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2008-10-28 09:00:20

Edmonton is green - due to its vast green spaces as well as its reputation for being environmentally friendly. It started its curbside recycling program back in 1988 and it can boast being home to North America's largest composting facility. But with more greenery in its boundaries than any other city in Canada, it's no surprise to find out that Edmonton maintains 11,367 acres of grass and is home to more than 460 parks. It's not just the grass alone though that makes Edmonton a scenic...


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2006-12-14 13:15:09

The American Bison (Bison bison) is a bovine mammal, the largest terrestrial mammal in North America, and one of the largest wild cattle in the world. With their huge bulk, Wood Bison"“which are the largest subspecies in North America "“ are only surpassed in size by the massive Asian gaur and wild water buffalo, both of which are found mainly in India. The bison inhabited the Great Plains of the United States and Canada in massive herds, ranging from the Great Slave Lake in Canada's far...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.