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5th Oct '17 4:37:54 PM FireCrawler2002
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!!'''Manitoba'''
->'''Capital and largest city:''' Winnipeg
->'''Other cities of note:''' Brandon (aka, the other city in Manitoba), Churchill (not really a city, but they've got polar bears!)
->'''Best known for:''' Wheat, lakes, record coldest intersection.
->'''Provincial motto:''' ''Gloriosus et Liber''[[labelnote:*]]"Glorious and Free"[[/labelnote]]
->'''Provincial touristic motto:''' Friendly Manitoba
->'''Population:''' 1.2 million. Small.
->'''Notable media set in Manitoba:''' "Tales from the Gimli Hospital", "My Winnipeg"
->'''[[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL teams:]]''' The Jets are back!
->'''[[UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague CFL teams]]:''' The Winnipeg Blue Bombers
->'''Famous Manitobans:''' The Weakerthans, Music/NeilYoung, The Guess Who
->'''Most common stereotype:''' Really cold and really boring, but the people there are nice. Basically [[MinnesotaNice Minnesota]] with polar bears.
->'''Best way to insult a Winnipegger:''' You mean there are other places in Manitoba? You mean there is a place called Manitoba?
->'''Other useful info:''' Hundreds of the lakes, streams, rivers etc are unnamed, a naming convention has been set up by the Manitoba government to acknowledge service people (such as firefighters, police officers, or soldiers) who are killed in the line of duty by naming a water body after them. Also, in Churchill there's a law actually banning you from locking your car during certain parts of the year, just in case a polar bear is wandering around, and a pedestrian needs a quick refuge.
->'''Geographic shape:''' Rectangular with an extra bit reaching out to grab Hudson's Bay



!!'''Manitoba'''
->'''Capital and largest city:''' Winnipeg
->'''Other cities of note:''' Brandon (aka, the other city in Manitoba), Churchill (not really a city, but they've got polar bears!)
->'''Best known for:''' Wheat, lakes, record coldest intersection.
->'''Provincial motto:''' ''Gloriosus et Liber''[[labelnote:*]]"Glorious and Free"[[/labelnote]]
->'''Provincial touristic motto:''' Friendly Manitoba
->'''Population:''' 1.2 million. Small.
->'''Notable media set in Manitoba:''' "Tales from the Gimli Hospital", "My Winnipeg"
->'''[[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL teams:]]''' The Jets are back!
->'''[[UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague CFL teams]]:''' The Winnipeg Blue Bombers
->'''Famous Manitobans:''' The Weakerthans, Music/NeilYoung, The Guess Who
->'''Most common stereotype:''' Really cold and really boring, but the people there are nice. Basically [[MinnesotaNice Minnesota]] with polar bears.
->'''Best way to insult a Winnipegger:''' You mean there are other places in Manitoba? You mean there is a place called Manitoba?
->'''Other useful info:''' Hundreds of the lakes, streams, rivers etc are unnamed, a naming convention has been set up by the Manitoba government to acknowledge service people (such as firefighters, police officers, or soldiers) who are killed in the line of duty by naming a water body after them. Also, in Churchill there's a law actually banning you from locking your car during certain parts of the year, just in case a polar bear is wandering around, and a pedestrian needs a quick refuge.
->'''Geographic shape:''' Rectangular with an extra bit reaching out to grab Hudson's Bay



!!'''New Brunswick'''
->'''Capital:''' Fredericton
->'''Largest city:''' Saint John
->'''Other cities of note:''' Moncton, Bathurst, Miramichi
->'''Best known for:''' Being called "Nouveau-Brunswick" in French; it is the only officially bilingual province, on which 33% of the population of the province identifies as Acadian, a Francophone ethnic group.[[note]]They're closely related to the [[RaginCajun Cajuns]]--Cajuns are descendants of Acadians who disliked the British takeover of Canada enough to leave/were ornery enough for the British make them leave/whom the British just decided they should leave for Louisiana; "Cajun" is derived from "Acadian", and to this day the traditionally Cajun regions of Louisiana are called "Acadiana".[[/note]] Nicknamed "No Funswick" by Nova Scotians who drive through it to party in Quebec.
->'''Relative population:''' 750,000. Very small (and shrinking fast).
->'''Notable media set in New Brunswick:''' ...it's got nothing.
->'''[[UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague CFL teams]]:''' None, though in 2010, 2011, and 2013, Moncton hosted one regular-season game. The CFL ended the Moncton experiment after 2013 due to declining attendance. Moncton offered to play host to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during stadium repairs in 2013, but the [=Ti-Cats=] chose instead to play eight of their nine home games in the much closer city of Guelph, with the other home game in Moncton. This kept New Brunswick from becoming the first Atlantic province to get a CFL team. Sort of (they almost brought the CFL once to Halifax in the 1980s).
->'''Famous people from New Brunswick:''' Donald Sutherland, Louis B. Mayer (one of the founders of Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer)[[note]] Born in Minsk, then in the Russian Empire and now in Belarus, but raised in Saint John.[[/note]]
->'''Most common stereotype:''' Fishermen, seasonal workers, call centre employees, and Alberta shift workers.
->'''Best way to insult a New Brunswicker/ un(e) Néo-Brunswickois(e):''' Mistake for Nova Scotia or refer to as "No Funswick." Also, depending on who you talk to, calling a New Brunswicker (of the Miramichi/Cassilis/Sunny Corner Areas) a Hillbilly or a Redneck will either earn you a slap/insult back or a high five and a "We sure damn are! The very best!" For French speakers, insist they speak English all the time or call them liars if they claim to be from New Brunswick instead of Quebec.
->'''Other useful info:''' The Bay of Fundy is home to the largest tides in the world.
->'''Geographic shape:''' Square



!!'''Prince Edward Island'''
->'''Capital and largest city:''' Charlottetown
->'''Other cities of note:''' Summerside, Cavendish
->'''Best known for:''' Anne of Green Gables, red mud, potatoes
->'''Population:''' 140,000. Very small (for a province--it's still 4.5 times larger than the largest Territory)
->'''Notable media set in PEI:''' ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' and associated spin-offs
->'''Famous Islanders:''' L.M. Montgomery, professional golfer Lorie Kane
->'''Most common stereotype:''' Friendly lobster fishermen and potato farmers, and that you can drive across the province in less than a day...which is actually possible, but you gotta go fast.
->'''Best way to insult an Islander:''' Insulting Anne will either earn you a handshake or a tongue lashing depending on who you talk to.
->'''Other useful info:''' The mud really is red. There's more iron in it for some reason. The island has some of the best beaches on the Canadian East Coast.
->'''Geographic shape:''' Resembles a jack-o-lantern's smile



!!'''New Brunswick'''
->'''Capital:''' Fredericton
->'''Largest city:''' Saint John
->'''Other cities of note:''' Moncton, Bathurst, Miramichi
->'''Best known for:''' Being called "Nouveau-Brunswick" in French; it is the only officially bilingual province, on which 33% of the population of the province identifies as Acadian, a Francophone ethnic group.[[note]]They're closely related to the [[RaginCajun Cajuns]]--Cajuns are descendants of Acadians who disliked the British takeover of Canada enough to leave/were ornery enough for the British make them leave/whom the British just decided they should leave for Louisiana; "Cajun" is derived from "Acadian", and to this day the traditionally Cajun regions of Louisiana are called "Acadiana".[[/note]] Nicknamed "No Funswick" by Nova Scotians who drive through it to party in Quebec.
->'''Relative population:''' 750,000. Very small (and shrinking fast).
->'''Notable media set in New Brunswick:''' ...it's got nothing.
->'''[[UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague CFL teams]]:''' None, though in 2010, 2011, and 2013, Moncton hosted one regular-season game. The CFL ended the Moncton experiment after 2013 due to declining attendance. Moncton offered to play host to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during stadium repairs in 2013, but the [=Ti-Cats=] chose instead to play eight of their nine home games in the much closer city of Guelph, with the other home game in Moncton. This kept New Brunswick from becoming the first Atlantic province to get a CFL team. Sort of (they almost brought the CFL once to Halifax in the 1980s).
->'''Famous people from New Brunswick:''' Donald Sutherland, Louis B. Mayer (one of the founders of Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer)[[note]] Born in Minsk, then in the Russian Empire and now in Belarus, but raised in Saint John.[[/note]]
->'''Most common stereotype:''' Fishermen, seasonal workers, call centre employees, and Alberta shift workers.
->'''Best way to insult a New Brunswicker/ un(e) Néo-Brunswickois(e):''' Mistake for Nova Scotia or refer to as "No Funswick." Also, depending on who you talk to, calling a New Brunswicker (of the Miramichi/Cassilis/Sunny Corner Areas) a Hillbilly or a Redneck will either earn you a slap/insult back or a high five and a "We sure damn are! The very best!" For French speakers, insist they speak English all the time or call them liars if they claim to be from New Brunswick instead of Quebec.
->'''Other useful info:''' The Bay of Fundy is home to the largest tides in the world.
->'''Geographic shape:''' Square

!!'''Prince Edward Island'''
->'''Capital and largest city:''' Charlottetown
->'''Other cities of note:''' Summerside, Cavendish
->'''Best known for:''' Anne of Green Gables, red mud, potatoes
->'''Population:''' 140,000. Very small (for a province--it's still 4.5 times larger than the largest Territory)
->'''Notable media set in PEI:''' ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' and associated spin-offs
->'''Famous Islanders:''' L.M. Montgomery, professional golfer Lorie Kane
->'''Most common stereotype:''' Friendly lobster fishermen and potato farmers, and that you can drive across the province in less than a day...which is actually possible, but you gotta go fast.
->'''Best way to insult an Islander:''' Insulting Anne will either earn you a handshake or a tongue lashing depending on who you talk to.
->'''Other useful info:''' The mud really is red. There's more iron in it for some reason. The island has some of the best beaches on the Canadian East Coast.
->'''Geographic shape:''' Resembles a jack-o-lantern's smile



!!'''Northwest Territories'''
->'''Capital:''' Yellowknife
->'''Other cities of note:''' Hay River (population: almost 4000)
->'''Best known for:''' The Mackenzie River, Great Slave Lake, Polar bear shaped license plates, COLD
->'''Population:''' 41,500. Tiny
->'''Notable media set in NWT:''' ''Series/ArcticAir'', ''Series/IceRoadTruckers'', ''Series/IcePilots''
->'''Famous NWT-ers:''' Margot Kidder
->'''Most common stereotype:''' Does anyone actually live there?
->'''Best way to insult a NWT-er:''' Why would you bother?
->'''Other useful info:''' It's the rump of the vast North-Western Territories, which at one point encompassed an area comparable in size to India--basically everything northwest of Ontario, with the exception of BC. Over the 19th and 20th centuries, Manitoba, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nunavut were all carved out of it (in approximately that order). The Yellowknife Tim Hortons is the busiest Tim Hortons in the country, in part due to it being the only coffee shop within a day's drive on the only trucking route that services all the mining operations in the North that are reachable by road. Similarly, the Hay River Ford dealership was the most profitable in North America for years until the mining companies started diversifying their fleet. Contains the (fictional) [[SantaClaus H-Zero-H-Zero-H-Zero]] postal code via the [[LifeImitatesArt real life location it's considered attached to]][[note]] [[YesVirginia if your kids ask]], thanks to modern pop culture you can tell them Santa [[{{UsefulNotes/Alaska}} has]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Finland}} multiple]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Spain}} forwarding]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Turkey}} addresses]] and [[{{UsefulNotes/Sinterklaas}} aliases]], and watch the questions disappear [[TakeAThirdOption regardless of location]][[/note]].
->'''Geographic shape:''' Mainland NWT is shaped like a slide.


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!!'''Northwest Territories'''
->'''Capital:''' Yellowknife
->'''Other cities of note:''' Hay River (population: almost 4000)
->'''Best known for:''' The Mackenzie River, Great Slave Lake, Polar bear shaped license plates, COLD
->'''Population:''' 41,500. Tiny
->'''Notable media set in NWT:''' ''Series/ArcticAir'', ''Series/IceRoadTruckers'', ''Series/IcePilots''
->'''Famous NWT-ers:''' Margot Kidder
->'''Most common stereotype:''' Does anyone actually live there?
->'''Best way to insult a NWT-er:''' Why would you bother?
->'''Other useful info:''' It's the rump of the vast North-Western Territories, which at one point encompassed an area comparable in size to India--basically everything northwest of Ontario, with the exception of BC. Over the 19th and 20th centuries, Manitoba, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nunavut were all carved out of it (in approximately that order). The Yellowknife Tim Hortons is the busiest Tim Hortons in the country, in part due to it being the only coffee shop within a day's drive on the only trucking route that services all the mining operations in the North that are reachable by road. Similarly, the Hay River Ford dealership was the most profitable in North America for years until the mining companies started diversifying their fleet. Contains the (fictional) [[SantaClaus H-Zero-H-Zero-H-Zero]] postal code via the [[LifeImitatesArt real life location it's considered attached to]][[note]] [[YesVirginia if your kids ask]], thanks to modern pop culture you can tell them Santa [[{{UsefulNotes/Alaska}} has]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Finland}} multiple]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Spain}} forwarding]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Turkey}} addresses]] and [[{{UsefulNotes/Sinterklaas}} aliases]], and watch the questions disappear [[TakeAThirdOption regardless of location]][[/note]].
->'''Geographic shape:''' Mainland NWT is shaped like a slide.
31st Aug '17 3:54:20 PM karstovich2
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->'''Famous Saskatchewaners (Saskatchewinners!):''' Brent Butt of ''Series/CornerGas'', Creator/KieferSutherland, Gordie Howe

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->'''Famous Saskatchewaners (Saskatchewinners!):''' Brent Butt of ''Series/CornerGas'', Creator/KieferSutherland, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Douglas Kiefer Sutherland's grandpa]] (who was premier of Saskatchewan for 20 years and more or less invented Canada's single-payer healthcare system; he was voted "Greatest Canadian" in a 2004 survey), Gordie Howe
31st Aug '17 3:38:00 PM karstovich2
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->'''[[NationalHockeyLeague NHL teams:]]''' Toronto Maple Leafs (you will never get tickets to a home game. Sorry) and the Ottawa Senators. There have been more than a couple of petitions to bring one of the bankrupt southern US teams to the hockey-hungry province (suggested cities included Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo region, Hamilton, London, and Mississauga, as well as simply putting an additional team in Toronto)[[note]]Statistical analyst and rabid hockey fan Nate Silver [[http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/31/why-cant-canada-win-the-stanley-cup/?_r=0 advocates for putting one in Hamilton and one in Toronto]].[[/note]] but all have been refused.

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->'''[[NationalHockeyLeague NHL teams:]]''' Toronto Maple Leafs (you will never get tickets to a home game. Sorry) and the Ottawa Senators. There have been more than a couple of petitions to bring one of the bankrupt southern US teams to the hockey-hungry province (suggested cities included Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo region, Hamilton, London, and Mississauga, as well as simply putting an additional team in Toronto)[[note]]Statistical analyst and rabid hockey fan (he's American, but more importantly he's from Michigan) Nate Silver [[http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/31/why-cant-canada-win-the-stanley-cup/?_r=0 advocates for putting one in Hamilton and one in Toronto]].[[/note]] but all have been refused.



->'''Famous Ontarians:''' Music/JustinBieber, Creator/PhilHartman, UsefulNotes/WayneGretzky, [[Series/HockeyNightInCanada Don Cherry]], Music/AlanisMorissette, Music/{{Rush}}, probably most of the other Canadians you've heard of

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->'''Famous Ontarians:''' Music/JustinBieber, Creator/PhilHartman, UsefulNotes/WayneGretzky, [[Series/HockeyNightInCanada Don Cherry]], Music/AlanisMorissette, Music/{{Rush}}, probably most of the other Canadians you've heard ofof (the anglophone ones anyway)



->'''[[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL teams:]]''' The Montreal Canadians/Canadiens (or "Habs") whose fans are known for rioting regardless of the actual outcome of the game. It is still a point of contention with the NHL commission that the Nordiques have not returned to Quebec City. Also known for their lengthy and heated rivalry with the Boston Bruins.

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->'''[[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL teams:]]''' The Montreal Canadians/Canadiens (or "Habs") whose fans are known for rioting regardless of the actual outcome of the game. It is still a point of contention with the NHL commission that the Nordiques have not returned to Quebec City. [[note]]Nate Silver, the analyst mentioned in the note on Ontario teams, also agrees that the Nordiques should be revived as part of the same proposal that adds a team in Toronto and one in Hamilton[[/note]] Also known for their lengthy and heated rivalry with the Boston Bruins.
31st Aug '17 3:30:44 PM karstovich2
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->'''Provincial capital and largest city:''' UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}

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->'''Provincial capital and largest city:''' UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}} (aka Hogtown)
9th Aug '17 6:43:08 PM Paratiri
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->'''Best known for:''' Mountains and ocean; Vancouver as the host of the [[http://www.consumer-vr.com CVR]] [[VirtualReality convention]] since 2016, setting of ''{{Series/Continuum}}'' and home of the long-shuttered Creator/MainframeEntertainment which produced ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', as well as the host of the 1986 World Exposition and birthplace/home of the "[[BurgerFool McBarge]]" floating fast food joint built for said Expo; Victoria as the home of Creator/GaslampGames which developed ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'' and ''VideoGame/ClockworkEmpires''Known throughout Canada for bursting into a giant ball of flame every summer.

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->'''Best known for:''' Mountains and ocean; Vancouver as the host of the [[http://www.consumer-vr.com CVR]] [[VirtualReality convention]] since 2016, setting of ''{{Series/Continuum}}'' and home of the long-shuttered Creator/MainframeEntertainment which produced ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', as well as the host of the 1986 World Exposition and birthplace/home of the "[[BurgerFool McBarge]]" floating fast food joint built for said Expo; Victoria as the home of Creator/GaslampGames which developed ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'' and ''VideoGame/ClockworkEmpires''Known ''VideoGame/ClockworkEmpires''. Known throughout Canada for bursting into a giant ball of flame every summer.
9th Aug '17 6:42:32 PM Paratiri
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->'''Best known for:''' Mountains and ocean; Vancouver as the host of the [[http://www.consumer-vr.com CVR]] [[VirtualReality convention]] since 2016, setting of ''{{Series/Continuum}}'' and home of the long-shuttered Creator/MainframeEntertainment which produced ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', as well as the host of the 1986 World Exposition and birthplace/home of the "[[BurgerFool McBarge]]" floating fast food joint built for said Expo; Victoria as the home of Creator/GaslampGames which developed ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'' and ''VideoGame/ClockworkEmpires''

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->'''Best known for:''' Mountains and ocean; Vancouver as the host of the [[http://www.consumer-vr.com CVR]] [[VirtualReality convention]] since 2016, setting of ''{{Series/Continuum}}'' and home of the long-shuttered Creator/MainframeEntertainment which produced ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', as well as the host of the 1986 World Exposition and birthplace/home of the "[[BurgerFool McBarge]]" floating fast food joint built for said Expo; Victoria as the home of Creator/GaslampGames which developed ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'' and ''VideoGame/ClockworkEmpires''''VideoGame/ClockworkEmpires''Known throughout Canada for bursting into a giant ball of flame every summer.
3rd Aug '17 9:43:31 AM sinesofinsanity
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->'''Notable media set in Newfoundland and Labrador:''' ''Series/RepublicOfDoyle''

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->'''Notable media set in Newfoundland and Labrador:''' ''Series/RepublicOfDoyle''''Series/RepublicOfDoyle'', Theatre/ComeFromAway
3rd Aug '17 1:34:07 AM SimYouLater
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->'''Notable media set in Yukon:''' ''Yukon Men'', ''Ice Pilots'', ''WesternAnimation/YvonOfTheYukon"

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->'''Notable media set in Yukon:''' ''Yukon Men'', ''Ice Pilots'', ''WesternAnimation/YvonOfTheYukon"''Series/YukonMen'', ''Series/IcePilots'', ''WesternAnimation/YvonOfTheYukon''
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->'''Notable media set in Yukon:''' ''Yukon Men'', ''Ice Pilots'', "Yvon of the Yukon"

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->'''Notable media set in Yukon:''' ''Yukon Men'', ''Ice Pilots'', "Yvon of the Yukon"''WesternAnimation/YvonOfTheYukon"
3rd Aug '17 1:31:13 AM SimYouLater
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->'''Other useful info:''' It's the rump of the vast North-Western Territories, which at one point encompassed an area comparable in size to India--basically everything northwest of Ontario, with the exception of BC. Over the 19th and 20th centuries, Manitoba, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nunavut were all carved out of it (in approximately that order). The Yellowknife Tim Hortons is the busiest Tim Hortons in the country, in part due to it being the only coffee shop within a day's drive on the only trucking route that services all the mining operations in the North that are reachable by road. Similarly, the Hay River Ford dealership was the most profitable in North America for years until the mining companies started diversifying their fleet. Contains the (fictional) [[SantaClaus H-Zero-H-Zero-H-Zero]] postal code via the [[LifeImitatesArt real life location it's considered attached to]][[notes]][[YesVirginia if your kids ask]], thanks to modern pop culture you can tell them Santa [[{{UsefulNotes/Alaska}} has]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Finland}} multiple]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Spain}} forwarding]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Turkey}} addresses]] and [[{{UsefulNotes/Sinterklaas}} aliases]], and watch the questions disappear [[TakeAThirdOption regardless of location]][[/notes]].

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->'''Other useful info:''' It's the rump of the vast North-Western Territories, which at one point encompassed an area comparable in size to India--basically everything northwest of Ontario, with the exception of BC. Over the 19th and 20th centuries, Manitoba, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nunavut were all carved out of it (in approximately that order). The Yellowknife Tim Hortons is the busiest Tim Hortons in the country, in part due to it being the only coffee shop within a day's drive on the only trucking route that services all the mining operations in the North that are reachable by road. Similarly, the Hay River Ford dealership was the most profitable in North America for years until the mining companies started diversifying their fleet. Contains the (fictional) [[SantaClaus H-Zero-H-Zero-H-Zero]] postal code via the [[LifeImitatesArt real life location it's considered attached to]][[notes]][[YesVirginia to]][[note]] [[YesVirginia if your kids ask]], thanks to modern pop culture you can tell them Santa [[{{UsefulNotes/Alaska}} has]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Finland}} multiple]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Spain}} forwarding]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Turkey}} addresses]] and [[{{UsefulNotes/Sinterklaas}} aliases]], and watch the questions disappear [[TakeAThirdOption regardless of location]][[/notes]].location]][[/note]].
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