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Lac à l' Eau Claire

Lac à l'Eau Claire, 1383 km2, elevation 241 m, max length 71 km, is located in northwestern Québec about 133 km east of the southeastern shore of Hudson Bay. Probably formed by the impact of a METEORITE, the lake drains west via Rivière à l'Eau Claire into Lac GUILLAUME-DELISLE.

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Horton River

 The Horton River, 618 km long, rises north of GREAT BEAR LAKE in the Northwest Territories and empties into Amundsen Gulf. Shallowly entrenched in the upper part of its course, it cuts a deep (up to 200 m) valley into the soft Cretaceous bedrock in its lower course.

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Hinton

Hinton, Alta, incorporated as a town in 1958, population 9640 (2011c), 9738 (2006c).

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Comox

Comox, BC, incorporated as a town in 1967, population 13 627 (2011c), 12 136 (2006c). The Town of Comox is located on the east coast of VANCOUVER ISLAND, 223 km north of Victoria, overlooking Comox Harbour.

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Hornby Island

Hornby Island lies in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia, southeast of the island community of Courtenay . It is a wooded island with a shoreline of sandbanks and rock shelves.

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Hudson Bay

It is virtually landlocked but is joined to the Arctic Ocean to the north by Foxe Channel and Fury and Hecla Strait, and to the Atlantic Ocean on the east by Hudson Strait. Baffin Island lies athwart the entrance to the bay, and Southampton, Coats and Mansel islands are lodged across the northern gap.

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Hudson Strait

Hudson Strait is an arm of the sea connecting the Atlantic Ocean with Hudson Bay and Foxe Channel and separating Baffin Island from the Ungava Peninsula of Québec. The eastern gap is between Cape Chidley, at the northern tip of Labrador, and Resolution Island.

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Burgess Shale

Burgess Shale is an area of layered rock featuring fossils from the middle of the Cambrian period (505–510 million years ago). In Canada, sites featuring Burgess Shale fossils are found in Yoho and Kootenay national parks. The name “Burgess” comes from Mount Burgess, a peak in Yoho National Park near where the original Burgess Shale site was discovered (the mountain is in turn named for Alexander Burgess, an early deputy minister of the Department of the Interior). Burgess Shale sites are the clearest record of Cambrian marine life because they contain rare fossils of soft-bodied organisms. The original Burgess Shale site is one of the reasons seven parks in the area were designated the Canadian Rocky Mountains UNESCO World Heritage site (the parks are Yoho, Jasper, Banff and Kootenay national parks, and Mount Robson, Mount Assiniboine and Hamber provincial parks).

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Campobello Island

Campobello Island abuts the border with the US in PASSAMAQUODDY BAY , on the south coast of New Brunswick. Sovereignty over the ruggedly picturesque island was early in dispute, but passed to NB by convention in 1817. The

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Campbellton

Campbellton, NB, incorporated as a city in 1958, population 7385 (2011c), 7384 (2006c). The City of Campbellton is the administrative centre of Restigouche County. Campbellton is located on the Québec border near the mouth of the RESTIGOUCHE RIVER.

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Burgeo

Burgeo, NL, incorporated as a town in 1950, population 1464 (2011c), 1607 (2006c).

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Holland Marsh

Holland Marsh, 2900 ha of organic (muck) soil, is located near Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ont, 50 km north of Toronto.

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Coldstream

Coldstream, BC, incorporated as a district municipality in 1906, population 10 314 (2011c), 9471 (2006c). The District of Coldstream lies in the valley of Coldstream Creek, about two kilometres southeast of VERNON. Captain Charles F.

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Tagish (Yukon)

The name Tagish apparently comes from "Ta-Gish-Ai", a word for "fish trap" and the name of the local First Nations band.

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Clyde River

Clyde River, Nunavut, incorporated as a hamlet in 1978, population 934 (2011c), 820 (2006c). The Hamlet of Clyde River is located on the west shore of Patricia Bay on the east coast of BAFFIN ISLAND, 750 km north of IQALUIT.

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Coast Mountains

The Coast Mountains are a continuous mountain chain extending from the Fraser Lowlands near Vancouver, 1,600 km north into the Yukon.

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Coats Island

Coats Island, Nunavut, 5498 km 2 , is one of several islands that guard the northern entrance to Hudson Bay . Known originally as Cary Swan Nest, a name still applied to its SE point, it received its modern name from William

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Baie-Comeau

Its geographic advantages (deep bay, neighbouring rivers with strong flows, huge forestry resources) led Colonel Robert R. McCormick, publisher of The Chicago Tribune, to build a paper mill and create a town in 1937. It took the name of Napoléon-Alexandre Comeau, a celebrated north shore naturalist.