Churchill River


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Churchill River

1. A river of eastern Canada flowing about 970 km (600 mi) across Labrador to the Atlantic Ocean. Its upper course is marked by Churchill Falls, 75 m (245 ft) high, the site of a major hydroelectric power plant.
2. A river rising in northwest Saskatchewan, Canada, and flowing about 1,600 km (1,000 mi) eastward across Saskatchewan and northern Manitoba then northeast to Hudson Bay. It was once an important fur-trading route.
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Three-quarters of a million Manitobans rely on electricity that Manitoba Hydro generates within the Nelson and Churchill River basins.
A working group is being formed to study electricity trade that will involve exporting power to Ontario from the Muskrat Falls project on Labrador's lower Churchill River and from Gull Island, the next major hydro project in that province.
Face down, my legs looped through a long rope tied to a Zodiac boat, I rattle through a repertoire of cetacean-inspired songs, as I'm dragged like bait along the Churchill River.
The elimination of the list of clients waiting more than 30 days for dietician services in Mamawetan Churchill River.
Rotational slumps and earth flows also occur in Newfoundland and Labrador, notably along the banks of the Churchill River in central Labrador (Fig.
Polar bears are not the only wildlife seen in Churchill, which is alsohometo Arctic and red foxes, birds such as ptarmigan and, insummer, beluga whales who venture up the Churchill river.
The only exception to this was when he was travelling in the Churchill River and its longest tributary, the Beaver River.
We found Yellow Warbler nests along the Churchill River near Churchill, Manitoba (58[degrees] 37' N, 94[degrees] 13' W) in early June 1999, and in areas immediately around Jennings Randolph Lake (JRL; 39[degrees] 24' N, 79[degrees] 07' W) in Garrett County, Maryland and Mineral County, West Virginia in May 2000 and 2001.
In Alberta, these are the Beaver, which flows into the Churchill River system, and the North and South Saskatchewan River basins.
In 1967, the Churchill River in Labrador was dammed to create hydro-electric power at the massive Churchill Falls power plant.
The wildlife scene in this central Canadian province--especially in the town of Churchill--is unmatched: Frolicking polar bears are the main attraction, along with the rare Ursus maritimus and the 20,000 snow-white Beluga whales that flood the western Hudson Bay and Churchill River each summer.
The 853 km-long, lake-fed Churchill River, known as the Grand River to people of Labrador, has another hydroelectric generating station planned for it.