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2014-05-15 16:21:01

TORONTO, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Jill Sharland has been appointed to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), effective Monday, May 26, 2014. Jill joins the GTAA following a successful twenty year career at Rogers Communications. In her most recent role as Vice President, Finance for Rogers Wireless, Cable, and Business Solutions, she provided operational support, business analytics, performance management, and...

2014-05-15 12:26:29

TORONTO, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro Corporation (the "Corporation") announced today that it has filed with Canadian securities regulators its Interim Consolidated Financial Statements and related Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2014, prepared in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("US GAAP"), including the application of rate-regulated accounting policies, presented in Canadian dollars. Copies may be...

2014-05-13 16:21:30

MONTRÉAL, May 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) has released its 2013 Annual Report to the public after it was tabled in the House of Commons. Paul G. Smith, Chairman of VIA Rail's Board of Directors, remarked that "2013 was a productive year at VIA Rail Canada, during which our employees and partners completed important projects that will bring great things for our customers. Over the past four years, we have seen some major changes at our corporation. From our trains...

2014-05-12 23:01:24

Security monitoring service providers from across Canada were called to the podium last weekend at the SecurTek Awards of Excellence Gala, held in Banff. Recognizing dealer achievements over the past year, the Awards were handed out at a special ceremony following the conclusion of SecurTek's Annual Dealer Conference, which took place in the heart of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains this year. Banff, Alberta (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Security monitoring service providers from across Canada were...

2014-05-12 08:32:40

HOUSTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Solanbridge Group Inc (OTC: SLNX) is pleased to announce a Letter of Intent (LOI) between Mr. Beaver Paul of Germain Paul and Associates, a Quebec corporation, and Mr. Earle G. Hickey of First Halifax Financial Corporation, Inc., a Nova Scotia corporation. These corporations have joined with Solanbridge to develop medical marijuana opportunities throughout all of Canada, including Nova Scotia. Charles R. Shirley, Managing Director of SLNX stated,...

2014-05-11 12:20:22

MONTRÉAL, May 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Paul G. Smith, Chairman of the Board of VIA Rail Canada (www.viarail.ca), is pleased to announce that, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C. M.P., the Government of Canada has appointed Yves Desjardins-Siciliano as President and CEO of VIA Rail Canada Inc. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Desjardins-Siciliano was the Corporation's Chief Corporate & Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. He holds a...

2014-05-11 12:20:18

OTTAWA, May 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointment of Mr. Yves Desjardins-Siciliano of Montreal as President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada, for a term of five years. Mr. Desjardins-Siciliano was appointed Chief Corporate and Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of VIA Rail Canada in April 2010. As an experienced lawyer and executive, his wide-ranging responsibilities have included managing the...

2014-05-09 23:01:01

The "It's An Honour!" exhibit will be stopping in Brandon, Manitoba on May 12 and 13. The exhibit educates visitors on the Canadian System of Honours. Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 The community of Brandon and surrounding areas are invited to visit It’s An Honour!, a new travelling exhibit about the Canadian Honours System that is now making its way across the country. Over the next two years, it will journey to schools, community centres, special events and small towns...

2014-05-09 16:20:59

OTTAWA, May 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement in recognition of the National Day of Honour, marking the end of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan. "As Canadians, we can look back on our contributions and achievements in Afghanistan with tremendous pride, knowing that we have helped make a difference in the lives of many people. "We also know that these achievements have been hard won. We will...

2014-05-08 20:20:42

Dates of Canada's Mission in Afghanistan to also be inscribed on National War Memorial and Promenade Building in Ottawa to be renamed The Valour Building. OTTAWA, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - On the eve of the National Day of Honour, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino today announced that a permanent national memorial to Canada's mission in Afghanistan will be constructed in the nation's capital. The memorial, to be unveiled in 2017, will specifically recognize and honour the hard...


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.