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2014-09-22 08:30:25

POWELL RIVER, BC, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Tla'amin First Nation and City of Powell River have completed the transaction to purchase Catalyst Paper Corporation's interest in the PRSC Limited Partnership, a unique joint venture that was established by the three parties in 2006 to sell and redevelop lands that were surplus to Catalyst's operations in the community. Through its wholly owned corporations, Powell River Waterfront Development Corporation (City) and Tees'kwat...

2014-09-18 12:22:10

RICHMOND, BC, 18 September 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - In its investigation report (A13P0127) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a fatal mid-air collision between a Cessna 150 and a powered glider near Pemberton, British Columbia, was caused by the failure of the see-and-avoid principle as the sole means of collision avoidance. On 29 June 2013, a Cessna 150 was flying from Lillooet to Nanaimo, British Columbia, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger aboard...

2014-09-18 08:23:38

VANCOUVER, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Amarc Resources Ltd. ("Amarc" or the "Company") (TSX-V: AHR; OTCBB: AHR) announces that further to information provided in the Company's MD&A dated August 14, 2014, an exploration drill program has recently been completed at IKE. IKE is a compelling porphyry copper-molybdenum-silver deposit target located approximately 40 kilometres northwest of Gold Bridge, British Columbia. The nine hole (5,400 metres) core drilling program was...

2014-09-16 23:11:10

The Academy of Learning College Toronto has received an online makeover to better serve students and individuals interested in pursuing post-secondary education and training in Toronto. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Toronto’s Academy of Learning College is a pioneer in career training and education in Toronto, providing students with job-ready knowledge, skills and abilities that are required in today’s competitive job market. Now, Academy of Learning College Toronto...

2014-09-10 23:08:32

Event Aims to Save 40,000 Lives Through Online Organ Donor Registrations. Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 In the U.S., an average of 18 people die a day waiting for life-saving organ transplants. Although a single donor can save the lives of up to eight people and improve the lives of more than 50, less than half of Americans are enrolled as organ donors and the list of people waiting for an organ has grown to more than 120,000 as of Sept. 2014. In a recent survey commissioned...

2014-09-10 23:06:56

Integration of Grid Director and Hortonworks Data Platform enables new market offerings for customers VANCOUVER, B.C. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Bit Stew Systems Inc., a world-leading provider of integrated, real-time network operations for the utility industry, announces the company has partnered with Hortonworks®, a leading provider of Apache™ Hadoop®, an open-source software platform for storage and large-scale processing of data-sets on clusters of commodity hardware. Kai...

2014-09-10 23:05:25

The City of Surrey launched their My Surrey mobile application introducing a single application to unify all the cities mobile initiatives. My Surrey was developed by Purple Forge, the leading provider of multi-service mobile applications to smart cities in North America. Surrey, British Columbia (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The City of Surrey today announced the release of the My Surrey mobile applications for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. The application was designed to unify all of...

2014-09-09 08:38:45

New case study from Flowfinity Wireless describes how this leading beverage company streamlined retail execution and distributor management with a mobile solution VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flowfinity Wireless Inc., a proven provider of enterprise mobile apps, today released a new case study featuring Constellation Brands, one of the world's leading producers of beer, wine and spirits. The company's U.S. field sales team adopted Flowfinity software...

2014-09-09 08:25:01

Developing El Niño conditions expected to have notable effect on fall and winter weather OAKVILLE, ON, Sept. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - While parts of the country saw their share of hot weather, summer wasn't a scorcher for many Canadians, which has left some wondering if the cooler temperature pattern will continue through the fall. To help answer the question, The Weather Network's meteorologists have released this year's Fall Outlook, forecasting the months of September, October and...

2014-09-08 16:25:23

VICTORIA, BC, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - T-Bird Pharma Inc. (TSXV:TPI) ("T-Bird" or the "Company"), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing premium quality medical marijuana products, is pleased to announce that its shares will begin trading on the TSX Venture Exchange on September 9, 2014. The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Thunderbird Biomedical Inc. ("Thunderbird"), is licensed under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (Canada) ("MMPR") overseen by Health Canada....


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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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