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Ted Talks

Amy Purdy: Living beyond limits

When she was 19, Amy Purdy lost both her legs below the knee. And now ... she's a pro snowboarder. In this powerful talk, she shows us how to draw inspiration from life's obstacles.



WATERLOO - Supportive Housing of Waterloo (SHOW) announced the hiring of its first executive director Gael Gilbert. Gilbert will join the organization on December 12th, making the move from her current role as Executive Director of Agincourt Community Services Association in Scarborough.


Downtown Kitchener BIA closes off a great season of programming in the Core with Waterloo Region Food and Drink EXPO

KITCHENER – All of the work which had been put into programming the Kitchener Downtown Core this year paid off in dividends this weekend as the Waterloo Region Food and Drink EXPO at the Kitchener Market brought thousands of people to the market and east end of downtown.


Rick Hansen relay arrives in Kitchener Dec. 1

KITCHENER – Rick Hansen’s relay celebrating the 25 th anniversary of the Man in Motion World Tour comes through Kitchener on Dec. 1, wrapping up the day’s relay at Activa Sportsplex around 5 p.m.

Financial Markets

Global central banks 'acting to ease market strains'

FRANKFURT (AFP) — Global central banks said on Wednesday they were acting in a coordinated way to reduce strains on the financial markets and boost lending to businesses and consumers.

Award Recognition

City recognizes local properties for urban design and heritage conservation

Kitchener - The city of Kitchener shone the spotlight on creaby honouring the unique efforts of local residents, property owners and professionals during the ativity and culture by honouring the unique efforts of local residents, property owners and professionals during the 2011 Mike Wagner Heritage Awards and Urban Design Awards.

Survey Results

Canadian Business Owners Mostly Optimistic, But Some Are Struggling

Angus Reid - A third of respondents have worked longer, cut expenses, and experienced increased stress due to the global financial situation. Business owners in Canada are hopeful about the future of their companies, but a considerable proportion of them are making sacrifices to deal with the global financial situation, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.


$25,000 Donation To AIESEC, Marks 30 Years of Support

GUELPH - The Co-operators donated $25,000 to AIESEC Canada, a youth-run organization that provides a platform for leadership development among Canadian students. This marks the 30 th year that The Co-operators has provided financial support to the organization.


Aging, health and well-being: interRAI RBC Global Summit brings a human face to health care for the elderly

Canada not alone in facing rapidly aging population

TORONTO - With approximately 1,200 Canadians turning 65 every day, providing quality health care for older people across this country is taking on increasing importance. At the interRAI RBC Global Summit held earlier this month in Toronto , health care researchers from around the world made it clear that Canada is not alone in facing a rapidly aging population and its related health care implications.


Ontario Government Needs to Act

Toronto - Ontario's Environmental Commissioner is worried that Ontario has lost momentum when it comes to the province's pressing environmental issues. In his newly released 2010/2011 Annual Report " Engaging Solutions ", Gord Miller says there's no shortage of talk about the problems such as climate change, waste diversion, and the loss of biodiversity. "But when it comes to doing something" says Miller, "there doesn't seem to be a lot actually happening.

Tax Warning

Tax Protester Schemes; Natural vs Legal

OTTAWA - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has issued a warning to all Canadians to beware of individuals that try to convince you that Canadians do not have to pay tax on the income they earn. These individuals, also known as tax protesters, not only fail to report their own earnings, but they also conspire, counsel, and promote these tax schemes.


Industrial product and raw materials price indexes

Statscan - Between September and October, the Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) and the Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) declined 0.1% and 1.2% respectively, as a result of a sharp decrease in the price of metals.

Gross Domestic Product

Canadian economic accounts

Statscan - Real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced 0.9% in the third quarter, after declining 0.1% in the second quarter. Increased demand for exports led third quarter GDP growth. On a monthly basis, real GDP by industry increased 0.2% in September.

Guest Columnist

Social media success doesn't come cheap

By Doug Lacombe

Everyone knows social media is free. To sign up, that is. But, as the saying goes, there is no free lunch. If you expect to get something from social media in exchange for little or nothing, you should expect to fail.

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