Dawson Creek

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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.


year programs'

schools located in the city. Established in 1975, Northern Lights College's main campus is located in Dawson Creek and offers diplomas for two-year programs and degrees from the University of Northern British Columbia. Culture and recreation thumb Dawson Creek Art Gallery in NAR Park. (File:Dawson Creek Art Gallery.jpg) The culture of Dawson Creek is centred around its designation as Mile "0" of the Alaska Highway. The Mile "0" post, depicted in the city flag


year starting

on the highway every year, starting in Dawson Creek and ending in Fairbanks, Alaska. The trek is often made with recreational vehicles, sometimes in convoys which gather in the city. In the winter, the hospitality industry caters to workers from the oil patches. Discoveries south of Dawson Creek City of Dawson Creek and Fisheries Renewal BC, Kiskatinaw River Watershed Plan, May 2003, p28. and higher energy prices have spurred oil and gas activities, which have


musical studies

'''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 was born in Murrayville (Langley, British Columbia (district municipality)), British Columbia, and lived in Dawson Creek. He began his musical studies at the University of British Columbia and first attracted national attention when he won the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Talent Festival in 1979. Eco-municipalities, based on the Natural Step's system conditions, originated in Sweden. Over 70 cities and towns (25 percent of all municipalities) have adopted sustainability principles based on the system conditions. There are now 12 eco-municipalities in the United States and the American Planning Association has adopted sustainability objectives based on the same principles. James, S. (2003). Eco-municipalities: Sweden and the United States: A systems approach to creating communities. Communities such as Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia) and Dawson Creek, Pembina Institute (2007). Sustainable Communities: Dawson Creek, British Columbia British Columbia, Canada and corporations such as Interface (Interface Inc.) and IKEA have adopted the Natural Step and become more sustainable as a result. Both these companies have completely re-thought their business and have examined and changed all their processes including purchase of materials, manufacturing, transportation, construction of facilities, maintenance and waste management. Nattrass, B. and M. Altomare (1999). ''The Natural Step for Business: Wealth, Ecology and the Evolutionary Corporation''. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers. The Natural Step's framework for sustainability provides principles that are grounded in science, and thus measurable. birth_date October 10, 1933 birth_place Dawson Creek, British Columbia residence Whitehorse (Whitehorse, Yukon), Yukon '''Ione Jean Christensen''',


title community

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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


year programs

schools located in the city. Established in 1975, Northern Lights College's main campus is located in Dawson Creek and offers diplomas for two-year programs and degrees from the University of Northern British Columbia. Culture and recreation thumb Dawson Creek Art Gallery in NAR Park. (File:Dawson Creek Art Gallery.jpg) The culture of Dawson Creek is centred around its designation as Mile "0" of the Alaska Highway. The Mile "0" post, depicted in the city flag


construction period

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


national 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.


business making

incorporated undeveloped land in the southeast for an industrial park and a Louisiana-Pacific Canada (Louisiana Pacific) veneer (veneer (wood)) factory. The city extended sewer and water lines to the location; however, the area was not developed and with the factory only half-built, L-P Canada abandoned its plans. A business making manufactured homes bought

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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