Dawson, Ontario

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Dawson
Township
Township office of Dawson in Rainy River
Township office of Dawson in Rainy River
Dawson is located in Ontario
Dawson
Dawson
Coordinates: 48°45′N 94°29′W / 48.750°N 94.483°W / 48.750; -94.483Coordinates: 48°45′N 94°29′W / 48.750°N 94.483°W / 48.750; -94.483
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Rainy River
Formed 1 January 1997
Government
 • Federal riding Thunder Bay—Rainy River
 • Prov. riding Kenora—Rainy River
Area[1]
 • Land 338.35 km2 (130.64 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 335 m (1,099 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 563
 • Density 1.7/km2 (4/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal Code FSA P0W 1L0
Area code(s) 807

Dawson is a township located in Rainy River District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. The township is located at the mouth of the Rainy River where it flows into Lake of the Woods.

The township was formed on 1 January 1997, when the former incorporated townships of Atwood, Blue, Dilke, and Worthington were amalgamated.

Communities[edit]

The primary communities in the township are Blue, McGinnis Creek, Pinewood and Sleeman.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 563
  • Population in 2006: 620
  • Population in 2001: 613
  • Population in 1996: 631
    • Atwood (township): 273
    • Blue (township): 100
    • Dilke (township): 153
    • Worthington (township): 105
  • Population in 1991:
    • Atwood (township): 294
    • Blue (township): 95
    • Dilke (township): 163
    • Worthington (township): 110

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Sleeman
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7
(45)
11
(52)
16.5
(61.7)
31.5
(88.7)
32.5
(90.5)
33.5
(92.3)
35
(95)
34.5
(94.1)
34.4
(93.9)
26.7
(80.1)
22.2
(72)
9
(48)
35
(95)
Average high °C (°F) −11.4
(11.5)
−7
(19)
0.3
(32.5)
10.5
(50.9)
18.8
(65.8)
22.3
(72.1)
25
(77)
23.4
(74.1)
17.3
(63.1)
10.5
(50.9)
−0.2
(31.6)
−8.9
(16)
8.4
(47.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −17.2
(1)
−13.2
(8.2)
−5.6
(21.9)
4.1
(39.4)
11.8
(53.2)
16.2
(61.2)
19
(66)
17.4
(63.3)
11.8
(53.2)
5.7
(42.3)
−4.1
(24.6)
−14
(7)
2.7
(36.9)
Average low °C (°F) −22.9
(−9.2)
−19.3
(−2.7)
−11.4
(11.5)
−2.2
(28)
4.8
(40.6)
9.9
(49.8)
12.9
(55.2)
11.4
(52.5)
6.3
(43.3)
0.8
(33.4)
−8
(18)
−19.1
(−2.4)
−3.1
(26.4)
Record low °C (°F) −44
(−47)
−41
(−42)
−37.5
(−35.5)
−27.8
(−18)
−8
(18)
−2
(28)
1.1
(34)
−1.7
(28.9)
−6
(21)
−17
(1)
−39
(−38)
−43
(−45)
−44
(−47)
Precipitation mm (inches) 27.9
(1.098)
21.6
(0.85)
30.1
(1.185)
37.9
(1.492)
60.4
(2.378)
107.5
(4.232)
86.4
(3.402)
90.5
(3.563)
69.3
(2.728)
57.7
(2.272)
37.2
(1.465)
23.5
(0.925)
650
(25.59)
Source: Environment Canada[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dawson census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  2. ^ a b Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 2011-05-05
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census