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Renfrew, Ontario

, dropping its historical roots. * The Renfrew Fair has been drawing mixed crowds for decades with its mid-way rides, exhibits, demolition derby, musical acts and livestock showcase. The fair takes place on the second weekend of every September and lasts from Wednesday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. The rides are supplied by the company Conklin Shows. * There is a nearby Blue Grass music festival that takes place every year in the middle of July. *In recent years, local farm-owner


Bowen Island

Vancouver Toronto publisher Douglas & McIntyre year 1971 edition Facsimile reprint of 1909 isbn 0-88894-143-9 Bowen remained a wilderness until 1871 when homesteaders built houses and started a brickworks, which supplied bricks to the expanding city of Vancouver. Over the years, local industry has included an explosives factory, logging, mining, and milling, although there is no heavy industry on the island at present. In the first half of the 20th century


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Port of Spain

offices located downtown. Within recent years, local banks headquartered here have helped it become a financial centre for the Caribbean and Central America region. Two of the largest banks in the Caribbean, Republic Bank, Trinidad and Tobago Limited and Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (RBTT, reacquired by the Royal Bank (Royal Bank of Canada) in 2008) are headquartered here or base their Caribbean operations in the city. Trinidad's economy is based on natural gas and oil. No heavy


Islamabad

were first exposed to hip hop as an American export. Overseas Pakistanis (Pakistani diaspora) have aided in the popularity and promotion of hip hop in Pakistan. In recent years, local Pakistani hip hop artists have begun to emerge in underground scenes in large cities such as Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. The lyrical expression of cultural identity and addressing Pakistan's political and social problems is vital in making hip hop a popular growing genre. It is mainly performed


North Rhine-Westphalia

, the ''Tageszeitung'' appeared in a nation-wide edition as well as in a Berlin local edition. Over the years, local editorial offices for North Rhine-Westphalia, Hamburg and Bremen (Bremen (city)) were added. While the latter two were merged to "taz nord" (North) the NRW-offices are closed as of July 2007. '''Metelen''' is a municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the river Vechte in the Steinfurt (district) district of Steinfurt


Birmingham, Alabama

Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO) and McWane are based in the city. Several of the nation's largest steelmakers, including CMC Steel (Commercial Metals Company), U.S. Steel, and Nucor, also have a major presence in Birmingham. In recent years, local steel companies have announced about $100 million worth of investment in expansions and new plants in and around the city. Vulcan Materials Company, a major provider of crushed stone, sand, and gravel used in construction


Lahore

. In recent years, local Pakistani hip hop artists have begun to emerge in underground scenes in large cities such as Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. The lyrical expression of cultural identity and addressing Pakistan's political and social problems is vital in making hip hop a popular growing genre. It is mainly performed in English (English language), Urdu, and Punjabi (Punjabi language). Image:Lollywood Billboards - Terror (the movie) Billboard-2.JPG thumb Lollywood


Columbus, Ohio

well-known fast food chains, especially those known for hamburgers. Wendy's opened its first store in Columbus in 1969, and is now headquartered in nearby Dublin (Dublin, Ohio). America's oldest hamburger chain, White Castle, is based there. Besides burgers, Columbus is noted for the German Village, a neighborhood south of downtown where German cuisine such as sausages and kuchen are served. In recent years, local restaurants focused on organic, seasonal, and locally


Hamburg

city–territory. Similarly, the City of Tokyo (Tokyo City) merged with the prefecture to form Tokyo metropolis in 1943. From the beginning, the ''Tageszeitung'' appeared in a nation-wide edition as well as in a Berlin local edition. Over the years, local editorial offices for North Rhine-Westphalia, Hamburg and Bremen (Bremen (city)) were added. While the latter two were merged to "taz nord" (North) the NRW-offices are closed as of July 2007. width


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