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2014-08-27 20:20:16

MONTREAL, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Paul G. Smith, Chairman of the Board of VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announced this morning to the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, his decision to leave his role at Canada's passenger rail operator, effective August 31(th). Mr. Smith had been in this position since December 2010. "For the past eight years I've had the privilege to work with a talented and dedicated team who taught me to appreciate the great qualities of the...

2014-08-27 16:26:19

TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Expert culinary dueler, Chef Andrew Farrell, took home top honours today at the 2014 Grate Canadian Cheese Cook-Off for his Crispy Greens Mac & Cheese. The big mac & cheese showdown took place at Dairy Farmers of Canada's Canadian Cheese Counter at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto in front of a crowd of cheese fans. Four accomplished chefs and foodies from across Canada took to the stage in an attempt to create the ultimate...

2014-08-27 12:31:07

VICTORIA, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has released a new report outlining 16 recommendations for police education and training to better prepare Canadian police personnel for interactions with people with mental illness. The report, entitled TEMPO: Police Interactions - A report towards improving interactions between police and people living with mental health problems, was launched at the 109(th) annual conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs...

2014-08-27 12:28:59

LONDON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Biolubricants - A Global Market Overviewhttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2112733/Biolubricants---A-Global-Market-Overview.html `Global plant-based lubricants industry, in particular, is as yet in a nascent stage, though emergent regulatory impacts on lubricants offer the potential for increasing the consumption of biolubricants over the coming decade. Regulatory actions from the...

2014-08-27 12:27:00

OTTAWA, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - In the wake of the death of Jean Sutherland Boggs on August 22, at age 92, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) offers its heartfelt condolences to her family and salutes her outstanding contribution to the advancement of the visual arts. She will be remembered as one of the NGC's most effective leaders. "Jean Sutherland Boggs is a key personality in the history of the National Gallery. The acquisitions of international art that she championed are among...

2014-08-27 12:26:03

TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Policymakers should not overreact to perceptions of corporate 'dead money', according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "It's Alive! Corporate Cash and Business Investment," author Finn Poschmann points out that corporate cash holdings, as a share of output, have not grown since 2010 and that, contrary to popular opinion, business sector investment Canada-wide is growing at roughly the same pace as the economy. Indeed, nationally, the investment...

2014-08-27 08:32:24

BURNABY, BC, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - GLENTEL Inc. (TSX: GLN) announced today its intention, subject to market and other conditions, to launch a $200 million aggregate principal amount offering of senior unsecured notes (the "Notes") due in 2019. The Notes will be offered in all provinces of Canada, and in the United States, by a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. as joint book-running managers, and including Scotia Capital Inc. and...

2014-08-27 08:26:00

Niagara Falls, Rockefeller Center®, The Peace Bridge, CN Tower, Willis Tower, Wrigley Building, The Capital Wheel, Houston City Hall, LAX Pylons, One Liberty Place, Pacific Wheel, Toronto City Hall and Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Among Other Locations, To Light Up in Stand Up To Cancer Colors Live, One-Hour Fundraising Event To Air Friday, September 5, Simultaneously on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and 27 Broadcast and Cable Networks, with Canadian Co-Broadcast on CBC, City, CTV,...

2014-08-27 08:23:06

DR. JOHN-MARK STAUDE JOINS BOARD OF ADVISORS VANCOUVER, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gold Reach Resources Ltd. (the "Company") (GRV: TSX-V) will be broadcast via conference call for its upcoming Annual General and Special Meeting to be followed by a question and answer period, including remarks by Conrad Swanson, Chairman and CEO and Shane Ebert, President. The meeting will be held at the Coast Inn of the North, 770 Brunswick Street, Prince George, British Columbia on Friday,...

2014-08-27 08:22:32

INNISFIL, ON, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - When families call Lice Squad Canada, they typically begin with the story about how they tried various pesticide based treatments, spent time and money, and are still finding bugs crawling in their children's hair. The head lice removal industry is thriving in Canada due in part to pesticide resistance and a shift in the mindset of parents who want pesticide free options. The Journal of Medical Entomology reported in March of 2014 that most lice...


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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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