Events and Announcements
Why We Strike
By Denis Lemelin
The year 1997 was the last time the Canadian Union of Postal Workers hit the streets. Fourteen years ago, we put our jobs, our homes, our families and our bodies on the line. Now, we're doing it again, not only for the people we work with, but also for the people who will be working at Canada Post in the future.
Warm, wet spring brings heightened Fusarium head blight risk
Mississauga, ON, June 7, 2011 -- Warm temperatures and wet soil have winter wheat growers concerned over the threat of Fusarium head blight (FHB) -- a devastating disease that significantly impacts wheat quality and yields. Presence of this disease causes the grain to be infested with deoxynivalenol (DON) resulting in contamination of the grain reducing test weight and grade.
Walkers from every corner of Canada help turn the corner on cystic fibrosis
7th annual Great Strides™: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis walk raises more than $2.95 million in support of cystic fibrosis cause
Toronto, ON (June 7, 2011) -- On Sunday, May 29, thousands of Canadians participated in the 2011 Great Strides™ walk to help step up the fight against cystic fibrosis (CF). To date, nearly $13 million has been raised since 2005 and will support CF research and care programs funded by Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
The 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards - Nomination period is now closed.
The nomination period for the 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards is now closed.
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World's Most Exciting Planes To Soar Over Our Skies
Legendary vintage war planes, advanced military fighters and more than 50,000 people are expected to descend into the St. Thomas Municipal Airport from June 24 to 26 for the 2011 Great Lakes International Air Show.
"The thrill of a premier show like this one is that we have some of the world's most exciting aircraft together for one weekend," says Gerry Vanderhoek, Director of Flight Operations. "They span almost a century of aviation history but they're side by side at this event."
HEADLINE® registration promises yield increase for canola growers
Mississauga, ON, June 2, 2011 -- Growers in Western Canada now have the opportunity to maximize their canola returns. BASF has received registration from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency to expand the use of HEADLINE®, its innovative broad-spectrum fungicide, to include canola.
2011 Great Lakes International Air Show to Benefit Several Charities
ST. THOMAS, ONTARIO, CANADA, May 20, 2011 - The skies of St. Thomas will be filled with the thunder and spectacle of some of the world's most exciting aircraft. The 2011 Great Lakes International Air Show will run from June 24 to 26 at the St. Thomas Airport.
On June 6th, CUSO-VSO turns 50 -- but does international volunteering still work?
Volunteering over five decades
On June 6th 2011, CUSO-VSO (formerly CUSO, still known by many as Canadian University Service Overseas) will turn 50.
Since 1961, more than 15,000 CUSO-VSO volunteers have contributed to a world of solutions in more than 70 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. CUSO-VSO is one of the oldest volunteer-sending agencies in the world, the same age as the Peace Corps in the United States.
Walking to cure cystic fibrosis
Join Cystic Fibrosis Canada at the 7th annual Great Strides™:
Taking steps to cure cystic fibrosis walk
Toronto, ON (May 27, 2011) -- On Sunday, May 29, more than 50 communities across Canada will be taking great strides towards finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common, fatal genetic disease that affects Canadian children and young adults.
The 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards - Nominate today
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