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Canada's Regions By Travis Tricker

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Travis Tricker

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Canada's Regions St. Lawrence Lowlands Arctic Interior Plains Appalachian Cordillera Canadian Shield Travis Tricker Location Location Location Location Location Location The Saint Lawrence Lowland region has many types of resources, most of them are minerals found in the mountains and the rocky areas of the region. These minerals include iron ore, zinc, coal, silver, lead and copper. The rich soil in the lowlands is another natural resource. The scientist of this region believes that it was below sea level for a long period of time. Once the soil had dried up it left behind a very rich soil which is considered a natural resource. The natural soil helps grow crops which get them money. The Lowlands region also has the best natural source of water because of the Saint Lawrence River and Niagara Falls. The natural water also provides many industries in the area, e.g. shipyards. On the left is a map location of an iron mine ran by a company called Argex. It is located in La Blache, it is in the red area in the center of the red circle Natural Resources Natural Resources Natural resources in the Appalachian region are fishing,coal,zinc,iron,gold,lead,oil/gas,mining,forestry and farming. The valleys and mountains of the Appalachians at some time contained what seemed to be an non ending supply of timber. The main natural resource is the coal mining industry partnered with the Appalachians. A long time ago the coal mining industries hired two-thirds of the Appalachian people, but now the mining industry only hires 2% of the Appalachian workforce. The picture below is a map of the mining areas, the little red dots are the areas that they mine in. Natural Resources Arctic's Natural resources are oil, gas, minerals, fresh water, fish and if the subarctic is included, forest. The Arctic is one of the last and most extensive continuous wilderness areas in the world, and its significance in preserving biodiversity and genotypes is considerable. On the left is a picture of a Oil rig called Chukchi. Natural Resources The Natural resources are uranium, gold, zinc, copper, coal, natural gas, and oil. Great amounts of potash and coal are mined in the plains. The crude oil and natural gas are found in large fields far below the ground. Natural Resources Natural Resources The natural resources are nickel,gold,silver, and copper.
The canadian Shield is one of the world's richest mining region's. Throughout the shield there are many towns that are mining towns and they provide goods fort the miners. In the Cordillera region the natural resources are fish, fruit lumber, potatoes, grapes, vineyards, iron, lead, zinc, silver, copper, and nickle. The Cordillera is very rich in natural resources. The region is well known for it's large amount of gold, pure pine tree's, and a healthy source of water. On the left there is a picture of mines in the Cordillera Region, One of the well known mines is the Red Chris mine, the miner mine for gold and copper. The mine on the left is the Niobec mine and they mainly mine for gold and iron. The mine on the left in the center of the blue circle is lignite coal mine, Lignite coal mine mines for coal as the name predicts. Topography Industry Formation Agriculture The Appalachian region may be divided into three great sections, the Northern, from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to the Hudson River; the Central, from the Hudson Valley to the New River running through Virginia and West Virginia; and the last section is the Southern, from the New River onwards. The Northern section has the Long Range Mountains and the Annieopsuotch Mountains that are located on Newfoundland. The Central section includes the Valley Ridges between the Allegheny Front of the Allegheny Plateau. The Southern section is mainly part of the U.S. The picture on the left is the Cumberland Plateau. Many of the people in the Appalachian region live in small communities. In Newfoundland and Labrador the top 5 cultures are Canadian, English, Irish, Scottish and French. In Prince Edward Island the top 5 cultures are Canadian, Scottish, English, Irish and French. In Nova Scotia the top 5 cultures are the same as Prince Edward Island. In New Brunswick the top 5 cultures are Canadian, French, English, Irish and Scottish. As you can see there are a wide variety of cultural groups that live in this region. The picture on the left is a agricultural center in Newfoundland. The Appalachian region has a remarkable geological history, formed over many millions of years by continental collision, mountain-building, volcanoes, oceans, rivers and ice sheets. The physical environment that has developed as a result is itself an important part of the region's heritage. The picture on the left is a natural mountain formed by a earthquake a while back. The mountains and valleys of Appalachia once contained what seemed to be an endless supply of timber. The really bad roads make it hard to reach some of the longing areas, however, prevented is large logging in most of the region throughout much of the 19th century. Coal mining is the industry most used and well known with Appalachia in outsiders minds, due in part to the fact that the region once produced 66% of the nation's coal. Topography Formation Industry Agriculture The Canadian Shield is Canada's largest region as it can be found in at six provinces. The provinces are Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec plus Newfoundland and Labrador and two territories are Northwest and Nunavut. It covers about 66% of Ontario and contains ancient rocks that are more than 570 million years old. Canadian Shield was formed when 2 tectonics plates collided, when they collided folding occurred. The plate that was forced down, melted and rose back to the surface to cool down over time. These rocks eventually came to be known as the largest region in Canada and the most well known, the region is now the Canadian Shield. The picture on the left is a rock found underground that shows how the ground had been forced together to create the Canadian Shield. In the Canadian Shield region a lot of cheese is grown mainly in the provinces of this region. Tender fruit is grown in several areas along the shores of the Great Lakes. The Niagara Peninsula is famous for its fruit growing capabilities because of it’s location below the escarpment and the warming effects of Lake Ontario. Cherries, peaches, plums, pears, apples and grapes are major agricultural commodities for the area. The production of grapes has also created a substantial cottage winery industry in the Niagara Region. The warm waters of Lake Erie and its southern location make grape growing also possible on Pelee Island. The Canadian Shield’s main industries are farming, mining and forestry. Even though the Canadian Shield has a lot of primary industries, it has very few secondary industries. They have smelters near the mines and many pulp and paper mills. Every year many people go to areas of the Canadian Shield to see its flat rocky ground and thick coniferous forests. Topography Formation Agriculture Industry The Cordillera region is located in the western part of Canada taking up most of British Columbia, Yukon, and cutting into the Rocky Mountains. Some major landforms are mountains, trees, grass, forests, and water. Large bodies of water can also be found in this region. They include Williston Lake, Okanogan Lake, Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River. The landscape of the Cordillera region can be described as rocky with mountains, trees, grass, forests, and lots of water. The Western Cordillera of Canada and the US is formed of fragments of other places. Terran's are bits and pieces of continental crust that exist in the ocean. We don't know how they start out, but most of them are fragments that have peeled away from existing continents, or island arcs made of volcanoes. Certain industries are mining and forestry. Many people who come to this region usually work in one of the industries, mining or forestry. Most people who work in these industries are either in the Forestry business or the Fishing industry. The picture on the left is a fishing industry, a lot of people that work in this region are part of the fishing industry. Topography Formation Agriculture Industry The Interior Plains region of Canada is located in between the Cordillera and the Canadian Shield. The region has many interesting landforms. Some of the landforms found in the region are hills, low mountains, forests, wide river valleys, sand dunes and prairie grass. The landscape of the Interior Plains region can be described as mainly flat with prairie grasslands. The picture on the left is a picture of farmland near Saskatchewan. During their formation, the interior plains were often covered by shallow inland seas. Sediments from the shield and the Rocky mountains were deposited in these seas over millions of years. Eventually the sediments were compressed by the weight of the layers above into sedimentary rock. This vegetation grows here because lots of farmers grow oat, barley, wheat and more plants. The farmers want to live there because there is a lot of area for their big farms. They also like it because there is the perfect amount of water and sunlight for them. There is a variety of vegetation that grows in the Cordillera region. The vegetation are douglas fir, forage grass, white spruce, lodge pole pine, ponderosa pine, and many other grasses. This vegetation grows here because it rains a lot and the soil is moist which makes it great for wildlife plants. There are many interesting occupations found in the Interior Plains region. Some of the major occupations are in farming, forestry, mining, and the oil and gas industries. These occupations provide the people with good paying jobs and good lifestyles. Industry Geography Formation Agriculture Geography Formation Agriculture Industry The Arctic region of Canada is located near the top of Canada close to the North Pole. This enormous biome of land is extremely plain in appearance, and covers one fifth of the earth's surface. The arctic region has many landforms. They include glaciers, plains, islands, and lowlands. The major bodies of water are the Arctic Ocean, Fox Bay, Great Bear Lake, half of Hudson Bay and Pond Inlet. The landscape of the Arctic region can be described as a wide plain or lowland covered with a deep blanket of snow and ice.
The majority of the Arctic is made up of the Arctic Ocean which was formed when the Eurasian Plate moved toward the Pacific Plate more than a thew thousand of years ago. Although this ocean makes up the majority of the Arctic region, it is the world's smallest ocean. There is a variety of vegetation in the Arctic region. The vegetation are shrubs, sedges, lichens, and small flowering plants. This vegetation grows in the Arctic region because of the flying temperatures and soft soil. There are many interesting industries in the Arctic region. Some of these major industries are fishermen, sea masters, carpenters, hunters, oil and gas workers and gold miners. People work these jobs because they need to buy food and clothes to support themselves or their family if they have one. The St. Lawrence Lowlands region of Canada is located in southern Quebec and is also located in southern Ontario. The region has many interesting landforms. Some of the landforms found in this region are large bodies of water, fertile soil, forests and hills. Large bodies of water found in this region include the St. Lawrence River, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. The St. Lawrence Lowlands were carved out by the glaciers. Since the region is considered as a lowland region, the region contains rich soils of clay, sand, and gravel. There is a variety of vegetation that grows in the St. Lawrence Lowlands region. The vegetation includes maple trees, walnut, oak, spruce, hemlock, sassafras, fin, and tobacco plants. These plants grow here because the soil is very fertile. There are many interesting industries found in the St. Lawrence Lowlands region. Some of the major industries are farming, forestry and making objects like cars, toys and planes. These jobs/industries provide the people with money to feed their families and themselves. Information Resources: Socials Textbook, and wikiwiz.com
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