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GALA Night Invitation: Jude Idada’s COMA @ Al Green, November 1st, 2013

Have you got your GALA tickets yet? COMA Gala Reception 6pm Friday November 1st, 2013  featuring a special performance by 2013 Juno Award (World Music Album of the Year) Winner Lorraine Klaasen Catered Gala Reception Tickets $55 in advance or $60 at the door.  VIP Gala Tix: $100 Purchase now @ www.AfricanTheatre.org 2013 Juno Award (World Music Album of the Year) Winner Lorraine Klaasen stars as Nana in Jude Idada’sCOMA,  opening Wednesday October 30, 2013, at the Al Green Theatre for a five-day run. Trapped in the […]

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Creating Opportunities for Ontario’s Youth‏

News Release Creating Opportunities for Ontario’s Youth October 16, 2013 Youth Jobs Strategy Offers Experience, Training and Support The Ontario government’s new Youth Jobs Strategy will help create 30,000 job opportunities for young people across the province. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the strategy during a visit to Conestoga College in Cambridge today. The strategy creates four new funds to help young people across the province find work, build job skills […]

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[TPS] – Toronto Police horses sweep the awards at North American Police Equestrian Competition‏

Toronto Police Service News Release Toronto Police horses sweep the awards at North American Police Equestrian Competition Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – 2:00 PM Mounted and Police Dog Services 416-808-1700 This past weekend members of the Toronto Police Service Mounted Unit participated in the North American Police Equestrian Championships in Richmond, Virginia.

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CRTC Newsrelease‏

Canadian Union of Postal Workers and Union Calling Inc. pay a total of $115,000 in penalties for violating Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules OTTAWA-GATINEAU, October 15, 2013 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that the Canadian Union of Postal Workers has paid a penalty of $50,000 and Union Calling Inc. has paid a penalty of $65,000 as part of settlements over violations to the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules.

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Premier’s Statement on Alice Munro

Statement Premier’s Statement on Alice Munro October 10, 2013 Premier Kathleen Wynne issued the following statement today: “On behalf of the people of Ontario and readers everywhere, I am so proud to congratulate Alice Munro on winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her book, Lives of Girls and Women, has always been a favourite of mine, and I am part of a lucky population who has been forever changed by […]

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CRTC invites comments on the future of 9-1-1 services OTTAWA-GATINEAU, October 10, 2013 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) made public a report on 911 services and invited Canadians to share their views on its findings and recommendations. The CRTC is also asking Canadians to identify and prioritize the matters within its jurisdiction that should be addressed regarding 911 services in Canada.

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New for fall: warm layers to live in‏

SHOP EXPLORE Fall is a glimpse of things to come. Get prepared and get reconciled to this cooler weather with warm, insulating jackets and vests that suit day-in, day-out wear. Shop lifestyle insulated Sarah is a problem solver Envoy, alpine guide, and visualizer. Sarah Hueniken is this week’s featured outsider. Meet Sarah MEC products environmentally preferred materials We select organic cotton, recycled polyester and PVC-free materials to keep our ecological footprint as […]

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Enhancing Patient Care and Pharmacy Safety

News Release Enhancing Patient Care and Pharmacy Safety October 10, 2013 Ontario Introducing Legislation to Strengthen Health System   Ontario is introducing the Enhancing Patient Care and Pharmacy Safety Act that, if passed, would strengthen the safety of the province’s hospital drug supply system and further enhance patient care.     Today, the government will introduce legislation to amend the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Actthat would allow the Ontario College of Pharmacists to […]

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Ontarians Warned Not To Eat Certain Frozen Beef Burgers‏

News Release Ontarians Warned Not To Eat Certain Frozen Beef Burgers October 9, 2013 Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arlene King, is warning Ontarians not to consume certain frozen beef burger products produced by Belmont Meats because they may be contaminated with E Coli. A recall announced last week by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that affected certainCompliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers  has been expanded to include other […]

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Media Advisory – Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Hosts Historic Stanley Cup Visit and Taunts Cinespace Toronto Cousins

CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2013 /CNW/ – Today NHL Hall of Famer and Chicago Blackhawks legend Denis Savard brought the Stanley Cup to the core of Hollywood Midwest – Cinespace Chicago Film Studios – where hundreds of native Chicagoan film and TV crew members and technicians relished the opportunity to touch the revered trophy, and Cinespace Chicago management savored the chance to taunt their Cinespace Toronto cousins.

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Self-Publishing Discussion at The Canadian Small Business Women and How To Talk To Crazy People, How to Write Creative Non-fiction and Three Quarters at the Toronto Public Library and Books at Accents Bookstore

Buy a copy of Three Quarters  Here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/donna-kakonge/three-quarters/paperback/product-21264624.html Available at the Toronto Public Library Three Quarters by Donna Kakonge: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3048262&R=3048262 How to Write Creative Non-fiction by Donna Kakonge: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3048261&R=3048261 and How To Talk To Crazy People by Donna Kakonge: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2979553&R=2979553 Available at Accents Bookstore at 601 Christie Street – Artscape Wychwood Barns: How To Talk To Crazy People and What Happened to the Afro? both by Donna Kakonge

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Driving Growth for Ontario’s Agri-Food Industry

News Release Driving Growth for Ontario’s Agri-Food Industry October 7, 2013 Premier Challenges Sector to Double Its Growth Rate, Create Jobs Premier Kathleen Wynne recognized excellence in agri-food innovation today and challenged the sector to double its growth rate and create 120,000 new jobs in Ontario by 2020. She issued the challenge as part of a keynote speech at the Premier’s Summit on Agri-Food Innovation at Queen’s Park, encouraging agri-food […]

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More Mental Health Services for University and College Students‏

News Release More Mental Health Services for University and College Students October 4, 2013 Ontario Government Investing in Young People, Committed to Student Well-being Ontario is launching a new mental health help line for college and university students as part of its Mental Health and Addictions Strategy. College and university students with concerns about student life, health or mental well-being can now call Good2Talk, a province-wide service that operates 24 hours […]

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Every Room Comes with a View at Ontario Parks‏

News Release Every Room Comes with a View at Ontario Parks October 4, 2013 Ontario Encourages Families to Explore the Great Outdoors Ontario’s provincial parks capture a dazzling array of spectacular views and natural features that can be seen from just outside your tent’s door, high atop a rocky bluff, and everywhere else in between. You’ll find impressive waterfalls in many provincial parks: The Ranney Gorge suspension bridge and the scenic limestone […]

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Healthier Snacks and Meals on the Menu at More Ontario Schools

News Release Healthier Snacks and Meals on the Menu at More Ontario Schools October 1, 2013 Province Expanding Student Nutrition Program to Help More Kids Get a Healthy Start Ontario is helping more children and youth eat nutritious meals at school so they can be healthier, concentrate better and learn more effectively. As part of the Healthy Kids Strategy, the province is investing an additional $3 million in Ontario’sStudent Nutrition […]

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Empire State Realty Trust and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Give New York City And The World A Halloween “Treat” With Spectacular LED Tower Light And Music Show

World’s Most Famous Office Building Announces New Light Show Synchronized to Music   NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced with its partner Clear Channel Media and Entertainment that they will join together to give New York City and the world a specialHalloween Trick and Treat. The Empire State Building (ESB), the International Icon of the Skyline of New York City, will synchronize its LED tower lights […]

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Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust Announces October 2013 Monthly Distribution

QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust (“Cominar” or the “REIT”)(TSX: CUF.UN) announced today a distribution of 12.0 cents per unit to unitholders of record as at October 31, 2013, payable on November 15, 2013. PROFILE AS AT OCTOBER 17, 2013  Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust is the third largest diversified real estate investment trust in Canada and currently remains the largest commercial property owner in the Province of Québec. The REIT owns a real estate portfolio of […]

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Fortuna Silver corrects Measured and Indicated Resource breakdown

VANCOUVER, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ – Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM) | (TSX:FVI) | (BVL: FVI) | (Frankfurt: F4S.F) announces that its October 17, 2013 news release entitled “Fortuna Silver increases San Josesilver reserves by 22% and silver inferred resources by 39%” (the “Release”) contains typographical errors in the table providing the detail of Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource estimates for the San Jose Mine located inOaxaca, Mexico. Accordingly, the table headed “Mineral Resources – Measured […]

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Lafarge Hands Over Keys to the First NetZero Energy Precast Concrete Homes in North America

EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ – Lafarge has made homeownership possible for two hard-workingEdmonton families through Habitat for Humanity. Partnering with Stantec to design the first NetZero energy precast concrete homes in North America, the team has targeted LEED® Platinum certification. Representatives from Lafarge and Stantec had the honour today of presenting keys to the recipient Habitat families. Building with precast concrete allows the homes to benefit from significant thermal mass. For the […]

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Supreme Court To Release Landmark Ruling On Whether Doctors Can Unilaterally Terminate Life Support Without Patient Consent – Rasouli V. Cuthbertson.

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ – The Supreme Court is set to release, tomorrow, its decision in a landmark case that will determine if doctors must obtain consent before removing life support from a patient. In this case, doctors refused to obtain consent before deciding to terminate life support and they refused to apply to the Consent and Capacity Board, the body charged with oversight, in Ontario of such matters. The family was forced […]

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Trez Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation announces October 2013 distribution

VANCOUVER, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ – Trez Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation (the “Company”) announced today that its board of directors has declared a monthly distribution of $0.0583 per Class A share of the Company.  The distribution will be paid on November 15, 2013 to holders of Class A shares of record on October 31, 2013.  As ofOctober 17, 2013, there were 23,001,475 Class A shares outstanding. The amount of the monthly distributions is equivalent to approximately $0.70 per Class […]

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Minister Fantino Names Major-General (R) Richard Rohmer as D-Day Special Advisor

OTTAWA, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ – The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today named Major-General (R) Richard Rohmer as his special advisor on D-Day commemorative events as the Government of Canadaprepares for the upcoming 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy on June 6, 2014. “I am delighted that such a distinguished Veteran is sharing his experience and providing his input to the commemorative activities for D-Day, which many consider was the beginning of the […]

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Quebec Continues to Act Against Contraband Tobacco, It’s Time Ontario Does the Same

OTTAWA, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ – Today, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) commended the Government of Quebec for contributing $4 million to the City of Montreal to fight contraband tobacco. This proactive initiative by the Quebec government serves as an important reminder of how illegal cigarettes remain a problem in the province. It is also a reminder to Ontario that meaningful action is needed to effectively combat the province’s deeply entrenched illegal cigarette trade.

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Ontario Helping Parents Give Children a Healthy Start‏

Media Advisory Ontario Helping Parents Give Children a Healthy Start September 27, 2013 Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Teresa Piruzza, Minister of Children and Youth Services, will make an announcement about new supports to help parents give their children a healthy start. Date:               Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 Time:               9:15 a.m. Location:         Toronto Public Health Unit 51 Lisgar Street, Liberty Village Toronto, Ontario M6J 0B9     […]

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Provincial Parks are a Birdwatcher’s Delight

News Release Provincial Parks are a Birdwatcher’s Delight September 27, 2013 Ontario Encourages Families to Look to the Sky Ontario offers some of the best birdwatching in the world!Come and see what you can spot now or plan a trip to experience the annual migration in full swing. Bring your field guide and binoculars to these provincial parks for prime viewing spots and rare sightings: Long Point sits on a 40-kilometre […]

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Stay Safe With Seatbelts and Child Car Seats‏

News Release Stay Safe With Seatbelts and Child Car Seats September 26, 2013 Ontario Government Committed to Road Safety Ontario is launching its annual seatbelt campaign to remind drivers and passengers to buckle up and make sure children are properly secured in the right child car seats. Police, fire and emergency services workers, health care professionals and road safety and injury prevention groups across the province are participating in the […]

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Meet Allan: MEC Envoy, hill conqueror, last-minute packer

Our featured Outsider View email in a browser SHOP EXPLORE When do you feel most restless? Waking up to a glorious morning, knowing that an epic ride is in the mix. The legs are twitching with excited nervousness, the coffee is thick and black, and the polished bike is sitting in the corner, winking at you. Meet Allan NEW SEASON, NEW STYLES Whistler GranFondo Race day video MEC’s GranFondo team was 100 […]

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Ontario to Present Prestigious Award to Six Young Aboriginal Writers

Media Advisory Ontario to Present Prestigious Award to Six Young Aboriginal Writers September 26, 2013 The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, joined by the Honourable James K. Bartleman, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will present the James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award to six talented young Ontarians. Date: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Lieutenant Governor’s Suite Queen’s Park Toronto The ceremony will also […]

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Donna Kakonge at Indigo Richmond and John!!! – The T-Dot!

Come one, come all to Richmond and John at Richmond and John to the glorious and splendiferious Indigo Richmond and John location. Park at President Gima’s spot behind CITY-TV where Marilyn Dennis works. Gima even knows her! It’s in the Entertainment District. The cops are gorgeous, the food is plenty and for those who like girls…yes…they are hot too down there :-). Saturday, October 12, 2013 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 […]

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Helping Social Enterprises Grow and Create Jobs‏

News Release Helping Social Enterprises Grow and Create Jobs September 26, 2013 New Strategy to Create Jobs and Attract New Investment Ontario has launched a new plan that will help social enterprises start and grow their businesses while supporting the creation of 1,600 new jobs in the sector. Impact – A Social Enterprise Strategy for Ontario is the province’s plan to become the number one jurisdiction in North America for businesses […]

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Strengthening French Language Services in Ontario

News Release Strengthening French Language Services in Ontario September 25, 2013 Government Taking Steps to Enhance Independence of French Language Services Commissioner Ontario is introducing legislation to make Ontario’s French Language Services (FLS) Commissioner an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. If passed, the legislation would: Change the FLS Commissioner’s reporting relationship from the Minister of Francophone Affairs to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Set a five-year term […]

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Province Offers Online Driver’s Licence Renewal‏

News Release Province Offers Online Driver’s Licence Renewal September 25, 2013 Ontario Making it Easier to Access Important Government Services Ontario is now allowing drivers to renew their licences online ­– the first province in Canada to do so.Ontario drivers need to renew their licences every five years.  Now, eligible drivers who renew online at ServiceOntario.ca/DriversLicence will be able to use their existing licence photos for an additional five-year renewal cycle, meaning they will […]

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Empowering Exceptional Young Leaders to Succeed‏

News Release Empowering Exceptional Young Leaders to Succeed September 25, 2013 Ontario Helping Youth Make a Difference and Create Jobs Ontario is helping promising young leaders gain the knowledge, skills, experience and support they need to make positive social changes in their communities and across the province. The province is supporting MaRS Discovery District in delivering a new innovative program — Studio Y: Ontario’s Social Impact and Leadership Academy. The nine month […]

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