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Press releases from Canada

Regulators pull back from usage-based billing after half-a-million Canadians speak out

Open Media, Wed November 16, 2011 [PRESS RELEASE]
- he CRTC has released its decision on Internet metering (usage-based billing), and pro-Internet organization is celebrating it as a step forward for the open and affordable Internet. The decision comes as the result of public pressure, channeled primarily through the group’s Stop The Meter campaign, which included a petition that attracted over half-a-million Canadians.

‘WorkCabin’ is the latest tool for Canadians seeking employment in the growing green economy

ECO, Tue July 03, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada - Recently, public interest in climate change has dictated that businesses and organizations change the way they operate, requiring many to adopt better practices and cleaner technology to attract and retain clientele.

‘Beavertail’ surgery helps tongue cancer patients

University of Alberta, Tue January 16, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Edmonton, Alberta - A new surgical technique pioneered at the University of Alberta has given back the ability to swallow to patients with tongue cancer.

Environmental Groups Sign Declaration for the Protection of BC’s Inland Rainforest Region

Valhalla Wilderness Society, Sat July 29, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Victoria, BC - Twelve environmental organizations in the southern and central Interior of BC say that the area is losing many species of plants and wildlife that are dependent upon old-growth forest and wilderness.

Researchers Build Sharpest Tip

University of Alberta, Sat July 15, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Calgary, AB - Forget the phrase, "sharp as a tack." Now, thanks to new University of Alberta research the popular expression might become, "sharp as a single atom tip formed by chemically assisted spatially controlled field evaporation."

Cure Found for Huntington Disease in Mice Offers Hope for Treatment in Humans

Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, Sun June 18, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Vancouver, BC - Researchers at the Child and Family Research Institute's Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) have provided ground-breaking evidence for a cure for Huntington disease in a mouse offering hope that this disease can be relieved in humans.

Environment Canada: Generous Donation to Canadians-Milestone-Ecogift Protects Rare Alvar Habitat

Environment Canada, Tue June 13, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Orillia, Ontario - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of the Environment, today announced the donation of Canada's 500th ecological gift, namely the Prairie Smoke nature reserve.

Province Signs Parks Agreement With ‘Namgis Nation

Ministry of Environment, Wed May 17, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Victoria, BC - The Province of British Columbia and the 'Namgis First Nation signed an agreement today to collaboratively manage parks and protected areas within 'Namgis traditional territory.

Gigantic Meat-eating Dinosaur Discovered

University Of Alberta, Fri April 21, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Plaza Huincul, Argentina - At a news conference today in the western Patagonian city where the news species was found, paleontologists will unveil what may be one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs known.

Older Donor Hearts Just As Good, Study Shows

University of Alberta, Fri April 14, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Edmonton, AB - Patients who receive healthy hearts from donors 50 years of age and older appear to fare just as well as patients who receive younger hearts, and that may be good news for potentially expanding a small donor pool, a University of Alberta study has found.

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