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reconstruction of the early Eocene
2014-07-09 09:33:31

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Silvacola acares is a tiny hedgehog species that lived roughly 52-million-years ago, during the Eocene Epoch. Its fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columbia. Along with the tiny hedgehog, the fossils of a tapir-like animal were also discovered. A paper on the discovery of these two ancient mammals is being published today in the Journal of Vertebrate...

2014-06-17 08:22:25

Trading Symbols: TSX: SEA NYSE: SA TORONTO, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Seabridge Gold reported today that it has entered into a comprehensive Benefits Agreement with the Nisga'a Nation in respect of Seabridge Gold's KSM Project, located in northwest British Columbia. The Benefits Agreement establishes a long-term co-operative relationship between Seabridge and the Nisga'a Nation under which the Nisga'a Nation will support development of the Project, participate in economic...

2014-06-05 16:20:33

Musqueam First Nation Territory, VANCOUVER, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - First Nations leaders from throughout British Columbia will be available for media interviews to discuss the important two-day working session titled, First Nations Marine Safety and Tanker Summit. Context of this event - Energy Development in Canada - Implications for the West Coast. The topics for discussion include shale gas, pipelines, LNG and tankers, marine safety and the risks and opportunities. The primary...

2014-03-27 12:24:14

VANCOUVER, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners are pleased to announce the acquisition of a 1,836-acre (743-hectare) property in the South Okanagan Similkameen. More than 30 species at risk are found on these lands, which are seen as a critical acquisition to conserve BC's vanishing native grasslands. The $4.4 million initiative garnered a wide range of support, including the Government of Canada through the Natural Areas Conservation Program,...

2014-03-18 20:22:38

New Satik(w) Crossing bridge to provide further business opportunities for First Nation PENTICTON, BC, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Penticton Indian Band is set to build a new bridge crossing in British Columbia. The Satik(w) Crossing will open up many community economic development opportunities for the First Nation by providing further business opportunities, more jobs, and potential for revenue. The bridge will provide access from Highway 97 to Channel Lands -- the location of...

2014-02-07 23:01:33

The Centre for Arts and Technology was among 50 exhibitors at this year's 17th annual Education and Career Fair in Kelowna, BC showcasing their career and training options. Kelowna, BC (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Canadian Digital Art School - The Centre for Arts and Technology was once again present at this year’s Education & Career Fair at the Delta Grand Okanagan in Kelowna on Monday Feb 3rd 2014. Crowds of mostly high school students from all over the Okanagan came to get...

2013-11-13 23:20:47

"In just over 6 weeks, the community has clearly told us they want a Public Market in Gibsons that serves the Sunshine Coast." Gibsons, BC (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 The Gibsons Public Market Team announced today that, as of October 31st, over $178,000 in donations has been raised from more than 60 families in the Gibsons and surrounding communities. Donations have ranged from $25,000 for a ‘life’ Founder to groups of people who have each donated $250 towards together...

Distant Relatives Of Gardeners’ Friend Discovered
2013-03-07 15:11:36

Simon Fraser University In a new article published in the Journal of Paleontology, two paleontologists, including one from Simon Fraser University, describe the most diverse group of fossilized green lacewing insects known. Green lacewings are familiar to gardeners, who value them in organic pest control, for their consumption of large numbers of aphids. The closest modern relatives to these insects are most diverse in southeastern Australia, the southwestern United States and...


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Aspen Parkland
2013-04-18 22:46:28

Aspen parkland is a reference to a very large area of transitional biome between prairie and boreal forest in two sections; the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta that crosses the border into British Columbia, and a much larger area stretching from central Alberta, all across central Saskatchewan to south-central Manitoba near the US border. Aspen parkland is made up of groves of aspen poplars and spruce interspersed with areas of prairie grasslands, also intersected by large stream...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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