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  • n  a region in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in 1896 but exhausted by 1910
  • n  a form of solitaire that begins with seven piles of cards with the top cards facing up; descending sequences of cards of alternating colors are built on these piles; as aces become available they are placed above the seven piles; the object is to build sequences in suit from ace to king as the remaining cards are dealt out one at a time
Quotes

  • Achim Steiner in BBC News
    Just as thousands were drawn to California and the Klondike in the late 1800s, the green energy gold rush is attracting legions of modern day prospectors in all parts of the globe,said UNEP head Achim Steiner, who is also a UN Under-Secretary...
  • Michael Ignatieff in The Gazette (Montreal)
    The sewage, the schools, the roads: We're operating this like it's the Klondike,Ignatieff said during a lunchtime speech to the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. "But it's not the Klondike. We'll be up there for a century or more."
  • Mark Burnett in Vancouver Sun
    The Yukon would be great,Burnett said. "The gold rush locations, Klondike. British Columbia is where I shot one my very first Eco-Challenges. I love the Whistler area, those mountains. I would never say never."

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