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2014-07-16 12:22:53

HALIFAX, July 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Chiefs from the three Aboriginal peoples that have always occupied the waters and shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence called today for a moratorium on oil and gas development they say could endanger the region and infringe on their rights. Chiefs representing the Innu, Maliseet and Mi'gmaq Nations, whose communities straddle the borders of Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia gathered in Halifax to call on the federal and provincial...

2014-07-08 16:20:39

Improved infrastructure means more rail cars can be unloaded at once VANCOUVER, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Jeff Watson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, today celebrated, along with West Coast Reduction Ltd. President and CEO Barry Glotman, the completion of work to expand the rail unloading capacity of the West Coast Reduction facility at Port Metro Vancouver. The project will improve transportation of agricultural products, particularly canola oil, being...

2014-07-03 12:24:09

TORONTO, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Today marks both the 11(th) anniversary of winning the right to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the formal closure of the project known as the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Organizing Committee (VANOC). The Canadian Olympic Committee proudly released the following statement: "In 2010, we invited the world into our home and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games were delivered in world-class style. Congratulations to the...

2014-07-02 08:23:19

PENETANGUISHENE, ON, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian "Masters of the Fiddle" Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will perform an outdoor evening concert at Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene, Ontario, on Saturday August 9, as part of the site's "Festival of Peace" Event and 200(th) Year Celebrations. Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy have been captivating audiences all over North America with their exceptional musical skills and obvious joy of playing together. The duo has...

2014-06-30 12:26:31

-- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston to join Clara on the ride into Arnprior -- Clara to receive the Meritorious Service Cross before completing her unprecedented 110-day bike journey around Canada on Parliament Hill tomorrow DEEP RIVER, ON, June 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, on Day 109 of Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk, Clara Hughes sets out from Deep River for Arnprior,...

2014-06-26 23:11:54

In 2012, the League for Innovation in the Community College established the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards as a tribute to outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff. The awards celebrate excellence in teaching and are open to League Alliance member colleges. Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 In 2012, the League for Innovation in the Community College established the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards as a tribute to outstanding...

2014-06-26 16:26:08

KAHNAWAKE, QC, June 26, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - SteelHawk Homes is proud to announce the company's joint initiative with the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake's Housing Program in introducing Project HOPE to Kahnawake. Today, we are ground-breaking on our first Project HOPE home, which will be the first of four (4) homes to this exciting community initiative. The use of new technology is expected to address a real need in First Nations territories. Today's announcement and event is the...

2014-06-18 16:21:25

TERRACE, BC, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Hawkair is excited to be introducing a new flight schedule in Prince Rupert effective August 5th that involves overnighting an aircraft at the Prince Rupert Airport, and provides the community with a business day in Vancouver. The new flight schedule will have Hawkair guests depart the YPR airport at 08:00 and return from Vancouver with a 17:45 departure from YVR. Hawkair has been serving Prince Rupert for 13 years. "While we've received numerous...

2014-06-18 16:21:19

Two Types of Passes Make it Easier and Affordable for Youth 12-25 to Visit Canada by Train This Summer MONTREAL, June 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The school year is over and it is time to book travel for the summer! VIA Rail Canada announced today a new rail pass: the Summer Pass for youth, aged between 12-25 years old (and 26+ with the ISIC card). "Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and summer is a glorious time to discover it. By creating this new Summer...

2014-06-17 23:02:04

eSports becomes part of the athletic program at Robert Morris. Student gamers will participate in national competitions, joining more than 100 colleges and universities in the Collegiate Star League. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Robert Morris University Illinois is pleased to announce the addition of an online sport to its athletic program. Commonly referred to as eSports, the activity consists of organized video game competitions. Specifically, RMU students will compete in...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.