CNW Daybook for Thursday, December 13, 2007



    TORONTO, Dec. 12 /CNW/ - ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL

    
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    <B>NATIONAL</B>

    DATE:      December 1 - December 18
    EVENT:     CPR 2007 HOLIDAY TRAIN
    CITY:      VARIOUS
    LOCATION:  Please see URL for details.
    CONTACT:   Breanne Feigel, (403) 319-3932, (403) 589-6949 (cell)
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2007/26/c8670.html
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/04/c6552.html
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    <B>QUEBEC</B>

    DATE:      December 1 - December 23
    EVENT:     MUSEE MARGUERITE-BOURGEOYS - LES CHORALIES OF NOTRE-DAME-DE-
               BON-SECOURS CHAPEL
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, 400 Saint Paul Street East,
               Old Montreal (Champs-de-Mars Métro)
    CONTACT:   Diane Gadoua, Assistant to the director, Marguerite-Bourgeoys
               Museum - Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, (514) 282-8670
               extension 234
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/fr/releases/archive/November2007/26/c4291.html

    DATE:      December 10 - December 14
    EVENT:     THE CONSULTATION COMMISSION ON ACCOMMODATION PRACTICES RELATED
               TO CULTURAL DIFFERENCES HOLDS PROVINCE-WIDE HEARINGS
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Montréal Convention Centre
    CONTACT:   Sylvain Leclerc, Press Officer, (514) 873-0912, Cell phone:
               (514) 730-3446
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/fr/releases/archive/October2007/17/c5279.html

    TIME:      09:30 - 11:30
    EVENT:     CEREMONY FOR THE CHRISTMAS TOYS HAND-OVER TO THE MONTREAL FIRE
               FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE UNDERPRIVILEGED
               FAMILIES OF MONTREAL
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  202 Workshop Depot of National Defence, 6769, Notre-Dame East,
               Building 11
    CONTACT:   Valérie Deschênes, Unit public affairs representative, (514)
               252-2777, poste 2116, Cell phone: (514) 917-7147
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/11/c9990.html

    TIME:      10:30
    EVENT:     CJC, QR TO PRESENT JEWISH COMMUNITY BRIEF BEFORE BOUCHARD
               TAYLOR COMISSION
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Bouchard Taylor Commission
    CONTACT:   Eta Yudin, Director of Communications, (514) 345-6411 x 3165,
               (514) 833-7441
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/12/c2101.html

    TIME:      12:00 - 14:15
    EVENT:     THE BOARD OF TRADE OF METROPOLITAN MONTREAL WELCOMES MONIQUE
               F. LEROUX, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, DESJARDINS GROUP
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Delta Centre-Ville, 777 University Street
    CONTACT:   Sylvie Paquette, Coordinator, Media relations, Board of
               Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/12/c2168.html
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    <B>ONTARIO</B>

    DATE:      December 11 - December 13
    EVENT:     THE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS HOLDS A SPECIAL CHIEFS ASSEMBLY
               TO DISCUSS SIGNIFICANT INITIATIVES FOR FIRST NATIONS
               COMMUNITIES
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Westin Hotel
    NOTES:     Please visit www.afn.ca for a full agenda of the meeting and
               an opportunity to see a live feed of the Special Chiefs
               Assembly.
    CONTACT:   Joan McEwen, Director of Communications, (613) 241-6789 ext
               242, cell: (613) 324-3329; Nancy Pine, Communications Advisor
               - Office of the National Chief, (613) 241-6789 ext 243, cell:
               (613) 298-6382; Josee Bellemare, Bilingual Communications
               Officer, (613) 241-6789 ext. 336, cell: (613) 327-6331
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/10/c9401.html

    DATE:      December 13
    EVENT:     CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION - LATEST RENTAL MARKET
               REPORT AND COMMENT
    CITY:      PLEASE SEE URL FOR MORE INFORMATION
    LOCATION:  Please see URL for more information
    CONTACT:   Jennifer Ramsay, (ACTO): (416) 597-5855 x 5168, cell: (416)
               996-4662, (Toll free in Ontario: 1-866-245-4182 x5168)
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/12/c2015.html

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     THISTLE MINING INC. ANNUAL AND SPECIAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Offices of Heenan Blaikie LLP, Suite 2600, 200 Bay Street,
               South Tower, Royal Bank Plaza
    CONTACT:   Anton Kakavelakis, Group Financial Controller,
               +27 57 391 9026; Gerry Beaney, Maureen Tai or Troy MacDonald,
               Grant Thornton Corporate Finance at +44 (0) 207 383 5100
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2007/16/c9162.html

    TIME:      10:00 - 10:30
    EVENT:     CANADIAN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE AND CANADIAN POLICE
               RESEARCH CENTRE RELEASE MAJOR STUDY OF FIRST RESPONDERS
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  National Club, 303 Bay Street
    NOTES:     Opportunities for Interviews
    CONTACT:   or To RSVP: Suzanne Hicks, Hill & Knowlton, (416) 413-4647
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/11/c9932.html

    TIME:      10:30 - 11:30
    EVENT:     YMCA AND THE CANADA MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION LAUNCH
               PROGRAM TO INCREASE POST-SECONDARY PARTICIPATION
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Metro Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor, The Auditorium
    CONTACT:   Jamie Slater, YMCA of Greater Toronto, (416) 413-1020 ext.
               2362; Janet Sandor, The Impact Group, (416) 481-7070 ext. 25
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/11/c9579.html

    TIME:      11:30
    EVENT:     ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS AND ROYAL BANK OF CANADA SIGN
               HISTORIC MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Main Ball Room, Westin Hotel, Colonel By Drive
    CONTACT:   Bryan Hendry, Policy Analyst, Assembly of First Nations, (613)
               293-6106 cell; Nancy Pine, Office of the National Chief,
               Assembly of First Nations, (613) 298-6382 cell, RBC, (416)
               974-5506
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/12/c2197.html
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    <B>SASKATCHEWAN</B>

    TIME:      13:30
    EVENT:     RITCHIE BROS. AUCTIONS THOMSON LAKE REGIONAL PARK HOME SITES -
               LIVE AUCTION SIMULCAST
    CITY:      GRAVELBOURG
    LOCATION:  Parrish Hall, # 114 1st Ave. West
    CONTACT:   Brian Glenn, Regional Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers,
               Edmonton Sale Site, Tel: (780) 955-2486 or Kim Schulz,
               Corporate Communications Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers,
               Cell: (604) 788-5379
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/11/c8681.html
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    <B>ALBERTA</B>

    DATE:      December 12 - December 13
    EVENT:     2007 CANADIAN PACIFIC HOLIDAY TRAIN
    CITY:      VARIOUS
    LOCATION:  Please see URL for details
    CONTACT:   Canadian Holiday Train, Breanne Feigel, (403) 319-3932, (403)
               589-6949 (cell)
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/12/c6557.html

    TIME:      08:00
    EVENT:     RITCHIE BROS. HOSTS EDMONTON AUCTION OF LATE-MODEL EQUIPMENT
               AND REAL ESTATE
    CITY:      NISKU
    LOCATION:  1500 Sparrow Drive - Directions to sale site from Edmonton
               International Airport: Follow Airport Road east for
               approximately 5km (beyond the highway overpass), and
               turn left (north) on Sparrow Drive. The auction site is
               3km north on the left. Watch for auction signs.
    CONTACT:   Brian Glenn, Regional Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Sale
               Site, Tel: (780) 955-2486 or Kim Schulz, Corporate
               Communications Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Cell: (604)
               788-5379
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/10/c8680.html
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    <B>BRITISH COLUMBIA</B>

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     HEALTH COUNCIL OF CANADA RELEASES REPORT ON CHRONIC HEALTH
               CONDITIONS AND EXPERIENCES WITH CARE
    CITY:      RICHMOND
    LOCATION:  The Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place
    CONTACT:   Marta Marychuk, Health Council of Canada, Phone (416)
               480-7085, Cell (416) 428-8423; Nazia Khan, Temple Scott
               Associates, Phone (416) 360-6183, ext. 229
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/10/c9474.html
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    <B>SATELLITE FEED/B-ROLL</B>

    TIME:      13:00 - 13:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     B ROLL ON HEALTH COUNCIL OF CANADA'S REPORT ON CHRONIC HEALTH
               CONDITIONS AND EXPERIENCES WITH CARE
    CO-ORDS:   Anik F2 C
               Transponder 7B
               Audio subcarrier 6.2 and 6.8
               Downlink frequency 3980 vertical
    CONTACT:   Marta Marychuk, Health Council of Canada, Phone (416)
               480-7085, Cell (416) 428-8423; Nazia Khan, Temple Scott
               Associates, Phone (416) 360-6183, ext. 229
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/10/c9474.html
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    <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B>

    TIME:      08:00 - 09:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     BRADMER PARTICIPATES IN PANEL PRESENTATION AT RBC CAPITAL
               MARKETS HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE
    INTERNET:  www.bradmerpharma.com
    CONTACT:   Bradmer Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mr. Brian Brohman, Chief
               Business Officer, Phone: (416) 361-6058 (Ext. 804); Investor
               Relations, Ross Marshall, The Equicom Group Inc., Phone:
               (416) 815-0700 (Ext. 238), Fax: (416) 815-0080
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/10/c9412.html

    TIME:      09:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     HARRY WINSTON DIAMOND CORPORATION'S FISCAL 2008 THIRD QUARTER
               RESULTS WEBCAST
    INTERNET:  http:investor.harrywinston.com
    CONTACT:   Kelley Stamm, Investor Relations Coordinator - (416) 362-2237
               ext 223
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2007/29/c6019.html

    TIME:      09:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     WEBCAST - ANGIOTECH PARTICIPATES IN RBC 2007 HEALTHCARE
               CONFERENCE
    INTERNET:  www.angiotech.com
    CONTACT:   Deirdre Neary, Manager, (604) 222-7056
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/06/c8409.html

    TIME:      09:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     CRYOCATH PRESENTS AT THE 2007 RBC HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE
    INTERNET:  www.cryocath.com
    CONTACT:   Michael Moore, Investor Relations, Phone: (416) 815-0700 ext.
               241, Fax: (416) 815-0080
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/06/c8096.html

    TIME:      09:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     IMRIS INC. PRESENTS AT RBC CAPITAL MARKETS HEALTHCARE
               CONFERENCE
    INTERNET:  www.imris.com
    CONTACT:   Ron Sabourin, (204) 480-7090
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/11/c2001.html

    TIME:      09:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     MDS FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL
    INTERNET:  www.mdsinc.com
    CONTACT:   Investors: Sharon Mathers, Senior Vice-President, Investor
               Relations and External Communications, MDS Inc., (416)
               675-6777 x34721; Media: Catherine Melville, Director, External
               Communications, MDS Inc., (416) 675-6777 x 32265
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/10/c7988.html

    TIME:      11:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     MIGENIX SECOND FISCAL QUARTER 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS
               CONFERENCE CALL & WEBCAST NOTIFICATION
    INTERNET:  www.migenix.com
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3418 or 1-800-732-1073
    CONTACT:   Art Ayres, MIGENIX Inc., Tel: (604) 221-9666 Ext. 233; Dian
               Griesel, Ph.D., Investor Relations Group, Tel: (212) 825-3210
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2007/30/c6179.html

    TIME:      14:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     DISCOVERY AIR INC. THIRD QUARTER 2008 RESULTS AND CONFERENCE
               CALL
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3414, 1-800-733-7560
    CONTACT:   Wade MacBain, Director of Investor Relations, Phone: (519)
               951-3580, Toll-free: (866) 903-3247, ext. 3580
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2007/30/c6355.html

    TIME:      15:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     EMPIRE COMPANY LIMITED Q2 FISCAL 2008 CONFERENCE CALL
    INTERNET:  www.empireco.ca
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3416, (800) 732-9307
    CONTACT:   Paul V. Beesley, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial
               Officer, (902) 755-4440
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/November2007/29/c5648.html

    TIME:      16:15 Eastern
    EVENT:     TRANSCONTINENTAL - RELEASE OF FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS AND
               CONFERENCE CALL
    INTERNET:  www.transcontinental.com
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3415 or 1 800 732-6179
    CONTACT:   Jennifer F. McCaughey, Director, Investor Relations, (514)
               954-4000
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/November2007/30/c5996.html

    TIME:      17:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     COM DEV ANNOUNCES COMPLETE RESULTS FOR FISCAL 2007
    INTERNET:  www.comdev.ca or www.newswire.ca
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3417 or 1-800-731-6941
    CONTACT:   Gary Calhoun, Chief Financial Officer, Tel: (519) 622-2300,
               ext. 2826; Jeff Codispodi, The Equicom Group, Tel: (416)
               815-0700, ext. 261
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2007/29/c5567.html
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    <B>USA</B>

    TIME:      08:00 - 09:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     BRADMER PARTICIPATES IN PANEL PRESENTATION AT RBC CAPITAL
               MARKETS HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE
    CITY:      NEW YORK
    LOCATION:  Westin Times Square Hotel
    CONTACT:   Bradmer Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mr. Brian Brohman, Chief
               Business Officer, Phone: (416) 361-6058 (Ext. 804); Investor
               Relations, Ross Marshall, The Equicom Group Inc., Phone:
               (416) 815-0700 (Ext. 238), Fax: (416) 815-0080
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/10/c9412.html

    TIME:      12:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     AETERNA ZENTARIS PRESENTS AT RBC CAPITAL MARKETS HEALTHCARE
               CONFERENCE
    CITY:      NEW YORK CITY
    LOCATION:  New York Westin Hotel at Times Square
    CONTACT:   Jenene Thomas, Senior Director, Investor Relations & Corporate
               Communications, (908) 938-1475; Paul Burroughs, Media
               Relations, (418) 652-8525 ext. 406
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/04/c7029.html

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