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Business

Failure is all the rage—for tech companies

Posted November 21, 2014 by Jason Kirby

Why failure has consequences, even if these tech giants have convinced themselves it doesn’t

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Copyright

ICYMI: Check out this innovative teach-in featuring members of the Fair Deal Coalition and Meghan Sali

Posted November 20, 2014 by Anonymous

This teach-in is brought to you by OpenMedia International
OpenMedia has been here with you throughout the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – rallying a huge global moveme…

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Advertising

Remember those Heritage Minutes?

Posted November 20, 2014 by andrea tomkins

So this happened: And before I could pop another piece in I googled “burned toast” and “Heritage Moment” because TO THIS DAY I can’t smell burned toast without remembering this commercial. Funnily enough, it took me ages to find it because it’s titled: Wilder Penfield on Historica Canada’s YouTube Channel. Had they called it “I […]

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Business

Amazon.com caves to pressure, commits to 100% renewable energy on its cloud platform

Posted November 19, 2014 by Michael Graham Richard

This is good, but more transparency will be needed if Amazon wants to be taken seriously on the clean energy front.

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General

ME Living Condos Offering Limited Time Fall Promotion

Posted November 19, 2014 by Jack Landau

Urban (Sitewide)New incentives are adding to the savings on the already affordable units at Lash Group Of Companies’ ME Living Condos. The master-planned community in Scarborough is designed by Turner Fleischer Architects and provid…

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Business

U.S. Senate votes down Keystone XL pipeline

Posted November 19, 2014 by Margaret Badore

After the House of Representatives approved legislation pushing the Keystone XL forward, the Senate has rejected it.

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General

ADHD Time Management: What Will It Take To Get You There On Time?

Posted November 19, 2014 by Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

Brandon Warren via Compfight “What will it take to get you here on time?” I cringed when I heard that question. It wasn’t directed at me, but it had been in the past. I cringed with recognition. I cringed with embarrassment for the person it was directed at. And I cringed because I knew, had […]

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General

Kingston&Co to Hold Condominium Seminar November 19

Posted November 18, 2014 by Jack Landau

Urban (Sitewide)

With such a large volume of new housing coming onto the market, it can be difficult if not overwhelming to make an informed condominium purchase for both investors and end-users. To help educate prospective buyers on various topics like making a smart purchase, investing or even downsizing, a seminar is being held tomorrow evening at the site of Kingston&Co Condominiums, a new condominium development in Scarborough by TASMain and Main Developments and First Capital Reality.

Kingston&Co Condominiums Toronto by TAS, Main & Main, and Teeple ArchitectsRendering of Kingston&Co Condominiums, image courtesy of TAS

The seminar, titled Making a Smart Move, will feature a panel of experts with a wealth of knowledge on the many things that buyers need to know before buying a condominium. The panel will discuss the common issues facing condominium buyers, ranging from financial to legal, which will be followed up by a Q&A session to answer any of the guests’ unresolved questions. Speakers at the event will include David Feld of Feld Kalia Barristers & Solicitors, Jay Tenorio of RBC Financial, Ellen Braganca, a mortgage specialist at RBC, and Lynne Gilchrist of RBC Mobile Mortgage Specialists.

Kingston&Co Condominiums Toronto by TAS, Main & Main, and Teeple ArchitectsRendering of Kingston&Co Condominiums, image courtesy of TAS

The event, which runs Wednesday, November 19 from 6 to 8 PM at the Kingston&Co Presentation Centre (1089 Kingston Road, Unit 8), is free to attend—including the wine and cheese—but seating is limited. You can follow this link to secure a spot at the seminar.

Kingston&Co Condominiums Toronto by TAS, Main & Main, and Teeple ArchitectsRendering of Kingston&Co Condominiums, image courtesy of TAS

Additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file, linked below. If you want to get involved in the discussion, visit the associated Forum threads or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page. 

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Copyright

TOMORROW: Join the Fair Deal Coalition TPP teach-in!

Posted November 18, 2014 by Anonymous

TOMORROW: Join the Fair Deal Coalition teach-in! The TPP could be finalized in the coming months, and things are moving fast. That’s why we’d like to invite you to hear representativ…

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Business

US tax break on parking puts 820,000 extra cars on the road, costs $ 7.3 billion

Posted November 18, 2014 by Lloyd Alter

And guess who it benefits most? The highest income earners who drive to work in urban centers

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General

October enforcement/border highlights from southern Alberta

Posted November 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share a sample of October 2014 highlights from the border crossings in southern Alberta.

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Allan's Perspective

You’re a million dollar baby!

Posted November 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Let this be a warning to be very careful where you go on vacation, and then make sure you have proper insurance! A dream vacation has turned into a financial nightmare for one Saskatchewan couple, after a mom-to-be gave birth while on holiday in Hawaii. Jennifer Huculak and her husband have been saddled […]

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General

Trying To Capture The Bliss : #BeachesMoms

Posted November 18, 2014 by Stephanie

Over the past few weeks I’ve tried to put into words the beauty, the charm, the vibe; the enchanted place that is Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos.  Clearly by now you know I have fallen in love with this tiny island, the people and the incredible beach.  You also know I am a fan of […]

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General

Minister Finley Announces $287-Million Contract to London Defence Contractor to Better Ensure Safety of Our Soldiers

Posted November 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Regional Minister for Southwestern Ontario, and Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament for London North Centre and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, announced the …

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Allan's Perspective

Blow Me Down!

Posted November 13, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Over in Alberta, and just about any other jurisdiction that has wind turbines, there is absolutely NO opposition to them! Matter of fact, everybody and his uncle are clamoring to get in on the action by placing one of these windmills on their property! SO WHY THE OPPOSITION HERE IN ONTARIO? Blame Canada […]

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General

Competition Matters: New Study Supports Government Policy Focused on Fourth Wireless Player

Posted November 12, 2014 by Michael Geist

Last year’s explosive battle over the potential entry of wireless giant Verizon into the Canadian market may be a distant memory, but the debate over the state of wireless competition remains very much alive. Industry Minister James Moore has pointed to a modest decline in consumer pricing and complaints as evidence that government policies aimed at fostering a more competitive market are working.

The big three wireless carriers remain adamant that the Canadian market is competitive and that while pricing may be high relative to some other countries, that is a function of the quality of their networks. In other words, you get what you pay for.

There is seemingly no major international entrant on the horizon, but the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is currently grappling with an assortment of policy measures aimed at improving the competitiveness of new entrants and facilitating the development of a more robust market for virtual operators who could enhance consumer choice. Moreover, the government is planning another spectrum auction early next year that would benefit new entrants.

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes that at the heart of the debate is whether creating a fourth national carrier is a legitimate policy goal or a mirage that will do little to decrease pricing or create market innovation. The major carriers argue that the Canadian market is too small to support a fourth national carrier and that competitiveness is not directly correlated to the number of national operators.

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General

How To Travel In India – tips from a Indian solo female traveler

Posted November 12, 2014 by Anonymous

It saddens my heart when I comprehend fear in the hearts of foreign women travellers for my country. India is doomed when it comes to solo travel for women. But, to state the truth, most of the hype around it is media created. As far as crime is concerned, we all are vulnerable to it in any given country. Therefore, let’s focus on the good part and adopt some simple wisdom, which is also known as common sense. By following […]

Read the original post How To Travel In India – tips from a Indian solo female traveler on Adventure Travel blog for Couples | The Planet D.

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Educational Training

CBSA celebrates the success of its new officer trainees

Posted November 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today congratulates recruits who have completed the Officer Induction Training Program (OITP) at the CBSA College in Rigaud, Quebec. The following individuals were recognized for their academic excellence or lea…

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General

Federal Government Provides Funding for Online Network for Victims of Crime

Posted November 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced funding of $200,000 for the Victims Justice Network to establish an online network for victims of crime, criminal justice professionals, and others who directly serve victims.

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General

CBSA makes five suspected heroin seizures in postal packages

Posted November 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Between October 17 and 28, 2014, border services officers at the Léo Blanchette Mail Processing Centre made five similar seizures totalling some 2,635 grams of suspected heroin. The five packages originated in Tanzania.

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The CBSA Southern Ontario Region seizes guns, cocaine and $1.3 million in undeclared currency

Posted November 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share recent enforcement highlights from the Southern Ontario Region.

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General

Minister MacKay to Make a Funding Announcement

Posted November 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will make a funding announcement.

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The CCTS Report on Wireless Code Violations: When Is Data on a Data Stick an “Add On”?

Posted November 5, 2014 by Michael Geist

The Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services released his annual report yesterday resulting in a wide range of interpretations with some citing improved customer service due to an overall decline in complaints, others focusing on declining customer service owing to an increase in complaints from misleading contractual terms, and yet others pointing to the CRTC Wireless Code as the reason behind the overall decline in complaints.

Despite some improvement in service, the most notable aspect of the report is a review of compliance with the wireless code. With the code now fully operational, there is simply no excuse for carrier non-compliance. Yet the data suggests that there are numerous confirmed breaches. Bell is easily the most notable company when it comes to failure to comply with the code: when you combine Bell Canada, Virgin Mobile (which it owns), and Northern Tel (which it now also owns), 2/3 of the confirmed breaches all come from the same source. In other words, every few weeks, Bell Canada or one of its companies had a confirmed breach of the wireless code.

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General

The Bank of Canada Governor and the Young Canadian Slaves

Posted November 5, 2014 by Simon

About half the young Canadians I know are either unemployed or have lousy low paying jobs.

Jobs with no guaranteed hours, no job security, no benefits, no nothing.

They are exploited like slaves in their own country, and are struggling to survive.

So you can imagine how I feel about Stephen Poloz’s idiot idea. 
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Economy

Did Canada’s central bank governor tell young people to work for free?

Posted November 4, 2014 by David Akin

listen to ‘Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz: Should out-of-work young people work for free?’ on audioBoom Yesterday, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, spoke in Toronto and when Bloomberg’s Greg Quinn reported on his remarks, he zeroed in on some things Poloz said about youth unemployment in Canada. As Quinn reported, “How bad are […]

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General

The Government of Canada updates the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities to include the Jaysh al-Muhajirin wal-Ansar

Posted November 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced that the Government of Canada has added Jaysh al-Muhajirin wal-Ansar to the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities.

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General

Minister Blaney highlights coming-into-force of the Safer Witnesses Act

Posted November 1, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today highlighted the coming-into-force of the Safer Witnesses Act, which amends the federal Witness Protection Program Act, by making it more effective and se…

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Family

Why Aruba Is A Great Choice For Your Next Family Vacation

Posted October 29, 2014 by Guest Author

Our family loves to travel. BK (that’s before kids) my hubby and I travelled across Europe, to many exciting US cities (usually with the plan of seeing a major league baseball game) and to any sunny destination we could find. […]

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General

Statement of the Privacy and Information Commissioners of Canada on national security and law enforcement measures

Posted October 29, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Note: The Ombudspersons and Commissioners will be available for media interviews on Wednesday, October 29th from 10 am to 10:30 am ET at the Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

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Debt

One value Premier failed to learn: truthfulness

Posted October 28, 2014 by Norm Farrell

This item from April 2013 is updated with current numbers.In a 30-minute TV commercial two years after assuming the office of Premier, Christy Clark said that leadership involves,”holding true to the values you were raised with…”If I were one of the …

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General

Speech by the Honourable Peter MacKay Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Posted October 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you today on this special occasion, as we officially welcome the most recent addition to the bench of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Honourable Mr. Justice Clément Gascon.

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General

Statement – Update – The First Nations Financial Transparency Act

Posted October 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Our Government firmly believes that First Nations, like all Canadians, deserve transparency and accountability from their leaders.

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Government of Canada Announces Launch of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada

Posted October 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Justice Peter MacKay today announced the coming into force of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Act, on November 1, 2014, and the appointment of Ms. Marie-France Pelletier as Chief Administrator of the new organization.

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Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC)

Posted October 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada has passed legislation to consolidate the provision of support services to 11 administrative tribunals by way of a single, integrated organization – the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC). The ATSSC is e…

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Africa

Boomerang

Posted October 24, 2014 by Lyn Brown

I always felt that I would return to Moshi but I didn’t expect it to be so soon.Yup – we’re heading back to Tanzania. In just a few days Jill and I will once again be shrouded in the hot humid air of Moshi with the taste of burnt dust on our lips. And …

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CBSA officers seize 28 kg of suspected cocaine at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today a significant seizure of 28 kg of suspected cocaine at the Toronto Pearson International Airport (TPIA).

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General

Harper Government Focused on Canadian Jobs

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of State (Democratic Reform) and Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, announced the awarding of a $137.8-million co…

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General

Federal Investment Enables Development of a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre in Peel Region

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay announced $249,195 in funding for the Catholic Family Services of Peel-Dufferin to develop a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) in the Peel Region.

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General

Hidden Gems: The Orlando You Never Knew

Posted October 23, 2014 by Anonymous

You can feel it can’t you? The breezy mornings and chilly nights. Winter is indeed coming to Canada and it seems to be coming early this year. After last year’s “Polar Vortex”, it’s not surprising that so many of us […]

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