Denise Herzing: Could we speak the language of dolphins?
||For 28 years, Denise Herzing has spent five months each summer living with a pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins, following three generations of family relationships and behaviors. It's clear they are communicating with one another -- but is it language? Could humans use it too? She shares a fascinating new experiment to test this idea.
Progress continues on ION, the Region of Waterloo’s rapid transit service
Waterloo Region Regional Council has approved the release of the Request for Proposal (RFP) to three shortlisted teams in the running to implement Stage 1 light rail transit (LRT) in Waterloo Region.
Green Housing Prototype
rare opens North House, a one-of-a-kind institute
Cambridge/North Dumfries - rare Charitable Research Reserve, the University of Waterloo and Waterloo Region have marked the official opening of North House a solar-powered green housing prototype at its new permanent home at rare. The house will play a vital role in rare’s Chain of Learning concept and in the university’s ongoing research efforts.
Building Community Capacity
Social Venture Partners selects Kinbridge Community Association as its 2013 Nonprofit Investee
Waterloo Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVPWR), a group of local individuals focused on tackling Waterloo Region’s social challenges particularly involving children and families, has selected Kinbridge Community Association as its 2013 nonprofit investee. Kinbridge builds community capacity in the Christopher Champlain and Southwood neighbourhoods of Cambridge by fostering a sense of belonging, partnership and community through recreation, education and social programs for children, youth and adults. Kinbridge will receive an initial grant of $25,000, additional grants over a three to five year period, plus the expertise of SVP’s partner network to strengthen the organization and grow its impact.
Efforts underway to eradicate pest control issue at St. Mary’s General Hospital
Kitchener St. Mary’s General Hospital has identified an issue with the presence of clover mites in the pre-surgical area of the hospital. Clover mites are very small (less than the size of a pinhead), reddish in color, and non-disease transmitting bugs.
Sun Life Financial named one of Canada's Best 50 Corporate Citizens for 2013
Toronto - Sun Life Financial has been named to the 2013 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada ranking by Corporate Knights. It's the eighth time in 12 years that Sun Life has been named to the list. The Best 50 Corporate Citizens recognizes Sun Life as one of the country's top companies across resource, employee and financial management - which are critical elements of Sun Life's focus on sustainability.
Region of Waterloo Library to increase hours and services
Waterloo Region In Fall 2012, the Region of Waterloo Library (RWL) ran an extensive Citizen Survey to learn the opinions of township residents about library services. More than 1,500 people were surveyed by phone and online, and they rated the service at the Regional library an unprecedented 9 out of 10 for overall satisfaction. Respondents also provided many thoughtful ideas and suggestions to make services even better. Said a statement from the Regional Library: "We have listened to those ideas and used them to create the Region of Waterloo Library Service Plan 2013-2015.
TV production hits Cambridge streets
Cambridge - GEP Productions Inc is currently in production on Season IV of “Covert Affairs” for the NBC/USA network. Piper Perabo portrays rookie agent, Annie Walker, who navigates the CIA’s bureaucratic maze all over the world experiencing the danger, action, emotion and sometimes the absurdity of what it means to be a secret agent.
New tool to manage stress available for Canadians free and online
Calgary- Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - Calgary Region and ICOM Productions, an e-learning agency focused on workplace training, have launched a stress management in the workplace module, free of charge online for anyone to use.
NRC to help Canadian transportation industry reduce vehicle weight through aluminium-based manufacturing technology
Windsor - As automakers and their suppliers from around the world strive to develop fuel-saving technologies, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has announced a new program to help the Canadian transportation industry reduce the weight of cars, trucks, trailers, buses, and trains by developing innovative aluminium technology.
Two Compliance Reports show positive results for access to the National Transportation System for persons with disabilities
Ottawa - The Canadian Transportation Agency has released its Air Carrier Compliance Report: Domestic Carriers and its Rail Code Compliance Report: VIA Rail Canada, demonstrating positive results for accessibility of the national transportation system for persons with disabilities.
Open call to audition for John Galt Day community stage
Guelph The City of Guelph is hosting open auditions and pitch sessions on Wednesday, June 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at City Hall for the John Galt Day community stage.
Individuals and groups are encouraged to provide lively and family friendly auditions or pitch sessions including, but not limited to, music, comedy, drama, and dance. Auditions are five minutes in length, including set up. Access to social media sites, such as Youtube and Facebook is available at the auditions; however, technical assistance is not provided. Selected entertainers will perform on the community stage during the John Galt Day festivities on a volunteer basis.