CNW Daybook for Friday, February 15, 2008



    TORONTO, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL

    
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    <B>NATIONAL</B>

    DATE:      February 15
    EVENT:     MEDIA ADVISORY - CELEBRATE FAMILY DAY WITH FREE EVENTS AT
               BEST BUY
    CITY:      Various
    LOCATION:  Select Best Buy Stores in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
               and Ontario
    CONTACT:   MEDIA CONTACT: Heather Seabrook, Best Buy Communications,
               (604) 412-1011
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/15/c2615.html
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    <B>QUEBEC</B>

    DATE:      February 5 - February 18
    EVENT:     L'EMBARQUEMENT POUR L'AMOUR FOU: A COLLECTIVE WORK OF ART
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  main entrance hall of Place des Arts
    CONTACT:   Flavie Boucher, Les Impatients, (514) 842-1043
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/29/c5198.html

    DATE:      February 15 - February 17
    EVENT:     FUTURE HEALTHCARE LEADERS ADDRESS HEALTHCARE WORKER CRISIS
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, 1201 Boulevard
               Rene-Levesque West
    CONTACT:   Ben Albright, Executive Director, (514) 824-7683
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/13/c2039.html

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     THE THIRD ANNUAL MONTREAL COTTAGE AND COUNTRY HOMES SHOW
               GOES GREEN
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Olympic Stadium
    NOTES:     The media accreditation is mandatory
    CONTACT:   Communications BICOM, (514) 223-6770
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/12/c9105.html

    TIME:      11:00
    EVENT:     INFRASTRUCTURE CANADA - ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE TRANSFER OF THE
               FEDERAL GAS TAX TO THE CITY OF CANDIAC
    CITY:      CANDIAC
    LOCATION:  City Hall, 100 Montcalm Boulevard North
    CONTACT:   Karine White, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of
               Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, (613) 991-0700;
               Harold Fortin, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of
               Revenue and Minister responsible for the Montérégie Region,
               (418) 643-3804; Danielle Leggett, Communications, City of
               Candiac, (450) 444-6001; Infrastructure Canada,
               (613) 948-1148
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2247.html

    TIME:      12:00
    EVENT:     MEDIA ROUNDTABLE WITH DR. SHERRY COOPER TO DISCUSS HER
               BESTSELLING BOOK
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  BMO Bank of Montreal Main Branch, 119 St. Jacques St.
    CONTACT:   Media Contacts: BMO Financial Group: Ronald Monet,
               (514) 877-1873 or (514) 594-2501; Penguin Group (Canada):
               Debbie Gaudet, (416) 928-2410
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2329.html

    TIME:      14:00
    EVENT:     CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION CANADA - SPECIAL CITIZENSHIP
               CEREMONY AS PART OF THE ACTIVITIES MARKING NATIONAL FLAG OF
               CANADA DAY 2008
    CITY:      TROIS-RIVIERES
    LOCATION:  Naval Reserve HMCS RADISSON, 1000, Ile St-Christophe
    CONTACT:   For media inquiries: Jacqueline Roby, Spokesperson, Regional
               Communications Directorate, Citizenship and Immigration
               Canada, (514) 283-4800, (514) 774-4385
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/13/c8191.html
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    <B>ONTARIO</B>

    DATE:      February 14 - February 16
    EVENT:     FIFTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
               DEVELOPMENT
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street AND Government
               Conference Centre, 2 Rideau Street
    CONTACT:   Raymond Sullivan, Communications Manager, FCM Centre for
               Sustainable Community Development, (613) 907-6294
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2096.html

    TIME:      08:30 - 20:00
    EVENT:     FEDERATION OF CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES - SUSTAINABLE
               COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW 2008
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street; Government
               Conference Centre, 2 Rideau Street
    NOTES:     All media are asked to report to the Media Support Room
               (Champlain Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier) to collect a
               conference pass. For security reasons, identification or
               proof of assignment will be requested.
    CONTACT:   Raymond Sullivan, (613) 907-6294
    URL:
    http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/06/c7646.html

    TIME:      09:00
    EVENT:     THE HONOURABLE JIM FLAHERTY, WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN THE
               SECRETARIAT OF THE EGMONT GROUP OF FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE
               UNITS
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, 175 Bloor
               Street East, South Tower, Suite 1803
    CONTACT:   Chisholm Pothier, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of
               Finance, (613) 996-7861; David Gamble, Media Relations,
               Department of Finance, (613) 996-8080
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2488.html

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON INFRASTRUCTURE
    CITY:      HAWKESBURY
    LOCATION:  Hawkesbury Wastewater Treatment Plant, 815 Main Street East
    CONTACT:   Karine White, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of
               Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, (613) 991-0700;
               Infrastructure Canada, (613) 948-1148
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2374.html

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     NEWS CONFERENCE FOR CANADIAN IMPRISONED IN BULGARIA ACCUSES
               RCMP OF MISCONDUCT
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Charles Lynch Theatre, Room 130 S, Centre Block, Parliament
               Building
    CONTACT:   Ian Connerty, Freeman Mandel Milne Inc., Tel: (416) 985-9855;
               Mary-Anne Cedrone, Tel: (905) 398-0401
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/13/c9846.html

    TIME:      10:30
    EVENT:     NEWS CONFERENCE - ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE WILL RELEASE A
               REPORT ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN HEALTH EFFECTS OF THE
               TAR SANDS, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON HOW OTTAWA IS NOT FULFILLING
               ITS ENVIRONMENTAL DUTIES
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Charles Lynch Press Gallery, Room 130S, Centre Block,
               Parliament Hill
    CONTACT:   Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext.
               232, (647) 280-9521 (cell)
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/12/c8964.html

    TIME:      10:30
    EVENT:     ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE RELEASE A REPORT ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL
               AND HUMAN HEALTH EFFECTS OF THE TAR SANDS
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Charles Lynch Press Gallery, Room 130S, Centre Block,
               Parliament Hill
    NOTES:     RSVP to Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, if you plan
               to call in for the news conference. (416) 323-9521 ext. 232
    CONTACT:   Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext.
               232, (647) 280-9521 (cell)
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2316.html

    TIME:      12:00
    EVENT:     CUPE NATIONAL PRESIDENT PAUL MOIST TO LEAD 'RESPECT AND
               FAIRNESS' RALLY FOR STRIKING KAWARTHA LAKES WORKERS FRIDAY
    CITY:      LINDSAY
    LOCATION:  City of Kawartha Lakes City Hall
    CONTACT:   Lyn Edwards, CUPE 855 President, (705) 878-2152; Alison
               Davidson, CUPE National Rep., (705) 760-5113; James Chai,
               CUPE Communications, (416) 458-3983
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2362.html

    TIME:      12:00
    EVENT:     CITY ANNOUNCES NEW SNOW REMOVAL OPERATION
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  McGee Street at Eastern Avenue (parking on Eastern Avenue or
               at 433 Eastern Avenue, City of Toronto yard)
    CONTACT:   Kevin Sack, Director, Strategic Communications, (416) 919-6500
               (cell)
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2566.html

    TIME:      14:00
    EVENT:     GUY LAUZON, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR STORMONT-DUNDAS-SOUTH
               GLENGARRY WILL ANNOUNCE AN IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
               INVESTMENT FOR ONTARIO COMMUNITIES.
    CITY:      CORNWALL
    LOCATION:  Cornwall Council Chambers
               360 Pitt Street
               Cornwall ON
               K6H 5T9
    CONTACT:   Erik Waddell, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Tony
               Clement, (613) 957-0200; Media Relations, Industry Canada,
               (613) 943-2502
    URL:
    http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/February2008/13/c9704.html

    TIME:      14:00
    EVENT:     MINISTER DAY TO MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT RELATED TO BORDER
               SECURITY AND PROSPERITY
    CITY:      LANSDOWNE
    LOCATION:  Commercial Building Boardroom, Port of Lansdowne, 860 Hwy 137
    CONTACT:   Mélisa Leclerc, Director of Communications, Office of the
               Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, (613)
               991-2863; Chris Kealey, Canada Border Services Agency, Media
               Relations, (613) 991-5197
    URL:
    http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2262.html
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    <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B>

    TIME:      07:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     ALLEN-VANGUARD TO HOST CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST - FIRST
               QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS AND GENERAL UPDATE
    INTERNET: http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2168100
    PHONE NO.: 1-800-595-8550 or (416) 644-3421
    CONTACT:   Elisabeth Preston, (613) 614-4884
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/11/c8758.html

    TIME:      08:00 Pacific
    EVENT:     WESTERN CANADIAN COAL CORP TO RELEASE THIRD QUARTER 2008
               RESULTS AND HOLD CONFERENCE CALL
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3416 or 1-800-732-9307
    CONTACT:   David Jan, (604) 608-2692
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/17/c9925.html
        http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2499.html

    TIME:      08:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     ADVANTEX MARKETING INTERNATIONAL INC. CONFERENCE CALL AND
               WEBCAST
    INTERNET:  www.newswire.ca and www.advantex.com
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3419 or 1-800-731-6941
    CONTACT:   Mukesh Sabharwal, Vice-President and Chief Financial
               Officer, Tel: (416) 481-5657, ext. 249
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/11/c8864.html

    TIME:      10:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     DOMTAR CORPORATION FOURTH QUARTER 2007 FINANCIAL RESULTS
    INTERNET:  www.domtar.com/en/investors
    PHONE NO.: 1-866-321-6651 or (416) 642-5212
    CONTACT:   Media relations: Michel A. Rathier, (514) 848-5103; Investor
               relations: Pascal Bossé, (514) 848-5938
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/01/c6436.html

    TIME:      11:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     OTELCO INC. FOURTH QUARTER EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL
    INTERNET:  www.otelcoinc.com or www.earnings.com
    PHONE NO.: dial (913) 312-0939 and ask for the Otelco call 10 minutes
               prior to the start time
    CONTACT:   Curtis Garner, Chief Financial Officer, Otelco Inc.,
               (205) 625-3571
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2379.html

    TIME:      11:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     OTELCO CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS FOURTH QUARTER AND ANNUAL
               RESULTS
    INTERNET:  www.OtelcoInc.com or www.earnings.com
    PHONE NO.: (913) 312-0939
    CONTACT:   Curtis Garner, Chief Financial Officer, Otelco Inc.,
               (205) 625-3571
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/22/c3019.html

    TIME:      12:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     ATLANTIC CANADA OPPORTUNITIES AGENCY (ACOA) - MINISTER
               MACKAY WILL BE AVAILABLE TO RESPOND TO MEDIA QUESTIONS ABOUT
               THE INDIA MISSION
    PHONE NO.: 1-888-265-0464
    NOTES:     provide the conference ID (#34933548) by 12:15
               E.T. to join the call
    CONTACT:   Chris Yonke, Senior Advisor Office of the Honourable Peter
               MacKay, (902) 426-4414; Alex Smith, Director of
               Communications, ACOA Nova Scotia, (902) 426-9417
    URL:
    http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2407.html
    http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2443.html
    http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2439.html
    http://www.cnw.ca/fr/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2461.html
    http://www.cnw.ca/fr/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2465.html

    TIME:      15:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     EMERA Q4 EARNINGS RELEASE AND CONFERENCE CALL
    INTERNET:  http://www.emera.com/
    PHONE NO.: 1-888-575-8232 or (416) 406-6419
    CONTACT:   Jennifer Nicholson, CA, Director, Investor Relations and
               Strategic Development, (902) 428-6347
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/18/c2185.html

    TIME:      16:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     THE WESTAIM CORPORATION WEBCAST OF CONFERENCE CALL TO
               DISCUSS 2007 FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS
    INTERNET:  www.westaim.com
    CONTACT:   Gillian McArdle, (416) 504-8464
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/11/c8908.html

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