Latest Manitoba Stories

2011-02-06 07:49:54

Nearly 25 percent of all Americans taking antidepressants have never received any diagnosis from a specialist for any conditions the drugs are used to treat, according to new research from the University of Manitoba. Researchers say that millions of people could be taking medicines that have no proven health benefits and are exposed to side effects they do not need. "We cannot be sure that the risks and side effects of antidepressants are worth the benefit of taking them for people who do...

2011-01-13 00:00:41

buySAFE, Inc., the leading provider of services that build consumer confidence and provide significant financial and brand building benefits for online merchants and Canada Drugs a global leader in prescription drug savings and a leading online Canadian pharmacy, kicked off the new year by announcing the addition of buySAFE to enhance the buying experience and improve consumer confidence when ordering through the Canada Drugs website. Arlington, VA and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada...

2010-12-30 07:00:00

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Popular Macintosh publisher and developer, Freshcode, today announced the release of Bodega 1.3, an update to its renowned Mac software discovery and download application. The Bodega 1.3 update addresses various bugs and other reported issues, as well as provides across-the-board feature and performance enhancements. Freshcode's Bodega for the Mac provides convenient, intuitive 'corner store' access to the latest and hottest apps for the...

2010-11-24 08:15:00

By Emil Venere, Purdue University Researchers have developed a new type of software that enables people to use large visual displays and touch screens interactively over the Internet for business and homeland security applications. Tabletop touch-operated displays are becoming popular with professionals in various fields, said Niklas Elmqvist, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University. "These displays are like large iPhones, and because they are large...

2010-11-17 00:00:51

New Boundary Technologies® today announced that Manitoba Hydro, a major Canadian energy utility, has approved New Boundary Technologies' PwrSmart PC power management software for use in its Commercial Network Energy Management Program. The program seeks to meet energy needs by making existing energy sources more efficient and driving consumers to reduce unnecessary personal computer energy use. Manitoba Hydro will provide rebates to Manitoba customers, covering 100 percent of the cost for...

2010-07-21 12:36:00

VANCOUVER, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Callinan Mines has received a payment of $2,856,446 from Hudbay Minerals Inc. This payment represents the remaining balance of payments due to Callinan for fiscal 2009 under the 777 / Callinan Mine Net Profits Interest and Royalty agreement. Interim quarterly payments were made throughout 2009, representing an estimated 75% of 6 2/3% of the net profits from the 777 Mine in Flin Flon, Manitoba, plus $0.25 per ton of ore mined. This payment represents...

2010-06-07 06:35:00

SAN CLARA, Manitoba, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Have we all become hypocrites? In his new novel, "Children Have Abilities, Now Go Educate," J. Patrick Carriere questions the true beliefs of intentions of individuals in our society as it relates to religion, ethics, and our general well-being. As stated by Carriere, "We learned the message of peace, love, joy, happiness, charity, and forgiveness at the fronts of our churches, mosques, and temples, but do we heed the teachings?" "Children Have...

2010-05-13 15:10:00

VANCOUVER, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Callinan Mines Limited (the "Company") announces that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire a 100% interest in a property known as the Gossan Claims, and has entered into an option agreement to earn a 100% interest in fourteen adjacent mineral claims, known as the Rug Claims. Together, the claims comprise 3,679 hectares in The Pas Mining Division of the Province of Manitoba. The Gossan and Rug Claims encompass the property (the "Gurney...

2010-05-03 06:05:00

Scientists discovered that mammoths had blood that displayed "antifreeze" like qualities, which kept their bodies supplied with oxygen at sub-zero temperatures. The journal Nature Genetics reported that scientists extracted a blood protein, known as hemoglobin, from mammoth remains. The study of the hemoglobin led researchers to find those antifreeze properties. The hemoglobin protein is found in red blood cells where it binds to and carries oxygen. The scientists found that mammoths...

2010-04-21 22:03:00

Winning Team for 'Project Polar Bear' will Travel to the Polar Bear Capital of the World- Churchill, Manitoba, Canada on the Western Hudson Bay SAN DIEGO, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four teams of teenagers will travel from across the United States and Canada to San Diego to present how they are working to decrease carbon emissions in their communities. The teams from Louisville, Ky., Pittsburgh, Tulsa, Okla., and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada are finalists for the 2009 Project Polar...

Latest Manitoba Reference Libraries

Canadian Rustic Pony
2014-04-11 12:09:23

The Canadian Rustic Pony originated in Canada mainly in the Saskatchewan and Manitoba provinces. Dr. Peter Neufeld from Manitoba developed the breed by cross breeding Heck horses from the Atlanta Zoo in Atlanta, Georgia with a Welsh pony and Arabian horse cross. The Canadian Rustic Pony Association was formed on January 23, 1989 under the Canadian Federal Animal Pedigree Act, Bill C-67.  Prior to this, Canadian Rustic Ponies were registered through a United States registry since 1978....

Nintendo DS
2013-03-05 04:17:55

Image Caption: Original Nintendo DS "Fat" in Blue. Credit: Evan-Amos/Wikipedia The Nintendo DS is a hand held game console with dual screens developed by Nintendo and released on November 21, 2004 in North America. On December 2, 2004 it became available in Japan, February 24, 2005 in Australia, and March 11, 2005 in Europe. On March 2, 2006, Nintendo released the Nintendo DS Lite, it was redesigned slimmer and lighter with a brighter screen. On November 1, 2008 the Nintendo DSi was...

BlackBerry Curve
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry Curve is a smartphone manufactured by Research In Motion (RIM); introduced on May 3, 2007, with the Curve 8300 series. It had robust multimedia features with a high resolution camera. Five models were introduced, the 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, and 8350i. In early 2009 the Curve 8900 and 8500 series were introduced and in the next few years three more models were released, the 8910, 8520 and the 8530. The 8900 series was an upgrade of the 8300 versions, the 8500 series added...

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Word of the Day
  • 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.'