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Urban Cities and Rural Towns in Canada's 5 Geological Regions

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Alison Wonderland

on 7 November 2012

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Rural Towns in Canada's 5 Geological Regions Maritimes Halifax, Nova Scotia Human Activities Settlement Population Statistics Human Activities Human Activities Human Activities Human Activities Human Activities Human Activities Human Activities Human Activities Human Activities Settlement Settlement Settlement Settlement Settlement Settlement Settlement Settlement Settlement Population Statistics Population Statistics Population Statistics Population Statistics Population Statistics Population Statistics Population Statistics Population Statistics Central Canada Victoriaville, Quebec Arctic Igloolik, Nunavut Maritimes Central Canada Arctic Prairies Prairies Brandon, Manitoba West Coast West Coast Vancouver, British Columbia Kensington, Prince Edward Island Dryden, Ontario Arctic Bay, Nunavut Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan Mackenzie, British Columbia Now... Looking at all of these amazing places... Where do I want to live, you ask? Let's take another look at the West Coast... In this town, majority of the citizens were born in Canada. Only about 2% (30 people) of their whole population (1485 people) are immigrants. This is most likely a result of being a small town. Majority of people want to move to cities for better jobs when they first immigrate to Canada. Not saying that some people won't immigrate to this town, just that there'll be less of them. Population Statistics Education wise, 45% of 15-24 year olds that live in Kensington, don't have a certificate/diploma or degree. Possibly because some of them haven't yet graduated highschool... One of the main attractions in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. This historical landmark has an interesting star shape, as you will soon see from the picture, and may have seen in the video. This stands as a symbol of the naval station that Halifax used to be for the British Empire. Made in 1856, it's now a major tourist attraction, with interesting exhibits, presentations, and tours to teach you all about their history. Halifax, being Nova Scotia’s capital city, is the main commercial and industrial center. Their harbor is ice-free all year round, making it one of the busiest harbors in Canada. Here, they export fish, lumber, and agricultural products. Based on this information, and the location, you can deduct that this was at one point a major fishing village, with fishing as it's main industry, the foundation of their economy. It probably still is, but is obviously more developed, with more diverse jobs. Some of their industries now include shipbuilding, fish processing, and oil refining. They also manufacture automobiles, food products, rope, paint, clothing, furniture, and much more. Next you'll be viewing a graph. The information displayed is the amount of males and females in each age group. Notice that there are usually more females than males in almost every age group. Why? Women have a stronger immune system, and are more likely to see a doctor if they notice something wrong, as opposed to men, who like to think that they can tough it out. Also, it show that people aren't having as much children as they used to. This is due to the fact that women started working and getting education, therefore, putting off the decision of having a child. In other words, more family planning. At Halloween every year in Kensington PEI, they set up an amazing haunted house that everyone loves. By setting up rides, slides, a large koi pond and some small animals, this area is perfect for young kids! For the older ones or the whole family really, you can go through the haunted mansion. It isn't too scary, so it won't be traumatizing to the kids, but still very entertaining. For a reasonable price, this haunted house brings in more money than you think. In the graph that you'll view next, you should notice that out of all the 15-24 year olds, about 85% don't have a good education. Looking at their location, it's easy to deduct why this is so. The distance to go to a good college or university and the funds to get you there must be hard to come by. Here in Igloolik Nunavut, the meaning of their town name is, "a place with igloos" which is dead on. This community is known as one of the most traditional in all of Nunavut. Soon you'll see the picture of their beautiful church, and can you guess what it is? That's right, it's an igloo. Connecting this to the Settlement section, more information later on. This very traditional Inuit community carefully guards and preserves their rich heritage and traditions. It's been confirmed by archeologists that there have been Inuit on this island as far as 4,000 years ago. Generations have grown up on this land, and less than 1% of their population is immigrants. In this case, it is 10 Chinese people that immigrated there. Brandon is a tourist hub. It's known for a whole bunch of different things. They have tons of attractions and activities to offer, but one of the main events is the Lieutenant Governor’s Winter Festival at the beginning of February. This festival highlights their multiculturalism, with over 14 pavilions that offer food, beverage and entertainment from each culture. They encourage you to stop by one of their numerous shops and restaurants. As I said before, tourism is what their economy is based on here. Without the many tourism jobs offered here, their economy would crash. Everything is connected... If you don't know what I mean, don't worry, they have a university there too, where you can learn all about it. Looking at this pie chart of transportation, you notice that majority of the people use cars instead of carpooling or using public transit. Considering all the tourism that happens here, wouldn't you want to have your own car to drive to all these places to, instead of waiting for the bus or your friend who's always late? Looks like a lot of people in this city had the same thought as you. Victoriaville is a very advanced urban center, one of the best in Quebec! It has an amazing 65% rate of residual materials diverted from the landfill. Their commitment to recycling started around the 1980s, when they promoted their efforts, and created a youth training and recycling center, also know as CFER. There are now 17 centers across the province, and about 60% of the residential waste collected from urban homes is recycled, beating their goal of 50%, set in 2008. This shows how efficient it is for the regional system and local population to work together to achieve goals. Victoriaville is a beautiful place, not because of buildings or skyscrapers, but because of nature. Tons of nature lovers are drawn here, for example, the largest gathering of snow geese in Canada occurs there, bringing in bird watchers, photographers, and really anyone interested in birds. In the summer and winter, they have tons of activities to offer, some of these being; fishing, river canoeing, golf, biking, hiking, all-terrain-vehicle driving, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, etc. .

. The two graphs that you'll soon see, are graphing the amount of males or females in each age group. Look carefully though, the scales aren't the same. If you look closely, there are more females than males in most cases, especially as the ages get older. You've already hear about the reason for this, so let's move on. Vancouver is full of immigrants, not very often will you find people that were originally born there. This is due to many different factors. One of these factors is it's location on the west coast of Canada, it's closest to Asia, where most of the immigrants are from. It's easy to just stop at the edge of Canada, creating a shorter commute back to their country, as opposed to flying all the way across Canada, and having to fly all the way back, to visit home. It's time consuming and it wastes money. Another key factor is the fact that it has an international airport, so it can receive all of those new people. Lastly, because of all of these immigrants, it has created a very diverse and multicultural environment, which is very appealing to those fleeing from religion or race discrimination. Vancouver hosted the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. This was a great honour for their city, and lived up to our high expectations of having a spectacular opening and closing ceremony. Even though the games are finished, they're still feeling the after affects of it. The places where the events happened are now great tourist attractions. To highlight my earlier point, by looking at the next graph, you'll see the amount of different languages spoke in Vancouver. This diverse city has more than 13 other languages, other than English. Arctic Bay, because of its location, is know for its great views. It's a wonderful place to spot narwhals, walruses, seals and other sea mammals. They are also known for their marble carvings, ivory sculptures, clothes, and other arts and crafts that are sold by talented artists and seamstresses. Arctic Bay has been inhabited by nomadic arctic people for around 5,000 years it is also called 'Ikpiarjuk' meaning 'the pocket' in Inuktitut, based on the hills that surround the town on three sides. Based on how this graph is obviously declining, you can tell that a) this isn't a very developed community and b) the women probably aren't very well educated. The more educated the women are, the less kids they have, plus, more family planning. In this case, you can see how the amount of kids being born just keeps going up, making this community bottom heavy. Meadow Lake Provincial Park is the main attraction in Meadow Lake. here there are 25 lakes linked together by the Waterhen River. These lakes are fished for many fish, such as northern pike, walleye, and lake trout. The forest surrounding them is filled with many different animals, plus 130 different bird species. In the winter, there are still a bunch of great things that you can do, such as skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and ice fishing. Looking at the graph showing transportation, you can see that majority of the people drive cars and no one takes public transit. Maybe because there isn't any public transit in a small town like this... Meadow Lake is made of agricultural, forest, and tourism industries. It was first settled by the First Nations, and pioneers. Now, this area is just considered a smaller scale of a regular city. It has so many different things to do, it's great for those who love the outdoors, considering that most of these activities have something related to being outside. Camping, swimming, fishing, hockey, baseball, shopping, hikes, and many more are all things that you'd learn to love by living in this town. Mackenzie is a great outdoors type of place. They have tons of activities that involve being outside, such as; snowmobiling, skiing, skating, snowshoeing and ice fishing. In the summer, there's always hiking, birding, mountain biking, camping, boating and fishing. Mackenzie has great air, ground, rail, and marine transportation. They believe that those are the ways to access good mining, forestry plans, and tourism opportunities. Their economy is dependent on the forest industry, but local companies have also benefited from mining exploration creating development. In this graph, it displays the amount of males and females in each age group. Looking at this graph, you can see that they have a good large working class, and that the amount of children they're having each year fluctuates. In the summer, many people talk about the canoe rides that they take, and all the nature they see. It's a great attraction for everyone, and the animals you witness, in their natural habitats, aren't something you'd able to be ever see in cities anymore. Of all the regions, I have to admit that I like the west coast the best. I love nature, plus the views and activities that they have to offer there seem amazing. Now, even though I know rural towns are pretty great too, they aren't for me. I'm used to the city, even though here, they're not too far away... So if I had to choose where I want to live out of all these great places, I would choose Vancouver, British Columbia.
I've always wanted to live there, I love the mountainous views, being close to the water, and the diversified culture. Since the first time I went to visit family living there, I've always wanted to go back. So, now you know about a bunch of wonderful regions, plus wonderful urban cities and rural towns in each. I hope you enjoyed this presentation! Presentation made by Alison Kong- Foon Looking at this graph about transportation, you notice that majority of people drive their own cars, rather than carpool or take public transit. Wondering why? Think about it, sometimes it is way easier to take your own car to places, especially in a smaller town with not as much traffic. Dryden, known for its amazing nature sights is a tourist hub. People come to this town, look at the great views, take their pictures, then leave, and don't stay permanently, which is why this is considered a rural town. Less permanent residents, more tourists in the summer instead, though a few do come in the winter to do some winter activities.
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