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2014-09-08 16:21:36

CALGARY, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Sveinung Svarte, President & CEO, will present at the Peters & Co. Limited Energy Conference in Toronto on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 3:40 pm ET. The presentation will include information detailing Athabasca's thermal oil assets, activities in light oil and future growth opportunities. To listen and view the Peters & Co. online event, please visit Athabasca's website, www.atha.com or the following link below:...

2014-09-08 08:22:41

CALGARY, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Athabasca Oil Corporation (TSX: ATH) ("Athabasca" or "the Company") announces Board of Directors ("Board") and Executive changes, a strategic update and an increase to its 2014 capital budget. Concurrent with this release an updated corporate presentation has been posted on the Company's website. Board and Executive Changes The Company announces that Mr. Sveinung Svarte will be retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") effective...

2014-09-02 12:21:34

OTTAWA, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Canada Post is issuing a new commemorative envelope to recognize the 150(th) anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference - that began on September 1, 1864 - a historic milestone in Canadian history, marking the discussions of representatives from the colonies of British North America. The envelope, available in select post offices and online, showcases a photograph of the conference delegates on the steps of the Government House in Charlottetown....

2014-08-06 08:23:10

CALGARY, Aug. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Athabasca Oil Corporation (TSX: ATH) ("Athabasca" or "the Company") is pleased to report its second quarter 2014 financial and operating results. Second quarter highlights: -- produced an average of 5,767 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("boe/d") with 52% liquids, in line with guidance of 5,500 to 6,000 boe/d; -- obtained extended production results from two additional Duvernay wells at Kaybob...

2014-08-05 16:20:30

Asia Pacific is key market, West Coast companies perfectly placed for opportunity, says Fast ABBOTSFORD, BC, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Located in B.C.'s Fraser Valley, just seconds from the Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) and minutes from the Canada-U.S. border at Huntington-Sumas, Tradex in Abbotsford is the venue for the 2014 Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE), and Abbotsford the base for the Aerospace Industry Association of Canada's (AIAC) Pacific division....

2014-07-31 12:29:38

Collett Manor Working With Star-studded Organization, Delos® KELOWNA, BC, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Collett Manor in Kelowna, BC is set to become Canada's first WELL Certified® project, paving the way for a development revolution that sees health and wellness become a primary driver of design and construction choices. The unique multi-use development project, located steps away from the Kelowna General Hospital, aims to integrate hospitality into healthcare. "In our mission to integrate...

Unique Research Collaboration Uncovers Grizzly Bear 'Highway'
2014-07-21 03:15:35

American Museum of Natural History A novel, First Nations-led research collaboration has revealed a previously undocumented grizzly bear aggregation in coastal British Columbia, one of the most southerly aggregations of salmon-feeding grizzlies in North America. Using non-invasive DNA analysis, the authors describe a grizzly bear "highway," identifying nearly 60 individual bears, many who traveled hundreds of miles from surrounding areas to feed on autumn-spawning salmon in the Koeye...

2014-07-20 23:01:09

Safe Harbour Program celebrates 2 year anniversary of working in Saanich. Saanich Police have made diversity and inclusiveness a big part of their community work thanks to support from AMSSA's Safe Harbour Program. Saanich, British Columbia (PRWEB) July 20, 2014 Since 2004, AMSSA’s Safe Harbour Program has been spreading from its original home in Nanaimo, BC to over 1000 locations across BC and Canada. The Safe Harbour Program is funded by the provincial government’s Embrace BC...

2014-07-17 16:20:28

Luxury Cruise to Embark on Unprecedented 32-day Arctic Expedition LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "World's Best" Crystal Cruises is introducing a new expedition-style voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean via the legendary Northwest Passage - one so mysterious and remote (500 miles north of the Arctic Circle), that explorers spent centuries seeking the passage, until it was first completed successfully by Roald Amundsen just over 100 years ago....

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...


Latest Geography of Canada Reference Libraries

Plesiosaur, Turtle Lake Monster
2014-02-05 14:18:05

The Turtle Lake Monster is claimed to inhabit Turtle Lake in West Central Saskatchewan, Canada. Natives claim the monster may be a massive sturgeon and are nervous about the attention the monster may bring. An average of one encounter per year is reported. They date back to pre-settlement days when the Cree had a legend that people who entered the creature’s territory would not return. A couple of explanations to what the monster actually is, include it being a giant lake sturgeon or...

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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2009-07-21 15:56:27

The snowbelt is a North American region that lies downwind of the Great lakes, where heavy snowfall is common on mostly the eastern and southern shores of the Great Lakes. Lake-effect snow is caused by cold air picking up moisture while crossing the lake and then releasing it as snow when the air cools over land. Throughout much of the winter, lakes produce lake-effect snow and continuously cloudy skies. This phenomenon continues as long as the air temperature is colder than the water...

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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'