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Selkirk,

former county, Scotland: see SelkirkshireSelkirkshire
or Selkirk,
former county, SE Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, Selkirkshire became (1975) part of the new Borders region (now the Scottish Borders council area).
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Selkirk,

town (1991 pop. 9,815), SE Man., Canada, on the Red River. Just S of Lake Winnipeg, it is a port for products from N Manitoba. There are steel mills, foundries, and shipyards in the town. It is named for the 5th earl of Selkirk, who established (1812) the Red River SettlementRed River Settlement,
agricultural colony in present Manitoba, North Dakota, and Minnesota. It was the undertaking of Thomas Douglas, 5th earl of Selkirk. Wishing to relieve the dispossessed and impoverished in Scotland and Northern Ireland, he secured enough control of the
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 in the region.

Selkirk

 

a mountain range in the inner belt of the Cordilleras of Canada and the USA, part of the Columbia Mountains. Approximately 500 km long, the Selkirks are composed primarily of Precambrian massive crystalline rocks. The mountains reach 3,532 m in elevation on Mount Sir Sanford. The peaks are covered with snow and glaciers, and the slopes with alpine meadows and coniferous forests. The range has deposits of complex metals. Glacier National Park is located in the Selkirks.

Selkirk

Alexander. original name Alexander Selcraig. 1676--1721, Scottish sailor, who was marooned on one of the islets of Juan Fernández and is regarded as the prototype of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
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You have to respect the season Selkirk have had so far.
And Selkirk is relishing the opportunity to get back under the lights.
Selkirk, of St Cuthbert's Avenue, Chester-le-Street, is standing trial at Durham Crown Court alongside Daniel Cochrane, 36, of Corsair, Whickham, Gateshead, who denies inciting a child to engage in a sexual activity by encouraging her to send explicit messages.
And it certainly could not be more true in the case of Selkirk, who died aged 25 last Friday having spent the past 21 years at Lanwades.
Although Selkirk and the London Committee of the HBC had slightly different visions of what constituted a "Christian community," I argue here that during the earliest years of the 19th century, they both shared a fairly conservative vision of who could and should become a Christian and how Christianity should be used in Rupert's Land, and in Red River particularly.
Imperial Metals Corporation (Imperial), a Canadian mine development and operating company, has signed a definitive agreement with Selkirk Metals Corporation (Selkirk Metals), a mineral exploration and development company.
Selkirk, from Lower Largo, Fife, was dumped in 1704 at the island of Juan Fernandez, 400 miles off Chile, after falling out with the captain of the privateer boat he was sailing on.
A female aged 19 is to appear this morning at Selkirk sheriff court charged with police assault, resisting arrest and a breach of the peace.
For the trip to Bridgwater director of rugby Justin Burnell has changed the side that beat Selkirk, bringing in eight players including Blue & Blacks' newcomers Luke Hunter (from Lydney), and ex-Merthyr centre Thomas James who was voted man of the tournament at the sevens.
During the police operation, McAteer fell out with Warren Selkirk, from Bootle, whom he had met in prison some years earlier and who began working as a drugs courier.
With numbers dwindling to around 34 animals, the South Selkirk mountain caribou herd is getting close to disappearing forever.