Clay Belt


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Clay Belt

[′klā ‚belt]
(geology)
A lowland area bordering on the western and southern portions of Hudson and James bays in Canada, composed of clays and silts recently deposited in large glacial lakes during the withdrawal of the continental glaciers.
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Bliss said she can understand why the clay belt, which starts at the Ontario/Quebec border at New Liskeard and runs west to Hearst, is still a preferred area for farm development.
Pre-1600, roads were in a poor condition and Leicestershire suffered from being largely on the Midlands clay belt (as am sure many local gardeners can agree!) If routes had any form of stone cover, these would be from local fields and only used in really wet spots.
There is a coastal clay belt slightly above sea level and an inland peat belt, lower than sea level behind it.
(1) Although discounted by Laut's magazine article, this frontier was already being probed in the Peace River country and northeastern Alberta, towards the Saskatchewan River valley in northeastern Saskatchewan, north of Duck Mountain and Swan River in Manitoba, west of the head of Lake Superior and in the Little Clay Belt in Ontario, and in Temiscamingue and north and west of Lac St Jean in Quebec, to mention the notable sites of early activity.
Some Finns are characterized as "desirable," whereas others were now considered "undesirable." The role played by the Finland Aid organization in Canada is looked at, as is the proposition by Premier Mitchell Hepburn to settle 100,000 Finns in the Clay Belt of Northern Ontario.
Yet the Subsidence Claims Advisory Bureau (SCAB) says it's wrong to assume that ALL homes are at risk of cracking up because they're in a clay belt.
The Clay Belt region of Ontario is comprised primarily of weakly minerotrophic, Sphagnum-dominated peatlands, while the more strongly minerotrophic patterned and unpatterned fens of the Labrador Trough have greater groundwater influence and are dominated by both Sphagnum and brown mosses.
The Beef Farmers of Ontario hope a farm familiarization tour of the Clay Belt region will expedite the expansion of the province's cow-calf herd into northeastern Ontario.
Most of Area One's investments to date have been in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and southern Ontario, but Faulkner believes Northern Ontario--in particular, the Clay Belt stretching from Kapuskasing to Rouyn-Noranda, Que--could experience the next big farming renaissance.
Agriculture, too, can benefit from the terminal, as the surge in farming in the Clay Belt area continues, he added.
Cobalt once spawned 100 mines in the town limits in its heyday, but there were operating mines in the farming areas of the Great Clay Belt.
After the turn of the last century, the provincial government set about creating a "New Ontario" by offering land and cash to populate the Great Northern Clay Belt with first-time farmers.