CNW Daybook for Friday, March 14, 2008



    TORONTO, March 14 /CNW/ - ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL

    
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    <B>QUEBEC</B>

    DATE:      March 14
    EVENT:     2008 AITS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Centre Mont-Royal
    CONTACT:   or to obtain media accreditation: Valérie Molenaar,
               Enigma communications, (514) 982-0308, ext. 211, Cell:
               (514) 825-0308,
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/10/c9974.html

    TIME:      07:30 - 09:00
    EVENT:     THE BOARD OF TRADE OF METROPOLITAN MONTREAL WELCOMES MONIQUE
               JEROME-FORGET, QUEBEC'S MINISTER OF FINANCES
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Delta Centre-Ville, 777 University Street
    CONTACT:   and registration: Sylvie Paquette, Coordinator, Media
               relations, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal,
               (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/13/c3620.html

    TIME:      09:00 - 16:00
    EVENT:     NATIONAL CADET BIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008
    CITY:      VALCARTIER
    LOCATION:  Myriam Bédard Biathlon Centre at Canadian Forces Base
               Valcartier
    CONTACT:   Captain Normand Gonthier, (418) 670-6746
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/07/c2001.html

    TIME:      11:30
    EVENT:     THE HONOURABLE JOSEE VERNER, MINISTER OF CANADIAN HERITAGE,
               STATUS OF WOMEN AND OFFICIAL LANGUAGES, WILL MAKE AN
               IMPORTANT FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE
    CITY:      QUEBEC
    LOCATION:  Mères et Mondes, 727, 8th Avenue
    CONTACT:   (media only): Pascal Doucet, Media Relations Coordinator,
               Service Canada Communications, (514) 982-2384, ext. 2209;
               Media Relations Office, Service Canada, (819) 994-5559
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/March2008/13/c3845.html

    TIME:      12:00
    EVENT:     THE BOARD OF TRADE OF METROPOLITAN MONTREAL WELCOMES PIERRE
               MARC JOHNSON, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, TECHNOPOLE
               VILLE-MARIE
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Palais des congrès, 1001 place Jean-Paul Riopelle
    CONTACT:   and registration: Sylvie Paquette, Coordinator, Media
               relations, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal,
               (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015; Guy Versailles, ARP, Versailles
               communication, (514) 386-9774
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/13/c3632.html
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    <B>ONTARIO</B>

    DATE:      March 10 - March 14
    EVENT:     MARCH BREAK AT DEVONSHIRE MALL - EXCITING ACTIVITIES FOR THE
               FAMILY
    CITY:      WINDSOR
    LOCATION:  Devonshire Mall, 3100 Howard Ave.
    NOTES:     See press release for daily activity details
    CONTACT:   Media Contact: Anna Ng, The Idea Workshop Limited,
               (416) 504-3977 ext. 29
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/10/c9642.html

    DATE:      March 14 - March 16
    EVENT:     "ROUTES TO FREEDOM" CONFERENCE
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Fauteux Hall, 57 Louis
               Pasteur Street, Gowlings Moot Court Rooms
    CONTACT:   Susan Tonkin, Communications, Advisor, Law Society of Upper
               Canada, (416) 947-7605; Amanda Leslie, Communications
               Officer, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, (613) 562-5800
               ext. 2832
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2410.html

    DATE:      March 14 - March 16
    EVENT:     HOLISTIC WORLD EXPO
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  North Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    CONTACT:   Yvette Murray, (416) 966-2626
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/08/c7177.html

    TIME:      08:00
    EVENT:     NATIONAL CONTEST CHALLENGES CANADIANS TO 'BUILD STANLEY' -
               SCOTIABANK CALLS ON HOCKEY FANS TO BUILD CREATIVE REPLICAS
               OF THE CUP
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Dundas Square, corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets
    CONTACT:   Lindsay Mattick, Narrative Advocacy, (416) 644-4123 (cel)l;
               Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416) 866-6203 or
               (416) 888-4695 (cell)
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/07/c9972.html

    TIME:      09:30 - 16:00
    EVENT:     'TAP INTO SPRING' AT THE ANNUAL SUGARBUSH MAPLE SYRUP
               FESTIVAL
    CITY:      WOODBRIDGE
    LOCATION:  Kortright Centre for Conservation: 9550 Pine Valley Drive,
               south of Major Mackenzie Drive, west of Highway 400
    CONTACT:   Brown & Cohen Communications & Public Affairs Inc.,
               (416) 484-1132; Rowena Calpito, ext. 4; Wendy Kauffman, ext 3
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/13/c9742.html

    TIME:      09:30 - 16:00
    EVENT:     'TAP INTO SPRING' AT THE ANNUAL SUGARBUSH MAPLE SYRUP
               FESTIVAL
    CITY:      STOUFFVILLE
    LOCATION:  Bruce's Mill Conservation Park: south side of Stouffville
               Road, east of Warden Avenue
    CONTACT:   Brown & Cohen Communications & Public Affairs Inc.,
               (416) 484-1132; Rowena Calpito ext. 4; Wendy Kauffman ext 3
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/13/c9742.html

    TIME:      10:30
    EVENT:     CANADIAN PEACE ALLIANCE HOLDS ANTI-WAR PRESS CONFERENCE
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Trinity-St. Paul's United Church
               427 Bloor Street West
    CONTACT:   Sid Lacombe: National Coordinator, Canadian Peace Alliance,
               Phone: (416) 588-5555 (office), or (416) 333-7567 (cell)
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/14/c4040.html

    TIME:      11:00
    EVENT:     GEORGE SMITHERMAN, DEPUTY PREMIER AND MINISTER OF HEALTH AND
               LONG-TERM CARE, LAUNCHES ONTARIO'S COLORECTAL CANCER
               SCREENING PUBLIC AWARENESS AND EDUCATION CAMPAIGN
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Gerrard Square Shopping Centre, Centre Court, Lower Level,
               1000 Gerrard Street East
    CONTACT:   Laurel Ostfield, Minister's Office, (416) 212-4048; David
               Jensen, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, (416) 314-6197
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/13/c3782.html

    TIME:      18:30 - 20:30
    EVENT:     MEDIA ADVISORY - LEGAL PROFESSION COMMEMORATES 200TH
               ANNIVERSARY OF ABOLITION OF SLAVE TRADE AT INTERNATIONAL
               CONFERENCE
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Ottawa Court House Atrium, 161 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON
    CONTACT:   Susan Tonkin, Communications Advisor, Law Society of Upper
               Canada, (416) 947-7605
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/14/c2410.html
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    <B>ALBERTA</B>

    DATE:      March 14
    EVENT:     CALGARY REAL ESTATE BOARD'S COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT SPEAKER
               SERIES
    CITY:      CALGARY
    LOCATION:  Greenwood Inn & Conference Centre, 3515-26th Street NE,
               Evergreen Room
    CONTACT:   Stacey Hatcher, Manager of Communications, Calgary Real
               Estate Board, (o) (403) 781-1345, (c) (403) 461-7504
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/12/c3364.html

    TIME:      08:30
    EVENT:     HEARINGS TO BE HELD IN FOR PROPOSED ENCANA SHALLOW GAS
               INFILL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
    CITY:      CALGARY
    LOCATION:  Energy Resources Conservation Board, Govier Hall, 640 - 5th
               Avenue SW
    CONTACT:   Media may contact: Lucille Jamault, Senior Communications
               Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency,
               (613) 957-0434
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/January2008/17/c9942.html
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    <B>BRITISH COLUMBIA</B>

    DATE:      March 13 - March 15
    EVENT:     SITTING VOLLEYBALL - CLINICS
    CITY:      VANCOUVER
    LOCATION:  See the following URL link for places of clinics
    CONTACT:   Phil Allen, Volleyball Canada technical coordinator,
               613-748-5681 ext. 230, 613-296-5558; Travis Dodds, Optimum
               Volleyball co-founder and coach, 778-329-7040; or Norma
               Reveler, Canadian Paralympic Committee media relations,
               613-569-4333, ext. 227
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/13/c3684.html

    TIME:      10:00 - 10:30
    EVENT:     OFFICIALS FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, ENCANA AND SDTC
               WILL ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR A PROJECT DEMONSTRATING A DIESEL
               EMISSION REDUCTION SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY NXTGEN EMISSION
               CONTROLS
    CITY:      VANCOUVER
    LOCATION:  Meeting Room 18, Conference Level, Vancouver Convention and
               Exhibition Centre
    CONTACT:   EnCana: Rhona DelFrari, Media Relations Advisor, Cell
               (403) 472-8828; SDTC: Patrice Breton, Director of
               Communications, (613) 234-6313 ext. 295, Cell (613) 292-5029;
               NxtGen: Brian Kahnert, VP, Marketing and Government Relations,
               (604) 688-7841 ext 105
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/12/c3063.html

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     RITCHIE BROS. TO CONDUCT BACK-TO-BACK INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT
               AUCTIONS IN SURREY AND LANGLEY
    CITY:      LANGLEY
    LOCATION:  Leavitt Machinery (24389 Fraser Highway)
    CONTACT:   Kim Schulz, Corporate Communications Manager, Ritchie Bros.
               Auctioneers, Mob: (604) 788-5379; Or Jake Lawson, Regional
               Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Surrey auction site tel:
               (604) 580-0166
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/10/c2693.html
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    <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B>

    TIME:      08:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     IDC NOTICE: 2007 YEAR END CONFERENCE CALL
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3417 or 1-800-732-6179
    CONTACT:   Swapan Kakumanu, 1-866-975-6737
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/12/c3264.html

    TIME:      08:25 Eastern
    EVENT:     OPTI, WILL PRESENT AN OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY AT THE
               FIRSTENERGY/SOCIETE GENERALE EAST COAST CANADIAN ENERGY
               CONFERENCE.
    INTERNET:  http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia.com/14699
    CONTACT:   Alison Trollope, Investor Relations Manager, (403) 218-4705;
               OPTI Canada Inc., Suite 2100, 555 - 4th Ave. S.W., Calgary,
               Alberta, Canada, T2P 3E7
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/11/c3065.html

    TIME:      09:25 Eastern
    EVENT:     BONAVISTA ENERGY TRUST TO PRESENT AT THE FIRSTENERGY/SOCIETE
               GENERALE EAST COAST CANADIAN ENERGY CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK,
               NEW YORK
    INTERNET:  http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia.com/14705
    CONTACT:   Bonavista Energy Trust, Keith MacPhail, President & CEO, Ph:
               (403) 213-4300
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/05/c7356.html

    TIME:      10:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     WFI INDUSTRIES LTD. FOURTH QUARTER WEBCAST
    INTERNET:  www.waterfurnace.com or www.newswire.ca
    CONTACT:   Bruce Ritchey, President, (260) 479-3224
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/06/c7888.html

    TIME:      10:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     THOMPSON CREEK CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST FOR ANALYSTS AND
               INVESTORS
    INTERNET:  www.newswire.ca and www.thompsoncreekmetals.com
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3416 or 1-800-732-9307
    CONTACT:   Wayne Cheveldayoff, Director of Investor Relations, Thompson
               Creek Metals Company Inc., Tel: (416) 860-1438, Toll free:
               1-800-827-0992; Dan Symons, Renmark Financial Communications
               Inc., Tel.: (514) 939-3989
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/14/c4026.html
         http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/11/c2799.html

    TIME:      10:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     CANGENE HOSTS ITS SECOND QUARTER FISCAL 2008 CONFERENCE CALL
               ON FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008 AT 10:00 A.M. E.S.T
    INTERNET:  www.cangene.com and www.newswire.ca
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3418 or 1-800-731-6941
    CONTACT:   Jean Compton, (416) 675-8280
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/12/c3391.html

    TIME:      10:46 Eastern
    EVENT:     BOW VALLEY ENERGY LTD. PRESENTS AT THE FIRSTENERGY/SOCIETE
               GENERALE EAST COAST CANADIAN ENERGY CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK,
               NEW YORK
    INTERNET:  http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia.com/14723
    CONTACT:   Bow Valley Energy Ltd., Matthew L. Janisch, Vice President,
               Finance and CFO, Ph: (403) 232-0292
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/05/c8457.html

    TIME:      11:55 Eastern
    EVENT:     PETROBANK ENERGY AND RE

SOURCES LTD. (TSX/OSLO: PBG) LIVE WEBCAST PRESENTATION INTERNET: http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia.com/14741 CONTACT: On the webcast please visit www.firstenergy.com or contact: Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd., John D. Wright, President & CEO, Ph: (403) 750-4400, ir@petrobank.com, www.petrobank.com URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/05/c7383.html TIME: 12:30 Pacific EVENT: THE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES (VANOC) MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL PHONE NO.: Tel: 604-638-4924/1-877-667-7774 CONTACT: Margaret Nevin, VANOC Communications, (778) 328-6475 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/12/c3316.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <B>USA</B> TIME: 10:04 Eastern EVENT: HIGHPINE OIL & GAS LIMITED TO PRESENT AT FIRSTENERGY/SOCIETE GENERALE EAST COAST CANADIAN ENERGY CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK, NY CITY: NEW YORK LOCATION: Waldorf Astoria NOTES: To listen and view this online event, please visit http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia.com/14711. CONTACT: Jonathan Lexier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tel: (403) 508-9550; Harry Cupric, Vice President, Finance & CFO, Tel: (403) 508-9595 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/10/c2195.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------

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