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  Canada West - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada West was the western portion of the former Province of Canada from 1841 to 1867.
Canada West was not a political entity as such but a geographic way of referring to the counties of the former Upper Canada, following the merger into the united Province of Canada.
Canada West was given 42 seats in the Legisltive Assembly of Canada, exactly the same number as Canada East.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canada_West   (205 words)

 CANADA - LoveToKnow Article on CANADA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In Canada the isotherms by no means follow parallels of latitude, especially in summer when in the western half of the country they run nearly north-west and south-east; so that the average temperature of 55 is found about on the Arctic circle in the Mackenzie river valley, in lat.
The several kinds of geese including the Canada goose, the Arctic goose or wavey, the laughing goose, the brant and othersall breed inthe northern regions, but are found in great numbers throughout the several provinces, passing north in the spring and south in the autumn.
Shipping.The chief seaports from east to west are Halifax, N.S., Sydney, N.S., St John, N.B., Quebec and Montreal on the Atlantic; and Vancouver, Esquimalt and Victoria, B.C., on the Pacific.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CA/CANADA.htm   (20927 words)

 Province of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Province of Canada or the United Province of Canada was a British colony in North America created under The Union Act passed in July 23, 1840 and proclaimed February 10, 1841.
The act abolished the legislatures of Lower Canada and Upper Canada and established the political entity, the Province of Canada.
Originally, local government in Canada West operated mainly at the district level, until 1849, when a system based on counties was introduced.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Province_of_Canada   (397 words)

 Canada West: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Upper canada is an early name for the land at the upstream end of the saint lawrence river in early north america the territory south of lake nipissing...
Lower canada was a british colony in north america, at the downstream end of the saint lawrence river in the southern portion of the modern-day province of...
Canada east (french, canada-est) was the eastern portion of the province of canada....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/canada_west.htm   (884 words)

 Canada on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Canada occupies all of North America N of the United States (and E of Alaska) except for Greenland and the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.
Canada is a federation of 10 provinces— Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia —and three territories— Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon Territory.
In the west, religious tension and objections to lack of political representation and unfair land-grant and survey laws produced rebellions of Métis, led by Louis Riel in 1869-70 and 1884-85.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/canada_history.asp   (5159 words)

 CBC News Indepth: West Nile Virus
West Nile virus is carried and spread by mosquitoes and can cause fatal inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) or the membranes covering the brain or spinal cord (meningitis) in more than 100 bird species, and nine mammals, including humans, horses and gorillas.
West Nile virus was discovered in the West Nile area of Uganda in 1937, then spread to Mediterranean and temperate parts of Europe.
In 1960, it was observed in horses in Egypt and France.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/westnile   (2012 words)

 Canada Geography
Canada stretches from the Pacific Ocean on the west, to the Atlantic Ocean on the east.
Canada proved to be an excellent spot for trapping and trading of furs.
Canada is generally known for its cold winters and hot, but short, summers.
www.kidport.com /RefLib/WorldGeography/Canada/Canada.htm   (567 words)

 Canada - West Nile Death Blamed On Blood Transfusion
Canada is just beginning to grapple with the West Nile virus, which has been blamed for more than 200 deaths this year in the United States.
She said the case would be classed as a probable West Nile death until final test results are processed at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, but that it was "entirely clinically consistent" with the virus.
At the same time, the CEO said the risk of contracting West Nile from the blood supply in Canada is "extremely small" at the moment, given that the peak season for the disease is well past.
www.rense.com /general32/claimd.htm   (695 words)

 Upper Canada - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Upper Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Historic province, the forerunner of modern Ontario, created in 1791 from the western half of the Province of Québec, including lands west of the Ottawa River and south of Rupert's Land.
Only sparsely populated before the American Revolution, the region that was to become Upper Canada soon became home to many Loyalists fleeing north after the colonial forces triumphed.
In 1840, following rebellions both in Upper Canada (against oligarchy) and in Lower Canada (against domination by English speakers), Upper Canada became Canada West, part of the United Province of Canada (1841–67), predecessor of the Dominion of Canada.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Upper+Canada   (329 words)

 CHICA-Canada - West Nile Virus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
West Nile Virus (WNV) is a virus that causes a mild febrile illness (with fever, headache, body aches) in most persons who acquire the virus.
West Nile virus was first isolated in the West Nile District of Uganda in 1937.
West Nile virus is closely related to the viruses that cause Dengue fever, Yellow fever and St. Louis encephalitis.
www.chica.org /wnv.html   (1539 words)

 Civilization.ca - Canada Hall - West Coast Communities
Along Canada's West Coast, the rich natural resources of both land and sea spawned new communities where fish, lumber and minerals were processed and prepared for market.
Although the West Coast Communities exhibit is set in the town of Steveston in the last century, the exhibit profiles several other communities of the British Columbia coast at various times in history: Ocean Falls (1924), Prince Rupert (1955) and Campbell River (1969).
Today, many of Canada's West Coast communities are enjoying a resurgence, as people retire to the coast and as travellers from around the world come to experience the region's rich natural beauty.
www.civilization.ca /hist/phase2/mod9e.html   (1064 words)

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Canada: First "Autochthonous" Case of West Nile Virus Infection in Ontario -------------------------------------------------- An elderly person in Ottawa has tested positive for West Nile virus, health officials said on Fri 8 Aug 2003, the second confirmed case in Canada this summer.
Saskatchewan confirmed Canada's first domestic case of West Nile virus in a human this year on 25 Jul 2003, the first time someone had contracted the virus in the province.
West Nile Virus Surveillance Data as of Thu 7 Aug 2003 ------------------------------------------------------- Human ----- One confirmed case in Saskatchewan; West Nile virus detected in blood donation [see: West Nile virus, blood donor - Canada (Saskatchewan) 20030726.1842].
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 The Last Best West - Canadian History.
Canada's connection to the myth of the Wild West includes several well known individuals, and many lesser known.
Canadian figures from the Old West of the 1870s-1905 can really be broken into 2 categories: Members of the North West Mounted Police and Cowboys/Gunfighters.
Buffalo Bill Cody's father was born in Canada and American Old Bill Miner spent about half of his outlawing career in southern British Columbia.
www.thelastbestwest.com /last_best_west.htm   (728 words)

 The Peopling of Canada (1891-1921): Settlement Era
Between 1896 and 1905 Clifford Sifton, the new Minister of the Interior, assumed responsibility for immigration and settlement in Canada.
The focus of Sifton's efforts was to populate the North West with farmers.
This clause required prospective immigrants to travel to Canada in an uninterrupted journey, which was not possible as ocean steamers agreed not to travel directly from India to Canada.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/canada1891/ch4.html   (1103 words)

 CTV.ca | Health Canada launches West Nile battle plan
This year, Health Canada officials promise that a test for the virus in blood product should be ready by the summer.
Health Canada officials continue to stress the risk of being bitten by an infected mosquito is low.
At least one person has died as a direct result of the West Nile virus, which is also suspected of causing or contributing to 16 other deaths.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1050516882736_45926082?s_name=   (713 words)

 It's Your Health - West Nile Virus
Canada had its first confirmed cases of West Nile (WN) virus in 2002.
For most Canadians, the risk of illness from West Nile virus is low, and the risk of serious health effects is even lower.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is working with its partners on a coordinated approach to reducing the risk of exposure to West Nile virus through education, surveillance, prevention and response.
www.hc-sc.gc.ca /iyh-vsv/diseases-maladies/wnv-vno_e.html   (1081 words)

 WWW Virtual Library: Museums in Canada
The West Coast Railway Heritage Park is a place where the past comes alive as you visit the 65 resto...
Canada's largest museum of science and technology is one of the most popular attractions in Ottawa a...
The Law Society of Upper Canada was founded in 1797 and is one of the oldest professional organizati...
icom.museum /vlmp/canada.html   (10445 words)

 Bird Songs of Canada's West Coast
Bird Songs of Canada's West Coast is a 73.5-minute collection of 99 bird, 1 frog, and 3 marine-mammal sounds from the west coast of Canada narrated by John Neville.
It is essentially an introduction, organized by habitat, to the common birds of this region, including the drumming of Red-breasted Sapsuckers and Ruffed Grouse, and the wing sounds of Rufous Hummingbirds and Band-tailed Pigeons.
Bird Songs of Canada's West Coast, on the other hand, provides basic descriptions and identifies where each recording was made.
www.nevillerecording.com /westcoast.htm   (1020 words)

 Canada West Telecom Group
Canada West Telecom Group is a leading group of Western Canadian telecommunications companies, known for the quality of products and services they provide, who offer turnkey solutions worldwide.
The Canada West Telecom Group provides expertise in all stages of telecommunications system development and support, enabling customers to pursue their telecom goals long after a system is in place.
The Canada West Telecom Group is a marketing alliance of reputable telecommunications suppliers in Western Canada.
www.cwtg.ca   (144 words)

 Hiking Canada's West Coast Trail on Mountainzone.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We have to be around the promontory and on the shelf about a kilometer away by 9:30 AM, when the tide will reach six feet and swallow this narrow beach.
The trail and a now-sagging telegraph line were laid in 1909 as a lifesaving route for shipwreck survivors.
We started with the southern portion of the trail, widely agreed to be the most difficult, with the most ladders, the most elevation gained and the most scrambling.
hike.mountainzone.com /2005/west_coast_trail   (976 words)

 SUBMARINERS ASSOCIATION of CANADA WEST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the autumn of 1984 the idea of establishing a Submariners Association on the West Coast of Canada was born, with the prime movers being retired submariners Alfie Betts, Bob Eveleigh and Larry Skaalrud.
In April of 1996 The Submariners Memorial Cairn was unveiled in HMC Dockyard, Esquimalt, by Rear Admiral Bruce Johnston, Commander Maritime Forces Pacific and SAOC (West) President Hal Zerbin.
HMC Submarines CC1 and CC2, Canada's first submarines, were purchased by British Columbia, given to the RCN in August of 1914 and patrolled the B.C. coast in WWI.
members.shaw.ca /saocwest   (923 words)

 West Nile Virus - Public Health Agency of Canada
Sometimes though, the virus can cause severe illness, resulting in hospitalization and even death so it is important to know the symptoms of illness related to infection and how to minimize your risk, especially if virus activity is reported in an area near you.
The Public Health Agency of Canada coordinates national surveillance and response to West Nile virus.
The Agency works closely with Health Canada on the safety of the blood supply and on providing information and health advice to First Nations groups and federal employees.
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca /wn-no/index_e.html   (216 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Country profiles | Timeline: Canada
He is succeeded by Kim Campbell, Canada's first female prime minister.
It is the first territory in Canada to have a majority indigenous population.
The move is seen as a challenge to rival territorial claims and follows a spat with Denmark over an uninhabited island.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1203358.stm   (1275 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Manitoba: Weekly West Nile Virus Update #2 ------------------------------------------ A total of 4 birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in Manitoba: 3 crows in the Capital Region of Winnipeg (East St. Paul, St. James, and Transcona); and one magpie in Central Region (Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie).
Manitoba Public Health will continue to issue bulletins as birds with West Nile virus are confirmed in each of the 5 Regional Response Team areas of the province.
Manitobans can continue to help detect the arrival of West Nile virus in their area by reporting dead crows, blue jays, magpies, or ravens to Health Links at 788-8200 in Winnipeg (outside of Winnipeg toll-free 1-888-315-9257).
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 WestPAN: Canada's West Papua Action Network | The most dynamic resource for information on West Papua
Indonesia maintains control over West Papua, using military might to deny the indigenous peoples their human rights and silence demands for self-determination.
WestPAN is a network of Papuans and Canadians who are concerned about injustice in West Papua, and the associated destruction of unique cultures and rare ecosystems.
Australia has granted temporary visas to all but one of a boatload of asylum seekers from West Papua, despite Jakarta's calls for them to be sent back.
www.westpapua.ca   (1404 words)

 CBC News: Canada's West Coast likely to face West Nile virus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Scientists are meeting in Vancouver this week to discuss the latest methods to monitor and trap mosquitoes that spread the virus.
The virus has hit nearly all of North America, except for Atlantic Canada, the North and B.C. Last year, the debilitating illness infected 25 Canadians.
Standard defences against West Nile include mosquito repellents, larvicides for standing water, and spraying insecticide.
www.cbc.ca /story/science/national/2005/04/05/west-nile050405.html   (307 words)

 Western Canada Canoe Kayak Destinations
Mounties, mountains and monumental paddling are all part of the rich heritage of exploration in western Canada's vast wilderness.
A party of canoeists explores this Yukon river and experiences the power, grace, and beauty of Canada’s largest intact wilderness south of the Arctic Circle.
The Nowleye and Finnie Rivers flow where trees cease in northern Canada and had been run by only one other non-native party.
www.canoekayak.com /destinations/westerncanada   (251 words)

 Master Promotions Ltd :: Fish Canada / Workboat Canada West
Fish Canada West provides a great opportunity to meet with fishermen and get feedback on the needs of the industry.
As publisher of Western Canada's foremost commercial fishing and workboat industry magazines, Anchor Publishing Ltd. is pleased to be a major part of this event.
Fish Canada/ WorkBoat Canada West offers an ideal opportunity to bring these individuals under one roof to promote and support their industries.
www.masterpromotions.ca /fish-canada-workboat-canada-west.asp   (348 words)

 First Newspapers on Canada's West Coast
The first modern printing press on what is now Canada's west coast came to the British colony of Vancouver Island on the mad tide that was the Fraser River gold rush of 1858.
Born William Alexander Smith in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1825, he was well-educated, and when he was 28, was attracted to the goldfields of California, where he became a photographer.
Robson was born in Perth, Upper Canada in 1824, moved to mainland British Columbia in 1859, and became editor of the reform newspaper The British Columbian in 1861.
members.tripod.com /~Hughdoherty/victoria.htm   (7699 words)

 Canadian Connemara Pony Society
These are substantial ponies, capable of carrying weight, but with an overall appearance of quality, not coarseness.
Connemara Pony owners and breeders in Canada are in the process of forming a Canadian Connemara Pony Breed Society.
Canada has 2 Association's in Eastern Canada (ECCPA) and Western Canada (WCCPA) to serve and support Connemara Pony Owners and Breeders.
www.canadianconnemara.org   (339 words)

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