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2014-10-01 12:31:36

VANCOUVER, Oct. 1, 2014 The First Nations Health Authority, British Columbia Ministry of Health, and Health Canada are pleased to mark the one-year anniversary of the historic transfer of health services for BC First Nations previously administered and delivered by Health Canada to the new First Nations Health Authority on October 1. The First Nations Health Authority is the health and wellness partner to First Nations in BC and supports community-based health service delivery for 203...

2014-09-17 12:27:40

Government of Canada Invests in Quebec First Nations Health WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Wendake First Nation and the Government of Canada today announced the inauguration of Wendake's Marie-Paule Sioui-Vincent Health Centre. Health Canada provided $3.1 M to support the construction of the new health centre and the facility will be operated by the Wendake First Nation. The health centre is part of an integrated facility that enables the community to expand primary healthcare and...

2014-08-12 12:23:14

OTTAWA, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister Responsible for Parks Canada, today announced that the Government of Canada has taken the final step to create and protect Ukkusiksalik National Park of Canada by enshrining it in the Canada National Parks Act through an Order-in-Council. The formal establishment of Ukkusiksalik National Park under the Canada National Parks Act will result in greater ecological protection for important...

2014-07-18 08:25:37

LONDON, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Active Energy Group Plc (AIM:AEG), the London Stock Exchange AIM-listed international supplier of industrial wood chip, timber products and forestry management services, announces that it has entered into an important new joint venture agreement to exclusively commercialise in excess of 100,000 hectares (c.250,000 acres) of mature forestry assets in Alberta, Western Canada, which are expected to yield more than 20 million m(3) of commercial standing...

2014-07-03 12:22:22

NEMASKA, QC, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Earlier today representatives of the Cree Nation Government/Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) announced their support and sponsorship of a youth canoe expedition in support of the campaign to protect the Broadback River and surrounding watershed. The 2014 Broadback River Youth Expedition is being organized by the Cree Nation Government Environment and Remedial Works Department and the Cree Nation Government Youth Department and is...

2014-07-02 16:25:42

OTTAWA, July 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today announced that nominations are open for the 2014 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award. The $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates First Nations entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, exceptional environmental and safety performance and the delivery of high-quality products and...

2014-04-30 12:26:28

TORONTO, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Urgent action by the federal government is required to address the persistently low high-school completion rates among young First nation adults living on-reserve, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Are We Making Progress? New Evidence on Aboriginal Education Outcomes in Provincial and Reserve Schools," author John Richards concludes that on-reserve education is in crisis. According to recently released 2011 census results, 58...

2014-04-24 08:30:42

WATERSMEET, Mich., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Facing the harshest winter on record, skyrocketing propane prices and some of its members choosing between food and heat, the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is the subject of a new documentary short which takes viewers on a journey to one of the most geographically-isolated areas of the United States in a compelling story of survival.Frozen Homeland, (available at MYNAFSA.org) created by award-winning...

2014-03-06 12:26:49

First time collaborations to improve the cancer experience for patients in rural, remote and isolated communities TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, partners from across First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations, the health sector and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer met to launch a new initiative to improve cancer control with and for First Peoples. While cancer affects everyone, rates of common cancers have increased among First Nations, Inuit and Métis in the...

2014-02-24 20:22:51

OUJÉ-BOUGOUMOU, QC, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute (ACCI) is pleased to announce the Book launch of the Mind's Eye written by Emily Masty and Susan Marshall and premier performance of the theatrical production, Mind's Eye, on March 1, 2014 in Whapmagoostui. The theatrical production, Mind's Eye, is directed by Shirley Cheechoo, An accomplished playwright, actor, visual artist, writer and director, Dr. Shirley Cheechoo is also a member of the James...


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2009-01-15 18:19:02

The Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) also known as Hooligan, Ooligan, or Candlefish, is a small fish found in marine waters along thePacific coast of North America from northern California to Alaska. Most of their adult life is spent in the ocean, but they do return to their natal freshwater streams and rivers to spawn and die. Its common names can be quite confusing. The name "Candlefish" derives from the fact that when they spawn, their body weight is 15% fat and when the fish is...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.