Laurentian Hills

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Laurentian Hills
Town (lower-tier)
Town of Laurentian Hills
Municipal offices in Point Alexander
Municipal offices in Point Alexander
Laurentian Hills is located in Southern Ontario
Laurentian Hills
Laurentian Hills
Coordinates: 46°08′N 77°33′W / 46.133°N 77.550°W / 46.133; -77.550Coordinates: 46°08′N 77°33′W / 46.133°N 77.550°W / 46.133; -77.550
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Renfrew
Established January 1, 2000
Government
 • Mayor John Reinwald
 • Federal riding Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke
 • Prov. riding Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke
Area[1]
 • Land 640.48 km2 (247.29 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,811
 • Density 4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code K0J 1J0
Area code(s) 613
Website www.laurentianhills.ca
Main Street in Chalk River.

Laurentian Hills is a municipality in Eastern Ontario, Canada, on the Ottawa River in Renfrew County. It surrounds (by land) Deep River on the Ontario side of the river. The town is home to the Nuclear Power Demonstration. The municipality was formed on January 1, 2000, when the United Townships of Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay and the Village of Chalk River were merged.[2]

Communities[edit]

The town comprises the communities of Chalk River, Meilleurs Bay, Moor Lake, Point Alexander, Rolphton, and Wylie.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census:[1]

  • Population: 2,811
  • % Change (2006–2011): 0.8
  • Dwellings: 1,264
  • Area (km².): 640.48
  • Density (persons per km².): 4.4

Population trend:[3]

  • Population in 2011: 2811
  • Population in 2006: 2789
  • Population in 2001: 2750
  • Population in 1996:
    • Chalk River: 974
    • Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay: 1810
  • Population in 1991:
    • Chalk River: 874
    • Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay: 1656

Trivia[edit]

An Ontario Historical Plaque in front of the School House Museum was erected by the province to commemorate the role of Steamboating on the Upper Ottawa in Ontario's heritage.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mercer, Jennifer. "Staying the Run: A History of Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay Townships."
  1. ^ a b c "Laurentian Hills census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Municipal Profiles". County of Renfrew. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  4. ^ Ontario Plaque

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