British Columbia


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British Columbia

Abbr. BC
A province of western Canada bordering on the Pacific Ocean. The Hudson's Bay Company established a British colony at Vancouver Island in 1849, and a separate colony, called British Columbia, was formed on the mainland in 1858, the year of the Fraser River gold rush. The two colonies merged in 1866 and were admitted as a single province in 1871. Victoria is the capital and Vancouver the largest city.

British Columbia

n
(Placename) a province of W Canada, on the Pacific coast: largely mountainous with extensive forests, rich mineral resources, and important fisheries. Capital: Victoria. Pop: 4 400 057 (2011 est). Area: 930 532 sq km (359 279 sq miles). Abbreviation: BC

Brit′ish Colum′bia


n.
a province in W Canada on the Pacific coast. 3,933,300; 366,255 sq. mi. (948,600 sq. km). Cap.: Victoria. Abbr.: BC, B.C.
Brit′ish Colum′bian, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.British Columbia - a province in western CanadaBritish Columbia - a province in western Canada  
Pacific Northwest - a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Nanaimo - a town in southwestern British Columbia on Vancouver Island to the west of Vancouver
Victoria - capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia on Vancouver Island
Vancouver - a port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver Island; Canada's chief Pacific port and third largest city
Vancouver Island - an island off southwestern Canada (off the southwestern coast of British Columbia); the largest island off the west coast of North America
Inland Passage, Inside Passage - a naturally protected waterway from Seattle to Skagway in southeastern Alaska
Queen Charlotte Sound - an inlet of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia
Selkirk Mountains - a range of the Rocky Mountains in southeastern British Columbia
Takakkaw - a waterfall in southeastern British Columbia; the highest waterfall in Canada (1250 feet high)
Translations
Britisch-Kolumbien
Colombie-AnglaiseColombie-Britannique
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When I state that I had passed coal on a steamship from Behring Sea to British Columbia, and travelled in the steerage from there to San Francisco, it will be understood that I brought nothing back from the Klondike but my scurvy.
He is middle-aged, has a bad record, and is not in any sense of the word a gentleman, but he has plenty of money--made it first in California oil, then grub-staked a prospector in British Columbia, cheated him out of his share of the big lode he discovered and doubled his own wealth half a dozen times over.
And I took advantage of the car shortage and the strike in British Columbia."
"First West Insurance Services is a landmark acquisition for Westland," said Jason Wubs, CEO of Westland Insurance Group Ltd., headquartered in Surrey, British Columbia. "They are a pillar in the communities they serve and have built a client-centric culture that is perfectly aligned with Westland's core values.".
It was the North West Trading Company that first explored what is now British Columbia under the command of Simon Fraser in 1805.
Jean Coulthard struggled for respect as a female composer during the 1920s and 1930s in British Columbia but eventually proved her extraordinary musical talents internationally.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Concerning Cooperation in Human Resource Deployment and Development was witnessed by President Aquino and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark on the last day of the three-day state visit to Canada.
In the past, Cranston was a board member of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Chair of the Child & Family Research Institute and Health Shared Services British Columbia, a governor of the Business Council of British Columbia and a director in more than 15 additional organizations, including board chair roles.
The bank said that it has named Jennifer Muench as vice president and MD, BMO Harris Private Banking, British Columbia. She would be responsible for implementing the overall business strategy for BMO Harris Private Banking in British Columbia, and would also oversee the Asian private banking business of the banking firm.
* Beginning in February 2014, the British Columbia provincial government will shift to a new electronic application system for natural resource-related projects.
Shepherd left behind a legacy of "holy and prayerful life," said Archbishop David Crawley, former bishop of Kootenay and former Metropolitan of British Columbia, in his homily.

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