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2014-09-18 16:22:33

Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Batman raises United Way awareness CALGARY, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - At noon today, 542 Nexen employees traded in their suits and donned black outfits complete with capes and masks - setting a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Batman. The event kicked off Nexen's 2014 United Way campaign. "Our employees are true super heroes and we're very proud of the teamwork and community spirit they've demonstrated in...

2014-09-18 12:26:35

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today issued a report card that assesses the implementation of the wireless code by wireless services providers. In late 2013, the CRTC introduced the code, which set out new standards that all wireless services providers must adopt. The CRTC asked these companies to submit reports on their implementation of the code. Most companies demonstrated that they had made the...

2014-09-18 12:26:11

CALGARY, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Scout Communications is proud and pleased to announce that its president, Lois Lockwood, has been ranked among Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs in this year's PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 listing. "It's a great honor to be included in such a prestigious listing with other successful and prominent businesswomen," said Lockwood. "It's also satisfying to know that all the hard work and effort we've put into making Scout a leading marketing and communications...

2014-09-18 08:29:16

Denmark's Crown Prince Couple Help Celebrate Canadian, Danish Partnership, Marking Novo Nordisk's 30 Years in Canada MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Danish-based pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, in collaboration with the Royal Danish Consulate General and the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), is hosting "Innovation in Diabetes Care: 90 Years and Beyond" at the MaRS Discovery District today, to highlight the significant contribution Canada has made to diabetes care, and...

2014-09-18 08:28:42

OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - A new expert panel report, Improving Medicines for Children in Canada, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, addresses the importance of developing safe and effective medicines for children. Each year about half of Canada's seven million children use at least one prescription drug. Much of this prescribing is done off-label (i.e. the prescription differs from the authorized use), creating potential health risks. Children have historically been...

2014-09-18 08:26:11

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC, the premier provider of payroll and related services to the entertainment industry, today announced an expansion of the tax-incentive services it provides to Canadian productions through its Cast & Crew Financial Services, LLC subsidiary. Cast & Crew Financial Services provides film and television productions with a range of services, such as production incentive financing, which...

2014-09-18 08:23:27

Ranking of Canadian cities on the features most attractive to migrants OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Waterloo, Calgary, Ottawa, Richmond Hill, Vancouver, and St. John's continue to appeal to newcomers, according to The Conference Board of Canada's report assessing the attractiveness of Canadian cities. "Attracting skilled workers is crucial to Canada's competitiveness. Cities that fail to attract new people will struggle to stay prosperous and vibrant," said Alan Arcand, Centre for...

2014-09-18 08:23:16

CALGARY, Sept.18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - PENN WEST PETROLEUM LTD. (TSX - PWT; NYSE - PWE) ("Penn West") is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has declared a third quarter 2014 dividend of $0.14 per share to be paid on October 15, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2014. Shareholders are advised that this dividend is designated as an "eligible dividend" for Canadian income tax purposes. About Penn West Penn West is one of the...

2014-09-18 08:22:39

Water management leaders across Canada join forces to define nationwide challenges and opportunities WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Water is the common thread that links our economy, our ecosystems, and the health of our communities. In 2014, Canadian Water Network's (CWN) Canadian Municipal Water Consortium Leadership Group (CLG) was established to define national priorities for municipal water management and identify where targeted action and investment can create sustainable...

2014-09-18 08:20:43

MONTREAL, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada said today that it has adjusted its first checked bag policy for North American travel to align it with prevailing North American industry practices. The carrier's fee for a first checked bag on U.S. transborder routes, in place since 2011, remains unchanged. Starting September 18, 2014, customers purchasing Air Canada's lowest Economy Class Tango fare for travel on or after November 2, 2014 on domestic flights within Canada and to...


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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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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