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Friday December 2, 2011

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Charles Limb: Building the musical muscle

Charles Limb is a doctor and a musician who researches the way musical creativity works in the brain. Charles Limb has two titles on his official website: Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, and Faculty, Peabody Conservatory of Music. He combines his two passions to study the way the brain creates and perceives music.

Economic Development

Right Honourable Joe Clark Gives Key Note to Waterloo Business Group

Waterloo - Canada's Technology Triangle (CTT) held its Third Annual International Reception and dinner last night at the Waterloo Inn, Waterloo.

His Right Honourable Joe Clark


Two Area men face hefty fine after flight diverts

Vancouver - Research in Motion suspended two employees on Thursday after their drunken rowdiness forced an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Beijing to be diverted to Vancouver and a court ordered them to pay US$70,699.49 (CA71,757) in restitution.



Cambridge – Blue Moon Lingerie has just been announced as the official Coquette distributor in the United Kingdom, France and Scandinavia.


Toyota Canada Inc. reports 5th straight month of market share growth with 19.7% year over year gain in November 2011

Lexus sales were 9.8% higher with strong sales of the CT 200h and the RX series midsize luxury SUV.

TORONTO - Canadian drivers embraced all new and next generation models in record numbers last month, helping Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) post its fifth-straight month of market share gains and a 19.7% year over year gain in November, 2011. The 14,563 Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, trucks and SUVs sold in November included strong sales of new and next-generation models, including the redesigned Camry in gas and hybrid models, the redesigned Yaris Hatch and the all-new Prius v.


RIM will miss earnings target for year

WATERLOO - RIM. expects to miss its full-year financial targets as it takes a big charge because of poor tablet sales and a software upgrade overload. The smartphone maker says it will book a pre-tax charge of about US$485 million on its books in the third-quarter.

Simulation & Roll Playing

Waterloo hosts longest-running student federal-provincial conference simulation

WATERLOO - Several hundred high school students in Waterloo Region will participate in Canada's longest-running simulated federal-provincial conference at the University of Waterloo next Tuesday (Dec. 7) and Wednesday (Dec. 8).


Women's Executive Network Honours Vivian Prokop for Second Consecutive Year

TORONTO - Yesterday, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) announced that Vivian Prokop, chief executive officer, has once again been awarded the Trailblazer and Trendsetter award among Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100(TM) by the Women's Executive Network (WXN).


Tips and pointers for surviving the MBA application process

ST. CATHARINES — Applying for business school can be an arduous, stressful process, but there are ways to make it easier on yourself — and increase your chances of getting into the program you want.


Swimco Announces Acquisition of Swimwear Etc.

The Family-Owned Western Canadian Retailer Becomes One of the Largest Swimwear Chains in North America

CALGARY- Western Canadian swimwear retailer Swimco has purchased Swimwear Etc, increasing their store count from 14 to 25, and expanding their reach into all four western provinces. With the closing of the deal, Swimco becomes one of the largest swimwear retail chains in North America, employing 250 people. Swimco's Head Office will remain in Calgary, Alberta.


A Strategic Partnership: Momentum Technologies & Maplesoft Group

OTTAWA - Maplesoft Group announced that it entered into a strategic partnership with Momentum Technologies (Quebec, QC) to offer a full portfolio of Oracle Professional Services which will include migrations, upgrades, and implementations of Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Spreading the Good Cheer

KWS spreads the Holiday spirit with a symphony orchestra, Christmas carols, a classic holiday tale and good cheer for the whole family!

Kitchener - Joining the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) in a favourite family holiday tradition will be the Grand Philharmonic Choir, Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir, Synergy Handbell Choir , dancers from the Classical Dance Conservatory , and guest narrator Alex Mustakas . Cincinnati Pops conductor John Morris Russell takes the podium at the Centre In The Square for performances at 8 pm on Friday & Saturday, December 16 & 17 and a special matinee performance on Saturday, December 17 at 2:30 pm.

Supply Management

How to reform supply management

By Larry Martin

Troy - The press has been rife with comments about the federal government’s decision to enter negotiations for the Trans Pacific Trade Pact (TPP). This led immediately to a call to “phase out” supply management in the dairy and poultry industries: Canada’s policy on supply management is seen as a stumbling block to better access to other countries for our export products.

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