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2008-07-17 15:00:49

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - Prominex Resource Corp.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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2008-02-18 08:58:36

Continued mismanagement could force some tuna populations to quickly go the way of cod, a highly threatened fishery that once helped shape economies of whole nations.

2008-01-23 03:00:16

By Hofmann, H J O'Brien, S J; King, A F ABSTRACT- Newly found fossils in the Conception and St. John's groups of the Bonavista Peninsula considerably extend the known geographic distribution of the Ediacaran fossils in Newfoundland.

2008-01-05 06:00:12

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Newfoundland Sheep
2014-10-23 13:48:34

The Newfoundland sheep, also known as the Newfoundland local, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to and named after Newfoundland. The breed developed after the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when sheep were introduced into the islands of the area. The North Country Cheviot and the Border Cheviot are known to be two of the breeds that helped develop the breed and it is thought the Border Leicester, Suffolk, Scottish Blackface, and Dorset may have been introduced into its...

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...

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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.