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Wednesday November 11, 2009

Ted Talks

Rachel Pike: The science behind a climate headline

In 4 minutes, atmospheric chemist Rachel Pike provides a glimpse of the massive scientific effort behind the bold headlines on climate change, with her team -- one of thousands who contributed -- taking a risky flight over the rainforest in pursuit of data on a key molecule.


The Seven Habits of Recession-Era Employees

The Fearful, The Delighted and The Apocalyptic, among those identified by new Queen's School of Business research

KINGSTON - On-the-job employee behaviours in recessionary times can be grouped into seven categories, each with attendant challenges and distinct management requirements, according to new research from Queen's School of Business.


John Keating of COM DEV Receives Honourary Degree from Conestoga

Kitchener - John Keating, Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge-based COM DEV International, has received the first-ever honourary degree awarded by Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Health Care

More Critical Care For Ontario Newborns

Grand River Hospital Gets Additional Neonatal Intensive Care Beds Ontario is adding two neonatal intensive care beds at Grand River Hospital to ensure more newborns can get better access to intensive care closer to home. The beds are for babies that are born prematurely or at term with special medical needs and who require critical care. Ontario is adding 43 beds province-wide.

Health Innovation

Ontario Announces Finalists For Health Care Innovation Awards

Ontario Government Celebrates Annual Showcase Of Health Care Initiatives

Ontario is celebrating innovations in health care with its fourth annual showcase of original initiatives that are delivering better patient care across the province.


Consumer confidence continues gains in week: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - ABC News said on Tuesday that its weekly gauge of U.S. consumer confidence rose for the second straight week, edging up from a recent three-month low.

Cultural Event

Shen Yun, the Show That’s Leaving Millions in Awe

Kitchener - A traditional Chinese culture and arts as they were meant to be - a brilliant blend of timeless beauty, grace, and energy. Part of a 20-country world tour.

Global Economy


A key impediment to becoming a global manufacturing hub is entrepreneurship and leadership

New Delhi, India – Not only is India an IT superpower but it is also looking to find its place on the world stage in manufacturing, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India, told participants at one of the final sessions of the World Economic Forum’s Indian Economic Summit.

A Winner

Guelph Teacher Awarded Third Annual OGI Genomics Teaching Prize

Toronto – The Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI) has announced the recipient of its 2009 Genomics Teaching Prize, Mr. Doug Gajic from Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute (CVI) in Guelph, Ontario.


New Website for Tipsters in Canadian Criminal Cases

Site Warns Tipsters Contemplating Aiding Police in Exchange for a Reward

WASHINGTON - A new website for tipsters in Canadian criminal cases launched today. The website,, warns prospective tipsters about the risks of cooperating with Canadian police officials who offer rewards in exchange for information.

Global Markets

Gold hits record high as dollar slides
By Jan Harvey

LONDON (Reuters) - Gold rose to record highs above $1,115 an ounce on Monday as the dollar slid to 15-month lows, with hopes for a global economic recovery and gains in equity markets boosting the appeal of higher-yielding currencies.



Launches Interactive Webpages To Seek Input from Residents

Markham - Markham has launched a new section to their website for residents to provide input and ideas on the development of Markham’s community sustainability plan.


Laurier Economic Outlook 2010 to explore post-recession economy

WATERLOO – Don Drummond, senior vice-president and chief economist at TD Financial Group, will be the keynote speaker at “Economic Outlook 2010: What Comes After the Great Recession?” on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo.


New Guelph Facility Will Produce Organic Dairy Products

Ontario Government Helping Boost Local Economies, Promote Local Food

Guelph - Sheep, goat and water buffalo milk will be among the conventional and certified organic dairy products processed at a retrofitted facility in Guelph.

Guest Column

Tame "Information Overload" to Boost Profit
By Glory Borgeson

Tom owns his own small business. His type of company allows him ample "desk time" in his office. Tom is interested in news that affects his business directly, government policies that affect small businesses in general and he enjoys reading anything related to hot topics. Like most businesspeople, Tom gets his information via e-mail from various sources, particular Internet sites and certain TV news programs.


York professor explores Darwin for CBC documentary

TORONTO - To mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s transformational and contentious book, On the Origin of Species, York film Professor Seth Feldman, director of York’s Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, has produced his 26th documentary for CBC Radio’s "Ideas". In his series "The Evolution of Charles Darwin", broadcasting over four weeks starting Nov. 11, Feldman explores the life and ideas of the evolutionary – and revolutionary – scientist.



CAMBRIDGE – Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig and members of the Community Foundation’s planning committee will kick off the official Random Act of Kindness day on Friday, November 13, 2009. It’s a day for Cambridge and North Dumfries residents to officially celebrate everyday kindnesses and to encourage others to pay it forward, particularly on that day.

Health Study

Canadians are taking the “reduced sodium” message to heart – new study suggests how to support further change

Toronto — In a large-scale cross-Canada survey to assess Canadians’ knowledge and behaviours regarding sodium intake, University of Alberta researchers Anna Farmer PhD, MPH, RD and Diana Mager PhD, RD found that the majority of Canadians believe they consume too much sodium, that most are aware that too much sodium can lead to health problems, but only half are actually doing something about it.



Majority of Employees Have Had Ideas Stolen at Work

TORONTO - According to a recent survey, there’s a common type of workplace theft -- and it has nothing to do with missing office supplies. Nearly six in 10 (58 per cent) employees interviewed said that a coworker has taken credit for their idea. Those who steal the limelight from their more deserving colleagues may get away with it, too: forty-one per cent of those who have had their ideas nabbed by coworkers revealed they did nothing in response.

Global Economy

Russia To Suffer Sharp 2009 Growth Contraction: World Bank.

"The World Bank on Tuesday said the Russian economy would contract 8.7 percent in 2009, worse than previously forecast, but predicted a modest recovery to growth of 3.2 percent in 2010.... The forecast is slightly more pessimistic than official predictions with President Dmitry Medvedev forecasting that GDP would shrink 7.5 percent this year.

Corporate Tax

Mandatory T2 electronic filing-coming soon!

OTTAWA - For tax years ending after 2009, it will be mandatory for corporations with gross revenues exceeding $1 million to file their T2 corporation returns via the Internet. It is important to note that penalties will be applied to tax years ending after 2010 if you do not file your T2 corporation return using the Internet.

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