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2014-09-16 23:11:10

The Academy of Learning College Toronto has received an online makeover to better serve students and individuals interested in pursuing post-secondary education and training in Toronto. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Toronto’s Academy of Learning College is a pioneer in career training and education in Toronto, providing students with job-ready knowledge, skills and abilities that are required in today’s competitive job market. Now, Academy of Learning College Toronto...

2014-09-15 12:20:28

MILTON, ON, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today announced its support of the Milton District Hospital (MDH) Expansion Project with a donation of up to $300,000 to the MDH Foundation's Our Home, Our Hospital Capital Campaign. Joining CN for the announcement were representatives from Halton Healthcare Services (HHS), the Milton District Hospital Foundation (MDHF), and the Town of Milton. Through its Miracle Match program, CN will match up to $300,000 in...

2014-09-09 16:20:26

The centre, training CN employees across Canada, is the latest sign of the company's commitment to the Prairies WINNIPEG, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today officially opened its new employee training centre in Winnipeg. The 100,000-square-foot facility is currently hosting 350-plus CN students from across Canada every week, with hands-on training for all key railway jobs. Claude Mongeau, CN president and chief executive officer, said: "The opening...

2014-09-08 16:21:36

CALGARY, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Sveinung Svarte, President & CEO, will present at the Peters & Co. Limited Energy Conference in Toronto on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 3:40 pm ET. The presentation will include information detailing Athabasca's thermal oil assets, activities in light oil and future growth opportunities. To listen and view the Peters & Co. online event, please visit Athabasca's website, www.atha.com or the following link below:...

2014-09-08 08:22:41

CALGARY, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Athabasca Oil Corporation (TSX: ATH) ("Athabasca" or "the Company") announces Board of Directors ("Board") and Executive changes, a strategic update and an increase to its 2014 capital budget. Concurrent with this release an updated corporate presentation has been posted on the Company's website. Board and Executive Changes The Company announces that Mr. Sveinung Svarte will be retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") effective...

2014-09-04 16:20:36

Nine road-rail infrastructure projects improve trade links and safety for local communities TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEY, BC, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The official opening of the Mufford Crescent overpass marks the completion of all nine Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC) infrastructure improvement projects in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament for Fleetwood - Port Kells, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today celebrated the final...

2014-09-02 08:25:58

TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Restaurants in Toronto's Entertainment District Business Improvement Area (TOED BIA) are rolling out the red carpet for this year's 39(th) Annual Toronto International Film Festival. A new Festival Street initiative has 14 participating restaurants on King St., between John and Peter extending their patios into the street as part of the film-themed outdoor fair. The District's portion of King Street expanding along the block fondly referred to as...

2014-08-30 23:00:46

Dan Sawatzky's company–Imagination Corporation–creates a land of whimsical wonder with concrete, colors, and creativity. Just completed is the Cultus Lake Adventure Park in B.C, Canada, and it has opened to rave reviews. Morris, ILLINOIS (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Dan Sawatzky of Imagination Corporation in Chilliwack, B.C. Canada has a company mantra: “We simply do not do things like everyone else.” That may sound a bit lofty, maybe overstated, but after a few minutes of taking...

2014-08-27 20:20:16

MONTREAL, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Paul G. Smith, Chairman of the Board of VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announced this morning to the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, his decision to leave his role at Canada's passenger rail operator, effective August 31(th). Mr. Smith had been in this position since December 2010. "For the past eight years I've had the privilege to work with a talented and dedicated team who taught me to appreciate the great qualities of the...

2014-08-21 12:26:35

OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - IntenCity, the 60th annual International Downtown Association (IDA) Conference and Tradeshow takes place in Ottawa, Canada from September 3 to 6, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Downtown Rideau. The conference will focus on the intensification of downtowns and districts worldwide. It features dozens of workshops, presentations and events. For registration and information: DowntownRideau.com SOURCE Downtown Rideau BIA


Latest Provinces and territories of Canada Reference Libraries

Plesiosaur, Turtle Lake Monster
2014-02-05 14:18:05

The Turtle Lake Monster is claimed to inhabit Turtle Lake in West Central Saskatchewan, Canada. Natives claim the monster may be a massive sturgeon and are nervous about the attention the monster may bring. An average of one encounter per year is reported. They date back to pre-settlement days when the Cree had a legend that people who entered the creature’s territory would not return. A couple of explanations to what the monster actually is, include it being a giant lake sturgeon or...

Tegu Lizard
2014-02-02 09:56:20

The Thetis Lake monster is a cryptid described as a reptilian humanoid resembling “Gill-man” from “Creature From the Black Lagoon.” The sighting was reported by two teens in 1972 near Thetis Lake, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. They described it as being around five feet tall with three webbed toes and fingers. Barbed fins were on its skull, arms and legs. It was investigated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who stated, “the boys seem sincere, and until we determine...

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...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'