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Details Announced for the Inquest into the Death of Charles McGillivary‏

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Details Announced for the Inquest into the Death of Charles McGillivary

January 22, 2014

Dr. Roger Skinner, Regional Supervising Coroner for the Central Region, Toronto West office, today announced details for the inquest into the death of Charles McGillivary.

Mr. McGillivary, age 45, died on Aug. 1, 2011, at the University Health Network — Toronto Western Hospital, following his arrest by the Toronto Police Service. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. McGillivary’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

The inquest is expected to last 10 days and to hear from approximately 25 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the Coroners Courts, Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex, 25 Morton Shulman Ave., Toronto. Dr. Dan Cass will preside as inquest coroner and Michael Blain will be counsel to the coroner.

CONTACTS

Dr. Roger Skinner
Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto West Office
647-329-1828

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
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Paul Martin Named Special Advisor on Retirement Income Security‏

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Paul Martin Named Special Advisor on Retirement Income Security

January 22, 2014

Government Working on Made-in-Ontario Plan

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today that the Right Honourable Paul Martin has agreed to serve as Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance. Mr. Martin will work with the government on a made-in-Ontario solution to enhance retirement income security for the people of Ontario.The announcement followed a meeting between the Premier and the former Prime Minister, where they discussed the urgent need to help hardworking people build a more secure retirement.

As federal finance minister, Mr. Martin played an instrumental role in the 1997 federal-provincial agreement to reform the CPP. These reforms were critical to ensuring the plan would be financially sustainable.

Helping people retire with dignity and security is part of the government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Right Honourable Paul Martin was the 21st Prime Minister of Canada from 2003 to 2006.
  • Fewer than 35 per cent of workers in Ontario have a workplace-based pension plan. Coverage for workers in the private sector is even lower, with only 28 per cent having the benefit of plan membership.
  • Retirement savings experts suggest that individuals require 50 to 70 per cent of their pre-retirement income to maintain their standard of living in retirement. Many Ontarians, including middle- and higher-income earners, may not be saving enough to meet this target.

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QUOTES

“I want to thank Paul Martin for taking on this role as Special Advisor. Together, I know we will help protect Ontario’s hardworking people in their retirement with a made-in-Ontario solution that is viable, responsible and puts people first.”
— Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
“I am pleased that Paul Martin has agreed to act as Special Advisor on retirement income to the government of Ontario. After the federal government failed to agree to enhance the CPP, our government announced that we will move ahead with a made-in-Ontario solution to enhance retirement savings in the province. Paul Martin will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience as we work towards ensuring that future generations have a more secure retirement.”
— Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance


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Midwife-Led Birth Centre Opens in Toronto‏

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Midwife-Led Birth Centre Opens in Toronto

January 22, 2014

Ontario Offering More Childbirth Options for Expecting Mothers

Women in Toronto now have more choices when deciding where to give birth with the opening of the Toronto Birth Centre.

The new birth centre is a regulated health facility that offers women a safe, home-like setting where they can give birth attended by midwives and surrounded by their family.  The Toronto Birth Centre will provide services for up to 450 births a year, helping to free up hospital beds to focus on high-risk births.

The centre will offer a broad range of services, including:

 

  • prenatal classes
  • labour, birth, and early postpartum care
  • complementary services such as breastfeeding support, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling
  • referrals for extra support for pregnancy, labour, birth, breastfeeding and parenting

 

Giving expecting mothers and their families more choice for healthy deliveries closer to home is part of Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, providing the right care, at the right time and in the right place. This is part of the Ontario government’s plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Toronto Birth Centre is led by the Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto and is located at 525 Dundas St. East.
  • There are over 660 registered midwives in Ontario.
  • Midwifery care leads to fewer medical and surgical interventions, benefitting mothers and babies and providing better value to the health care system.
  • About 142,000 babies are born in Ontario every year and up to 22,000 are delivered by midwives – up from 8,000 in 2003.
  • Birth centres play an important role in health systems around the world, including the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States.
  • Ontario is investing about $1.3 million annually to operate the Toronto Birth Centre.

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QUOTES

“We want pregnant mothers to have access to the maternity care that makes the most sense for them. Midwife-led birth centres are a proven, safe and cost-effective alternative to hospital deliveries and meets the goals of our Action Plan for Health Care by offering more services in the community, and closer to home.”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“The opening of the Toronto Birth Centre is another way our government is making health care more accessible. This announcement will benefit 450 moms and their babies annually. Mothers now have more choices when it comes to giving birth.”
— Glen Murray, MPP, Toronto Centre
“We are thrilled to offer women and their families a high quality alternative for healthy deliveries. The Toronto Birth Centre will make it possible for more midwives to work in our community and allow for more accessible care to vulnerable populations. The wide range of services offered by the Toronto Birth Centre will help mothers give their newborns the best possible start in life.”
— Sara Wolfe, Registered Midwife, Toronto Birth Centre

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Ontario a Leader in Venture Capital‏

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Ontario a Leader in Venture Capital

January 21, 2014

New Fund Builds on Venture Capital Success

Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne was at Communitech in Waterloo to announce that Ontario is launching a new venture capital fund in partnership with the federal government, as well as corporate and institutional investors.

The Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund will reinforce Ontario’s position as a North American leader in venture capital by attracting investments to the province and helping businesses compete globally.

The new fund builds on the success of the existing Ontario Venture Capital Fund. Since the province launched the Ontario Venture Capital Fund in 2008, it has attracted $872 million in private sector capital while creating and retaining 1,500 jobs in the province.

Attracting new investments to the province is part of Ontario’s economic plan to grow the economy and create jobs by investing in people, building modern infrastructure and supporting a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • The new Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund will be managed by Toronto-based Northleaf Capital Partners. Ontario and the federal government have each committed up to $50 million to the fund.
  • The Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund is modelled after the Ontario Venture Capital Fund, an innovative partnership Ontario pioneered.
  • Ontario is the first province to launch a fund under the Government of Canada’s Venture Capital Action Plan. The Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund had its first closing with a total value of over $217 million in commitments, which could rise to $300 million as additional private sector partners invest in the fund.
  • The Ontario Venture Capital Fund has invested in a number of successful Ontario companies, including high-performing companies such as AchieversBlueCat Networks and Shopify.
  • Ontario is already home to two of the world’s top start-up hubs according to the Startup Genome report: Toronto and Waterloo.

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QUOTES

“We want to continue to attract investments to Ontario and support our most innovative companies. Funds like these are a great tool to help companies access the capital they need to grow, create more good jobs and expand into global markets.”
— Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
“Venture capital is the lifeblood of Ontario’s high-tech economy and we’re pleased that Canada is introducing our market-based fund of funds model on a national scale. The Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund will give entrepreneurs and start-ups the boost they need to reach their full potential and create jobs and economic growth in Ontario.”
— Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation
“Today’s announcement is another indication of the strength of Ontario’s tech sector. This investment not only demonstrates that the Waterloo tech-ecosystem is thriving, but signals robust growth to the local business community. This new fund will build on Ontario’s economic strengths and continue to create a competitive business climate across the province.”
— John Milloy, MPP for Kitchener-Centre
“Northleaf is delighted to have been chosen to manage the new fund. We look forward to implementing the fund’s long-term strategy of constructing a portfolio of high-potential venture capital funds with the scale and resources to execute their plans, support successful high-growth companies and deliver world-class returns.”
— Jeff Pentland, Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

 


 

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Elemental Minerals provides update on the Dingyi Offer

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PERTH, Australia, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ – Elemental Minerals Ltd (ASX, TSX: ELM) (“Elemental” or the “Company“) refers to its announcement yesterday regarding the developments in the off-market takeover offer for all of the fully-paid ordinary shares of Elemental (“Dingyi Offer“) by Dingyi Group Investment Limited (“Dingyi“).

As a result of:

  • the decision by the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK“) to uphold the classification of the Dingyi Offer as a “reverse takeover” under the SEHK Listing Rules; and
  • the release by Dingyi of its Fourth Supplementary Bidder’s Statement in which it stated that it will not be able to satisfy the Dingyi Shareholder Approval Condition as a result of the Listing Committee’s decision and the Dingyi Offer will lapse at the end of the offer period (being 7.00pm (Sydney time) on 31 March 2014) because the Dingyi Shareholder Approval Condition will not have been satisfied,

the parties have agreed to the termination of the Bid Implementation Agreement, meaning the previously announced provisions of that agreement are no longer of any force or effect. Read the rest of this entry »

Salvation Army resolution reached

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VANCOUVER, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ – Following the sudden lay off of nine employees – all BCGEU members – at the Salvation Army National Recycling Operation in February, both the employer and the union have since met and have reached a decision. Both parties have negotiated an agreement.

BCGEU President Darryl Walker says the union has been dedicated to ensuring a fair deal for the Salvation Army employees. “We are pleased with the agreement, as it is a good resolution for our members,” says President Walker. “The employer followed the process required and the union will continue to assist the nine employees and ensure our members are treated with the fairness and respect that they deserve.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Modifications- principales entraves sur le réseau routier de la région de Montréal pour ce soir et la nuit prochaine

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ONTRÉAL, le 18 mars 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – à 17 h 45 – Le ministère des Transports avise les usagers  des modifications suivantes aux entraves planifiées sur le réseau autoroutier de la grande région métropolitaine de Montréal.

EN BREF –AJOUT

Île de Montréal

A-40 (AUTOROUTE MÉTROPOLITAINE)
Montréal
Direction OUEST
À la hauteur de la sortie no 73 (R-335, avenue Christophe-Colomb, rue Saint-Hubert)

  • fermeture COMPLÈTE, de mardi 23 h à mercredi 5 h

Détour : voie de desserte Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh New Look to Donna Kakonge’s Author Spotlight Page on Lulu.com

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Young Leaders Honoured with Lincoln M. Alexander Awards‏

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Young Leaders Honoured with Lincoln M. Alexander Awards

January 21, 2014

Ontario Celebrates Three Young Women in the Fight Against Racism

On the first official Lincoln Alexander Day in Ontario, the province is honouring three young female leaders with a Lincoln M. Alexander Award.Each year, the Lincoln M. Alexander Awards are presented to three young people between the ages of 16 and 25, who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in promoting positive social change.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Saba Oji of Waterloo, for promoting the inclusion of English as a Second Language (ESL) students into school activities;
  • Talisha Ramsaroop of Toronto, for her work as a mentor for students battling racial stereotypes in Toronto’s urban core;
  • Nathalie Restoule of the Dokis First Nation, for her activism in addressing issues of racism among First Nations youth.

Empowering the province’s youth to take on leadership roles to help eliminate racial discrimination supports the government’s efforts to work together as One Ontario to build a successful, vital province where everyone has the opportunity to connect, contribute and achieve their goals.

QUICK FACTS

  • Bill 125 received Royal Assent on Dec. 12, 2013, making Jan. 21 of each year Lincoln Alexander Day in Ontario
  • The awards were created in 1993 to celebrate the late Lincoln Alexander, the province’s first black Lieutenant Governor
  • Lincoln Alexander was born in Toronto, and was Ontario’s first black Member of Parliament. He served as the province’s Lieutenant Governor from 1985 to 1991. He passed away on Oct.19, 2012

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QUOTES

“I’m honoured to recognize the outstanding contributions that these three young leaders have made in eliminating racial discrimination. By creating conversations and using innovative ways to shine a light on the prejudices that hold us back as a society, they are keeping alive Mr. Alexander’s legacy of helping young people overcome social barriers.”
— The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
“Congratulations to the 2013 recipients of the Lincoln M. Alexander Award. These three young women embody what it means to be an active citizen here in Ontario. They show leadership by helping to build a fair and just society for all Ontarians.”
— Michael Coteau, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

CONTACTS

Kira Callahan
Minister’s Office
416-325-6207
kira.callahan@ontario.ca

Laura Sylvis
Communications Branch
416-314-7010
laura.sylvis@ontario.ca

Tom Connelly
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
416 325-7789

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
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Ontario Expanding Community Role for Paramedics‏

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Ontario Expanding Community Role for Paramedics

January 21, 2014

Community Paramedicine Programs Improving Access to Care for Seniors

Ontario is supporting the expansion of community paramedicine programs to improve access to home care and community support services for seniors and other patients with chronic conditions.

The province is investing $6 million to support the expansion and development of community paramedicine initiatives across the province. These programs allow paramedics to apply their training and skills beyond the traditional role of emergency response, and can include:

  • Providing home visits to seniors known to call emergency services frequently, to provide a range of services such as ensuring they are taking their medications as prescribed.
  • Educating seniors in their homes about chronic disease management and helping to connect them to local supports, such as Diabetes Education Teams.
  • Helping refer patients to their local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) so that they can be provided with appropriate home care services.

Community paramedicine programs will work with teams of health professionals, including Health Links, to co-ordinate care for individual patients with complex chronic conditions. These programs will help seniors and other patients to live independently, while helping to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital admissions.

Ensuring seniors and other high need patients can access the right care, at the right time, in the right place, supports Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care. This is part of the Ontario government’s plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • More than half of Ontario residents currently have access to community paramedicine programs in their communities.
  • Approximately 13 community paramedicine programs are currently operating in Ontario.
  • In 2014, 10 additional municipalities and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers are planning to implement community paramedicine initiatives.
  • Expanding community paramedicine in Ontario was a key recommendation contained in Dr. Samir Sinha’s report, Living Longer, Living Well.

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QUOTES

“Community Paramedicine programs help patients get the care they need in their communities, while reducing unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital admissions. These new supports for community paramedicine will also help seniors and patients with chronic conditions manage their conditions better and stay healthy.”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“There is no question that by leveraging the health care training and skills of Ontario paramedics through community paramedicine programs, we are able to improve health care services for our patients, their families and the community. We look forward to working with all of our partners to expand the current programs, launch new programs and share best practices across the health care sector.”
— Norm Gale, President of the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs and Chief of the Superior North Emergency Medical Service
“Toronto EMS views the practice of Community Paramedicine as a growing and necessary role for our profession. Toronto EMS’ Community Paramedics treat and assess more than 700 patients a year and that does not even scratch the service of the medical need in the community. This new funding will allow us to increase our community outreach in this important and growing area of health care.”
— Paul Rafis, Toronto Emergency Medical Services Chief
“Over the last few years, we have witnessed the ability of Community Paramedicine programs in Ontario and beyond to leverage the talent of skilled paramedics to deliver better patient and system outcomes. Today’s landmark investment in Community Paramedicine will allow us to become a world leader in developing a variety of unique made-in-Ontario solutions that help us to further deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time. This is a great day for older Ontarians and especially those wishing to age in place in our rural and northern communities.”
— Dr. Samir Sinha, Executive Lead, Ontario’s Seniors Strategy and Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals

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David Jensen
Communications and Marketing Division
416-314-6197
media.moh@ontario.ca

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Young Black Women in Toronto High Schools – Buy on Lulu.com Today

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This research fills the gaps in the literature surrounding the career aspirations of Black female high school students in Canada. The literature surrounds five key factors regarding career aspirations, educational programs that help young Black females to succeed in high school, the portrayal of Black women in the media and the history of Black women and work. The conceptual framework is based on four key concepts of spirit, motivation, self-esteem and identity. The methodology of this research is based on qualitative narrative case studies of 10 student participants, three parents and eight community members. Along with the qualitative narrative case study approach, a culturally holistic approach to data collection are included.  In order to build on the gaps in the research on Black female high school students’ career aspirations, I focus on three major research questions. What are the challenges that are faced by the student participants in order to succeed during and after high school? Linking with the first question, what are the self-help strategies the student participants use to facilitate their roads to success in and out of high school? Finally, what and where are the community supports for young Black females and their career aspirations through arts-focused community centres?  There are also three sub-questions associated with the three major research questions. The first is, what support are they getting from their families to meet their career goals? The second is, what does this mean to us as educators? The third is, what is the significance of this research as it links to the conceptual framework? Read the rest of this entry »

Bill and Melinda Gates: Three Myths that Block Progress for the Poor

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SEATTLE, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ – Today, Bill and Melinda will share their co-authored 2014 Annual Letter. This year’s letter, “Three Myths that Block Progress for the Poor,” addresses three misconceptions about the global effort to end extreme poverty: Poor countries are doomed to stay poor, foreign aid is a big waste, and saving lives leads to overpopulation. Read the rest of this entry »

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OceanaGold fourth quarter and full year 2013 production report

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MELBOURNE, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ – OceanaGold Corporation (ASX: OGC, TSX: OGC, NZX: OGC) (the “Company”) is pleased to release its fourth quarter report for the quarter ended 31 December 2013, in accordance with the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) Listing Rule 5.1. Please note that the numbers contained in this document are unaudited and subject to finalisation. As a Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) issuer, the Company will release its complete full year 2013 audited financial and operational results on 20 February 2014. A conference call to discuss the results will take place on 21 February 2014 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

Key Highlights

  • Record full year gold production of 325,732 ounces in 2013, slightly ahead of guidance.
  • Strong copper production with 23,059 tonnes produced for the year exceeding top end of 2013 copper production guidance.
  • Cash costs net of copper by-products of $426 per ounce for the full year, lower than the 2013 cash cost guidance.
  • All-In Sustaining Costs (“AISC”) of $868 per ounce for the full year.
  • Reduced debt by $45 million during the quarter.

Mick Wilkes, Managing Director and CEO commented, “I am pleased to report a very strong finish to 2013 with record gold production for OceanaGold. The Company exceeded its 2013 gold and copper production guidance at lower than planned costs on the back of strong fourth quarter production from both our New Zealand and Philippine operations. We continue to drive down our cost profile while increasing cash margins.” He went on to say, “Last year was a challenging year for the gold sector with a significant decrease in the gold price. Against that environment, we transformed the Company by successfully commissioning the high grade, low cost Didipio Mine in the Philippines, and reducing our cost base in New Zealand where we responded to the new economic realities in a decisive manner by optimising mine schedules and identifying operational efficiencies.”

Mr Wilkes continued, “Looking ahead into 2014, we expect increasing free cash flow generation to be used to further strengthen our balance sheet and position the Company for greater shareholder value. We expect Didipio to continue to ramp-up well with increased production and mill throughput to achieve its 3.5 Mtpa planned capacity by the end of the year. We will also continue to work closely with all of our stakeholders to deliver positive results in a safe and sustainable manner.”

Operations Overview

- Table 1 -

Q4 & Full Year 2013 Production and Cost Results Summary

Q4 & FY2013 Production and Cost Results 
Summary
Didipio New Zealand Group
Q4 2013 Results
Gold Produced ounces 27,713 87,506 115,219
Copper Produced tonnes 7,536 - 7,536
Cash Costs $ per ounce (1,081) 550 210
Full Year 2013 Results
Gold Produced ounces 66,277 259,455 325,732
Copper Produced tonnes 23,059 - 23,059
Cash Costs $ per ounce (1,078) 740 426
All-In Sustaining Costs $ per ounce (688) 1,194 868

In the fourth quarter, strong performance across all operations resulted in a record 115,219 ounces of gold produced, a 54% increase from the previous quarter on account of processing higher grade ore across all operations. Fourth quarter copper production of 7,536 tonnes was 23% higher than in the previous quarter. For the full year 2013, the Company achieved record gold production of 325,732 ounces, slightly exceeding the Company’s 2013 gold production guidance range of 285,000 to 325,000 ounces. The Company exceeded its 2013 copper production range of 18,000 to 20,000 tonnes with 23,059 tonnes produced.

In the Philippines, the Didipio Mine produced 27,713 ounces of gold and 7,536 tonnes of copper in the fourth quarter because of increased mill feed tonnage, higher gold and copper grades processed and better recoveries. For the full year, Didipio achieved its gold production guidance with 66,277 ounces of gold produced and exceeded its copper production guidance with 23,059 tonnes produced. In 2014, the operation is set to continue ramping up production and throughput rates to its 3.5 Mtpa planned capacity.

In New Zealand, strong performance at Macraes and Reefton resulted in a combined fourth quarter gold production of 87,506 ounces, a 54% increase from the previous quarter. This increase was attributable to processing higher grade ore at both operations. For the full year, New Zealand operations exceeded their gold production guidance with 259,455 ounces of gold produced.

Subsequent to the year end, the Company announced that in response to the continued lower gold price environment, it re-optimised the mine schedule at Macraes Open Pit and Frasers Underground. As a result, the Macraes Open Pit mine life is now the end of 2017 while the Frasers Underground is expected to end in mid-2015. Additionally, the Company partially hedged gold production at Macraes utilising a zero-cost collar hedge covering 208,000 ounces of gold over the next two years with put options at NZ$1,500 per ounce and an equal number of call options at NZ$1,600 per ounce.

The Company’s full year preliminary unaudited cash costs net of copper by-product credits were $426 per ounce, significantly lower than the Company’s 2013 cash cost guidance range of $550 to $650 per ounce. This result is attributable to increased copper credits and cost reductions employed throughout the year. The full year preliminary unaudited AISC net of copper by-product credits was $868 per ounce, which was slightly lower than forecasted. Didipio’s 2013 net of copper by-product credits AISC was negative ($688) per ounce, well below the Company’s 2013 AISC forecast for the operation.

During the quarter, the Company reduced its core debt by $45 million, at the end of the quarter the Company’s convertible notes matured and were repaid in full and financed through cash and the term facility specifically provided for this repayment. Effective 20 December 2013, the Company had no convertible notes on its balance sheet.

Unaudited revenue for the fourth quarter was approximately $170 million with approximately $25 million cash at year end.

Operating Statistics

- Table 2 -
Didipio Operating Statistics

Didipio Operating Statistics Q4
Dec 31 2013
Q3
Sep 30 2013
Q2
Jun 30 2013
Year
2013
Gold Produced (ounces) 27,713 18,011 13,676 66,277
Copper Produced (tonnes) 7,536 6,150 5,710 23,059
Gold Sold (ounces) 20,900 20,827 11,086 55,604
Copper Sold (tonnes) 6,461 8,207 5,073 21,290
Total Ore Mined (tonnes) 2,618,832 2,602,651 1,729,314 8,787,878
Ore Mined Grade Gold (grams/tonne) 0.69 0.58 0.55 0.58
Ore Mined Grade Copper (%) 0.53 0.55 0.64 0.58
Total Waste Mined (tonnes) including pre-strip 3,473,327 3,832,560 4,342,999 14,398,928
Mill Feed (dry milled tonnes) 729,121 672,921 727,550 2,578,295
Mill Feed Grade Gold (grams/tonne) 1.33 0.97 0.75 0.94
Mill Feed Grade Copper (%) 1.09 0.97 0.91 0.98
Recovery Gold (%) 88.7 86.2 77.5 83.0
Recovery Copper (%) 95.0 94.2 87.3 91.5

- Table 3 -
Combined New Zealand Operating Statistics

Combined Operating 
Statistics for New Zealand 
Operations
Q4
Dec 31
2013
Q3
Sep 30
2013
Q4
Dec 31
2012
Year
2013
Year
2012
Year
2011
Gold Produced (ounces) 87,506 56,686 76,844 259,455 232,909 252,499
Gold Sold (ounces) 79,510 54,762 69,761 252,477 230,119 249,261
Total Ore Mined (tonnes) 2,559,315 2,315,658 2,219,617 8,650,072 6,872,686 8,103,693
Ore Mined Grade (grams/tonne) 1.53 1.25 1.60 1.31 1.34 1.21
Total Waste Mined (tonnes)
including pre-strip
12,436,112 13,900,056 14,059,837 56,544,293 54,580,473 59,176,017
Mill Feed (dry milled tonnes) 1,824,732 1,835,140 1,826,880 7,290,217 7,432,375 7,588,354
Mill Feed Grade (grams/tonne) 1.79 1.20 1.59 1.35 1.20 1.25
Recovery (%) 83.2 80.1 82.8 81.3 81.0 82.9

- Table 4 -
Macraes and Reefton Operating Statistics

Macraes Goldfield
Operating Statistics
Q4
Dec 31
2013
Q3
Sep 30
2013
Q4
Dec 31
2012
Year
2013
Year
2012
Year
2011
Gold Produced (ounces) 68,419 42,199 58,872 198,820 169,609 174,851
Total Ore Mined (tonnes) 2,026,193 1,878,700 1,815,587 6,962,730 5,558,056 6,589,904
Ore Mined Grade (grams/tonne) 1.55 1.19 1.57 1.27 1.29 1.07
Total Waste Mined (tonnes)
including pre-strip
7,838,100 9,061,894 9,496,424 38,725,444 36,363,043 44,407,352
Mill Feed (dry milled tonnes) 1,412,920 1,493,679 1,454,089 5,811,868 5,789,255 5,817,001
Mill Feed Grade (grams/tonne) 1.79 1.10 1.52 1.30 1.12 1.12
Recovery (%) 84.1 79.7 83.2 81.4 81.1 83.3
Reefton Goldfield
Operating Statistics
Q4
Dec 31 
2013
Q3
Sep 30 
2013
Q4
Dec 31 
2012
Year
2013
Year
2012
Year
2011
Gold Produced (ounces) 19,087 14,487 17,972 60,635 63,300 77,648
Total Ore Mined (tonnes) 533,122 436,958 404,030 1,687,342 1,314,630 1,513,789
Ore Mined Grade (grams/tonne) 1.45 1.51 1.71 1.47 1.56 1.80
Total Waste Mined (tonnes) including pre-strip 4,598,012 4,838,162 4,563,413 17,818,849 18,217,430 14,768,665
Mill Feed (dry milled tonnes) 411,812 341,461 372,791 1,478,349 1,643,120 1,771,353
Mill Feed Grade (grams/tonne) 1.79 1.61 1.84 1.57 1.48 1.67
Recovery (%) 80.3 81.8 81.1 81.1 80.6 81.4

Sustainability

In the fourth quarter, the Didipio Mine was awarded the “Most Environment Compliant” by the Environment Management Bureau, a supporting body of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (“DENR”) in the Philippines for demonstrating outstanding performance and safeguard of the environment. In the quarter, the Didipio Emergency Response Team (“ERT”) worked closely with the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (“PMSEA”) and other international groups and played a critical role in the rescue and relief efforts in two major natural disasters that devastated the Visayas region in the Philippines: the earthquake on the island of Bohol and Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in Tacloban City.

In 2014, the Company will continue to advance its sustainability programs and its partnerships. Together with the International RiverFoundation (“IRF”), the Company will promote effective river basin management and educate communities on the adverse environmental impacts of small scale mining methods on local waterways. Through its long and successful track record of developing and operating gold mines in partnerships with local communities, the Company will seek to develop and invest in a number of community initiatives in El Salvador. The Company will engage key stakeholders in El Salvador to unlock the significant opportunity that exists at El Dorado for the Salvadoran people.

Full Year 2014 Production Guidance

In 2014, the Company is planning to produce 275,000 to 305,000 ounces of gold at cash costs of $400 to $450 per ounce net of copper by-product credits and AISC of $750 to $850 per ounce net of copper by-product credits. Copper production from Didipio is expected to be between 21,000 to 24,000 tonnes of copper in concentrate.

- Table 5 -
2014 Production and Cost Guidance

2014 Company Guidance Didipio New Zealand Group
Gold Production ounces 85,000 – 95,000 190,000 – 210,000 275,000 – 305,000
Copper Production tonnes 21,000 – 24,000 21,000 – 24,000
Cash Costs $ per ounce ($725) – ($650)1 $840 – $9252 $400 – $4501,2
All-In Sustaining Costs3 $ per ounce ($240) – ($210)1 $1,170 – $1,2902 $750 – $8501,2
  1. Net of copper by-product credits at $3.20/lb copper
  2. NZD/USD $0.80 exchange rate
  3. Based on the World Gold Council methodology. Expansionary and growth capital expenditures are excluded from the AISC

 

Full Year 2013 Results Release and Conference Call

The Company will release its full 2013 financial and operational results on Thursday 20 February 2014 and host a conference call / webcast to discuss the results at 8:30am on Friday 21 February 2014 (Melbourne, Australia time) /4:30pm on Thursday 20 February 2014 (Toronto, Canada time).

Webcast Participants
To register, please copy and paste the link below into your browser:
http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=742124&s=1&k=2C441BCEAD9FC313B78E477166E1F2FB

Teleconference Participants (required for those who wish to ask questions)
Local (toll free) dial in numbers are:
Australia: 1 800 157  854
New Zealand: 0 800 441 025
Canada & North America: 1 888 390 0546
All other countries (toll): + 1 416 764 8688

Playback of Webcast
If you are unable to attend the call, a recording will be available for viewing on the company’s website from 11:30am on Friday 21 February (Melbourne, Australia time) / 7.30pm on Thursday 20 February (Toronto, Canada time).

About OceanaGold

OceanaGold Corporation is a significant multinational gold producer with mines located on the South Island of New Zealand and in the Philippines. The Company’s assets encompass New Zealand’s largest gold mining operation at the Macraes goldfield in Otago which is made up of the Macraes Open Pit and the Frasers Underground mines. Additionally, on the west coast of the South Island, the Company operates the Reefton Open Pit mine. OceanaGold’s Didipio Mine in northern Luzon, Philippines commenced commercial production on 1 April 2013 and is expected to produce 100,000 ounces of gold and 14,000 tonnes of copper per year on average over the next 15 years. Late in 2013, the Company added the El Dorado gold-silver Project, in El Salvador to its portfolio of assets through the acquisition of Pacific Rim Mining Corp. In 2014, the Company expects to produce 275,000 to 305,000 ounces of gold from the combined New Zealand and Philippine operations and 21,000 to 24,000 tonnes of copper from the Philippine operations.

OceanaGold is listed on the Toronto, Australian and New Zealand stock exchanges under the symbol OGC.

Cautionary Statement

Statements in this release may be forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “estimates” or “intends”, or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements such as production forecasts are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. They include, among others, the accuracy of mineral reserve and resource estimates and related assumptions, inherent operating risks and those risk factors identified in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form prepared and filed with securities regulators which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com under the Company’s name. There are no assurances the Company can fulfil such forward-looking statements and, subject to applicable securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements. Such forward-looking statements are only predictions based on current information available to management as of the date that such predictions are made; actual events or results may differ materially as a result of risks facing the Company, some of which are beyond the Company’s control.  Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The information contained in this release is not investment or financial product advice.

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OceanaGold Corporation 

Investor Relations – Melbourne 
Nova Young
Tel: +61(3) 9656 5300

Investor Relations – Toronto
Sam Pazuki
Tel: +1 416 915 3123

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2014 CRSEA Conference Call for Proposals‏

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In the past you submitted a proposal to the CRSEA annual conference. This year we invite you to again submit a proposal to our 8th Annual Conference, May 28-31 at Vanderbilt Law School. Attached is the call for proposals. For more information about the conference you can visit the CRSEA website or if you are ready to submit your proposal now simply click here and setup an profile via EasyChair. We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!
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Province Expanding 30% Off Ontario Tuition Program

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Province Expanding 30% Off Ontario Tuition Program

January 20, 2014

About 5,000 More Students Eligible for Support

Ontario is helping about 5,000 more students with the cost of postsecondary education by expanding eligibility for the 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant.Students in their final year of a five-year co-op program and students attending private career colleges and other private postsecondary institutions that are eligible for financial aid through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) will now be eligible for the 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant. Students who apply for aid through OSAP will automatically be considered for the grant without a separate application, including those who have already applied this year.

Helping students with the costs of postsecondary education is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

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  • This year, the grant will help eligible students save $1,730 on tuition in degree programs and $790 for students in diploma or certificate programs. The deadline to apply for the winter semester is March 1, 2014.
  • About 230,000 students received the 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant last year.
  • OSAP is available to eligible students at 169 private career college campuses.
  • Investments in student assistance over the past 10 years have more than doubled the number of students qualifying for aid, while enrolment has increased by 40 per cent.

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“Expanding eligibility for the 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant will help ensure that a postsecondary education in Ontario is accessible based on a student’s ability to learn, not their ability to pay. Our government remains committed to supporting one of the most generous student financial aid programs in Canada.”
— Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
“We are pleased to make the 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant announcement here at the University of Waterloo, which offers such a diverse range of co-op programs. Helping Ontario students with the cost of tuition is part of our government’s plan to build the best-educated workforce in the world. A skilled workforce helps attract investment that creates jobs and strengthens the economy.”
— John Milloy, MPP, Kitchener-Centre

CONTACTS

Emily Hedges
Minister’s Office
416-326-1635
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Public inquiries
416-325-2929 or
TTY: 1-800-268-7095
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Tanya Blazina
Communications Branch
416-325-2746
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Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
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Supporting World-Class Research‏

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Supporting World-Class Research

January 20, 2014

Ontario Investing in Innovation and Creating Jobs

Ontario is investing $190 million over the next six years to help attract and retain top scientists, develop cutting-edge technologies, increase investment and create jobs.

The funding will be divided between the Ontario Research Fund’s (ORF) Research Excellence ($65 million) and Research Infrastructure ($125 million) programs. Since 2003, ORF projects have leveraged over $2.9 billion in funding and helped create more than 5,500 jobs in the province.

Nearly half of all Canadian research is done in Ontario. In the last decade, more than 20,000 researchers have been trained in the province and 150 new companies have been founded. This latest investment in the province’s research community will help keep Ontario at the forefront of scientific discovery and help ensure economic agility, growth and prosperity through new technologies and services that can be marketed to the world.

Supporting research is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to invest in people, invest in infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

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  • The impact of Canada’s research ranks sixth in the world – ahead of other top-producing scientific countries like Australia, China, Germany and Japan, and right behind the U.S. and U.K.
  • Ontario’s investment in ORF Research Excellence is leveraging at least $130 million in investment from the private sector and academic institutions.
  • Since 2003, ORF Research Excellence projects have provided over 23,000 opportunities for researchers to enhance their knowledge and skills, and have resulted in 64 spin-off companies employing 571 people.
  • Ontario’s investment in ORF Research Infrastructure (large infrastructure round) is leveraging $187 million in investment from the federal government, private sector and academic institutions.
  • Since 2003, ORF Research Infrastructure projects have recruited or trained over 20,000 people, created 86 spin-off companies and helped create over 5,000 jobs.

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“Research is the foundation of a knowledge economy — new findings lead to new technologies, companies and jobs. Across the province, researchers and companies are improving competitiveness, launching new ground-breaking products and services and changing lives.”
— Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation
“Today, more than ever, our economic and social prosperity depends on our ability to compete and succeed in the global marketplace. We need to generate innovative ideas and to convert those ideas into real-world applications that improve our communities. The Ontario Research Fund will help make Ontario universities even more competitive.”
— Bonnie M. Patterson, President and CEO, Council of Ontario Universities

CONTACTS

Sarah McMaster
Minister’s Office
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Sofia Sousa-Dias
Communications Branch
416-326-8465

Ministry of Research and Innovation
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Helping Ontarians With Disabilities Live Independently‏

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Helping Ontarians With Disabilities Live Independently

January 20, 2014

Ontario Expanding Program to Help More People Self-Manage Care

Ontario is helping more people with disabilities live independently in their homes.

The province is expanding the Direct Funding program, which enables people living with disabilities to manage their care based on their individual needs. The program also eases pressure on Community Care Access Centres and other community support providers, freeing them up for more medically complex cases.

The expanded program will provide direct funding to approximately 1,000 Ontarians with physical disabilities by 2016 to help them self-manage their care.

Currently, approximately 750 individuals receive monthly funding to hire their own attendant and determine how and when their services are provided. Attendants assist clients with routine activities, including dressing, grooming and bathing. The program also allows caregivers respite, reducing the personal and financial burden on families.

Helping Ontarians with disabilities live more independently in their homes and communities supportsOntario’s Action Plan for Health Care by providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place. This is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to build a successful, vital province where everyone has the opportunity to connect, contribute and achieve their goals.

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  • Any adult resident in Ontario with a permanent physical disability may apply to the program.
  • The program is managed by the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto and administered by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
  • The province is supporting Direct Funding with $31.5 million in 2013-14.

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“Many people with disabilities want to manage their own care because it provides them with greater choice, control and flexibility. Direct funding also results in better value for our precious health dollars, because it relieves pressure on our health care system and frees up resources to provide care for others. That’s why we’re committed to expanding this program to help more people live more independently at home and in their communities.”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“This is great news! This program puts the consumer in the driver’s seat of their own care, and is the finest example of the independent living philosophy in action. As the consumer takes on more responsibility, they are rewarded with the choice, flexibility and control that the program offers.”
— Pamela Quesnel, Executive Director, Independent Living Centre London and Area

CONTACTS

David Jensen
Communications and Marketing Division
416-314-6197
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Iron Mountain Canada Operations ULC Fined $90,000 After Worker Loses Arm‏

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Iron Mountain Canada Operations ULC Fined $90,000 After Worker Loses Arm

January 17, 2014

TORONTO, ON – Iron Mountain Canada Operations ULC, a document-shredding company, has been fined $90,000 for a violation of Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker at a Toronto plant lost an arm.

On November 7, 2012, repairs were being done on a conveyor that is part of the shredding operation when material became stuck in the return side of the conveyor in a pit. A worker accessed the pit after opening a gate and climbing down a ladder, then used one hand to reach into an opening to remove the material. The worker’s arm became caught in the conveyor, resulting in the loss of the arm at the shoulder. The event took place at a plant located at 90 The East Mall in Toronto. A Ministry of Labour investigation followed.

A Ministry of Labour investigation found that the worker had to go through a closed gate to access the pit and the gate had a latch to keep the gate closed. However, there was no mechanism such as a lock or other tool that would prevent a worker from opening the gate to access the area while the conveyor was in operation, and there was no other device in place to prevent access to the pinch point created by the moving underside of the conveyor.

Iron Mountain Canada pleaded guilty to failing, as an employer, to ensure that an in-running nip hazard on the conveyor that endangered the safety of a worker was equipped with and guarded with a device that prevented access to the pinch point, and was fined $90,000.

The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Mary Anne Ross-Hendricks. In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.

 

Court Information at a Glance

Location:                    Ontario Court of Justice

                                    70 Centre Avenue

Toronto, ON
Judge:                         Justice of the Peace Mary Anne Ross-Hendricks

Date of Sentencing:     January 16, 2014

 

Defendant:                  Iron Mountain Canada Operations ULC

195 Summerlea Road

Brampton, ON

Matter:                       Occupational Health and Safety

Conviction:                Ontario Regulation 851/90

(Industrial Establishments)

Occupational Health and Safety Act

Section 25(1)(c)

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Ontario to Open Business Office in São Paulo, Brazil‏

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Ontario to Open Business Office in São Paulo, Brazil

January 17, 2014

Province Expanding Opportunities in South American Market

Ontario is opening its newest International Marketing Centre (IMC) in São Paulo, Brazil.

The new office fulfils a key commitment of Ontario’s Going Global Trade Strategy and the official opening will be marked during a business mission to Brazil led by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, from January 22-24.

As the world’s sixth largest economy, Brazil is among the so-called BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — characterized by rapid economic growth and strong demand for goods and services. Brazil’s economy is generating strong demand in areas where Ontario has expertise including infrastructure development, information technology, agri-food, mining equipment and services, and financial services.

Ontario’s network of 11 International Marketing Centres provide an on-the-ground presence in high-potential markets, helping Ontario firms to grow their exports while promoting the province as a destination for investment.

Making Ontario more globally competitive is part of the government’s plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario has IMCs in São Paulo, New York, San Francisco, Mexico City, London, Paris, Munich, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and New Delhi (including a satellite office in Mumbai).
  • Co-located in a Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate, each IMC is led by a Senior Economic Officer (an Ontario employee), supported by one or two local staff members. The co-location model has proven to be cost-effective and strengthens federal-provincial cooperation.
  • Since April 2013, Ontario’s IMC network has assisted more than 350 companies to access export markets, while contributing to nine investment projects that will secure more than 250 jobs in the province.
  • According to the Conference Board of Canada, every $100-million increase in exports creates approximately 1,000 new jobs.

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“Building our business with Brazil will translate into jobs for Ontario communities. The launch of the São Paulo office demonstrates our long-term commitment to the Brazilian market as we expand and diversify Ontario’s international business profile.”
— Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
“The OCC and its members are very encouraged by the actions Ontario is taking to enhance its long-standing trade relationship with Brazil. By opening a trade office in São Paulo, the Government of Ontario is taking an important step toward raising the global profile and exporting power of our province’s businesses in one of the world’s most lucrative markets. As we approach the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto, the timing of this announcement couldn’t be more suitable.”
— Allan O’Dette, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
“Increasing Ontario’s trade presence in Brazil will mean more opportunity for Ontario-based businesses that are looking to export to Latin America. The Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce is thrilled that Ontario has chosen to open its newest trade office in Brazil. This will not only increase trade opportunities but will further support the activities that the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce is leading here in Ontario.”
— Raul Papaleo, President, Brazil Canada Chamber of Commerce

CONTACTS

Gabe De Roche
Minister’s Office
416-325-7569

Sofia Sousa-Dias
Communications Branch
416-326-8465

Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
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Posera – HDX Completes Private Placement of Convertible Debentures

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TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2014 /CNW/ – Posera – HDX Limited (“Posera – HDX” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that further to the press release dated November 29, 2013, it has completed the closing of its private placement of Posera – HDX Convertible Debentures.  On January 15, 2014 the Company issued a total of $1.5 million (principal amount) of unsecured convertible subordinated debentures (the “Offering”).  The unsecured convertible subordinated debentures (“Convertible Debentures”) will mature on January 15, 2017 will pay interest at a rate of 10.25% per annum, payable monthly.  Each Convertible Debenture will be convertible into Posera – HDX Common Shares at $0.45per Posera – HDX Common Share until January 15, 2016 and at $0.60 per Posera – HDX Common Share thereafter until maturity.  The offering price of each Convertible Debenture was $900 per $1,000 principal amount resulting in gross proceeds to Posera – HDX of $1.35 million.  Posera – HDX paid a finders fee equal to 5.0% of the gross proceeds of the Offering. Read the rest of this entry »

Join Rob Patry at Indigo Eaton Centre July 5, 2014

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When: July 5, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Eaton Centre – Toronto, ON, Canada – Indigo Bookstore

What: To find out more about R. William Patry’s Pinnacle of Vandalism (A selection of thoughts, feelings and musings)

Pinnacle of Vandalism (A selection of thoughts, feelings and musings) by R. William Patry will steal your heart

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I am a warrior of mighty battles and I challenge a mighty foe

A dreamer of endless passions that capsizes in an undertow

Of swirling visions and endless fears blown up in front of me

Being chased by demons of evil nature trying to set me free.

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DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE raises $10.3 million for relief and reconstruction in the Philippines

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MONTREAL, Jan. 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE has raised over $10 million to provide humanitarian aid to communities in the Philippines that were impacted by super Typhoon Haiyan, which left an estimated 14 million people in need of some form of assistance due to the storm’s impact.

This amount is eligible to be matched by the Canadian government and will be placed in itsTyphoon Haiyan Relief Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Royal Nickel to Host Conference Call to Discuss Indonesian Ore Export Ban and Its Impact on the Nickel Market at 10:00 a.m. on January 21, 2014

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TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2014 /CNW/ – Royal Nickel Corporation (“RNC”) (TSX: RNX) announced today that it will hold a conference call and webcast for investors and analysts at 10:00am (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, to discuss the Indonesian ore export ban and its impact on the global nickel market. Speakers from RNC on the call will include Tyler Mitchelson, President and CEO, and Mark Selby, Senior Vice President, Business Development. Read the rest of this entry »

Healthier Food Choices for High School Students‏

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Healthier Food Choices for High School Students

January 17, 2014

High School Grant Program to Improve Student Nutrition

Ontario is helping high school students eat more nutritious meals to improve their health and help them learn more effectively.

Through the province’s new Healthy Eating in Secondary Schools program, high schools and school boards can apply for one-time grants of up to $50,000 to support innovative projects that encourage students to eat healthier. Projects will begin rolling out this September and can include partnerships with postsecondary institutions or non-profit organizations that promote healthy eating.

Examples of projects that could be eligible for funding include:

  • A training program run by a chef school to help cafeteria staff create healthier food options.
  • A healthy eating club for students.
  • A partnership with farmers to provide healthy, local Ontario foods to students.
  • An updated cafeteria space that incorporates healthy eating information or an urban garden.

Improving student health and well-being is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to invest in people, one of the three pillars of the province’s plan to build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • The province is investing a total of $2.2 million in the Healthy Eating in Secondary Schools Grants.
  • Through its Healthy Kids Strategy, the province recently invested an additional $3 million in Ontario’s Student Nutrition Program to create more than 200 new breakfast and morning meal programs for about 33,000 elementary and secondary school students in higher-needs communities.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested $2.4 billion to build high school infrastructure, including 93 new schools and 101 additions and renovations.
  • Eighty-three per cent of students graduated in 2011-12, up from 68 per cent in 2003-04.

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QUOTES

“Students across Ontario deserve access to healthy food choices in their schools. These grants will help students opt for healthier choices while creating innovative projects and partnerships in our communities.”
— Liz Sandals, Minister of Education

CONTACTS

Gary Wheeler
Communications Branch
416-325-2454
gary.s.wheeler@ontario.ca

Lauren Ramey
Minister’s Office
416-325-2503
lauren.ramey@ontario.ca

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Supporting More Women in Senior Roles‏

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Supporting More Women in Senior Roles

January 16, 2014

Ontario Promoting Gender Diversity on Boards and in Senior Management

Ontario is taking steps to ensure more women are represented on corporate boards and senior management teams in the province.

Following a request from the government, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has published areport containing recommendations designed to increase the number of women in high-ranking positions. The OSC recommends requiring companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange to be more upfront about their gender diversity policies and practices for selecting board members and those in senior management roles.

Proposed local amendments have been posted for public comment for the next 90 days. The OSC will consider all feedback and finalize the recommendations it will deliver to the government shortly after the close of the consultation period.

Supporting more female executives in the workforce is part of the government’s plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate across Ontario.

QUICK FACTS

  • In 2011, 43 per cent of companies listed on the Standard & Poor’s/Toronto Stock Exchange Composite Index did not have a female board member and 28 per cent had only one female board member.
  • Research conducted by the OSC indicates that increasing disclosure relating to board and senior management gender diversity practices and policies as well as term limits for board members would result in an increase in the number of women on boards and in senior management.
  • Studies by Catalyst Canada, Credit Suisse and McKinsey & Company have found that gender diversity in corporate leadership is linked to improved performance and stronger performance on both financial and non-financial measures. Benefits include strong financial performance, heightened innovation, and enhanced client insight.
  • Of 448 firms that responded to a survey from the Ontario Securities Commission, 82 per cent do not have a policy regarding term limits for their directors and 80 per cent do not publicly disclose the proportion of women in executive officer positions.

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QUOTES

“Our government is making significant progress on the issue of gender diversity on boards and in senior management positions. These recommendations represent another step toward breaking through barriers and creating a more representative corporate Ontario.”
— Teresa Piruzza, Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues
“Ontario is a global leader in diversity. Taking action to enhance gender representation on company boards and in senior management will also help attract new investment and grow our economy.”
— Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance

CONTACTS

Ministry of Finance:

Susie Heath
Minister’s Office
416-325-3645

Scott Blodgett
Communications Branch
416 325-0324

Ontario Women’s Directorate:

David Mullock
Minister’s Office
416-212-3394

Laura Sylvis
Communications Branch
416-314-7010

Ministry of Finance
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Increasing Credit Transfer Options for Students‏

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Increasing Credit Transfer Options for Students

January 16, 2014

Ontario Making it Easier for Students to Complete College and University

Ontario is launching an online database that will make it easier for postsecondary students to see how their course credits are recognized at other colleges and universities.A new course-to-course database on ONTransfer.ca will provide students with the information they need to make informed decisions about their education while limiting delays in entering the labour market. It will also reduce education costs for both students and taxpayers by clearly showing which credits are needed to complete diploma or degree programs when combining courses from different colleges and universities.

The launch of the database builds on progress Ontario has made with postsecondary institutions over the past two years to make it easier for students to transfer credits, including:

  • Doubling the number of credit transfer pathways between postsecondary institutions from 300 to more than 600, resulting in more than 35,000 transfer opportunities for students.
  • Launching ONTransfer.ca to provide students with centralized, clear and up-to-date information on credit transfer opportunities, policies and processes across all of the province’s colleges and universities.
  • Establishing the Ontario Council of Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT), an organization to co-ordinate credit transfer across multiple institutions.

Expanding credit transfer options and helping students make informed decisions about their postsecondary education is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure, and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • Approximately 21,500 students transfer within Ontario institutions each year.
  • Ontario is investing $73.7 million toward credit transfer improvements between 2011 and 2016.
  • The province’s top five programs students transfer out of and into are business, health, social science, engineering and liberal arts/general arts.
  • Under the new database, a student majoring in business who wishes to transfer to another institution could save an average of $11,000 in tuition, with an additional $7,500 average savings to taxpayers.
  • The province has increased its investment in publicly funded colleges and universities by $2.2 billion, or 80 per cent, since 2002-03.
  • Ontario has the highest postsecondary attainment rate in the OECD, with more than 65 per cent of adults in the province holding a postsecondary diploma or degree.

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“The progress we’ve made implementing a strong credit transfer system will lead to a more valuable and flexible postsecondary education for students across Ontario. The new course-to-course database will also save students time and money by giving them the information they need to avoid repeating courses.”
— Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
“The new Course-to-Course Transfer Guide highlights the commitment of colleges and universities to create positive change. As a sector, we are developing a truly comprehensive credit transfer system in Ontario, one that will provide maximum benefit to students.”
— Dominic Giroux, co-chair of Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer’s Board of Directors, president and vice-chancellor of Laurentian University
“The Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer is the only organization in the province that brings together all colleges and universities to achieve a common goal to improve student mobility. This institutional collaboration is transforming the culture of credit transfer in Ontario.”
— Don Lovisa, co-chair of Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer‘s Board of Directors, president of Durham College

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Emily Hedges
Minister’s Office
416-326-1635
Emily.Hedges@ontario.ca

Public inquiries
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Tanya Blazina
Communications Branch
416-325-2746
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China Gold International Announces Completion and Positive Results of Jiama’s Feasibility Study

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Measured and Indicated Resources grow by 41% to 1,486 Mt. Jiama’s NPV(9%) increases to over US$1.3 Billion.

VANCOUVER, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ – China Gold International Resources Co. Ltd. (TSX:CGG; HKEx: 2099) (“China Gold International Resources” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the results of an updated NI 43-101 compliant, Independent Feasibility Study for the Phase II Expansion of its Jiama Copper-Polymetallic Mine, (“Jiama” or the “Project”) in Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Mining One Pty Ltd, has produced the NI 43-101 compliant report based on the Phase II Expansion Project feasibility study, prepared by the Changchun Gold Design Institute in conjunction with independent consulting engineers and the Company’s management. Read the rest of this entry »

First National Financial Corporation Announces January Dividend Payment

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TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ – First National Financial Corporation (TSX: FN) (the “Company”) today announced its monthly dividend payment of $0.116667 per common share for the period January 1 to January 31, 2014. The dividend will be payable on February 14, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 31, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Helping Families Make Healthy Food Choices‏

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Helping Families Make Healthy Food Choices

February 24, 2014

Ontario Introducing Legislation to Require Posting Calories on Menus

Ontario will introduce legislation today to make it easier for families to make informed and healthy food choices.

The Making Healthier Choices Act, if passed, would make Ontario the first province to require food service premises to post calories on menus.

The proposed legislation was developed following consultations with the food industry, health sector and parents. Specific measures in the legislation include:

  • Requiring calories for food and beverages, including alcohol, to be posted on menus and menu boards in restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores and other food service premises with 20 or more locations in Ontario.
  • Requiring food service operators to post a contextual statement that would help to educate patrons about their daily caloric requirements.
  • Authorizing public health inspectors to enforce menu labelling requirements.

This initiative builds on other steps Ontario is taking to help families live healthier, including theHealthy Kids Community Challenge - a province-wide initiative encouraging community leaders along with private and public sector partners to come together and develop initiatives to help kids stay healthy and active.

Making it easier for Ontario families to choose healthy foods is a key component of the Healthy Kids Strategy and supports Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care. It is also part of the government’s economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow by focusing

QUICK FACTS

  • Up to 60 per cent of large chain restaurants with more than 20 locations in Ontario already provide nutritional information voluntarily to their customers (upon demand, on websites or in store).
  • Approximately 95 per cent of Ontarians support requiring fast food restaurants to list nutrition information on their menus (Ipsos Reid, 2011).
  • Ontario is also protecting children from the harmful effects of second hand smoke by proposing to increase penalties for selling tobacco to kids, banning flavoured tobacco and banning smoking on playgrounds, sports fields and bar and restaurant patios.

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“We know that parents want more support to help keep their kids healthy. That’s why this new legislation will give parents and their kids the information they need to make healthy choices. I want to commend our health care and industry partners for providing their input into this important initiative to improve kids’ health.”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“We know that many of our customers are seeking more nutritional information, and while many restaurants do provide this information, Ontario is now joining other jurisdictions in North America by introducing legislation requiring menu labelling. Although our members prefer a national approach, with many municipalities such as the City of Toronto preparing to regulate menu labelling, the potential for a patchwork of policy models across Ontario would have dire consequences for our industry. That’s why we are pleased to see that the provincial government has heard our concerns and will ensure their legislation supersedes any municipal bylaws.”
— Tony Elenis, President and CEO, Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association
“The Heart and Stroke Foundation commends the Government of Ontario for introducing mandatory menu labelling. With today’s busy lives and vast array of food choices, it’s crucial to provide everyone with the ability to make well-informed decisions about the food we eat and feed our children. This important initiative will go a long way in empowering Ontarians to make healthy choices when dining out or purchasing prepared food. Eating well is absolutely one of the best investments Ontarians can make to decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke.”
— Mark Holland, Director of Health Promotion and Children and Youth, Heart and Stroke Foundation
“We are pleased to see the Government of Ontario take a positive step forward in helping Ontarians make healthier food choices. The more nutritional information people with diabetes have the more empowered they are to make the choices that are right for them and their families.”
— J. Richard Blickstead, President and CEO, Canadian Diabetes Association

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David Jensen
Communications and Marketing Division
416-314-6197
media.moh@ontario.ca

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Minister’s Office
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Settlements Reached in Rideau and Southwestern Regional Centres Class Actions‏

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Settlements Reached in Rideau and Southwestern Regional Centres Class Actions

February 24, 2014

Former Residents Will be Able to Apply for Compensation

Settlement agreements approved by the court today will give access to compensation to former residents of the Rideau Regional and Southwestern Regional Centres who suffered harm while living at the facilities between 1963 and 2009.

The combined value of the settlements is $32.7 million. The settlements were approved in Superior Court as the result of class action lawsuits brought against Ontario by former residents. Class members will be able to apply for compensation through an independent claims administrator.

If money is left over after class members have been compensated and legal fees have been paid, Ontario will invest up to $2.7 million in programs that benefit people with a developmental disability. This is in addition to Ontario’s commitment to provide up to $5 million for the same purpose under the Huronia Regional Centre settlement, approved on Dec. 3, 2013.

The Rideau Regional and Southwestern Regional Centres were residential facilities for people with developmental disabilities. Rideau Regional Centre operated in Smiths Falls and Southwestern Regional Centre operated near Chatham. The facilities closed in 2009 and 2008, respectively.

QUICK FACTS

  • On Dec. 9, 2013, Premier Wynne delivered a formal apology in the legislature to former residents of regional centres for people with developmental disabilities. Today’s settlements also provide for a written apology to come from the Premier to those former residents of Rideau and Southwestern Regional Centres who were harmed.
  • Former residents of Southwestern Regional Centre and Rideau Regional Centre can receive a copy of their personal resident files at no charge by calling 1-855-376-9886 or by emailing SRC.MCSS@Ontario.ca or RRC.MCSS@Ontario.ca, respectively.
  • Rideau Regional Centre closed in 2009 and Southwestern Regional Centre closed in 2008. The closures followed a government decision to close institutions for adults with developmental disabilities and provide residents with community living opportunities with appropriate supports and services.
  • Approximately 18,000 people with a developmental disability are receiving residential supports in Ontario communities, with thousands more receiving other supports, services and funding that help them live, work and participate in community life.

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“I am pleased that we have reached a fair settlement with former residents of the Southwestern and Rideau Regional Centres who were harmed there. We cannot change the past, but we will continue to do everything we can to ensure that all Ontarians – regardless of their abilities – are treated with the compassion, dignity and respect they deserve.”
— John Gerretsen, Attorney General
“Our vision is an inclusive Ontario where people have the supports they need to live as independently as possible within our communities. We are all enriched by this diversity.”
— Ted McMeekin, Minister of Community and Social Services

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Ministry of the Attorney General
Michael Ferguson
416-326-7071
Minister’s Office

Ministry of the Attorney General
Brendan Crawley
416-326-2210
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Rob Newman
416-325-5219
Minister’s Office

Ministry of Community and Social Services
Kristen Tedesco
416-325-5178
Communications Branch

Ministry of the Attorney General
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TSX Venture Exchange Daily Bulletins

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ANALYTIXINSIGHT INC. (“ALY”)
BULLETIN TYPE:  Private Placement-Brokered, Amendment
BULLETIN DATE:  January 15, 2014
TSX Venture Tier 2 Company

Further to the bulletin issued on December 24, 2013 with respect to the Brokered Private Placement of 5,468,750 units at a price of $0.32 per unit, TSX Venture Exchange has been advised of the following amendments to the finder’s fees payable: Read the rest of this entry »

True North Commercial REIT Announces January 2014 Distribution

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TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ – True North Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: TNT.UN) (the “REIT“) today announced a cash distribution of $0.0495 per trust unit (“Unit“) for the period from January 1, 2014 and endingJanuary 31, 2014. The distribution will be payable on February 18, 2014 to unitholders of record as at January 31, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Para-snowboarder Michelle Salt nominated for Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games

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BIG WHITE, BC, Feb. 22, 2014 /CNW/ – Para-snowboarder Michelle Salt of Calgary, Alta. has been nominated to the Canadian team that will compete at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games in March, Canada Snowboard and the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today. Read the rest of this entry »

Sumtra to add approval of property sale to annual meeting agenda

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TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2014 /CNW/ – Sumtra Diversified Inc. (NEX Board: YSU.H) (“Sumtra” or the “Company”) announced today that it plans to ask shareholders to also consider the approval of the sale of certain real property held by Sumtra (the “Property Sale”) as other business at the Company’s upcoming annual and special meeting of shareholders to be held in Toronto on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (the “Meeting”). Read the rest of this entry »

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