- 1 Where was the Palliser Triangle located?
- 2 Where is the Palliser Triangle and why was it famous in the 1930s?
- 3 Where in Western Canada is the beef livestock industry concentrated?
- 4 What was the purpose of the Crow Benefit?
- 5 What caused the Palliser Triangle?
- 6 What has changed in the Palliser Triangle?
- 7 Which region of Canada suffered a devastating drought in the 1930s?
- 8 What environmental challenge is associated with the Northshore of Lake Athabasca?
- 9 Which Canadian province produces the most beef?
- 10 Where does Ontario get their beef?
- 11 How many cows are in Montana?
- 12 What are the four leading mineral resources of Western Canada?
- 13 What was the name of the area of land that was drained by rivers flowing into Hudson’s Bay?
- 14 What is the approximate size of the indigenous population in Western Canada?
Where was the Palliser Triangle located?
The Palliser Triangle is the driest region of the Canadian prairies stretching from southwestern Manitoba to southwestern Alberta and north to Saskatoon. It was described by Captain John Palliser in his Canadian exploration during the late 1800s as an area of land almost “uninhabitable” because of its arid conditions.
Where is the Palliser Triangle and why was it famous in the 1930s?
The Palliser’s Triangle denotes a steppe region located in Canada, which is mostly semi-arid. The region was initially identified as unfavorable for farming due to its unsuitable climate. The soil covering this region appears black or dark brown, and is rich in nutrients.
Where in Western Canada is the beef livestock industry concentrated?
During the 1970s to the 1990s, the cattle feeding industry in Alberta experienced steady growth. Eventually the highest concentration of feedlots in all of western Canada was found south of the Trans- Canada Highway that runs though Calgary.
What was the purpose of the Crow Benefit?
The Crow Rate, or Crowsnest Freight Rate, was a rail transportation subsidy benefiting farmers on the Canadian Prairies and manufacturers in Central Canada by rate requirements imposed on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) by the Government of Canada in exchange for financing and other benefits.
What caused the Palliser Triangle?
He concluded that Palliser’s Triangle was ideally suited for agriculture and would become successful wheat land because rainfall occurred when it was needed. Drought in Palliser’s Triangle.
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What has changed in the Palliser Triangle?
This changed perceptions of the region: previously seen as untamed wilderness, the British Canadian public began to see potential farmland in the Triangle. It turns out that Palliser saw the region in a state of drought during which ample buffalo herds were grazing the grass shorter.
Which region of Canada suffered a devastating drought in the 1930s?
The province of Saskatchewan experienced extreme hardship during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Grasshoppers, Hail and Drought destroyed millions of acres of Wheat. The drought caused massive crop failures, and Saskatchewan became known as a dust bowl.
What environmental challenge is associated with the Northshore of Lake Athabasca?
Lake Athabasca’s proximity to oil sands development is a primary cause of environmental concern.
Which Canadian province produces the most beef?
Alberta has the most beef cattle in Canada and the second largest total farm area.
Where does Ontario get their beef?
Ontario beef production actually accounts for half of the consumption in the province. The rest is mostly imported from the U.S., and a smaller amount comes from other provinces like Alberta (by far Canada’s biggest producer) and Saskatchewan.
How many cows are in Montana?
Agriculture is an essential part of Montana’s economy. Of the livestock portion, cattle make up the largest fraction. In fact, there are 2.6 million head of beef cattle in Montana.
What are the four leading mineral resources of Western Canada?
- Western Canada and the Territories (W-T) account for the majority of Canada’s mined copper, potash, coal, uranium, lead, diamond, silica, sand and gravel, and sulphur production.
- W-T’s 2015 capital expenditures on mining development made up 60.2% of the total mining industry expenditures in Canada.
What was the name of the area of land that was drained by rivers flowing into Hudson’s Bay?
Rupert’s Land (French: Terre de Rupert), or Prince Rupert’s Land, was a territory in British North America comprising the Hudson Bay drainage basin, a territory in which a commercial monopoly was operated by the Hudson’s Bay Company for 200 years from 1670 to 1870.
What is the approximate size of the indigenous population in Western Canada?
Just over 1 million Indigenous people live in Western Canada.