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Capital Regional District, British Columbia
The Capital Regional District
Capital Regional District
(CRD) is a local government administrative district encompassing the southern tip of Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands
Gulf Islands
in the Canadian province
Canadian province
of British Columbia. The CRD is one of several regional districts in British Columbia
British Columbia
and had an official population of 383,360 as of the Canada
Canada
2016 Census.[3] The CRD encompasses the thirteen municipalities of Greater Victoria and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area
Juan de Fuca Electoral Area
on Vancouver
Vancouver
Island, the Salt Spring Electoral Area, and the Southern Gulf Islands
Gulf Islands
Electoral Area. Its headquarters is in the City of Victoria, although there are many office and operational facilities throughout the region
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Regional District
The Canadian province of British Columbia
British Columbia
is partitioned into regional districts, as a means to better enable municipalities and rural areas to work together at a regional level. Similar to counties in other parts of Canada, regional districts serve only to provide municipal services as the local government in areas not incorporated into a municipality, and in certain regional affairs of shared concern between residents of unincorporated areas and those in the municipalities such as a stakeholder role in regional planning. In those predominantly rural areas, regional districts provide services such as land use planning, building inspection and some responsibility for community fire protection
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Saturna Island
Saturna Island is a mountainous island, about 31 km² (12 sq. miles) in size, in the Southern Gulf Islands chain of British Columbia. It is situated approximately midway between the Lower Mainland of B.C. and Vancouver Island, and is the most easterly of the Gulf Islands. It is surrounded on three sides by the Canada/USA border. To the north is Point Roberts, Washington, and to the east and south are the San Juan Islands. Saturna has a permanent population of around 350, although that number increases significantly during the busy summer season
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Salt Spring Island
Salt Spring Island (also known as Saltspring Island) is one of the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia between mainland British Columbia, Canada and Vancouver Island.[1] The island was initially inhabited by various Salishan peoples before being settled by pioneers in 1859, at which time it was officially called Admiral Island. It was the first of the Gulf Islands to be settled and the first agricultural settlement on the islands in the Colony of Vancouver Island, as well as the first island in the region to permit settlers to acquire land through pre-emption
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Ganges, British Columbia
Ganges, British Columbia is an unincorporated community on Salt Spring Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada.Contents1 History 2 Attractions and services 3 Ganges Market 4 Access 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Ganges Harbour, from which Ganges takes its name, was originally called Admiralty Bay but was renamed by Captain Richards in 1859 for HMS Ganges, which was at the Pacific Station from 1857 to 1860 under the command of Captain John Fulford as flagship of Rear Admiral Robert L. Baynes. The Ganges was the last sailing line-of-battle ship in foreign service. The first house on Salt Spring Island was built here in 1859 by the first group of 20 settlers that arrived on the island that summer. On 4 July 1860 the harbour was the scene of the killing of 8 Bella Bella (Heiltsuk) people and the capture of 3 women and 2 boys for slaves by the Cowichans
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Fulford Harbour, British Columbia
Fulford Harbour is a residential community on the southeast side of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, located near the island's southern end. Fulford Harbour is the site of a BC Ferries terminal with regular ferry service to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island
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Vesuvius Bay, British Columbia
Vesuvius, also known as Vesuvius Bay, is an unincorporated settlement and ferry terminal on the northwest coast of Saltspring Island in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada. It is the eastern terminus of a ferry which connects Saltspring Island to Vancouver Island across Sansum Narrows to Crofton, which is just north of the city of Duncan. It is named for Vesuvius Bay, which was named for HMS Vesuvius, a ship of the Royal Navy assigned to the Pacific Station at Esquimalt in the 19th Century and indirectly with Mount Vesuvius. References[edit]"Vesuvius (Landing)". BC Geographical Names.  "Vesuvius Bay (Landing - rescinded)". BC Geographical Names.  "Vesuvius Bay (Bay)". BC Geographical Names. This article about a location on the Coast of British Columbia, Canada is a stub
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Long Harbour, British Columbia
Long Harbour is a 4km inlet on the east side of Salt Spring Island.[1] It hosts a ferry terminal which connects directly to the Lower Mainland via Tsawwassen, British Columbia as well as some of the other southern Gulf Islands. There are several small islets in its waters, including Clamshell Islet, which is covered with numerous prickly pear cacti. There is also a (private) Royal Vancouver Yacht Club outstation facility. References[edit]^ "Long Harbour"
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Canada 2006 Census
The Canada
Canada
2006 Census
Census
was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. Census
Census
day was May 16, 2006. The following census was the 2011 Census. Canada's total population enumerated by the 2006 census was 31,612,897. This count was lower than the official July 1, 2006 population estimate of 32,623,490 people.[1]Contents1 Summary 2 Data products2.1 Population and dwelling counts 2.2 Age and sex 2.3 Families, marital status, households and dwelling characteristics 2.4 Immigration, citizenship, language, mobility and migration 2.5 Aboriginal peoples 2.6 Labour, place of work/commuting to work, education, language 2.7 Ethnic origin, visible minorities 2.8 Income/earnings, shelter costs3 Advertising 4 Outsourcing 5 Forms 6 Controversy 7 See also 8 External links 9 ReferencesSummary[edit] Over 12.7 million households, 32.5 million people were expected to be counted
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Strait Of Georgia
The Strait of Georgia
Strait of Georgia
or the Georgia Strait[1] is an arm of the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
between Vancouver Island, and the mainland coast of British Columbia, Canada
Canada
and extreme northern Washington, United States. It is approximately 240 kilometres (150 mi) long and varies in width from 20 to 58 kilometres (12 to 36 mi).[2] Along with the Strait of Juan de Fuca
Strait of Juan de Fuca
and Puget Sound, it is a constituent part of the Salish Sea. Archipelagos and narrow channels mark each end of the Strait of Georgia, the Gulf Islands
Gulf Islands
and San Juan Islands
San Juan Islands
in the south, and the Discovery Islands
Discovery Islands
in the north
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Galiano Island
Galiano Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Located on the west side of the Strait of Georgia, it is 27.5 km (17.1 mi) long, 6 km (3.7 mi) at its widest point, and 1.6 km (1.0 mi) across at its narrowest point and is separated from Saltspring Island by Trincomali Channel. On the western side of the island there are a series of sandstone caves. The island is northwest of Mayne Island, northeast of Saltspring Island and southeast of Valdes Island. It is part of the Capital Regional District Electoral Area G, and has a population of 1044 inhabitants.[1] Named after the Spanish explorer Dionisio Alcalá Galiano, who explored the area in 1792,[2] (the island is twinned with his home city - Cabra in Córdoba province, Spain[3]). Galiano was long inhabited by aboriginal people from the Penelakut First Nation and used by other Coast Salish nations
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Mayne Island
Mayne Island is a 21-square-kilometre (8.1 sq mi) island in the southern Gulf Islands chain of British Columbia. It is situated midway between the Lower Mainland of BC and Vancouver Island, and has a population of 1071. Mount Parke in the south-central heart of the island is its highest peak at 255 meters (837 feet).Contents1 History 2 Transportation 3 Climate 4 Parks and beaches 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Originally, Mayne Island was inhabited by members of the Tsartlip First Nation, prior to European colonization
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Pender Island
Pender Island (Saanich: st̕ey̕əs )[2] is one of the Southern Gulf Islands located in the Gulf of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada. Pender Island is approximately 34 km2 (13 sq mi) in area and is home to about 2,250 permanent residents, as well as a large seasonal population. Like most of the rest of the Southern Gulf Islands, Pender Island enjoys a sub-Mediterranean climate and features open farmland, rolling forested hills, several lakes and small mountains, as well as many coves and beaches.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Culture 4 Parks and beaches 5 Camping 6 Transport 7 Notable people 8 See also 9 References 10 External linksGeography[edit] Pender Island consists of two islands, North Pender and South Pender, which are separated by a narrow canal originally dredged in 1903
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Gulf Of Georgia
The Strait of Georgia or the Georgia Strait[1] is an arm of the Pacific Ocean between Vancouver Island, and the mainland coast of British Columbia, Canada and extreme northern Washington, United States. It is approximately 240 kilometres (150 mi) long and varies in width from 20 to 58 kilometres (12 to 36 mi).[2] Along with the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound, it is a constituent part of the Salish Sea. Archipelagos and narrow channels mark each end of the Strait of Georgia, the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands in the south, and the Discovery Islands in the north. The main channels to the south are Boundary Pass, Haro Strait and Rosario Strait, which connect the Strait of Georgia to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. In the north, Discovery Passage is the main channel connecting the Strait of Georgia to Johnstone Strait
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Bedwell Harbour, British Columbia
Bedwell Harbour is a settlement on South Pender Island in British Columbia, close to the Canada–US border. Bedwell Harbour is an official port of entry for sailors from the United States. The Bedwell Harbour Water Aerodrome is located in Bedwell Harbour. Northeast of the settlement lies Skull Islet. GPS location: 48°44′49″N 123°13′34″W / 48.747°N 123.226°W / 48.747; -123.226 [1] Coordinates: 48°46′36.51″N 123°16′16.46″W / 48.7768083°N 123.2712389°W / 48.7768083; -123.2712389 See also[edit] Port Browning, British Columbia References[edit]^ Pender island museum .orgpenderisland.info History nwcruising.net Bedwell Harbour www.portbrowning.com The Resettlement of British Columbia: Essays on Colonialism and Geographical, By Cole Harris, page 179Ext
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