afternoon of April 24, 2013 and will involve releasing 500 fish that have been raised in the MNR Harwood Fish Culture Station into the local cold water stream.

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Water

EPA Proposes to Reduce Toxic Pollutants Discharged into Waterways by Power Plants

WASHINGTON — In accordance with a consent decree and in line with requirements under the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today will propose a range of options to help reduce dangerous pollutants, including mercury, arsenic, lead, and selenium that are released into America’s waterways by coal ash, air pollution control waste and other waste from steam electric power plants.

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Education

Waterloo will award nine honorary degrees at convocation

WATERLOO – The executive chairman and chief strategy officer at OpenText Corporation, a University of Waterloo spin-off company, is among the nine recipients of honorary doctorates to be presented during the University of Waterloo's spring convocation ceremonies from June 11 to 15.

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