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2014-08-20 12:24:50

TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair is a celebration of reading and writing poised to engage 50,000 fairgoers with 300 hours of programming featuring more than 400 Canadian and international authors in eight feature areas over three and a half days. The Fair is an inclusive, poly-cultural event that inspires a love of books in all forms and embraces all facets of the writing and publishing sector. Book lovers will come face-to-face with their...

2014-08-20 12:23:13

TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The lack of competition in Ontario's system for alcoholic beverage retailing causes higher prices for consumers and foregone government revenue, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Uncorking a Strange Brew: The Need for More Competition in Ontario's Alcoholic Beverage Retailing System," authors Paul R. Masson and Anindya Sen call for a more competitive system in alcoholic beverage retailing in Ontario, which would result in increased...

2014-08-20 08:23:15

GUELPH, Ontario, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has completed the sale of Good Light, a 10 megawatt ("MW") AC solar power plant located in the town of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada, valued at over C$66.0 million ($60.3 million) to a BluEarth Renewables Inc. subsidiary ("BluEarth")....

2014-08-19 23:14:25

MMTR Health Inc. announced today its brand name has officially changed to MMTR Physiotherapy. The new name has sparked an abundance of change for the clinic, including a new logo, slogan and website. Guelph, Ontario (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The rebranding effort was initiated after the recent split from MyoWorx® in early June. MMTR Physiotherapy remains the primary research center for MyoWorx®, and the distinguished treatment for concussion and chronic pain or disabilities,...

2014-08-19 08:37:47

GEORGETOWN, Ontario, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Communications & Power Industries Canada Inc. (CPI Canada) has been awarded a $3.3 million contract from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to fund the design modifications and development of a Ka-band Extended Interaction Klystron (EIK) for the Surface Water & Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060426/CPILOGO The SWOT mission is a joint mission between NASA and the French Space Agency (CNES)...

2014-08-18 23:04:14

Recreational boaters can take action for cleaner lakes and better health by trading in their old polluting outboard engine today. Clean Wake is a program of Summerhill Impact, in partnership with Honda Canada Inc. and supported by Environment Canada. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Clean Wake is offering recreational boaters a final chance to trade-in their old polluting conventional two-stroke outboard engines before the summer ends. With September just around the corner,...

2014-08-14 16:22:39

TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Hydro One Inc. today released its 2014 second quarter results with net income for the quarter of $115 million and revenues of $1,566 million. "In July, Hydro One's acquisition of Norfolk Power received Ontario Energy Board approval. We are pleased to be welcoming new customers and new employees to our Company," said Carmine Marcello, President and CEO, Hydro One. "We are committed to delivering great service for Norfolk Power's customers and we remain...

2014-08-14 16:21:13

VANCOUVER, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT / NASDAQ:WPRT), engineering the world's most advanced natural gas engines and vehicle systems, announced today that Jill Bodkin has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. Former Chairman, John Beaulieu, will remain on the board as a director and has been awarded the title 'Chairman Emeritus.' Joseph Caron, formerly of Westport's Advisory Board, has been appointed to the Board of Directors. "Our Board...

2014-08-12 23:06:46

Energy Monitor Enables Average Savings of 10 percent Old Castle, ON (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Blue Line Innovations Inc., a leader in home energy monitoring solutions, today announced how customers of Essex Powerlines receive Blue Line’s in-home energy display for free, when signing up for Ontario’s saveONenergy peaksaver PLUS® program. The display can save consumers roughly 10 percent on average on their home energy costs. With peak energy rates in Ontario having increased 48...

2014-08-12 23:06:24

The two-year program will provide students the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree of Occupational Science and become a Radiologic Technologist. Ontario, California (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 From X-rays to more advanced diagnostic tests such as computed tomography, physicians and surgeons rely on accurate medical imaging to treat diseases and injuries; hospitals and medical clinics, in turn, rely on radiologic technologists to operate and maintain the sophisticated equipment that...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.