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Watson Lake is a town at historical mile 635 on the Alaska Highway in the in the southeastern Yukon Territory close to the British Columbia border. Population in December 2004 was 1,547 (Yukon Bureau of Statistics). Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town In American English, a town is usually a municipal corporation that is smaller than a city but larger than a village. ... The Alaska Highway, also Alaskan Highway, Alaska-Canadian Highway, Al-Can Highway, runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. ... Motto: none Official languages English Capital Whitehorse Largest city Whitehorse Commissioner Geraldine Van Bibber Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 9th 482,443 km² 1. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 5th 944,735 km² 2. ... ← - 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in December • 30 Artie Shaw • 29 Julius Axelrod • 28 Jacques Dupuis • 28 Jerry Orbach • 28 Susan Sontag • 26 Reggie White • 26 Sir Angus Ogilvy • 23 P. V. Narasimha Rao • 23 Doug Ault • 19 Renata Tebaldi • 16...


Watson Lake is near the Liard River, at the junction of the Robert Campbell Highway and the Alaska Highway. The Cassiar Highway's northern end is 22 kilometres west of Watson Lake. The town is also served by the Watson Lake Airport; the airport was formerly served by Canadian Pacific Airlines and other local and regional airlines, but now only provides corporate and charter services. The Liard River is a river that flows through the Yukon Territory, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, and in Canada. ... The Alaska Highway, also Alaskan Highway, Alaska-Canadian Highway, Al-Can Highway, runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. ... British Columbia provincial highway 37, the Cassiar Highway, is the northwesternmost highway in the province, and it is very scenic, passing through some of the most isolated areas of B.C. The highway first gained its 37 designation in 1975, and at that time, its southern terminus was at the... Watson Lake Airport is located 8 km west of Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada, and is operated by the Yukon government. ...


Watson Lake is the main centre of the small forestry industry in the Yukon and has been a service centre for the mining industry, especially for the Cassiar asbestos mine in northern British Columbia and the Cantung tungsten mine on the Yukon-Northwest Territories border in the Mackenzie Mountains. A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine This article is about mineral extraction. ... Cassiar is a ghost town in the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Fibrous asbestos on muscovite Asbestos Asbestos Asbestos (a misapplication of Latin: asbestos quicklime from Greek ἄσβεστος: a-, not; sbestos, extinguishable) describes any of a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals of the hydrous magnesium silicate variety. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 5th 944,735 km² 2. ... Cantung Mine was a tungsten producer in the Northwest Territories, Canada from 1962 to 1986, and during 2002 and 2003. ... General Name, Symbol, Number tungsten, W, 74 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 6, 6, d Appearance grayish white, lustrous Atomic mass 183. ... Motto: None Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Area 1,346,106 km² (3rd) Land 1,183,085 km² Water 163,021 km² (12. ... The Mackenzie Mountains are a mountain range forming part of the Yukon-Northwest Territories boundary between the Liard and Peel rivers. ...


Tourist attractions in Watson Lake include the Northern Lights Centre and the much-imitated original "Signpost Forest". The Signpost Forest was started in 1942 by a homesick U.S. Army G.I. working on the Alaska Highway, who put up a sign with the name of his home town and the distance. Others followed suit and the tradition continues to this day. There are today more than 10,000 signs pointing to locations across the world. Northern Lights is a common name for the polar aurorae in the northern hemisphere. ... This article is about the year. ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ... The Alaska Highway, also Alaskan Highway, Alaska-Canadian Highway, Al-Can Highway, runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. ...


Watson Lake and the neighbouring Upper Liard settlement are the home of the Liard River First Nation, a member of the Kaska Dena Council. The Two Mile area immediately north of the core of town is a concentrated area of First Nations residents, while the town extends five miles out to the turn-off of Airport Road. (Originally, Airport Road extended directly to the Alaska Highway, but most of it is now part of the Campbell highway.) Upper Liard is a chiefly First Nation settlement immediately west of Watson Lake in Canadas Yukon Territory. ... A native Canadian language spoken by tribes of the Yukon territory. ...


Climate

Like most of the Yukon, Watson Lake has a subarctic climate. Watson Lake experiences annual temperature average daily highs of 21°C in July and average daily lows of -29°C in January. Record high temperature was 34°C in May 1983 and the lowest was -59°C in January 1947. Watson Lake has more precipitation than other parts of the Yukon with an average annual snowfall of 197cm and 255mm of rainfall, resulting in larger trees and a more viable forest industry. Regions having a subarctic climate (also called boreal climate) are characterized by very cold winters, and brief, warm summers. ... This article is about the month of May. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up January in Wiktionary, the free dictionary January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Community profile

According to the Canada 2001 Census: The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...

Population: 1,071 (-27.4% from 1996)
Land area: 10.9 km²
Population density: 15.6 people/km²
Median age: (males: , females: )
Total private dwellings: 430
Median household income: $43,185

Note: data also includes Upper Liard Settlement


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Watson Lake, Yukon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (415 words)
Watson Lake is a town at historical mile 635 on the Alaska Highway in the southeastern Yukon Territory close to the British Columbia border.
Watson Lake is near the Liard River, at the junction of the Robert Campbell Highway and the Alaska Highway.
Watson Lake is the main centre of the small forestry industry in the Yukon and has been a service centre for the mining industry, especially for the Cassiar asbestos mine in northern British Columbia and the Cantung tungsten mine on the Yukon-Northwest Territories border in the Mackenzie Mountains.
Yukon Community Profiles (195 words)
Watson Lake is often called "The Gateway to the Yukon." The community is located in the southeastern corner of the Territory, just 14 km from where the Alaska Highway crosses the British Columbia border.
A community was established at Watson Lake in 1939, when the Canadian government decided to build a chain of airports across the North, including one at Watson Lake.
After these were completed, Watson Lake became a service centre for the highway and, later, for the resource-rich region of the upper Liard River and its tributaries.
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