CNW Daybook for Thursday, December 13, 2007



    TORONTO, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL

    
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    <B>NATIONAL</B>

    DATE:      December 13
    EVENT:     CPR 2007 HOLIDAY TRAIN
    CITY:      VARIOUS
    LOCATION:  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>NOVA SCOTIA</B>

    TIME:      13:45
    EVENT:     NOVA SCOTIA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY VOTING ON BILL 6, WHICH
               WOULD BAN SMOKING IN VEHICLES WITH KIDS UNDER 19
    CITY:      HALIFAX
    LOCATION:  Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly Chamber
               Province House,
               1726 Hollis Street
    CONTACT:   Meg McCallum, (902) 423-6183, ext 227
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/12/c2390.html
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    <B>QUEBEC</B>

    DATE:      December 13
    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 13
    EVENT:     THE CONSULTATION COMMISSION ON ACCOMMODATION PRACTICES
               RELATED TO CULTURAL DIFFERENCES WILL HOLD 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 13
    EVENT:     THE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS WILL HOLD 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

    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
    CONTACT:   Suzanne Hicks, Hill & Knowlton, (416) 413-4647
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/11/c9932.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:      10:30 - 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, bhendry@afn.ca; 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 13
    EVENT:     2007 CANADIAN PACIFIC HOLIDAY TRAIN
    CITY:      VARIOUS
    LOCATION:  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
    NOTES:     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

    TIME:      13:00
    EVENT:     HEALTH COUNCIL OF CANADA TO RELEASE 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/December2007/12/c2462.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
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/12/c2265.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:     IMRIS INC. TO PRESENT 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:      09:00 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:     HARRY WINSTON DIAMOND CORPORATION THIRD QUARTER FISCAL 2008
               RESULTS WEBCAST
    INTERNET:  investor.harrywinston.com
    CONTACT:   Nancy Murray, (212) 245-2000
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/12/c2494.html

    TIME:      09:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     CRYOCATH TO PRESENT 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:      09:30 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 x 34721; 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:      12:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     AEROPLAN PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, RUPERT
               DUCHESNE, HOST INVESTOR MEETING IN TORONTO
    INTERNET:  http://www.wsw.com/webcast/cc/rbc4/
    PHONE NO.: (416) 641-6701 or 1-800-633-8704
    CONTACT:   Media: Gillian Hewitt, (416) 352-3706; Analysts: Trish
               Moran, (416) 352-3728
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/12/c2341.html

    TIME:      14:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     DISCOVERY AIR INC. THIRD QUARTER 2008 RESULTS AND CONFERENCE
               CALL
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3414, Toll Free Dial-In Number: 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 TO PRESENT AT RBC CAPITAL MARKETS HEALTHCARE
               CONFERENCE
    CITY:      NEW YORK CITY
    LOCATION:  New York Westin Hotel
               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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