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Sleuthing

Joshua Prager: Wisdom from great writers on every year of life

As different as we humans are from one another, we all age along the same great sequence, and the shared patterns of our lives pass into the pages of the books we love. In this moving talk, journalist Joshua Prager explores the stages of life through quotations from Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, William Trevor and other great writers, set to visualizations by graphic designer Milton Glaser. "Books tell us who we've been, who we are, who we will be, too," Prager says. Joshua Prager’s journalism unravels historical secrets — and his own.

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Rapid Scaling

Laurier’s Lazaridis Institute collaborates with Deloitte and TMX Group to support growth of Canadian tech firms

Waterloo – The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier University announced collaborations with Deloitte Canada and with TMX Group Limited to help deliver on the mandate of the Lazaridis Institute to support Canadian technology companies with the tools, knowledge, and networks to scale rapidly into globally competitive enterprises.

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Education

Ontario Investing $22 Million to Support New Education Centre at Durham College

New Infrastructure Will Help Prepare Students for the Workforce

Queens Park - Ontario is investing $22 million to support a new Centre for Collaborative Education at Oshawa’s Durham College that will improve student access to innovative programs and replace the college’s historic Simcoe Building.

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Car Rental with a Rev

Turo crosses the Canadian border

Leading peer-to-peer car rental marketplace begins international expansion in Canada insured by Canada’s leading property and casualty insurer, Intact Financial Corporation

Toronto - Pioneering car rental marketplace Turo announced yesteday its launch into Canada, marking its first expansion outside of the US. Empowering Canadians to turn their idle cars into earning engines and inject more personality and value into the car rental experience, Turo is the first peer-to-peer car rental company in Canada.

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Sustained Exercise

Lockheed Martin Canada announces $1.1 million Investment in University of Waterloo research project

Waterloo - Lockheed Martin (LMT) has invested $1.1 million into a research project that explores the design and feasibility of a mobile system that would reduce the work required by the heart and cardiac system for people engaging in a sustained period of exercise.

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Inside Policy

The Next Chapter In Canada-US Relations

The latest edition of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s flagship magazine examines the lasting impact of Justin Trudeau’s Washington visit and US primary season for Canada-US relations

Ottawa – What does the future hold for the world’s greatest cross-border relationship? Outsider candidates like Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump have trampled on the merits of free trade with Canada on their way to success at the ballot box. Meanwhile, a strong relationship between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama is forming.

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Recognition

Hallman Foundation recognized for support of CICE program

Kitchener - On April 14, students and their families, faculty and staff, Program Advisory Council members and community partners attended a celebration at the Doon campus to recognize the Lyle S. Hallman for its generous support of Conestoga’s Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program.

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Suspended

Three thousand secondary school students to receive suspension orders this week

Waterloo Region - Public Health will deliver 3046 suspension orders this week for students enrolled in secondary school who still have immunization records that are not up-to-date with Region of Waterloo Public Health.

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Engineering Awards

AECOM, CH2M Hill and HMM win big at Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards

Toronto – Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) hosted the 2016 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards Gala Saturday night at the International Centre. CEO handed out the awards to 14 engineering firms whose projects contributed to improving Ontario’s social, economic and environmental well-being.

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Interswitching

Pulse Canada Seeks Postponement of Sunset Provisions in Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act

Winnipeg - Pulse Canada encourages the Government of Canada to postpone the sunset provisions of the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act, which will take effect August 1, 2016. The extended interswitching provisions contained in the Act have begun to have an effect and evidence of this is mounting within the grain industry. "Some companies are noting lower prices on certain routings and in cases where railways have lost business due to competition, they are actively campaigning to get it back by offering rate reductions and improved levels of service" says Gordon Bacon, CEO of Pulse Canada.

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Gender Wage Differences

Ontario Receives Public Input on the Gender Wage Gap Strategy

Province Taking Action to Close the Gap and Help Women Reach Their Full Potential

Queens Park - The province has received thousands of ideas from Ontarians throughout the province about how to address the gender wage gap in Ontario after 18 weeks of engaging with the public in-person, online, and in writing.

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Centre for Collaborative Education

Durham College to build Centre for Collaborative Education at Oshawa campus

New learning facility will replace aging Simcoe building; will bring together local, Indigenous and global communities

Oshawa – Durham College announced that it has received $22 million in funding from the provincial government toward the construction of the Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) at the Oshawa campus. The announcement, which was made by Reza Moridi, minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, at an event held at the Oshawa campus this morning, represents one of the largest investments in DC by the provincial government since the college opened its doors in 1967.

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Rapid Scaling

Laurier’s Lazaridis Institute collaborates with Deloitte and TMX Group to support growth of Canadian tech firms

Waterloo – The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier University announced collaborations with Deloitte Canada and with TMX Group Limited to help deliver on the mandate of the Lazaridis Institute to support Canadian technology companies with the tools, knowledge, and networks to scale rapidly into globally competitive enterprises.

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Travel

Travel between Canada and other countries, February 2016

Ottawa - Unites States residents made 2.0 million trips to Canada in February, up 2.6% from January. Travel to Canada by residents of overseas countries rose 0.3% in February to 482,000 trips.

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Balloon Artistry

Canada's National Balloon Twisting Team Gains a New Director

Kitchener - Canada's Twisted Five, Canada's first national competitive balloon twisting team, is please to announce exciting changes to our management structure with the appointment of Drew Ripley as our new Director of Business. Drew will be responsible for all maters pertaining to Canada's Twisted Five fundraising, competition logistics, and general team management.

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Innovation

Magna SmartLatch™ locks up 2016 PACE Award

A new paradigm for automotive door latches, operates 100% electronically

Auroroa - Magna International Inc. has been selected as a 2016 Automotive News PACE Award winner for its SmartLatch™ electronic side-door latch system, the company's fourth PACE Award in the last six years.

EVENTS

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April 29, 2016

CFFB - Breakfast Playing with Sparks

Waterloo Region - Learn how to spark useful, meaningful conversation instead of lighting a spark that blows up in conflicts

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Grand Opening - April 21, 2016

PLANNED PARENTHOOD RE-LAUNCHES AS SHORE CENTRE

Waterloo Region - Planned Parenthood is steeped in history and our commitment to build communities that honour sexuality, diversity and choice has never been stronger. For more than 40 years, Planned Parenthood Waterloo Region has been providing access to accurate and trusted sexual health information and resources. Since 1972, we have supported nearly 30,000 women facing unplanned pregnancies and educated more than 180,000 individuals – of all ages – through engaging sexual health education programs, online resources and workshops.

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Solar Roof - April 28, 2016

Partnering to Produce Clean, Green Energy

Waterloo – The sun provides an amazing source of free energy for us to capture and use to satisfy our growing demand. A unique partnership between local businesses is taking advantage of this renewable energy to generate electricity for the local economy.


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