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2014-05-27 08:27:32

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Biogen Idec Canada announces today that TECFIDERA(TM) (dimethyl fumarate) is now available for reimbursement in Ontario through the Ontario Public Drugs Program's (OPDP) Exceptional Access Program (EAP), as indicated in the upcoming May 29, 2014, Edition No. 42, Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary/Comparative Index. TECFIDERA(TM) is a first-line oral treatment for adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). TECFIDERA(TM) is indicated as...

2014-05-26 23:01:59

iamsick.ca and its free mobile app instantly locates open pharmacies, clinics or ERs 24-7. The company has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help facilitate Canada-wide expansion. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 iamsick.ca, the app that helps Canadians access healthcare, is extending its reach beyond Ontario with support from its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The company will select the next province to blanket with app coverage based on crowdfunding milestones. Contributions...

2014-05-26 08:20:53

OTTAWA, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, will make an important announcement about improvements that will benefit air travelers. Date: May 26, 2014 Time: 12:00 p.m. Location: Ottawa International Airport 1000 Airport Parkway Private Ottawa, ON Members of the media are requested to park in the Parkade building. Vouchers will be...

2014-05-23 20:20:17

In c9769 transmitted at 16:31e today, an error occurred in the "location" section.The media registration details should have included "before 10 a.m on Monday, May 26. 2014". Corrected copy follows: Media Advisory - Transport Canada OTTAWA, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, will make an important announcement about improvements that will benefit air travelers. Date: May 26, 2014 Time: 12:00 p.m....

2014-05-23 16:21:04

OTTAWA, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, will make an important announcement about improvements that will benefit air travelers. Date: May 26, 2014 Time: 12:00 p.m. Location: Ottawa International Airport 1000 Airport Parkway Private Ottawa, ON Members of the media are requested to park in the Parkade building. Vouchers will be...

2014-05-23 12:26:12

HALIFAX, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Since first launching Eastlink Home Security and Automation in Nova Scotia a year ago, Eastlink has become one of the fastest-growing providers of home and business security and automation systems. Now, the company is introducing Security and Automation to more and more communities across Canada. "The remote control of everything from alarms, cameras, temperature & lighting, to door locks, all from a mobile device is relatively new," said Lee Bragg,...

2014-05-21 23:09:35

The partnership with Plastic Mobile comes after the launch of OLG's modernization plan. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Plastic Mobile, Canada’s most awarded mobile agency, is proud to be selected as Vendor of Record on the Mobile Roster for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) for a three year engagement. Plastic Mobile’s extensive portfolio of gaming and transaction-based mobile applications for Canada’s top brands paired with an outstanding team was a winning...

2014-05-21 23:09:26

Healthpointe welcomes Dr. Cristian Santizo into their multidisciplinary team. La Mirada, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Healthpointe is pleased to announce the addition of a new board certified Occupational Medicine physician, Dr. Cristian Santizo, to their Ontario center. Dr. Cristian Santizo specializes in treating musculoskeletal pain syndromes and treating various ailments related to occupational health. Dr. Santizo completed his Medical Degree at the Yeshiva University – Albert Einstein...

2014-05-21 12:25:12

Ontario Authors shortlisted for Prestigious Literary Prize TORONTO, May 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Six English books and five French have been shortlisted for the 2014 Trillium Book Award, the Ontario government's prestigious award for literature. This year, five titles are also short-listed for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; three in English and two in French. For detailed information on all the 2014 Trillium Book Award finalists click here. English Finalists for the Trillium...

2014-05-20 23:07:15

The Naturopathic Doctors at Nickel Ridge are happy to offer sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) Sudbury, Ontario (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 With the arrival of allergy season, the Naturopathic Doctors at Nickel Ridge are happy to offer sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). According to the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation, it is estimated that 20-25% of Canada’s population suffers from hay fever. Allergy sufferers now have gentle intelligently designed immuno-modulating options to...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'