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  • Lewis Campbell, Pioneer Rancher in British Columbia (1831 - 1910)
    LEWIS CAMPBELL (1831-1910) Canadian Pioneer Rancher and Settler was a pioneer rancher in the Kamloops, area of western Canada. He and James Todd were the first settlers in what is now Barnhartvale,...
  • Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie (1819 - 1894)
    SIR MATTHEW BAILLIE BEGBIE (1819-94) Chief Justice of British Columbia is the son of Major Thomas Stirling Begbie, and his wife, Mary Hamilton. He is reported to have been born on 9 May 1819 [Wikip...
  • Gabriel Christie (1722 - 1799)
    GABRIEL CHRISTIE(1722-99) British Army officer and seigneur is the son of James Christie, and his wife, Catherine Napier. He was born before 16 September 1722, the date upon which his baptism was r...
  • John Henry McTavish (1837 - 1888)
    JOHN HENRY MCTAVISH (1837-88) Member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, 1870, Founding Member of the Winnipeg Board of Trade, 1873, Member of the Northwest Territorial Executive Council, 1874, Lan...
  • Forbes George Vernon (1843 - 1911)
    FORBES GEORGE VERNON (1843-1911) THE CITY OF VERNON IN THE OKANAGAN REGION WAS NAMED AFTER HIM The short biographical account which follows relies heavily upon the article published by Wikipedia ...

The Canadian portal

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About Canada

Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the world's longest land border.

The land that is now Canada has been inhabited for millennia by various Aboriginal peoples. Beginning in the late 15th century, British and French colonial expeditions explored, and later settled, the region's Atlantic coast. France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America to the United Kingdom in 1763 after the French and Indian War, which was essentially the North American theatre of the Seven Years' War. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces. This began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy, culminating in the Canada Act 1982.

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