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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
http://www.ontario.ca/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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QUOTES

“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

CONTACTS

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

Public inquiries
416-325-2929 or
TTY: 1-800-268-7095
1-800-387-5514

Tanya Blazina
Communications Branch
416-325-2746
Tanya.Blazina@ontario.ca

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
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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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QUOTES

“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

CONTACTS

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

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1-866-532-3161
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Toll-free: 1-888-414-4774
GTA: 416-314-6197
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Samantha Grant
Minister’s Office
416-326-4905

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
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Please remember this Thursday's street proofing workshop‏

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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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QUOTES

“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

CONTACTS

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

Ministry of the Attorney General
Brendan Crawley
416-326-2210
Communications Branch

Ministry of Community and Social Services
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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VANCOUVER, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ –

TSX VENTURE COMPANIES:

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 »

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation – MidDay lottery winning numbers

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Statement by Chairman of the Board of GTAA: Vijay Kanwar

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TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ – Today, Vijay Kanwar, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), announced that steps will be taken to ensure the disruptions at Toronto Pearson last week are thoroughly reviewed in order to improve operations and service to the travelling public. Read the rest of this entry »

Evidence pointing to Mexico blacklisting migrant workers in Canada stands, says BC Supreme Court

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VANCOUVER, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ – The Supreme Court of British Columbia has denied a petition by Mexico to quash documentary evidence and testimony that corroborates that the Mexican government blacklisted Mexican migrant workers from returning to Canada because they were suspected of being union sympathizers. The evidence had been presented in 2012, to the BC Labour Relations Board (BCLRB) by UFCW Canada (the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada union) Local 1518. Read the rest of this entry »

COBA’s home season opens this week

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Northern Property announces CEO succession

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CALGARY, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ – The Board of Trustees of Northern Property Real Estate Investment Trust today announced that B. James Britton, CEO, will retire in May 2014.

The Board also announced that Todd R. Cook, currently President and Chief Operating Officer, will become President and Chief Executive Officer on May 13, 2014, and  will be nominated for election as a Trustee of the REIT in connection with NPR’s Annual General and Special Meeting the same date. Read the rest of this entry »

March 29th – Storytelling Event‏

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Storyteller Phyllis Walker is performing March 29, 2014.

Storyteller Phyllis Walker is performing March 29, 2014.

MJKO Boxing – Wave Your Flag TO2015 10 Week Pam Am Games Boxing Challenge‏

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MJKO Boxing – Wave Your Flag TO2015 10 Week Pam Am Games Boxing Challenge

When:
Starts: March 1, 2014 Cost: FREE
Ends: May 10,
2014
Saturdays 1:15 pm -3:15 pm
No Class Easter weekend April 19,
2014
Where:
Harbourfront Community Centre Dance 627 Queens Quay W, Toronto ON
M5V3G3(Bathurst and Queens Quay)
About the Challenge
In conjunction with the 2015 Pan Am Games being held in Toronto we are having
the “MJKO, Wave Your Flag, Boxing Challenge“ Participants will learn proper Pan
Am Games Style Boxing and some interesting facts about some of the 41 countries
boxing at the games. On the first day of class each participant will be
assigned a country from one of the 41 competing countries at the games. They
will represent that country for the 10 Week Challenge. Students will be taught
different boxing styles used from around the world. After checking the
internet or other sources of their choice, students will have the opportunity
to share some interesting facts about the country they choose with respect to
their history participating in the Pan Am Games. Snacks highlighting food
from some of the 41 countries will be provided at the end of every class.
Students will be encouraged to learn how to say “good game” in the language
of the country they are representing. A Community Champion medal will be
given out each week for the participant who:
1. Has the best attitude
2. Shows an inclusive environment
3. Show the
spirit of the games
We will have the 14 School Watch Officers participating in this challenge
also.
THIS IS A NON CONTACT PROGRAM FOCUSING ON BOXING TECHNIQUES AND HEALTHY
LIVING. BEST SUITED FOR AGE 6 AND UP ALL FITNESS LEVELS WELCOME.
To register email: michelle.fletcher@mjko.ca (Limited
spots available)
OPENING CEREMONIES MARCH 1, 2014 MEET PACHITHE TO2015 PAN AM GAMES
MASCOT.
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Connacher Provides Fourth Quarter 2013 Operational Update and Conference Call Details

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CALGARY, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ – Connacher Oil and Gas Limited (CLL – TSX; “Connacher” or the “Company”) provides the following operational update for the fourth quarter 2013 (“Q4 2013”). All production related results disclosed herein are based on field estimates.

Production and Operations
Connacher’s Great Divide production for Q4 2013 averaged 11,400 bbl/d. Production was 3% lower than the prior quarter (Q3 2013 11,788 bbl/d). Production in late November and early December was negatively impacted by a temporary reduction in natural gas supply in northern Alberta necessitating a turndown in steam generation, primarily at Algar. Preventative maintenance was advanced and performed during this period and also reduced production. Read the rest of this entry »

Letter to the editor – Let’s tackle the causes, not the symptoms!

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MONTREAL, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – Following various media reports on hospital rooms billings, the president of the Québec Medical Association, Dr. Laurent Marcoux, wishes to comment the different options available for the government.

Billing for hospital rooms and the possibility of setting rates based on patient income, as reported in recent news stories, are not a solution to the problem and should not be considered by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux. This type of billing compromises the principles of universal and accessible health care that are firmly held by the population and the physicians I represent. Read the rest of this entry »

“Join the Writers’ Circle” at Indigo Bookstore’s Bay & Bloor Location on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Please join authors Cynthia Reyes, Teresa Madaleno, Donna Kakonge and poet Sheila Stewart for a discussion around writing at Indigo Bookstore.

Address: 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M4W 1A5

Date: Monday, February 17, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

All are welcome!

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Cynthia Reyes

Sheila Stewart

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Happy Birthday Abu at Accents Bookstore

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Have a great day!

“Join the Writers’ Circle” at Indigo Bookstore’s Bay & Bloor Location on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Please join authors Cynthia Reyes, Teresa Madaleno, Donna Kakonge and poet Sheila Stewart for a discussion around writing at Indigo Bookstore.

Address: 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Date: Monday, February 17, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

All are welcome!

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Teresa Madaleno

Cynthia Reyes

Sheila Stewart

and

Donna Kakonge

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Discovery Harbour Reports the Results of the Fall, 2013 Drilling Program at Wabassi Project, Northwestern Ontario

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VANCOUVER, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ – Discovery Harbour Resources Corp. (TSXV:DHR) (“Discovery” or the “Company”) and its partners, Northern Shield Resources (TSXV:NRN) (“Northern Shield”) and Great Lakes Resources LLC (“Great Lakes”), a private company, announce that the Fall 2013 exploration program, which was initiated onOctober 4, 2013, at their Wabassi Project in Northwestern Ontario ended on December 5, 2013 and final assay results from drilling have been received. Read the rest of this entry »

Bell Media Announces 29 Drama Projects in Development

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– Attached talent includes Ilana Frank (SAVING HOPE), Paul Haggis (Crash), Bill Mustos and Anne Marie La Traverse(FLASHPOINT), Salvatore Stabile (REVENGE), Katie Ford (Miss Congeniality), Steve Blackman (PRIVATE PRACTICE), Robert C. Cooper (STARGATE SG-1), and Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern (FLASHPOINT) –

– Production companies working with Bell Media include eOne, Shaftesbury, Omnifilm Entertainment, Thunderbird Films, LARK Productions, Darius Films, Don Carmody Productions, Prospero Pictures, Sienna Films, and Whizbang Films –

– Overall, Bell Media currently has 71 new original projects in development – Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Have a great one!

Summit Industrial Income REIT announces distribution of $0.0408 per unit

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TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ – Summit Industrial Income REIT (“Summit II“) (TSX: SMU.UN) is pleased to announce a $0.0408 per Unit distribution for January 2014. The distribution will be paid on February 14, 2014 to Unitholders of record on January 31, 2014.

Summit II recently adopted an amended and restated distribution reinvestment plan (“DRIP“) whereby residents ofCanada may elect to have their cash distributions reinvested in additional units of Summit II. Read the rest of this entry »

This Family Day Weekend Stay Clear of Hydro Dams and Stations, Stay Safe

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TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is warning people to stay clear of hydroelectric dams and stations this Family Day long weekend.

“This holiday weekend is a great time for winter activities, however the areas around hydroelectric dams and stations are not places for recreation and therefore, must be avoided,” said Mike Martelli, OPG’s Senior Vice-President of Hydro-Thermal Operations. “Our message is simple, stay clear, stay safe.” Read the rest of this entry »

Armoured car workers lobby on Parliament Hill

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Taskforce on armoured car sector needed

OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ – Workers in the armoured car sector are on Parliament Hill today to urge the Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney and Members of Parliament to strike a taskforce on safety in the industry. The lobby takes place on the heels of two robberies of armoured cars in Montreal and Toronto.

In a landmark ruling released last month, two-person, one man all off armoured car crews were declared unsafe by a federal health and safety officer after an exhaustive investigation. Read the rest of this entry »

Summit Industrial Income REIT Announces Timing of Fourth Quarter 2013 Results and Conference Call

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TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ – Summit Industrial Income REIT (“Summit II” or the “REIT”) (TSX: SMU.UN) announced today that it will be issuing its results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2013 on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 26, 2014. A conference call hosted by Summit II’s management team will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10.00 am ET.

The telephone numbers to participate in the conference call are: Read the rest of this entry »

Ontario Vineyards Produce Record Grape Harvest

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Ontario Vineyards Produce Record Grape Harvest

January 15, 2014

Ontario Government Supports Industry Growth

 

Ontario consumers can look forward to a wide selection of homegrown wine due to a record-breaking grape harvest for 2013.

 

 

 

The province’s grape growers harvested a record 79,756 tonnes of grapes valued at nearly $100 million. These grapes will produce enough wine to fill the equivalent of 1,134 Olympic-sized hockey rinks.

Follow these tips to reap the benefits of last year’s harvest:

 

  •  Look and ask for Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) wines when you shop or dine out. They are crafted entirely from Ontario-grown grapes and must adhere to rigorous winemaking standards.
  •  As a cool climate region, Ontario’s growers excel in producing high quality white wines such as Chardonnay and Riesling, red wines such as Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet, and icewine.
  • Visit one of the many wine tour destinations from the Niagara Peninsula to Prince Edward County and Lake Erie North Shore.
  • Celebrate the Niagara Icewine Festival (Jan. 10 to 26) with wine and food pairings, discovery passes and family-friendly outdoor Ice Street Villages.
  • Expand your menu with delicious Ontario fruit winesciders and craft beers and distillers.

 

Through the recently renewed Wine and Grape Strategy, the province is also making it easier for consumers to choose VQA wine by expanding the LCBO’s new Our Wine Country destination boutiques and developing a program that will allow VQA wines to be sold at farmers’ markets. The Wine and Grape Strategy has created 2,000 direct jobs since its original launch in 2009.

 

Strengthening the grape and wine industry and growing the province’s agri-food sector 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

  • Ontario is the largest wine region in Canada and shares the same latitude as the Burgundy Region in France. The province’s wine and grape industry contributed an estimated $3.3 billion to the province’s economy in 2011.
  • VQA wine sales in Ontario have increased by $100 million since 2008 — from $168 million to $268 million.
  • Launched in 2009, Ontario’s Wine and Grape Strategy has supported significant growth in the sector, including doubling the number of VQA wineries, record grape production and the development of prime tourist destinations.

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QUOTES

“We are committed to helping grape growers and wineries build Ontario’s reputation for quality wines to support this innovative sector’s long-term success. When enjoying wine with friends and family, I encourage everyone to choose Ontario first.”
— Kathleen Wynne, Premier and Minister of Agriculture and Food
“Smart consumers choose Ontario wine. They get a high-quality product while supporting local farmers, creating jobs, and building tourism.”
— Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Consumer Services
“Ontario’s grape harvest set records this past autumn. It’s another superb harvest and it’s promising in terms of the quality of the grapes.”
— Bill George, chair, Grape Growers of Ontario

CONTACTS

Mark Cripps
Minister’s Office
416-326-3069

Susan Murray
Communications Branch
519-826-3145

Ministry of Agriculture and Food
http://www.ontario.ca/omaf

 


 

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Help Develop the 2014 Budget

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Help Develop the 2014 Budget

January 13, 2014

Ontario Government Asks the Public for Input and to Take Part

The Ontario government is asking individuals and organizations across the province for their input in advance of the 2014 Ontario Budget.

Today, Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, was in Ottawa to kick off a province-wide tour of pre-budget discussions. They will include in-person sessions, telephone town halls and online. Throughout the tour, the government is collecting ideas from the public on growing the economy, creating jobs and protecting public services.

Encouraging people to have their say in the budget process is part of the government’s plan to invest in people, one of the three pillars of the government’s economic plan to build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • This year again, people can join the online discussion by sharing what matters to them on theBudget Talks website, or by following @OntMinFinance on Twitter.
  • Pre-budget consultations began in December 2013 and will run until mid-February 2014.
  • People can also send their ideas by mail, email or fax or join the Twitter conversation at #BudgetTalks.

LEARN MORE

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QUOTES

“I’m looking forward to visiting communities throughout Ontario, including Ottawa, to hear directly on how best to move forward with our plan for jobs and growth and ensure that our 2014 Budget includes the values and priorities of people across the province.”
— Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance

CONTACTS

For Media Inquiries only
Susie Heath – Minister’s Office
416-325-3645
susie.heath@ontario.ca

For Media Inquiries only
Scott Blodgett – Ministry of Finance
416-325-0324
scott.blodgett@ontario.ca

For public inquiries call
1-800-337-7222
TTY: 1-800-263-7776

Ministry of Finance
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Buy Donna Kakonge`s Books on Lulu.com

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How To Talk To Crazy People is now translated into French:

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Province Improving Online Learning‏

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Province Improving Online Learning

January 13, 2014

Ontario Giving Postsecondary Students More Flexibility

Ontario is creating a Centre of Excellence for Online Learning to give students across the province one window of access to high-quality, transferable online courses, while reducing course duplication.To launch in time for the 2015-16 school year, Ontario Online will improve collaboration between colleges and universities by minimizing duplication — allowing students to take the same, centralized online course. The online platform will also give students the flexibility to receive world-class instruction wherever and whenever works best for them. It will operate through three inter-related hubs:

  • The course hub will offer state-of-the-art online courses that are fully transferable between participating colleges and universities, giving students more options to earn credits and complete their education.
  • The instruction hub will allow institutions to develop and share best practices, research, and data on how best to teach online courses.
  • The support hub will provide academic and technical assistance to students, instructors, and institutions.

Supporting a world-class postsecondary education system that is a leader in innovation and online learning 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

  • Ontario is investing $42 million over three years to support the creation of the Centre of Excellence for Online Learning
  • In 2010, Ontario colleges and universities offered 18,000 online courses and had a half million online course registrations.
  • More than 555,000 full-time students were enrolled at Ontario colleges and universities last year — an increase of nearly 30 per cent compared to 2002-03.

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QUOTES

“Ontario Online will help make our province a leader in e-learning and will expand access to a world-class education for our students. By improving collaboration between our colleges and universities and giving students more choice in courses, we are continuing to transform our postsecondary education system into a worldwide leader in innovation.”
— Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
“Over its history, the University of Waterloo has been a leader in online education and through the new Ontario Online initiative, we look forward to using this experience for the benefit of students throughout Ontario.”
— Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice chancellor, University of Waterloo

CONTACTS

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

Public inquiries
416-325-2929 or
TTY: 1-800-268-7095
1-800-387-5514

Tanya Blazina
Communications Branch
416-325-2746
Tanya.Blazina@ontario.ca

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
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Grocery Gift Cards Help Families in Communities Across Ontario‏

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Grocery Gift Cards Help Families in Communities Across Ontario

January 12, 2014

Province and Private Sector Working Together to Help Those Most in Need

This week, an additional 2,781 families and individuals in 10 communities across southern Ontario received grocery cards to replace the food they lost during the ice storm. More than 12,000 families and individuals received over $1 million worth of grocery cards.

The grocery card initiative is now complete in all regions: Dufferin County, Peel Region, Waterloo Region, Wellington County, Halton, Six Nations, Northumberland, Toronto, Hamilton and York Region.

The grocery cards helped people who had lost food and were unable to replace it without financial assistance. All remaining grocery cards are being provided to local food banks for the purchase of high-demand items to help the communities impacted by the ice storm.

This initiative has been made possible through the generosity of Ontario’s corporate sector as well as unions and associations working with the province to quickly deliver food aid to those who most need it, including a major donation of $250,000 to the Canadian Red Cross from the Canadian Tire Family of Companies on behalf of Ontario’s hydro workers, in support of the province’s food support initiative.

Working to help communities recover from the ice storm is part of the government’s plan to work together as One Ontario to build a successful, compassionate and united province where everyone has the opportunity to connect, contribute and enjoy a high quality of life.

QUICK FACTS

  • Donors for this initiative include the Canadian Tire Family of Companies, the Canadian Red Cross, Loblaw Companies, Shoppers Drug Mart, Metro, Sobeys, Bruce Power, Costco Wholesale, Northland Power, Louie Coppa Family – A Coppa Family Tradition, CUPE Local 416, the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Ontario Provincial Police Association, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793, Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal, Ontario Professional Fire Fighter’s Association, and IBEW Construction Council of Ontario.

QUOTES

“I am pleased this initiative has been able to help more than 12,000 families and individuals who were affected by the ice storm. It shows what we are capable of accomplishing when we stand together to help people in their times of need. We could not have done this without the generosity of our corporate partners, unions and associations, and the help of communities across the province. I thank them for working with us to deliver this important program in a timely manner.”
— Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

CONTACTS

Craig MacBride
Minister’s Office
416 325-8282

Andrew Morrison
Communications Branch
416-0432

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
http://www.ontario.ca/safety

 


 

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Donna Kakonge at Indigo Eaton Centre February 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for Book Signing

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News release: Turf Operations Group has paid a penalty of $200,000‏

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CRTC announces that Turf Operations Group has paid a penalty of $200,000
for violating the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules

January 10, 2014 - Ottawa-Gatineau - Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
today announced that 1051080 Ontario Inc. has paid a penalty of $200,000
on behalf of itself and certain subsidiaries operating as Weed Man Ottawa,
Weed Man Montreal, Weed Man Hamilton, Weed Man Scarborough and Weed Man
Surrey (Turf Operations Group). This payment was made as part of a
settlement over violations to the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. Read the rest of this entry »

WOMEN’S STREET PROOFING WORKSHOP‏

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Full-day Kindergarten Registration Now Underway‏

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Full-day Kindergarten Registration Now Underway

January 9, 2014

Program Getting Results, Rollout Complete this September Across the Province

Ontario is encouraging parents to register their four- and five-year-old children for full-day kindergarten this September, completing the province-wide rollout of this important program that gives kids the best possible start.

Registration is underway at many of the province’s elementary schools. By this fall, full-day kindergarten will be available for all four- and five-year olds in Ontario, benefitting almost 265,000 students in approximately 3,600 publicly funded schools across the province.

A recent study measured the progress and development of students who were enrolled in full-day kindergarten compared to those who participated in half-day programs. The results found that Ontario’s youngest learners who completed full-day kindergarten are better prepared to enter Grade 1 and to be more successful in school in all areas the study explored.

Giving children the best possible start is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to invest in people and ensure everyone has access to a world-class education.

QUICK FACTS

  • Parents and guardians are encouraged to contact their local school board for details about registration in their community.
  • To register, most school boards require identification documents such as a birth certificate, birth registry/baptismal certificate, Ontario health card, and immunization record.
  • About 1,000 more schools will be offering full-day kindergarten this September.
  • Ontario families can save up to $6,500 per year in child care costs by enrolling their child in full-day kindergarten.

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QUOTES

“We are proud of our innovative full-day kindergarten program which is the biggest transformation our education system has seen in a generation. We know that children who complete full-day kindergarten are now better prepared for success in Grade 1 and beyond.”
— 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

Ministry of Education
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A New Era of Cleaner Air for Ontario

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A New Era of Cleaner Air for Ontario

January 8, 2014

Nanticoke Generating Station Burns Last Coal

What was once the province’s largest coal-fired station is now out of service.

The Nanticoke Generating Station was the last operating coal-fired facility in southern Ontario. This latest shut down will help mark 2014 as the year Ontario will become a coal-free jurisdiction.

Closing Ontario’s coal-fired stations will save ratepayers $95 million from reduced maintenance and project costs. A coal-free energy mix will also lead to a significant reduction in harmful emissions, cleaner air and a healthier environment.

Eliminating coal-fired generation and protecting the environment while providing clean, reliable and affordable power 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

  • The Nanticoke Generating Station has been producing electricity for Ontario since January 1972.
  • The station has generated more than 500 billion kilowatt hours of electricity over the duration of operation. That’s enough electricity to power the entire province of Ontario for more than three years.
  • The closure of Ontario’s coal plants comes as the province moves toward implementing a smarter electricity grid, increasing efficiencies within the electricity system, introducing strong conservation efforts and committing to cleaner energy sources.
  • According to a 2005 independent study, “Cost Benefit Analysis: Replacing Ontario’s Coal-Fired Electricity Generation,” the cost of coal generation was approximately $4.4 billion annually when health, environmental, and financial costs were taken into consideration.
  • Replacing coal-fired electricity generation is the single largest climate change initiative being undertaken in North America and when fully eliminated will be equivalent to taking up to seven million cars off the road.

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QUOTES

“A new era is dawning in Ontario; one where the air will be cleaner and more children throughout the province will be able to enjoy outdoor activities. This last key milestone demonstrates Ontario’s commitment to building a clean, modern reliable electricity system to replace dirty coal fired generation and creating a healthier environment and cleaner air for our children and grandchildren. The current and former staff of the Nanticoke Generating Station are to be commended for their dedication and professionalism in providing nearly 42 years of reliable electricity production to the province.”
— Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy

CONTACTS

Beckie Codd-Downey
Minister’s Office
416-325-2690
beckie.codd-downey@ontario.ca

Mark Smith
Communications Branch
416-326-4542
Mark.L.Smith@ontario.ca

For public inquiries call:
1-888-668-4636
TTY 1-800-239-4224

Ministry of Energy
http://www.ontario.ca/energy

 


 

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