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WATERLOO & AREA




Canada Welcomes its First Female House Leader Waterloo's Bardish Chagger

Report: City of Waterloo council summary

Collaboration Creates Hub for Local Artists

Region releases four-year plan for child care and early learning

Local/Global Report: Stats and insights for all property types.

ATS announces election of directors



TORONTO & 401 CORRIDOR

Blockchain development team announces the formation of Blockchain Foundry

Centennial College rolls out new assistance for small businesses

Western University’s MPH Candidates help shape the health of communities worldwide

"Focus on Features" Project Explores How Film Makers Contribute to Culture and Creativity

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TALKS

Olivier Scalabre: The next manufacturing revolution is here
Economic growth has been slowing for the past 50 years, but relief might come from an unexpected place — a new form of manufacturing that is neither what you thought it was nor where you thought it was. Industrial systems thinker Olivier Scalabre details how a fourth manufacturing revolution will produce a macroeconomic shift and boost employment, productivity and growth. BCG's Olivier Scalabre analyzes the evolution of large industrial companies' manufacturing footprint and operations.


Gonzalo Vilariño: How Argentina's blind soccer team became champions
With warmth and respect, Gonzalo Vilariño tells the captivating story of Argentina's blind soccer team — and how a sincere belief in themselves and their capabilities transformed the players from humble beginnings into two-time World Champions. "You have to get out there and play every game in this beautiful tournament that we call life," Vilariño says. Gonzalo Vilariño uses sport to change the rules of the game for the disabled. Gonzalo Vilariño is a lawyer, physical education teacher and soccer coach. More than anything, he's a professional challenge-seeker.




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PROVINCIAL

Early Research Award Winners Search for Privacy and Rehabilitation Solutions

Premier to Lead Mission to Japan and South Korea


NATIONAL


U.S. Steel Pensioners, Workers feel Abandoned

Renewing NATO to fight 21st-century threats

Wholesale sales increased for a third consecutive month in June, up 0.7%

Investment in new housing construction rose 8.7% year over year to $4.4 billion in June


THE WORLD


Top Five Urban Beach Towns in Europe

Innovative Targeting Solutions Announces Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to Advance Drug Discovery

Millennials Uphold Ideals of Global Citizenship amid Concern for Corruption, Climate Change and Lack of Opportunity

New report ‘The Future of Gender Equality’ predicts the gender pay gap will close by 2045



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Columns

Vulnerability is Money in the Bank
By Todd Cohen
Many factors can impact one’s feeling of comfort and security for their jobs and livelihoods. A shifting and unsteady economy. Tumultuous global events. The unforeseen and unpredictable can shake one’s confidence to the core. You see the same phenomena with anyone who has something to sell—which is all of us. Regardless of what you are selling—a product, a service, and of course, yourself, there are unfortunate instances of people taking any business and not quality business.


Cottage Succession Strategized
Steve Bentley - CFP Principal | Financial Life Planner NORTHERN RIVER Financial
The family cottage up north. The cabin on the lake. The beach front property. A vacation property can take various forms for many people but one thing is certain. The need to ensure the proper family cottage succession strategy is in place.


Chart of the Week: Changes in 20 Years
By Michael Hayhoe
Below is a chart showing the price change of selected items and services in the past 20 years. It is a US based chart but still very interesting and I suspect Canada would be quite similar. Look at the change in the cost of post-secondary education. Incredible.



Want to Double Your Business’ Cash Flow? Practice Diversity and Inclusion—and Really Mean It
by Bill Proudman
A two-year analysis completed in 2015 evaluated over 450 companies—each with over $750 million in annual revenue—against a criteria of 128 different talent management practices, and determined that 70% scored poorly when it came to diversity and inclusion.


A recipe for spreading the word about energy industry successes
By Bill Whitelaw
Calgary - Take 150 oil and gas folks who love to tell a good story. Add 150 ordinary Canadians who love to hear a good story. Gently stir the two groups together in time for Canada's 150th birthday in 2017.



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BUSINESS EVENTS & LEISURE ACTIVITIES

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August

Canada’s First Apparel Textile Sourcing Show Debuts in Toronto

Lazaridis Institute seeks Top 10 Canadian tech scale-ups for first cohort of expert mentoring program

Cambridge to hold free outdoor screening of CBC and The Tragically Hip present: The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration

October is Manufacturing Month in Canada, a month long celebration of the manufacturing industry!
August Deadline for listing October events approaches
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September

WEAR RED in support of the women you love!

Mayor's Dinner Celebrates Veteran's of Waterloo

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October

Annual fundraiser, the Black and Gold Gala, takes place Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Bingemans!




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