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Story Teller

Rosie King:How autism freed me to be myself

“People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold, brash and autistic. She wants to know: Why is everyone so worried about being normal?

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Education

Education empowers Canadians but raises risks of overwork and work-family stress

TORONTO – The higher your level of education, the greater your earnings and your sense of “personal mastery” or being in control of your fate, University of Toronto researchers say. But wait: there’s a downside.

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Innovation

Can Toyota's Hydrogen-Powered Vehicle Go the Distance?

Bloomberg - A new car from Toyota could be the blueprint of cars we’ll be driving in years to come. It’s called the Mirai -- which means "future" in Japanese -- and is Toyota's first emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicle...but the innovation, isn't without risks in an unproven market. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Stocks - video

U.S. Stocks at Record Highs: Where Are They Headed Next?

Bloomberg- Charles Schwab's Jeffrey Kleintop and Stifel Nicolaus' Chad Morganlander discuss the outlook for U.S. stocks with Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle and Erik Schatzker on "Street Smart."


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Provincial Trade

Renewed Québec-Ontario Partnership Leads to Results

Provinces Team Up to Keep Electricity Affordable, Fight Climate Change and Strengthen Central Canada’s Economy

Queens Park - Québec Premier Philippe Couillard and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne led a joint meeting of cabinet ministers in Toronto Friday and took action in several key areas including the signing of three sectoral MOUs and a declaration on the Francophonie. The significant progress made by the two governments during the meeting includes an unprecedented agreement that will see Quebec and Ontario exchange electricity capacity to help keep power affordable and reliable for people in both provinces.

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Consumer Price

Consumer Price Index for October 2014

Ottawa - The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.4% in the 12 months to October, after increasing 2.0% in September.

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Women in Business

CIBC supports Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University with $500,000 gift

Toronto - Ryerson University announced that CIBC has supported Ryerson’s Make Your Mark fundraising campaign with a gift of $500,000 toward student awards at the Ted Rogers School of Management.

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Education

Elementary–Secondary Education Survey for Canada, the provinces and territories, 2012/2013

Ottawa - Just over 5 million students were enrolled in elementary and secondary public school programs in Canada during the 2012/2013 school year, virtually unchanged from the previous year. From 2008/2009 to 2012/2013, the number of Canadian students enrolled in an elementary or secondary public school decreased annually, with a total reduction of 1.1% over the five-year period.

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Networking

International connections flow from research

Kingston - Throughout his three-decade academic career, Andrew Pollard (Mechanical and Materials Engineering) has worked to establish networks that support international collaborations. Those efforts and his research contributions in the field of fluid dynamics have earned him a fellowship in the American Physical Society.

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Trade

Wholesale trade, September 2014

Ottawa - Wholesale sales rose 1.8% to $54.0 billion in September. While higher sales were recorded in six of the seven subsectors, accounting for 83% of total wholesale sales, the increase was led by the building material and supplies subsector (+5.5%). In volume terms, wholesale sales increased 1.8%.

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For Fun - Video

How to Gut a Super Jumbo A380 in Two Minutes

Bloomberg- Emirates performs a heavy maintenance check on the world's largest passenger plane, the A380. The process took 55 days to complete. Here it is in under two minutes.

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Education

Conestoga College releases New Strategic Plan

Theme of Capacity, Quality and Sustainability, builds on Conestoga’s recognized strengths as a leader in polytechnic education

Kitchener - Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning has released a new Strategic Plan that provides a framework for the college’s continued growth and development over the next three years.

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Historic Gift

Historic $130-million gift from the Rogers family to establish the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

Largest private donation in Canadian health care history will bring together the strengths of SickKids, UHN, and U of T in individualized genomic medicine, tissue engineering, and advanced cardiac care; Goal to reduce hospitalization for heart failure by 50 per cent in 10 years.

TORONTO – The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University Health Network (UHN) and the University of Toronto (U of T) announced today the creation of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (the Centre) funded by an unprecedented donation of $130 million from the Rogers family – the largest monetary gift ever made to a Canadian health care initiative. The donation will be matched with $139 million in additional funds combined from SickKids, UHN, and U of T for a total investment of $269 million.


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Statement Bill 8

NDP Finance Critic Catherine Fife (MPP Kitchener-Waterloo) on Liberals' Omnibus Bill 8

Queens Park - "It’s ironic that the Liberal government is talking about transparency by introducing a Stephen Harper-style omnibus bill, and then shutting down debate by time allocating it. By making this an omnibus bill the Liberals are forcing the legislature to vote for changes to eleven different and distinct pieces of legislation at the same time, and there are some extremely shoddy parts of this bill.

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Migration

Money, jobs and a flood of young adults moving to the New West

Ontario and Quebec now replicating the economic malaise of Atlantic Canada - By Mark Milke

CALGARY - If you're young or have very little education, where's the best place in the country for you to find a job and make a decent income? Alberta, of course, followed by Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

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Discovery

Two new baryon particles discovered in agreement with York U prediction

TORONTO – Last Thursday an international team of researchers announced the discovery of two new particles in the baryon family, which makes them cousins of the familiar proton and neutron. The LHCb collaboration at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, used CERN’s Large Hadron Collider to make these discoveries.

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Water

Water level to be lowered in Wellesley Pond to allow repair work at dam

Wellesley - The water level in Wellesley Pond will be drawn down over this week, starting today, in order to allow minor repairs to the Wellesley Dam at the south end of the pond.

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New Scholars

Two Carleton Professors Elected to Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Ottawa - The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected two Carleton professors to the inaugural group of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The two Carleton members are Sheryl Hamilton, Canada Research Professor in Communication, Law and Governance, and Stuart J. Murray, Canada Research Chair in Rhetoric and Ethics.

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Report

Retail Real Estate Sector Contributes $6.9 Billion to Canadian Economy, Supports 97,700 Jobs

TORONTO - Capital investment in the retail real estate sector totaled $6.9 billion in 2013, according to a report released by the Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac) titled "The Contribution of the Retail Real Estate Sector to the Canadian Economy". Some $4.7 billion was spent on new buildings, with the rest ($2.2 billion) invested in capital improvements, renovations and the upgrading of existing buildings.

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