CHETWYND  () , district municipality, pop 2,633 (2006), on the HART HWY in the Pine R Valley, 310 km north of PRINCE GEORGE, was known as Little Prairie by the first settlers who arrived in 1912. Development really began in the 1950s with the arrival of BC RAIL (then the Pacific Great Eastern Rwy) and the community was renamed after SOCIAL CREDIT Minister of Railways Ralph Chetwynd. It incorporated as a village in 1962 and as a district...

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