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2014-09-16 08:33:05

MONTREAL, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI) and Habitat for Humanity Canada are going from being like-minded allies to official partners with the signing of a memorandum of mutual support at the SFI Annual conference in Montreal. "We are excited to have SFI's formal commitment to help Habitat for Humanity. SFI and its network of grassroots implementation committees work at the intersection of healthy forests, sustainable communities and the responsible...

2014-09-16 00:20:56

OTTAWA, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Minister Rona Ambrose today announced that Canada will make available for donation over $2.5 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to the World Health Organization (WHO) to aid in the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Recently, the WHO reported a shortage of equipment in the affected countries and has appealed to member states for donations for use by front-line workers in the affected countries. Personal protective equipment...

2014-09-15 23:01:57

MarketOptimizer.org adds “Canada Gynecological Devices Market Outlook to 2020” to its store. The data in the report is derived from dynamic market forecast models. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 “Canada Gynecological Devices Market Outlook to 2020″, provides key market data on the Canada Gynecological Devices market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and average prices (in US dollars) within market segments – Female Sterilization...

2014-09-15 20:20:29

CALGARY, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Against the backdrop of a world-class equestrian event in Calgary this weekend, a story of heart- warming proportions was also making the rounds, as funds and awareness were raised in support of healthy hearts in Alberta. Throughout the two-day Masters Tournament weekend at Spruce Meadows, Canadian Pacific (CP) and the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) teamed together to raise $210,000 to enable faster and better emergency cardiac response in...

2014-09-15 16:28:50

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) will present at the 5th Annual Craig-Hallum Alpha Select Conference in New York at 8:40 AM Eastern Time on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Jay D. Miller, President and CEO of IMRIS, will provide an overview of the Company and its strategies for growth. The slides of Mr. Miller's presentation will be available at www.imris.com, and can be found under Investors, Events & Presentations. About...

2014-09-15 16:28:14

Register, donate and get involved during Think Pink Week at CIBC branches across Canada TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE:CM) - CIBC employees across the country are putting on the pink from September 15 to 19, hosting fundraising events and encouraging people to register for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure taking place on October 5 in communities across Canada. "We are honoured to once again host Think Pink Week events nationwide...

2014-09-15 16:25:54

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN) (TSXV-SAT), Canada's largest South Asian Broadcaster, is pleased to announce the Formal Inauguration of its new High Definition Digital Broadcast Centre and studios in Markham by none other than the Prime Minister of Canada, Rt. Honourable Stephen Harper. Prime Minister Harper visited ATN on Friday September 12, 2014 for the official opening and tour of the facility. He also did a television...

2014-09-15 16:25:36

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Major Canadian banking institutions have begun to enter the general-purpose reloadable prepaid card market, a move that bodes well for longer-term growth, according to Prepaid and Gift Cards in Canada, a recent report by market research publisher Packaged Facts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132630 The report can be found at: http://www.packagedfacts.com/redirect.asp?progid=86658&productid=8103774. Importantly,...

2014-09-15 12:22:42

CALGARY, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Vermilion Energy Inc. ("Vermilion") (TSX, NYSE: VET) is pleased to announce a cash dividend of $0.215 CDN per share payable on October 15, 2014 to all shareholders of record on September 30, 2014. The ex-dividend date for this payment is September 26, 2014. This dividend is an eligible dividend for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada). Vermilion is an oil-leveraged producer that adheres to a value creation strategy through the...

2014-09-15 12:20:38

MONTREAL, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Janet Drysdale, vice-president of investor relations for CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI), will address the Citi 2014 Industrials Conference on Sept. 22, 2014, starting at 3.30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Drysdale will discuss CN's continued focus on supply chain collaboration and Operational and Service Excellence. CN will provide a live audio webcast of Drysdale's discussion via the Investors' section of the Company's website,...


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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'