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2014-10-30 12:29:49

Transformation driven by Breakthrough Campaign donors alongside Ministry support TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - With increasing demand on Ontario's only psychiatric emergency department, CAMH has improved and doubled the space available for 24/7 care for patients in crisis. Thanks to an outstanding $2.5 million gift, CAMH is today announcing the official opening of the Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan Emergency Department, a vital step in the hospital's breakthrough transformation...

2014-10-29 16:28:28

TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Dr. Tom Hudson, President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), today announced researchers at OICR, University Health Network (UHN) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) have identified a specific gene called PRKD1 that is mutated in the vast majority of patients with a specific type of oral salivary gland cancer. The new finding gives doctors a new target for a type of cancer that was previously...

2014-10-28 08:25:08

Armow Wind being built by Ontario workers with Ontario-made products TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction has begun on the Armow Wind power project in Ontario. Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP ("Pattern Development") today announced the completion of a C$580 million construction and term loan financing, which was secured with 10 financial institutions. Located in the Township of Kincardine, the 180 megawatt (MW) Armow Wind power...

2014-10-27 23:01:11

Kettleby Valley, a popular Ontario summer camp near Toronto will add a new activity to their high ropes course in the summer of 2015. (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 The high ropes course has always been a favourite with campers at Kettleby Valley, a popular Ontario summer camp near Toronto. With the addition of a new element, it’s sure to add to the popularity. The ‘Quick Jump’ is a fall-arrest device manufactured by TRUBLUE that lowers a camper to the ground safely after leaping from a...

2014-10-27 12:31:59

WindReach Farm leads guided tours at Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Nov. 7-16 TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Hundreds of people living with disabilities or special needs will be able to experience all the excitement The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair offers next month, thanks to its long-running arrangement with WindReach Farm. The Royal is committed to ensuring everyone can enjoy The Fair, which runs from November 7-16, 2014 at the Direct Energy Centre and Ricoh Coliseum in...

2014-10-25 12:20:18

The Honourable Julian Fantino reaffirms Government's commitment to Veterans and their families at annual meeting OTTAWA, Oct. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today paid tribute to the Royal Canadian Air Force Association (RCAFA) at its annual meeting in Ottawa. The Minister thanked the Association for its outstanding contributions to Veterans, and reaffirmed the Government of Canada's commitment to strengthen support for Veterans and their...

2014-10-24 12:25:23

Toronto Mall Launches Fashion Show Flash Mob & Seeks Out Toronto's Most Stylish TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Dufferin Mall dominated David Pecaut Square with a two-day initiative supported by the start of the affordable fashion authority's STYLE CAPTURED campaign. On October 22 and 23, Dufferin Mall treated Torontonians to a Fashion Show Flash Mob featuring a flurry of impromptu fashion shows highlighting runway styles at accessible prices. Models walked a public runway down...

2014-10-22 23:11:56

Stage2Data, Canada's premier cloud solution provider, will educate and inform IBAO delegates on the importance of data security, disaster recovery and staying compliant during IBAO 2014 Convention Lunch Series. Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 The 94th Annual Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) Convention is taking place in Ottawa from October 22–24, 2014 and Affinity Partner Stage2Data has been scheduled to speak to delegates about data security, disaster...

2014-10-22 23:07:32

The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance ­– a collective of regional and municipal economic development organizations across Ontario is attending Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans, the world's largest event for sustainable building, to attract more green technology talent to the province while showcasing the wares of 23 green building technology products and services companies. New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Larger than Lower Manhattan south of Houston Street, and...

2014-10-22 23:06:58

evolvingENERGY comes to Toronto, October 28-30, 2014 Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is bringing together district energy practitioners from across North America for the evolvingENERGY conference in Toronto October 28-30, providing a platform for dialogue across the Canadian district energy industry and exploring the evolution of community energy systems. The conference will focus on the issues pertinent to the district energy...


Latest Ontario Reference Libraries

Igopogo
2013-09-19 10:07:07

The Igopogo is a legendary lake monster that is said to inhabit Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. It has also been called “Kempenfelt Kelly” for the bay that extends from the lake into the city of Barrie, Ontario. The Igopogo legend describes the creature as having a canine-like head. And may be related to the Irish crocodile, which is known as the Dobhar-chu. It is described mainly as being a small sea creature only about 12 feet long. But some descriptions report it up to 70 feet in...

Black-shouldered Spinyleg, Dromogomphus spinosus
2013-07-30 15:00:12

The black-shouldered spinyleg (Dromogomphus spinosus) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes four provinces in Canada, including Ontario and Nova Scotia, and thirty-four states in America, including Alabama, Florida, New York, and Texas. It prefers to reside near muddy and rocky rivers. It can be seen between the months of May and September in many areas of its range. The black-shouldered spinyleg reaches an average body length of 2.5 inches and...

Cherry-Faced Meadowhawk, Sympetrum internum
2013-07-23 11:37:01

The cherry-faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes areas of Canada like Alberta and Ontario, among other areas, and many states in America like Oregon and New Mexico. It prefers to reside in temporary shallow lakes and ponds in marshy areas, but these pools typically dry up during the hot summer months. The cherry-faced meadowhawk reaches an average body length between .8 and 1.4 inches. Young individuals hold...

rhon_001_php
2012-06-14 11:28:02

Symbol: RHON Group: Moss Family: Bryaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Bryales Family   Bryaceae Genus   Rhodobryum (Schimp.) Hampe – rhodobryum moss Species   Rhodobryum ontariense...

lacy3_001_pvd
2012-06-15 05:22:53

Symbol: LICY Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   LACY3 Lacinaria cylindracea (Michx.) Kuntze Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, NY, OH, TN, WI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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