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2014-03-21 16:23:52

Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Product Held up in Transit VANCOUVER, March 21, 2014 /CNW/ - KANDY Outdoor Flooring is urging all parties involved in the Vancouver trucking dispute that has shut down the Port of Vancouver to seek compromise and immediately end this dispute. "I respect there are serious issues on the table but the work stoppage is seriously hurting our business and others," says KANDY Outdoor Flooring President Kelly Niessen. "We had one shipment on the water...

2014-03-07 08:21:17

CALGARY, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - PENN WEST PETROLEUM LTD. (TSX - PWT) (NYSE - PWE) ("PENN WEST" or the "COMPANY") is pleased to announce its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. Three months ended December Year ended December 31...

2014-03-06 12:20:27

VANCOUVER, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today appointed Mr. Vince Ready to conduct an independent review directed at resolving issues that have contributed to disruption of trucking operations at Port Metro Vancouver. The efficient movement of goods through Port Metro Vancouver is critical to Canada's Asia Pacific Gateway and the national economy. Recent work stoppage by some members of the Port Metro Vancouver trucking community has...

2014-03-06 04:21:50

TSX: BXE CALGARY, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. ("Bellatrix" or the "Company") announces the results of an independent reserve evaluation effective December 31, 2013. The report was completed by Sproule Associates Limited ("Sproule"). The evaluation encompasses 100% of Bellatrix's oil and gas properties and was prepared in accordance with National Instrument 51-101 Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities ("NI 51-101"). Bellatrix benefitted...

2014-03-03 12:23:04

INUVIK, NT, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - On February 28, 2014, the Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) has released Draft Terms of Reference for the Environmental Impact Review of the Beaufort Sea Exploration Joint Venture Drilling Program for public comment. When finalized, these Terms of Reference will provide guidance and set out information requirements and expectations of the EIRB for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will satisfy the requirements...

2014-02-28 16:24:28

VANCOUVER, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WesternOne Inc. (TSX: WEQ, WEQ.DB, WEQ.DB.B and WEQ.DB.C) ("WesternOne") today announced that its Modular Building Division, Britco has been named as an Official Sponsor of the 2015 Canada Winter Games. As an Official Sponsor of the 2015 Canada Winter Games, Britco will provide contributions in kind for the Host Society's modular building requirements. Britco will also assist the Host Society with planning and development of the modular...

2014-02-28 16:24:25

-- Renewal of water power leases for certain generating stations -- Consolidation for some Quebec facilities MONTREAL, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today confirmed the signature of a framework agreement with the Quebec government and explained the measures found in the agreement. The agreement includes measures for renewal of water power leases for certain generating stations in Quebec's...

2014-02-25 16:24:49

INUVIK, NT, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Environmental Impact Review Board is conducting an environmental impact review under the Inuvialuit Final Agreement of the Beaufort Sea Exploration Joint Venture Drilling Program. The developer, Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited, is proposing a program and associated support activities that would result in the drilling of one or more exploration wells within EL 476 (Ajurak) and EL 477 (Pokak) in the Beaufort Sea. To register as...

2014-02-13 12:21:38

Larsen Finalizes Preparations for Upcoming Arctic Ocean Traverse Which Could be the Last Geographic North Pole Expedition in History BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In March 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters, will traverse the Arctic Ocean from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole. The team hopes to cover the nearly 500-mile distance in less than 49 days; in doing so, they would break the current 'unsupported' expedition speed record set by a...

2014-02-12 20:21:41

Final long weekend of activities includes cool science, hot jazz, theatre, cross-country ski races, marathon running and a graffiti jam OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian Heritage is pleased to invite residents and visitors to take part in the third and final weekend of the 36(th) Winterlude, the Capital Region's winter celebration, which kicked off on January 31 and ends on Ontario Family Day, February 17, 2014. Here is an overview of some of the activities taking place...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'