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2014-01-20 16:20:15

TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Howard Eng, President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) announced today that Brian Gabel, the GTAA's Vice President and Chief Financial Officer has provided notice of resignation effective March 31, 2014. Mr. Gabel will assume the position of Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, at the Canadian Public Accountability Board, Canada's auditor regulator. "When Brian shared this news with me, it was clear that this is an...

2014-01-07 08:21:29

CALGARY, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Sveinung Svarte, president & CEO, will present at the BMO Capital Markets Unconventional Resource Conference in New York City on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 1:30 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 this online event, please visit: www.bmocm.com/conferences/unconventionalresource2014/webcast. The webcast will be...

2014-01-06 20:20:30

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - There is funny, and then there is fall-off-your-seat hilarious. The illustrious careers of comedy giants Steve Martin and Martin Short unite on stage at Fallsview Casino for two nights as part of Fallsview Casino's April live entertainment. "It's a huge opportunity to bring two of the biggest names in comedy to our stage," said Cathy Price, Vice President of Marketing with Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara. "Their unique...

2013-12-27 12:22:07

CHARLOTTETOWN, Dec. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Parks Canada is ready to ring in 2014 and celebrate the 150(th) anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference at Province House National Historic Site with the recent completion of a $2 million renovation project. "Our Government is pleased to have invested $2 million in preserving Province House National Historic Site for the enjoyment of Canadians today and into the future," says the Honourable Gail Shea, Member of Parliament for Egmont,...

2013-12-16 23:02:58

The winning streak extends to 11 years for the Interior Design Technology program at Lakeland College in eastern Alberta. Vermilion, Alberta (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 In October, when Krista Savino completed her bathroom design for the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) student competition, she was relieved to be finished with the project. “It was very stressful because we were just learning how to use AutoCAD (design and drafting software) and I had only designed one bathroom...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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