Athabasca


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Athabasca

(ăthəbăs`kə), river, 765 mi (1,231 km) long, rising in the Columbia snowfield of the Canadian Rockies near the Alta.–British Columbia line and flowing N through Jasper National Park, then NE and N across central Alta. to Lake Athabasca. It is the southernmost headstream of the Mackenzie River. Its chief tributaries are the Pembina, Lesser Slave, and Clearwater rivers. The Athabasca River has long been the main route to the Mackenzie valley. There are extensive deposits of oil-bearing sand along the river near Fort McMurray.

Athabaska

, Athabasca
1. Lake. a lake in W Canada, in NW Saskatchewan and NE Alberta. Area: about 7770 sq. km (3000 sq. miles)
2. a river in W Canada, rising in the Rocky Mountains and flowing northeast to Lake Athabaska. Length: 1230 km (765 miles)
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Athabasca achieved first oil at Hangingstone in July.
Key highlights of the agreement include Athabasca purchasing the Obed rail transloading facility and royalty payments to Westmoreland for all gravel, sand and frac sand produced from the Obed Mountain Mine site.
The largest of six ice sheets that comprise the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park, the Athabasca Glacier receives seven metres of snowfall per year, John Wilmshurst, Jasper National Park's resource conservation manager, said.
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Comprised of two contiguous claims on the eastern margin of the uranium-rich Athabasca Basin, the 10,157 hectare Fisher River Property lies 3 kilometers north of the Company's Keefe Lake Project, and is contiguous with the southern portion of its McCarthy Lake Project.
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will spend $185 million to expand its Athabasca Pipeline to handle crude from the Christina Lake oilsands project operated by Cenovus.
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