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With either subscription, all digitized back issues are included. Available as of October 15 Next Issue Canada launches October 15 on iPads, Android tablets, and Win8 devices, with exclusive access to Rogers wireless and cable customers for an initial two-month free trial. On December 15 , all Canadians will be able to access the Next Issue Canada digital newsstand, with the first month free. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Rogers to bring for the first time the Next Issue experience to customers outside of the U.S.,” said Morgan Guenther , CEO of Next Issue Media. “In addition to its popular magazine titles, the Rogers organization offers unparalleled reach to consumers throughout Canada via its cable, wireless, broadcast, sports and Internet properties. We look forward to working with Rogers across all digital channels to ensure seamless delivery of unlimited magazines to new and existing consumers.” The initial version of the Next Issue Canada app will be in English, with a French version to follow in 2014. For more information on Next Issue Canada visit www.NextIssue.ca Follow @NextIssueCanada on Twitter Engage with Next Issue Canada on Facebook About Next Issue Media Next Issue Media, the company behind Next Issue, is a joint venture originally formed by five leading U.S.-based publishers – Conde Nast, Hearst , Meredith, News Corp., and Time Inc., and is now joined by Rogers Media. The company was formed to bring the world’s most popular magazines and newspapers to life on the digital device of your choice. About Next Issue Canada Next Issue Canada is a joint venture with Rogers Media and Next Issue Media. Next Issue Canada was launched in 2013, bringing the world’s most popular magazines to life for Canadians on their tablet of choice. About Rogers Media Inc. Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), is a diversified leading Canadian media company that engages in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, digital, and sports entertainment. Rogers Broadcasting has 53 AM and FM radio stations across Canada ; television properties include seven City stations, five OMNI multicultural television stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and Sportsnet 360), andThe Shopping Channel. Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer and online magazines, such as Maclean’s, Chatelaine, L’actualite, Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications. Rogers Media’s suite of digital assets includes 90+ owned and 300+ premium partnership sites. Rogers Media Inc.

The retailer continues to focus on its long-term commitment to growing the business in a sustainable manner, and reducing its impact on the environment. “Our environmental programs were developed with our customers in mind,” said Pete Gibel, vice president of merchandising at Staples Canada and Chair of the Staples Canada Environmental Committee. “We know that our customers share our commitment to the environment, and we continue to make a difference with their help. We make it easy for them to recycle everything from batteries to electronics. At the same time, we at Staples , continue to challenge ourselves as environmental program leaders.” Customer Participation Helps Make an Impact Through expanded program awareness, and customer participation, Staples Canada’s sustainability programs show growth year over year: Over 23,880 kg of Batteries Diverted from Landfills Staples Canada partners with Call2Recycle to collect and recycle batteries (re-chargeable and alkaline). The program helped Staples Canada and its customers divert over 23,880 kg of batteries from landfills in the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 120.3% over Q2 2012. During the first quarter of 2013, Staples Canada helped divert 23,860 kg of batteries putting the retailer on-track to exceed its goal of collecting 60,000 kg this year. 790,000 Ink and Toner Cartridges Collected Staples Canada gives customers the option to drop off used ink and toner cartages at every store in Canada . In the second quarter of 2013, 790,000 ink and toner cartridges were collected: an increase of 200,000 units over Q2 2012. With a target to collect 5 million ink cartridges by Earth Day 2014, the retailer continues to encourage Canadians to drop off used ink and toner cartridges at any Staples Canada location. Schools across the country can assist in the program by signing up for a free ink cartridge bin, with Staples collecting the cartridges free of charge.

Staples Canada On-track to Make an Impact on the Environment

The agency says the increase equals the one observed between July 1, 2011, and July 1, 2012 and is similar to the average annual gains over the last 30 years. It says the latest population estimate is based on the 2011 census counts, adjusted for census net undercoverage and incompletely enumerated Indian reserves. Ontario is home to 38.5 per cent of the population, a slight increase from its share of 35.6 per cent in 1983. Second on the list is Quebec with 23.2 per cent, B.C. with 13 per cent and Alberta with 11.4 per cent. Canadas population growth rate is at 1.2 per cent this year, unchanged from last year. Most of that growth comes from immigration. The report says population growth for the year ending last June 30 was lower in the Atlantic provinces and negative in Nova Scotia, while generally higher in the western provinces. Alberta’s estimated population grew by 3.4 per cent, mainly due to international and interprovincial migration. The low growth in the Atlantic provinces is attributed to a low rate of natural increase and interprovincial migration losses, which reached a six-year high. Over the last 30 years, the population of Ontario grew almost twice as rapidly (39.8 per cent) as that of Quebec (21 per cent). With files from Star staff Top News