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2014-03-13 20:23:26

SOCHI, Russia, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) made 7 saves, but Canada's National Sledge Team couldn't find the back of the net and dropped a 3-0 decision to the United States in a Thursday semifinal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The loss means Canada will face Norway for the bronze medal on Saturday (5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT). It's the third consecutive Paralympics the Canadians and Norwegians will meet for a medal, with the teams splitting the...

2014-03-13 12:25:15

NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage Learning, Inc., a leading global educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets, announced today that it has received confirmation of its Plan of Reorganization from the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, which has been overseeing the Company's Chapter 11 proceedings following its voluntary filing on July 2, 2013. The Plan received full support from all of the...

2014-03-13 08:34:48

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortec Finance, a global provider of technology and advisory services for risk and return management, announced today that OMERS, Canada's largest pension plan, has successfully completed the implementation of its Asset/Liability Management (ALM) solution for pension plans. The ALM modeling software solution provides OMERS with in-house ALM capabilities. This will enhance OMERS ability to review and assess its strategic...

2014-03-11 16:27:54

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and Aislelabs discuss design and architecture of MLA systems TORONTO, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As the popularity of smartphones and tablet computers continues to rise, more and more creative ways of using these devices are being developed. One technology that has recently created a new use of smart mobile devices by utilizing their increased connectivity is Mobile Location Analytics (MLA). At Aislelabs, protecting consumer...

2014-03-11 16:25:20

SOCHI, Russia, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) scored the game's lone goal midway through the second period to help Canada's National Sledge Team to a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in the final preliminary round game for both Tuesday at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The victory gives Canada a perfect 3-0 record and first place in Group A, and means it will meet the United States in Thursday's second semifinal at Shayba Arena at 20:00 (noon ET/9 a.m....

2014-03-11 12:23:27

TORONTO, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - As Ontario pushes ahead with pension reform to improve retirement security for its citizens, it should consider a "middle-way" solution between current competing visions for reform, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe institute. In "Helping Ontarians Save for Retirement: How the Province Could Adapt the Canada Supplementary Pension Plan," author Keith Ambachtsheer recommends an approach that avoids the potential pitfalls of two...

2014-03-10 23:01:21

Adv-Care Pharmacy announces the online availability of Spiriva Markham, Ontario (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 SPIRIVA HandiHaler consists of a capsule dosage form containing a dry powder formulation of tiotropium intended for oral inhalation only with the HandiHaler device. Adv-Care Pharmacy is a full service Pharmacy available at customer’s Fingertips.Adv-Care Pharmacy is an online mail-order pharmacy located in Ontario-Canada, staffed by a team of dedicated, Ontario-licensed pharmacists....

2014-03-10 16:27:53

TORONTO, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Winner of the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize is Thomas King, author of The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People, published by Doubleday Canada. The $25,000 award was announced today in Toronto by Prize founder and chair, Noreen Taylor during a gala luncheon celebrating this year's Finalists. This was the 13th awarding of the country's most prestigious prize for literary non-fiction. Of the book, the jury notes: "Histories of North...

2014-03-09 16:22:25

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) scored twice and Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) and Marc Dorion (Bourget, Ont.) once each as Canada's National Sledge Team defeated Norway 4-0 on Sunday to win its second straight game at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Anthony Gale (Brampton, Ont.) added two assists. Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) made six saves for the shutout in his Paralympic debut. Dixon and Gale continued to set the point-scoring...

2014-03-09 12:20:20

Marcoux overcomes radio malfunction with sheer determination SOCHI, Russia, March 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Visually impaired skier Mac Marcoux, guided by Robin Fémy, gave a whole new meaning to skiing blind by earning his second bronze medal of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on Sunday in men's super-G despite not being able to communicate with his guide, while teammate Caleb Brousseau won bronze in the sitting category - the first Paralympic medal of his career. Sault Ste....


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...

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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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