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2014-08-30 23:00:46

Dan Sawatzky's company–Imagination Corporation–creates a land of whimsical wonder with concrete, colors, and creativity. Just completed is the Cultus Lake Adventure Park in B.C, Canada, and it has opened to rave reviews. Morris, ILLINOIS (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Dan Sawatzky of Imagination Corporation in Chilliwack, B.C. Canada has a company mantra: “We simply do not do things like everyone else.” That may sound a bit lofty, maybe overstated, but after a few minutes of taking...

2014-08-27 12:24:22

VANCOUVER, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd. (TSX:GQM; OTCQX:GQMNF) ("Golden Queen" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") and Glass Lewis & Co. ("Glass Lewis") have both recommended that shareholders vote FOR the resolution to approve the joint venture (the "Proposed Joint Venture") between the Company and Gauss LLC ("Gauss"). The resolution will be considered at the upcoming Special Meeting of Shareholders...

2014-08-25 23:11:44

Schwing Bioset announces Corix Control Solutions LP as Mining Rep for British Columbia and Yukon Somerset, Wisconsin, USA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Schwing Bioset, Inc. is pleased to announce that Corix Control Solutions LP (formerly BG Controls, Port Coquitlam, BC) has signed on as their Mining Representative in British Columbia and Yukon. Schwing Bioset is a worldwide leader in thick material pumping and material handling. “Corix Control Solutions’ team greatly enhances our presence...

2014-08-25 16:21:09

CALGARY, 25 Aug. 2014 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB or the Board) is making available $200,000 under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to assist interested persons to participate in the regulatory process of the proposed NOVA GAS Transmission Limited (NGTL) Merrick Mainline Project (Project). A higher amount may be considered once applications for funding are received. NGTL filed a project description on 4 June 2014, informing the Board that an application seeking approval to...

2014-08-25 12:28:59

University of British Columbia, Georgia State University Select entellitrak® to Manage Diverse Business Operations HERNDON, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroPact Inc., the global leader in Data-First(TM) Case Management and Business Process Management (BPM) software, today announced the company has expanded its footprint in the education market through multiple deployments with two large public universities in North America. These implementations serve as further evidence...

2014-08-25 08:22:21

VANCOUVER, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Polaris Minerals Corporation (TSX:PLS) ("Polaris" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott W. Dryden as Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Dryden joins Polaris from Northern Transportation Company Ltd., a substantial First Nations-controlled maritime transportation and services company, where he held the positions of: Director, Marketing and Customer Service; and Managing Director, Eastern and Offshore...

2014-08-21 12:23:39

Former International Trade Minister joins project to refine Alberta bitumen for Asian markets VANCOUVER, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Pacific Future Energy Corporation (Pacific Future Energy) is pleased to announce that former International Trade Minister, former Treasurer (Minister of Finance) and Acting Premier of Alberta, and former Leader of the Her Majesty's Official Opposition, the Honourable Stockwell Day, P.C., has joined its management team as a Senior Advisor, Director, and...

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...


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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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'