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Archive for April 2014

Helping Ontario’s High Performance Athletes Compete and Win‏

News Release Helping Ontario’s High Performance Athletes Compete and Win March 11, 2014 Province Expanding Training Supports for Athletes and Para-Athletes Ontario is supporting its high performance athletes and para-athletes with expanded training facilities and increased opportunities to compete at international amateur sporting events. The province is providing athletes of all abilities with improved access to expert training at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario’s (CSIO) new, state-of-the-art facility at the […]

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Ontario Gains 6,100 Jobs in February‏

News Release Ontario Gains 6,100 Jobs in February March 7, 2014 Province’s Economic Plan Continues to Focus on Creating Jobs Ontario gained 6,100 net jobs in February as the government continues to focus on providing the right climate to attract investment, create jobs and grow the economy. Full-time employment rose by 5,300 positions last month. Ontario’s job market grew by 95,700 net jobs in 2013 and today’s increase is in […]

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Chromian Wars App Now Available in the Apple Store!!!!!

Download the free Augmented Reality gaming App in the Apple Store Today! http://chromianwars.com/ Storyline: For milennia, the Sapphire Empire has ruled over the various planetoids upon which dwell the Chromians, a race of small, colorful aliens. Powerful, eternal, the Blue Emperors rule over all the Chromians, with each of them in their right place: the Blues on top, holding positions of prestige and influence; the Reds in the large factories, […]

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Ontario Appoints New Chief Coroner‏

News Release Ontario Appoints New Chief Coroner March 7, 2014 Dr. Dirk Huyer has been appointed Chief Coroner for Ontario after serving as interim Chief Coroner since July 2013. In 2008, he joined the Office of the Chief Coroner as a Regional Supervising Coroner. He has served as a coroner in Ontario since 1992 and was Regional Supervising Coroner for the regions of Peel and Halton, as well as the […]

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Decorating Kids’ Rooms Is Child’s Play With These Five Tips

Choice of colour can make or break a décor project, according to DULUX Paint TORONTO, March 6, 2014 – Sending your kids to their rooms for a timeout may take on a whole new meaning after a paint renovation. If the walls sport the right colours, a child may just want to stay there. “Colours can have a tremendous effect on the mood and well-being of children, so it’s important to do your […]

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Improving Primary Care for Long-Term Care Home Residents‏

News Release Improving Primary Care for Long-Term Care Home Residents March 3, 2014 Ontario Investing in Nurse Practitioners in Long-Term Care Ontario is increasing the number of nurse practitioners in long-term care homes to strengthen the quality of care received by residents. Over the next three years, Ontario will hire 75 new nurse practitioners to help enhance access to primary health care services for long-term care residents, which will help […]

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Flooring trends: Back-to-Nature Look Latest Style in Floors

FLOORING TRENDS Back-to-Nature Look Latest Style in Floors Today’s hardwood flooring options work well on walls, ceilings too, says leading manufacturer Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring March 3, 2014 – Celebrating nature is the latest trend in home décor, starting from underfoot. This year, Canadian floors will sport an authentic, natural look like never before, with today’s flooring being all about bringing the beauty of the outdoors into the home. That’s the […]

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Ontario Supporting Energy Innovation‏

News Release Ontario Supporting Energy Innovation February 28, 2014 New Centre to Increase Jobs in Energy Sector Ontario is fostering innovation and growth in the energy sector through the new Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District. The Advanced Energy Centre, created in partnership with MaRS, Siemens and Capgemini, is an energy incubator that will help homegrown energy innovations reach new markets here and abroad. Growing energy demand is a […]

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Fighting Invasive Species in Ontario‏

News Release Fighting Invasive Species in Ontario February 26, 2014 Province Proposing New Legislation to Take Action Against Invasive Species Ontario is taking strong action to address the social, ecological and economic threats that invasive species pose to our natural environment. The Invasive Species Act, to be introduced today, would support the prevention, early detection, rapid response and eradication of invasive species in the province. If passed, the legislation would […]

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Ontario Aerospace Company Doubles Capacity

News Release Ontario Aerospace Company Doubles Capacity February 14, 2014 Government Supporting Business Innovation, Creating Jobs The Ontario government is providing support to COM DEV International Ltd. to double its production capacity and create 75 new jobs and retain another 917 jobs. With support from the province’s Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, the company will expand its facility and invest in innovative technology to improve efficiency, increase productivity and lower environmental […]

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Archives of Ontario Shares First World War Love Letters

News Release Archives of Ontario Shares First World War Love Letters February 14, 2014 Online and In-person Exhibits to Commemorate Beginning of WWI The Archives of Ontario is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War with a series of exhibits that show the impact the war had on the people of Ontario. A new online exhibit starts the series by showcasing the letters that office worker Sadie Arbuckle […]

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Investing in Strong, Prosperous Aboriginal Communities‏

News Release Investing in Strong, Prosperous Aboriginal Communities February 11, 2014 Ontario Government Supporting Consultation Capacity, Economic Development Ontario is continuing to support local projects that create jobs and promote economic development opportunities in First Nation communities. Through the New Relationship Fund (NRF), Ontario is supporting First Nations, Métis communities and Aboriginal organizations as they build consultation capacity, industry partnerships and engage in sustainable economic development. NRF projects help Aboriginal communities hire […]

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A Year of Progress for Ontario

News Release A Year of Progress for Ontario February 11, 2014 Government Investing in People, Building Modern Infrastructure, Supporting a Dynamic and Innovative Business Climate After one year in office, the Ontario government has moved forward on every part of its economic plan focused on people and partnerships to create jobs and grow the economy across the province.Since being sworn-in on February 11, 2013, Premier Kathleen Wynne and her cabinet […]

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Spring Summer 2014 NEW ARRIVALS‏

      NEW Arrivals from Alexandra Verschueren   We have just received a beautiful collection from Belgium’s Alexandra Verschueren, entitled “Pulse”. All made in Japan, her pieces are understated, beautifully constructed, and great for everyday. For more images from the collection, visit the blog. —————————————————————————————   Coming Soon : Wouters & Hendrix   We are excited to announce the Spring Summer collection called “Zou Zou”, from Wouters and Hendrix.   As […]

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Ontario Gains 6,000 Jobs in January‏

News Release Ontario Gains 6,000 Jobs in January February 7, 2014 Province’s Economic Plan Continues to Help Create Jobs Following a gain of 95,700 net jobs in 2013, Ontario continued to add jobs, with full-time employment increasing by 23,100 positions and overall employment going up by 6,000 net jobs in January. The government continues to focus on creating the right climate to attract investment, create jobs and grow the economy. […]

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[TPS] – State Funeral for Jim Flaherty, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, St. James Cathedral, 65 Church Street, Road closures‏

Toronto Police Service News Release State Funeral for Jim Flaherty, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, St. James Cathedral, 65 Church Street, Road closuresMonday, April 14, 2014 – 4:27 PM Corporate Communications 416-808-7100 The following road closures will take place connected with the state funeral for Jim Flaherty. Effective Monday, April 14, 2014, at 6 p.m., Church Street will be designated as an emergency :”No Stopping” zone, north and southbound, between King […]

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[TPS] – Arrests in Human Trafficking/Juvenile Prostitution investigation, Two men, one woman face 19 charges, Police believe there may be more victims‏

Toronto Police Service News Release Arrests in Human Trafficking/Juvenile Prostitution investigation, Two men, one woman face 19 charges, Police believe there may be more victimsMonday, April 14, 2014 – 2:50 PM Sex Crimes 416-808-7474 On Friday, March 28, 2014, the Toronto Police Service started a Human Trafficking/Juvenile Prostitution investigation. It is alleged that: – a girl, 17, was assaulted, threatened and forced into becoming a prostitute by two men and […]

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Greener Diesel, Cleaner Air‏

News Release Greener Diesel, Cleaner Air April 3, 2014 Ontario’s New Biodiesel Rules Will Help Fight Climate Change, Smog Ontario’s new greener diesel rules are stepping up the fight against climate change and improving air quality by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and smog-causing pollutants in cars, trucks and boats.New rules, which went into effect April 1, are being phased in over three years. By 2017, the amount of biofuel blended […]

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Ontario Continues to Beat Its Fiscal Targets‏

News Release Ontario Continues to Beat Its Fiscal Targets April 3, 2014 Government Taking a Responsible and Balanced Approach Ontario’s new deficit for 2013-14 is estimated to be $11.3 billion — a $400 million improvement compared with the 2013 budget. This marks the fifth year in a row that the province is on track for a deficit lower than forecast.The province’s performance against its fiscal targets to date is the […]

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Expanding Life-Saving Care for Stroke Victims

News Release Expanding Life-Saving Care for Stroke Victims February 4, 2014 Ontario Using Technology to Improve Patient Care and Value for Health Dollars Stroke victims across Ontario can now benefit from life-saving, emergency care through eHealth Ontario’s Emergency Neuro Image Transfer System.Through a partnership between the Ontario Telemedicine Network and eHealth Ontario, the Emergency Neuro Image Transfer System — currently used for head trauma victims — is expanding to provide […]

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Help Develop the 2014 Budget‏

News Release Help Develop the 2014 Budget February 3, 2014 Ontario Government Asks the Public for their 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 Toronto as part of a province-wide tour of pre-budget discussions. They will include in-person sessions, telephone town halls and […]

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Helping Young Entrepreneurs Make their Pitch‏

News Release Helping Young Entrepreneurs Make their Pitch February 3, 2014 Ontario Giving High School Students Access to Business Leaders Ontario is investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs by providing an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to experts and the public as part of the province’s Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch contest. The contest, part of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy, returns for a second year to challenge high school students in […]

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Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage‏

News Release Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage January 30, 2014 New Legislation Would Tie Minimum Wage to Consumer Price Index Ontario is increasing the minimum wage from $10.25 to $11 per hour on June 1, 2014. This new rate reflects the rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) since the last minimum wage increase in 2010 and is part of the provincial government’s commitment to fairness. The government will also introduce […]

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Helping Seniors Get the Care They Need at Home‏

News Release Helping Seniors Get the Care They Need at Home January 29, 2014 Ontario Improving Access to Home and Community Care Ontario is ensuring seniors have better access to home care and community supports so they can live independently and in their homes longer. This year the government has provided a $260 million increase in supports to programs across the province that help more than 637,000 seniors and their […]

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Union Gas Helps East Parry Sound Students Explore Science

3,000 grant supports regional science fair for grades 7 to 12 SOUTH RIVER, ON, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ – Union Gas is helping students explore their interest in science and technology at the East Parry Sound Regional Science Fair (EPSRSF), courtesy of a $3,000 grant awarded today. Chris Minor, Union Gas manager of construction and growth, presented the cheque to George Stripe, chairperson for the East Parry Sound Regional Science Fair and the EPSRSF committee […]

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Invitation to Press Conference: Kahnawà:ke Calls for Action on Opposition to Parliamentary Reading of First Nations Education Act (FNEA)

KAHNAWÀ:KE, QC, April 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – The media is invited to a press conference being called by the Kahnawà:ke education system regarding the community’s position on Canada’s decision to Introduce the federal legislation to Parliament on April 10, 2014, and a Call of Action for opposition. Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014  Place: Kahnawà:ke Survival School (KSS)  Time: 10:00 am To get to the Kahnawà:ke Survival School, take the Mercier Bridge, follow Route 132 (left) and […]

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Toronto South Detention Centre Opens its Doors‏

News Release Toronto South Detention Centre Opens its Doors January 29, 2014 New Correctional Facility is State-of-the-art Investment in Community Safety Built on the site of the former Mimico Correctional Centre, which has a correctional history dating back to 1887, the TSDC replaces the Toronto Jail  and the Toronto West Detention Centre.The TSDC helps meet Ontario’s inmate capacity needs and offers a number of specialized programs  that will reduce re-offense […]

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Donna Kakonge Doing a Creative Writing Workshop at the Toronto Public Library (Pape Danforth Branch) on November 14, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Writing Workshop_full page Learn To Write Creative Non-Fiction Friday, November 14 6:30 p.m. Pape/Danforth Library 701 Pape Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3S6 416-393-7727 Want to write your own story? Want to explore writing creative non-fiction? Come meet Donna Kakonge, an author of several published works, including How to Talk to Crazy People and How to Write Creative Non-Fiction. Donna’s workshop will take you through 90 minutes of readings, discussion and […]

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Colour takes the Gold When it Comes to Home Decor

Colour Takes the Gold When It Comes to Home Decor With fever abounding for international games, bring colours of the world into your home TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2014 – Want some gold-medal decorating ideas? Take a cue from the international winter games and bring colours from around the globe into your home. From antique golds, vibrant reds and spicy oranges to jeweled blues, emerald greens and rose-infused violets, this year’s hottest international hues […]

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Pinnacle of Vandalism (A selection of thoughts, feelings, and musings) by R. William Patry Review by Donna Kakonge

There is a lot going on in Patry’s book, the same way thoughts, feelings and musings tend to flow from us as humans. I will choose to focus on one of the more striking things I find about Patry’s book and that being his portrayal of women, particularly the second poem “Isis.” I recall back in 1992 when Austin Clarke who is dubbed “Canada’s multicultural writer,” came out with In […]

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Improving Driver’s Licence Renewal for Seniors‏

News Release Improving Driver’s Licence Renewal for Seniors January 28, 2014 Ontario Government Committed to Supporting Seniors Ontario is enhancing its driver’s licence renewal program to help seniors who are fit to drive renew their licences. Starting April 21, 2014, drivers aged 80 and over will no longer have to complete a written knowledge test. Instead, they will participate in a shorter, simpler renewal program that includes: a vision test […]

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Ontario Power Generation Fined $75,000 For Failure to Comply With Law‏

Court Bulletin Ontario Power Generation Fined $75,000 For Failure to Comply With Law January 27, 2014 WHITBY, ON – Ontario Power Generation has pleaded guilty to failing to follow notification procedures required under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and fined $75,000. Between August 20 and August 31, 2011, three workers were assigned the task of dismantling shielding canopies and other equipment at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station on Holt […]

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Better Care for Seniors‏

News Release Better Care for Seniors January 27, 2014 Ontario Funds New Unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Ottawa today where she announced that Ontario is providing up to $8.87 million to support a new Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. The new unit will provide comprehensive care for seniors and help them remain independent. The Acute Care for the Elderly […]

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The CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowship

                                                                                            THE CJF ABORIGINAL JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP ENCOURAGING ABORIGINAL VOICES AND ISSUES IN THE MEDIA The recipient of the CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowship will be hosted for one month by CBC News at its new Aboriginal centre in Winnipeg. The CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowship offers an early-career Aboriginal journalist the chance to explore an issue of interest to First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples. The award aims to foster better comprehension […]

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Statement by Minister Yasir Naqvi on the Minimum Wage Advisory Panel’s Final Report‏

Statement Statement by Minister Yasir Naqvi on the Minimum Wage Advisory Panel’s Final Report January 27, 2014 Today, Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Labour, released the following statement on the Minimum Wage Advisory Panel’s final report:”We have received the Minimum Wage Advisory Panel’s final report on how the province’s minimum wage should be set in the future. I want to thank Professor Anil Verma and the other five panel members for their dedication […]

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Minister Meets with Economic Advisory Panel‏

News Release Minister Meets with Economic Advisory Panel January 27, 2014 Ontario Focused on Strengthening the Economy and Creating Jobs Ontario is continuing to build on its three-part plan to grow the economy and create jobs by consulting with some of the most experienced business, academic and labour leaders in the province. Finance Minister Charles Sousa met with the Economic Advisory Panel today to discuss ways the government can help […]

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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Investigation Update‏

News Release Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Investigation Update January 27, 2014 Ontario Encouraging Swine Industry to Maintain Strict Biosecurity Protocols Ontario has confirmed a second case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) and a third is under investigation. Both are in the Chatham-Kent region. PED is usually fatal for very young pigs while older pigs can recover. The virus does not affect food safety, nor is it a risk to human health […]

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