Kedgwick, New Brunswick

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Kedgwick
Rural community
Official seal of Kedgwick
Seal
Motto: "Soutiens Par Ta Richesse Leur Courage"
Kedgwick is located in New Brunswick
Kedgwick
Kedgwick
Location within New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 47°39′N 67°20′W / 47.65°N 67.34°W / 47.65; -67.34
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
County Restigouche
Parish Grimmer
Village Status 1966
Rural Community 2011
Electoral Districts  
Federal

Madawaska—Restigouche
Provincial Restigouche-La-Vallée
Government[1]
 • Type Kedgwick Village Council
 • Mayor Jean-Paul Savoie
 • Councillors
Area[2]
 • Total 4.28 km2 (1.65 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 993
 • Density 232.2/km2 (601/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 13.4%
 • Dwellings 483
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Postal code(s) E8B
Area code(s) 506
Highways
Route 17

Route 260

Kedgwick is a Canadian rural community in Restigouche County, New Brunswick.[3] Kedgwick was reincorporated as a rural community in 2011 when it merged with the surrounding parish of Grimmer.

Geography[edit]

Located in the Appalachian Mountains in the western part of the county, Kedgwick is approximately 75 kilometres southwest of Campbellton and 15 kilometres east of the Restigouche River along Route 17.

Being surrounded by woods, Kedgwick is spectacular during the Fall season. Every autumn the population celebrates it with the "Festival d'Automne" (Fall fest).[4]

History[edit]

On July 1, 2012, the village and the Local Service District of Grimmer merged to form the Rural Community of Kedgwick.[5] This follows a plebiscite on 3 October 2011 that approved the proposed amalgamation.[6]

Forestry is the major industry in the area.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Kedgwick
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −9.3
(15.3)
−6.8
(19.8)
0.1
(32.2)
6.8
(44.2)
15.4
(59.7)
20.8
(69.4)
23.4
(74.1)
22.3
(72.1)
16.7
(62.1)
9.2
(48.6)
1.3
(34.3)
−6
(21)
7.83
(46.07)
Average low °C (°F) −20.4
(−4.7)
−19.1
(−2.4)
−11.9
(10.6)
−4
(24.8)
1.9
(35.4)
7.3
(45.1)
10.3
(50.5)
8.8
(47.8)
3.7
(38.7)
−0.9
(30.4)
−6.6
(20.1)
−16.2
(2.8)
−3.93
(24.93)
Precipitation mm (inches) 71
(2.8)
56
(2.2)
64
(2.5)
66
(2.6)
81
(3.2)
97
(3.8)
124
(4.9)
104
(4.1)
89
(3.5)
86
(3.4)
79
(3.1)
84
(3.3)
1,001
(39.4)
Source: Weatherbase [10]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of New Brunswick website: Kedgwick
  2. ^ a b 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Kedgwick, New Brunswick
  3. ^ New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Kedgwick
  4. ^ Festival d'Automne
  5. ^ "Rural Community of Kedgwick Regulation - Municipalities Act". Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  6. ^ "Results of Oct. 3 plebiscite released". Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  7. ^ Kedgwick Forestry Museum
  8. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  9. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Kedgwick, New Brunswick
  10. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Kedgwick, New Brunswick". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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Coordinates: 47°38′44″N 67°20′35″W / 47.64556°N 67.34306°W / 47.64556; -67.34306 (Kedgwick)