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2014-10-24 16:21:08

Improving the movement of Canadian imports and exports DELTA, BC, Oct. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Delta--Richmond East, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today celebrated the completion of the new Roberts Bank Causeway Overpass, along with Cliff Stewart, Vice President of Infrastructure Delivery of Port Metro Vancouver (PMV). This major infrastructure project will improve...

2014-10-23 16:23:09

CALGARY, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (the Board) issued an order today granting Trans Mountain access to Burnaby Mountain to complete technical studies related to the company's proposed pipeline. The order prevents the City of Burnaby from blocking Trans Mountain from carrying out the required surveys and technical studies. The Board also ruled that it has the legal authority to consider constitutional questions relating to its own jurisdiction. In the ruling,...

2014-10-22 23:01:30

Beninatto hosts Sales and Marketing Roundtable Panel Newbury Park, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Moravia is diving into Localization World Vancouver and sponsoring a networking dinner at the renowned Vancouver Aquarium. Scheduled for October 29–31 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Localization World Vancouver brings together professionals from around the world responsible for communicating across the boundaries of language and culture in the global marketplace. Dinner at the Vancouver...

2014-10-21 16:23:37

Company to Design and Build New Liquefaction Train at FortisBC Tilbury LNG Plant in British Columbia HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel started construction at the Tilbury Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in British Columbia. FortisBC, the owner and operator of the facility, awarded Bechtel an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to expand its Tilbury facility, which will include a new 1-billion-cubic-foot full-containment LNG storage tank. The company...

2014-10-21 16:20:36

SAINT-GEORGES, QC, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Manac Inc. (TSX: MA) ("Manac"), a North American leader in the design and manufacturing of specialty trailers, and Peerless Limited ("Peerless"), its wholly-owned subsidiary located in Penticton, British Columbia, are pleased to announce appointments that aim at strengthening their growth strategy, product development and operations across North America. Andy McEachern joined Peerless as Senior Vice-President of Peerless following the...

2014-10-16 12:23:51

Leading manpower provider supports new LNG projects HOUSTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swift Worldwide Resources, the premier supplier of manpower resources to the oil and gas industry, has expanded its North American presence by opening an office in Terrace, British Columbia. Up and coming liquefied natural gas projects in Kitimat, Prince Rupert, and the surrounded areas led to the new branch's opening. In Terrace, Swift will be strategically located to staff permanent and...

2014-10-16 08:25:14

VANCOUVER, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Alterra Power Corp. (TSX: AXY) and Fiera Axium Infrastructure Inc. (through a managed fund) announce the completion of a $176.5 million non-recourse loan facility for the $227.4 million Jimmie Creek hydroelectric project. "We are pleased to complete the Jimmie Creek financing, which locks in low-cost capital for this project for the next 42 years," said John Carson, Alterra's Chief Executive Officer. "Construction is proceeding well on this...

2014-10-16 08:24:25

Trading Symbols: TSX: SEANYSE: SA TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Seabridge Gold announced today additional results from this year's drill program at its 100% owned KSM Project in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. Results from the Iron Cap Lower Zone continue to outline a major new gold-copper discovery beneath Iron Cap, one of KSM's four large porphyry deposits. Data from eight new holes released today and seven holes announced previously (see news release of...

2014-10-15 16:23:22

CALGARY, Oct 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB or the Board) will continue hearing oral traditional evidence from registered Aboriginal intervenors for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project on Thursday 16 October in Chilliwack, BC. The hearings will begin at 9 am at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel and the public is welcome to attend. The Board recognizes that Aboriginal peoples have an oral tradition for sharing stories, lessons, and knowledge from generation to generation. This...

2014-10-14 20:20:53

BC Hydro must fulfil over 80 legally binding conditions throughout the life of the project. OTTAWA, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, today issued the following statement outlining the Governor in Council's determination that the environmental effects of the proposed Site C Clean Energy Project are justified in the circumstances. "The Site C...


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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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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