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2012-12-24 08:20:29

HOUSTON, Dec. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE: EOG), (EOG) through its Canadian subsidiary, EOG Resources Canada Inc. (EOG Canada), today announced the signing of a purchase and sale agreement for its interest in the Kitimat LNG facility to Chevron Canada Limited. The transaction, subject to approval by Canadian regulatory authorities, is expected to close by the end of the first quarter 2013. The agreement includes EOG Canada's 30 percent interest in the planned natural...

2012-12-14 16:20:43

VANCOUVER, Dec. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ridley Terminals Users Group, a collective of major resource producers which are current or future customers of Ridley Terminals Inc. in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, supports the federal government's decision to sell the terminal.  Ridley Terminals is a critical component of the Western Canadian export logistics chain and a key enabler of delivering Canadian resource products to international markets.  As such, the Ridley Terminals...

2012-12-14 12:21:17

SHERBROOKE, QC, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - BRP becomes a major sponsor for the Canada Summer Games-Sherbrooke 2013. BRP's financial contribution allows the Eastern Townships community and other Canadians to attend free of charge the Closing Ceremony of the Canada Games-Sherbrooke 2013 next August 17. "We've wanted to offer this gift to the community ever since the City of Sherbrooke was awarded the Games. We are thrilled to be able to announce this great news in time for the...

2012-12-13 12:19:16

As one of the top 10 barley producers in the world, Canada faces a problem of adapting to the 'new normal' of a warmer, drier climate. The 2012 growing season was considered an average year on the Canadian Prairies, "but we still had a summer water deficit, and it is that type of condition we are trying to work with," said Scott Chang, a professor of soil science in the University of Alberta's Department of Renewable Resources in Edmonton, Canada. Chang teamed with fellow crop scientist...

2012-12-03 08:21:45

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR) announced today it successfully completed the Charlotte 3-22H (91% WI), the first horizontal well to test the third bench (TF3) of the Three Forks zone in the Bakken field of North Dakota and Montana. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120327/DA76602LOGO) The Charlotte 3-22H flowed 953 barrels of oil equivalent per day (Boepd) at 1700 psi on a 28/64 choke in its initial one-day test period. Located...

2012-11-27 12:24:00

Lesser Slave Lake Regional Wildfire Recovery SLAVE LAKE, AB, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Tri-Council, representing the Town of Slave Lake, the MD of Lesser Slave River #124, and the Sawridge First Nation, is pleased to announce that a group of twelve energy companies is donating $6.4 million towards development of a new community centre to support the region's recovery following the May 2011 wildfires. After consulting with our community to generate and...

2012-11-20 12:29:31

ST. JOHN'S, NL, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Making working conditions safer for offshore employees, developing production efficiencies for the lumber industry and advancing healthcare technology are among the 18 business-led projects receiving more than $1.6 million in funding from the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC). RDC today announced investment support that will assist several provincial companies with research and development (R&D)...

2012-11-19 08:25:20

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012-13 winter ski season is well underway in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Home to one of the longest ski seasons in North America, Alberta's Canadian Rockies ski resorts are already open, thanks to early snowfall bringing record early season conditions. The province of Alberta is one of the few places on earth blessed with the conditions that create the legendary, airy "champagne" powder revered by skiers and boarders worldwide. Mt....

2012-11-15 20:21:06

GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Representatives of the Canadian Museum of Civilization will be in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday, November 20 to invite the public to participate in the creation of the new Canadian Museum of History. The new exhibition gallery, which will be inaugurated in 2017, will present the national history of Canada and its people. The Museum is hitting the road to ask Canadians across the country what they would like to see in this new...

2012-10-24 19:21:00

2012-2013 Ski and Snowboard Season Officially Kicks Off in Banff National Park BANFF, AB, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Banff National Park is on track for another record breaking ski season as Mt. Norquay marks its earliest opening in its 87 year history. Already boasting one of the longest ski seasons in North America and on the heels of last year's 34 feet of snowfall in the park, Mt. Norquay is Canada's first ski resort to open this year. Located just minutes from the town of...


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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