Background: A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across an unfortified border. Canada's paramount political problem is meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care and education services after a decade of budget cuts. The issue of reconciling Quebec's francophone heritage with the majority anglophone Canadian population has moved to the back burner in recent years; support for separatism abated after the Quebec government's referendum on independence failed to pass in October of 1995.
Blogs from Golden
Latest Blogs from Golden
- August 17th 2012 Glacier national park
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- August 17th 2012 View..
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- July 8th 2012 Dans les hauteurs
by Words: 120 Photos: 17
- June 7th 2012 Passing the Time in Golden
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- June 6th 2012 I'm off!
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- October 19th 2011 Day 48 - Revelstoke - Golden
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- June 19th 2011 Two Weeks. Three People. One Car.
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- July 22nd 2010 Today is 'Boo' the Bear Day!
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- July 20th 2010 Keep on riding! Rodgers Pass!
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- July 19th 2010 enjoying the ride
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- May 7th 2010 DAY 54, MAY 7, 2010
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- April 22nd 2010 Robs Turn
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- January 19th 2010 Kicking Horse ROCKED!
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- September 24th 2009 Yo Ho Ho! -- It's Yo Ho National Park
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- September 22nd 2009 voyage in south america
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- September 16th 2009 Rocky IV, Banff
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- September 16th 2009 hike at Lake Louise and around
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- August 13th 2009 Happy Birthday Joycey
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- March 11th 2009 Canada - Where Long Lost Friends Meet!
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- October 3rd 2008 Hiking in the Rockies
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