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British Columbia


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  • proper n. Province in western Canada which has Victoria as its capital.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a province in western Canada


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  • Anyhow, for what it's worth, at least one version of the origins of Wolverine says he was raised in a mining colony in British Columbia, which is, of course, Alzner's home province.

    Karl Alzner's Winter Classic beard

  • Still, a deal would avoid the sale of the Whistler Blackcomb resort in British Columbia, which is hosting the Winter Olympics alpine events.

    Olympics' Skiing Site to Get Financial Restructuring

  • Actually it would be much better resolved through the constitutional convention of ministerial responsibility – but of course that is thought to no longer apply in British Columbia, which is why people now resort to the courts.

    Ministers in court? « Stephen Rees's blog

  • Cornell, an Arkansas native, had come to call British Columbia home.

    update on war resister cliff cornell

  • Named after the city of Nanaimo in British Columbia, which is just one hour's drive south of us on Vancouver island, they are a wildly popular item in coffee bars and during the Christmas holidays.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • It's fitting for a court house in a province called British Columbia, with a capital called Victoria.

    Ezra Levant: June 2008 Archives

  • It's a similar story at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Columbia, which is throwing in two free lift tickets for each night booked.

    A Lift for Skiers: Recession Spurs Deals on Slopes

  • Mr. Pelletier said that the Tire & Lube Express was unionized without a vote, and that the "carving out" of a small group of workers from the rest of the store hasn't been allowed in other jurisdictions in Canada, namely British Columbia, where it was seen as "unrepresentative and undemocratic."

    Arbitrator Imposes Union Contract

  • Mountains we come to the Western region, known as British Columbia, comprising within a width varying from four to six hundred miles at the widest part, several ranges of great mountains which lie, roughly speaking, parallel to each other, and give sublimity and variety to the most remarkable scenery of North America.


  • It was on his airship, the Condor, that they were fleeing, with all the family, for the wilds of British Columbia, which is far to the north of here.

    The Scarlet Plague


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