McNab/Braeside

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McNab/Braeside
Township (lower-tier)
Township of McNab/Braeside
Countryside near Braeside
Countryside near Braeside
Motto: "Fair Is The Land, Strong The People"
McNab/Braeside is located in Ontario
McNab/Braeside
McNab/
Braeside
Coordinates: 45°27′N 76°30′W / 45.450°N 76.500°W / 45.450; -76.500Coordinates: 45°27′N 76°30′W / 45.450°N 76.500°W / 45.450; -76.500
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Renfrew
Incorporation January 1, 1998 (1998-01-01)
Government
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Tom Peckett
Area[1]
 • Land 255.74 km2 (98.74 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 7,371
 • Density 28.8/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 613, 343
Website www.mcnabbraeside.com
Burnstown along the Madawaska River.

McNab/Braeside is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, on the south shore of Chats Lake (part of the Ottawa River), straddling the lower Madawaska River in Renfrew County.

The township was created on January 1, 1998, when the Village of Braeside amalgamated with McNab Township.

Mayor Tom Peckett was elected in October 2014.[2]

History[edit]

McNab township was created in 1825, comprising roughly 80,000 acres of unsettled land, covering the current Town of Arnprior and Township of McNab/Braeside. It was granted by the government ("Family Compact") to Archibald 13th Laird of McNab (1779-1860), who had fled from his debts in Scotland. He promised to settle it with Highland clansmen, and the first group of eighty-four settlers arrived the same year, 1825. McNab ruled with an iron fist over the Scottish settlers. Only after eighteen years of petitions, court battles, and appeals was his grip loosened when the government finally began issuing Crown grants to the settlers. His feudal powers removed, the Laird eventually sold his lands to the government and returned to Europe in 1852, never to return.

Communities[edit]

  • Braeside
  • Burnstown
  • Clay Bank
  • Clay Valley
  • Dewars
  • Glasgow Station
  • Goshen
  • Lochwinnoch
  • Lundys Corners
  • Pinegrove
  • Sand Point
  • Stewartville
  • Waba
  • White Lake

Mayors[edit]

  • Tom Peckett (2014– )[2]
  • Mary M. Campbell (2006–2014)[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[1][4][5][6]

  • Population in 2011: 7371
  • Population in 2006: 7222
  • Population in 2001: 6843
  • Population in 1996:
    • McNab (township): 5765
    • Braeside (village): 715
  • Population in 1991:
    • McNab (township): 5464
    • Braeside (village): 562

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "McNab/Braeside census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. ^ a b c Carter, John (2014-10-27). "McNab-Braeside council ousted". Arnprior Chronicle-Guide. Retrieved 2015-02-15. 
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  4. ^ a b "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  5. ^ a b "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996 census