Hornepayne

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Hornepayne
Township
Hornepayne ON 2.JPG
Hornepayne is located in Ontario
Hornepayne
Hornepayne
Coordinates: 49°13′N 84°47′W / 49.217°N 84.783°W / 49.217; -84.783Coordinates: 49°13′N 84°47′W / 49.217°N 84.783°W / 49.217; -84.783
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Algoma
Established 1915
Incorporated 1927
Government
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Morley Forster
 • Federal riding Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing
 • Prov. riding Algoma—Manitoulin
Area[1]
 • Land 204.52 km2 (78.97 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,050
 • Density 5.1/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code P0M
Area code(s) 807
Website [www.hornepayne.com/township.html/ www.hornepayne.com/township.html]

Hornepayne is a township of 1050 people (Canada 2011 Census) located in the Algoma District of Ontario, Canada. The town was originally established in 1915 as Fitzback when the Canadian Northern Railway's transcontinental line was built through the area. It was renamed Hornepayne in 1920 after British financier Robert Horne-Payne. The municipality is currently incorporated as Wicksteed Township, after the geographic township in which Hornepayne is located.

Demographics[edit]

Population:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 1050
  • Population in 2006: 1209
  • Population in 2001: 1362
  • Population in 1996: 1480
  • Population in 1991: 1610

Mother tongue:[3]

  • English as first language: 78.3%
  • French as first language: 16.3%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 5.4%

Economy[edit]

Hornepayne serves as a railway divisional point on the main Canadian National Railway line. The forestry industry (by way of Haavaldsrud's Timber Company[6]) is the major employer to the local economy. Hunting and fishing related tourism in the area (particularly just north of the town in nearby Nagagami Lake Provincial Park) is served by several small companies.[7][8][9]

The township of Hornepayne has been the proposed site of a low level nuclear waste storage facility for some time. The town's community liaison group chose to withdraw from this development in the early '90s,[10] but as of May 2010 the township is still being considered for nuclear waste management/storage.[11]

The Hallmark Centre in Hornepayne: built in 1980 and opened in 1982. It was a home to a variety of stores and businesses, a hotel, the post office, apartments, highschool, town pool and gym. It was closed in 2011 as it was no longer economically viable.

Transportation[edit]

Hornepayne was served by the Hornepayne Municipal Airport and the Hornepayne railway station which is a stop for Via Rail's transcontinental train The Canadian.

The CN rail yard; the old station in the background is no longer in use and fallen in disrepair.
Passengers milling around the train at the station stop in Hornepayne.

Popular culture[edit]

  • Retired ice hockey player Mike McEwen was born in Hornepayne.
  • Retired ice hockey player Goldie Goldthorpe, (who served as the inspiration for Ogie Ogilthorpe in the 1977 film Slap Shot) was born in Hornepayne.
  • Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations for NHL Kris King, was raised in Hornepayne.
  • Gordon Lightfoot's song On the High Seas mentions Hornepayne with the following lyric "Was it up in Hornepayne, where the trains run on time?"
  • Hornepayne was featured on an episode of "Survivorman" with Les Stroud and a slew of NHL hockey players.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Hornepayne, Ontario
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
12.7
(54.9)
18.8
(65.8)
28.8
(83.8)
33
(91)
37.2
(99)
37.2
(99)
34.4
(93.9)
31.7
(89.1)
31.7
(89.1)
18
(64)
12.5
(54.5)
37.2
(99)
Average high °C (°F) −12
(10)
−9
(16)
−2
(28)
6
(43)
14
(57)
20
(68)
23
(73)
21
(70)
15
(59)
8
(46)
0
(32)
−9.4
(15.1)
6
(43)
Daily mean °C (°F) −19
(−2)
−16
(3)
−9
(16)
0
(32)
7
(45)
13
(55)
15
(59)
15
(59)
9
(48)
3
(37)
−5
(23)
−15
(5)
−4
(25)
Average low °C (°F) −26
(−15)
−24
(−11)
−17
(1)
−6
(21)
0
(32)
5
(41)
8
(46)
6
(43)
2
(36)
−1
(30)
−9
(16)
−20
(−4)
−6
(21)
Record low °C (°F) −49.4
(−56.9)
−52.2
(−62)
−43.9
(−47)
−37.2
(−35)
−15
(5)
−12.2
(10)
−9.4
(15.1)
−7.2
(19)
−12.2
(10)
−27.2
(−17)
−40
(−40)
−52.2
(−62)
−52.2
(−62)
Precipitation mm (inches) 48
(1.89)
37
(1.46)
40
(1.57)
39
(1.54)
59
(2.32)
59
(2.32)
68
(2.68)
70
(2.76)
77
(3.03)
59
(2.32)
56
(2.2)
46
(1.81)
675
(26.57)
Source #1: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/caon0312 />
Source #2: Weatherbase [12]

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