Black River-Matheson

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Black River-Matheson
Township (single-tier)
Township of Black River-Matheson
The Vernon L. Miller Memorial Bridge taking Highway 101 across the Black River into Matheson
The Vernon L. Miller Memorial Bridge taking Highway 101 across the Black River into Matheson
Black River-Matheson is located in Ontario
Black River-Matheson
Black River-Matheson
Coordinates: 48°32′N 80°28′W / 48.533°N 80.467°W / 48.533; -80.467Coordinates: 48°32′N 80°28′W / 48.533°N 80.467°W / 48.533; -80.467
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Cochrane
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Garry Edwards
 • Governing Body Black River-Matheson Township Council
 • MP Charlie Angus (NDP)
 • MPP John Vanthof (NDP)
 • Land 1,163.41 km2 (449.20 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,410
 • Density 2.1/km2 (5/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code FSA P0K
Area code(s) 705

Black River-Matheson is a township in the Cochrane District of the Canadian province of Ontario. The municipality is astride the Black River, for which it is partly named. The Matheson railway station was serviced by the Northlander until 2012.

Mining, forestry and farming are some of the principal industries in the area, augmented by outdoor tourism in the summer, such as fishing and hunting. There are three elementary schools within the municipality.


The communities in the township are Holtyre, Matheson, Ramore, Shillington, Val-Gagné and Wavell. The main community of Matheson is located at the intersection of highways 11 and 101.


Population trend:[1][2][3][4]

  • Population in 2011: 2410
  • Population in 2006: 2619
  • Population in 2001: 2912 (or 2886 when adjusted for 2006 boundaries)
  • Population in 1996: 3220
  • Population in 1991: 3451

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  1. ^ a b c d "Black River-Matheson census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  2. ^ a b "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  3. ^ a b "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada 1996 Census - Community Highlights for Black River-Matheson
  5. ^ "BRIGHTWELL, A.H. Harry, D.V.M.". Library of Parliament. Retrieved March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bob Lomer McCord". Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved March 2014. 

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