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2014-03-12 08:33:59

The Nootka lighthouse on Vancouver Island is protected OTTAWA, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver Island, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister Responsible for Parks Canada, today designated British Columbia's fifth heritage lighthouse on the recommendation of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. The Nootka lighthouse, located on the...

2008-09-13 03:00:11

By Werner, Louis Alejandro Malaspina has the dubious distinction of being the world's greatest explorer no one has ever heard of. An unfamiliar name except to aficionados of eighteenth-century naval adventure, Malaspina led a five-year Spanish expedition around Cape Horn and up the western shores of the Americas to Alaska, then deep into the South Pacific and finally back around Cape Horn to Spain. Malaspina and his men roamed tens of thousands of miles of coastline on both sides of the...

2006-03-10 17:50:00

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A lonely killer whale that captured the hearts of thousands and became the object of an emotional tug-of-war between biologists and Natives on Canada's Pacific Coast was feared dead on Friday. Officials said the orca, nicknamed Luna by scientists, appeared to have been hit by the propellers of an ocean tugboat in Nootka Sound, off Vancouver Island, where it had lived since 2001 after getting separated from its family pod. The young male whale,...

2006-03-10 16:27:26

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A lonely killer whale that became the object of a well-publicized tug-of-war between biologists and Natives on Canada's Pacific Coast was feared dead on Friday. Officials said the orca, nicknamed Luna by scientists, appeared to have been hit by the propellers of an ocean tugboat in Nootka Sound, off Vancouver Island, where it had lived since 2001 after getting separated from its family pod. The young male whale, which often played with boats in...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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