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Thursday October 29, 2009

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Becky Blanton: The year I was homeless

Becky Blanton planned to live in her van for a year and see the country, but when depression set in and her freelance job ended, her camping trip turned into homelessness. In this intimate talk, she describes her experience of becoming one of America's working homeless.


Economy likely grew in latest quarter
By Lucia Mutikani

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy resumed growing in the third quarter after a year of decline as consumers spent more and investment in home-building bounced back to end the worst recession in 70 years, a Reuters survey of economists predicts.

Lying and Cheating

New Study Reveals Predictors of Lying and Cheating

Washington, D.C. - Information about a new online integrity survey developed by the Josephson Institute of Ethics was released today.


41st Convocation Fall Ceremony Set for November 7

Kitchener - More than 1,200 Conestoga College graduates are eligible to take part in the fall edition of the 41st Convocation on Saturday, November 7 at the Conestoga College Recreation Centre in Kitchener.


Procter & Gamble profit tops expectations

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co posted a quarterly profit well ahead of analysts' forecasts and said it has modestly higher expectations for growth in the industry even as consumers continue to remain cautious.

Human Resources

Nearly Six-in-Ten Workers Live Paycheque to Paycheque, Reveals New Survey

-Expert Offers Tips for Making Ends Meet in Tough Times-

TORONTO - Counting down the hours until you get your paycheque? You're not alone. Nearly six-in-ten (57 per cent) workers report they feel they live paycheque to paycheque just to make ends meet, up from 55 per cent in 2008, according to a new nationwide survey by CareerBuilder Canada.


CAA and ORBA release 2009 Top 20 Worst Roads list

TORONTO - Steeles Avenue has once again been named the worst road in Ontario. The Canadian Automobile Association and Ontario Road Builders' Association released their Top 20 Worst Roads list for 2009 today. This year close to 10,000 people voted for the road, highway or bridge in their community they wanted to see get fixed.


Canadian Holiday Shopping Intentions Remain Fragile as Economic Recovery Slowly Takes Shape

Survey reveals how Canadians will allocate their holiday spending

TORONTO - Fifty-one percent of Canadians plan to spend the same amount this holiday season as they have the past two years. 44% of respondents plan to spend less than they did last year - up by 3% over last year's survey


Leo Groarke accepts post as provost/vice-president academic at University of Windsor

Brantford - After 26 years at Wilfrid Laurier University, Dr. Leo Groarke, principal/vice-president of Laurier Brantford, will be leaving to take up the position of provost/vice-president academic at the University of Windsor, starting April 1, 2010.

Human Resources

"Congratulations! P.s. you're fired" - Tribunal awards $35,000 to fired pregnant employee

TORONTO - Jessica Maciel could not believe her ears. Minutes after revealing her pregnancy, she was told to pack her bags and go.


Police reported 611 homicides in Canada in 2008

Statscan - Canada had 17 more homocides in 2008 than the previous year, resulting in a 2% rise in the national homicide rate. The 2008 increase was due almost entirely to increases in Alberta and British Columbia, much of which was gang-related.

Seven Wonders

Statement by the Maid of the Mist Steamboat Company

NIAGARA FALLS - The Maid of the Mist Steamboat Company issued the following statement relating to funding relationahip.

Lectureer Competition


46 Carleton Professors Nominated for TVO 2010 Best Lecturer Competition

Ottawa – Let the games begin! TVO has scored a record-breaking number of nominations for the 2010 Best Lecturer Competition.

Joy of Travel

On the doorsteps of history
By Paul Knowles

The province of Ontario is home to many important historic homes, including the homes of Prime Ministers, authors, inventors and an eccentric or two. (Shown is Castle Kilbride, the National Historic Site in Baden)


Markham’s Waterworks a Leader in Drinking Water

Among first to receive provincial Quality Management System Accreditation

MARKHAM - Markham is one of the first municipalities to achieve an important milestone in the management and delivery of safe municipal drinking water. In August 2009, Markham’s Waterworks received the Quality Management System (QMS) accreditation from the Province of Ontario's accreditation body, making it a leader in providing a safe drinking water system for its residents.

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