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2014-07-24 20:23:26

RICHMOND, BC, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Catalyst Paper (TSX:CYT) announced today that the Ministry of Energy and Mines and BC Hydro have introduced a new energy efficiency program aimed at reducing the power costs of mechanical pulp producers. The Power Smart program provided an injection of $100 million over three years and is aimed at reducing energy intensity and improving energy efficiency used in the thermal-mechanical pulping process at seven pulp facilities throughout...

2014-07-24 16:23:13

Issued Capital: 190,244,847 First concentrate delivered to Teck's Trail Smelter in British Columbia for processing while mine & mill commissioning progress toward 400 ton per day ramp up As a result of a review by staff of the Ontario Securities Commission, we are issuing the following news release regarding our disclosure on the Revenue Silver Mine property. LONDON, ON, July 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX: FT) (OTCQX: FTMDF) ("Fortune" or the "Company")...

2014-07-21 23:01:06

Western University of Health Sciences has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the third consecutive year, and also made the Honor Roll for the first time. Pomona, California (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Western University of Health Sciences has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the third consecutive year, and also made the Honor Roll for the first time. WesternU received recognition in six...

2014-07-21 20:20:32

VANCOUVER, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, along with the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue and MP for Delta--Richmond East, hosted a roundtable discussion in Vancouver today with Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative (APGCI) partners. The event presented an opportunity for the ministers to meet with leading members of the transportation and logistics community to discuss trends and emerging opportunities for...

2014-07-20 23:01:09

Safe Harbour Program celebrates 2 year anniversary of working in Saanich. Saanich Police have made diversity and inclusiveness a big part of their community work thanks to support from AMSSA's Safe Harbour Program. Saanich, British Columbia (PRWEB) July 20, 2014 Since 2004, AMSSA’s Safe Harbour Program has been spreading from its original home in Nanaimo, BC to over 1000 locations across BC and Canada. The Safe Harbour Program is funded by the provincial government’s Embrace BC...

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...

2014-07-15 20:20:35

Restructuring of Santa Fe Debts With Senior Secured Creditors; ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Fe Gold Corporation ("Santa Fe", OTCQB: SFEG) and Canarc Resource Corp. ("Canarc", CCM: TSX and CRCUF: OTC-BB) are pleased to announce the execution of a strategic share exchange agreement (the "Agreement") pursuant to which Santa Fe will issue 66,000,000 shares of its common stock to Canarc and Canarc will issue 33,000,000 of its common shares...

2014-07-10 08:25:48

MONTREAL, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian cheese lovers can rejoice as Dairy Farmers of Canada is hosting one of Canada's most exciting and unique events again. The Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival will be held on August 16(th) from 12 noon to 4 p.m. in Whistler, British Columbia. In its seventh year, the festival features cheese rolling races, costume contests and other fun activities for the whole family. An 11-pound wheel of Courtenay Cheddar cheese, produced by British Columbia...

2014-07-09 23:00:39

The Beta Collective has joined the Safe Harbour Respect for All program and has committed itself to providing respectful and inclusive working environments. The Safe Harbour Program is funded by Embrace BC and works to build respectful and inclusive communities and organizations across the province. Surrey, British Columbia (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 The Beta Collective, Surrey’s first co-working space for entrepreneurs and semi-home based businesses, is proud to announce its partnership...

2014-07-09 12:29:46

Written by award-winning writer Amnon Kabatchnik and published by Scarecrow Press, "Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D.: Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem, An Annotated Repertoire" will be available nationwide in July SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scarecrow Press announces the release of Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D.: Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem, An Annotated Repertoire by award-winning writer Amnon Kabatchnik....


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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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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