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.
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.
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. ____________________ Xquaterly
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.
-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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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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