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Monthly Archives: January 2015

$9Million for Solutions in Natural Resources, Applied Sciences and Engineering

Post-secondary institutions will receive up to $9 million in the next three years for projects providing social, economic and environmental solutions for […]

Increased San Francisco Flight Frequency

San FransiscoUnited Express will offer increased frequency on the Victoria (YYJ) to San Francisco (SFO) flight effective March 29, 2009. Service will now be offered twice daily, with a change in aircraft configuration.

The new aircraft will be a 50 seat regional jet, which will replace the 66 seat regional jet that operates currently. The new jet will have 100% economy seating and will offer a more attractive schedule for those passengers wishing to connect from SFO to another destination.

VITP Welcomes Alberta Research Council to Victoria

Vancouver Island Technology Park (VITP) is pleased to welcome Alberta Research Council (ARC) as its newest tenant. ARC has opened its first […]

Green Government Facility Named Canada's Solar Project of the Year

Jean CanfieldCarmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) today received the CanSIA “Solar PV Project of the Year Award” for a grid-tied solar power system installed on the Jean Canfield Building in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. In accepting the award at the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) conference in Toronto earlier today, Carmanah CEO Ted Lattimore expressed his thanks on behalf of the entire project team, and commented on the global shift towards using renewable energy technology to create healthier and more efficient environments in which to live and work.

Human breast stem cells that regrow mammary tissue: BC Cancer Agency discovery

BC Cancer AgencyA team of scientists at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver have made an important advance for breast cancer. Published this week in the leading medical journal, Nature Medicine, their exciting study shows that the normal female breast contains a population of breast stem cells – each being able to regrow a complete miniature, milk-producing mammary gland after being transplanted into a special type of mouse. Many investigators believe these normal breast stem cells are the culprits that start to form breast cancers.