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W. A. C. Bennett Dam

The W. A. C. Bennett Dam is a large hydroelectric dam on the Peace River in northern British Columbia, Canada. [1]

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Axel Wenner-Gren

Axel Lennart Wenner-Gren (5 June 1881 - 24 November 1961) was a Swedish entrepreneur and one of the wealthiest men in the world during the 1930s.

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BC Hydro

The BC Hydro and Power Authority is a Canadian electric utility in the province of British Columbia, generally known simply as BC Hydro.

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Biodiversity

Global Biodiversity is the variety of different types of life found on Earth and the variations within species.

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British Columbia

British Columbia, also commonly referred to by its initials BC, is a province located on the west coast of Canada.

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British Columbia Social Credit Party

The British Columbia Social Credit Party, whose members are known as Socreds, was the governing political party of British Columbia, Canada, for more than 30 years between the 1952 provincial election and the 1991 election.

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Canada

Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.

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Cofferdam

A cofferdam (also called a coffer) is a temporary enclosure built within, or in pairs across, a body of water and constructed to allow the enclosed area to be pumped out, creating a dry work environment for the major work to proceed.

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Columbia River

The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.

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Columbia River Treaty

The Columbia River Treaty is a 1964 agreement between Canada and the United States on the development and operation of dams in the upper Columbia River basin for power and flood control benefits in both countries.

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Dam

A dam is a barrier that impounds water or underground streams.

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Embankment dam

An embankment dam is a massive artificial dam.

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Environmental issue

Environmental issues are harmful effects of human activity on the biophysical environment.

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Finlay

Finlay is a masculine given name, and also a surname.

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Fort Ware

Fort Ware, is the former name of the community of Kwadacha.

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Fur trade

The fur trade is a worldwide industry dealing in the acquisition and sale of animal fur.

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Gordon Shrum

Gordon Merritt Shrum (January 14, 1896 – June 20, 1985) was a Canadian scientist, teacher, administrator, and the first Chancellor of Simon Fraser University.

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High modernism

High modernism (also known as "high modernity") is a form of modernity, characterized by an unfaltering confidence in science and technology as means to reorder the social and natural world.

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Hudson's Hope

Hudson's Hope is a district municipality in northeastern British Columbia, Canada, in the Peace River Regional District.

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Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside

Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside, CC (7 July 1898 – September 27, 1992) was a Canadian university professor, diplomat, and civil servant.

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Hydroelectricity

Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower; the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water.

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Kaiser Aluminum

Kaiser Aluminum is an American aluminum producer.

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Kaska Dena

The Kaska or Kaska Dena are a First Nations people of the Athabaskan-speaking ethnolinguistic group living mainly in northern British Columbia and the southeastern Yukon in Canada.

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Keenleyside Dam

Hugh Keenleyside Dam (originally known as the High Arrow Dam is a hydroelectric dam spanning the Columbia River, 12 km (6.5 miles) upstream of the city of Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada. The reservoirs behind the dam is named Arrow Lakes extending north to Revelstoke Dam, and contain 8.76 km3 (7.1 MAF) of reservoir volume. The dam is operated by BC Hydro. The long earth fill and concrete dam was built as part of fulfilling Canada's role in the Columbia River Treaty, and was intended only to control the flow of water in the Columbia River for downstream dams. It was commissioned on October 10, 1968, six months ahead of schedule. A 185 megawatt (MW) powerhouse, the Arrow Lakes Generating Station, was begun in 1999 and completed in 2002. The station is owned by the Columbia Power Corporation. Several towns were dismantled and relocated before their sites were flooded, including Burton. The dam was named after Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside, the Canadian ambassador to Mexico, 1944-1947. Hugh Keenleyside served as the chairman of the British Columbia Power Commission and co-chairman at the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority from 1962 to 1969. The Arrow Lakes reservoir is described by BC Hydro as a "great waterway for boating". The dam is equipped with a navigation lock, which is available at no charge to boaters. However, commercial traffic and floating logs have priority over leisure crafts.

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Kilowatt hour

The kilowatt hour (symbol kWh, kW·h, or kW h) is a unit of energy equal to 1,000 watt-hours, or 3.6 megajoules.

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Lake Athabasca

Lake Athabasca (French: lac Athabasca; from Woods Cree: aðapaskāw, " there are plants one after another") is located in the northwest corner of Saskatchewan and the northeast corner of Alberta between 58° and 60° N. The lake is 26% in Alberta and 74% in Saskatchewan.

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List of conventional hydroelectric power stations

This article lists hydroelectric power stations that generate power using the conventional dammed method.

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List of generating stations in British Columbia

This is a list of electrical generating stations in British Columbia, Canada.

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List of generating stations in Canada

The following page lists the largest electrical generating stations in Canada.

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Lockout (industry)

A lockout is a temporary work stoppage or denial of employment initiated by the management of a company during a labor dispute.

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Lump sum

A lump sum is a single payment of money, as opposed to a series of payments made over time (such as an annuity).

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Mackenzie, British Columbia

Mackenzie is a district municipality within the Fraser-Fort George Regional District in central British Columbia, Canada.

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Manicouagan Reservoir

Manicouagan Reservoir (also Lake Manicouagan) is an annular lake (ringlike lake) in central Quebec, Canada.

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Mica Dam

The Mica Dam is a hydroelectric dam spanning the Columbia River 135 kilometres north of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada, as one of three Canadian projects built under the terms of the Columbia River Treaty.

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Natural resource

Natural Resources are all that exists without the actions of humankind.

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North America

North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere.

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Parsnip

The parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) is a root vegetable closely related to the carrot and parsley.

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Peace Canyon Dam

The Peace Canyon Dam is a large hydroelectric dam on the Peace River in northern British Columbia, Canada.

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Peace River

The Peace River (French: rivière de la Paix) is a river in Canada that originates in the Rocky Mountains of northern British Columbia and flows to the northeast through northern Alberta.

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Power station

A power station (also referred to as a generating station, power plant, powerhouse, or generating plant) is an industrial facility for the generation of electric power.

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Premier of British Columbia

The Premier of British Columbia is the first minister, head of government, and de facto chief executive for the Canadian province of British Columbia.

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Ray Gillis Williston

Ray Gillis Williston (January 17, 1914 – December 7, 2006) was an educator and political figure in British Columbia.

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Site C dam

The Site C dam (or "Site C Clean Energy Project") is a $8.3 billion project by BC Hydro for a large-scale earth fill hydroelectric dam on the Peace River in north-eastern British Columbia, Canada.

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Smallwood Reservoir

The Smallwood Reservoir is a large reservoir located in the western part of Labrador in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

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Strike action

Strike action, also called labor strike, labour strike, on strike, greve (of French: grève), or simply strike, is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal of employees to work.

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The Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Sun is a daily newspaper first published in the Canadian province of British Columbia on February 12, 1912.

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Tsay Keh Dene First Nation

The Tsay Keh Dene First Nation is one of the Sekani bands of the Northern Interior of British Columbia.

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University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia, commonly referred to as UBC, is a public Canadian research university based in British Columbia.

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W. A. C. Bennett

William Andrew Cecil Bennett, PC, OC (September 6, 1900February 23, 1979) was the 25th Premier of the Canadian province of British Columbia.

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Watt

The watt (symbol: W) is a derived unit of power in the International System of Units (SI), named after the Scottish engineer James Watt (1736–1819).

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Williston Lake

Williston Lake is a reservoir created by the W. A. C. Bennett Dam and is located in the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Canada.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._A._C._Bennett_Dam

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