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2014-05-15 16:23:18

FREDERICTON, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Nature Conservancy of Canada, the nation's leading private land conservation organization, congratulates the Government of Canada for its strong commitment to protecting our natural heritage through today's announcement of a National Conservation Plan. This investment of more than $250 million, announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, demonstrates Canada's conservation leadership. With an emphasis on conservation, restoration and connecting Canadians...

2014-03-27 12:24:14

VANCOUVER, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners are pleased to announce the acquisition of a 1,836-acre (743-hectare) property in the South Okanagan Similkameen. More than 30 species at risk are found on these lands, which are seen as a critical acquisition to conserve BC's vanishing native grasslands. The $4.4 million initiative garnered a wide range of support, including the Government of Canada through the Natural Areas Conservation Program,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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