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2013-12-12 20:24:38

BAIE-SAINT-PAUL, QC, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - National Geographic Traveler, recognized as a benchmark in the tourism industry for 125 years, published its list of top can't-miss winter destinations today. A superb achievement for Le Massif de Charlevoix, which now proudly ranks on the prestigious "Best Winter Trips 2014" list, alongside Paris, France; the Sauti za Busara Music Festival in Stone Town (Zanzibar, Tanzania); the Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia); Winter Wolf...

2013-12-10 23:22:08

Ziff Energy, a division of Solomon Associates, partners with Gas Processing Management to deliver analysis on Western Canadian gas growth. Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Ziff Energy, a division of Solomon Associates, and Gas Processing Management Inc., are pleased to announce the completion of their report summarizing the findings of their North Montney and Shale Gas Growth Resource (Western Canada Unconventional Gas) and Infrastructure Study. The study analyzes the area west...

2013-12-02 16:22:01

VANCOUVER, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - PR Associates National Communications, a national public relations and communications agency, and the Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) congratulate Bill Adsit, former president and chief executive officer of TNDC, on his recent appointment to the BC Hydro and Power Authority board of directors. "I am honoured to be named to the board of BC Hydro and look forward to working with my fellow directors to oversee the implementation of BC...

2013-12-02 16:21:05

OTTAWA, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt and Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver will make an important announcement about strengthening Canada's oil tanker safety system. Date: December 3, 2013 Time: 1:30 pm (Pacific) Location: Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel Suite 300-999 Canada Place Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B5 Canada SOURCE Government of Canada

2013-12-01 08:20:08

OTTAWA, Dec. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Canada's Justice Minister and Attorney General, announced today that the Expansion and Conservation of Canada's National Parks Act has come into force and that the final step in Sable Island becoming a national park reserve is now complete. "This final step legally brings Sable Island under Canada's strongest...

2013-11-28 12:20:54

GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today welcomed the arrival of the Ice Hog family, Winterlude's official mascots, to Canada's Capital Region. Papa and Mama Ice Hog and their twins Nouma and Noumi arrived at Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau, accompanied by a group of young athletes. "As Canadian athletes prepare to compete on the world stage, the theme of winter sports and games will be...

2013-11-21 23:33:36

Rotarians across the globe are extending a helping hand, or more specifically, a helping dollar, to the Relief Aid in the Philippines. The Rotary Club in Bridgewater, in cooperation with Doctors without Borders, has pledged $1000 and challenges it's fellow Rotarians to do the same. Bridgewater, NS (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 The Rotary Club of Bridgewater & District in Nova Scotia, has contributed $1,000 to help desperate people in the Philippines who, as a result of the...

2013-11-19 08:23:28

Parks Canada book on wreck of HMS Investigator features breathtaking photos and award-winning writer OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - An exciting new book on the sensational story of discovery and intrigue in Canada's Arctic hit store shelves today. Lavishly illustrated with stunning photos taken by Parks Canada underwater archaeologists coupled with the story-telling authority of Andrew Cohen make Lost Beneath the Ice - the story of HMS Investigator and its significance to early...

NASA Satellites Monitor Great Lakes Ice
2013-11-14 08:15:18

[ Watch the Video: A Better Way To Monitor Great Lakes Ice Cover ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) looked to the stars for inspiration as they developed a new technique that can be used to monitor the ice cover of the Great Lakes. The technique, which was developed by Son Nghiem of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California and George Leshkevich of the...

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...


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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