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2012-07-20 23:02:27

Evacuation alerts and flood advisories in the early summer are a common occurrence in many US and Canadian regions where housing developments are located near rivers. Many households fear leaving their homes for summer vacation in the event that the possibility of flooding escalates. Delta BC moving and storage company Accent Moving & Storage eyes the rising Fraser River during flood season and provides a solution to local residents while advising anyone living near a rising waterway to...

2011-06-23 08:00:00

Vancouver Airport Authority Launches Unique Contest to Select a Live@YVR Correspondent to Live, Eat and Sleep at YVR for 80 Days To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/vancouver-port-authority/around-the-airport-in-80-days RICHMOND, BC, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Vancouver Airport Authority is on the lookout for an awesome storyteller who's got what it takes to come live at YVR for 80 days and 80 nights and tell the unique, interesting and...

2011-04-01 00:49:52

Populations of Fraser River sockeye salmon are so fine-tuned to their environment that any further environmental changes caused by climate change could lead to the disappearance of some populations, while others may be less affected, says a new study by University of British Columbia scientists. The Fraser River is the longest river in British Columbia, flowing more than 2,000 kilometres through the province. It is known for its large salmon runs, where typically several million sockeye...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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