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Published on Thu, 03/28/2019 by Coinberry Limited

Town of Innisfil First Municipality in Canada to Accept Cryptocurrency in Partnership with Coinberry

Town of Innisfil First Municipality in Canada to Accept Cryptocurrency in Partnership with Coinberry

A first in Canada! Town of Innisfil Council votes in favor of accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment for property taxes in partnership with Toronto-based blockchain and digital currency solutions provider Coinberry.

INNISFIL, Ontario, 28 March 2019 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – The Town of Innisfil will be the first municipality in Canada to accept cryptocurrency (e.g. Bitcoin) as a method of payment for property taxes. Last night, Innisfil Council voted in favour of forming an agreement with the Toronto-based company, Coinberry Limited, who will provide the service for residents as part of a one-year pilot project.

Published on Wed, 03/06/2019 by Advancing Women in Agriculture

Media Advisory: Women from across Canada to attend the Advancing Women Conference in Calgary

Media Advisory: Women from across Canada to attend the Advancing Women Conference in Calgary

Event Information

03/11/2019
03/12/2019
Calgary, Alberta

Published on Thu, 01/31/2019 by Ontario Medical Association

Ontario’s Doctors welcome the Ford Government’s first report on reforming the province’s health care system

Ontario’s Doctors welcome the Ford Government’s first report on reforming the province’s health care system

Doctors hope savings will be reinvested in much-needed frontline services

"Ontario’s doctors fully support a system that prioritizes the integration of family medicine, specialists, acute and long-term care, and community and home-based care networks to better serve patients and their families."

TORONTO, January 31, 2019 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) welcomes the first report of the Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care and Ending Hallway Medicine, chaired by notable physician leader Dr. Rueben Devlin, and is encouraged that the types of changes being considered will improve frontline services in Ontario’s health care system.

Published on Fri, 06/16/2017 by News Media Canada | Médias d'Info Canada

Canada’s newspaper industry unites to advocate for Canadian Journalism Fund

Canada’s newspaper industry unites to advocate for Canadian Journalism Fund

The proposal will help allay the costs of always-on journalism and coverage of local issues, giving the industry more time to innovate and navigate through the challenge of preserving our distinctly Canadian voices.

News Media Canada today announced the presentation of a proposal, in support of Canadian journalism, to Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly. The proposal has the support of News Media Canada membership—representing news media organizations serving big cities and small communities from coast to coast—along with staff and unions representing Canada’s newsrooms.

Published on Thu, 06/15/2017 by Humanitarian Coalition

The famine no one is talking about

The famine no one is talking about

The Humanitarian Coalition is made up of seven leading agencies who work together to increase the impact, efficiency and effectiveness of Canadian responses to international disasters and emergencies. The following article and attached image are free to use in your publications. Should you wish to conduct an interview with a Canadian who has recently witnessed the devastation or a South Sudanese now in Canada, please contact Yosé Cormier at 613-292-2687.

When you donate to members of the Humanitarian Coalition, you are giving experienced aid workers, already helping on the ground in countries like Yemen and South Sudan, the ability to reach even more people. Together, we can indeed save more lives.

Imagine walking to the local market and finding only empty stalls.

Published on Sat, 05/28/2016 by Crawford Class Action Services

Press Release: Class Action Settlement

Press Release: Class Action Settlement

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has approved an approximately $36 million settlement of a class action involving twelve former Ontario institutions for individuals with developmental disabilities. The lawsuit alleged former residents were harmed while living at these institutions.

Published on Mon, 04/04/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Cross-Border Partnership Benefits Conservation

Cross-Border Partnership Benefits Conservation

There has been a lot of interest and coverage in recent days about close relations between Canada and the United States and meetings between our respective political leaders to discuss issues of mutual interest.

Among these many common issues, one area where there has been friendship and considerable goodwill for more than 30 years is the shared pursuit of conservation. It is a huge success story that has involved vision and partnership.

Published on Tue, 11/24/2015 by Keith McNeill

Global warming will require a global solution

Global warming will require a global solution

Hello fellow community newspaper editor,

I hope that you will consider running the following as a guest editorial or, at the least, a letter to the editor.

Keith 
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By Keith McNeill

Prime minister Justin Trudeau should call for a worldwide referendum on a global carbon fee-and-dividend at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris.

The conference will start on Nov. 30 and will last until Dec. 11.

Published on Thu, 11/12/2015 by Universities Canada

Media Advisory: Canadian Universities Welcome Members of Parliament to Campuses

Media Advisory: Canadian Universities Welcome Members of Parliament to Campuses

Event Information

11/16/2015
11/27/2015
Nationwide

November 12, 2015

OTTAWA – Canada’s universities are inviting their local Members of Parliament for behind-the-scenes campus experiences to showcase how universities are preparing students for the future and building stronger communities.

WHO: Local Members of Parliament, local universities

Published on Thu, 11/05/2015 by The Vimy Foundation

This November, one young Canadian carries the torch of Remembrance

This November, one young Canadian carries the torch of Remembrance

Isabelle Ava-Pointon, 17, Burnaby BC
2015 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize winner

November 11th is coming. Once again we feel mildly uncomfortable at the thought of having to stand in silence and think of unpleasant things. We are in the midst of the centenary of the First World War, and there are no living veterans of that conflict. Now, more than ever, it is our duty to keep the flame of remembrance burning.

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