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2014-08-20 12:22:59

Second year of iPad initiative welcomes all day undergrad students, new MBA students and Ed.D students BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lynn University today announced the expansion of its award-winning iPad initiative to include all day undergrad students, new MBA students and Ed.D students, more than double the deployment* over the 2013-2014 academic year. The tablets, which deliver the university's nationally praised core curriculum and enhance the...

2014-08-20 08:20:33

Multi-Million Dollar Investment Supports New Jobs and Expands UPS Operations in Canada MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - UPS(®) (NYSE:UPS) today announced it will be expanding its Canadian network by opening three operation centres in British Columbia (BC) - Kamloops, Nanaimo and Comox, as well expanding its centre in Kelowna. UPS pickup and delivery services for its customers in Kamloops began today, replacing its current agent. The expansion will further enhance UPS's...

2014-08-17 12:21:17

WHISTLER, BC, Aug. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Today in Whistler, British Columbia, 125 ambitious competitors and 12,000 cheese lovers gathered for the seventh edition of the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival, hosted by Dairy Farmers of Canada. The much anticipated festival featured cheese rolling races, a costume contest and other fun activities for the whole family. Competitors spent a warm afternoon chasing an 11-pound wheel of Courtenay Cheddar, produced by British Columbia cheese maker...

2014-08-15 20:20:59

VANCOUVER, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Veris Gold Corp. ("Veris" or the "Company") (OTCQB: YNGFF) announced its unaudited interim financial and operational results for the second quarter ended on June 30, 2014 on August 15, 2014. This earnings news release should be read in conjunction with the Company's MD&A, Financial Statements and Notes to the Financial Statements which were filed on SEDAR on August 15, 2014 and are available on the Company's website at www.verisgold.com. All dollar...

2014-08-15 16:20:45

$30M committed for research and technology development, while international commerce and domestic jobs outlook benefit ABBOTSFORD, BC, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Over the course of two days at Tradex in Abbotsford, both government and key aerospace industry stakeholders made announcements that promise to affect the Canadian aerospace industry and the small and medium sized enterprises that support it. The Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE), spearheaded by the recently...

2014-08-12 23:05:37

Applied Big Data Solutions Developer Recognized for Product Excellence and Strong Customer Base Vancouver, BC and San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Visier, the innovation leader in workforce analytics and planning, announced today it has been named as one of the Hot 100 Best Privately Held Software Companies by investment banking firm JMP Securities. Companies on the “Hot 100” list are selected each year based on multiple criteria, including products and services, quality of...

2014-08-12 12:33:41

High Performance Green Computing Solutions for 3D, CG, VFX and Interactive Media Provide Massive Processing Capacity in Cluster-Based Data Center & Cloud Environments VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing exhibits its latest solutions for the 3D, CG, VFX and Interactive Media Industry this week at Siggraph 2014 in Vancouver,...

2014-08-06 23:03:58

Executives are embracing workforce analytics as an essential strategy to directly impact financial results, according to Visier-sponsored report. Vancouver, BC and San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 A growing number of corporate boards, CEOs, and CHROs are looking to apply data-driven solutions to improve decisions about talent and drive revenues and profit, according to a recent report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services (HBR-AS) sponsored by Visier, the innovation leader in...

2014-08-06 08:38:39

BURNABY, BC, Aug. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - GLENTEL Inc. (TSX: GLN) today reported its results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. Financial highlights (tabular amounts in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share data) follow. _____________________________________________________________________ | |Three months ended| Six months ended | | | June 30 | June 30 | |...

2014-08-06 08:35:24

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Latest British Columbia Reference Libraries

Tegu Lizard
2014-02-02 09:56:20

The Thetis Lake monster is a cryptid described as a reptilian humanoid resembling “Gill-man” from “Creature From the Black Lagoon.” The sighting was reported by two teens in 1972 near Thetis Lake, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. They described it as being around five feet tall with three webbed toes and fingers. Barbed fins were on its skull, arms and legs. It was investigated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who stated, “the boys seem sincere, and until we determine...

Ogopogo
2013-09-19 11:01:39

Ogopogo is a cryptid lake monster claimed to inhabit Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada. British Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker categorized the Ogopogo as a “many hump” variety of lake monster. He also claims the beast is a primitive serpentine whale similar to a basilosaurus. The original name for this creature was naitaka, which was given to it by the local Okanakane tribe. The name Ogopogo was inspired by the 1924 song “The Ogo-Pogo: The funny Fox-Trot”. It has been...

Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
2013-06-03 13:23:12

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the grizzly, the North American brown bear, or the silvertip bear, is one of many subspecies of the brown bear. It is typically found in upland areas of western North America. Its range once extended from Canada to Mexico and even into the western shores of the Hudson Bay in the east. Its range has been reduced to many areas of Canada, Alaska, and northwestern areas of the United States including Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and...

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2012-06-18 10:29:42

Symbol: ASCA2 Group: Dicot Family: Aristolochiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   ASCAC2 Asarum caudatum Lindl. var. caudatum   British Columbia wildginger Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA, ID, MT, OR, WA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta –...

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2007-06-25 11:07:27

The Kermode Bear, Ursus americanus kermodei, is a genetically-unique subspecies of black bear found in the central coast of British Columbia. The Kermodei subspecies ranges from Princess Royal Island to Prince Rupert Island on the coast, and inland toward Hazelton, British Columbia. It is named after Francis Kermodei, a naturalist and museum curator. The Kermode bear is noted for the appearance in their gene pool of a recessive trait that gives a small percentage of their population white...

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