Quantcast

Latest Newfoundland Stories

2010-02-05 10:08:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steve Kallick, director of Pew Environment Group's International Boreal Conservation Campaign, issued the following statement today commending Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for creating the 2.65 million acre (10,700 square kilometer) Mealy Mountains National Park in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, which will help preserve the Canadian boreal forest, the world's largest, most intact old-growth forest. In addition, the...

2009-09-08 17:52:00

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- After 13 weeks, 5 days since departing Seattle on May 31 bound for the Arctic, the Ocean Watch crew successfully completes the first of four legs of the Around the Americas expedition including the challenging transit through the Northwest Passage. The Around the Americas expedition is the first environmental project of its kind to take an intimate, often scientifically focused, look at the health of the world's oceans and the impact of...

2009-08-20 07:20:00

TORONTO, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Death too frequently stalks the domain of those who earn their living from the sea. Keeping that in mind, it is not hard to see how the glamour of early 20th century Toronto would be appealing to young men from a fishing village on the Atlantic coast. "There Never Was a Better Time" (published by iUniverse) by Doug Taylor, chronicles the migration of the Taylor family from Newfoundland to Toronto. In the early 20th century, Newfoundland, like Canada, was an...

2009-05-11 15:40:16

Newfoundland and Labrador's refusal to support Ottawa's trade talks with the European Union nearly derailed negotiations, a diplomatic official said Monday. I have to be perfectly frank with you: The statement by (Premier) Danny Williams when he refused to sign up to the Council of the Federation statement nearly derailed the entire process, Anya Oram, charge d'affaires for the European Commission delegation in Ottawa, told the St. John's (Newfoundland) Telegram Monday. The Council of the...

2009-05-08 07:14:12

Canada's unemployment rate was unchanged at 8 percent in April, although employment grew by 36,000 jobs, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The agency attributed the increase to more workers becoming self-employed and, despite the gain, overall employment has fallen by 321,000 since a peak in October 2008. All the employment growth in April occurred in Quebec, which gained 22,000 new jobs and British Columbia, which posted 17,000 jobs. Nova Scotia shed 4,100 jobs and Newfoundland and...

2009-04-23 08:28:00

US$ ABWTQ (OTC) ABH (TSX) MONTREAL, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AbitibiBowater today filed a Notice of Intent to Submit a Claim to Arbitration under the North American Free Trade Agreement ("NAFTA") with regards to the expropriation of its assets and rights in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is the Company's position that the passing of Bill 75, which expropriates the Company's provincial assets and contractual rights to natural resources, by the provincial government was...

85d83ebaa1e9a3cccbc19ac95176543d1
2009-03-26 14:30:00

Fisheries officials said on Thursday that hunters taking part in Canada's controversial yearly seal hunt have already filled their full kill-quota after slaughtering some 19,411 seals so far this year, the AFP reported. Phil Jenkins, a spokesman for Canada's fisheries and oceans department, described the first leg of the annual commercial cull, which ended Wednesday, as "calm and orderly." The annual seal kill boasted some 350 Canadian sealers in 20 vessels, as well as those on the...

2009-02-19 18:29:55

A man in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada's easternmost province, said he had to hit a polar bear with a shovel and shoot it twice to drive it away. Ed Dyson said he spotted the polar bear from his back porch in Black Tickle shortly before it grabbed his small dog and threw it into the air, Canwest News Service reported Thursday. When the dog landed, he ran under the (porch) and the bear tried to get at him ... so then I had a smack at him with the shovel. But that didn't stop him much,...

2009-01-30 13:46:00

NYSE-A:ROY TSX:IRC DENVER, CO, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - International Royalty Corporation (TSX: IRC, NYSE-A: ROY) ("IRC") reports on developments affecting operations at the Voisey's Bay mine. IRC owns an effective 2.7% NSR royalty on the Voisey's Bay mine. On January 30, 2009, The Globe and Mail reported that Vale Inco Limited ("Vale Inco") will restart concentrate shipments from the Voisey's Bay mine after reaching an agreement with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (the...

2009-01-28 16:53:00

NYSE-A:ROY TSX:IRC DENVER, CO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - International Royalty Corporation (TSX: IRC, NYSE-A: ROY) ("IRC" or the "Company") has recently learned of an article reporting that the Voisey's Bay mine had halted concentrate shipments. Unless this delay is for a period greater than six months, IRC does not expect these delayed shipments to have a significant impact on its revenues. IRC owns an effective 2.7% NSR royalty on the Voisey's Bay mine, located in the Province of...


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  ...

45_e04aeb04c656cc5e728aa42619bb7b1f
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...

11_602ca11f352bfa10bdb109766986b222
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...

More Articles (6 articles) »
Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
Related