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Current Issue: Exchange June 2014

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Ted Talks

Billy Collins: Two poems about what dogs think (probably)

A two-term U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins captures readers with his understated wit, profound insight — and a sense of being "hospitable."

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Demutualization

Amendments to Insurance Companies Act enacted as part of budget implementation bill

Significant milestone in the implementation of a framework for P&C insurance company demutualizations

WATERLOO - Economical Mutual Insurance Company today announced that Bill C-31, the 2014 budget implementation bill, has recently received Royal Assent enacting, among other things, amendments to the Insurance Companies Act (Canada) (ICA) to broaden the Governor in Council's regulation-making authority under the act. These powers support the eventual implementation of the regulations that will allow federally regulated mutual property and casualty (P&C) insurance companies that choose to do so to demutualize.

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BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry to launch QWERTY phablet Passport in September

The phone will be unveiled in September at a launch event in London.

Waterloo - It was an eventful day for BlackBerry last Thursday with the company reporting better than expected results and dropping the curtains off its upcoming devices. During the company's quarterly earnings call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen informed media and analysts that the much rumoured 'Windermere' QWERTY device will be called BlackBerry Passport. The name is inline with its passport-like dimensions. The width of the device, however, is said to be more than that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

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Health Care

Osteoporosis Canada Launches New Exercise Recommendations

New multicomponent exercise recommendations combine muscle strengthening and balance training as a means of reducing falls and resulting fractures for people living with osteoporosis

Toronto/Waterloo - People with osteoporosis, and those at risk of developing it, can prevent bone loss, fractures and falls by combining specific types of exercises, says new recommendations that Osteoporosis Canada released today.

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Appointments

BLACKBERRY ANNOUNCES ELECTION RESULTS FOR THE COMPANY’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Waterloo – BlackBerry announced that the six nominees listed in the Company’s management information circular, dated May 9, 2014 for the Company’s annual and special meeting of shareholders held on June 19, 2014, were elected as directors to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders of the Company or until their successors are elected or appointed. The detailed results of the vote are set out below.

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ION

Coalition Stop Waterloo LRT Inc. abandons legal challenge

Waterloo Region –The Coalition Stop Waterloo LRT Inc. has abandoned its legal challenge against the Region of Waterloo. The Coalition Stop Waterloo LRT Inc. claimed that the Region’s ION LRT Service did not conform to the Planning Act and the Environmental Assessment Act.

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Park Development

TVO Kids’ Live Action TV Series ‘GIVER’ Begins Filming & Construction at Bechtel Park in Cambridge

Cambridge - After beating out hundreds of other communities across the province, the City of Cambridge’s Bechtel Park has been selected as one of ten community park makeover projects to be featured on TVO Kids TV series Giver. Sinking Ship Entertainment will be contributing $10,000 to the Bechtel Park project and the series will be airing on TVO Kids spring 2015.

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Health Care

Midwifery matters “more than ever”

Experts urge global leaders to recognise midwifery’s “vital potential” to save lives of women and infants worldwide

London, UK - Midwifery has a crucial part to play in saving the lives of millions of women and children who die during and around the time of pregnancy, according to a major new Series, published in The Lancet.

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Today

Professor Deborah Estrin links computer science with health

Waterloo - The Cheriton School of Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series presents “Small, n=me, data” – a free public lecture by Professor Deborah Estrin from Cornell University.

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October 8, 2014

2014-15 National NHL Broadcast Schedule

Puck drops Wednesday, Oct. 8 with all-Canadian double-header on Sportsnet

TORONTO - The 2014-15 NHL national broadcast schedule was released, delivering double the number of games on free over-the-air TV and twice as many Hockey Night in Canada Saturday night games than ever before for Canadians.

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