St. Albert, Ontario

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St. Albert and bridge over the South Nation River

St. Albert is a small town in The Nation Township in Eastern Ontario, Canada. It is located on the South Nation River, 10 km southwest of Casselman and 17 km southeast of Embrun.

St. Albert has a few streets, along with a community centre, a church, a primary school, a woodshop, a hardware shop. It also has two old age residences. The village is surrounded by lots of farmland. The town is known in particular for the St. Albert brand of cheese, made by the local cheese factory. It also hosts an annual Curd Festival. The cheddar cheese curd has won many awards in various competitions. St-Albert is looking to expand its population with a new street opening soon, giving homeowners a choice of single family homes, duplexes and an apartment building.

On February 3, 2013, a fire destroyed the St. Albert Cheese Factory, leaving 125 factory workers and 50 producers (roughly one fifth of the town’s population) unemployed for the foreseeable future. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The damage was estimated to be $25 million, though no one was injured. The NHL's Ottawa Senators donated a pair of tickets to a future game to each employee affected by the fire on behalf of player André Benoit, who worked at the factory as a teenager. [1]

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  1. ^ "Sens, Benoit lend a hand". Ottawa Senators. 2013-09-02. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  2. ^ St. Albert Cheese Factory destroyed by fire, The Cornwall Daily, 2013-03-12.
  3. ^ St. Albert Cheese Factory, Ottawa Citizen, 2013-03-12.
  4. ^ Cheese buyers scrambling after St. Albert Factory fire, CBC News, 2013-03-12.
  5. ^ St. Albert Cheese Curd shortage, CTV News, 2013-03-12.
  6. ^ Famed Ontario diary factory - known for poutine-topping cheese curds - gutted by fire, National Post, 2013-03-12.
  7. ^ Factory Fire means poutine lovers facing withdrawal, The Globe and Mail, 2013-03-12.

Coordinates: 45°15′18″N 75°07′20″W / 45.25500°N 75.12222°W / 45.25500; -75.12222

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