Dawson Creek

What is Dawson Creek known for?


title community

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growing community

, and the first passenger train arrived on 15 January 1931. The arrival of the railway and the construction of grain elevators attracted more settlers and business to the settlement. The need to provide services for the rapidly growing community led Dawson Creek to incorporate as a village in May 1936. A small wave of refugees from the Sudetenland settled in the area in 1939 as World War II was beginning.


years style

accessdate 2008-04-17 date 2007-09-11 work 2006 Community Profiles publisher Statistics Canada - style "text-align:center;background-color:#ffebad;" Dawson Creek British Columbia - style "text-align:center;" Median age 35.6 years 40.8 years - style "text-align:center;" Under 15 years old 21% 17% - style "text-align:center;" Over 65 years old 12% 14% - style "text-align:center;" Visible minority 3


free weekly

; The ''Northeast News'', a free weekly published in Fort St. John, has a sub-office in Dawson Creek. The only radio station broadcasting from the city is 890 CJDC AM (CJDC (AM)), which first went on air in 1947.


peace river canada

for the rural areas south of the Peace River (Peace River (Canada)), the city has been called the "Capital of the Peace". It is also known as the "Mile 0 City", referring to its location at the southern end of the Alaska Highway. It also has a heritage interpretation village (heritage interpretation), an art gallery, and a museum. Annual events include a fall fair and rodeo. History Dawson Creek is named after the watercourse of the same name, itself named after George


quot participation

Highlights for Dawson Creek accessdate 2008-04-16 date 2007-09-11 work 2001 Community Profiles publisher Statistics Canada - style "text-align:center; background:lightsalmon;" Rate City Province - style "text-align:center;" Unemployment rate 10.3% 8.5% - style "text-align:center;" Participation rate 69.5% 65.2% - style "text-align:center;" Poverty rate 16.5% 17.8% - style "text-align:center; background


community award

, 2006. year 2007 pages 9–30 url http: www.dawsoncreek.ca documents 2007AnnualReport.pdf format PDF accessdate 2008-04-16 For creating its Community Energy Plan, which involved the installation of low-voltage street lights and solar-powered hot water heaters, the city was awarded the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' 2007 Sustainable Community Award.


theme depicting

, Rotary Lake, and the fabulous horticultural features of "Gardens North". * Do *


called great

by Astral Media and is the CBC Television affiliate in that city. It is also a part of a mini-network called Great West Television (GWTV). - Dawson Creek April 17, 2008 Maclean25 (user:Maclean25) - * Dawson Creek - CJDC (CJDC (AM)), CJDC-TV * Fort Nelson (Fort Nelson, British Columbia) - CKRX (CKRX-FM) - Dawson Creek (Flying L Ranch) Airport CDC3 Dawson Creek, British Columbia - - Dawson Creek Airport CYDQ YDQ Dawson


community television

* Dawson Creek - CJDC (CJDC-TV) * Terrace (Terrace, British Columbia) - CFTK (CFTK-TV) * Lloydminster, Alberta Saskatchewan - CKSA-DT, Channel 2 * Dawson Creek, British Columbia - CJDC (CJDC-TV), Channel 5 * Terrace (Terrace, British Columbia), British Columbia - CFTK (CFTK-TV), Channel 3 1942 Dawson Creek to Delta Junction (Delta Junction, Alaska) British Columbia to Alaska CBC (CBC Television) affiliate Dawson Creek, British Columbia '''C''' '''J''' '''D'''awson '''C'''reek British Columbia * Dawson Creek - CJDC (CJDC (AM)), CJDC-TV * Fort Nelson (Fort Nelson, British Columbia) - CKRX (CKRX-FM) Heppner

Dawson Creek

'''Dawson Creek''' is a city in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. The municipality of Dawson Creek derives its name from the creek of the same name that runs through the community. The creek was named after George Mercer Dawson by a member of his land survey team when they passed through the area in August 1879. Once a small farming community, Dawson Creek became a regional centre when the western terminus of the Northern Alberta Railways was extended there in 1932. The community grew rapidly in 1942 as the US Army used the rail terminus as a transshipment point during construction of the Alaska Highway. In the 1950s, the city was connected to the interior of British Columbia via a highway and railway through the Rocky Mountains. Since the 1960s, growth has slowed.

Dawson Creek is located in the dry and windy prairie land of the Peace River Country. As the seat of the Peace River Regional District (Peace River Regional District, British Columbia) and a service centre for the rural areas south of the Peace River (Peace River (Canada)), the city has been called the "Capital of the Peace". It is also known as the "Mile 0 City", referring to its location at the southern end of the Alaska Highway. It also has a heritage interpretation village (heritage interpretation), an art gallery, and a museum. Annual events include a fall fair and rodeo.

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