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  Canadian Prairies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian prairies is a large area of flat sedimentary land stretching throughout western Canada between the Canadian Shield in the east and the Canadian Rockies.
Mixed prairie is more common and is part of the dry interior plains that extend from Canada south to the US state of Texas.
Fescue prairie occurs in the moister regions, occupying the northern extent of the prairies in central and southwestern Alberta and west central Saskatchewan (see map).
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 Prairie Provinces
The pioneer and doyen of prairie bibliographers is Mr Bruce B. Peel, whoseA Bibliography of the Prairie Provinces to 1953 (Toronto, 1956; 2nd ed.
The prairies best-known and most celebrated bookman is without a doubt Edmonton’s Mel Hurtig, who opened his now legendary bookstore in 1956, entered the publishing field in a modest way in 1967, and by 1972 had created Canada’s only trade publishing house with a national scope to be located outside of the Toronto-Montreal axis.
The prairies have long produced a disproportionate share of Canada s writers and authors, who, even when they did not join in the outbound diaspora, were long content to see their works published in the east or, better still, in London and/or New York City.
www.hbic.library.utoronto.ca /fconfprairie_en.htm   (3644 words)

 The Prairie Provinces of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This province of about a million people is ethnically diverse, and plays host to a number of ethnic festivals that have become great tourist attractions.
While the province is mostly flat prairie, the Cypress Hills in the southern part of the province provide a stark contrast, with sandstone buttes, dark caves, and impressive cliffs.
Alberta is also a land of prairie, although the magnificent Canadian Rockies serve as the province's border on the west.
www.vacationingincanada.com /prairie.shtml   (403 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Prairie provinces
Geography Easternmost of the Prairie Provinces, Manitoba is bounded on the N by Nunavut (with a northeast shoreline on Hudson Bay), on the
One of the Prairie Provinces, its northern third is part of the
The area is a vast prairie and is Cuba's largest province.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Prairie+provinces   (572 words)

 Prairie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prairie refers to an area of land of low topographic relief that historically supported grasses and herbs, with few trees, and having generally a mesic (moderate or temperate) climate.
Sometimes, in the United States and Canada, a distinction is made between the shortgrass vegetation of the High Plains west of the 100th meridian and the midgrass and tallgrass vegetation to the east (from central Texas to southern Manitoba).
Prairies are considered part of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome by ecologists, based on similar temperate climates, moderate rainfall, and grasses, herbs, and shrubs, rather than trees, as the dominant vegetation type.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prairie   (434 words)

 CIC Canada | A Look at Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Prairies are flat plains that stretch across the southern part of the region.
The Prairie region, however, is not all flat farmland.
In southern Alberta, the open prairies gradually rise to meet the Rocky Mountains along the border of British Columbia.
www.cic.gc.ca /english/citizen/look/look-10e.html   (442 words)

 Prairies, heartland of a continent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Prairies generally consist of flat, gently sloping or sometimes hilly land covered by tall grasses with few if any trees.
I doubt that the early pioneers would recognise the prairies of today but we have them to thank for their groundbreaking, ranching and city building that have made the prairies what they are today.
The Canadian prairie provinces are centered on Saskatchewan bordered on the east and west by Manitoba and Alberta.
www.prairieroots.com   (585 words)

 Canadian Prairie Provinces Dry as Planting Begins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Canadian prairie provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba had a very dry winter and early spring.
On the plus side for the prairie provinces, subsoil moisture is adequate in most major crop growing areas.
Most of the province received nearly normal rainfall, but recent low precipitation, warm weather, and winds have caused topsoil moisture conditions in the southern part of the province to decline.
www.fas.usda.gov /pecad2/highlights/2000/05/cn051500.htm   (796 words)

 Sand Dune & Climate Change Studies in the Prairie Provinces
Ongoing climate change studies focussing on sand dunes in the Prairie Provinces may be divided into four main themes: Drought Impacts, Historical Changes in Land-Cover, Past Dune Activity, and Land-use Management.
General Circulation Models predict significant warming in the mid-latitudes of central North America as a consequence of increased atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases.
That is, they can act as "barometers" to assess the stability of the prairie landscape as a whole.
gsc.nrcan.gc.ca /climate/sanddune/index_e.php   (432 words)

Prairies are areas where either low total annual rainfall (10-20 inches) or uneven seasonal rainfall favor grasses and herbaceous plants over the growth of trees.
Prairies in North American extend from central Texas to southern Saskatchewan, including most of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, and North Dakota, and parts of other nearby states and provinces.
Once defined by boundless prairie and a myriad of pothole wetlands, this land knows years of drought and years of abundant rainfall; searing dry heat and brutal subzero wind chills; the prairies can erupt in flame and then next season burst forth in a profusion of flowers.
www.42explore.com /prairie.htm   (1410 words)

 Silvics of Prairie Provinces & Northwestern ONTARIO
Emphasis will be given to tree species that are native to of prairie provinces and northwestern Ontario.
This course is intend to provide you with the silvical knowledge of major tree species in Prairie provinces and northwestern Ontario.
Ecological and silvical characteristics of forest trees of prairie provinces and northwestern Ontario.
io.uwinnipeg.ca /~wang/Teaching4.html   (666 words)

 PARC (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative is a partnership of the governments of Canada, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba mandated to pursue climate change impacts and adaptation research in the Prairie Provinces.
We are also charged with fostering the development of new professionals in the emerging science of climate change impacts and adaptation.
Climate models generally forecast drier and warmer conditions and increased climate variability for the Prairie Provinces.
www.parc.ca.cob-web.org:8888   (194 words)

 Regional Profiles - The Prairie Provinces - CIHR
In 2003-2004, CIHR allocated a total of $94.7 million to Canada's three western provinces, a 66% increase in just three-years.
CIHR is committed to encouraging and facilitating the growth of health research capacity in universities and hospitals across Canada.
Through its Regional Partnership Program (RPP), CIHR has provided funding to researchers in provinces that have historically received the smallest portion of health research funding, such as Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca /e/25063.html   (754 words)

 A Taste of Canada - The Prairie Provinces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Government Information and Various Public Services for The Prairie Provinces can be accessed from the home page - A Taste of Canada.
The three provinces which we call the Prairies are Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta..
One of the treasures of this province is its Native rock art found at Churchill River.
www.rockies.net /~spirit/canada/toc-prairies.html   (160 words)

Canada's Prairie Provinces - Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta - are a land of wide-open skies, determined pioneers, and abundant wildlife.
Sample some typical prairie fare (and learn to make modern-day pemmican), join in the Red River jig, and listen to the legend of how the Water Spririt gave the Blackfeet the gift of horses.
Canada's Prairie Provinces - Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta - are a land of wide-open skies, de…
www.cobblestonepub.com /Issue/FAC0304.html?z=6.116139793396   (185 words)

 Census of the Northwest Provinces, 1906 - ArchiviaNet - Library and Archives Canada
In order to track the high rates of population growth in western Canada, the Canadian government called for a special census of the prairie provinces (Manitoba, and the two newly created provinces of Saskatchewan, and Alberta).
This endeavour continued every 10 years from 1906 to 1956, at which time the Census of the Northwest Provinces became part of the Canada-wide census.
The information on these images can be used to prepare family histories, the history of towns and villages, research immigration trends and a great deal more.
www.collectionscanada.ca /02/020153_e.html   (183 words)

 Peel's Prairie Provinces
Peel's Prairie Provinces is a resource dedicated to assisting scholars, students, and researchers of all types in their exploration of the history and culture of the Canadian Prairies.
These materials are extremely varied in terms of their content and provide an extraordinarily diverse picture of the Prairie experience.
Over time, however, the online bibliographic database will expand to include items published after 1953, the terminal date for its print counterpart, as well as providing more systematic coverage of materials that have generally been outside the scope of the print bibliography.
peel.library.ualberta.ca /aboutsite.php   (509 words)

 Prairie Provinces
Biotechnology and the Prairie provinces are a winning combination; an area now recognised as a world leader in agribiotech.
The products and discoveries coming out of these Western provinces are beginning to have an impact around the world.
Faster-growing, hardier and more nutritious crops will help the world cope with the rapid increase in global population.
www.bhrc.ca /career/tools/biotecareers/In_Canada/prairie.html   (56 words)

 Prairie Provinces: Canadian at Canadian Content
Dessert dishes made from such familiar prairie berries as saskatoon, chokecherries and fl currants.
Province Rainy days in Manitoba More antics in Winnipeg....
For vanni and rev Harper denounces Mulroney Rev and Vanni
www.canadiancontent.net /dir/Top/Home/Cooking/World_Cuisines/North_American/Canadian/Prairie_Provinces   (336 words)

 Prairie Provinces Water Board - Environment Canada
Runoff from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains is the major water supply for the large southern rivers of the prairie provinces.
The ownership of the waters of a river system flowing through several jurisdictions can give rise to many administrative and water use problems.
To resolve conflicts between upstream uses and downstream needs, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Canada signed the Prairie Provinces Water Board Agreement on July 28, 1948.
www.pnr-rpn.ec.gc.ca /water/fa01/index.en.html   (85 words)

 COVER Crime - Aboriginal Gangs in Prairie Provinces in "Crisis Proportions" (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Aboriginal Gangs in Prairie Provinces in "Crisis Proportions"
According the FSIN report, aboriginal youth in the prairie provinces join gangs for money, power and excitement.
CSC is currently evaluating the efficacy of Bimosewin and, with the approval of the executive committee, may be extending Bimosewin's mandate to other to other provinces in the Prairies over the next five years.
www.firstnationsdrum.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Fall2003/CrimeGangs.htm   (1915 words)

 EPL.ca: Prairie Provinces City Directories and Voters' Lists
The Edmonton Public Library has a collection of Henderson's city directories for the Prairie Provinces in paper and on microfiche.
The following Prarie Provinces city directories are available at the Stanley A. Milner Library in print and/or on microfiche:
Please note that conent is being added gradually and not all directories are available at this time.
www.epl.ca /EPLMaster.cfm?ID=PRAIRIEPROVI0001   (449 words)

 AllRefer.com - Prairie Provinces, Canada (Canadian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Prairie Provinces, Canada (Canadian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
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More articles from AllRefer Reference on Prairie Provinces
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/X/X-PrairieP.html   (113 words)

 The Atlas of Canada - Prairie Provinces
A political map of the Prairie Provinces showing boundaries, the provincial capitals, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads.
View this map as a JPEG (113 KB, 700 x 462 pixels).
Then, using your mouse, right-click on the map and select "Save Image / Picture As".
atlas.nrcan.gc.ca /site/english/maps/reference/provincesterritories/prairie_provinces   (88 words)

 Aboriginal peoples in the Prairie Provinces (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Aboriginal peoples in the Prairie Provinces (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)
This category may be composed of First Nations, M├ętis, and Inuit groups located in or who were native to the Prairie Provinces of Canada.
The Prairie Provinces consist of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
category-aboriginal-peoples-in-the-prairie-provinces.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (65 words)

 History - Prairie Provinces @ Culture.ca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Travel through Canadian history and heritage, as fascinating and diverse as the land and peoples who forged it.
Home > History and Heritage > History - Provinces and Territories > Prairie Provinces
Programs, events, archives and collections at this Lethbridge museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of southwest Alberta.
www.culture.ca /explore-explorez-e.jsp?category=524&page=7   (88 words)

 CANADA PRAIRIE PROVINCES (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A fictionalized account of life in small prairie towns.
WHILLANS, James W. FIRST IN THE WEST The Story of Henry Kelsey Discoverer of Canadian Prairies Edmonton, 1955 Applied Art Products.
www.cyberus.ca.cob-web.org:8888 /~rrknott/PRAIRIES.htm   (1018 words)

 STEEP - Northern Great Plains / Canadian Prairie Provinces
STEEP - Northern Great Plains / Canadian Prairie Provinces
Prairie Agricultural Research Initiative Decision Support System (paridss.usask.ca/index.html)
Redesigned by Leila Styer, CAHE Computer Resource Unit; Maintained by Debbie Marsh, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU
pnwsteep.wsu.edu /resourcelinks/gp.htm   (85 words)

 Forecast for the Prairie Provinces (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Forecast for the Prairie Provinces (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)
Daily regional forecasts of accumulated precipitation and temperature extremes.
For complete information about what you're looking at, please see the key to the maps.
www.wxmaps.org.cob-web.org:8888 /pix/ezca.prai.html   (32 words)

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