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Michael Kors launches Canadian e-commerce website

In Writing (all kinds) on September 30, 2015 at 3:00 AM

NEW YORK, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Michael Kors is pleased to announce the Canadian launch of its ecommerce website, www.MichaelKors.ca. The brand, known for its jet set glamour and luxe ready-to-wear and accessories, has created a site that captures the style and energy of Michael Kors’ global retail stores while offering an exceptional breadth of product, including items available exclusively online. There will also be a rich assortment of apparel and leather goods from the Michael Kors Men’s collection. The website has been developed with the Canadian customer in mind, featuring local-currency pricing, free shipping and returns, and dual-language options.

MichaelKors.ca provides an inviting and effortless online shopping experience, mirroring the refined aesthetic and enriched functionality and features of the American website MichaelKors.com, which was relaunched in September 2014. The new site design offers an enhanced user interface, innovative updates to the shopping experience on both the front and back end, and a wealth of unique editorial content. Read the rest of this entry »

California Energy Commission Awards New Flyer $1.7 Million in Support of Developing a Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Transit Bus

In Writing (all kinds) on September 29, 2015 at 3:00 AM

ST CLOUD, MN, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – (TSX: NFI) (TSX: NFI.DB.U) New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (“New Flyer” or the “Company”), the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in North America, announced today that the California Energy Commission (“CEC”) issued the Company a Notice of Proposed Award of USD $1.7 million for the development of an advanced fuel cell transit bus.

The CEC’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program is a competitive grant program that provides funding towards innovative transportation and fuel technologies to help California meet its energy, clean air, and climate-change goals. The project will demonstrate the capability of Hydrogenics’ hydrogen fuel cell system in a New Flyer Xcelsior® zero-emission heavy-duty transit bus powered by a Siemens ELFA drive system.   Read the rest of this entry »

Death of Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte – Archbishop Christian Lépine to address media

In Writing (all kinds) on September 28, 2015 at 3:00 AM

MONTREAL, April 8, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – The Archbishop of Montreal, Most Rev. Christian Lépine, will respond to media questions today from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the residence of Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, 1071 rue de la Cathédrale (cathedral parking via rue Mansfield).

 

SOURCE Archdiocese of Montreal

For further information: Source : Lucie Martineau, 514 925 4304; Information : Eric Durocher 514 690 3295

Media advisory – Parliamentary Secretary Mark Strahl to participate in signing ceremony with Te’mexw Treaty Association Member First Nations and the Province of BC

In Writing (all kinds) on September 27, 2015 at 3:00 AM

OTTAWA, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Please be advised that Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, the Honourable John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, along with Chiefs from the five Te’mexw Treaty Association Member First Nations, will join community members for a ceremony celebrating an important milestone on treaty negotiations.

Date:
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Time:
10:00 a.m. PDT

Where:
Songhees Wellness Centre
1100 Admirals Rd.
Victoria, BC

 

SOURCE Government of Canada

For further information: Emily Hillstrom, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, 819-997-0002; Media Relations, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, 819-953-1160

Notice – Employment and Social Development Canada

In Writing (all kinds) on September 26, 2015 at 3:00 AM

OTTAWA, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for York–Simcoe, and Corneliu Chisu, Member of Parliament for Pickering–Scarborough East, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, will announce Government of Canada support to help Canadians with disabilities find jobs.

A photo opportunity and media availability will follow.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

 

DATE:

Thursday, April 9, 2015

TIME:

1:30 p.m.

PLACE:

The YEAH Foundation
240–1099 Kingston Road
Pickering, Ontario

 

 

SOURCE Canada’s Economic Action Plan

For further information: (media only): Media Relations Office, Employment and Social Development Canada, 819-994-5559, media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca; Follow us on Twitter @SocDevSoc

April showers may bring more than flowers – IBC’s Top 10 tips for reducing your risk of water damage

In Writing (all kinds) on September 25, 2015 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – With April comes rain, and while rain gets rid of the snow and greens the grass, it can damage homes. That’s why Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is offering Ontarians its Top 10 tips for reducing the risk of water damage.

“As we await the summer months, we will likely see a lot of rain,” said Ralph Palumbo, Vice-President, Ontario, IBC. “To help protect your property and car from water damage, check out IBC’s tips below.”

IBC’s Top 10 tips to reduce the risk of water damage are: Read the rest of this entry »

[TPS] – Crossing Guards

In Writing (all kinds) on September 24, 2015 at 6:29 PM
Community Alert Toronto Police Service
Crossing Guards

Attention! we are looking to employ crossing guards within the boundaries of 33 Division. We are looking to hire good qualified people IMMEDIATELY. If that’s you, or someone you know please visit our website at www.torontopolice.on.ca and see how to apply and become part of the team.
This message was brought to you by the 33 Division Crime Prevention Officer.

Hundreds rally at Pearson airport against layoffs and pay cuts

In Writing (all kinds) on September 24, 2015 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Unifor members and allies from across Ontario rallied at the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) to protest proposed outsourcing of services for seniors and passengers requiring wheelchair assistance.

“Airlines can’t provide top quality services with bottom dollar wages,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Unifor is standing up for good jobs at Pearson International Airport.”

Contract talks between Air Canada and Unifor were derailed last week because the GTAA is demanding that all work involving servicing passengers requiring wheelchair/special assistance be outsourced. Read the rest of this entry »

April showers may bring more than flowers – IBC’s Top 10 tips for reducing your risk of water damage

In Writing (all kinds) on September 23, 2015 at 3:00 AM

EDMONTON, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – As the warm weather draws near, precipitation picks up. To help protect properties, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) offers Western Canadians its Top 10 tips for reducing the risk of water damage.

“While precipitation is vital to society, too much rain can cause serious problems for our homes and in our communities,” said Bill Adams, Vice-President, Western & Pacific, IBC. “Help protect your property from water damage by taking the time to follow the precautions below.”

IBC’s Top 10 tips to reduce the risk of water damage are: Read the rest of this entry »

THE SOCIAL is Disney-Bound! Daytime Hit Heads to Disneyland Resort for First-Ever On-Location Shows May 21 and 22 on CTV

In Writing (all kinds) on September 22, 2015 at 3:00 AM

– Co-hosts Melissa Grelo, Cynthia Loyst, Lainey Lui, and Traci Melchor, as well as digital correspondent Jessica Allen and style expert Erica Wark will be onsite in California

– Set against the backdrop of Disneyland Resort’s Diamond Celebration for their 60th anniversary, the two episodes mark the first time THE SOCIAL shoots on location –

– THE SOCIAL reaches 2.5 million Canadians a week on CTV as part of the network’s #1 daytime lineup –

To tweet this release: http://bmpr.ca/1NU6Xca #TheSocialAtDisney @TheSocialCTV Read the rest of this entry »

Ontario Culture Days celebrates Craft Year 2015

In Writing (all kinds) on September 21, 2015 at 4:39 PM

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Ontario Culture Days Celebrates
Craft Year 2015!
 

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Toronto, September 21, 2015 – This year, Culture Days coincides with Craft Year 2015, a year-long, nation-wide festival promoting craft as a key player in Canadian culture. To mark this occasion, Ontario Culture Days has teamed up with Craft Ontario to encourage craft-makers to offer free hands-on craft activities to the public during the Culture Days weekend, September 25, 26 and 27, 2015.

There are a wide range of art forms and arts activities scheduled throughout the Culture Days weekend, but in honour of Craft Year 2015, here are a few craft-focused examples taking place across the province:

Find out what’s happening in your community and plan your weekend at www.on.culturedays.ca. Connect with Culture Days on Twitter, Facebook andYouTube.

Background

This year’s Culture Days celebrations take place September 25, 26 and 27 with more than 1,500 free activities for the public brought to you by hundreds of artists, arts and culture organizations and creative workers across Ontario.

Last year’s Strategic Counsel national survey of public attendees to Culture Days found that it has a positive impact on the arts and culture sector lasting well beyond the Culture Days weekend. As a result of attending Culture Days, survey respondents reported the following:

  • 73 per cent said they had a better understanding of the positive contribution that artists and arts organization make to their community
  • 65 per cent discovered a local artist or arts organization that they were not previously aware of
  • 57 per cent said they attended more arts and cultural events
  • 37 per cent became interested in or supported an artist or arts or cultural organization
  • 29 per cent undertook more volunteer work with an arts or cultural organization
  • 16 per cent donated more money to arts or cultural organizations
  • 15 per cent bought more artwork

Ontario Culture Days is supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council and the Government of Ontario in recognition of Celebrate the Artist Weekend.For more information about Ontario Culture Days call 416-964-7555 or emailon@culturedays.ca.

 


For more than 50 years, the Ontario Arts Council has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians. In 2014-15, OAC funded 1,709individual artists and 1,078 organizations in 204 communities across Ontario for a total of $52.1 million.

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La Fête de la culture en Ontario célèbre l’Année des métiers d’art 2015!

 

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Toronto, 21 septembre 2015 – Cette année,
la Fête de la culture coïncide avec l’Année des métiers d’art 2015, célébrée par un festival national s’étalant sur toute l’année et visant à promouvoir l’importance des métiers d’art dans la culture canadienne. Pour souligner l’occasion, laFête de la culture en Ontario s’est associée àCraft Ontario afin d’inciter les artisans des métiers d’art à offrir des activités pratiques au public pendant la fin de semaine du 25, 26 et 27 septembre 2015.

Cette fin de semaine de la Fête de la culture comprendra évidemment une vaste gamme d’activités et de formes artistiques, et certaines d’entre elles viendront souligner l’Année des métiers d’art 2015. Voici un échantillon d’activités axées sur les métiers d’art qui se dérouleront dans la province :

Pour les francophiles – Soulignez le 400e anniversaire de la présence française en Ontario en participant aux activités célébrant la culture franco-ontarienne et la langue française.

  • Apprenez-en davantage sur le premier français en Ontario, Samuel de Champlain, en assistant à une pièce de théâtre qui relate librement trois jours dans la vie de l’explorateur au cœur de la nature sauvage de l’Ontario, puis en visitant une exposition sur l’importance du canot dans les explorations de Champlain et la colonisation française de la province. En anglais.
  • Assistez à un concert gratuit dans le style des cabanes à sucre, à un spectacle plein d’entrain de Damien Robitaille ou à un concert de l’Orchestre symphonique de Windsor (en anglais) qui rend hommage au riche patrimoine francophone du comté de Windsor-Essex.

Découvrez les activités programmées dans votre communauté et planifiez votre week-end sur le site www.on.culturedays.ca/fr. Joignez-vous à nous sur Twitter, Facebook etYouTube

Renseignements généraux

Cette année, la Fête de la culture, qui se tiendra les 25, 26 et 27 septembre, offrira augrand public plus de 1 500 activités gratuites présentées d’un bout à l’autre de l’Ontario par des centaines d’artistes, d’organismes artistiques, d’organismes culturels et de travailleurs créatifs.

Un sondage national mené l’année passée par The Strategic Counsel auprès du public ayant assisté à la Fête de la culture a constaté que l’impact positif de cet événement sur le secteur des arts et de la culture s’étendait bien au-delà du week-end qui lui était consacré. Voici ce que les répondants ont indiqué après avoir assisté à la Fête de la culture :

  • 73 % ont déclaré avoir une meilleure compréhension de l’apport positif des artistes et des organismes artistiques dans leur communauté.
  • 65 % ont découvert un artiste ou un organisme artistique qu’ils ne connaissaient pas.
  • 57 % ont dit assister à un plus grand nombre d’activités artistiques et culturelles.
  • 39 % ont visité un plus grand nombre de galeries d’art ou d’ateliers de métiers d’arts.
  • 37 % ont démontré plus d’intérêt à appuyer un artiste ou un organisme culturel.
  • 29 % ont fait davantage de bénévolat auprès d’organismes artistiques ou culturels.
  • 16 % ont donné plus d’argent à des organismes artistiques ou culturels.
  • 15 % ont acheté un plus grand nombre d’œuvres d’art.

En Ontario, la Fête de la culture reçoit le soutien de la Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario, duConseil des arts de l’Ontario et du gouvernement de l’Ontario pour souligner la fin de semaine Célébrons nos artistes! Pour plus d’information sur la Fête de la culture en Ontario, téléphonez au 416-964-7555 ou envoyez un courriel à on@culturedays.ca


Cela fait plus de 50 ans que le Conseil des arts de l’Ontario joue un rôle de premier plan dans la promotion et l’aide en matière de développement des arts au profit de tous les Ontariens. En 2014-2015, il a octroyé des subventions totalisant 52,1 millions de dollars à 1 709 artistes et 1 078 organismes dans204 collectivités de la province.

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The Catholic Church launches appeal in response to refugee crisis

In Writing (all kinds) on September 21, 2015 at 6:42 AM
Funds to be matched by Canadian government

MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – The Catholic Church in Canada is mobilizing to respond to the growing refugee crisis that is currently affecting Europe and the Middle East.

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) and Aid to the Church in Need are launching for the first time a joint appeal to the generosity of Canadian Catholics and all Canadians, showing the magnitude of this tragic crisis.

The majority of refugees currently attempting to enter Europe are from Syria, where an ongoing civil war that began over four years ago has displaced 7 million Syrians within their own country and has created 4 million refugees.

Funds collected through this appeal will go towards humanitarian aid for Syrians living through the suffering of war and those who have fled to other countries, including Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, which are hosting the vast majority of Syrian refugees.

The Canadian government has announced the Syria Emergency Relief Fund and will match donations made by Canadians to organizations responding to this crisis, including Development and Peace, CNEWA and Aid to the Church in Need. Donations made before December 31st, 2015 are eligible for matching.

This fund was announced in the wake of a mass influx of refugees from Syria, as well as from Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea and other countries plagued by poverty, war and lack of human rights, that are making treacherous journeys to enter Europe. Pope Francis called on parishes around the world to open their doors to Syrian refugees, and dioceses across Canada have launched sponsorship initiatives.

In his open letter to Canadians earlier this month, the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, said: “The refugee crisis is an important moment to deepen our faith, extend our charity, and summon up hope. Together we can make a better world for all those in need, and so witness to Christ’s Kingdom.”

Canadians can show their solidarity by contributing to this appeal for humanitarian aid and/or to sponsorship programs in their dioceses. Collections will be taking place in parishes across Canada over the coming weeks, and Canadians can also donate directly to the organizations participating in this joint appeal by visiting their respective websites or contacting the organizations by phone.

 

SOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

For further information: Development and Peace, devp.org, 1-888-634-3387; CNEWA, cnewa.ca, 1-866-322-4441; Aid to the Church in Need, acn-aed-ca.org, 1-800-585-6333; For more information or an interview, please contact: Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer, Development and Peace, 514 257-8710 ext. 365, kelly.didomenico@devp.org; Lauriane Ayivi, CNEWA, 514 288-8290 ext. 233, lauriane@torchiacom.com; Robert Lalonde, Aid to the Church in Need, 1 800 585-6333 ext. 224, com@acn-aed-ca.org

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Government workers protest their local MPP to demand a fair contract

In Writing (all kinds) on September 20, 2015 at 3:00 AM

BARRIE, ON, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Workers in the Ontario Public Service, represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, will take their protest over the government’s bargaining position directly to their local MPP.

Date:                    

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Time:                  

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location:            

MPP Ann Hoggarth’s office, 20 Bell Farm Road

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said that at the same time that the Wynne Liberals are slashing funding for much-needed public services, they are wasting billions on private sector contracts and spending billions more on corporate tax cuts. Read the rest of this entry »

Canada Votes 2015

In Writing (all kinds) on September 19, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Just Vote!

D+H and Malauzai Software Join Forces to Position Financial Institutions to Lead in the Mobile Revolution

In Writing (all kinds) on September 19, 2015 at 3:00 AM

LAKE MARY, FL, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – DH Corporation (TSX: DH) (“D+H”) today announced a strategic alliance with Malauzai Software, Inc., an industry leader in the rapidly growing mobile banking market, to jointly develop and deploy advanced mobile banking solutions to D+H core system and Internet banking clients. Together, D+H and Malauzai will empower their community banks and credit unions to deliver the most intuitive and secure mobile banking experience available today to financial institutions of any size.

With the proliferation of mobile devices, consumers, particularly Millennials, expect the convenience of managing their finances -from viewing account balances to paying bills or depositing checks -from any device they choose. D+H will help clients meet those demands with the Mobile Banking Applications powered by Malauzai. The solution enables financial institutions to offer a rich mobile experience that performs consistently across a multitude of device form factors and operating systems. It will further support their ability to transform the mobile channel from a business cost into a revenue-generating opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »

Minister Leitch addresses business leaders at the Vancouver Board of Trade

In Writing (all kinds) on September 18, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Status of Women Minister highlights government actions to support women in the Canadian economy

VANCOUVER, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, addressed the Vancouver Board of Trade during an event entitled Strong Women. Strong World: Improving Economic Opportunities for All.  The Minister outlined the Government of Canada’s recent actions to promote economic opportunities for women.

Specifically, the Minister highlighted federal actions that support women entrepreneurs. For example, the Minister recently hosted a special event for women entrepreneurs entitled Investing in the Future: Women Entrepreneurs Forum. This Forum brought together over 300 women business owners from across the country to hear from inspiring role models, participate in practical workshops and take part in valuable networking and mentorship opportunities.   Read the rest of this entry »

Media Advisory – Parliamentary Secretary Jacques Gourde to Make Important Forestry Announcement

In Writing (all kinds) on September 17, 2015 at 3:00 AM

OTTAWA, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Jacques Gourde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Member of Parliament for Lotbinière–Chute-de-la-Chaudière, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will make an important forestry announcement. Parliamentary Secretary Gourde will be joined byMario Plourde, President and CEO of Cascades Canada, and Laurent Lessard, Quebec’s Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks.

Media are invited to tour the facility following the announcement. Read the rest of this entry »

Kriska Transportation Group Limited Announces the Acquisition of JMF Transport (1992) Ltée

In Writing (all kinds) on September 16, 2015 at 3:00 AM

PRESCOTT, ON and VALCOURT, QC, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Kriska Transportation Group Limited (KTG) is pleased to announce the acquisition of JMF Transport (1992) Ltée based in Valcourt, Quebec.  JMF Transport will continue to be led by the current management team, including Mr. Stephan Brizard who will remain General Manager of the company.

“Since the formation of KTG in late 2014, we have been actively looking at acquisitions in Eastern Canada that fit our model of safe, well managed, and financially disciplined companies,” noted Mark Seymour, President and Chief Executive Officer of KTG. “Stephan Brizard and his team at JMF have built a company that meets all of these requirements, and I couldn’t be happier to have JMF join the KTG family.  As we stated when we formed KTG last year, we believe the truckload market in Eastern Canada will continue to experience significant consolidation, and that our shareholders, employees, and customers will all benefit from the stability and leverage that a larger organization offers.” Read the rest of this entry »

Champlain Bridge Corridor: Demolition of the north section of the Main Viaduct, complete closure of access ramps of the A-15 South and the A-15 North

In Writing (all kinds) on September 15, 2015 at 3:00 AM

LONGUEUIL, QC, April 8, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) wishes to inform road users that phase 2 of work on the Main Viaduct will go on with the demolition of the north section during the period from Friday, April 10, 8 p.m. to Saturday, April 11, 8 p.m. These closures will be put in place:

Friday, April 10, 8 p.m. to Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m.

  • Complete closure of the exit 60 ramp of A-15 South towards A-Bonaventure.

 

Friday, April 10, 8 p.m. to Saturday, April 11, 8 p.m.

  • Complete closure of the exit 60 ramp of A-15 North.
  • Complete closure of the exit 4 ramp of A-Bonaventure towards the A-15 North.

Read the rest of this entry »

C.D. Howe Institute Monetary Policy Council Recommends Bank of Canada Hold Overnight Rate at .75 Percent through Mid-Year; Looks for 1.00 Percent by April 2016

In Writing (all kinds) on September 14, 2015 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for monetary policy purposes, at 0.75 percent at its next announcement on April 15, 2015. Looking ahead, the Council called for the Bank to hold the target at .75 percent through to September, and at 1.00 percent a year from now.

The MPC provides an independent assessment of the monetary stance appropriate for the Bank of Canada as it pursues its 2 percent inflation target.  Finn Poschmann, the Institute’s Vice President, Policy Analysis, chaired the Council’s 94th meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

SQI Announces Election of Directors

In Writing (all kinds) on September 13, 2015 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – SQI Diagnostics Inc. (“SQI” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: SQD; OTCQX: SQIDF),a life sciences company that develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced microarray diagnostics, today announced the voting results for its nominees for director at its reconvened annual and special meeting of shareholders held today.

The director nominees were presented in the Company’s Management Information Circular dated February 25, 2015and in a press release dated March 25, 2015, and shareholders elected all directors set out in the press release. The directors will serve until the next annual general meeting of the Company. The voting results for the election of each director are as follows:           Read the rest of this entry »

MFDA announces settlement hearing to take place in respect of Equity Associates Inc.

In Writing (all kinds) on September 12, 2015 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Equity Associates Inc. (the “Respondent”) by Notice of Hearing (the “Notice of Hearing”) dated December 18, 2014.

Staff of the MFDA and the Respondent have entered into a settlement agreement and a settlement hearing in this proceeding will take place on April 13, 2015, commencing at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the hearing can be held, in the hearing room at the MFDA offices, located at 121 King Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario. Read the rest of this entry »

A message to our community regarding the Blog Threat‏

In Writing (all kinds) on September 11, 2015 at 6:32 PM
Dear CWSE Friends, 
 

The Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE) is deeply troubled over the targeted threats to Women and Gender Studies faculty and students and the implications for academic freedom with respect to teaching and producing knowledge relevant to our many women’s communities. 

 
We have requested advice from the Dean’s Office regarding OISE’s response to the targeted character of these threats and how they affect feminist faculty, students and staff at OISE. We are particularly concerned about issues of safety at spaces whose work is focused on feminist scholarship and activism like CWSE where the Women and Human Rights Institute (WHRI), Resources for Feminist Research Journal (RFR) and, WIA projects, a multi-faceted feminist arts-informed research and practice program are located.

CWSE is supporting the demonstration organized by CUPE 3902 on Monday, 
September 14, 12:30pm. We are also hosting a meeting at 11:00am on Wednesday, September 16 at the Centre (OISE, Room 2-225) to discuss this matter.

On behalf of CWSE¹s Executive Council,

Jamie Magnusson, Interim Head, CWSE

Angela Lytle, Director, WHRI

IIROC Trading Resumption – AXG

In Writing (all kinds) on September 11, 2015 at 3:00 AM

VANCOUVER, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Trading resumes in:

Company: Antipodes Gold Limited

TSX-Venture Symbol: AXG

Resumption (ET): 08:00 AM April 9, 2015

IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading halts are implemented to ensure a fair and orderly market. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada.

SOURCE Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) – Halts/Resumptions

For further information: IIROC Inquiries 1-877-442-4322 (Option 2) – Please note that IIROC is not able to provide any additional information regarding a specific trading halt. Information is limited to general enquiries only

[TPS] – Media advisory, Thursday, September 10, 2015, noon, Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street, Toronto Police Service welcomes 34 new recruits

In Writing (all kinds) on September 10, 2015 at 5:56 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Thursday, September 10, 2015, noon, Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street, Toronto Police Service welcomes 34 new recruits

Thursday, September 10, 2015 – 4:59 AM
Corporate Services Command
416-808-0603

The Toronto Police Service is pleased to be hosting a graduation ceremony for 34 new police recruits on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at the Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street, starting at noon.

In attendance for this special occasion will be Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services; Chief Mark Saunders; Toronto Police Services Board member Dr. Dhun Noria, and a number of other dignitaries.

The graduating class is representative of Toronto’s diverse cultural community and brings a superior level of varied knowledge and abilities to the Service, including language skills, previous military or policing experience and post-secondary education.

The class of 34 is composed of 38.2% visible minority members, with women comprising 26.5%. Of the class, 88.2% successfully completed post-secondary education and 20.6% have previous military or policing experience. . A total of 52.9% of the class speak a language other than English. Those languages include Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Greek, Mandarin, Patois, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukranian and Vietnamese. Of the 18 new recruits who speak a second language, 11.8% speak two or more languages other than English.

If you are interested in pursuing a rewarding career with the Toronto Police Service, please visit our websitewww.torontopolice.on.ca/careers or call 416/808-JOIN (5646).

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Ann Marie Henry, Employment Unit

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First National Financial Corporation to Host First Quarter 2015 Results Conference Call April 29, 2015

In Writing (all kinds) on September 10, 2015 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – First National Financial Corporation (TSX: FN, TSX:FN.PR.A) today announced the timing of first quarter 2015 financial reporting:

First Quarter Earnings Release

April 28, 2015 after market close

First Quarter Earnings Call/Webcast

April 29, 2015 10 am ET

Hosts

Stephen Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Robert Inglis, Chief Financial Officer

Moray Tawse, Executive Vice President

Conference Call

416-849-1847

866-530-1554

Webcast

www.firstnational.ca

A taped rebroadcast of the conference call will be available to listeners until 1 pm on May 6, 2015. To access the rebroadcast, please dial 647-436-0148 or 888-203-1112 and enter passcode 8250337 followed by the number sign. The webcast is also archived at www.firstnational.ca for three months.

Annual Meeting of Shareholders
First National will host its annual meeting on May 6, 2015 at 10 am ET at the TMX Broadcast Centre, 130 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario.

About First National Financial Corporation
First National Financial Corporation (TSX: FN, TSX:FN.PR.A) is the parent company of First National Financial LP, a Canadian-based originator, underwriter and servicer of predominantly prime residential (single-family and multi-unit) and commercial mortgages. With $86 billion in mortgages under administration, First National is Canada’s largest non-bank originator and underwriter of mortgages and is among the top three in market share in the mortgage broker distribution channel.  For more information, please visit www.firstnational.ca.

SOURCE First National Financial Corporation

For further information: Robert Inglis, Chief Financial Officer, First National Financial Corporation, Tel: 416-593-1100, Email: rob.inglis@firstnational.ca; Ernie Stapleton, President, Fundamental, Tel: 905-648-9354, Email:ernie@fundamental.ca

Maple Leaf Announces Pending Changes to Board of Directors

In Writing (all kinds) on September 9, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Two directors retiring, one new nominee standing for election

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Maple Leaf Foods (MFI: TSX) today announced that Dr. Jeffrey Gandzand Diane E. McGarry will retire from the Company’s Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on April 30, 2015. The Company also announced that Ron Close has been nominated to join the board as an independent director and will stand for election at the Annual General Meeting.

Dr. Gandz has served as a director of Maple Leaf Foods since 1999 and is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and the Environment, Health and Safety Committee. Ms. McGarry has been a director at Maple Leaf since 2005, chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Environment, Health and Safety Committee. Read the rest of this entry »

[TPS] – Media advisory, Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7 a.m. – 10 a.m., Forest Manor Public School, 25 Forest Manor Road, “Are you FOCUSED on school?” Campaign launch

In Writing (all kinds) on September 8, 2015 at 4:38 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7 a.m. – 10 a.m., Forest Manor Public School, 25 Forest Manor Road, “Are you FOCUSED on school?” Campaign launch

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 – 4:29 AM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be a service priority for the Toronto Police Service. On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 7 a.m., the Toronto Police Service, in partnership with the Toronto District School Board, will be launching the annual back-to-school campaign “Are you FOCUSED on school” (Frequent Offences the Community and Road Users See Every Day). This initiative will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, and conclude on Friday, September 11, 2015.

Police officers, Parking Enforcement Officers, as well as representatives from the TDSB, will be on hand at Forest Manor Public School, 25 Forest Manor Road, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Officers will be conducting an enforcement initiative which will educate parents and children on back-to-school safety tips, addressing traffic safety concerns occurring in and around the school zone.

This campaign will focus on road-users who jeopardize the safety of the public through their poor decisions and behaviours. All police officers and Parking Enforcement Officers will be paying attention to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians who commit offences in the vicinity of school zones, including offences related to pedestrian crossovers, crosswalks, intersections and high-risk mid-block crossing.

Enforcement will also be targeting aggressive driving offences, prohibited turns, and distracted driving behaviours, along with “No Stopping” and “No Parking” restrictions within school zones.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Constable Giancarlo Marrelli, Traffic Services

There are no files attached to this release.

Notice from the Office of the Secretary – Ontario Securities Commission

In Writing (all kinds) on September 8, 2015 at 3:00 AM

IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, AS AMENDED

– AND –

 IN THE MATTER OF ERIC INSPEKTOR

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – The Commission issued an Order in the above named matter which provides that the dates for the hearing on the merits, scheduled to commence on April 8, 2015 and continue on April 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24 and 27, 2015, be vacated.

A copy of the Order dated April 8, 2015 is available at www.osc.gov.on.ca.

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
JOSÉE TURCOTTE
SECRETARY

SOURCE Ontario Securities Commission

For further information: For media inquiries: media_inquiries@osc.gov.on.ca; For investor inquiries: OSC Contact Centre, 416-593-8314, 1-877-785-1555 (Toll Free)

Notice from the Office of the Secretary – Ontario Securities Commission

In Writing (all kinds) on September 7, 2015 at 3:00 AM

IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT,
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, AS AMENDED

– and –

IN THE MATTER OF
ERIC INSPEKTOR

– and –

IN THE MATTER OF A
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN STAFF
OF THE ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION AND
ERIC INSPEKTOR

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Following a hearing held today, the Commission issued an Order in the above named matter approving the Settlement Agreement reached between Staff of the Commission and Eric Inspektor.

A copy of the Order dated April 8, 2015 and Settlement Agreement dated March 31, 2015 are available atwww.osc.gov.on.ca

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
JOSÉE TURCOTTE
SECRETARY

SOURCE Ontario Securities Commission

For further information: For media inquiries: media_inquiries@osc.gov.on.ca; For investor inquiries: OSC Contact Centre, 416-593-8314, 1-877-785-1555 (Toll Free)

Storewide Back To School Sale on Donna Kay Cindy Kakonge’s Online Store

In Writing (all kinds) on September 6, 2015 at 6:58 PM

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/kakonged

Check it Out!

NBF Capital Raises AED1 Billion for Pacific Control Systems

In Writing (all kinds) on September 6, 2015 at 3:00 AM

DUBAI, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – NBF Capital, regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority and a fully-owned subsidiary of National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) (https://nbf.ae/), raised AED1 billion for Pacific Control Systems (PCS) (http://www.pacificcontrols.net), which is pressing ahead with a project to expand cloud services infrastructure across the GCC.

PCS, a global provider of information communication technologies, intends to use the amount which has a tenor of 72 months to finance its expansion and working capital requirements.

PCS has positioned itself as a leader in providing smart city solutions and cloud infrastructure service in the Middle East. The new smart city offerings and cloud-based IT as a service offering for both government and private sector have had huge market acceptance due to the highly secure, end-to-end service delivery packaging by Pacific Controls. Read the rest of this entry »

Collins Barrow Vaughan nominated for business achievement award

In Writing (all kinds) on September 5, 2015 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Honoured to be a finalist in the coveted professional services category, the partners of Collins Barrow Vaughan are looking forward to attending the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce’s 26thannual Vaughan Business Achievement Awards gala on April 9, 2015 at the Paramount Conference & Event Venue in Woodbridge, Ontario.

“As a previous two-time award recipient, winning for a third time would make us an honorary member of the VCC,” says partner Teresa Moore, CPA, CA. She attributes the firm’s latest nomination to its excelling in four categories: client service; community engagement; productivity and quality improvements introduced in the past few years; and employee relations, having created an HR department.

“The partners are committed to being the preeminent audit, tax and advisory services firm in Vaughan,” she notes, adding, “Service first. Value Always.'”

SOURCE Collins Barrow National Cooperative Incorporated

For further information: Teresa Moore, Partner, Collins Barrow (Vaughan) LLP, 416.213.2600, ext. 315,tmoore@cbvllp.com, [Connect with Teresa on LinkedIn] https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/teresa-moore/2a/b73/a1a; Tiffany Hanks, Media Relations, Akcessia|Mayk Ideas, 647.726.1319, tiffanyh@akcessia.com;https://www.linkedin.com/company/collins-barrow, https://twitter.com/CollinsBarrow

Media Advisory – Minister Pierre Poilievre commemorates the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

In Writing (all kinds) on September 4, 2015 at 3:00 AM

OTTAWA, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ – On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, MinisterPierre Poilievre will join Canadian and French officials, Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces personnel, youth and cadets in a commemorative ceremony honouring Canadians who fought at Vimy Ridge during the First World War.

The public and media are invited to participate in the commemorative ceremony.

Location:

National War Memorial

Confederation Square

Ottawa

Date:

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Time:

10:00 a.m.

 

SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information: Media inquiries: Janice Summerby, Media Relations Advisor, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468; Martin Magnan, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649

Ovivo Awarded a $5 Million Contract in the Middle-East for a Water System Feeding a Power Plant using Recycled Waste Water

In Writing (all kinds) on September 3, 2015 at 3:00 AM

MONTREAL, April 8, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Ovivo Inc. (“Ovivo”) has been awarded a large contract to supply a boiler feed water system for a power plant located in the Middle-East. The contract value is approximately $5 millionCanadian and the system is scheduled for delivery in 2016.

Boilers require high quality purified water to generate steam for power plants. Due to scarcity of fresh water in theMiddle-East, Ovivo’s system will recycle waste water from a nearby municipal sewage treatment plant. The scope of supply includes Ovivo’s state of the art process design and equipment to achieve the required level of water purity, such as clarification, ultra-filtration, reverse osmosis and electrodeionization (EDI). Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Birthday Dad!

In Writing (all kinds) on September 2, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Have a great day Dad!

Happy Birthday Kevin!

In Writing (all kinds) on September 1, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Have a great day my brother!

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