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Earthquake In British Columbia Leads To Tsunami Warnings
2012-10-28 07:07:05

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the Canadian province of British Columbia late Saturday night, leading to short-lived tsunami warnings and mass evacuations as far away as Hawaii, according to various media reports.

2010-11-10 11:20:00

CALGARY AB and MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - On November 11th, all Canadian Pacific trains in Canada and the United States will safely halt at 11AM local time, observe two minutes of respect in silence and then sound a long train whistle in tribute.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.