The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has announced the first in a series of more than 60 conservation initiatives launching in every province and territory under Canada Nature Fund’s Target 1 Challenge.
Located in northwest Canada, Yukon’s Peel watershed covers 67,431 square kilometres of wilderness that is rich in biodiversity. Eighty-three percent will now be preserved as Conservation Areas.
The autonomous Dominion of Canada, a confederation of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the future provinces of Ontario and Quebec, was officially recognized by Great Britain with the passage of the British North America Act.
The Thule Tradition lasted from about 200 BC to 1600 AD around the Bering Strait. The Thule people being the prehistoric ancestors of the Inuit who now live in Northern Labrador.
The first traces of people living in the Fraser Valley date from 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. The StÃ³:lÅ called this area, their traditional territory, S’Ã³lh TÃ©mÃ©xw. The early inhabitants of the area were highly mobile hunter-gatherers.