Latest Newfoundland Stories

2008-08-21 09:01:06

Chevron Corporation has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Chevron Canada Limited, and its co-venturers have finalized legal agreements with the government of Newfoundland and Labrador to develop the Hebron heavy oil project offshore the east coast of Canada.

2008-08-20 12:00:52

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Chevron Canada Limited, and its co-venturers have finalized legal agreements with the government of Newfoundland and Labrador to develop the Hebron heavy oil project offshore the east coast of Canada.

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.

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.

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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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...

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  ...

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...

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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  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.