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2014-03-28 12:24:03

Government of Canada provides funds to Squash Canada to support the hosting of a major international squash championship GATINEAU, QC, March 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal today announced that the Government of Canada will provide up to $150,000 to Squash Canada through Sport Canada's Hosting Program for the 2014 World Squash Federation (WSF) Women's World Team Championships. The event is being held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, from December 1 to 6,...

2014-03-27 16:21:37

OTTAWA, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) is extremely pleased that the Government of Canada is responding to the need for additional icebreaking support on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Waterway. With another icebreaker, key cargo such as wheat, will move to market quicker. "This is an important move by the Canadian Government to support the Canadian short sea shipping industry on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Waterway," said Robert...

2014-03-27 12:24:59

Government of Canada provides financial support to S. G. Bennett Marketing Inc. for Horse Country Magazine WINNIPEG, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced $21,583 in funding for Manitoba's S. G. Bennett Marketing Inc. The Government of Canada has provided this funding through the Business Innovation component of the Canada Periodical Fund to help Horse Country magazine increase its distribution and enrich its...

2014-03-20 12:28:34

Canada Basketball to receive funding from the Government of Canada to support the hosting of World Championship TORONTO, March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal today announced the Government of Canada is providing Canada Basketball with $245,000 through Sport Canada's Hosting Program to support the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship, which are being held in Toronto June 20 to 28, 2014. Minister of State Gosal also joined an open practice...

2014-03-18 04:20:10

OTTAWA, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - With the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway facing the thickest and broadest ice cover in years, the Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) is extremely concerned that Canada's ice-breakers will not be able to create and maintain the routes needed to move key cargo to Canadian and American industries. The Canadian Coast Guard is doing its utmost to work with resources across a large geographical area subject to heavy ice, but this situation is...

2014-03-12 16:21:39

REGINA, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, addressed the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities today on the Government of Canada's commitment to get grain moving quickly. Minister Raitt said the government is ensuring the efficient export of grain by specifying the minimum volumes to be carried by each railway and by planning additional legislation to ensure Canada maintains a world-class logistics system when Parliament returns...

2014-03-12 12:24:06

Government of Canada to support Canadian athletes travelling to Fairbanks, Alaska, for the Arctic Winter Games GATINEAU,QC, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, congratulates the Canadian athletes and artists heading to the 2014 Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Games, taking place from...

2014-03-11 12:23:27

TORONTO, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - As Ontario pushes ahead with pension reform to improve retirement security for its citizens, it should consider a "middle-way" solution between current competing visions for reform, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe institute. In "Helping Ontarians Save for Retirement: How the Province Could Adapt the Canada Supplementary Pension Plan," author Keith Ambachtsheer recommends an approach that avoids the potential pitfalls of two...

2014-03-09 20:21:27

TORONTO, March 9, 2014 /CNW/ - I was thrilled to take part in the Canadian Screen Awards this evening. Canada's film, television, and digital media production industry is made up of talented individuals both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. The Canadian Screen Awards Gala celebrated and honoured many of our most inspiring artists and creators in this field. In 2012-2013, film and television production in Canada generated $5.82 billion in economic activity and...

2014-02-28 12:26:40

Minister takes the opportunity to announce a major investment from the Government of Canada in the Montréal en Histoires - Memory City project MONTRÉAL, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover was pleased to attend the meeting of the Montréal, Cultural Metropolis Steering Committee. This committee consists of members of the cultural and business communities and the municipal, provincial, and federal governments, including Denis...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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