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2014-03-28 12:23:19

In c7363 transmitted on Thursday, March 27, 2014, an error occurred in the address of the JUNO Welcome Reception. The address given should have read: "85 Israel Asper Way" and not "269 Main Street". Corrected copy follows: Media Advisory - Minister Glover to Attend the 2014 Juno Awards Events and Ceremony GATINEAU, QC, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will attend the 2014 Juno Awards events and ceremony...

2014-03-27 12:25:00

GATINEAU, QC, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will attend the 2014 Juno Awards events and ceremony in Winnipeg from Friday through Sunday. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. The details are as follows: Friday, March 28, 2014 _________________________________________________________________ | Time | Event | LOCATION...

2014-03-26 16:20:26

More than 12 million passengers voted on worldwide airport travel experiences RICHMOND, BC, March 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was named #1 Airport in North America for the fifth consecutive year by Skytrax World Airport Awards in Barcelona, Spain on March 26, 2014. This exceptional honour marks only the second time in award history that any airport has earned top ranking five years in a row. YVR also remains one of the world's best airports, the only...

2014-03-26 08:34:19

HALIFAX, March 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) plans to issue its first quarter 2014 results the afternoon of Wednesday, April 30. A conference call with the financial community will follow the release at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern). The dial-in numbers are 866-696-5910 and 416-340-2217 for Toronto area participants. Please use passcode 2743188. Media are invited to attend in listen-only mode. A replay of the session can be heard until May 30, 2014. To access the replay,...

2014-03-25 12:21:37

OTTAWA, March 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, issued this statement today: "I am encouraged by the resumption of significant truck activity at Port Metro Vancouver terminals in recent days. "This demonstrates that the actions taken by our government and the port have made a difference towards resolving this dispute. "I stand by our commitment to implement the 14-point action plan. I have asked Mr. Vince Ready to ensure that all parties...

2014-03-21 12:21:26

HALIFAX, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pieridae Energy (Canada) Ltd. ("Pieridae") is pleased to announce that the Honourable Randy Delorey, Minister of Environment for the Province of Nova Scotia, has issued environmental assessment (EA) approval, with conditions, for company's proposed Goldboro LNG project. Goldboro LNG consists of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing plant and facilities for the storage and export of LNG, including a marine jetty. In a letter to Pieridae,...

2014-03-19 12:22:03

TORONTO, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (the "GTAA") today reported its financial and operating results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013. The results show a continuation of the improvement in aviation activity results experienced in 2012. Passenger volumes continued to grow during 2013 reflecting both the economic strength of the Greater Toronto Region, and the role of Toronto Pearson as Canada's largest airport and North America's second...

2014-03-19 12:21:55

A three-year mandate for Mr. Paul V. Colling OTTAWA, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointment of Mr. Paul V. Colling to the board of directors of the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority for a term of three years. Mr. Colling has over 30 years' experience in law enforcement operations as a Peace Officer in the Niagara Falls region, as well as a strong background in customer service. His career as a Peace...

2014-03-17 20:20:21

YELLOWKNIFE, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Summit Aviation Group is pleased to announce the launch of its Avro RJ85 program that will initially help service Diavik Diamond Mine's transportation needs through a partnership with Det'on Cho Logistics and First Air. "The introduction of the Avro RJ85 to Summit's fleet is a significant change in our business model," says Summit's president, Rob Mauracher. "Being able to move upwards of 90 passengers to and from remote locations...

2014-03-13 12:25:15

NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage Learning, Inc., a leading global educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets, announced today that it has received confirmation of its Plan of Reorganization from the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, which has been overseeing the Company's Chapter 11 proceedings following its voluntary filing on July 2, 2013. The Plan received full support from all of the...


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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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