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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....

2014-09-05 12:25:42

CONCORD, ON, Sept. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - My Canada Payday (http://www.mycanadapayday.com), a fully-licensed payday lender with offices throughout Canada, is pleased to join the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (http://www.occ.ca). My Canada Payday maintains storefront offices in Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia in addition to its robust online business. "We're proud to be part of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce," said My Canada Payday Marketing Director Dale Evans. "This is a great,...

pregnant and green
2014-09-05 03:00:09

Michelle Klampe, Oregon State University Mothers who live in neighborhoods with plenty of grass, trees or other green vegetation are more likely to deliver at full term and their babies are born at higher weights, compared to mothers who live in urban areas that aren’t as green, a new study shows. The findings held up even when results were adjusted for factors such as neighborhood income, exposure to air pollution, noise, and neighborhood walkability, according to researchers at...

2014-09-04 16:20:36

Nine road-rail infrastructure projects improve trade links and safety for local communities TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEY, BC, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The official opening of the Mufford Crescent overpass marks the completion of all nine Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC) infrastructure improvement projects in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament for Fleetwood - Port Kells, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today celebrated the final...

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...


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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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