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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...

Canada's Kootenay National Park Home To Epic Burgess Shale Site
2014-02-12 06:38:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The 505-million-year-old Burgess Shale found in Yoho National Park in British Columbia is home to some of the world's earliest animals, including a very primitive human relative. It is also considered to be one of the world's most important fossil sites. More than one hundred years after its discovery, a new Burgess Shale fossil site has been discovered 26 miles away in Kootenay National Park. According to Pomona College geologist...

2014-02-11 23:03:02

The interactive exhibit about Canadian Honours will be stopping in North Vancouver February 14th & 15th. Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 The community of North Vancouver and surrounding areas are invited to visit It’s An Honour!, a new travelling exhibit about the Canadian Honours System that is now making its way across the country. Over the next two years, it will journey to schools, community centres, special events and small towns to connect with and inspire visitors of all...

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...

2014-02-05 23:22:05

Business Listings for the 2014 Top Service Providers in Halifax (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 2014 Halifax Consumer Choice Award Winners Consumer Choice Award is thrilled to announce the 2014 Top Service Providers in their respective sectors for the Greater Halifax Area. We would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to all this year’s winners; your dedication to superior service has resonated with the people of the city of Halifax. Each year across Canada, Consumer Choice Award gathers...


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
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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