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Awards and Recognition

On April 15, 2008, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced that Canadian Internet users have registered one million dot-ca (.ca) Internet domain names. Reaching the one million dot-ca domain name milestone demonstrates Canada’s strong Internet presence and the popularity of Canadian websites.

Carpool | Awards As part of a national campaign to celebrate the Millionth dot-ca domain registration and to thank Canadians for making dot-ca their domain name of choice, CIRA launched to highlight dot-ca success stories. Dot-ca domain holders were invited to share their stories and as incentive to participate, five Apple Notebooks were to be awarded to the most innovative Canadian businesses. Over 4,000 businesses responded. We are pleased to announce’s Anne Marie Thornton as one of the dot-ca domain winners. Please visit to view all winner profiles.

2003 Canada's Energy Efficiency Award, Natural Resources Canada

Carpool | Awards received Canada's Energy Efficiency Award 2003 in the category of Transportation, Public Fleet Management, Light and Heavy Vehicles. Along with other deserving recipients from across Canada, CC staff were honoured at a breakfast held at the National Press Club of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, on March 17, 2003. The highlight of the event was the keynote address by the Hon. Don Boudria, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (on behalf of Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources Canada). The Hon. Don Boudria presented the winners with their awards in celebration of their accomplishments as individuals and organizations who have worked tirelessly to improve energy efficiency, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

2002 Minister's Environmental Award, BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection

Carpool | Awards Every year, British Columbia’s Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection honours dedicated individuals and groups for their achievements, and offers annual awards for activities that enhance, preserve and protect the environment of British Columbia. Eight individuals, groups, organizations and businesses were chosen from over 400 nominations to receive the 2002 Minister's Environmental Awards. In October 2002,’s Anne Marie Thornton was presented with the 2002 Minister’s Environmental Award for Individual Citizenship.

1992 Power Smart Award, BC Hydro

Carpool | Awards In 1992, received the BC Hydro Power Smart Award for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Conservation in the Victoria Region.