Tag: Canada

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How does Canada’s newly released “Food Guide” differ from recommendations offered up by the U.S. government?

Canada came out with its own new set of more detailed food guidelines which public health advocates are praising as an improvement.


business

McAuliffe announces new exports to Canada for Virginia coal equipment manufacturer

Ceramic Technology Inc. made more than $300,000 in sales to new customers in Canada as a result of its participation in the GGCET program.


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Moving north? Consider settling down in these four Canadian capital cities

Canadian apartment hunters have plenty of options to choose from, especially given the sheer size of the country and the diversity of its provinces and territories.


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New exports to Canada for Virginia advanced manufacturing company

AMTI Microwave Circuits made new export sales to Canada through participation in a trade mission to Vancouver.


O, Canada! Northern neighbor is Virginia’s top international tourism partner

Canada is Virginia’s number one source of international tourism, as visitation and spending continues to grow each year.


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McAuliffe to lead marketing, trade mission to Boston, Canada

Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a four-day marketing mission to Boston and Canada, May 17-20.


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Pardons and waivers in Canada: What you need to know

Being convicted of a crime means that you have a criminal record. Even if you were charged but not convicted, you will still have a criminal record.


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Do I need a lawyer for my pardon application?

The Pardon Applications process is complex and detailed, but does an applicant need the services of a lawyer?


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Canada’s plan to regulate gay refugees

Canada recently announced plans to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees as soon as possible. However, not all refugees will be considered.


virginia

Governor McAuliffe announces new seafood export deals to Canada

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday new exports of Virginia seafood to Canada as a result of his recent trade and tourism mission to the country.


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Who made the list of Virginia Four and Five Diamond restaurants, properties for 2015?

AAA Mid-Atlantic has announced the 22 hotels and 12 restaurants in Virginia that earned the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months.


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Tim Kaine: Keystone pipeline would take U.S. in wrong direction

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his opposition to legislation that would mandate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.


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Natural Bridge Zoo takes top spot on list of Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants

In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, released today its list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants for 2014.


Bridgewater College to host International Poetry Festival

Poets and publishers from around the world will converge upon Bridgewater College Jan. 15-18 for a conference to celebrate poetry, creativity and the global exchange of ideas.


Taming the climate debate

The climate controversy is one of the world’s most important discussions. At stake are billions of dollars, countless jobs, and, if U.N. representatives who met in Peru are right, the fate of the global environment itself.


business

Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods to invest $1.8 million in first Virginia operation

Canada-based Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods will invest $1.8 million to establish its first Virginia operation in Warren County.


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AAA: Wintry weather could impact Thanksgiving travel

AAA Mid-Atlantic urges holiday travelers to refrain from traveling if possible until the wintry weather completely passes and it is safe to travel again.


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Virginia farm products part of nation’s record-setting ag exports

U.S. agricultural exports, including those from Virginia, are at an all-time high. The USDA recently announced that agricultural exports for 2014 totaled $152.5 billion, topping last year’s record $141 billion.


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Tim Kaine speech on Senate floor on Keystone pipeline

Sen. Tim Kaine remarks on the Senate floor before the vote on a resolution related to the proposed Keystone pipeline.


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Bob Goodlatte: Time to build the Keystone pipeline

You’ve probably heard the old phrase, “good things come to those who wait.” Well, the American people have been waiting over six years for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.


virginia

Virginia peanut yields predicted to increase by 26 percent

Virginia peanut growers are hoping this year’s crop will be 26 percent larger than last year’s, a great recovery from recent years of low production.


nTelos reports third quarter earnings

NTELOS Holdings Corp., a leading regional provider of nationwide wireless voice and data communications announced today operating and financial results for its third quarter.


business

Country-of-origin labeling caught up in trade dispute

Country-of-origin-labeling was approved in 2009 as part of the 2008 Farm Bill, but Canada and Mexico immediately filed suit in the World Trade Organization.


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Progressives offer bipartisan plan for healthcare? Not quite

The Center for American Progress released a healthcare reform plan in Septebmer it claimed should draw bipartisan support because it includes Republican ideas. The first four words of an Associated Press article reporting on the plan were “Borrowing a Republican idea.”


Canada is never going to be the same: Really?

Canada has looked its nose down on its neighbors to the South pretty much forever. We like to shoot each other; we’re the ones prone to starting wars over the slightest provocation and dragging them into our battles.


Tropical Atlantic may spring to life this weekend

AccuWeather reports an area of disturbed weather over the Atlantic Ocean, north of the Leeward Islands, is being monitored for tropical development through the weekend.


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Popular on-site chain saw sculptor returning to State Fair

Ben Risney of Masters of the Chainsaw, a popular State Fair of Virginia attraction, will effortlessly turn logs into unique replicas of bears, penguins, flowers, lighthouses or whatever fires up his imagination.


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UVA golfer Denny McCarthy shoots 64, leads US to World Amateur Team title

UVA senior men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) got off to an amazing start during his final round at the World Amateur Team Championships to help the U.S. team win the event and defend its Eisenhower Trophy.


Earth Talk: Tar sands oil development’s impact on birds

Each year tens of million of migratory birds “overwinter” in the Canadian Boreal forest, a vast tract of mostly uninhabited coniferous woodlands and wetlands stretching from Newfoundland to the Yukon.


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Jim Bennett: Keep Burger King in the USA

The best government response to the “inversion” of Burger King with Canada’s Tim Hortons Inc. for the purpose of avoiding US taxes is the opposite of what you might think. Rather than club Burger King over the head with yet more tax avoidance rules, don’t tax Burger King – or its ilk – at all.


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Six UVA alums to compete at World Rowing Championships

Six UVA alums are set to compete at the 2014 FISA World Rowing Championships, to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Aug. 24-31.


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Emerald Ash Borer found in more Virginia localities

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the detection of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in additional counties in the Commonwealth; the newly infested counties include Alleghany, Bath, Fauquier and Page.


SMAC, Waynesboro Y swimmer to make second appearance in world championships

Jessie Arnold, a member of the SMAC swim team at the Waynesboro Family YMCA, will make her second appearance in the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championship.


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UVA golfer Denny McCarthy eliminated in US Amateur semifinals

UVA men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) lost his semifinal match Saturday at the 114th U.S. Amateur Championships at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Corey Conners of Canada defeated McCarthy 1-up during their 18-hole match.


The Steel Wheels to perform at Blue Ridge Community College

The Steel Wheels bring their Slipstream Tour to Weyers Cave on Friday, September 12 , when they perform a free outdoor concert at Blue Ridge Community College as part of the college’s Appalachian Heritage Arts Series.