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Cordillera Region

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Amy Houston

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Cordillera Region
By Amy Houston

* 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


* 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


* 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
* 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

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Interesting Facts
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* 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.

Date: September 15th 2015
Yukon Government
Date: September 15th 2015
British Columbia Government
September 15th 2015
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Sepember 15th 2015
British Columbia Joins
Sepember 15th 2015
Kenn Leonhart Photography
September 15th 2015
Yukon News
Sepember 15th 2015
Yukon Government
September 15th 2015
Naturally Wood

* 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
September 15th 2015
Radio Canada International
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