Taylor, British Columbia

What is Taylor, British Columbia known for?


history history

: www.districtoftaylor.com about-taylor history ''History''. A new rail trestle, from the rail extension from Chetwynd (Chetwynd, British Columbia) to Fort St. John, was used while constructing the replacement Peace River Bridge (Peace River Bridge (British Columbia)). thumb left 250px District of Taylor Information Centre (File:Info Centre.jpg) Major industrial development began in 1957, when Westcoast Energy (later Duke Energy) built the province's first gas processing

plant, as well as a refinery and pipeline to Kamloops (Kamloops, British Columbia). Spectra Energy (October 24, 2014),History ''History''. The community that formed around this industrial development was incorporated as a Village on August 23, 1958 and soon after Canfor opened a planer mill. Meanwhile, upstream, the W.A.C. Bennett Dam was completed in 1966 and the Peace Canyon Dam


time year

Time year-round. Transportation and infrastructure Taylor's transportation network is dominated by the two-lane Alaska Highway (Highway 97 (British Columbia Highway 97)) which runs north-south through the middle of community and provides the only highway entrance and exit to the town. Cherry Avenue East is a rural road transportation route that travels through Baldonnel to Fort St. John. Intersections along the highway give access to frontage roads lined with businesses


local projects

level, in its small category, in the parks and gardens-oriented Communities in Bloom Competition in 1997 and second in the national competition in 1998. District of Taylor (October 24, 2014), ''History 1960 to Present''. Other local projects have included building a memorial garden and cenotaph in 2000 dedicated to the 341st Engineers of the U.S


drinking water

. The closest commercial airport is Fort St. John Airport, 13.8 km north of Taylor, with two paved runways. Fort St. John Airport (October 24, 2014), ''North Peace Airport Services'' February 3, 2005. The town uses the Peace River which flows eastward as a source of drinking water and as outlet for industrial waste. The drinking water supply comes from an intake pipe southwest of town. The water is mechanically and chemically filtered then pumped to a reservoir on a ridge north of town. A gravity pump moves the water to the town from the reservoir using 18 km of watermains. Sewage is collected by 13 km of sanitary sewers and processed by a two-cell lagoon system before being absorbed into the ground. Taylor's only school, Taylor Elementary School, is administered by School District 60 Peace River North , which in 2005 had an enrollment of 147 students. School District No. 60 (October 24, 2014) Taylor Elementary School, ''School District No. 60 (Peace River North)'' Any students grades 7 and up are transported to Fort St. John for secondary school education. Taylor funds a volunteer fire department, which covers the town plus several kilometers into the rural areas. The closest hospital for Taylor residents is the Fort St. John General Hospital but residents can access medical resources through the Taylor Medical Clinic. Economy thumb 250px Spectra Energy Aerial: District of Taylor (File:Spectra Energy.JPG) For a town of 1,373 people, Taylor has a very large industrial base and calls itself "Where Peace and Prosperity Meet." Industrial plants include the Westcoast Energy's (Duke Energy) McMahon plant for natural gas processing with sulfur recovery and cogeneration, two straddle plants which extract ethane and other impurities from liquid natural gas, Canfor Pulp's chemi-thermomechanical pulp mill, and several smaller sawmills. Being involved in primary resource industries, the town is vulnerable to global trade, as demonstrated by the town's Canfor planer mill closing in 2004 during U.S.-Canada softwood lumber dispute. In response to the decline of the forest industry, the town has expanded its tourism industry. After the Canfor mill closure, the District established a plan to develop Peace Island Park for tourist operations. The federal Ministry of Western Economic Diversification, contributed $310,952 to the project. cellpadding "1" style "float: left; margin: 0em 1em 1em 0em; border:1px #bbbbbb solid; border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 90%;" - style "text-align:center;background-color:salmon" !colspan 3 Economy - style "text-align:center;background-color:lightsalmon" Rate Taylor British Columbia - style "text-align:center;" Unemployment rate 7.7% 7.8% - style "text-align:center;" Participation rate 71.4% 64.6% - style "text-align:center;background-color:#F7DBDB" Average male income $59,000 $47,480 - style "text-align:center;background-color:#F7DBDB" Average female income $24,953 $31,683 According to the 2011 Canadian census, only 2.7% of Taylor's population graduated from a university, much less than the 22.1% provincial average and, likewise, 34.3% did not graduate from secondary school, twice the provincial average. Of Taylor's 775 person labour force (labor force), 32.3%, or 250 people (220 males and 25 females), are employed as tradesmen, transport and equipment operators and in related occupations. With Fort St. John only 14 km north of Taylor it is within commuting distance for employees and shoppers. Taylor itself has little commercial retail stores, including no grocery store, but residents commute to Fort St. John for their retail needs. Culture and recreation thumb left 250px Championship 18 Hole Lone Wolf Golf Course (File:Lone Wolf Golf Course.JPG) Despite its small population base and its proximity to a much larger urban centre Taylor has an ice arena, a curling rink, indoor swimming pool, irrigated baseball diamonds, a motocross track, and an 18 hole championship golf course. The District Ice Center opened in 1993 and consists of an ice hockey rink and leisure skating rink, both of which are used for roller hockey, trade shows and conventions in the summer. The four sheet curling rink is used as a swimming pool in the summer. The District's newest facility, built in 2001, is a CND $1.2 million multi-purpose community hall and gymnasium, which now features a rehabilitation studio. The The '''Peace River Regional District''' is a regional district in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. The regional district comprises seven municipalities and four electoral areas. Its member municipalities are the cities of Fort St. John (Fort St. John, British Columbia) and Dawson Creek (Dawson Creek, British Columbia), the district municipalities (district municipality) of Tumbler Ridge (Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia), Chetwynd (Chetwynd, British Columbia), Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia), and Hudson's Hope (Hudson's Hope, British Columbia), and the village of Pouce Coupe (Pouce Coupe, British Columbia). Peace River also has four regional district electoral areas: B (Peace River B, British Columbia), C (Peace River C, British Columbia), D (Peace River D, British Columbia) and E (Peace River E, British Columbia), six Indian reserves, and one Indian settlement. The district's administrative centre is in Dawson Creek. '''South:''' Peace River E (Peace River E, British Columbia), Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia), Peace River D (Peace River D, British Columbia) '''North:''' Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia), Peace River C (Peace River C, British Columbia), Peace River B (Peace River B, British Columbia) *Pretty good comprehensive article. I'd like to try doing some copyediting, especially on the introduction and the first para of the history (too many "settlements" :-) ) but life is interfering with Wikipedia so I won't get to it until next week. I find the footnotes interfere with the text and most could be incorporated in it as they are not references. Like I said, I'll take a gander at it next week. You might want to include some climate data from See Dawson City for an example of what I did. 207.189.233.198 (User:207.189.233.198) 21:16, 10 November 2005 (UTC) Somehow, I was logged off. It's me: Luigizanasi (User:Luigizanasi) 21:17, 10 November 2005 (UTC) **Luigizanasi, where do you find those wonderful sources? I noticed that website has climate data on other small cities (like, Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia)) that I just could not find elsewhere. This will really help. Concerning the footnote style: it was something that made sense in the beginning, but it just kept on growing and growing. I'm going to have to turn them into plain old references and merge(?) the notes. --maclean25 (User:Maclean25) 01:02, 12 November 2005 (UTC) That being said, I think it has a spark that I haven't seen in other small towns, and i'm looking for ideas on how to make a small town into an FA, with this one as the test case. So far, I believe that all the municipal area FAs are all large cities, content length may be a factor holding back small towns, regardless of how good they are. Karmafist (User:Karmafist) 20:55, 22 November 2005 (UTC) *I have been experimenting in small town articles, too. My works in progress include Dawson Creek, British Columbia (pop 10,000), Chetwynd (Chetwynd, British Columbia) (pop. 3,000), Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia) (pop. 1,300), and Hudson's Hope (Hudson's Hope, British Columbia) (pop. 1,150). As you can see they are all in different stages of development. They follow the same structure which was based on some of the better FAs on other cities. I have found that the best resource for these have been the local historical associations. Personal knowledge of the town has also been invaluable. --maclean25 (User:Maclean25) 04:40, 23 November 2005 (UTC) right thumb (Image:WestCoast_pipeline.png) '''Westcoast Pipeline''' is a natural gas pipeline in British Columbia that brings natural gas to the United States and to TransCanada pipeline. Built in 1957 by Frank McMahon's (Frank M. McMahon) Westcoast Transmission Co. Ltd., the 650-mile gas pipeline from Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia) in north-eastern British Columbia to the United States was Canada's first "big-inch (Big Inch)" pipeline. It is located on the banks of the Peace River (Peace River (Canada)), at the confluence with Kiskatinaw River, downstream from Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia). It is in the Boreal White and Black Spruce biogeoclimatic zone within the Peace Lowlands ecosection. It is used by ungulates as a winter range and by migratory waterfowl as a staging area.


strong community

a cogeneration plant in 1993. Fibreco Pulp doubled its capacity in 1996, the Younger Natural Gas Liquids Extraction Plant (to extract water and sulphur from natural gas) was expanded in 1996, and the Taylor Straddle plant (to extract ethane from natural gas) was built in 1997.Since 1993, the town of 1,373 residents have built a new hockey arena, leisure skating arena, curling rink, and an 18 hole golf course. Strong community pride also developed as demonstrated by the town placing first at the provincial


events+gold

. The gold panning (Placer mining) competition is a three-day event that has been held in Taylor annually since 1972 and includes advanced and amateur competitions, a parade and other community-wide events. District of Taylor. Events: Gold Panning Also, to preserve its heritage (Cultural heritage), several pioneer log houses, such as the Information Centre, where


events+annual

, by agricultural fields, and a community forest, is the 4.2 km ParticipACTION Trail. In the winter the golf course and its trails are used for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and other winter activities. Since 2004 the District has operated Peace Island Park with its boat launch, campsites, and facilities for recreational outdoor events. Annual events in the community include a conformation dog show in May, and the Invitational Class 'A' Gold Panning Championships in the summer, among others. The gold panning (Placer mining) competition is a three-day event that has been held in Taylor annually since 1972 and includes advanced and amateur competitions, a parade and other community-wide events. District of Taylor. Events: Gold Panning Also, to preserve its heritage (Cultural heritage), several pioneer log houses, such as the Information Centre, where a replica of Alexander Mackenzie's birch bark canoe is displayed, and Peace Island Park meeting hall, have been restored and are used today. In 2010 11 the town was featured on the CBC (CBC Television) documentary series ''Village on a Diet''. The '''Peace River Regional District''' is a regional district in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. The regional district comprises seven municipalities and four electoral areas. Its member municipalities are the cities of Fort St. John (Fort St. John, British Columbia) and Dawson Creek (Dawson Creek, British Columbia), the district municipalities (district municipality) of Tumbler Ridge (Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia), Chetwynd (Chetwynd, British Columbia), Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia), and Hudson's Hope (Hudson's Hope, British Columbia), and the village of Pouce Coupe (Pouce Coupe, British Columbia). Peace River also has four regional district electoral areas: B (Peace River B, British Columbia), C (Peace River C, British Columbia), D (Peace River D, British Columbia) and E (Peace River E, British Columbia), six Indian reserves, and one Indian settlement. The district's administrative centre is in Dawson Creek. '''South:''' Peace River E (Peace River E, British Columbia), Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia), Peace River D (Peace River D, British Columbia) '''North:''' Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia), Peace River C (Peace River C, British Columbia), Peace River B (Peace River B, British Columbia) *Pretty good comprehensive article. I'd like to try doing some copyediting, especially on the introduction and the first para of the history (too many "settlements" :-) ) but life is interfering with Wikipedia so I won't get to it until next week. I find the footnotes interfere with the text and most could be incorporated in it as they are not references. Like I said, I'll take a gander at it next week. You might want to include some climate data from See Dawson City for an example of what I did. 207.189.233.198 (User:207.189.233.198) 21:16, 10 November 2005 (UTC) Somehow, I was logged off. It's me: Luigizanasi (User:Luigizanasi) 21:17, 10 November 2005 (UTC) **Luigizanasi, where do you find those wonderful sources? I noticed that website has climate data on other small cities (like, Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia)) that I just could not find elsewhere. This will really help. Concerning the footnote style: it was something that made sense in the beginning, but it just kept on growing and growing. I'm going to have to turn them into plain old references and merge(?) the notes. --maclean25 (User:Maclean25) 01:02, 12 November 2005 (UTC) That being said, I think it has a spark that I haven't seen in other small towns, and i'm looking for ideas on how to make a small town into an FA, with this one as the test case. So far, I believe that all the municipal area FAs are all large cities, content length may be a factor holding back small towns, regardless of how good they are. Karmafist (User:Karmafist) 20:55, 22 November 2005 (UTC) *I have been experimenting in small town articles, too. My works in progress include Dawson Creek, British Columbia (pop 10,000), Chetwynd (Chetwynd, British Columbia) (pop. 3,000), Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia) (pop. 1,300), and Hudson's Hope (Hudson's Hope, British Columbia) (pop. 1,150). As you can see they are all in different stages of development. They follow the same structure which was based on some of the better FAs on other cities. I have found that the best resource for these have been the local historical associations. Personal knowledge of the town has also been invaluable. --maclean25 (User:Maclean25) 04:40, 23 November 2005 (UTC) right thumb (Image:WestCoast_pipeline.png) '''Westcoast Pipeline''' is a natural gas pipeline in British Columbia that brings natural gas to the United States and to TransCanada pipeline. Built in 1957 by Frank McMahon's (Frank M. McMahon) Westcoast Transmission Co. Ltd., the 650-mile gas pipeline from Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia) in north-eastern British Columbia to the United States was Canada's first "big-inch (Big Inch)" pipeline. It is located on the banks of the Peace River (Peace River (Canada)), at the confluence with Kiskatinaw River, downstream from Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia). It is in the Boreal White and Black Spruce biogeoclimatic zone within the Peace Lowlands ecosection. It is used by ungulates as a winter range and by migratory waterfowl as a staging area.


education school

February 2011 Government and politics The District of Taylor has a Mayor and Council form of municipal government. At-large elections are held every four years to elect four municipal councillors, a mayor who also represents Taylor at the Peace River Regional District (Peace River Regional District, British Columbia) Board of Directors, and one school board (Board of education) trustee (to the school district). The November 2014 municipal election was the first


years style

Canada (October 23, 2014), ''2011 Community Profiles''. - style "text-align:center;background-color:#ffebad;" Taylor British Columbia - style "text-align:center;" Median age 30.7 years 41.9 years

- style "text-align:center;" Under 15 years old 22.9% 15.4% - style "text-align:center;" Over 65 years old 6.2% 15.7% - style "text-align:center;" Visible minority 1.4% 27.3% - style "text-align:center;" Protestant 50.0% 44.6% - style "text-align:center;" No religious affiliation 50.0% 44.1% Image:Taylor, BC population.png thumb right Population trend 1976–2006, BC Stats. BC Stats (October 24, 2014), http


television program

on the CBC Television program ''Village on a Diet''. History The town, and the Taylor Flats upon which the town is located, are named after Donald Herbert Taylor, a fur-trader with the Hudson's Bay Company who regularly met his Aboriginal trading counterparts on this river flat. In 1912 Taylor left his employers and took up residence on the flats with a few other squatters. That year the federal government opened the area to homesteading and Taylor was granted the land upon which he had settled. Harrison, Hal (1981) "Birth of the South Peace" in ''Lure of the South Peace: Tales of the Early Pioneers'' Dawson Creek: South Peace Historical Book Committee. pg. 273. These early settlers were trappers with the first farm established by Henry Philip, from Glasgow, who inherited buildings, equipment and land from his survey team when they left the area. In 1919, with the help of Taylor's nine children, along with those from a few American families who settled there, the provincial government opened the Taylor Flats School. These early settlers all came to the area through the Peace River Country, through Grande Prairie and Pouce Coupe, and across the Peace River. Some decided to settle on the steep-sloped south side of the Peace River, an area that would become known as South Taylor. To cross the river a cable ferry, which would prove to be accident-prone, was built in the 1920s but was soon replaced with a motor-driven ferry. This ferry was used until 1942 when the U.S. Army came through the area building the Alaska Highway and constructed the The '''Peace River Regional District''' is a regional district in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. The regional district comprises seven municipalities and four electoral areas. Its member municipalities are the cities of Fort St. John (Fort St. John, British Columbia) and Dawson Creek (Dawson Creek, British Columbia), the district municipalities (district municipality) of Tumbler Ridge (Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia), Chetwynd (Chetwynd, British Columbia), Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia), and Hudson's Hope (Hudson's Hope, British Columbia), and the village of Pouce Coupe (Pouce Coupe, British Columbia). Peace River also has four regional district electoral areas: B (Peace River B, British Columbia), C (Peace River C, British Columbia), D (Peace River D, British Columbia) and E (Peace River E, British Columbia), six Indian reserves, and one Indian settlement. The district's administrative centre is in Dawson Creek. '''South:''' Peace River E (Peace River E, British Columbia), Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia), Peace River D (Peace River D, British Columbia) '''North:''' Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia), Peace River C (Peace River C, British Columbia), Peace River B (Peace River B, British Columbia) *Pretty good comprehensive article. I'd like to try doing some copyediting, especially on the introduction and the first para of the history (too many "settlements" :-) ) but life is interfering with Wikipedia so I won't get to it until next week. I find the footnotes interfere with the text and most could be incorporated in it as they are not references. Like I said, I'll take a gander at it next week. You might want to include some climate data from See Dawson City for an example of what I did. 207.189.233.198 (User:207.189.233.198) 21:16, 10 November 2005 (UTC) Somehow, I was logged off. It's me: Luigizanasi (User:Luigizanasi) 21:17, 10 November 2005 (UTC) **Luigizanasi, where do you find those wonderful sources? I noticed that website has climate data on other small cities (like, Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia)) that I just could not find elsewhere. This will really help. Concerning the footnote style: it was something that made sense in the beginning, but it just kept on growing and growing. I'm going to have to turn them into plain old references and merge(?) the notes. --maclean25 (User:Maclean25) 01:02, 12 November 2005 (UTC) That being said, I think it has a spark that I haven't seen in other small towns, and i'm looking for ideas on how to make a small town into an FA, with this one as the test case. So far, I believe that all the municipal area FAs are all large cities, content length may be a factor holding back small towns, regardless of how good they are. Karmafist (User:Karmafist) 20:55, 22 November 2005 (UTC) *I have been experimenting in small town articles, too. My works in progress include Dawson Creek, British Columbia (pop 10,000), Chetwynd (Chetwynd, British Columbia) (pop. 3,000), Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia) (pop. 1,300), and Hudson's Hope (Hudson's Hope, British Columbia) (pop. 1,150). As you can see they are all in different stages of development. They follow the same structure which was based on some of the better FAs on other cities. I have found that the best resource for these have been the local historical associations. Personal knowledge of the town has also been invaluable. --maclean25 (User:Maclean25) 04:40, 23 November 2005 (UTC) right thumb (Image:WestCoast_pipeline.png) '''Westcoast Pipeline''' is a natural gas pipeline in British Columbia that brings natural gas to the United States and to TransCanada pipeline. Built in 1957 by Frank McMahon's (Frank M. McMahon) Westcoast Transmission Co. Ltd., the 650-mile gas pipeline from Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia) in north-eastern British Columbia to the United States was Canada's first "big-inch (Big Inch)" pipeline. It is located on the banks of the Peace River (Peace River (Canada)), at the confluence with Kiskatinaw River, downstream from Taylor (Taylor, British Columbia). It is in the Boreal White and Black Spruce biogeoclimatic zone within the Peace Lowlands ecosection. It is used by ungulates as a winter range and by migratory waterfowl as a staging area.

Taylor, British Columbia

The '''District of Taylor''' is a small town in northeastern British Columbia, Canada, located on mile 36 of the Alaska Highway. Taylor, a member municipality of the Peace River Regional District (Peace River Regional District, British Columbia), covers an area of about 17.09 km² with 1,373 residents. Stats Canada (October 23, 2014), ''Census Profile''. As it is just south of the much larger city of Fort St. John, British Columbia Fort St. John , there is a sizable amount of commuting and interaction between the two.

The town sits on a terrace (Terrace (geology)) 60 m above the north bank of the Peace River (Peace River (Canada)). The first settler on the flat was a trapper named Herbert Taylor in 1911. The town incorporated in 1958 with industrial business beginning to locate there. Since then, Taylor has remained a small town, even though it has developed a large industrial base. It has become home to the annual World's Invitational Class 'A' Gold Panning Championships and was featured on the CBC Television program ''Village on a Diet''.

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