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Published on Tue, 06/07/2011 by Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Why We Strike

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.

Published on Tue, 06/07/2011 by BASF Canada

Warm, wet spring brings heightened Fusarium head blight risk

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.

Published on Tue, 06/07/2011 by Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Walkers from every corner of Canada help turn the corner on cystic fibrosis

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.

Published on Mon, 06/06/2011 by Canada Post

The 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards - Nomination period is now closed.

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.

We are sorry if you missed your chance to apply.

Come visit our website after July 29, 2011 to see all of the finalists and after September 8th to see all of the winners.

Help us improve our program. Let us know what you like and share your ideas for improvement. We want to hear from you!

Published on Fri, 06/03/2011 by Great Lakes International Air Show

World's Most Exciting Planes To Soar Over Our Skies

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."

Published on Fri, 06/03/2011 by BASF Canada

HEADLINE® registration promises yield increase for canola growers

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.

Published on Tue, 05/31/2011 by Great Lakes International Air Show

2011 Great Lakes International Air Show to Benefit Several Charities

2011 Great Lakes International Air Show to Benefit Several Charities

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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.

Published on Tue, 05/24/2011 by CUSO-VSA

On June 6th, CUSO-VSO turns 50 -- but does international volunteering still work?

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.

Published on Thu, 05/26/2011 by Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Walking to cure cystic fibrosis

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.

Published on Mon, 05/16/2011 by Canada Post

The 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards - Nominate today

The 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards - Nominate today

Have you made a nomination for the 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards?

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Nominate yourself....Nominate someone else. But make sure that we get your nomination by midnight (EDT), Friday, June 3, 2011.

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