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Mar 25, 2019, 18:37 ET iAnthus Receives Approval to Dispense Flower in Florida; Plans to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results on April 1, 2019

NEW YORK and TORONTO, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ - iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. ("iAnthus" or the "Company") (CSE: IAN, OTCQX: ITHUF), which owns,...


Mar 25, 2019, 15:00 ET Media advisory: Canadian Red Cross Prepares More Aid for Mozambique

OTTAWA, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ - What: The Canadian Red Cross will be making an important announcement about its emergency aid response in Mozambique...


Mar 25, 2019, 12:03 ET Ontario Winter Storm Causes Over $48 Million in Insured Damage

TORONTO, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The storm that hit Ontario on February 24 and 25, 2019, with damaging wind gusts, freezing rain and blizzard...


Mar 25, 2019, 11:15 ET Media Advisory: Infrastructure Announcement in Toronto

TORONTO, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event regarding flood and storm mitigation for ...


Mar 22, 2019, 13:05 ET Children left vulnerable in Cyclone Idai aftermath

One week after cyclone, children separated from families are particularly at risk of exploitation Rising floodwater bring fresh concerns for those...


Mar 21, 2019, 20:07 ET Cyclone Idai - UNICEF Canada appeals for donations to support increased humanitarian response for children caught in the disaster

TORONTO, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Hundreds of thousands of children urgently need humanitarian assistance after Cyclone Idai caused death and...


Mar 21, 2019, 18:08 ET Samaritan's Purse sending planeload of aid to Mozambique to help victims of deadly cyclone

Donations needed to address urgent demand for shelter, medical supplies, other aid CALGARY, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Samaritan's Purse is sending its...


Mar 21, 2019, 07:43 ET Sasol Offers Support to Cyclone Idai Victims

Today, Sasol committed to donate US$250,000, approximately 15 million meticais, for the relief and support of communities that have been severely...


Mar 19, 2019, 15:32 ET UNICEF supplies arrive in flood affected areas, bringing relief to displaced families

LILONGWE, Malawi, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - UNICEF supplies have begun arriving in areas affected by heavy rains and floods in southern Malawi, bringing ...


Mar 13, 2019, 16:58 ET Canada helps protect southern Alberta communities from future flooding

CALGARY, March 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate...


Mar 13, 2019, 11:51 ET Canada helps protect communities in the Bow Valley from debris flooding

CANMORE, AB, March 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by...


Mar 13, 2019, 08:30 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory: Infrastructure Announcement in Yellowknife/

YELLOWKNIFE, March 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event regarding flood hazard mitigation...


Mar 12, 2019, 11:30 ET Media Advisory: Infrastructure Announcement in Yellowknife

YELLOWKNIFE, March 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event regarding flood hazard mitigation...


Mar 11, 2019, 16:10 ET Strengthening flood resilience in Meadow Lake to protect public health and local waterways

MEADOW LAKE, SK, March 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by...


Feb 25, 2019, 10:20 ET Neighborhood Roots: Enterprise Expanding Tree-Planting Partnership with Arbor Day Foundation

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Enterprise Rent-A-Car – is pledging $2 million to fund 40 community tree-planting...


Feb 12, 2019, 18:30 ET IBM Announces Additional $25 Million Investment to Put Technology to Work Saving Lives

Think 2019 -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced Code and Response, a new $25 million, four-year deployment initiative to put open source technologies...


Jan 22, 2019, 05:21 ET Weather catastrophes drive majority of $225 billion economic cost of natural perils in 2018 - Aon catastrophe report

Aon plc (NYSE:AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today launches its...


Dec 17, 2018, 11:25 ET Federal support for 18 Alberta flood mitigation projects

EDMONTON, Dec. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Flooding is Canada's costliest and most frequent natural disaster. Today, Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament...


Nov 30, 2018, 18:37 ET 7.0 Earthquake in Southern Alaska Caused Extensive Damage

VANCOUVER, Nov. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Earlier today a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred south of Anchorage, Alaska, causing extensive damage and a brief...


Nov 29, 2018, 13:03 ET Serious Problems Still Face First Nations After Wildfire Season: Report

NADLEH WHUT'EN TERRITORY, BC, Nov. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - The Nadleh Whut'en First Nation has released a new report, Trial by Fire: Nadleh Whut'en and the...


Nov 26, 2018, 10:16 ET Quebec's youth sue the Government of Canada for its inaction on climate change

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 26, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - ENvironnement JEUnesse, represented by the firm Trudel Johnston & Lespérance, filed an application for...


Nov 26, 2018, 09:50 ET Fighting back against climate change: Canada helps create more resilient coastal communities

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - The impact that climate change has on the health and sustainability of our water resources threatens the...


Nov 25, 2018, 10:00 ET Hydro One to send approximately 20 highly skilled employees to support power grid recovery efforts in California following devastating wildfires

TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2018 /CNW/ - Hydro One announced today that it is mobilizing approximately 20 highly specialized forestry technicians to help...


Nov 16, 2018, 12:00 ET Government of Canada contributes to resilient communities in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, Nov. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Flooding is Canada's costliest and most frequent natural disaster. Today, Joyce Murray, Member of Parliament for...


Nov 15, 2018, 15:45 ET Severe windstorm leaves thousands without power in Newfoundland and Labrador: IBC provides tips to homeowners

ST. JOHN'S, Nov. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Heavy winds in the Atlantic provinces over the last 48 hours left thousands of households without power. This...