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Monday October 5, 2009

Ted Talks

Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off

Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in Bali.

Halodeck Ftness

XRKADE Launching in Waterloo

Exciting concept connects the videogame generation to intense activity

Waterloo – Northfield XRKade is a new state of the art 1500 square foot facility that will be launched to provide energizing, activity gaming for local youth and teens on October 17, 2009. XRKade CEO Melanie Marsland, states that XRKade will be a local venue that will "add an exciting new experience for younger members of our Waterloo region community".

VC & Innovation

Celtic House Venture Partners Leads New Investment in Peraso Technologies

TORONTO - Celtic House Venture Partners has led a $10 million Series "A" financing round of Peraso Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development of millimetre wave (mm-wave) transceivers.


Canadian small and medium sized business buck recession trend

Domestic orientation better exposes them to ongoing fiscal and monetary stimulus

TORONTO - Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) not only made it through the recent recession with less damage than in any other post-war recession, but they did so while outperforming their larger, more established, peers, finds a new small business report from CIBC World Markets.

Global Economy

World Bank Chief Sees 'Highly Uncertain' 2010

"World Bank President Robert Zoellick warned on Friday that 2010 would be 'a highly uncertain economic year' and said unemployment would continue to rise even as economic growth returns to much of the world.

Funding innovation

Innovative initiative by Carleton University and its industrial partners tops Ontario Government funding agenda

Ottawa – The Ontario Government announced Friday it will provide up to $9.3 million to Coral CEA to help companies develop and market communications enabled applications (CEA) in a matter of weeks instead of months and years. CEA is the next wave of innovation in communications and information technology.

Clean Air

BIOREM awarded $720,000 biofiltration project

GUELPH - BIOREM Inc. announced that it has been awarded an advanced biofiltration project valued at $720,000. Under the terms of the agreement, Biorem will supply a two-stage air emissions control system ("the System") to remove the odorous compounds from the air at a municipal wastewater treatment facility located in southern British Columbia.

Economic Development

MP Stephen Woodworth Provides Connect to Southern Ontario Development Program

KITCHENER — FedDev Ontario is now accepting applications under the Southern Ontario Development Program (SODP) for projects that will stimulate local economies and enhance the growth and competitiveness of Southern Ontario businesses and communities.

Arts & Culture

Controversial Oscar winner Midnight Cowboy returns to the big screen in Waterloo

Waterloo - Cinematheque Waterloo’s fall programming continues with a screening of John Schlesinger‘s Best Picture Oscar winner Midnight Cowboy.

Engineering Equality

New Anniversary Scholarship added to already extensive 2010 program

Renfrew - Another Canadian woman will have her dream of becoming an engineer supported by a prestigious scholarship thanks to the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation.

Crises Accountability

Economic crisis leads to York U graduate program in financial accountability

TORONTO - In the aftermath of the economic meltdown, there is a pressing need for a different type of business-focused program - one that teaches higher standards of financial accountability and governance oversight.


Stop the TV Tax, coalition urges CRTC

TORONTO - Saying that this is no time to ask Canadian families to pay up to $10 more per month on their cable and satellite bills, a coalition of Canada's leading cable and satellite providers launched a campaign to Stop the TV Tax


Women Politicians Encourage More Women to Take the Lead in Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's NDP leader and Hamilton MPP Andrea Horwath will be joined by Parkdale-High Park MPP Cheri DiNovo and NDP President and former MP Peggy Nash for a forum on why Canadians must do more to elect women to all levels of government - tonight Monday, October 5 in Brampton, Ontario.


Future prosperity depends on energy strategy

VICTORIA, BC. - The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada's largest business association, in a report released today, is inviting energy-industry leaders, energy users and governments of all orders to come together to develop a Canadian Sustainable Energy Strategy, one that will ensure Canada has access to a stable, secure and flexible supply of affordable energy now and in the future.

Federal Tax

"Individuals and Businesses Can Now Pay Their Taxes Online"-Jean-Pierre Blackburn

JONQUIERE, QUEBEC - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture and Agri-Food), announced the launch of a new online service at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Guest Column

Going Back to School? Polish Your Study Skills to Find Career Success
By Jeff Haig

In this economy, many experienced workers are finding themselves out of careers, or out of ways to move up the corporate ladder. That may be why so many colleges across the country are seeing an influx of older, more mature students.

Health and Safety

Hospital workers’ clothing inadequate to protect against H1N1 and other body fluid, blood and viral threats

Made from APTRA breathable microporous film, Provent 10,000 clothing does the job, but education is required to establish higher standards for front-line healthcare workers

Wingham – According to George Kappler, “If hospitals were subjected to the same protection standards as factories, many would have been shut down a long time ago.” Those are tough words for healthcare workers to hear as they brace for an onslaught of H1N1 patients, but the CEO of Kappler Inc., a 33-year veteran in the protective garment business, knows of what he speaks.

Union Philanthropy

Steelworkers Humanity Fund contributes $10,000 to assist communities affected by severe drought in Guatemala

TORONTO - United Steelworkers' (USW) National Director Ken Neumann has announced a contribution by the Steelworkers Humanity Fund of $10,000 to assist peasant communities in Guatemala facing starvation due to failure of their crops.


U.S. and China will provide global economic leadership, says CIGI poll

Waterloo – The United States and China will provide global economic leadership, said the participants of a poll conducted yesterday by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) during its annual global conference this weekend.

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