Monday, September 29, 2008

Newton / North Delta Federal Election Candidates Oct. 14/08

Newton--North Delta (British Columbia) General Election (Tuesday, October 14, 2008)

Harjit Daudharia (Communist Party of Canada)
Sukh Dhaliwal (Liberal Party of Canada)
James William Miller-Cousineau (Independent)
Sandeep Pandher (Conservative Party of Canada)
John Shavluk (Independent)
Teresa Townsley (New Democratic Party)
Liz Walker (Green Party of Canada)

When you vote, you MUST prove your identity and address. You have three options:
Option 1:

Provide one original piece of identification issued by a government or government agency containing your photo, name and address (e.g. driver’s licence).

Option 2:

Provide two original pieces of identification authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Both pieces must contain your name, and one must also contain your address (e.g. health card and hydro bill).

Option 3:

Swear an oath and be vouched for by an elector who is on the list of electors in the same polling division and who has an acceptable piece or pieces of identification (e.g. a neighbour, your roommate).

Make sure you get out and vote!

CP Empress 2816 Steam Train Vancouver to Mission BC trip

On Saturday October 4, the CP Empress 2816 Steam Locomotive will be making a special 4 hour trip from Vancouver to Mission to help raise money to send some special kids to camp. Tickets cost $25 and include lunch. To order tickets, contact 604-873-1865.

Check in at Pacific Central Station at 10:00 am, Train departs 11:00, Returns at 3:00 pm.

Presented by VIA Rail and Canadian Pacific. Proceeds to Easter Seals...

2816 Steam Train in action: Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge BC

Canadian Do-Not-Call List available Sept. 30

Canadians will be able to avoid unsolicited telemarketer calls by registering with the national do-not-call list by phone or online starting Sept. 30.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission warned calls will not stop immediately upon registration, as telemarketers have 31 days to update their calling lists.

Exceptions to the list include calls from charities, political parties, polling companies, newspapers selling subscriptions, and organizations with which the consumer has an existing business relationship.

Those registered with the list will also be able to file a complaint with a yet-to-be-named third-party investigator if they are still receiving calls from an unexempt organization after the 31-day grace period.

Telemarketers found in violation of the list could face fines of up to $1,500 for individuals and up to $15,000 for corporations.

Canadians will be able to add their land line, cell or fax numbers on the national do-not-call list online at or by calling 1-866-580-DNCL (3625). For TTY service only (for the hearing impaired), the toll-free number will be 1-888-DNCL-TTY (1-888-362-5889).

Friday, September 19, 2008

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Free seminar on Biorefining and biofuels – Lignol’s developments on the BCIT campus

Lignol Innovations has recently moved its facilities to BCIT’s Burnaby campus where it has built a pilot scale biorefinery to complete development of its cellulosic ethanol technology. Lignol’s process produces both biofuels and biochemicals from feedstocks such as wood waste and agricultural residues.

This talk will describe Lignol’s process technology, their progress to date and the path to commercialization; it will also explore some of the benefits of biorefineries in reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and providing a viable alternative to petroleum-based energy and chemicals.

Mr. Michael Rushton is currently Chief Operating Officer of Lignol Innovations Ltd. where he is leading development and commercialization of an innovative biorefining technology for producing cellulosic ethanol.

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Time: 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Location: BC Institute of Technology Room SW1 - 1205

Lignol is a Canadian company based in BC which is undertaking to construct biorefineries for the production of fuel-grade ethanol and biochemicals from Canadian forests and vast supplies of biomass feedstocks. Lignol has acquired and since modified, a solvent based pre-treatment technology that was originally developed by a subsidiary of General Electric. The pre-treatment technology was previously commercialized in a major pulp mill by Repap with an investment of over $C 100 million.

Lignol acquired the technology, plant operations and related engineering data together with the original GE pilot plant, which is now being integrated in Vancouver, BC with recently acquired process capabilities to convert cellulose to ethanol. Lignol has recently produced ethanol and other bio chemicals from both hardwood and softwood species representative of Canadian forests, and is one of the world's more promising cellulose to ethanol companies.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Download Google's Chrome Web Browser - Features and Review

Google Chrome Browser (BETA) for Windows
According to Google, Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

Chrome works with Windows Vista or XP
-One box for everything
-Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.
-Thumbnails of your top sites
-Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.
-Shortcuts for your apps

You can download the Google Chrome browser here .

Other features include :
* a New Tab page * Application shortcuts * Dynamic tabs * Crash control * Incognito mode (hide your browsing history) * Safe browsing * Instant bookmarks * Importing settings from other browsers * Simpler downloads

Seems to work well so far in our testing....