The Summit, entitled Convening Engaged Minds: Leader to Leader, will feature a Fireside Chat with former Prime Minister Paul Martin on the evening of February 12th.
TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW/ – C21 Canada – Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation, a not-for-profit organization comprised of education organizations and knowledge sector companies, will host its second annual Summit on 21st century learning, Tuesday, February 12 to Wednesday, February 13 at the Kingbridge Centre in King City.
The Summit, entitled Convening Engaged Minds: Leader to Leader, will feature a Fireside Chat with former Prime Minister Paul Martin on the evening of February 12th. The event will bring together 100 of Canada’s education and business leaders to gather perspectives on Canada’s skill requirements in the knowledge and digital age and on what the related education policy and investment priorities should be for the country.
“Today’s innovation-driven economy and society demands people with 21st century inspired competencies and skills. A key challenge for Canada is to modernize our learning systems and ensure that all Canadians, without exception, are positioned for success on an equitable basis,” states Mr. Martin. Read the rest of this entry »
“It seems the Toronto Sun is now persona non grata in Pakistan.” Toronto Sun
Toronto – Feb 2nd 2013 – (By Anis Farooqui) – Canadians of Pakistani origins are fuming over the news they came to know today in Toronto Sun that Government of Pakistan has blocked Toronto Sun website for reason unknown as yet.
In recent days, Interior Ministry of Pakistan has been enjoying a free hand given by the Government and taken civil liberties away from their citizen by banning pillion riding on motor cycles, disruption of mobile signal in every city and popular social video sharing site YouTube remains to be banned all over the country.
Civil right activists here in Toronto have shown disappointment on such a dictatorial action by a democratically elected Government who believes in freedom of expression and has a history fighting against such draconian laws by military regime in past. Read the rest of this entry »
Celebrate Canadian music with exclusive original content and iconic archival footage at www.junotv.ca
TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2013 /CNW/ – Today marks the launch of the long-anticipated JUNO TV! The online channel’s exclusive programming, introduced today by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), will showcase Canada’s vibrant music scene 365 days a year. JUNO TV was made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Read the rest of this entry »
The 39-year old Toronto resident is a service advisor at a local auto dealership and says this is a life changing experience.
Robert Piluso buys one LOTTO MAX ticket every couple of weeks. He does it, so he can get change to pay his dog walker. With a new baby at home, checking these tickets has been an afterthought, so when he walked into a store on Thursday evening and found out he had won the $20 million jackpot from the January 4, 2013 LOTTO MAX draw, he was blown away.
“I am really glad I remembered to check this ticket. I have a whole pile at home. I didn’t even know what the jackpot amount was, when I bought it,” said Piluso.
The new dad says that if it wasn’t for his baby daughter, he wouldn’t have hired a dog walker and ultimately, would not have won the jackpot. Read the rest of this entry »
The central bank said the image on the new bills was purposefully designed not to represent any specific species but rather to be a combination of various kinds.
The Bank of Canada has went to wrong maple tree with its new plastic banknotes, using a foreign Norway maple leaf as the emblem on the notes instead of the sugar maple that the country has on its national flag, an eagle-eyed Canadian botanist says. The untrained eye might not at first spot the difference between the maple leaf on the new $20, $50 and $100 bills and the North American sugar maple. But it is clear to Sean Blaney, a botanist who tracks plants for the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre in New Brunswick and who brought it first to the attention of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
“The maple leaf (on the currency) is the wrong species,” he told reporters on Friday. He said the Norway maple has more lobes or sections and has a more pointed outline than the sugar maple and the lobe that rises in the centre is shorter than the sugar maple’s. The Norway maple was imported from Europe and is now also common in North America. Blaney said it was probably the most popular tree along streets in central and eastern Canada. “It has naturalised to Canada,” he said. But it’s not the grand sugar maple. The central bank said the image on the new bills was purposefully designed not to represent any specific species but rather to be a combination of various kinds. Read the rest of this entry »
A recent Toronto Public Health study found overwhelming consumer preference for walkable neighbourhoods with a range of shops and services within walking distance,
Vancouver, B.C. has been named Canada’s most walkable city by Seattle-based Walk Score® in its first ranking of Most Walkable Canadian Cities and Neighbourhoods. Read the rest of this entry »