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2014-08-07 12:20:41

DORVAL,QC, Aug. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (A12Q0161) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a landing approach below the optimum approach slope at a low speed and high descent rate led to the hard landing and fuselage strike of a de Havilland DHC-8-301 at the Gaspé Airport on 10 September 2012. There were no injuries to the 32 passengers and 3 crew members, but the aircraft sustained significant damage to its rear...

2014-08-05 08:22:36

GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will hold a news conference in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, on 19 August 2014 at 10:30 a.m. EDT, to make public its report (R13D0054) on the investigation into the July 2013 derailment of a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. Information about the exact venue location will be announced on 11 August 2014, as well as details about an official webcast. THIS EVENT WILL...

2014-07-31 12:24:12

PORT-DANIEL - GASCONS, QC, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - McInnis Cement announced that the financial structure of its new generation cement plant under construction in the Gaspé region has been completed. National Bank of Canada, as sole bookrunner of the bank syndicate, has confirmed the availability of a $360M loan for the project. This amount is in addition to the $500M in equity from private and public investors including the joint venture formed by the groupe Beaudier and La Caisse de...

2014-07-24 23:00:55

Eastern Canadian salmon rivers are a destination for many U.S. anglers. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) commends the Fédération Québécoise pour le Saumon Atlantique (FQSA) for calling on the Quebec government to implement mandatory live release of all Atlantic salmon over 63 centimeters due to low numbers. Recognizing that both salmon and grilse (mature salmon less than 63 cm long) numbers are low in many rivers so far this...

2014-07-23 16:22:46

MONTREAL, July 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Quebec (FCCQ), together with a dozen prominent representatives of Quebec's business community, civil society and municipal sector, participated in a three-day study tour of Alberta's hydrocarbon industry. During the tour, participants visited industries involved in oil and gas exploration and development and met with Alberta's regulatory body, entrepreneurs, farmers and public decision makers who all...

2014-07-22 08:36:11

VANCOUVER, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ -Today Roam Mobility is announcing that repluggable and nano SIM cards can be purchased at Canada Computers stores in Ontario and Quebec. Roam SIM cards are available for every type of GSM phone, smartphone, tablet or hotspot, and enable Canadians to use their devices to access affordable talk, text, and 4G LTE data across the US. "Many Canadians experience high roaming costs when they use their devices across the border," says Emir Aboulhosn, CEO...

2014-07-21 23:08:03

Public health researchers in Quebec say mesothelioma is the top cause of work-related cancer deaths in the province and they are hoping that scientists will take note. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Researchers at the University of Montreal have estimated the number of occupational cancer cases and deaths in Quebec in hopes of helping scientists set their research priorities. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s full article on the new research. New data from the Canada...

2014-07-17 12:25:11

TORONTO, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's performance in business investment per worker relative to its peers is sliding, led by dismal performances in Quebec and Ontario, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Capital Needed: Canada Needs More Robust Business Investment," authors Benjamin Dachis, William B.P. Robson and Nicholas Chesterley find that Canada, after several years of improved performance, is equipping its workers less well than countries like Australia and the...

2014-07-02 16:25:46

VANCOUVER, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Commerce Resources Corp. (TSXv: CCE) (FSE: D7H) (the "Company") is pleased to announce assay results from its 2014 winter drill program at the 100% owned Ashram Rare Earth Deposit located in northern Quebec. The drill program, which finished on schedule and under budget, consisted of twelve near-surface holes (1,557m), located within the current defined extent of the Ashram Deposit, and further delineated the Middle and Heavy Rare Earth Oxide Zone...

2014-07-02 12:28:34

TORONTO, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - New research published by the Canadian Health Policy Institute (CHPI) shows that Quebec's publicly funded drug plan provides the best access to new drugs among all the federal and provincial public drug plans in Canada. The study compares Canada's public drug programs in terms of the number of new drugs approved for public insurance coverage, as well as the time that patients must wait for publicly insured access to new drugs. It ranks the quality of coverage...


Latest Quebec Reference Libraries

Lake Memphremagog claimed home of Memphre
2014-01-22 10:15:54

Memphre is a lake monster said to inhabit Lake Memphremagog in Quebec, Canada. The 30-mile-long lake sits between the towns of Newport, Vermont and Magog, Canada. The creature is believed to live in a cave at the base of Owl’s Head Mountain. Memphre was named by Jacques Boisvert, a dracontologist (cryptozoologist) and prominent diver. He personally has never seen the creature but worked together with Barbara Malloy, the head of Memphremagog Historical Society of Newport, who has claimed...

Ebony Jewelwing, Calopteryx maculate
2013-07-30 14:19:06

The ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculate) is a broad-winged damselfly that can be found in southeastern areas of Canada, New England, and the Mid-Atlantic States. It prefers to reside in wooded areas near rivers and streams, but it has been seen away from water sources. This species reaches an average length between 1.5 and 2.2 inches and it differs in color depending upon the sex and age. Adult males are bluish green in color with a metallic appearance, while females are duller brown in...

2012-06-18 04:56:03

Symbol: CRSU2 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   CRCH80 Crataegus champlainensis Sarg. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:NY, WI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed...

2012-06-18 07:30:19

Symbol: CAQU4 Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: CAN    N Distribution: Carex×quebecensisLepage [bigelowii × saxatilis] distribution:CAN(QC) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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2008-08-11 19:31:03

The Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus), or Red-back Salamander, is a small, hardy woodland salamander. It inhabits wooded slopes in Eastern North America, west to Missouri, south to North Carolina, and north from southern Quebec and the Maritime Provinces in Canada to Minnesota. salamander. It is also known as the Northern Redback Salamander to distinguish it from the Southern Redback Salamander (P. serratus). The Red-backed Salamander is found mostly in two color variations: the...

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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.'