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OUR PROVINCE

ONTARIO

BY MARK AND STEFAN

 

Ontario is our province. Ontario became a Canadian province on July 1,1867.  The capital of Ontario is Toronto.

 

Ottawa is the capital of Canada. All provinces have a provincial flower. Ontario`s provincial flower is the White Trillium. There are a lot of people living in Ontario. There are about 10, 084, 885 people living in Ontario.

 

There are 5 great lakes surrounding Ontario. The lakes are Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan, and Lake Erie. They spell a word; the word is HOMES. Hudson Bay and James Bay are located on the north border of Ontario. The United States is to the south of Ontario. Manitoba is to the west of Ontario and Quebec is to the east of Ontario.

 

There are more than 250, 000 lakes and riversin Ontario. Ontario has fresh water and saltwater. Southern Ontario has fertile farmland. Ontario has many forests. This is one of it's industries.

OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ONTARIO

The size of Ontario is 1,068,580 sq. km. Ontario`s animals are Moose, Caribou, White- tailed deer, Black bear, Beavers, Mink, Muskrats, Otters, Raccoons, Rabbits, Porcupines, Snowshoe hares, Loons, Ducks, Geese, Brook, Trout, Lake Trout, pickerel, Pike and Whitefish

Our provincial flower, the White Trillium blooms during the spring time. Although northern Ontario is huge, only 10% of Ontarians call it home. Eric is a nickel miner in the city of Sudbury, where Canada`s largest nickel deposit are found. Each day, along with other miners, Eric rides an elevator called a cage deep below the ground. 

Ontario means "beautiful lake" in an Iroquois language, and that`s a good name for a province with 250,000 lakes. It is Canada`s second largest province and has the largest population. 

Ninety percent of Ontario`s people live to the southern part of the province, which is also home to most of Ontario`s agriclture and manufacturing industry. Northern Ontario , with 90 pecent of the provinces land area, is rich in forests. Two-thirds of Ontario is covered by the canadian shield, an area rich in precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum and other metals such as nickel and copper. 

Four of the five great lakes make up the largest body of fresh water on the planet Earth. The great lakes-St.Lawrance lowland contains much of Ontario`s best farmland, which grows most of Canada`s fruit and vegetables.

THE ONTARIO SONG

GIVE US A PLACE TO STAND

AND A PLACE TO GROW

CALL THAT LAND ONTARIO

A PLACE TO STAND

A PLACE TO GROW

ONTARI-ARI-ARI-O.

 


PHOTO GALLERY

 
ONTARIO`S COAT OF ARMS
CANADIAN FLAG
ONTARIO` S FLAG

The Beaver

A cottage in Ontario

A map of Ontario

Parliament buildings

Niagra falls
 

Close-up of Ontario

 

The Loon

 

Trillium - Provincial Flower
Photo D. Schlichting

 

 

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