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(ˌæθəˈbæskə) or


1. (Placename) Lake Athabaska a lake in W Canada, in NW Saskatchewan and NE Alberta. Area: about 7770 sq km (3000 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in W Canada, rising in the Rocky Mountains and flowing northeast to Lake Athabaska. Length: 1230 km (765 miles)


(ˌæθ əˈbæs kə)

1. Lake, a lake in W Canada, in NW Saskatchewan and NE Alberta. ab. 200 mi. (320 km) long; ab. 3000 sq. mi. (7800 sq. km).
2. a river in W Canada flowing NE from W Alberta to Lake Athabaska. 765 mi. (1230 km) long.
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The newspaper noted that the Vegreville riding "showed a majority of 'no' votes and in Athabaska [sic] the vote was about even.
For almost one hundred years scholars believed that the Chipewyan/Dene, had lived in the boreal forests of the Lake Athabaska and Churchill River regions prior to being pushed northwards by the Cree sometime before contact.
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The Beginning of Print Culture in Athabaska Country: A Facsimile Edition and Translation of a Prayer Book in Cree Syllabics by Father Emile Grouard, OMI.
To remember the day in 1788 when Alexander Mackenzie set out from Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabaska in search of a route to the West Coast.
In the next chapter, Lake Athabaska, on the Alberta/Saskatchewan border, has become a winter road, the ice so thick it will bear a truck.
Connolly concerned the validity, in Lower Canada, of a mariage a la facon du pays conducted under Cree custom in the Athabaska Country, between European fur trader William Connolly and Susanne, the stepdaughter of a Cree chief.
Though his Elliot Lake project is not nearly as high grade as Saskatchewan's white-hot Athabaska Basin, the grades are decent enough with world uranium prices up 57 per cent since the beginning of 2007.
a uranium exploration company with diverse holdings in three of Canada's major uranium producing and explorations regions; the Athabaska Basin of Saskatchewan, the Central Mineral Belt of Labrador and the Thelon Basin spanning portions of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.
to Lake Athabaska and Lake Winnipeg and then to the Great Lakes for bulk water exports to the U.