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2014-07-09 12:25:52

TORONTO, July 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian governments need to move beyond defined-benefit (DB) versus defined-contribution (DC) pension model debates, and towards a middle-ground option that incorporates attributes of both designs, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Target-Benefit Plans in Canada - An Innovation Worth Expanding," authors Mel Bartlett, Angela Mazerolle, and Jana Steele call for the changing of pension standards legislation to accommodate single-employer...

reconstruction of the early Eocene
2014-07-09 09:33:31

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Silvacola acares is a tiny hedgehog species that lived roughly 52-million-years ago, during the Eocene Epoch. Its fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columbia. Along with the tiny hedgehog, the fossils of a tapir-like animal were also discovered. A paper on the discovery of these two ancient mammals is being published today in the Journal of Vertebrate...

2014-07-09 08:26:25

NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Relais & Chateaux properties around the world were recognized in the annual Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2014 readers' survey. The magazine revealed Relais & Chateaux property Triple Creek Ranch was voted #1 hotel in the world, while Ocean House was recognized as the Top Resort in the Continental United States, Planters Inn as the Top Small City Hotel in the Continental United States, and Wickaninnish Inn as the Top Resort in...

2014-07-09 08:24:38

MONTREAL, July 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Recently, owners of the largest billboards in Canada refused the Raelians' business, which would promote their Swastika rehabilitation campaign. Their reason: "While I can appreciate your group has a unique perspective on the Swastika, it is not until you go to your website that one gains your perspective. For many people this ad will be seen to be offensive and inflammatory. For that reason we will not post it (see the board on this link -->...

2014-07-09 08:21:58

YELLOWKNIFE, NW, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX:DDC, NYSE:DDC) (the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an agreement with C. Fipke Holdings Ltd. ("FipkeCo") to acquire FipkeCo's 10% participating interests in the Ekati Diamond Mine at a price equivalent to the price paid to BHP Billiton in 2013 for its interests. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Diamond Corporation, Robert A. Gannicott, said, "Although the sale...

2014-07-09 04:20:57

- Olympic gold medallists Natalie and Meaghan take the first leg set in Victoria and seize the coveted Double Express Pass - - Next week: Teams race to the surfing capital of Canada, Tofino, B.C. - - Viewers also get an exclusive look behind-the-scenes of Season 2 on the new special: ETALK AND THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: ON THE ROAD AGAIN - To tweet this alert: http://bit.ly/1tkH4x2 TORONTO, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - It was a chilling end for best friends Shahla Kara and Nabeela Barday...

2014-07-09 00:21:22

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance proudly introduces SkyBEAM (Building Envelope Asset Mapping) for use throughout Canada. SkyBEAM(TM) is a groundbreaking program that uses unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) equipped with high-resolution thermographic (infrared) and video cameras to help Tremco Roofing's customers locate where their facilities may be leaking energy through gaps in the roof, facade or elsewhere, or may have wet insulation;...

2014-07-08 23:07:23

Dalton Pharma Services signs agreement with GLyPharma Therapeutics Inc., to provide aseptic fill/finish services and analytical services for FE 203799 for cancer patients. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Dalton Pharma Services, a privately owned Canadian pharmaceutical services provider to leading pharmaceutical companies, today announced the company has entered into a Manufacturing Services Agreement with GLyPharma Therapeutics Inc., a specialty pharma company based in Montreal,...

2014-07-08 16:26:53

LONGUEUIL, QC, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Agropur Cooperative is pleased to announce that it has concluded a strategic partnership agreement with Sobeys that includes the purchase of the dairy processing activities as well as long term supply agreements. The value of the transaction totalling $356 million includes: -- The purchase of four plants: two located in Edmonton (AB) (milk - ice cream), one in Winnipeg (MB) (milk) and one in Burnaby (BC) (milk); -- The licensing of the...

2014-07-08 16:25:26

EDMONTON, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - On May 1, 2014, departing from Port Hardy, British Columbia, Art Brochu began his 9,285 kilometer cycling journey in support of the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. Art, a retired veteran now living in Edmonton, AB set the ambitious goal for himself to coincide with his 70(th) birthday after hearing about Children's Wish at a golf tournament benefiting the Foundation. Art, who served with the Canadian Armed Forces for over 25 years, was based...


Latest Canada Reference Libraries

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...

Spotted Spreadwing, Lestes congener
2014-01-20 14:52:54

The spotted spreadwing (Lestes congener) is a species of damselfly that can be found in in North America, in a range that includes Canada and the United States. It prefers to reside near temporary and permanent ponds or flooded riverbanks, as well as slow moving swamps and marshes. This species can be seen between the months of July and September. The spotted spreadwing differs in size between the sexes, with males reaching an average body length between 1.4 and 1.7 inches and females...

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