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2006-12-07 21:00:19

By HANNAH ZITNER VANCOUVER (CP) - Three B.C. mayors are demanding the federal government help thousands of homeowners pay for removing mountain pine beetle-infested trees. The mayors of Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna told a news conference Thursday that Prime Minister Stephen Harper needs to help homeowners pay to have trees removed from their land. "For many homeowners, the need to deal with these dead trees comes with a real financial cost," Kamloops Mayor Terry Lake said. He...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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