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2014-10-30 23:01:13

The Monterey Bay Aquarium assessment examined land-based operations in British Columbia, Denmark and West Virginia where The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute has partnered with ASF in growing Atlantic salmon on land. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is pleased to learn that three land based, closed-containment salmon farming operations have received a top sustainability ranking by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. The...

2014-10-30 20:24:01

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Catalyst Paper Corporation (TSX: CYT) ("Catalyst" or the "Company") today announced that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the "Agreement") with NewPage Corporation, NewPage Wisconsin System Inc. and Rumford Paper Company (the "Sellers") to purchase the Biron paper mill located in Wisconsin and the Rumford pulp and paper mill located in Maine, USA (the "Paper Mills") for consideration of US$74.0 million, subject to certain...

2014-10-29 23:03:40

Fishing tech startup based in Victoria, BC is changing the way anglers and outfitters connect and fishing adventures are booked around the world. Victoria, B.C. (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Fishing is a mega market, across the planet; more than 200 million people go fishing. That means worldwide there are more men and women casting a line than there are people playing golf and tennis — combined. Thanks to Pesqa.com, a new platform for fishing tourism, finding and booking your next fishing...

2014-10-27 20:23:23

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Catalyst Paper (TSX:CYT) announced today the temporary curtailment of one of three paper machines at its Powell River mill, removing capacity of 6,500 tonnes of specialty paper grades from the market. This curtailment reflects Catalyst's strategy to match production with domestic market demand and inventory. The Powell River No. 9 paper machine will be idled on October 31 for three weeks. Additional downtime may be taken later in the...

2014-10-27 16:27:44

Ministers exchange information and best practices to ensure Canada is safe and well-prepared OTTAWA, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Dr. Gregory Taylor, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Terry Lake, British Columbia's Minister of Health and Dr. Perry Kendall, British Columbia's Provincial Health Officer held a teleconference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Health Ministers to discuss Ebola preparedness. The group discussed ways to...

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...


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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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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