CNW Daybook for Thursday, February 7, 2008



    TORONTO, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL

    
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    <B>NOVA SCOTIA</B>

    TIME:      12:00 - 17:00
    EVENT:     TRADESHOW AND SEMINARS - 2008 CANADIAN TOUR OF THE 4TH
               ANNUAL DUOCOM TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
    CITY:      HALIFAX
    LOCATION:  Marriott Halifax Harbourfront, 1919 Upper Water Street
    CONTACT:   Nathalie Fortier, Duocom, 1-888-338-6266
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/fr/releases/archive/January2008/22/c3328.html
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    <B>NEW BRUNSWICK</B>

    DATE:      February 7
    EVENT:     INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: THE CAYMAN BREAKAWAY HOCKEY TEAM EN
               ROUTE TO THE 2008 WORLD POND HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS
    CITY:      PLASTER ROCK & FREDERICTON
    LOCATION:  Plaster Rock & Fredericton
    NOTES:     Also available via remote/phone.
    CONTACT:   Laura Johnston, Fathom Communications, P (905) 338-9348,
               ljohnston@fathomco.com
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/29/c4716.html
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    <B>QUEBEC</B>

    DATE:      February 7
    EVENT:     CRTC HOLDS A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE RECOMMENDATIONS
               MADE BY THE CRTC TASK FORCE ON THE CANADIAN TELEVISION FUND
    CITY:      GATINEAU
    LOCATION:  Conference Centre, Portage IV, Outaouais Room, 140 Promenade
               du Portage
    CONTACT:   Media Relations: MediaRelations, (819) 997-9403; General
               Inquiries: (819) 997-0313, TDD: (819) 994-0423; Toll-free:
               1-877-249-CRTC (2782); TDD - Toll-free:
               1-877-909-CRTC (2782)
    URL:
    http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/February2008/01/c6046.html

    DATE:      February 7
    EVENT:     MONTREAL WELCOMES PAPERWEEK INTERNATIONAL 2008
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Palais des Congrès
    CONTACT:   Pierre Bellerose, Vice President, Public Relations, Product
               Research and Development, Tourisme Montréal, (514) 844-2404
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/24/c4010.html

    DATE:      February 7
    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

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     COSSETTE COMMUNICATION GROUP INC. - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
               OF SHAREHOLDERS
    CITY:      QUEBEC CITY
    LOCATION:  Café-Spectacle of the Palais Montcalm 995 Place d'Youville
    CONTACT:   Mathieu Claise - Optimum Public Relations, (418) 521-3770
               (office), (418) 265-2512 (cell),
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/04/c6923.html

    TIME:      10:30
    EVENT:     CONCORDIA CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR AND PAYS HOMAGE TO
               NORMAN BETHUNE
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Concordia University, Engineering, Computer Science and
               Visual Arts Integrated Complex, 1515 Ste Catherine St. West,
               York Amphitheatre (EV-1.605)
    CONTACT:   Tanya Churchmuch, Senior Media Relations Advisor, Concordia
               University, (514) 848-2424 ext. 2518, Cell: (514) 518-3336
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/05/c7214.html

    TIME:      11:30
    EVENT:     SAILORS FROM HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC WILL TRAIN FOR THE
               CARNAVAL CANOE RACE
    CITY:      QUEBEC CITY
    LOCATION:  Bassin Louise
    CONTACT:   To meet the team or information, please contact Lieutenant
               Jocelyn Laroche, (418) 694-5560 ext. 5392 or Captain
               Jean-Pierre Turcotte, (418)694-5560 ext 5670
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/05/c7182.html

    TIME:      12:00 - 14:00
    EVENT:     THE BOARD OF TRADE OF METROPOLITAN MONTREAL WELCOMES LOUIS
               AUDET, PRESIDENT AND CEO, COGECO INC. AND COGECO CABLE INC.
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Le Centre Sheraton, 1201 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
    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/February2008/06/c7554.html

    TIME:      14:00
    EVENT:     FPAC PRESIDENT, WEST FRASER CEO TO TAKE PART IN INDUSTRY
               EXECUTIVE PANEL
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Palais des Congrès, Room A, 201 Viger Ouest
    CONTACT:   Paul Vieira, Director of Communications, Forest Products
               Association of Canada, (613) 563-1441 x: 323, (613) 884-3312
               (cell); Jeremy Dunn, Curve Communications, (604) 684-3170,
               (604) 726-8350 (cell); Laura Ballance, Curve Communications,
               (604) 684-3170, (604) 771-5176 (cell)
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/06/c7775.html

    TIME:      16:30
    EVENT:     THE HONOURABLE LAWRENCE CANNON WILL ANNOUNCE FUNDING TO THE
               AUBERGE DU DRAVEUR
    CITY:      MANIWAKI
    LOCATION:  Auberge du Draveur, 85 Principale St. N
    CONTACT:   François Bélisle, Communications, Canada Economic
               Development, (819) 825-5260, ext. 235; Jean-Philippe
               Payment, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable
               Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Canada Economic Development, ( 819)
               953-5646, Cell.: (613)808-8309
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/05/c7062.html

    TIME:      18:00
    EVENT:     CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, DEFIANT IMAGINATION SERIES
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Concordia's D.B. Clarke Theatre in the Henry F. Hall
               Building, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West
    CONTACT:   Ann Tanner-McDonald, Communications Advisor, Faculty of Fine
               Arts, Concordia University, (514) 848-2424 ext. 2867
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/fr/releases/archive/January2008/21/c2655.html
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    <B>ONTARIO</B>

    DATE:      February 7
    EVENT:     WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT AT BROCK UNIVERSITY
    CITY:      ST. CATHARINES
    LOCATION:  Brock University
    CONTACT:   Jeff Dunbrack, Canadian team high performance coordinator,
               (613) 260-1296, ext. 202; Norma Reveler, Canadian
               Paralympic Committee media relations, (613) 569-4333, ext. 227
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/31/c5897.html

    DATE:      February 7
    EVENT:     IR MAGAZINE CANADA AWARDS
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Fairmont Royal York
    CONTACT:   Kate Giblin, Webcomms manager, Tel (direct): +44 20 7251 7520
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/29/c5110.html

    DATE:      February 7
    EVENT:     CANADIAN CULINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  George Brown College, 300 Adelaide Street East; Century Room
               Night Club, 580 King Street West; Arcadian Court, 401 Bay
               Street
    CONTACT:   Karen Petcoff, (416) 275-6844; Karen Blair, (416) 778-6533
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/06/c7815.html

    DATE:      10:00
    EVENT:     Educators, parents speak out in support of Africentric Schools
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Queen's Park, Press gallery
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/07/c7879.html

    TIME:      10:00 - 11:00
    EVENT:     SUNLIGHT ECO-ACTION KIDS AWARDS FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Wal-Mart, 2525 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto (West of Keele)
    CONTACT:   Lesley Coen or Maggie Waymark, Harbinger, (416) 960-5100
               ext. 261/263
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/04/c6564.html
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/28/c4608.html

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     MEDIA TOUR OF ONTARIO'S GREENEST BUILDING
    CITY:      WOODBRIDGE
    LOCATION:  9741 Canada Company Ave.
    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/January2008/24/c3701.html

    TIME:      10:45
    EVENT:     NEWS CONFERENCE ABOUT FAMILY DAY AND BUILDING TOURISM IN
               NORTHERN ONTARIO
    CITY:      SAULT STE. MARIE
    LOCATION:  Bellevue Park, Queen St. East and Lake St.
    CONTACT:   Ministry of Tourism, Alicia Farrow, Minister's Office, (416)
               325-4543; Ministry of Tourism, Gary Wheeler, Communications
               Branch, (416) 325-4543, (416) 325-8391; Ministry of Labour,
               Susan McConnell, Minister's Office, (416) 326-7710; Ministry
               of Labour, Bruce Skeaff, Media Relations, (416) 326-7405
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/06/c7514.html

    TIME:      12:00
    EVENT:     DOUGLAS HOYES AND TED MICHALOS FROM THE FIRM HOYES, MICHALOS
               AND ASSOCIATES INC. APPEAR IN OTTAWA BEFORE THE SENATE
               STANDING COMMITTEE ON BANKING TRADE AND COMMERCE
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Victoria Building 140 Wellington Street, Room 9
    NOTES:     A live video stream will be available on the Senate web site:
    http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/Committee_SenNotice.asp?Language=E&meeting_
               id=8731&Parl=39&Ses=2&comm_id=3
    CONTACT:   Douglas Hoyes, dhoyes@hoyes.com, Ted Michalos,
               ted@hoyes.com, 1-866-747-0660
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/05/c7261.html

    TIME:      13:00 - 15:00
    EVENT:     PHARMACARE HEARINGS PANEL DISCUSSIONS
    CITY:      LONDON
    LOCATION:  Kiwanis Seniors' Centre, 78 Riverside Drive
    CONTACT:   Ontario Health Coalition, (416) 441-2502
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/01/c6556.html

    TIME:      18:00
    EVENT:     EXCITING WINE TASTING AND PAIRING EVENT WITH ANTOINE
               KREYDENWEISS OF DOMAINE MARC KREYDENWEISS AT THE FINE WINE
               RESERVE
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  The Fine Wine Reserve located at King and Spadina
               (directions are emailed to guests privately)
    CONTACT:   Julia Che, julia@lotusleaf.ca, (416) 928-1978
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/24/c3810.html

    TIME:      19:00 - 21:00
    EVENT:     INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE - JOHN GITHONGO TO
               SPEAK ON STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY IN KENYA
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  IDRC's new head office located at 150 Kent Street (at Albert)
    CONTACT:   Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé, (613) 236-6163, ext. 2343, (613)
               816-7620
    URL:
    http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/February2008/05/c7413.html

    TIME:      19:00
    EVENT:     THE ONTARIO HEALTH COALITION AND THE BRAMPTON HEALTH
               COALITION WILL BE HOLDING A TOWN HALL BRIEFING AND A
               COMMUNITY DISCUSSION
    CITY:      BRAMPTON
    LOCATION:  Lester B. Pearson Theatre, 150 Central Park Drive
    CONTACT:   Natalie Mehra, (416) 230-6402; Jagtar Shergill, (416) 879-0963
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/06/c7645.html
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    <B>SASKATCHEWAN</B>

    DATE:      February 7
    EVENT:     CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION'S (CMHC)
               SASKATCHEWAN HOUSING OUTLOOK CONFERENCE
    CITY:      SASKATOON
    LOCATION:  Radisson Hotel, 405 Twentieth Street East
    CONTACT:   Courtney Peers, Marketing Consultant, Prairie and
               Territories Region, (403) 515-2963, (403) 933-5233
    URL:
    http://www.cnw.ca/fgov/en/releases/archive/February2008/05/c7115.html
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    <B>ALBERTA</B>

    TIME:      11:45 - 15:00
    EVENT:     RELEASE OF GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH THAT MAPS BUSINESS GIVING
               IN CANADA
    CITY:      CALGARY
    LOCATION:  Hyatt Regency Calgary, Ballroom 4/6, 700 Centre Street SE
    CONTACT:   Lisa Hartford, ABC Manager, Communications and Media
               Relations, Imagine Canada, (416) 509-3963
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/05/c7277.html
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    <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B>

    TIME:      08:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     CANGENE PRESENTING AT MERRILL LYNCH NEW YORK CONFERENCE
    INTERNET: http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/ml/globalpharma08/38301126.cfm
    CONTACT:   Jean Compton, (416) 675-8280
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/04/c6997.html

    TIME:      08:30 Pacific
    EVENT:     CANACCORD CAPITAL INC. - THIRD QUARTER FISCAL 2008 RESULTS
               CONFERENCE CALL WITH ANALYSTS AND INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS
    INTERNET:  www.canaccord.com/investor/webcast
    PHONE NO.: -  416-644-3414 (within Toronto)
               -  1-800-733-7571 (toll free outside Toronto)
               -  00-800-2288-3501 (toll free from the United Kingdom)
    CONTACT:   North America media: Scott Davidson, Managing Director,
               Global Head of Marketing & Communications, Phone: (416)
               869-3875; For investor relations inquiries contact Katherine
               Young, Vice President, Investor Relations, Phone: (604)
               643-7013; London media: Bobby Morse or Ben Willey, Buchanan
               Communications (London), Phone: +44 (0) 207 466 5000;
               Nominated Adviser: Mark Dickenson, Landsbanki Securities
               (UK) Limited, Phone: +44 (0) 207 426 7713
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/24/c3574.html

    TIME:      09:00 Mountain
    EVENT:     RENTCASH INC. - FISCAL 2008 SECOND QUARTER RESULTS WEBCAST
               AND CONFERENCE CALL
    INTERNET: http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2154900
    PHONE NO.: 416) 644-3425 or (800) 590-1817
    CONTACT:   Gordon J. Reykdal, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
               (780) 408-5118; or Michael J.L. Thompson, Vice President,
               Investor Relations & Government Affairs, (780) 408-5595,
               Cell: (613) 371-4093
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/05/c5562.html
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/30/c5599.html
    TIME:      09:00 Mountain

    TIME:      09:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     AIR CANADA TO PRESENT FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2007
               RESULTS
    INTERNET:
   
events.startcast.com/events/launch.asp?EventID=8ED56482-1DF4-4A65-B22C-D364FE6
E3C0B
    PHONE NO.: 1-800-952-4972 toll free or (416) 641-2140 for the Toronto
               area. Please allow 10 minutes to be connected to the
               conference call.
    CONTACT:   N/A
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/01/c6464.html

    TIME:      10:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     DRAXIS HEALTH INC. FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR END 2007 RESULTS
               CONFERENCE CALL
    PHONE NO.: 1 (866) 321-6651 ACCESS CODE 8659140
    CONTACT:   Jerry Ormiston, Executive Director, Investor Relations,
               Phone: 1-877-441-1984
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/31/c5686.html

    TIME:      10:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     ABSOLUTE SOFTWARE TO HOST CONFERENCE CALL FOR FISCAL 2008
               SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS
    INTERNET:  www.absolute.com, www.newswire.ca
    PHONE NO.: 416-644-3420 or 1-800-731-6941
    CONTACT:   Rob Chase, Chief Financial Officer, Absolute Software, (604)
               628-5119; Dave Mason, Investor Relations, The Equicom Group
               Inc., (416) 815-0700 x237
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/17/c9369.html

    TIME:      10:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     HEROUX-DEVTEK INC. WILL HOLD A CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS
               THESE RESULTS
    INTERNET:  www.herouxdevtek.com, www.newswire.ca or www.q1234.com
    PHONE NO.: 416-644-3421 (Toronto or overseas) or 1-800-731-5319
               (elsewhere in North America)
    CONTACT:   Héroux-Devtek Inc.: Gilles Labbé, President and Chief
               Executive Officer, (450) 679-3330; Réal Bélanger, Executive
               Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, (450) 679-3330;
               MaisonBrison: Martin Goulet, CFA, (514) 731-0000
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/06/c7570.html
         http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/31/c5590.html

    TIME:      11:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     LOBLAW COMPANIES LIMITED FOURTH QUARTER EARNINGS
    INTERNET:  www.loblaw.ca
    PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3416
    CONTACT:   Inge van den Berg, Vice President, Investor Relations, Tel.
               (905) 459-2500
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/08/c7377.html

    TIME:      12:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     JAZZ AIR INCOME FUND TO PRESENT Q4 AND YEAR END 2007
               FINANCIAL RESULTS
    INTERNET:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID
               =2147640 or in the Investor Relations section of Jazz's
               website at www.flyjazz.ca.
    PHONE NO.: 1-800-594-3790 or (416) 644-3423 for the Toronto area.
               Please allow 10 minutes to be connected to the conference
               call.
    CONTACT:   Media Contacts: Manon Stuart, (902) 873-5054, Halifax, Nova
               Scotia; Debra Williams, (519) 659-5696, London, Ontario;
               Analyst Contact: Nathalie Megann, (902) 873-5094
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/28/c4567.html
         http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/06/c7677.html

    TIME:      14:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     COSSETTE COMMUNICATION GROUP INC. - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
               OF SHAREHOLDERS
    PHONE NO.: 514 - 861-1531 or toll free 1-877-461-2815
    CONTACT:   Mathieu Claise - Optimum Public Relations, (418) 521-3770
               (office), (418) 265-2512 (cell)
    URL: http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/04/c6923.html

    TIME:      15:30 Eastern
    EVENT:     CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION, LIMITED 2007 FOURTH
               QUARTER/YEAR-END RESULTS - EARNINGS AND CONFERENCE CALL
    PHONE NO.: To listen in to the earnings conference call with the
               investment community, please dial 1-888-241-0394
    CONTACT:   Caroline Casselman, (416) 480-8159,
               caroline.casselman@cantire.com
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/01/c6255.html

    TIME:      17:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     TUCOWS FOURTH QUARTER INVESTMENT COMMUNITY CONFERENCE CALL
    INTERNET:  http://about.tucows.com/investors
    CONTACT:   Leona Hobbs, Director, Communications, (416) 538-5450,
               ir@tucows.com
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/30/c5564.html

    TIME:      17:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     OPEN TEXT SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL
               AND WEBCAST
    INTERNET:  http://www.opentext.com/investor/investor_events/index.html
    PHONE NO.: (416) 640-1907
    CONTACT:   Paul McFeeters, Chief Financial Officer, Open Text
               Corporation, (905) 762-6121; Greg Secord, Director, Investor
               Relations, Open Text Corporation, (519) 888-7111 ext.2408
    URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/07/c6955.html
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    <B>USA</B>

    TIME:      08:00 Eastern
    EVENT:     CANGENE PRESENTING AT MERRILL LYNCH NEW YORK CONFERENCE
    CITY:      NEW YORK
    LOCATION:  Grand Hyatt Hotel
    CONTACT:   Jean Compton, (416) 675-8280
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2008/04/c6997.html

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