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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...

2013-06-03 20:22:23

Innovative procurement agreement aimed at creating new business opportunities VANCOUVER, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - WesternOne Inc. (TSX: WEQ, WEQ.DB, WEQ.DB.B, WEQ.DB.C) today announced that its modular building division Britco and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation have entered into a procurement partnership that will see both parties work together to create new business opportunities for both the company and the First Nation. "Britco is a leading BC construction company. Its modular...

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...

2013-02-04 12:20:09

World-renowned jazz musician and English Bay legend recognized as part of Black History Month series OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada Post released new stamps to honour two individuals who have made vast contributions in their respective fields. Oliver Jones, world renowned jazz musician, and Seraphim "Joe" Fortes, dedicated lifeguard on the country's west coast, will each adorn a stamp to celebrate Black History Month in Canada. The stamps focus on portraying each individual...

2013-01-15 12:21:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) announced today that it served more than 327,000 passengers in 2012 - The highest in its history.  This new data represents a six per cent increase from 2011 and surpasses YQQ's previous record of 310,450 passengers in 2007 prior to the economic downturn. "We are extremely pleased with our performance in 2012," said YQQ CEO, Fred Bigelow. "We are cautiously optimistic that these statistics represent a full recovery...

Scientists Warn Of Major Earthquakes In Himalayas And Pacific Northwest
2012-12-04 15:18:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco this week reported that the Himalayas and Pacific Northwest could experience major earthquakes. Researchers have begun studying the complexity of the Himalayan range in greater detail, particularly the fault that separates the two plates known as the Main Himalayan Thrust (MHT). Previous observations indicated a fault that dipped a few degrees to the...

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...


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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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