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2010-04-15 12:35:00

Usually a banner month for seal hunting, this April has seen a shortage in seals due to lack of sea ice during a record-warm Canadian winter, and, according to officials and sealers, a boycott by the European Union has ruined the seal hunt off Canada's Atlantic coast. The Fisheries Minister of Canada, Gail Shea, increased the allowable catch of harp seals this season to 330,000, up by 50,000 from previous seasons, defying a ban on seal products by the European Union. However, most of...

2010-04-08 10:58:00

NEWFOUNDLAND, Canada, April 8 After disastrous ice conditions in March caused many harp seal pups to perish prematurely, Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is now allowing open fire on the few seals that survived. Today, IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) is set to observe hunting activity off the coasts of Newfoundland. Twenty-three sealing vessels from Newfoundland and Labrador have hailed out in search of concentrations of seal pups on...

2010-02-25 07:55:00

ABWTQ (OTC) MONTREAL, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AbitibiBowater today filed a Notice of Arbitration under the North American Free Trade Agreement ("NAFTA") with regards to the expropriation of its assets and rights in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Company contends that the provincial government's enactment in December 2008 of Bill 75, which expropriates an extensive array of the Company's rights and assets, was arbitrary, discriminatory and illegal under international law. The...

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...

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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...


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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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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