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Brokerage Donates Custom Made Fire & Life Inflatable Safety House to Local Fire Departments
Attached Photo “Ribbon Cutting - Fire & Life Inflatable Safety House - Nov 2017” John Percy (Public Education Officer, Waterloo Fire Rescue), Steve LaRochelle (Kitchener Fire Manager, Emergency Management & Business Continuity), Regional Councillor Geoff Lorentz, Peter Benninger (President, Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty), Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky, Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, Waterloo Fire Rescue Fire Chief Richard Hepditch, Kevin Schmalz (Public Education Officer, Kitchener Fire Department)
On November 2nd , Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty donated a custom made Fire & Life Inflatable Safety House to the Kitchener & Waterloo Fire Departments. The Inflatable House is a 29’ x 17’ interactive educational tool that includes a kitchen, living area and bedroom with escape window. It will be used by the Kitchener Fire Department and Waterloo Fire Rescue to educate children on how to respond in emergency situations as part of the elementary school fire safety curriculum.
Social Human Changes
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants Laurier over $2 million in research funds
One of the funded projects will study conversations and how they impact client care industries.
Waterloo How can we improve refugee resettlement? How old is the oldest sign language? How globally disruptive is ridesharing? These are some of the questions researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University are exploring, and for which they have received over $2.2 million in funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 2017 Insight Development and Insight Grant programs.
Today a diverse group of electricity stakeholders to make announcement on the future of energy planning in Ontario
A diverse group of 19 major energy consumers, producers and distributors from across the province are taking the unprecedented step of coming together in support of an announcement on the future of energy planning in Ontario.
New National Housing Strategy should prioritize affordable and responsible homeownership
Authors Sean Speer and Jane Londerville recommend that Ottawa’s pending National Housing Strategy promote and support homeownership by encouraging savings, reducing mortgage insurance fees, and placing a hold on changes to mortgage and financing rules.
Many Canadians are increasingly worried about being able to afford a home, particularly in major centres. The next generation of home-buyers are rightly wondering if they will be able to realize the many benefits of homeownership.
BDC announces details of new $70 million envelope dedicated to women-led tech companies
As part of its continued efforts to support women entrepreneurs, BDC announced today that it will be committing an additional $20 million to its Women in Tech investment program. The news released Wednesday builds on a 2016 commitment to invest $50 million in women-led technology firms, bringing the total size to $70 million, to be invested over five years.
PayPal issues notice to Business Customers and Partners
On Monday, PayPal, notified customers that they have received a Federal Court order requiring us them disclose information to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) about PayPal Business account holders who sent or received a payment between January 1, 2014, and November 10, 2017.
Saïd Business School launches Blockchain Strategy programme to help businesses get to grips with new computing reality
As 30% of bank jobs face elimination due to disruptive technologies by 2025, businesses in all industries warned to prepare for the blockchain revolution. As blockchain technology promises to radically overhaul the nature of business, changing the job landscape and disrupting across industries, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford is launching a new digital blockchain strategy short course to prepare executives.
Small Business Tax
Ontario Drops Small Business Tax Rate for 2018
Ontario’s Minister of Finance Charles Sousa announced small business tax relief in the province’s Fall Economic Update. The update, released on November 14, 2017, reduces the small business tax rate to 3.5% (from 4.5%) effective for 2018 and increases the non-eligible dividend tax rate for individuals.
Community Energy Strategy
Region of Waterloo rate payers - Tell them what you think!
Boost the economy by keeping more energy spending local
Waterloo Region The Region is looking for public input on its Community Energy Investment Strategy. The input aims to solicit feedback from the community of rate payers, the Regional wide investment strategy aims to help residents and employers save on energy, boost the economy by keeping more energy spending local, and identify cleaner, sustainable sources of energy.
Canada's anti-spam legislation: Education still needed!
More than 3 years after coming into force, Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL) remains unclear for more than 1 in 2 of email marketing users indicates a private survey conducted by by Cyberimpact. Troubling is the indicator highlighting that the majority of them have no idea of the consequences if they violate the law.
How the military fights climate change
Military leaders have known for millennia that the time to prepare for a challenge is before it hits you, says scientist and retired US Navy officer David Titley. He takes us from the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria to the icy shores of Svalbard to show how the military approaches the threat of climate change, in a refreshingly practical, nonpartisan take on climate preparedness. "The ice doesn't care who's in the White House. It doesn't care which party controls your congress. It doesn't care which party controls your parliament," Titley says. "It just melts.
Deeper Level of AI learning
New technology makes artificial intelligence more private and portable
Technology developed at the University of Waterloo is paving the way for artificial intelligence (AI) to break free of the internet and cloud computing. New deep-learning AI software produced with that technology is compact enough to fit on mobile computer chips for use in everything from smartphones to industrial robots.
Chamber Welcomes Dynamic New Board at Annual General Meeting
Guelph - The Guelph Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its incoming 2017-2018 Board of Directors duly elected at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held Tuesday November 14 at the Holiday Inn Guelph.
Education - Paying For It
Post-Secondary Students Can Apply for Financial Assistance Four Months Earlier This Year, Than Before
OSAP Applications Now Open for 2018-19 School Year
Applications opened on November 8 for the new OSAP for the 2018-19 school year allowing students from Cambridge and North Dumfries to apply for financial aid at the same time they are submitting their college and university applications.
New university research study finds mindfulness training reduces bullying amongst employees
Toxic work environment? Online mindfullness may help
Online mindfulness training reduces negative workplace behaviours such as bullying, rudeness, being hurtful to others and trying to embarrass colleagues, helping to create a less toxic work environment according to researchers at UBC's Sauder School of Business. MindWell-U is a HealthTech firm.