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2014-09-10 16:20:25

Canadian Maritime and Supply Chain Coalition Urges for Full Disclosure of CETA MONTREAL, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Maritime and Supply Chain Coalition today learned that European Member States have until September 12, 2014 to make amendments to the text of the Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). Based on this new information, the Coalition is demanding that the Canadian Government release the full text of the agreement for review....

2014-08-20 12:24:20

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, August 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced today that Québec Loisirs has paid $200,000 in administrative monetary penalties as part of a settlement over violations of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. The company also agreed to end its previous telemarketing practices and help promote awareness of the Rules. Québec Loisirs is a Quebec-based company that sells books and DVDs. Acting on complaints...

2014-07-10 16:23:45

OTTAWA, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian War Museum and the Friends of the Canadian War Museum are pleased to announce they have awarded the prestigious Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Award to five high school seniors from across Canada for their outstanding works of art and scholarship on the theme of Canada and the First World War. "Through their songs, poems, etchings and essays, these students have demonstrated an impressive understanding of this historical conflict," said James...

2014-07-08 12:25:53

TORONTO, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Nominations opened today for games developed in 2014 for the 5(th) Annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs), taking place November 21st at The Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto. With the move to an autumn format, this year's show will present awards from 2013 and a portion of 2014. As one of the largest producers of videogames in the world, the show will celebrate Canada's spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. This...

2014-06-27 12:25:03

Foodie fever, taste for perogies strong across Canada OTTAWA, June 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Blame it on Instagram. Or food trucks. Or the proliferation of cooking shows inspiring would-be stars of the stove. A new 'Foodie Nation' survey by Canadian Food & Lifestyle Channel Gusto TV and Nanos Research reveals that Canucks have an appetite for adventure when it comes to food. A whopping 70% of Canadians surveyed identify themselves* as a 'foodie' - a person who has an avid...

2014-06-19 12:29:38

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is proud that its work is being recognized through the Public Service Awards of Excellence. CRTC employees will be honoured at a ceremony this fall for their creative and innovative work in the areas of Official Languages, Employment Equity and Diversity, and Policy. CRTC employees will receive an award in the Official Languages category for the high degree to which the use of...

2014-05-16 16:23:20

GATINEAU, QC, May 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Contrary to what was reported by The Canadian Press today, all of the exhibitions and programs commemorating the First and Second World Wars are taking place at the Canadian War Museum and not the Canadian Museum of History. The Canadian War Museum is Canada's national museum of military history. The War of 1812, the First World War and the Second World War were defining moments in the history of our country. It is the Canadian War Museum's...

2014-05-08 08:25:25

CALGARY, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Over the past three months, more than 1,200 registered classrooms, from St. John's to Vancouver Island have raised their energy awareness and learned how to manage and reduce their energy consumption as part of the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (CEDC); a national energy efficiency competition from Canadian Geographic and Shell Canada that helps youth understand where energy comes from and how they use it. The 2014 CEDC featured over $40,000 in...

2014-04-01 12:30:13

Renowned Canadian artists Robert Lepage, Crystal Pite and Veronica Tennant to showcase new works at five-week festival presented by CIBC for TORONTO 2015 Games TORONTO, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Get ready, Toronto -- PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC, is coming! For five weeks in the summer of 2015, PANAMANIA, the TORONTO 2015 Arts and Culture Festival, will wrap the Games region in festivities that celebrate the people and art of the Americas and Caribbean. Newly commissioned world...

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...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.