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2014-07-02 12:25:15

-- Top-Rated Hotel Draws Outdoor Enthusiasts Worldwide with Casual Elegance and Spectacular Scenery -- TOFINO, British Columbia, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wickaninnish Inn was named the #1 resort hotel in Canada by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, which announced its 2014 World's Best Awards today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140626/122101 Situated in Tofino, on Vancouver Island's rugged west coast, the Wickaninnish Inn, a member of Relais & Chateaux,...

2014-03-12 08:33:59

The Nootka lighthouse on Vancouver Island is protected OTTAWA, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver Island, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister Responsible for Parks Canada, today designated British Columbia's fifth heritage lighthouse on the recommendation of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. The Nootka lighthouse, located on the...

2013-06-04 23:27:06

Procura, standing by their belief in supporting the communities where they operate, sponsored the 5th Annual Butterfly Ball, hosted by Children´s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. Victoria, BC (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Procura, standing by their belief in supporting the communities where they operate, sponsored the 5th Annual Butterfly Ball, hosted by Children´s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. Procura for Pediatrics is a fully integrated back office, clinical and mobile...

2011-08-17 00:00:30

Vancouver Island residents can now benefit from CDI's 40-year career training history Victoria, BC (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 CDI College has opened a new campus in Victoria, BC, making it easier for residents of the Island to get the career training they need, without having to travel to the Mainland. For more than 40 years, CDI College has provided thousands of Canadians with the skills and knowledge they need to successfully pursue new careers. The new campus in Victoria will bring that...

2011-02-09 13:04:00

VANCOUVER, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - TimberWest Forest Corp. is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire 7,678 hectares (18,973 acres) of private timberland on southern Vancouver Island from Western Forest Products Inc. for $21.9 million. Closing is subject to customary conditions. This will bring TimberWest's total land holdings to 327,678 hectares (809,973 acres) on Vancouver Island. "We are very pleased with the addition of this highly productive timberland adjacent...

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2010-12-13 11:49:04

Every 15 months or so, an unfelt earthquake occurs in western Washington and travels northward to Canada's Vancouver Island. The episode typically releases as much energy as a magnitude 6.5 earthquake, but it does so gradually over a month. New technology is letting University of Washington researchers get a much better picture of how these episodic tremor events relate to potentially catastrophic earthquakes, perhaps as powerful as magnitude 9, that occur every 300 to 500 years in the...

2010-12-10 15:15:00

TSX-V TRADING SYMBOL: CEC VANCOUVER, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Compliance Energy Corporation is pleased to report that it has acquired mineral tenures to five separate exploration properties on Vancouver Island, British Columbia as follows: Property Approximate Location Size (Hectares) Exploration Objectives/Targets Camp Lake Campbell River 3,441 Magnetite skarn and porphyry copper deposits Hisnit Tahsis 1,294 Porphyry and skarn deposits...

2010-11-09 12:31:00

VICTORIA, BC, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ - He might just be the oldest "Tweep" out there. At 86-years-old, Vancouver Island resident Bob McMinn knows more about the power of social media than most people 40 years his junior. McMinn's goal in learning about the growing phenomenon? To raise enough money to save a treasured parcel of land in his tiny community of Highlands, BC. McMinn has lived in the District of Highlands for 53-years and also heads the Mary Lake Conservancy - an organization...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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