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2014-08-05 12:26:53

Unmatched beauty of McCausland dome reproduced in colourful enamel TORONTO, Aug. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - A new collector coin unveiled today features a striking replica of the stained glass McCausland dome that graces the Conservatory of Toronto's historical Casa Loma. Covered in translucent and opaque enamel, the coin shines and reflects light which accurately represents the stained glass panels from the renowned window. "Casa Loma was built to celebrate the highest forms of architectural...

2014-05-21 16:24:52

Coin features advanced sheer effect colourization technique WINNIPEG, May 21, 2014 /CNW/ - To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Royal Canadian Mint is paying colourful tribute to the organization's rich artistic legacy within Canada and abroad with a unique silver collector coin, which was unveiled today by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall. Following the unveiling, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official...

2014-04-01 08:25:21

Harsh Winter Leads to 88% of Runners and Joggers Being More Motivated Than Previous Years to Get Outside This Spring Sport Chek Partners with Olympians to Showcase Spring Training Tips and New Products in National PR Tour CALGARY, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Coming out of one of the harshest winters in recent history, a new consumer survey reveals 91 per cent of Canadians are motivated to get active this spring through a range of activities. Commissioned by Sport Chek, the survey(i) polled...

2014-03-24 12:28:38

Passage from Munro's "The View from Castle Rock" engraved on coin's reverse VICTORIA, BC, March 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Today at the Greater Victoria Public Library, Canadian literary icon Alice Munro unveiled the Royal Canadian Mint's new collector coin celebrating her tremendous accomplishment of receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. "The Royal Canadian Mint commemorates Canada's culture, values and heritage and celebrating Alice Munro's tremendous body of work and receipt of...

2014-02-24 12:25:50

Lucky Loonies being sent to communities as thanks for supporting their medal-winning athletes OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to congratulate Team Canada for its many accomplishments at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Games, earning an outstanding 25 medals. "Our athletes made Canadians from coast to coast to coast extremely proud during a riveting 16 days of competition," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "As we...

2014-01-08 12:27:10

OTTAWA, Jan. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians and coin collectors around the world to celebrate the joy of a Canadian winter rite of passage with a new heart-warming fine silver coin. The coin is being launched as Skate Canada celebrates 100 years of figure skating championships in Canada in Ottawa January 9-15, 2014. "This collector coin celebrates the achievements that Skate Canada has made over the past century in providing Canadians the opportunity...


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.'