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Current Issue: Exchange June 2014

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Ted Talks

Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”

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Economic Development

New Framework for Economic Development in Waterloo Region nears completion

Waterloo Region – Several key pieces needed to develop a new framework for Economic Development in Waterloo Region are nearing completion. The first is the creation of a Waterloo Region Economic Development Strategy (WREDS). The second is the recommendation that a new Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation (WREDC) be set up to lead regional- scale economic development activities.

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Electric Ride

Harley-Davidson Motor Company reveals Project LiveWire, the first electric Harley-Davidson® motorcycle

CONCORD - Innovation, meet heritage. Harley-Davidson Motor Company reveals Project LiveWire – the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle.

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Ethical Consumption

The economics of animal welfare

A recent video exposing the abuse of cows is not sitting well with consumers - By Sylvain Charlebois- Associate Dean - College of Business and Economics - University of Guelph

GUELPH - Animal welfare and other ethical issues in agriculture are an ongoing concern for consumers. And in light of a recent incident on a dairy farm in B.C., they will likely be so for the long term.

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Police and Fire Dispatch

Feasibility study demonstrates benefits of consolidated dispatch

Kitchener - While the goal of all of the emergency services in this region has always been to provide the community with the highest level of services, a feasibility study presented at the joint meeting of municipal councils indicated a consolidated dispatch system could further enhance how these services are delivered. The study says there are three important, fundamental benefits to a region-wide approach of consolidating police and fire dispatch services: enhanced safety, savings through future cost-avoidances of running three separate systems, and efficiencies realized through better utilization of resources.

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Wine Tour

Wine Country Ontario rolls into a town near you this summer

NIAGARA - Wine Country Ontario hits the road this summer in its shiny new retro-fitted truck, taking the wine tasting experience directly to consumers across Ontario. Dubbed 'Dare to Compare', the mobile tour showcases Ontario VQA wines and encourages Ontarians to sample and discover what's great about local…for free!

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Housing

Vacancy Rate in Seniors' Housing Residences at 9.7 Per Cent

OTTAWA - The vacancy rate for standard spaces(1), which dominate seniors' residences in Canada, decreased slightly over the past year, reaching 9.7 per cent in 2014, compared to 10.3 per cent in 2013, according to the Seniors' Housing Report - Canada Highlights edition released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

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CASL

Anti-Spam Law Heavier on Small Business

LANGLEY, BC - As the federal government takes aim at big cyber pests with its new anti-spam legislation, in effect on July 1, it is likely the small players who will feel the impact of the crackdown most.

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Recruited

Game-changing HIV/AIDS researcher coming home to Western University

London - With a belief that curing HIV/AIDS is an achievable goal, one of the most important researchers studying the deadly disease in the world is coming to Western University.

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Charges

RCMP Charge 11 in Investment Scam

TORONTO - The RCMP's Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Financial Crime unit has charged 11 Ontarians after over 150 international investors lost $4.4 million dollars in an alleged elaborate investment scam.

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Work Life Balance

7 Fun Tenets of Business that You Can Apply to Life

Straight-Talking Texas Entrepreneur Offers Principles that Transcend Industry

Within the first five years of a small-business venture, about half do not survive, according to the US government’s Small Business Administration. And after 10 years, only a third are still around.

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Health Impact

Menthol cigarettes linked to increased smoking among teens

Waterloo - Teens who use menthol cigarettes smoke more cigarettes per day than their peers who smoke non-menthols, says a new study. The findings from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo mark the first time that menthol cigarettes have been directly linked to elevated nicotine addiction among youth in Canada.

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Man-Made Tech

Oldest ever schistosomiasis egg found may be first proof of early human technology exacerbating disease burden

Cambridge, UK - The discovery of a schistosomiasis parasite egg in a 6200-year-old grave at a prehistoric town by the Euphrates river in Syria may be the first evidence that agricultural irrigation systems in the Middle East contributed to disease burden, according to new Correspondence published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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Today

Experts demonstrate state-of-the-art technologies for modelling the brain

The University of Waterloo is hosting a workshop to teach researchers from around the world how to build sophisticated brain models. Members of the media and the public are invited to attend as participants demonstrate the large-scale brain models they built, running on laptops, robots, and specialized computers simulating neural functions.

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Today

The Future of Health Care Delivery in Waterloo Region Panel Event

Kitchener – On Friday, June 20th the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a panel discussion on the Future of Health Care Delivery in Waterloo Region as part of its ongoing Economic Development Series. We are excited to host Malcolm Maxwell, President of Grand River Hospital; Peter Sweeney, President of the St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation; and Al Hayes, CEO of WalterFedy and a member of the Chamber Health Care Resources Council.

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June 21, 2014

Skateboard or Bike, Show How You Roll on Saturday

Skateboard & Bike Day Competitions in Riverside Park on June 21st

Cambridge - Whether you skateboard, BMX or mountain bike, Riverside Park is the place to be on Saturday, June 21st. The two-wheel crowd head to the Cambridge Bike Park at Riverside Park for a Bike Jam.

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June 21, 2014

Grand opening of new gardens and play area in Waterloo Park along Father David Bauer Drive

Waterloo - The official opening of the new Waterloo Park garden and play areas along Father David Bauer Drive happens this weekend. The community has been invited to come out and celebrate the completion of this new section of our park. The grand opening will include refreshments, complements of Tim Horton’s, live music, food trucks, fun demonstrations, and play time for families in the new natural play area.

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June 27 - 29, 2014

WWII B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” coming to Waterloo, June 27

One of the last flying WWII B-17 bombers, “Sentimental Journey,” will be available for cockpit tours and public flights at the Region of Waterloo International Airport, June 27th – June 30th, 2014.

Mesa, Arizona - The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was the primary bomber used by the American Air Force against Nazi Germany. Of the 12,731 B-17s originally built, less than ten remain in flying condition and only a very few fly regularly. 922 B-17s were lost in combat over Europe, with a loss of nearly 10,000 airmen. The US 8th Air Force suffered the majority of these losses. Sentimental Journey proudly displays the markings of the 457th Bomb Group in their remembrance. Nose art of the Sentimental Journey features Betty Grable, the number-one pin-up girl of the World War II era. The aircraft is named after a song made popular by Doris Day in 1945.

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