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Bulletins Bulletin : Published and Discussed
Date: Thursday, February 05, 2004
From: -Gemini-
Subject:
Canada
Description:


The Great Bear rain forest
in B.C., has trees reaching 95 metres. Its survival is even more threatened than the tropical rain forest.

The only Canadian desert is B.C.'s Okanagan Valley. Its numerous rare species have seen their habitat shrink by over 60% in the past 100 years.

The Butterfly Conservatory, in Cambridge, ON. displays insect collections. Spanning over 3,000 square metres, it allows visitors to observe over 2,000 free-flying butterflies.

Over 1.2 million people visit the Toronto Zoo's 5,000 residents annually. Feeding the animals costs over $750,000 a year, an expense barely covered by the parking fee.

Canada's geographical centre is Arviat, Nunavut, formerly called Eskimo Point.

Alert, a Canadian Forces Station on Ellesmere island, ist he world's most northernly settlement that is permanently inhabited.

The Prince Edward Island Potato Museum, in O'Leary, P.E.I., has the world's largest exhibit of potato artifacts.

The starting point of the Trans-Canada Highway is at Beacon Hill Park, in Victoria, B.C.

Some Douglas-fir trees in B.C.'s Francis King Regional Park are three metres thick and over 500 years old.

There are 10,224 glaciers in Baffin island, Nunavut.

Fan Tan Alley, in Victoria, B.C., maybe the narrowest street in Canada. It leads into Canada's oldest Chinatown.

The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, in Vancouver, B.C., houses over 60,000 animals.

From New Westminster, B.C., one can ride an authentic steam paddlewheel boat, the "MV Native".

Minter Gardens, near Chilliwack, B.C., covers 13 hectares with 11 themed gardens. Visitors can see a 15-metre long peacock tree sculpture.

The last spike of the transcontinental railroad was driven in Craigellachie, a small B.C. settlement, in 1885. Visitors can now also see miniature village reproductions nearby.

Over 300 dinosaur skeletons have been excavated from the Drumheller Badlands, in Alberta. About 35 species used to roam where Dinosaur Provincial Park now stands.

The 10-day annual Calgary Stampede, in Alberta, features everything to from a parade to rodeos, to Midway rides and wild cow milking.

The Norlund Chapel in Emo, Ontario, is 11 metres tall, but is just large enough to accomodate 8 people. It is one of the smallest churches in the world.

Harry Colebourne bought a Black Bear Cub in White River, Ontario, which later became A.A. Mine's inspiration for Winnie The Pooh.

A 5.5 metre diameter replica of a "Toonie" was built in Campbelford, Ontario, to honour local artist Brent Townsend, creator of the polar bear design on our $2 coin.

The largest squid ever measured ran aground in Glover's Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1878. Its overall length was 16.76 metres.

In Baddeck, Nova Scotia, is a historic site dedicated to its most famous citizen, Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone. His grave can also be found there.

150 victimes of the nearby Titanic tragedy are buried in Halifax, N.S. But the tombstone marked J. Dawson is not of the character from the movie, which was fictitous.

One of the world's rare populations of healthy beluga whales is near Churchill, Manitoba. They come here fromt he ocean to give birth.

The Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park, in north-western Saskatchewan, has the world's most northernly expanses of large sand dunes.

Last Mountain Lake
Sanctuary, in Saskatchewan, is North America's oldest bird sanctuary, established in 1887. In the fall, over 450,000 geese stop over during their migration.

The tides at Hantsport, Nova Scotia, have been measured to rise up to 16 metres in 12.5 hours. The Bay of Fundy's Minas Basin hast he highest tides in the world.

The town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. This is where the Bluenose tall ship was built.

Hartland's covered bridge, in New Brunswick, at 391 metres, is the world's longest. In 1982, a car hit the bridge. Car damage: $400.
Bridge damage: $140,000.

The C.N. tower of Toronto, ON., holds the record for the tallest free-standing structure at 553 metres.































People Discussion
Sb
(Thursday, February 05, 2004)

Ticket er taka pathao..... aisha deikha ghuira jaay huda hudi posting dia lubh ki

-Gemini-
(Friday, February 06, 2004)

keno,lobh laage?
ar kauke na...shesh porjonto toke dibo ticket???
huh!!


Sb
(Friday, February 06, 2004)

hu ... lobh lagey.... kintu canada dekhte na


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