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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...

2014-07-15 23:13:52

Businesses sending corporate e-cards to customers will be pleased to hear that Progressive Media Group has recently announced the availability of their next generation e-card technology – allowing its products to run on even more mobile and desktop devices than in the past. Progressive Media Group has also launched a new website offering a more consistent and user-friendly experience across various browsers and devices. Toronto, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Progressive Media...

2014-07-15 12:42:23

St. Michael's Hospital Ontario spent nearly $110 million dollars between 2006 and 2010 on bonuses to motivate family doctors to screen more of their patients for cancer but these bonuses were associated with little or no improvement in actual cancer screening rates, according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). The study, published today in Annals of Family Medicine, tracked screening rates for cervical, breast and...

2014-07-11 10:10:05

St. Michael's Hospital For the first time, researchers have access to detailed information about how an urban Aboriginal population in Canada uses health care. A new study, called Our Health Counts, uses this health database to clearly demonstrate the unique challenges faced by urban Aboriginal people in Canada – according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. The findings, published today in BMJ Open, illustrate striking disparities between urban First Nations individuals and...

2014-07-10 08:20:57

Potential regulatory changes could limit corn and soybean output and cost Ontario's economy OTTAWA, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Restricting the use of neonicotinoids -- an insecticide commonly used by crop farmers -- could reduce revenues from corn and soybean production by more than $630 million per year in Ontario. The province's gross domestic product would be cut by nearly $440 million if neonicotinoids were not available for use, according to a Conference Board of Canada report issued...

2014-07-08 23:07:23

Dalton Pharma Services signs agreement with GLyPharma Therapeutics Inc., to provide aseptic fill/finish services and analytical services for FE 203799 for cancer patients. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Dalton Pharma Services, a privately owned Canadian pharmaceutical services provider to leading pharmaceutical companies, today announced the company has entered into a Manufacturing Services Agreement with GLyPharma Therapeutics Inc., a specialty pharma company based in Montreal,...


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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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