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2008-07-10 18:00:14

POWELL RIVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - The Government of Canada today announced $674,911 in funding for a variety of projects in B.C. that rely on location-based, or geospatial, information. The announcement was made by the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources (NRCan), during a luncheon address at the Powell River Chamber of Commerce. The nine projects, totalling $2.1 million, are supported through GeoConnections, a national partnership program led by...

2008-06-26 12:03:14

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), today announced the appointment of Dr. S.C. (Chan) Wirasinghe to the Council. "With a solid background in engineering, Dr. Wirasinghe is well equipped to assist the Council in its continued support of university research in science and engineering," said Minister Prentice. "I welcome Dr....

2008-06-26 12:02:42

The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), today announced the appointment of Mr. David A. Robbins to the Council. "Mr. Robbins' professional experience as an environmental scientist, coupled with his wide-ranging board experience, will serve him well as a member of NSERC," said Minister Prentice. "Guided by the Science and Technology Strategy, the Government of Canada is committed to...

2008-06-19 12:00:59

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, today said the Government of Canada will continue its strong support for the energy sector in Atlantic Canada. Speaking at the annual conference of the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association, Minister Lunn praised NOIA members for the energy success of Newfoundland and Labrador. "The Newfoundland and Labrador offshore is poised for strong growth...

2007-01-18 09:00:55

Hydrogen Engine Center, Inc. (OTCBB:HYEG) announced today that its subsidiary, HEC Canada, has shipped the company's hydrogen-fueled, Oxx Power™ generator system to a demonstration site in Toronto as part of its contract to deliver the generator to Natural Resources Canada. The HEC Oxx Power™ generator system runs on non-polluting hydrogen fuel, generating 250 kW of continuous power using HEC's proprietary internal combustion engine solution. The generator system is built...

2005-06-08 23:15:45

WATERLOO, Ontario -- The University of Waterloo has joined 16 other top North American universities as teams of engineering students compete to design the vehicles of the future. The Waterloo team, with a fuel-cell-powered vehicle design, is the only Canadian team in the Challenge X competition being held this week in Detroit. The team is sponsored by Natural Resources Canada and Hydrogenics Corporation. "This is an exciting opportunity for young people to be involved in designing the...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'