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2014-09-08 08:25:40

Only Retailer in Canada to Carry World's First Smart Basketball In-Store and Online 94Fifty Helps Players of All Ages and Skill Levels Find #TheirBetter CALGARY, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Sport Chek (@SportChek) today announced the exclusive availability of the 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball on SportChek.ca. The award winning 94Fifty basketball is a first-in-class product that measures and diagnoses players' skills as they practice, helping to build confidence, versatility and success...

2014-09-08 08:25:09

TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The CRTC hearings on Canadian television policy that begin today in Gatineau, Québec, are too narrowly focused on how much Canadians pay for cable and not on what is available for them to watch. The hearings risk being too focused on our views as consumers and not enough on our needs as citizens, which includes having access to news, analysis and entertainment that is made by and for Canadians. "CMG was among a number of participants to the CRTC...

2014-09-08 08:23:51

VANCOUVER, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Callinex Mines Inc. (the "Company" or "Callinex") (TSX-V: CNX; OTCQX: CLLXF) is pleased to announce that it has granted a total of 1,375,000 stock options to officers, directors, consultants and employees of Callinex. The options were granted for a period of 5 years, expiring on September 5, 2019, and each stock option will allow the holder to purchase a common share of Callinex at an exercise price of $0.29. About Callinex Mines Inc....

2014-09-08 04:20:08

OTTAWA, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The members of the Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) are concerned that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union may hurt Canada's short sea shipping industry, its workers and suppliers and shippers. Canadian ship owners have invested in 14 state of the art high-efficiency vessels worth over $700 million, which are positioned to play a part in the prosperity that CETA will bring. However, "while the CETA deal...

2014-09-07 20:20:34

CAD $30 Million Pledged by Canadian Health Charities, Government-Funded Organizations, Corporations and the Public Inaugural SU2C Canada Dream Teams to Begin Research in Summer 2015 Stand Up To Cancer Telecast is Available Online at https://ca.celebrity.yahoo.com/video/stand-cancer-170000054.html http://www.standup2cancer.ca | http://facebook.com/su2c.ca | Instagram: @SU2C_CA | Twitter: @SU2C_CA TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - More than CAD $119 million has been pledged so...

2014-09-05 23:03:14

Company recognised for its unique breadth of services and quality of delivery to a large and growing client base. New York (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 Rideau Recognition Solutions today announced that HRO Today magazine has once more named the company to its “Baker’s Dozen” list of elite suppliers. This marks the seventh such time HRO Today’s survey of executive purchasers of recognition products and services have singled out Rideau for excellence. HRO Today is an important voice...

2014-09-05 16:23:21

TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - From coast to coast, Canadian adults are not meeting requirements for magnesium intake. According to Health Canada, rates of deficiency cluster around 50% across provinces, spiking as high as 65% in Newfoundland and Labrador. Deficiency climbs as we age, too; a solid majority of seniors are coming up short. What does such widespread deficiency mean for Canadians? It means we lodge more health complaints of the common kind: poor sleep, no energy,...

2014-09-05 16:21:15

OTTAWA & CHICAGO, Sept. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and Hannover Fairs USA have announced the formal conference program for CanWEA's annual exhibition to be held from October 27-29, 2014, in Montreal, Quebec. The 2014 conference program will focus on a wide range of topics of interest to Canadian and international wind energy investors, including Canadian market growth and investment opportunities, wind energy project development and operations, wind...

2014-09-05 12:21:24

BOSTON, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Power Corporation (Atlantic Power) and Atlantic Power Preferred Equity Ltd. (TSX: AZP.PR.A and AZP.PR.B) (the Corporation), a subsidiary of Atlantic Power, announced that the Corporation has declared quarterly dividends of Cdn$0.303125 per share on its Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, Series 1 (the Series 1 Shares) and Cdn$0.437500 on its Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 2 (the Series 2 Shares)....

2014-09-05 08:24:07

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, today announced the appointment of Keith Canada, Ph.D., as Vice President, UltraVector(®) Division, effective September 15. He will report to Chief Operating Officer Krish Krishnan. Dr. Canada's recruitment coincides with the recent introduction of the BeyondBio((TM)) portal, which further expands the accessibility of Intrexon's UltraVector(® )platform to its diverse...


Latest Canada Reference Libraries

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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