Jun 29, 2011

The Yukon/Klondike Gold rush and the 'All Canadian Route'

Source (non CC): Toronto Litho Co. Ltd., "Map Showing Route from Edmonton to Yukon River...", Library and Archives Canada, (I) NMC-197728, (II) NMC-197729, (III) NMC-197730 - Powered by Zoomify

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Background - Quick and Dirty
The Klondike or Yukon Gold rush started in the late 1800's.

There was a frenzy of 'stampeders' racing for fortune to the remote north. Their target was an area around Rabbit Creek which later was more appropriately named Bonanza Creek. It was gold most were after.

Jun 25, 2011

Real-Time Hydrometric Data (and historical!)

It had already been raining for a good day I think when I got to work Thursday morning, Jun 23 2011.

First thing I did was open my emails to see if anything needed to get done right away and then checked my Google Reader for the latest CBC news from British Columbia.

Weather warnings seen on CBC news articles (online).