Peace River


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Peace River

a river in W Canada, rising in British Columbia as the Finlay River and flowing northeast into the Slave River. Length: 1715 km (1065 miles)
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Peace River

 

a river in Canada, a left tributary of the Slave River and part of the Mackenzie River system. Formed by the confluence of the Finlay and Parsnip rivers, which rise in the Rocky Mountains, the Peace River is 1,923 km long, measured from the source of the Finlay River. It drains an area of 324,300 sq km and is fed chiefly by snow. The mean flow rate at Fort St. John is 1,100 cu m per sec. The river is frozen from October through May. It is navigable except for a section at the Vermilion Chutes.

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(TSXV: HOCL) ('Highwood' or the 'Corporation') has served notice to the vendor of the Peace River acquisition to terminate the agreement previously announced on May 16, 2019 (the 'Acquisition').
August 16th, 1879.--Having now reached a well beaten trail, we made a journey of twenty one miles and camped on the south bank of the Peace River opposite the Hudson Bay post of Dunvegan.
The book and Wilkinson's trip route are structured around a basic question, stimulated by news of a large hydroelectric dam project that is being proposed for the Peace River. The dam offers power to the energy-hungry South, and at the same time it threatens the local landscape, culture, heritage, ecosystem and lifestyle.
In December, Knott set up camp at the Rocky Mountain Fort in the Peace River Valley, where she and others spent the winter in shacks heated with woodstoves in -25C degree weather.
The two First Nations had filed suit against BC Hydro and the federal government over approval of the $8.8-billion dam on the Peace River. The bands argued an environmental review of the project did not consider downstream impacts on the Peace Athabasca delta, part of their traditional land.
an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company operating in North America's Piceance Basin and Peace River Arch regions, has updated current development progress underway at the Woodrush/Hunter Project (Woodrush) in NE British Columbia.
The C$8.78 billion ($7.55 billion) Site C hydroelectric dam in the Western Canadian province will be erected on the Peace River. It will flood an 83-km stretch of the river near Fort St.
One large reservoir (Williston Lake, surface area [approximately equal to] 1.8 x [10.sup.3] [km.sup.2]) has been created in the upper Peace River, and outflow at Bennett Dam is regulated for power production (Fig.
The U.S.-based company also experienced a substantial oil pipeline leak in 2011 near Peace River. "We need to be convinced that they can continue to operate safely in Alberta," said regulator spokesman Darin Barter.
The dichotomy between Martin County and Peace River, and in particular, the risk of sanctions being imposed by an appellate court, require the practitioner to thoughtfully approach the development of evidence at trial.
Punta Gorda, FL, December 15, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Paul Andrews with Keller Williams Peace River Partners, Punta Gorda, FL, has earned the designation of GRI.
An environmental researcher in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Timoney profiles the delta that has developed where the Peace River empties into Lake Athabasca in northern Alberta, characterizing it as a wetland jewel within one of the largest unfragmented landscapes in North America.

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