Fort Nelson, British Columbia

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Columbia Mackenzie . A third line was extended west from the mainline (somewhat north of Prince George) to Fort St. James (Fort St. James, British Columbia). It was completed on August 1, 1968. The largest construction undertaken in the 1960s was to extend the mainline from Fort St. John -


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Columbia Mackenzie . A third line was extended west from the mainline (somewhat north of Prince George) to Fort St. James (Fort St. James, British Columbia). It was completed on August 1, 1968. The largest construction undertaken in the 1960s was to extend the mainline from Fort St. John -


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community in comparison to the rest of the province, with 30.7% of the population being under the age of 19. Approximately 44% of Fort Nelson residents over the age of 15 have attained an education beyond a high school certificate or equivalent in the forms of trades, colleges, or universities. Economy Due to major increases and improvements to the oil and gas industry (petroleum industry) in the Horn River Basin, Fort Nelson


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Columbia Mackenzie . A third line was extended west from the mainline (somewhat north of Prince George) to Fort St. James (Fort St. James, British Columbia). It was completed on August 1, 1968. The largest construction undertaken in the 1960s was to extend the mainline from Fort St. John -


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December 6, 2010 accessdate December 6, 2012 Fort Nelson is the home to a very diverse group of residents with approximately 14% of the community's residents being of Aboriginal identity (Aboriginal peoples of Canada). Fort Nelson has also seen a large increase in the number of foreigners coming to the community, with substantial increases in number of residents from the Philippines. Fort Nelson is a fairly young

community in comparison to the rest of the province, with 30.7% of the population being under the age of 19. Approximately 44% of Fort Nelson residents over the age of 15 have attained an education beyond a high school certificate or equivalent in the forms of trades, colleges, or universities. Economy Due to major increases and improvements to the oil and gas industry (petroleum industry) in the Horn River Basin, Fort Nelson


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of Washington, which then began putting out section contracts to private road contractors to upgrade selected sections of the road. These sections were upgraded, with removal of excess bends and steep grades; often, a traveler could identify upgraded sections by seeing the telephone line along the PRA-approved route alignment. When the Japanese invasion threat eased, the PRA stopped putting out new contracts. Upon hand-off to Canada in 1946, the route was from Dawson Creek


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Nelson, British Columbia Fort Nelson and it is bordered to the north by the Alaska Highway. Access is mostly done by boat, on horseback or by hiking. History The park was traditionally used by the Sekani and Dunneza (Beaver) (Dunneza) first nations. During the late 18th century European fur trappers, traders, and explorers moved into and through the area. Fur trading posts were established in the surrounding area at Fort St. John (Fort St. John, British Columbia), Hudson's


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Columbia Mackenzie . A third line was extended west from the mainline (somewhat north of Prince George) to Fort St. James (Fort St. James, British Columbia). It was completed on August 1, 1968. The largest construction undertaken in the 1960s was to extend the mainline from Fort St. John -


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is on the southwest edge of the Greater Sierra oil & gas field (Greater Sierra (oil field)). History Fort Nelson, named in honour of the British naval hero Horatio Nelson, was established in 1805 as a fur trading post. Due to fires, floods and feuds, Fort Nelson is currently situated in its fifth location. The Fort Nelson Airport played a key role in developing Fort Nelson as a community. Yukon Southern Air Transport began chartering flights to the regional airport in 1935. World


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has experienced substantial growth in recent years. Natural gas, forestry, tourism and agriculture make up the majority of local industry. Natural gas Unconventional gas exploration is the premier industry in Fort Nelson, employing a large percentage of Fort Nelson's community members. The region's natural gas industry centers around the Horn River Basin (Horn River Formation), Liard Basin, and the Cordova basin which all contain vast amounts of gas in shale

America , there are significant concerns to the environmental and social effects of the industry on the surrounding area. Large amounts of water are being extracted, most of which is withdrawn from nearby lakes and rivers, which continues to be a hot topic in the region and within the oil and gas industry. Forestry thumb left 250px Fort Nelson Forestry (File:Fort Nelson Forestry.JPG) Fort Nelson is surrounded by vast plains and mountains of boreal forest. The relatively untouched

; centre, the former Town of Fort Nelson (Fort Nelson, British Columbia). Only sparsely populated outside of Fort Nelson, it is vast in extent, covering the northeastern corner of the province north of the 58th Parallel, from the Grand Canyon of the Liard on the west to the Alberta boundary on the east. * Dawson Creek - CJDC (CJDC (AM)) * Fort Nelson (Fort Nelson, British Columbia) - CKRX (CKRX-FM) * Fort St. John (Fort St. John, British Columbia) - CHRX (CHRX-FM), CKNL-FM

Fort Nelson, British Columbia

'''Fort Nelson''' is a community in northeast British Columbia, Canada within the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM). becoming its administrative centre. The NRRM is the first regional municipality in the province. url http: brenthodson.ca ?p 78 title Fort Nelson becomes B.C.’s first Regional Municipality publisher Brent Hodson date February 10, 2009 accessdate 2009-06-27

The community lies east of the northern Rocky Mountains in the Peace River region along the Alaska Highway at mile 300. Fort Nelson is home to 3,902 residents, representing 70% of the NRRM's total population of 5,578.

The majority of Fort Nelson's economic activity has historically been concentrated in the energy (Petroleum production in Canada) and tourism industries, and until very recently, forestry. url http: foresttalk.com index.php 2008 10 08 canfor-closes-tackama-plywood-plant-inde title Canfor closes Tackama plywood plant indefinitely publisher ForestTalk.com date October 8, 2008 accessdate 2009-06-27 The forests surrounding Fort Nelson are part of Canada's boreal forest (Boreal forest of Canada). Fort Nelson is on the southwest edge of the Greater Sierra oil & gas field (Greater Sierra (oil field)).

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