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2014-09-24 12:26:08

Government of Canada partners with BOKS, Reebok Canada Fitness Foundation, and the Canadian Football League to get kids more physically active TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Minister Ambrose, joined by Mark Cohon, CFL Commissioner, Michael Rossi, President, adidas Group Canada and Katherine Tulle, Founder and Executive Director, Build Our Kids' Success (BOKS) announced that BOKS, a before-school physical activity program will be made available for the first time in Canada. BOKS is...

2014-09-24 12:23:28

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Pollution Probe applauds the Government of Canada for announcing today new clean fuel and clean vehicle regulations. Building on existing rules that limit and reduce vehicle emissions that contribute to climate change and air pollution, the new regulations set an aggressive pace for significantly deeper emissions reductions into the future. The actions announced today will contribute to improved air quality by requiring lower levels of sulphur in...

2014-09-24 08:28:54

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. and Canadian donors boosted their giving to nonprofit health care institutions to historically high levels of more than $10.7 billion, increasing annual donations by more than $380 million during the 2013 fiscal year, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) reports today. "These hopeful figures demonstrate the generosity of thousands of donors in the United States and Canada," says Steven W. Churchill, MNA,...

2014-09-24 08:25:01

MONTRÉAL and HALIFAX, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - BCE and Bell Aliant today announced that Bell Aliant President and CEO Karen Sheriff will retire from the BCE group on December 31, 2014. On September 22, BCE and Bell Aliant announced that BCE's privatization of Bell Aliant is expected to close on or about October 31. Upon close of the transaction, Bell Aliant will cease operating as a publicly traded company and be integrated into BCE's national operations. "Karen Sheriff has been a...

2014-09-24 08:22:49

Tree Canada and SFI® make learning about trees and nature fun with a new visual booklet OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Connecting young Canadians with nature is a challenge in today's world of smartphones, video games, and other hi-tech gadgets. In honour of National Tree Day, Tree Canada and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) Inc. (SFI) are making connecting with nature easier and more appealing with a new visual educational booklet for youth and adults across Canada. "In...

2014-09-23 23:14:07

The Strategic Alliance will enable US-based AltMed and Canada’s Vida to collaborate on clinical research, quality assurance, and the cultivation of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis. Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Vida Cannabis Corp. is pleased to announce the signing of a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Florida-based AltMed LLC. The two companies will collaborate on research, quality assurance, and technical expertise. They’ll also pool business development know-how to...

2014-09-23 23:10:36

The Strategic Alliance will enable US-based AltMed and Canada’s Vida to collaborate on clinical research, quality assurance, and the cultivation of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 AltMed, a Florida company bringing pharmaceutical industry precision to the development and production of medical cannabis has signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Canada’s Vida Cannabis. The two companies will collaborate on research, quality assurance, and...

2014-09-23 23:01:44

Researchers with the Atlantic Salmon Federation say climate change is undoubtedly partially responsible for the low returns of wild Atlantic Salmon seen throughout Eastern Canada this year. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is hoping that Climate Summit 2014, a one-day conference in New York, will result in changes that will help save wild Atlantic salmon, a bellwether species for the health of our rivers and oceans. Progress depends on real...

2014-09-23 23:00:53

Rising downstream demand will aid revenue, but wholesale bypass will limit growth. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Fish and Seafood Wholesaling industry to its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The Fish and Seafood Wholesaling industry has grown at a moderate rate over the past five years. Growth in per capita disposable income in combination with growing health consciousness has encouraged Canadians to...

2014-09-23 16:28:36

OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the decision by the Government of Ontario to allow up to six-storey wood frame buildings. The province has announced it will change its building code to increase the allowable height of wood-based buildings from four storeys to six, matching what is already permitted in British Columbia and what is now proposed under changes to the National Building Code. "Technological advances are allowing...


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Hoodoo Mountain
2014-08-19 10:23:50

Hoodoo Mountain is flat-topped stratovolcano that is located in British Columbia, Canada and is part of the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province and the Pacific Ring of Fire. It is thought to be potentially active and was named for the needle like projections that protrude from it. These lava spines, or hoodoos, reach heights of 492 feet, making it the most distinct mountain in that area of the Boundary Ranges. Hoodoo Mountain is primarily flat-topped, which led volcanologist Jack Souther...

Canadienne Cattle
2014-07-14 11:38:56

The Canadienne is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Canada during the 1600s. It also goes by the names Black Canadienne, French Canadienne and Black Jersey and are the only dairy cattle developed in Canada. It is believed the Canadienne is decedents of the Guernsey, Jersey and Kerry cattle breeds. In 1850 the majority of the cattle were Canadienne so breeding of them was discouraged. In 1886, a herd book was established and the French Canadian Cattle Breeder’s Association was...

Canadian Speckle Park Cattle
2014-07-14 11:28:41

The Canadian Speckle Park is a breed of cattle native to the province of Saskatchewan, Canada and one of only a few breeds of cattle developed there. It is a new breed, officially recognized in 2006 by the Canadian government. The breed association was formed in 1985 with the breed being exported to the United States and Australia. The breed's development began in the 1950s by crossbreeding a roan Shorthorn heifer and a Black Angus bull. The offspring became spotted and a new breed was...

HTT Plethore
2014-06-18 07:12:24

The HTT Plethore is developed and produced by HTT Automobile in Quebec, Canada. It is Canadian’s first supercar with its prototype being showcased at the 2007 Montreal International Auto Show under the name “Locus Plethore.” The Plethore debuted on February 16, 2011 on CBC’s The Dragon’s Den. It was pitched as Canada’s first supercar and the company was asking for a $1.5M investment. W. Brett Wilson and Robert Herjavec offered a partnership of $1 million, $500,000 in loans and...

Canadian Horse
2014-04-03 12:38:23

The Canadian horse is a breed of horse that was developed in Canada during the late seventeenth century. This breed was developed using French light and draft horses as well as some Andalusians, Arabians, Normans, and other breeds. The horse was eventually given the nickname “the little iron horse” because of its ability to withstand grueling work conditions. Initially, foals were leased or sold to clergymen and gentlemen farmers as property of the king, but population numbers grew so...

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