British Columbia Essays

  • British Columbia Gold Rush

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    years, British Columbia was not included on maps. The Gold Rush brought so many people here, they didn’t have a reason not to put it on maps. There are many different claims from people who want to be known as the person who first found gold in BC. Some say that natives traded gold dust since 1852. Others say that Donald Mclean sent two pint-sized pickle bottles full of gold back to James Douglas, an HBC chief factor. James Houston claimed he was the discoverer of gold in British Columbia. His story

  • British Imperialism In British Columbia

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    This occurs with the British migrating to British Columbia with intentions to call the region home, families were British and were inspired by British values to remake the wild landscape in to a familiar one excluding the feelings of the Indigenous peoples (McGillivray). The invasion of the Europeans and the construction of British Imperialism in British Columbia included many social factors that are important in shaping the Indigenous people and British Columbia as a whole

  • Deforestation In British Columbia

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    British Columbia is the third largest province in Canada with an area of 95 million hectares, about 64% of it is covered in forest. The majority of this forest is used for timber production, a smaller chunk is protected as park land and the rest is unavailable to log because of remotes. Deforestation is the permanent destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses. The majority of the trees are coniferous. With the increase of many ecological problems the preservation

  • Polygamy in Bountiful, British Columbia

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    them is the Bountiful community in British Columbia and the other community is in Utah, U.S.A. Both of these communities practice polygamy as it is part of their religious beliefs. Polygamy is not legalized in North America, but a British Columbia’s community, Bountiful, has raised several concerns that have legal scholars divided on this issue of polygamy. The essay will only focus on the Mormon community particularly the Bountiful community in British Columbia and their conflict with Polygamy in

  • Tamil Refugees in British Columbia

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    On October 17, 2009, seventy-six Tamil refugees arrived off the cost of Victoria, British Columbia in a rusty boat followed by another four hundred ninety two exhausted Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers in August 2010 (CBC News, 2010). Their migration stemmed from the civil war that had been ongoing in their homeland for over two decades. Human rights agencies and media around the world raised concerns over human rights violations, and death of tens of thousands of innocent civilians in Sri Lanka

  • Multiculturalism in Canada

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    person living in Canada was born in another country. This is especially relevant for Province of British Columbia, where, according to BC Stats, the population estimate equals to 4.6 million people as of July 2013 and BC was named one of the three Canadian provinces that accept most immigrants from all over the world (BC Stats, 2014). Unfortunately, the most recent demographics research on British Columbia population available was made in 2006. However, those numbers can still help to evaluate proportions

  • Surrey, Canada

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    Surrey, British Columbia, Canada The city of Surrey, which is the second largest city by population and the third largest city by area in British Columbia. According to U.S. census 2016, the population of the city is 517,887 and the population is increasing as people from different parts of the world are willing to move to one of the most culturally diverse cities in Canada. History Centuries ago, Surrey was initially a residence of the Abolish Coast Salish people before it was incorporated as a

  • Asian History in Canada

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    Asian History in Canada Around the mid-19th to early 20th centuries, British Columbia was in a period of economic explosion. Those who were willing to work hard could find many opportunities. At this time, gold was found in British Columbia and Canada became dependent on workers to finish making the transcontinental railway. Many lumbering, coal mining and fishing business were not experiencing enough growth to match the needs of the society. This portrayed Canada as a place of opportunity

  • Him,Her, and the Truck

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    And there they were, driving to British Columbia in a pick-up truck with a broken $50 cap tied around with a metal chain and a pad locked looped around the door and over the bumper. “We looked like total hillbillies”, says Jackie as she laughed and reminisced. They had nothing but this broken pick-up truck cap with an Eastham Rod&Gun club sticker with an NRA member sticker, all of their clothes, and each other. Devon and Jackie had gone to college together, but they never really began dating until

  • Vancouver

    1754 Words  | 4 Pages

    Location: Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia and the second largest in the Pacific Northwest region. It is a coastal city and major seaport located in the Lower Mainland of south western British Columbia, Canada. Population: The population of the city of Vancouver is 578,041 and the population of Metro Vancouver is 2,116,581. Vancouver is ethnically diverse, with 52% of city residents and 43% of Metro residents having a first language other than English. With a population

  • Japanese Internment in Canada

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    earned through much labour became stripped away. After Pearl Harbor, their small and restricted world so abruptly collapsed that nothing would ever be the same again. The government lacked the courage and political will to refuse public opinion in British Columbia, and so chose the path of least resistance. Consequently, the Japanese became subjected to serious limitations of their civil liberties as citizens, and more importantly, human beings. The passing years, have brought overdue regrets and apologies

  • Food Production in Relation to Climate Change

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    will examine issues related to food production in relation to climate change. In this regard, the focus will be on the Peace River Country, which is a parkland region that spans from northwestern Alberta to the Rocky Mountains in northeastern British Columbia and around the Peace River. As part of its examination, this report will explore the local environment conditions, and offer predictions of what lies ahead in areas of economic development, the food practices including how climate changes may

  • English Language Learners

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    schooling, and the learners' current academic ability, just to name a few. Learning in any language is affected by learning disabilities, but second language learners with special needs present additional educational challenges. According to the British Columbia Ministry of Education, Skills, and Training (Fowler & Hooper, 1998), instructors of English language learners with special needs should consider the cultural, developmental, and first language background of the learner. They should also do the

  • The Destruction of the Rainforest

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    Asia. Although they (tropical rainforests) cover just seven percent of the earth’s surface they can provide habitat for 50-90 percent of its animal species. In 1990, tropical rainforests totaled some 1.7 billion hectares (Forest Alliance of British Columbia, 1996). Half of the world’s rainforests lie within the borders of Brazil, Indonesia, and Zaire. Tropical rainforests have 3 layers: the forest floor, the understory, and the canopy. The forest floor has soil and is home to mainly insects

  • The Countdown to Humiliation Day in Canada

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    inescapable bruise on Canadian history. South Asians have long since endured the brunt of intense prejudice at the hands of Canadians and the Canadian government. A most prevalent discrimination against the Chinese was seen in Western Canada, mainly British Columbia. In the mid 1800s, it was the general consensus among Canadians that South Asians could not become part of mainstream culture, nor did they belong as part of it, simply due to the fact that they were not white. 1858 brought the first wave of

  • Infant Mortality In Vancouver: Case Study

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    Vancouver is located on the southwest coast of British Columbia. With an average population of six hundred thirty-one thousand people in 2016, Vancouver finds its population vastly increasing each year (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2017 a). On average, a family with two working parents makes an annual income of ninety-seven thousand, two hundred dollars whereas a single mother makes approximately forty-eight thousand dollars (CBC 2017 a). This is an important factor because around twenty eight

  • Three places I would like to visit in Canada!

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    Edward Island to visit the Green Gables, and more. But there are three places which I would like to visit most in Canada. Those three places are Vancouver in British Columbia, Niagara Falls in Ontario, and Calgary in Alberta, and I would visit each of them for different reasons. One place I would like to visit is Vancouver in British Columbia. One reason why I want to visit Vancouver is because of its appealing nature. In Vancouver, there are rainforests that are not only home to a variety of animals

  • Mandatory Physical Education I

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    applicable to life, present and future. Students also learn how to work and interact with others to pursue goals in a way which academic subjects, such as mathematics and science, may not provide. Physical Education should be a requirement for all British Columbia high school students because it provides physical skills necessary for effective social functioning, offers educational value and teaches healthy habits reducing health risks. Opposition of mandatory Physical Education in high schools believe

  • Drug Abuse in Canada

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    claiming that they have used only once in the past 3 months. 16% reported that they used monthly, 20.3% was weekly, with only 18.1% reporting to be using daily. The province with the highest usage is British Columbia with an average that is significantly higher than the national level, at 52.1%. British Columbia also has the highest past year usage compared to the national average at 16.8%. As with alcohol, men (50.1%) are more likely than their female counterparts (39.2%) to have used marijuana during

  • Saltwater Summer by Roderick Haig-Brown

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    Saltwater summer is about a young man's first summer as a commercial salmon fisherman on the BC coast. Don Morgan is a seventeen-year-old who has made enough money trapping on northern Vancouver Island to buy himself a 32-foot West Coast salmon troller known as the Mallard. He thought this was all he wanted from life, now almost nothing about it was good. The fishing his first season began poor, and if things didn't pick up, the Mallard, which had only been his for three months, would have to be