Events and Announcements
Operation Lifesaver Celebrates 30 Years of Public-Rail Safety Success in Canada
Operation Lifesaver program has an enviable track record and has made significant contributions to educating Canadians on rail safety that have contributed to reducing crossing collisions and trespasser incidents by some 70 per cent since the program's introduction in 1981.
Operation Lifesaver Public-Rail Safety Week
May 2 - 8, 2011
OTTAWA, April 15, 2011 -- Operation Lifesaver and its partners will launch their 2011 National Public-Rail Safety Week on May 2 to help reduce crossing collisions and trespassing incidents along Canada's railways in communities across the country.
Operation Lifesaver Public-Rail Safety Week, May 2-8, 2011
Dear Editors and Publishers,
"Look", "Listen", "Live" is a longstanding tagline used to raise awareness of the dangers associated with road-rail crossings and trespassing on rail property. Combined with the "Education", Engineering" and "Enforcement" efforts, Canada's rail safety has improved dramatically and is now recognized as the safest network in North America.
Educating people of all ages on the dangers present at railroad crossings and associated with trespassing is the first of the program's Three E's.
Great Ideas Awards Announced
Toronto, ON - Great newspaper ideas come in all shapes and sizes. That's what the entries proved in the Newspapers Canada 2011 Great Ideas competition, a program that celebrates the marketing and promotion efforts of Canadian newspapers. This year for the first time the competition was opened to the community newspapers as well as dailies.
MPOWER® HellCat® Takes on High Prices
Farmers of North America (FNA) members to begin receiving supply of HellCat®, a new Group 1 herbicide with the same active ingredient as Puma®.
HellCat will be available this spring to control grassy weeds in all types of wheat and barley. HellCat can be tank-mixed with a wide variety of broadleaf herbicides for a complete weed control solution.
The announcement culminates a process that began several years ago as FNA developed strategies to replace the dormant Own Use Import Program to drive competition in farm inputs.
The 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards - Make your nomination!
Nominations are now being accepted!
We're pleased to announce that nominations for the 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards are now being accepted.
Help celebrate literacy in your community -- Make a nomination to the 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards!
For more information about the 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards, including the latest news, click here.
Canada Post Community Literacy Awards
The Canada Post Community Literacy Awards is a national awards program that celebrates the achievements of adult learners and the educators who have helped them learn to read and write. We are encouraging Canadians to nominate individuals from their local communities for either an Individual or Educator award. We appreciate the support of community newspapers such as yours in our efforts to ensure that these literacy leaders in your community get the recognition they deserve.
The GATE offers free trial of affordable movie review columns
TORONTO (March 21, 2011) - For the month of April, The GATE is offering a free trial of our distinctive syndicated movie columns: DVD Tuesday and Film Friday.
DVD Tuesday gives your readers the details they're looking for on the latest new releases on both Blu-ray and DVD while Film Friday looks at the latest new releases in theatres across the country.
Whether your newspaper serves a small town or a major city, your readers are interested in the latest new releases, and The GATE has the content that will bring your readers back each week.
Advertising on Social Networking Sites
OTTAWA, March 15, 2011 -- Today is World Consumer Rights Day. On this occasion, and as part of Fraud Prevention Month, Deputy Commissioner of Competition Lisa Campbell will be speaking at a conference on "Consumers in the Digital Era", hosted by the Union des consommateurs in Montreal.
The 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards are just around the corner…
By acknowledging their efforts, the Community Literacy Awards encourage thousands of Canadians to improve their reading and writing skills, and inspire them to reach their personal literacy goals.
Nominations open April 1, 2011
Download brochure and nomination form
This is your opportunity to nominate a deserving adult learner and/or educator from your community for a prestigious award that recognizes personal achievement.