Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,273.57 down 145.42 points):Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down 41 cents, or 3.87 per cent, at $10.18 on 5,786,797 shares. The gold sector led all the subgroups in the red, closing 3.05 per cent lower to 337.43 points.Baja Mining Corp. (TSX:BAJ). Miner. Up a penny, or 11.76 per cent, at 9.5 cents on 5,197,333 shares. The Vancouver-based miner’s stock was one of the few that advanced, as news that a Korean consortium provided additional financing of US$6.7 million to Baja’s Boleo project in Mexico. The funding is an addition to the $90 million reported at the end of August.Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Down 25 cents, or 1.94 per cent, at $12.64 on 5,182,602 shares. The energy sector dropped 0.57 per cent to 259.11 points.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Down 60 cents, or 4.12 per cent, at $13.97 on 4,024,690 shares.Canacol Energy Ltd. (TSX:CNE). Oil and gas. Down two cents, or 4.55 per cent, at 42 cents on 3,755,918 shares.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down 31 cents, or 0.94 per cent, at $32.69 on 3,569,459 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,327.81 down 17.17 points):Porto Energy Corp. (TSXV:PEC). Oil and gas. Up 8.5 cents, or 58.62 per cent, at 23 cents on 10,662,825 shares. The U.S.-based company provided an operational update on its well in Portugal. President and CEO Josephy Ash said that he is “encouraged” by the preliminary findings.Sandstorm Metals and Energy Ltd. (TSXV:SND). Resource streaming. Down a penny, or 2.15 per cent, at 45.5 cents on 3,635,956 shares.Companies reporting major news:Garda World Security (TSX:GW). Unchanged at $11.95 on 81,775 shares. Advisory firms ISS Proxy Advisory Services and Glass Lewis and Co. support the proposed $1.1-billion privatization transaction led by Garda founder Stephan Cretier and a subsidiary of private equity firm Apax Partners.Research In Motion (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Down 44 cents, or 5.46 per cent, at $7.62 on 3,153,782 shares. An analyst predicted the next generation of BlackBerrys won’t hit shelves until March, instead of the previously announced January launch. by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 9, 2012 5:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets read more

Second chance leads to a nursing degree for Kerri Ann Podwinski

Kerri Ann Podwinski has been on her own since she was 14. Barely a teenager, she moved out and started taking care of herself.Between making ends meet and her high school classes, something had to give. Her grades suffered.“I had no influential adults in my life,” she said, adding she was alone and dealing with mental health issues including anxiety and depression.Podwinski never believed university was within her reach.That changed when she attended the Second Chance program at Beamsville District Secondary School. Her teacher, Jon Bald, encouraged her to apply herself. He told her she was smart. That she could succeed.She believed him.“I worked three jobs saving money for university,” she recalled.Kerri Ann PodwinskiPodwinski went to night classes and completed some online courses to get the grades she needed to attend Brock University.Friday, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and earned the undergraduate Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock award.During her time at Brock, Podwinski logged a whopping 2,500 hours of volunteer service at the University and in the community.“I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today without all that volunteer experience. I’ve really grown as a person,” she said. “Brock offers a lot of opportunity for extracurricular involvement.”She spent five years volunteering with the Power Cord program at the Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being and said the inspirational and motivated people she met there solidified her commitment to working in health care.Mario De Divitiis, middle, presented the Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock awards to Kerri Ann Podwinski and Joshua Bowslaugh at Friday’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences afternoon convocation ceremony.She also volunteered with MedPlus, Southridge Shelter, Youth Net Niagara, Niagara Health System and the Migrant Worker Health Interest Group.Joshua Bowslaugh was the recipient of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences graduate student Spirit of Brock award Friday.He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Brock and was an outstanding student who was heavily involved in non-academic activities.Bowslaugh worked at Smart Start, as a teaching assistant and tutor in the Department of Kinesiology and as a volunteer in the SeniorFit program.Dean’s medals were awarded to Cameron Giles and Laura Wiens.Delivering the convocation address Friday morning was Department of Kinesiology associate professor Jae Patterson, the recipient of Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.Professor Jae Patterson gave the convocation address to Faculty of Applied Health Sciences graduates after receiving the Excellence in Teaching Award Friday.He told the students about the importance of always challenging themselves.“Sometimes challenges are uncomfortable and sometimes it doesn’t make you the most popular person in the room, but there’s are a lot of benefits,” Patterson said. “If you look at the experts, the only way for them to get better and maintain their expertise, is for them to put themselves in challenging situations. Not only do you learn in challenge, you maintain your expertise in challenge.”The afternoon speaker was professor of Epidemiology Martin Tammemägi, an internationally recognized expert in the field of cancer screening.The convocation was President and Vice-Chancellor Jack Lightstone’s last before he leaves office at the end of the month. The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences ceremonies from Friday can be watched in full below:MORNING read more