Riverview, New Brunswick

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Riverview
Town
Riverview, New Brunswick Location.png
Motto: A Great Place To Grow
Riverview is located in New Brunswick
Riverview
Riverview
Location of Riverview in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46°03′41″N 64°48′19″W / 46.06125°N 64.80517°W / 46.06125; -64.80517Coordinates: 46°03′41″N 64°48′19″W / 46.06125°N 64.80517°W / 46.06125; -64.80517
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
County Albert County
Parish Coverdale Parish
Founded 1733
Incorporated

July 9, 1973[1]

employee = 700
Government
 • MP's Robert Goguen & Rob Moore
 • Mayor Ann Seamans
 • Governing Body Riverview Town Council
 • MLA's Ralph Bruce Fitch
Area
 • Total 33.88 km2 (13.08 sq mi)
Elevation Sea level to 9 m (0 - 30 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 19,128
 • Density 564.6/km2 (1,462/sq mi)
Time zone Atlantic Standard Time (-4)
Area code(s) 506
Telephone Exchange 386
NTS Map 021I02
GNBC Code DBBTG
Highway Route 114
Waterways Petitcodiac River, Lake Petitcodiac, Mill Creek, Turtle Creek
Website TownOfRiverview.ca

Riverview is a Canadian town in Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada. Riverview is located on the south side of the Petitcodiac River, across from the larger cities of Moncton (pop. 69,074) and Dieppe (pop. 23,310). Riverview has an area of 34 square kilometres (13 sq mi), and a population density of 564.6 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,462 /sq mi). Riverview's slogan is "A Great Place To Grow".

History[edit]

Riverview first became a permanent settlement when settlers from Yorkshire, England, settled there in 1733. The Town of Riverview was formed on July 9, 1973 with the amalgamation of the three villages of Bridgedale, Gunningsville and Riverview Heights. Harold Findlay became the first Mayor and seven Councillors were elected at-large to serve a population of 14,177. Since that time, Riverview has grown to include almost 19,130 residents represented by four ward Councillors and three Councillors at Large.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Riverview's linguistic majority is English, with 90.6% speaking English as a first language and only 7.8% speaking French as a first language.[2] The adjacent cities of Moncton and Dieppe are about 32% and 73% Francophone respectively and have benefited from an ongoing rural depopulation of the Acadian Peninsula and areas in northern and eastern New Brunswick.[2] About 27% of the town population is bilingual and understands both English and French.[2]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1981 14,907 —    
1986 15,638 +4.9%
1991 16,270 +4.0%
1996 16,653 +2.4%
2001 17,010 +2.1%
2006 17,832 +4.8%
2011 19,128 +7.3%

Neighbourhoods[edit]

Riverview is made up of 6 main neighbourhoods, each with several smaller subdivisions:

  • West Riverview
  • Riverview Heights
  • Findlay South
  • Gunningsville
  • Point Park
  • Bridgedale

Emergency services[edit]

The town is served by Ambulance New Brunswick, Riverview Fire & Rescue,[3] and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Hospital Services are located in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Sports[edit]

Facilities[edit]

See Moncton Sport Facilities

Events[edit]

See List of events in Greater Moncton

Urban parks[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

Riverview Fire Station

Media[edit]

See Media in Greater Moncton

Transportation[edit]

See Greater Moncton Transportation

Education[edit]

There are currently seven schools in Riverview, including one high school, one middle school, and five elementary schools. In December 2011, it was officially announced that a new K-8 school would be constructed in East Riverview that is expected to open for the 2013 school year.[11]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Riverview
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high Humidex 18.2 15.8 17.5 25.8 37.6 40.6 43.5 44.5 38.9 31.2 28.2 20.3 44.5
Record high °C (°F) 16.1
(61)
15.3
(59.5)
29
(84)
28.3
(82.9)
34.2
(93.6)
34.4
(93.9)
35.6
(96.1)
37.2
(99)
33.3
(91.9)
26.1
(79)
22.9
(73.2)
17.8
(64)
37.2
(99)
Average high °C (°F) −3.6
(25.5)
−2.7
(27.1)
2.0
(35.6)
8.0
(46.4)
15.9
(60.6)
21.3
(70.3)
24.5
(76.1)
23.8
(74.8)
18.8
(65.8)
12.4
(54.3)
5.6
(42.1)
−0.7
(30.7)
10.4
(50.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −8.9
(16)
−8
(18)
−2.9
(26.8)
3.2
(37.8)
9.9
(49.8)
15.1
(59.2)
18.6
(65.5)
17.9
(64.2)
13.0
(55.4)
7.1
(44.8)
1.4
(34.5)
−5.5
(22.1)
5.1
(41.2)
Average low °C (°F) −14.3
(6.3)
−13.2
(8.2)
−7.8
(18)
−1.7
(28.9)
3.9
(39)
8.9
(48)
12.6
(54.7)
12.0
(53.6)
7.2
(45)
1.8
(35.2)
−2.9
(26.8)
−10.3
(13.5)
−0.3
(31.5)
Record low °C (°F) −32.2
(−26)
−31.7
(−25.1)
−27.4
(−17.3)
−16.1
(3)
−6.1
(21)
−2.1
(28.2)
1.2
(34.2)
0.6
(33.1)
−3.3
(26.1)
−10
(14)
−17.4
(0.7)
−29
(−20)
−32.2
(−26)
Wind chill −49.4 −46.0 −39.3 −27.7 −12.6 −5.0 −3.2 −2.5 −9.0 −14.7 −27.1 −43.5 −49.4
Precipitation mm (inches) 119.2
(4.693)
92.9
(3.657)
123.6
(4.866)
99.3
(3.909)
97.1
(3.823)
91.5
(3.602)
103.3
(4.067)
79.5
(3.13)
92.7
(3.65)
103.8
(4.087)
104.5
(4.114)
115.8
(4.559)
1,223.2
(48.157)
Rainfall mm (inches) 41.5
(1.634)
26.8
(1.055)
45.9
(1.807)
57.2
(2.252)
91.5
(3.602)
91.5
(3.602)
103.3
(4.067)
79.5
(3.13)
92.7
(3.65)
99.5
(3.917)
81.1
(3.193)
54.9
(2.161)
865.4
(34.071)
Snowfall cm (inches) 80.1
(31.54)
68.1
(26.81)
70.8
(27.87)
35.8
(14.09)
4.5
(1.77)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3.4
(1.34)
21.7
(8.54)
65.6
(25.83)
349.9
(137.76)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 16.6 13.8 15.3 15.5 15.1 14.3 13.7 11.8 12.2 13.5 15.6 17.1 174.5
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 6.4 4.8 7.7 11.8 14.7 14.3 13.7 11.8 12.2 13.1 12.6 7.9 131.1
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 13.5 11.8 11.1 7.3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.86 5.7 12.6 63.9
 % humidity 79.6 79.4 82.2 86.2 87.3 89.9 91.4 93.0 93.3 89.5 86.8 83.5 86.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 115.1 124.4 139.2 158.2 204.9 228.9 248.4 243.8 167.4 142.3 102.8 95.3 1,970.6
Source: Environment Canada[18]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • A History of the Town, Riverview: Amalgamating Bridgedale, Gunningsville, Riverview Heights, Hantsport: Lancelot Press, 1986.

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