Film: 9416

Places + Locations | 1950 | Sound | B/W

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Canada 1950's

A forest of Pine trees. Lumberjacks cuts of the top of a tree which falls. Close up of hands pulling in a fishing net on to a boat, with salmon. Man setting a trap. Snowy mountain scene. Sledge across the snow. Canadian Mounted Police on parade moving in formation. Busy street with shops and buses. Map of U.S.A. and Canada. Map shows U.S.A. is 3,000,000 square miles. And Canada is 3,843,000 square miles. Map with 1/10 on it to show of population to U.S.A. Most of the Canadians live in the South. A map shows the latitude, between 40 and 50. A map shows the rocky mountains that cover most of the Western U.S.A., then we can see in the map that Western Canada is a mountain region too. Some images of the Canadian mountains. Forests, a car is there. Lakes and rivers near the mountains. The Western Canadian part is like the U.S.A. Western part. The wind comes from the Pacific Ocean so most of the year the weather is cold. In Vancouver are lots of Canadian ships because it is the centre of many industries. We can see how it works. Most of the paper making industries are located in the Western region. There millions of rolls of paper is produced each year. Lots of paper being produced. Most of the paper industries are situated there because there are lots of forests. A tree is falling down and then is transported through the mountains. Some is left in rivers. A river. Fishing is an important activity. Close up of hands pulling a fishing net into a boat, there are many different types of fish but the most common one is salmon, close up of salmon. Salon canning is another large industry. Close up to salmon cans. Canadians export salmon to many nations in the World.
They use the water of the Western mountains region for agriculture. People picking peaches, plants, cherries and apples that are exported. They also produce electricity. A electric power station (?) is shown. A map shows that the industries in Western mountains region are similar to the industries in Western of U.S.A. The American prairies extend to Canada. The prairies in Canada include level and gentle lands. There are farms and some machines as well. They have natural gas and oil in there. Oil industry. It is transported by cars and train. A map shows Winnipeg, Duluth, Minneapolis and Chicago. Oil and other products are transported to Winnipeg, then it goes overseas on ships. The Canadian prairie region is very similar to the American one. A map shows lakes in the East, they are part of Canada too, a map shows Duluth, Milwaukee, Chicago, Cleveland and Buffalo, then the map shows the Great Lakes region in Canada, the cities shown on the map are Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton. We can see images of Toronto as a modern city with lots of people and cars. A ship. They also have Canadian lines and one of the largest train systems in the world. It is a good agricultural region because of the soil and temperature. Lots of cows. People working with vegetables. The river is also rich in minerals. Men going to work and then working. A map shows that the capitals of the U.S.A. and Canada are both in the Great Lakes region. The National Government Building has the English flag in official ceremonies. Montreal has French influences. A street scene with some buildings and people. "Market Gardeners Local Produce Only Section. Jardinieres Maraichers Produits Locaux Selement". Maritime regions. Fish is an important product of that region as well as wood and fruit. A map shows British Columbia. A man is fishing, electric power station and manufacturing are shown. A map shows that Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba has lots of oil and natural gas. A map shows Ontario and Quebec and we can see that they are large cities. The map shows New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, people live by the land and sea. A map shows Yukon territory and Northwest territory. Some people walking. The industry is growing there. We can see a town with people. The cities are changing and we can see first some houses and people and then big buildings.


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