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Cordillera Region

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Cordillera Region
By Amy Houston
Political
Yukon

* The Premier of Yukon is, Darrell Pasloski, who was elected June 11th, 2011

* Pasloski is the 8th Premier of Yukon and is from the Yukon Party

* The first Premier was Chris Person who was Premier from 1978-1985

British Columbia

* The Premier of British Columbia is Christy Clark, who was elected June 10th, 2013

* Christy Clark is the 35th Premier of British Columbia and is from the Liberal Party

* The first Premier was John Foster McCreight who was Premier from 1871-1872


Geographical
Yukon

* Boreal Forests and Vast rocky plains
* Has the 5th longest river in North America called the Yukon River
* Warm Summers (25 degrees celsius)
* Cold Winters (4 degrees to -50 degrees celsius)

British Columbia

* Many mountains
* Chains of Islands
* Forests, grasslands
* Lakes ex. the Okanagan Lake
* Average temperature for summer is 20 degrees celsius
* Depending where you are, there could either be no snow and never goes below freezing or it can go down to -20 degrees celsius

Social
Yukon

* 46% of Yukon's population is Christian

* Arts, festivals, cusine, and culture relfect Aboriginal beliefs and practices

* A lot of Aboriginal groups

British Columbia

* 40 major Aboriginal groups

* Large Asian communities makes the most spoken language Chinese after English

* Other communities such as Italian, Russian, German, and Japanese have a fair amount, making British Columbia very vibrant with languages
Historical
Yukon
* 1898- Ottawa passed the Yukon Territory Act. This separated Yukon from the North-West Territories.

* 1898- The Klondike Gold Rush. A family was traveling along the Klondike River when they noticed gold in the River. Soon, miners everywhere in Yukon were there and digging up tons of gold.

* 1953- The Yukon's Capital City changed to Whitehorse, instead of Dawson City.

British Columbia
* 1858- Gold discovery in Fraser River brought prospectors and people as far away as China

*1866- Vancouver Island Joins British Columbia

* 1871- British Columbia joined Canada


Thanks For Watching!
Interesting Facts
Economic
My Map
Yukon

* Mining silver, gold, copper etc. is a very big part of Yukon's economy

* Tourism is another big industry, due to the Yukon's amazing history and beautiful scenery

* Manufacturing has also become very important

British Columbia

* New big industry are Construction or Retail

* Lumber is another big industry, using Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, and many more

*Like Yukon, British Columbia mines gold, lead, silver, etc.
http://www.yukonpremier.ca

Date: September 15th 2015
Yukon Government
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/cabinet/cabinet-ministers
Date: September 15th 2015
British Columbia Government
http://www.britannica.com/event/Klondike-gold-rush/images-videos
September 15th 2015
Encyclopaedia Britannica
http://www.canadahistoryproject.ca/1871/1871-05-gold-rush.html
Sepember 15th 2015
British Columbia Joins
http://kennleonhardt.com/ca/bc/
Sepember 15th 2015
Kenn Leonhart Photography
http://yukon-news.com/arts/multimedia-show-brings-the-peel-to-life
September 15th 2015
Yukon News
http://www.emr.gov.yk.ca/mining/placermining.html
Sepember 15th 2015
Yukon Government
http://www.naturallywood.com/sustainable-forests/forest-management
September 15th 2015
Naturally Wood
Yukon

* The word 'Yukon' means great river
* Yukon Heritage Day is on February 24th
* On average, Yukon only recives 6.5 inches of rain, which is less than Arizona
* There are 50,000 moose, 10,000 black bear and 4,500 wolves
British Columbia

* British Columbia takes up 10% of Canada
* Has 4th largest television and film production centre
* World's top three of blueberry and cranberry production
* Alcohol was illegal from 1917-1921
http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2013/07/10/chilkat-and-ravenstail-weaving-renewed-in-yukon/
September 15th 2015
Radio Canada International
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