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2014-04-04 23:22:20

Ontario fitness center known as Fit Body Boot Camp announces the launch of a 1,000 Meltdown Challenge in an effort to fight obesity and support the local charity, House of Ruth. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 The Ontario fitness center known as Fit Body Boot Camp announces the launch of their much anticipated 1,000 Meltdown Challenge on Monday, April 14th in an effort to help area residents lose weight and fight obesity while bringing them together to support the local charity, House...

2014-04-02 12:28:06

Journalists for Human Rights recognizes the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its support of the award-winning Northern Ontario Initiative. TORONTO, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Tonight, at an event to celebrate strong journalism in Canada and around the world, Journalists for Human Rights, Canada's leading media development organization, will recognize the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its $206,000 grant, made in March 2013, to support JHR's Northern Ontario Initiative. To date,...

2014-04-01 16:21:59

Reports Seventh Consecutive Quarter of Record Production TORONTO, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - AuRico Gold Inc. (TSX: AUQ) (NYSE: AUQ), ("AuRico" or the "Company") today announces preliminary first quarter production results. All amounts are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated. (Results for the first quarter 2014 are estimates only and are subject to change.) AuRico is reporting its seventh consecutive quarter of record production, representing a 10% increase over the...

2014-04-01 12:30:13

Renowned Canadian artists Robert Lepage, Crystal Pite and Veronica Tennant to showcase new works at five-week festival presented by CIBC for TORONTO 2015 Games TORONTO, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Get ready, Toronto -- PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC, is coming! For five weeks in the summer of 2015, PANAMANIA, the TORONTO 2015 Arts and Culture Festival, will wrap the Games region in festivities that celebrate the people and art of the Americas and Caribbean. Newly commissioned world...

2014-04-01 08:25:33

Global education leader is poised to transform learning through innovation NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage Learning, Inc., a leading global educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets, announced today that it has emerged from Chapter 11, having completed its financial restructuring. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20070724/NYTU125 "We have used the restructuring process to...

2014-04-01 04:20:30

GUELPH, Ontario, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that The Manufacturer's Life Insurance Company ("Manulife") has agreed to provide approximately C$50.5 million in construction and term financing to Canadian Solar for the Company's Mighty Solar power project located in Ontario, Canada. The Mighty Solar project will be acquired by Concord...

2014-03-31 23:22:56

In an annual review by the Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network and Canadian Blood Services, the hospital was recognized for excellence in helping to manage the province's supply of donated blood. Kemptville, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 In a recent review of Ontario hospitals’ management of the province’s donated blood supply, Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) was cited for delivering excellent results. The annual review was led by the Ontario Regional Blood...

2014-03-31 23:01:46

Siborg Systems Inc. will soon be offering Smart Tweezers ST-5S. The new model is using the same form factor as previously released LCR-Reader but offers the same functionality as Smart Tweezers ST-5. Waterloo, Ontario (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Canadian Siborg Systems Inc. is about to release a new model of the worldly recognized Smart Tweezers, the ST-5S. The new model offers the same functionality as the popular ST-5 model, but features a new, lighter and smaller design at only 1 oz....

2014-03-31 12:25:27

AGO curator Sophie Hackett leads distinguished panel of jurors that includes Laurie Simmons and Okwui Enwezor TORONTO, March 31, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is pleased to announce the jury of experts who will award Canada's largest photography prize this year. Sophie Hackett, associate curator of photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), will lead the 2014 Prize panel which will include luminaries Laurie Simmons, a New York photography and...

2014-03-31 08:28:39

Patients in Ontario and Atlantic Canada face significant challenges accessing oral medications due to their age, cancer type and where they live TORONTO, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The CanCertainty Coalition - an unprecedented unification of more than 30 Canadian patient groups, physicians, and health charities today released a powerful video highlighting the significant challenges cancer patients in Ontario and Atlantic Canada face in accessing oral medications. The video's message...


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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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