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  Travel Canada | Canada Maps
Canada is the world's second largest country, occupying most of North America.
Extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean, Canada shares borders with the United States in the south and in the northwest.
Inhabited first by Aboriginals, Canada was founded as a union of British colonies and peacefully obtained independence from the United Kingdom in a process spanning from 1867 to 1982.
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  Canada
The capital of Canada is the city of Ottawa, where the nation's parliament is located, as is the residence of the Governor General, who represents the country's ceremonial head of state, Queen Elizabeth II.
Canada, which has been inhabited by aboriginal peoples, known in Canada as the First Nations, for about 10,000 years, was first visited by Europeans around 1000, when the Vikings briefly settled at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland.
Canada is a federation under a system of parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy.
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 education@canada: Education Systems: Overviews: Canada
Canada is a confederation of ten provinces and three territories — a vast country stretching across North America from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and north to the Arctic Ocean.
In Canada, the provinces and territories are responsible for elementary, secondary and postsecondary education.
Canada has a large number of private or independent schools (some of which are religious in orientation) and private career colleges.
www.educationcanada.cmec.ca /EN/EdSys/over.php   (1324 words)

  
 Canada's Provinces and Territories
As Canada prepared to bid farewell to the 20th century, it welcomed a new addition to Confederation when the eastern section of the Northwest Territories was carved into the country's third territory, Nunavut - created on April 1, 1999.
The territorial government headed by a Premier and a Cabinet and Nunavut's elected Legislative Assembly incorporate Inuit values and beliefs, and conducts business primarily in Inuktitut, though Inuinnaqtun (Inuktitut in written form using Roman spelling), English and French are also used.
It was the French who became the first Europeans to claim parts of the territory in the name of their country, beginning with explorer Jacques Cartier, who took possession of Gaspé when he arrived there on July 14, 1534.
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 Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada was a major front in the War of 1812 between the United States and British Empire and its successful defence had important long-term effects on Canada, including the building of a sense of unity and nationalism among British North Americans.
Canada joined the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1990 and hosted the OAS General Assembly in Windsor in June 2000, and the third Summit of the Americas in Quebec City in April 2001.
Canada's two official languages, English and French, are the mother tongues of 59.7% and 23.2% of the population, respectively.
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 Snapshot, Canada: Northern Territories
One of the territories of Arctic Canada, the Northwest Territories (NWT; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) has a landmass of 1,171,918 square kilometres and a population of 42,944 as of the January 1, 2005.
In 1876, the District of Keewatin, at the centre of the territory, was separated from it.
Quebec was also extended, in 1898, and Yukon was made a separate territory in the same year to deal with the Klondike Gold Rush, and remove the NWT government from administering the sudden boom of population, economic activity and influx of non-Canadians.
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 Provinces and Territories of Canada
Since most of the voters were illiterate, they simply marked their ballot with one of several coloured pencils, the colour indicating their choice.
Politically, Canada is divided into 10 provinces and 3 territories.
For many years, nine of the shields were engraved with the coat-of-arms of the then nine provinces of Canada.
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 Italy - About Canada - Northwest Territories
The Northwest Territories (NWT) lie north of the 60th parallel, above Saskatchewan, Alberta, and eastern British Columbia, and between the Yukon and Nunavut.
With the creation of Nunavut on April 1, 1999, the area of the former Northwest Territories, which stretched from the Yukon east to Baffin Island and included all of the Arctic archipelago, was reduced by approximately two-thirds, from 3 426 320 km2 to 1 171 918 km2.
Like the Yukon, the Northwest Territories can be divided into two broad geographical regions: the taiga, a boreal forest belt that circles the subarctic zone; and the tundra, a rocky Arctic region where the cold climate has stunted vegetation.
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 The Territories of Canada
provincial governments section, because of their tiny populations and relative lack of importance, the three territories were historically governed in a sort of neo-colonial power-sharing agreement between a small elected council and an appointed representative of the federal government.
The territories have extremely small populations and are largely inhabited by people who can be either described as "colorful" or "weird" depending on how polite you want to be.
The Nunavut territory is almost exactly the same as the NWT, except its population is a bit smaller, and it is weather is a bit colder.
www.filibustercartoons.com /canguide_2_regions_territories.php   (1086 words)

  
 CANADA'S NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
This remote part of Canada is one of the few places in North America where you can still have a true wilderness experience.
The Native Peoples of the Northwest Territories have used the waterways as a food and transportation source for hundreds of years.
Canada’s north can be an adventure for any level of boater.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/canadian_tourism/70670/1   (516 words)

  
 Canada Northwest Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The country of Canada is divided into ten provinces and three northern territories.
These are the Yukon, the Northwest Territories (NWT), and Nunavut, a land base inhabited and governed by the Inuit people.
In April 1999, the territory of Nunavut, formerly the eastern and northern part of the Northwest Territories, became an independent entity with its own government.
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 Northern territories 'eventually' to be given provincial status
Making the territories into full provinces would undoubtedly stir debate over the terms of Confederation, the Constitution and the impact on Quebec, which would find itself in an even bigger pool of provinces.
An American teacher exiled to Canada after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a student was arrested by Canadian border guards on Thursday.
Canada Post says a controversial religious brochure that condemns homosexuality will be delivered to hundreds of homes in East Vancouver, despite the objections of letter carriers.
www.cbc.ca /canada/story/2004/11/22/provinces041122.html   (1199 words)

  
 Welcome to the Northwest Territories, Canada
One of the territories of Arctic Canada, the Northwest Territories (NWT; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) has a landmass of 1,171,918 square kilometers and a population of 42,944 as of January 1, 2005.
In the early 1980's, the government of the Northwest Territories was again under pressure by the federal government to reintroduce French as an official language.
Devolution of powers to the territory was an issue in the Northwest Territories general election, 2003, and has been ever since the territory began electing members in 1881.
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 Northwest Territories (Canada)
The status of the official tree (jack pine) and the Government of the Northwest Territories logo (three legged polar bear) have yet to be determined.
In anticipation of the forthcoming territorial pavilion at EXPO 86, Michael Moor, Deputy Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, suggested a display of municipal flags, one advantage of which would be that the newly created flags would outlast the exhibition.
It was decided that all the flags would be based on that of the territorial flag (which is in turn based on the national flag).
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/ca-nt.html   (1617 words)

  
 Northwest Territories (Canada)
The Flag was adopted by the Council of the Northwest Territories in January 1969.
The national flag of Canada and the flag of the Northwest Territories shall always be present in the place where and during the time when the Legislative Assembly is in session.
The centre panel is coloured white (513-201) and in the centre of the centre panel is the shield of the armorial bearings of the Northwest Territories.
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 Northwest Territories Holidays - Canada Northwest Territories Holidays by All-Canada
Northwest Territories is within the Mountain Standard Time Zone (- 7 GMT) and observes Daylight Saving Time.
Gold was discovered in Yellowknife in 1934 and it went on to become the capital of the Northwest Territories.
As the nights grow longer, the green, red and mauve lights are absolutely brilliant in their dance across the sky.
www.all-canada.co.uk /northwest-territories-holidays.asp   (85 words)

  
 Provinces and territories of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The major difference between a Canadian province and a territory is that a province receives powers directly from the Crown, via the Constitution Act, 1867, giving them greater competences and rights than a territory, which is delegated powers by the federal government.
Unlike the provinces, the territories of Canada have no inherent jurisdiction and only have those powers delegated to them by the federal government.
Canada's National Statistical Agency: Population by province and territory, by sex and age group,
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 Canada's Northwest Territories
Emblems of the territories were officially adopted in 1957.
For the Northwest Territories, the floral emblem is the creamy-white mountain avens (Dryas integrifolia), which blooms in profusion for a short time each spring.
Today, the Northwest Territories remains the largest political subdivision in Canada, with 34.1 percent of the total area of the country.
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 Hotels in Canada - Canada Lodging - Canada Hotels
Select from over 1500 hotels in Canada and make online hotel reservations using our real time hotel booking engine.
To book flights to and from Canada use the airfare search form and for rental cars please use the car rentals search form.
For a complete list of cities please scroll down and select the Province of your choice.
www.hotelfindercanada.com   (159 words)

  
 The Provinces and Territories of Canada
In studying the provinces and territories of Canada, students in Grade 4 identify, locate, and label the major physical regions within the provinces and territories, and investigate the exchange of goods and resources among them.
Canada's land is divided into ten provinces and three territories from coast to coast to coast.
InfoCan "Because there is so much territory to cover, we've put it into categories that will give you easy access to both the serious and the lighter sides of Canada...
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 Freshwater Website: Floods (Flooding events in Canada - Northwest Territories)
In the Northwest Territories, damaging floods generally occur during the spring breakup period as a result of ice jams.
A close watch on community flood conditions must be maintained each year due to the delicate balance between snowpack depth and rate of melt of accumulated winter snow, rainfall during spring snowmelt, ice deterioration before breakup, and the timing and location of ice jams in the flood-prone delta.
The timing of surges and the strength of winds are critical, as it is only in the late summer when the fetch of open water from shore to the edge of offshore ice pack is great enough for major storm surges and waves to be produced.
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 Barbados :: About Canada :: Canada's Provinces and Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Canada has ten provinces and three territories that make up its 9 970 610 km
The land, history, people and economy of each province and territory are unique and help to make Canada the exciting and diverse country it is.
For more information about Canada's provinces and territories, including links to their respective web sites, click on the information below.
geo.international.gc.ca /latin-america/barbados/about_canada/canada-tourism-en.asp   (69 words)

  
 Profile of languages in Canada: Provinces and territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Allophones already living in Canada in 1996 also migrated to Ontario in large numbers from other provinces and territories.
Alberta was the only province to post a slight advance in the number of francophone children aged four and under between 1996 and 2001.
The growth in language transfers among francophones outside Quebec was due partly to the increase in the proportion of francophones who formed conjugal unions with anglophones.
www12.statcan.ca /english/census01/products/analytic/companion/lang/provs.cfm   (2684 words)

  
 Northwest Territories, Canada
The Northwest Territories has a variety of landscapes from tall mountains to wild and rugged tundra.
Canada's longest river, the Mackenzie River and the two largest lakes, Great Slave Lake and Great Bear Lake are located in NWT.
The capital city of the Northwest Territories is Yellowknife and this Territory is well known for the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights) and the midnight sun.
educ.queensu.ca /~fmc/february2005/NWT.html   (271 words)

  
 The Provinces and Territories
Canada's provinces and territories- printable pages with information sheets including graphics.
Click on each province or territory to view the flag, Coat of Arms, flower and other symbols.
Maps, text, and graphics that describe the importance of specific rivers in Canada.
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 Confederation for kids : Introduction to Confederation
This lists all the provinces and territories in Canada, and when and why they became part of Canada.
If you want to find out the definition of a word in the text, or to learn more about a person whose played a role in Confederation, click on the underlined word or name to look it up in the Glossary or People page.
By looking at how Canada came to be a country you learn a lot about the Canada you live in today.
www.collectionscanada.ca /confederation/kids/index-e.html   (228 words)

  
 Geography of Canada - Geography lesson plan (grades 3-5) - DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Based on the content of the Geography of Canada video, discuss the provinces of Canada, their geography and terrain, and the similarities and unique aspects of each province.
Explain to students that they will be filling in blank maps of Canada, indicating each province and territory, and all of Canada's major urban centers.
Context: The Northwest Territories is one of three territories in Canada.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/geo_canada   (698 words)

  
 Media Backrounder Northwest Territories - Environment Canada
July 25, 2000 marks the 100th Anniversary of the signing of Treaty #8 in the Northwest Territories.
Among the 2,000 people anticipated to visit Fort Resolution for this event, are members of the six First Nations of the Akaitcho Territory and the Dene National Assemblies.
Some of the Green Ecologo(TM) activities planned for this celebration include: paper/glass/beverage container recycling, reusable plate distribution by concessionaires, composting of compostable food scraps generated by the event, and the utilization of "washcar" trailers at designated camp sites to minimize the impact of washroom facilities on the environment.
www.mb.ec.gc.ca /info/news/cc00s55.en.html   (359 words)

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