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Friday November 1, 2013

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Ted Talks

Holly Morris: Why stay in Chernobyl? Because it's home.

Chernobyl was the site of the world's worst nuclear accident and, for the past 27 years, the area around the plant has been known as the Exclusion Zone. And yet, a community of about 200 people live there -- almost all of them elderly women.

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Water Safety

Heavy rain causes high river flows and flooding potential along Lake Erie shoreline as water flow from the Grand River watershed

Grand River Basin - Most of the Grand River watershed has received rainfall amounts up to 18mm over the past 12 hours. Another 15-20mm of rain may fall through Friday causing additional runoff into the Grand River and its tributaries.

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Social Network Building

Waterloo students join forces with musician Jack Johnson on social marketing campaign

Waterloo - A team of students from the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo has joined efforts with musician Jack Johnson to research and further develop All At Once, Johnson’s community-based, social action network.

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Food

Canadians Eat Over 3 Billion Sandwiches a Year! International Sandwich Day is November 3rd

TORONTO - Clubs, subs and paninis - whatever the type, Canadians have an affinity for sandwiches; a national survey by Udi's Healthy Foods has discovered that Canadians eat approximately 3.6 billion sandwiches each year.

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Growth

Ontario mayors to examine ways to benefit from automotive industry resurgence

OAKVILLE – With the automotive industry experiencing a resurgence in North America, mayors from across Ontario are committed to positioning this province to keep pace with the global sector growth. At a recent mayor’s conference in Oakville, Ont. the decision to reactivate the Automotive Mayors’ Caucus and organize an automotive policy summit in 2014 is being seen as the first step toward achieving this goal. The purpose of the summit will be to meet with industry stakeholders and the province to create a comprehensive automotive strategy.

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Food Literacy

Food education should be a priority in Canadian classrooms

OTTAWA - Children need to learn more than how to read and write at school—they should also be learning about a healthy diet, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report. Incorporating education about nutrition into Canadian school programs, at least up to a Grade 6 level, is one of the recommendations from the report published by the Centre for Food in Canada, What's to Eat? Improving Food Literacy in Canada.

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Construction

Canadians see light at end of tunnel with renewed optimism across construction industry

Global Construction Survey sees confidence and growth prospects for the industry

TORONTO - The majority of companies in the global engineering and construction sectors have fresh optimism and anticipate further growth across the industry, according to KPMG's Global Construction Survey. After prolonged economic uncertainty, companies are experiencing a general increase in backlogs and margins, showing an overall positive outlook in the industry.

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Philanthropy

Carleton Focuses on the Power of Giving with Launch of Philanthropy Month

Ottawa - Carleton University is celebrating its first Philanthropy Month in November 2013. Inspired by and building on annual National Philanthropy Day celebrations, Carleton will host a series of events to recognize the power that philanthropy has had in shaping the Carleton community, including lectures, a number of significant gift announcements and more. It’s a celebration of the generosity of our donors and the giving spirit of the Carleton community.

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Western Thought

Are efforts to ward off another financial crisis causing more harm than good?

CALGARY - Six years ago, a financial and economic crisis rocked the global economy. Since then international regulators, led by the Financial Stability Board and supported by the G20, have designed new laws and regulatory standards to prevent a reoccurrence.

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Education

University of Waterloo top Canadian innovator for 22nd year

WATERLOO – The University of Waterloo has been named Canada’s top university for innovation for the 22nd consecutive year by Maclean’s magazine. Maclean’s annual rank of Canadian universities saw Waterloo move up to second spot in the magazine’s Best Overall category within the national reputational rankings as well as second in the Leaders of Tomorrow category. Waterloo stood at number three in both categories last year.


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Fundraising

KW Campaign "Picks Up Steam"

Excitement builds as the early campaigners results start to come in

WATERLOO – The excitement continues to grow in Kitchener, Waterloo and surrounding area as United Way KW comes up on the midway point of its fall campaign. With many of our larger workplace campaigns just getting under way and others coming to a close, we’re hopeful that the goal of $5.1 million will be met.

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Education

Laurier earns top marks in Maclean’s university rankings

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University has again earned high marks in the annual Maclean’s Rankings of Canadian Universities, placing in the top 10 in its category for best overall in Canada.

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Retail

Online Shopping Increases in Popularity, Cross-Border Shopping Plateaus Among Price-Conscious Consumers

Retail sales to increase by 2 to 2.5 percent this holiday season

TORONTO - A recent holiday retail outlook survey forecasts Canadian retail sales to grow by 2 to 2.5 percent this holiday season. Despite a challenging year for the retail sector, consumer confidence is up with cautious optimism for projected retail sales to be at least 43 percent stronger than last year.

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Outside

GRCA Events November 2013 Events

Grand River Basin - Help your kids discover mother nature. One of the big reasons outdoor parks exist are to preserve and introduce children to the wonders of nature while they enjoy fun andhands-on activities in the great outdoors. Through out the year there are camps to meet the interests of different age groups on a variety of topics such as survivor camp, art outdoors, naturalist-in-training and ecosystem explorer.

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November - December 2013

Artist Debuts for November and December 2013

KITCHENER - Centre In The Square continues its 2013-14 season with a number of exciting artists making their Centre debuts throughout November and December. Rock ‘n Roll fans are in for a treat when trail-blazing duo Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo make their Centre debut on November 6.

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November 5, 2013

Capital One Road to the Roar underway Tuesday in Kitchener

Kitchener - Dreams of representing Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will remain alive for the four teams that prevail at the Capital One Road to the Roar Pre-Trials, presented by Monsanto, beginning Tuesday at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium in Kitchener, Ont.

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