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Ted Talks

Kitra Cahana:My father, locked in his body but soaring free

Kitra Cahana is a Canadian photographer who blurs the line between anthropologist and journalist.In 2011 Ronnie Cahana, her father, suffered a severe stroke that left him with locked-in syndrome: completely paralyzed except for his eyes. While this might shatter a normal person’s mental state, Cahana found peace in “dimming down the external ...

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Small Business

Small business activity in Canada moderating but demographics show opportunity to expand export orientation

Strongest growth potential for small businesses are in Alberta and British Columbia; While small firms in Ontario are well integrated into larger firms' manufacturing supply chains, the province isn't aligned to industries that are poised to see the highest growth.

TORONTO - Small business activity in Canada is lagging behind the economy as a whole, but has the potential to pick up and grow in the next five years, especially in Alberta and British Columbia which provide the greatest advantages for startups, finds a new report from CIBC World Markets.

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Muncipal Ellection

Dan Glenn-Graham responds to errant email sent to Ward 2 candidate

"I do take full responsibility for my team's actions"

Kitchener - Dan has extended apologies to Wasai Rahimi for an email that he received from his campaign team asking him to consider supporting another candidate. Glenn-Graham indicated “it was offside and I will take full responsibility for all actions by my team”.

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New orders

BIOREM announces additional orders for $1.7 million

GUELPH - BIOREM Inc. today announced four new orders totalling $1.7 million which brings Q3 orders to $5.8 million and provides a good start to Q4. The orders are for three odour control projects in North America and one in the Middle East.

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Gift Giving

4 Reasons Giving is Good for You

Philanthropist Says Money CAN Buy Happiness – But Only When You Give It Away

Many Americans are choosing to hold onto their money these days, a lesson learned from the 2008-09 financial crash. It’s good to have savings – but not to the point of hoarding, says entrepreneur and philanthropist Tim McCarthy, author of “Empty Abundance”.

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Book

Pipeline to Replenish Vanishing Dead Sea A Bridge to Mid-East Security, Peace

Experts' address universal concerns identified by former world leaders: World water crisis, sectarianism, energy, denuclearization of Korea "Atmospheric rivers" rising, drive growing flood hazards

Newport, Wales - A massive 180 km pipeline-canal mega-project to bring water from the Red Sea could prevent the Dead Sea from disappearing while improving the region's environmental, energy and peace prospects, according to a book of insights into major global topics launched today by an association of 40 former government leaders and heads of state and UN University's Institute for Water, Environment and Health.

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Ebola Crises

Ebola Rapid Response Team practices deploying to a simulated case of Ebola

Drills are a precautionary measure to ensure teams are ready and able to respond quickly

OTTAWA - Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced that the Government of Canada has begun to exercise its Ebola Rapid Response Teams to ensure Canada is ready to respond in the event of a first case of Ebola in Canada.

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Health Care

Study shows children who have had enterovirus infection are around 50% more likely to have type 1 diabetes

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children who have been infected with enterovirus are 48% more likely to have developed type 1 diabetes. The study is by Dr Tsai Chung-Li, China Medical University, Taiwan, and colleagues.

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Ebola Crises

Province Enhancing Measures to Prepare For Ebola Virus Disease

Ontario Provides Additional Measures to Protect the Public and Health Care Workers

Ontario is taking action to enhance the province’s readiness to contain and treat any potential case of Ebola in the province. These measures will further protect the safety of all Ontarians, including health care workers. “The safety of the Ontario public, including our dedicated health care workers, is my top priority – and I am committed to doing everything necessary to protect their safety.

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Understanding Your Government

Local Government Week celebrates municipal government

Waterloo Region – Local Government Week (LGW) activities will take place from October 19-25 to help students and citizens to better understand municipal government and its impact on their everyday lives.

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Municipal Election - PSA

Catholic Board Trustee Debate

Waterloo Region - A debate for the candidates running for the position of WCDSB trustee representing Cambridge has been organized and is open to the public. The event will be held at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre which is located at 700 Hespeler Rd on Wednesday October 22nd.


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Fundraiser

Friends of Waterloo Region Museum Fundraising Dinner

WATERLOO REGION – The Friends of Waterloo Region Museum are hosting a fundraising dinner called Dinner with Friends on Saturday, Nov. 8 at The Stone Crock Restaurant located at 1396 King St. N. in St. Jacobs. A reception takes place at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.

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