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Niagara Economic Summit 7:30 am
Niagara Economic Summit @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Nov 2 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Diversification for Prosperity The Niagara Economic Summit brings us together to celebrate shared successes, strategize the way forward for our regional economy, and increase collaboration. Participants from academy, senior ranks of government, economists, organizational leaders and business owners explore the importance and opportunities presented by diversification. Topics: A Blueprint to Attract New Industries A series of initiatives offered by experts to enhance our economy, leveraging partnerships and specialized resources. This bottom-up effort turns regional feedback on local economic needs into a catalyst for economic growth. 1+1=3: Together, We Are More Exploring the synergies between private, public and non-profit organizations and their opportunity to be a force for the good of all. Tomorrow’s Reality – Trends to Watch For Analyzing contemporary global demographic and economic trends and considering their implications for Niagara, most importantly their effects on our competitiveness in the global market. Featuring: Bruce MacDonald, CEO, Imagine Canada – Keynote Speaker Imagine Canada exists to work alongside other charitable sector organizations — and often in partnership with the private sector, governments and individuals in the community. Join us as Bruce explores the synergies between non-profit and for-profit and how we can work together to build prosperity. Peter Armstrong, Moderator Peter Armstrong is a Canadian radio and television journalist, working with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He is currently the economics reporter for CBC News, and was the host of the business news series On the Money on CBC News Network. This summit is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Niagara Falls Open House 6:00 pm
Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Niagara Falls Open House @ Gale Centre
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021. Proposed options being considered are: Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double. Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas) Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions. This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Welland Open House 6:00 pm
Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Welland Open House @ Welland Community Wellness Complex
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021. Proposed options being considered are: Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double. Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas) Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions. This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Canadian Open Data Summit 2018
Canadian Open Data Summit 2018 @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day
Niagara Connects is pleased to invite you to save the date to attend the 5th annual Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS), which will be held in Niagara Falls! The Summit is THE annual event bringing together open data leaders from across Canada, to share best practices and local experiences, learn from top international experts, and grow the community strategically and collaboratively. Opening Keynote Speaker Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Minister of Government and Consumer Services, will focus on making it easier for people and business to interact and engage with their government through the power of digital technologies. Confirmed panel topics include: Digital Rights Surprising Allies: the Open Secret of Big Business & Open Data (with participation from Dun & Bradstreet, The Weather Channel, Teranet, Thomson Reuters) Community Open Data Portals Open projects (open data, software, code, standards & project management tools) Visualizations Driving Decisions – Part One Open Data doesn’t mean Open Government or even Open Data Capitalizing on Emerging Open Data Opportunities Visualizations Driving Decisions – Part Two Building a Pan-Canadian Framework on Open Government through intergovernmental collaboration Annually, the Canadian Open Data Summit draws a diverse range of individuals from: Government Private Sector Technology/Startup Community (including Civic Tech) Academia Non-Profit Communities Media GREATER THAN THE SUM – A CELEBRATION OF COLLABORATION 2018 SUMMIT STREAMS INCLUDE: Easing Collaboration: Standards, Precedents, Mutuality Effective Collaboration: Impactful, Fruitful, Authentic Excellent Collaboration: Innovating, Trend-Setting, Thought-Provoking Visit the Canadian Open Data Summit website to view the full program.
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Port Colborne Open House 6:00 pm
Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Port Colborne Open House @ Roselawn Centre
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021. Proposed options being considered are: Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double. Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas) Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions. This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Pelham Open House 6:00 pm
Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Pelham Open House @ Pelham Meridian Centre
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021. Proposed options being considered are: Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double. Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas) Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions. This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Fort Erie Open House 6:00 pm
Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Fort Erie Open House @ Fort Erie Leisureplex
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021. Proposed options being considered are: Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double. Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas) Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions. This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: St. Catharines Open House 6:00 pm
Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: St. Catharines Open House @ St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021. Proposed options being considered are: Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double. Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas) Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions. This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Thorold Open House 6:00 pm
Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Thorold Open House @ Niagara Region Headquarters
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021. Proposed options being considered are: Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double. Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas) Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions. This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Lincoln Open House 6:00 pm
Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Lincoln Open House @ Fleming Centre
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021. Proposed options being considered are: Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double. Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas) Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions. This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: West Lincoln Open House 6:00 pm
Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: West Lincoln Open House @ West Lincoln Municipal Office
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021. Proposed options being considered are: Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double. Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas) Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions. This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Niagara Leaders Breakfast 2018 8:00 am
Niagara Leaders Breakfast 2018 @ Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
The Canada-U.S. Relationship – What’s Next? Featuring David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States What’s next for Canada and the United States? With a modernized NAFTA – the United States Mexico Canada Agreement – on the horizon, both countries are moving forward together with the common goal of a robust North American trade and good jobs for all Canadians and Americans. Join David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, for a look ahead and his unique perspective on the bilateral relationship. This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Foundation.
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Grimsby Open House 6:00 pm
Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Grimsby Open House @ Peach King Centre
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021. Proposed options being considered are: Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double. Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas) Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions. This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Wainfleet Open House 6:00 pm
Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Wainfleet Open House @ Firefighters Memorial Hall
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021. Proposed options being considered are: Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double. Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas) Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions. This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Thorold Open House @ Niagara Region Headquarters
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021.

Proposed options being considered are:

  • Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double.
  • Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas)
  • Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items
  • Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection
  • Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four
  • Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four

During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions.

This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.

Nov
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Lincoln Open House @ Fleming Centre
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021.

Proposed options being considered are:

  • Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double.
  • Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas)
  • Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items
  • Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection
  • Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four
  • Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four

During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions.

This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.

Nov
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: West Lincoln Open House @ West Lincoln Municipal Office
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021.

Proposed options being considered are:

  • Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double.
  • Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas)
  • Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items
  • Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection
  • Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four
  • Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four

During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions.

This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.

Nov
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Niagara Leaders Breakfast 2018 @ Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

The Canada-U.S. Relationship – What’s Next?

Featuring David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States

What’s next for Canada and the United States? With a modernized NAFTA – the United States Mexico Canada Agreement – on the horizon, both countries are moving forward together with the common goal of a robust North American trade and good jobs for all Canadians and Americans. Join David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, for a look ahead and his unique perspective on the bilateral relationship.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Foundation.

Nov
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Grimsby Open House @ Peach King Centre
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021.

Proposed options being considered are:

  • Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double.
  • Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas)
  • Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items
  • Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection
  • Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four
  • Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four

During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions.

This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.

Nov
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Let’s Talk Waste Niagara: Wainfleet Open House @ Firefighters Memorial Hall
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Niagara Region’s next waste collection contract (garbage, recycling and organics) for homes and businesses receiving Regional curbside collection is set to begin by 2021.

Proposed options being considered are:

  • Every-other-week garbage collection, with weekly recycling and organics collection, for all properties outside the Designated Business Areas. Garbage container (bag / can) limits would double.
  • Mandatory use of clear bags for garbage for all properties (inside and outside Designated Business Areas)
  • Establish a four item limit, per collection, for large items
  • Discontinue appliances and scrap metal curbside collection
  • Change weekly, base garbage container limits for businesses and mixed-use properties located inside Designated Business Areas from seven to four
  • Change weekly garbage container limits for mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas from six to four

During the consultation period, residents have three ways to provide their feedback on the proposed options being considered. An online survey is available for residents or businesses. Open houses and community booths are being hosted across Niagara. Attend an open house to hear a presentation and ask staff questions, or visit a community booth and ask staff questions.

This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.

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