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2014-07-22 12:22:10

RIDGETOWN, Ontario, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KSR International, Inc. (www.ksrint.com/about-us), a leading Tier One automotive supplier, has acquired Electronic Motion Systems (EMS; www.electronicmotionsystems.com), an innovative electronics supplier with Manufacturing based in Swansea, Wales and a Development Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, said Craig Arnold, KSR President & CEO. Terms of the deal between the privately held companies were not released. The purchase of EMS...

2014-07-22 08:36:11

VANCOUVER, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ -Today Roam Mobility is announcing that repluggable and nano SIM cards can be purchased at Canada Computers stores in Ontario and Quebec. Roam SIM cards are available for every type of GSM phone, smartphone, tablet or hotspot, and enable Canadians to use their devices to access affordable talk, text, and 4G LTE data across the US. "Many Canadians experience high roaming costs when they use their devices across the border," says Emir Aboulhosn, CEO...

2014-07-21 23:06:08

Outstanding engineers from across the province to be celebrated at distinguished awards gala. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA). The awards will be presented at a special gala ceremony on Saturday, November 22, at The International Centre in Toronto. Awards are given annually to Professional Engineers who have shown...

2014-07-21 12:23:33

TORONTO, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - A wider range of Ontario sectors are now eligible to apply for incentives under Stream 3 of the Industrial Electricity Incentive (IEI) program, which the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) recently launched. Participation in IEI will help eligible companies reduce electricity costs, increase competitiveness, and assist in the improve load management and management of electricity demand. Draft program documents are now available for review and comment on the...

2014-07-21 12:23:30

BOULDER, Colo., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Milton Hydro, in partnership with Simple Energy, will deliver a social benchmarking program to customers in Milton, Ont. Funded by the Ontario Power Authority's Conservation Fund, the Milton Community Energy Challenge will demonstrate how community engagement can deliver energy conservation. Participants will earn rewards for reducing their household energy use and help schools earn prizes by joining school challenge teams. "We want to...

2014-07-18 16:24:01

LISTOWEL, ON, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, joined Canadians of all ages this evening at the 158(th) Listowel Agricultural Fair, where he spoke at the opening ceremony. The event, which marks the 100(th) anniversary of the First World War as well as the 100(th) anniversary of the Listowel Agricultural Hall, was also attended by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence. Formerly named the Armouries, the Listowel...

2014-07-17 20:23:49

LISTOWEL, ON, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, joined Canadians of all ages this evening at the 158(th) Listowel Agricultural Fair, where he spoke at the opening ceremony. The event, which marks the 100(th) anniversary of the First World War as well as the 100(th) anniversary of the Listowel Agricultural Hall, was also attended by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence. Formerly named the Armouries, the Listowel...

2014-07-17 12:25:11

TORONTO, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's performance in business investment per worker relative to its peers is sliding, led by dismal performances in Quebec and Ontario, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Capital Needed: Canada Needs More Robust Business Investment," authors Benjamin Dachis, William B.P. Robson and Nicholas Chesterley find that Canada, after several years of improved performance, is equipping its workers less well than countries like Australia and the...

2014-07-16 23:07:38

Main Street Dental Team, (MainStreetDentalTeam.com), Unionville’s first full-time dental clinic, is commenting on the recent announcement by the Ontario Dental Association and Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario to allow dentists to provide dental care services to their spouses. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Main Street Dental Team, (MainStreetDentalTeam.com), Unionville’s first full-time dental clinic, is commenting on the recent announcement by the Ontario Dental...

2014-07-16 20:23:35

TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The story of a Taiwanese student who lost her vision due to improper use of contact lenses serves as a reminder for Canadians to take great care of their own contact lenses. In Ontario, the dispensing of contact lenses is regulated and only available through Doctors of Optometry, opticians and physicians. "It's incredibly important that people buy their contacts through trusted sources, like a doctor of optometry," says Dr. Farooq Khan, President of the Ontario...


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...

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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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