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Coronation Gulf: Canada Over the Edge (Season 4)

This title is a part of the series Canada Over the Edge (Season 4)

Catalogue Number:  BAM185
Producer:  Blue Ant Media
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Social Studies, Travel
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2015
Running Time:  52:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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