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2008-08-06 09:00:31

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 6, 2008) - Monroe Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMX)('Monroe') announced today that preliminary follow-up fieldwork has been completed at the Alexis River uranium property in southwestern Labrador, and at the Boxey Point and Berry Hill uranium properties in Newfoundland. Monroe is the project operator for the Alexis River property and Altius Resources Inc. (TSX:ALS)('Altius') is the project operator for the Boxey Point and Berry Hill properties. Monroe has...

2008-07-31 15:01:01

Facing the exit of his ovarian and cervical oncologist team, Newfoundland's health minister said he may have to send his patients around Canada for treatment. Ross Wiseman said he would pay to airlift all 1,200 of his province's patients without doctors from St. John's to treatment centers across the country if necessary. He told the Globe and Mail Thursday, however, he realizes such a move might jam up further the already overloaded oncology patient flow. There are only about five dozen...

2008-07-29 09:00:58

Metals Creek Resources Corp. (TSX-V: MEK) (the "Corporation") is pleased to provide the following update on its Newfoundland properties. Staghorn Option: Assay results were received from recent prospecting on the Corporation's optioned Staghorn Property located in the Wood Lake area in west central Newfoundland. As previously disclosed, the property consists of 294 claim units (73 sq. km) covering a number of gold showings including a porphyry zone (open intersection of 1.47 g/t Au over...

2008-07-17 15:00:49

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - Prominex Resource Corp. (TSX VENTURE:PXR) reports that it has received the initial resource estimate compliant with CIM Guidelines and NI 43-101 regulations for disclosure of the T3 Lens at the Company's Tulks Hill zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold project in central Newfoundland. These initial resource estimates, completed independently by Scott Wilson Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. (Scott Wilson RPA), incorporate all drilling completed...

2008-07-04 09:00:28

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - July 4, 2008) - Once again this year, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can look forward to seeing local, Canadian, and international films created by women, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada. The Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament (St. John's South-Mount Pearl), today announced funding for the 19th annual St. John's International Women's Film Festival. He made the...

2008-07-03 18:00:29

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) - Anaconda Mining Inc. ("Anaconda" or the "Company") (TSX:ANX) is pleased to provide an update on start-up of the Company's Pine Cove Gold Mine ("Pine Cove"), located near Baie Verte, Newfoundland. Work at Pine Cove since the Company's previous update (See Anaconda News Release dated May 5, 2008) has focused on optimization of the mill and operator training. The back end of the mill, which includes the grinding circuit, leaching tanks and recovery...

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...

2008-06-16 18:00:28

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cabo Drilling Corp.'s (TSX-V: CBE) ("Cabo" or the "Company") Atlantic division has entered into a contract with Burin Minerals Ltd. to drill 15,000 meters on Burin's fluorspar properties located on the southeast coast of Newfoundland. The Company will supply a unitized Longyear 38 drill for this project with the client having the option of requesting a second drill at a later date. Drilling commenced on the project June 11, 2008....

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2008-05-23 13:10:00

Scientists have been given a hint that life might evolve underground on other planets as microbes were discovered living at a record depth of one mile beneath the Atlantic seabed.Experts in Wales and France noted that the discovery of prokaryotic microbes in searing hot sediments under the seabed off Newfoundland, Canada, doubles the previous depth record of 842 meters. "This is the deepest, oldest and hottest marine sediments that prokaryotic life has been found in," said John Parks,...

2008-02-29 03:00:00

By Dong, Lin Xiao, Shuhai; Shen, Bing; Zhou, Chuanming Abstract: Horodyskia is one of the earliest known macroscopic life forms, with a fossil record dating from c. 1.4 Ga. Palaeopascichnus represents a key Ediacaran element with world-wide distribution. However, their body constructions and affinities are poorly understood, partly because previously described species are mostly preserved as casts and moulds in siliciclastic rocks. Silicified specimens from the upper Ediacaran Liuchapo...


Latest Newfoundland Reference Libraries

Landseer
2013-06-19 14:24:18

The Landseer is a breed of domestic dog that is considered a color variant of the Newfoundland by most kennel clubs. However, many organizations consider it a distinct breed known officially as the Landseer European Continental Type (E.C.T.). The breed received its common name in honor of Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, a painter who created a picture called A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society in 1868, which featured a member of the breed. It is thought that the Landseer was locally...

2012-06-18 09:14:28

Symbol: BEMI2 Group: Dicot Family: Betulaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: CAN    N SPM    N Synonyms:   BETE3 Betula terrae-novae Fernald Distribution: BetulamichauxiiSarg. distribution:CAN(LB, NF, NS, QC),FRA(SPM) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division  ...

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2009-05-12 10:27:02

The Newfoundland is a large working breed used for pulling fishing nets and heavy equipment which originated in Newfoundland. Its ancestors, big black bear-like dogs introduced by the Vikings, also produced the St. John's Dog. The size of the breed was produced when large mastiffs were introduced into the gene pool. Irish and English fishermen visiting Newfoundland in the 1880s accurately describe the breed as it is today, due to early establishment of its attributes. The breed is not only an...

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2008-05-27 16:45:02

The Labrador Retriever is a gun dog which specializes in retrieving. It is considered the most popular breed in the world according to its registered ownership. The breed originated in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It was developed using the St. John's Water Dog, which is also a predecessor of the Newfoundland breed. The breed was originally used for retrieval as well as pulling in offshore fishing nets. The breed is fairly large; a Labrador typically weighs 55 to 80 pounds and stands...

Chesapeake Bay Retriever
2008-05-21 10:41:37

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a breed that originated with two Newfoundlands rescued from a ship in Maryland in the 1800s. The Newfoundlands were bred with various dogs to create the breed. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an extremely resilient hunting dog, which can hunt under the most adverse conditions. The breed is also an excellent guard dog; it is very protective of its owner and its home. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a strong body with a very large, powerful chest. The head of...

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