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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...

2014-09-23 16:27:47

Young adults encouraged to end their "bad relationship" with smoking OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) have launched the second tour of Break It Off, a joint tobacco cessation, awareness and outreach campaign aimed at young Canadians. This tour is part of the Government of Canada's multi-year $4.8 million investment to help young adults quit smoking and stay smoke-free. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, Eve Adams...

2014-09-23 16:21:42

RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has been awarded a contract from DigitalGlobe Inc. to provide a ground station solution to an international customer to receive and process imagery and data directly from DigitalGlobe's WorldView-1, WorldView-2, and WorldView-3 satellites. This is MDA's first ground station solution to include...

2014-09-23 12:36:11

2014 Toronto International Film Festival increases local spending by 12.1 per cent TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Lights, camera, splurge! According to Moneris Solutions Corporation ("Moneris"), Canada's largest credit and debit card processor, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), now in its 38(th) year, continues to attract big spending in addition to high-profile celebrities, premier films and passionate fans. There was a 12.1 per cent gain in overall consumer...

2014-09-23 12:35:11

DUBLIN, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Mobile and Alternative Payments in Canada, 2nd Edition" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Mobile banking and E-Wallet/P2P payments have taken hold in Canada, and while near-term challenges to widespread adoption remain, mobile payments made at the physical point of sale could reach $13 billion by 2017. A burst of mobile and digital wallets are just...

2014-09-23 12:34:44

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation, part of the leading global financial services firm, Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., today announced that it will host its third annual Technology Conference in Toronto, Canada on September 23(rd) at the St. Andrew's Club & Conference Centre. The full-day conference will feature leading public and private technology companies, and address the near and long term investment opportunities and trends driving...

2014-09-23 12:34:37

Dual data centre solution ensures highest level of security and reliability for Audatex private cloud TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Q9 Networks is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Audatex Canada to provide a co-location and managed services solution for its next generation SaaS insurance claims platform powered by AudaNet(TM) technology. Q9 is hosting the new platform's production and disaster recovery sites in geographically diverse Canadian data centres....

2014-09-23 12:29:50

One in three millennial women pill users forget to take their pill at least once per cycle TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian women have come a long way since Margaret Sanger coined the term 'birth control' 100 years ago, with a recent survey revealing 56 per cent of millennial women, aged 18 to 34, who take the birth control pill use their mobile phone or an app to remember to take their birth control pill. The tech trend is not surprising when you consider that nearly a third of...

2014-09-23 12:29:44

BURNABY, Canada, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising health concerns, growing risk of stress and lifestyle related disorders and increasing number of foreign and domestic players in the market are propelling the demand for probiotic in India The India Probiotic market is emerging as one of the most high growth potential markets worldwide due to multiple factors such as growing health concerns among consumers especially among the youth, changing food consumption...

2014-09-23 12:28:10

Finalists to receive mentorship, business case planning and national exposure in an upcoming television special. OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Over the past few months, hundreds of Canadians from coast to coast to coast have embraced The Play Exchange, submitting fun and innovative ideas to encourage Canadians to live healthier and more active lifestyles. Today, Minister Ambrose and the Play Exchange partners announced the top six finalists in the running for up to $1 million to launch...


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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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'