Category: Canadian geography

Canadian geography: Vancouver Island fauna: are there coyotes here?

Self-tutoring about animals on Vancouver Island: the tutor checks if coyotes live here. Apparently, coyotes do not reside on Vancouver Island. Source: spca.bc.ca sierraclub.bc.ca

Canadian geography: Acadian forest: eastern white cedar

Self-tutoring about the Acadian forest: the tutor mentions eastern white cedar. Eastern white cedar typically grows 40 to 50 ft tall (12 to 15m). It reminds one of the cedars we have here on the West Coast, just much smaller.

Canadian geography: Prince Edward Island, part 1

Self-tutoring about Canadian geography: the tutor researches and reminisces…. I lived in PEI from ’76 to ’80. It’s a unique place, famous for potatoes, lobster, and its red soil. I saw lots of all three when I lived there as

Canadian geography: Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia

Self-tutoring about Canadian geography: the tutor continues from yesterday’s post about the Annapolis Valley. In yesterday’s post, I mention farms near mountain top in the Annapolis Valley. North Mountain and South Mountain, which encase the Valley, have elevation around 200m.

Canadian Geography: Sable Island, Part 0

Self-tutoring about Canadian geography: the tutor begins about a famous, yet remote, part of his home province. Sable Island, from the French sable, meaning sand, is a connected arc of sand dunes that form an island about 175 km off

How rare is a four-leaf clover?

Self-tutoring about plant lore: the tutor researches four-leaf clovers. The rarity of the four-leaf clover is around 1:10000, research suggests. I’ve never found a four-leaf clover. However, one summer when I was a kid, one of my friends found one,

Canadian Geography: two Lawrencetowns in Nova Scotia?

Tutoring social studies, the Maritimes enter the conversation. The tutor mentions a discovery he made a couple of days ago about Nova Scotia. Recently, looking at a map of Nova Scotia, I noticed a place called Lawrencetown, perhaps about 5

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Lifestyle: start of summer, 2017

Tutoring, you observe how people’s lifestyle and attitudes change along with the weather. The tutor reflects on the coming of summer, 2017. To a Canadian, seasons may not begin according to the designated times on the calendar. In my January

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Geography: what does Annapolis mean?

Tutoring Canadian geography, you might mention the Annapolis Valley. The tutor investigates the meaning of the name Annapolis. As a kid I spent three years in the Annapolis Valley. Typical of the Maritimes, it had beautiful summer and fall but

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Canadian language: what does Kabloona mean?

The tutor shares a term he discovered in the dictionary. Kabloona is an Inuit term referring to a non-Inuit; the term particularly suggests a white person. It has been used to describe white people present to do specific functions: police,

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