Why physical media still matters

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This month, Amazon announced that sales of digital books for the Kindle have surpassed printed books for the first time. At times like these, it feels like everything physical in the world, from DVDs and CDs to paperbacks and board games, is evaporating right before our eyes, turning into invisible and insubstantial digital data stored in the online “cloud”.
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Election 2011 CWA-SCA Canada Director / Notice on Extension of Voting Period

 June 28, 2011

To: CWA/SCA Canada Locals and Guild Activists

From: National Elections Committee

Re: 2011 Election for National Director of CWA/SCA Canada

Fellow members,

Because of uncertainty about the resumption of postal service in Canada following the labour dispute at Canada Post, including when the mail already in the system will be moved, the National Elections Committee of CWA/SCA Canada has decided to extend the voting period for the election for the position of National Director.

Ballots must now be received in the designated post office box by the CLOSE OF BUSINESS at the national office of CWA/SCA Canada in Ottawa on FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011.

Ballots received by that deadline will be COUNTED on SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011, followed by the announcement of the election results as well as the seven-day period during which protests of the election results may be submitted.

If you have any questions about this election, contact the National Elections Committee through the national office of CWA/SCA Canada:

Unit 7B – 1050 Baxter Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3P1

Telephone: 613-820-9777

Toll-free: 1-877-486-4292

Email: info@cwa-scacanada.ca

Le 28 juin 2011

À : locaux du CWA/SCA Canada et militants à la Guilde

Objet : Élection du directeur national du CWA/SCA Canada

Chers membres,

Compte tenu de l’incertitude qui plane quant à la reprise du service postal au Canada dans la foulée du conflit de travail chez Postes Canada, dont le moment où le tri du courrier déjà posté aura lieu, le Comité électoral national du CWA/SCA Canada a décidé de prolonger la période accordée pour soumettre les votes en vue de l’élection d’un nouveau directeur national.

Ainsi, les bulletins doivent avoir été reçus dans les boîtes postales désignées au plus tard À LA FERMETURE DES AFFAIRES du bureau national du CWA/SCA Canada à Ottawa, LE VENDREDI 22 JUILLET 2011.

Le DÉPOUILLEMENT de tous les bulletins reçus à cette date aura lieu LE SAMEDI 23 JUILLET 2011. Le tout sera suivi d’une annonce officielle des résultats ainsi que d’une période de sept jours au cours de laquelle il sera possible de contester lesdits résultats.

Pour toute question à propos des élections, veuillez communiquer avec le Comité électoral national par l’entremise du bureau national du CWA/SCA Canada :

Unité 7B – 1050, Baxter Road, Ottawa (Ontario) K2C 3P1

Téléphone : 613-820-9777

Sans frais : 1-877-486-4292

Courriel : info@cwa-scacanada.ca

The new Leader-Post, a changing newspaper for a changing province

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For some, it’s threatening and uncomfortable, and simply something to avoid. For others, it’s a thrilling opportunity to try new things, to meet new people and to go new places. Hopefully you’ll agree today’s paper begins to plant the Leader-Post squarely in the latter camp.

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