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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Clay Belt in northeastern Ontario is fast becoming a rich environment for Belec to deploy his cool and agile machines.
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.
Escalating land prices in southern Ontario, coupled with the need for sustainable agriculture and climate change, has garnered the Great Clay Belt region attention over the past number of years.
Rainy River president Nelson Baker compares the farmland and deer country of his junior's Richardson Township property in northwestern Ontario to the clay belt country of New Liskeard and Earlton.