Naming science as his chief inspiration, Mathieu Lehanneur shows a selection of his ingenious designs -- an interactive noise-neutralizing ball, an antibiotic course in one layered pill, asthma treatment that reminds kids to take it, a living air filter, a living-room fish farm and more. ____________________ Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame
Waterloo Region - Communitechs Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Gala was held last night at Bingeman's Conference Centre. As part of the Entrepreneur Week agenda, the event honoured the following Waterloo Region contributors by inducting them into the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame:
Cambridge On Sunday, November 22, 2008 the YMCA of Cambridge will host the 19th Annual Jingle Bell Run. The 2.5K family fun run/walk starts at 10 a.m. and the 5K race starts at 10:40 a.m. The event is generously sponsored in part by the Gore Mutual Insurance Company. ____________________ Consumers
TORONTO - Sears Canada Inc. announced its unaudited third quarter results. Total revenues for the 13-week period ended October 31, 2009 were $1.309 billion compared to $1.442 billion for the 13 weeks ended November 1, 2008, a decrease of 9.2%. Same store sales decreased 6.3%. Total expenses for the quarter were reduced by 11.5%.
Cambridge - On Tuesday, November 17th, the Gore Mutual Foundation held a reception at Gore Mutual Insurance Company in Cambridge, to recognize 19 local charities that received over $150,000 in donations from the Foundation, including KidsAbility Foundation, Cambridge Shelter Corporation, Cambridge and District Humane Society, Bereaved Families of Ontario (Midwestern Region) and Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.
OTTAWA - Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, announced today an agreement with Israel to begin negotiations on a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) to facilitate the importing and exporting of telecommunications equipment. The announcement followed discussions between Minister Clement and the Honourable Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Israeli Minister of Industry, Trade and Labour.
Ariel Walker Co-Founder of the Huntington Society of Canada Receives Provincial Honour
KITCHENER - Ariel Walker from Cambridge, ON, co-founder of the Huntington Society of Canada was awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship last night at a Queen’s Park Ceremony by David Onley, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Statscan - The indebtedness and liquidity position of non-financial corporations remained at historically favourable levels at the end of the second quarter of 2009, despite the economic downturn that started in 2008.
Guelph - Networking and fun, all in support of Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis, will be the order of the night at the December meeting of Guelph Women In Networking (GWIN) on Tuesday, December 1, 2009.
OTTAWA - Workers at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and War Museum have been on strike for 58 days - almost a week longer than last year's OC Transpo strike. After eight weeks of picketing, letter-writing, lobbying and protesting outside politicians' offices, there are still no negotiations taking place between the parties.
OTTAWA A pioneering biochemist, a renowned child health specialist and a brilliant young cancer researcher are among those being honoured yesterday with Canada’s most prestigious health and pharmaceutical research awards. Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, joined Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Dr. Jacques Gagné, President of Prix Galien Canada, to present the 2009 Canadian Health Research Awards and the Prix Galien.
TORONTO - Sun Life Financial Inc. announced that Sun Life Capital Trust II, a trust established by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada ("SLA"), will issue in Canada $500 million principal amount of Sun Life ExchangEable Capital Securities Series 2009-1 due December 31, 2108
Climate change challenge may provide opportunities
TORONTO - Energy consumption in both old and new buildings can be cut by an estimated 30 to 50 percent while producing a favourable return on investments, according to a KPMG report, Climate Change: Risks & Opportunities in the Canadian Commercial Real Estate Market.
Today's Conference Expected to Attract 200 Financial Professionals to Hear What Went Wrong With the Economy And How Canada Should Adapt To A New World Order
TORONTO - The Investment Counsel Association of Canada (ICAC), the official voice of the country's money management community, announced that Rick Hillier, the former Chief Of Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces is the keynote speaker at its annual meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2009 in Toronto.
Statscan - The composite price index for non-residential building construction decreased 1.5% in the third quarter compared with the previous quarter. As was the case in the second quarter, the decline in the third quarter was mostly the result of heightened competitive conditions due to a weaker non-residential building construction market, most notably in Western Canada.
Guelph - The Guelph Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce are pleased to see legislation introduced in the provincial legislature to put into place the tax reform measures announced in the 2009 Ontario budget.
Hamilton Rare and fascinating maps that chronicle the evolution of human knowledge about the countries in the Gulf region will go on display for the first time in North America at the McMaster Museum of Art.
Toronto - The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) wraps up a very successful 1st Annual Community Power Conference with the creation of a new 'International Community Power working group' with OSEA and the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA).
Toronto Marking the culmination of six years of technology development research funded by Genome Canada through the Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI) and others, a Toronto research team unveiled a first-in-class analytical instrument at the recent Great Lakes International Imaging and Flow Cytometry Association annual meeting in Pittsburgh. The CyTOF Mass Cytometer, being made and marketed by DVS Sciences (Toronto), was developed by a team led by Dr. Scott Tanner (University of Toronto, and co-founder and CEO of DVS Sciences).
____________________ Restraunt Opening Heritage Building
Kitchener - Sportsworld Crossing announced that they have signed a lease with Borealis Grille and Bar to open an ‘eat local’ restaurant in the 120 year old Pine Grove School House on King Street East in Kitchener.
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