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Borders[edit]

Ontario shares two small land borders (and a long water border) with Nunavut. The land border can be seen here: https://www.google.ca/maps/@53.0645394,-82.2560075,14z — Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.245.198.254 (talk) 15:41, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

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International boundary[edit]

I changed "all but a small part of Ontario's 2,700 km (1,678 mi) border with the United States follows inland waterways" to remove "but a small part" to leave "all of Ontario's 2,700 km (1,678 mi) border with the United States follows inland waterways". If you know of any land in that border, please post its location here, and revert the article. Thanks, Nick Beeson (talk) 13:54, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Population year in infobox[edit]

Two editors have added 2016 population data to the infobox, here and here. I reverted, but it was reverted back.

  • WP:CCSG states: "Demographics - Use Canada 2011 Census data where available".
  • WP:USCITIES (the American equivalent) states "Do NOT include population projections past present time per WP:CRYSTAL".
  • Template:Infobox settlement states at the "population_total" perimeter: "the year for the population total (usually a census year)".
  • Template:Infobox province or territory of Canada (the infobox used on this article) only offers a perimeter for "PopulationYear"; there is no perimeter for estimated population.
  • Quebec uses a population year ("PopulationYear=) of 2014, while Manitoba uses a population year of 2011.

Also, both editors added 2016 demographic data using a source retrieved on August 13, 2015. Thank you for your input on these edits. Magnolia677 (talk) 22:33, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

The same page gets auto updated by Stats Can so the accessdate went unnoticed, changed to reflect today's date. Why should we use outdated info if current reliable info exists? If we have current info cited reliably, there shouldn't be a problem. Vaselineeeeeeee (talk) 22:45, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
WP:CANPOP states "the population figure and demographics from the last official Statistics Canada census is the principal definitive source for population data in articles." The longstanding implementation of this is the latest federal census population is presented in the infobox and the body of the article, and referenced population estimates can be included in the article in addition to the latest federal census population. Estimates cannot replace the latest federal census population. If the infobox allows, a second population can be added so long as the latest federal census population remains. This has been done successfully for some municipality articles. I'll explore for this infobox and be inspecting all other province and territory articles for other contraventions of CANPOP so that everything is consistent once again. Hwy43 (talk) 01:01, 20 March 2016 (UTC)
Update: only two articles were compromised. This one and Quebec. Further, I looked into Template:Infobox province or territory of Canada. No second set of population parameters for secondary population estimates. If Template:Infobox settlement can have multiple sets of population parameters, I don't see why we can't have a second one for this infobox for StatCan intercensal population estimates. I'll ask at Template talk:Infobox province or territory of Canada. Hwy43 (talk) 01:21, 20 March 2016 (UTC)
Update #2: Implemented at the template's sandox which successfully outputs as the following here. Awaiting someone with the appropriate editing privileges to transfer to the live template. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 02:17, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
Update #3: An editor with the appropriate editing privileges has now completed the request. Vaselineeeeeeee (talk) 02:36, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
Yep, by good ol' Good Olfactory! And since implemented across all 13 affected articles. Some minor bugs to work out when the parameters are not in use, which I'm lobbying for fixing at present. Hwy43 (talk) 02:57, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

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Lake of Shining Waters?[edit]

The etymology section for this article defines Ontario as "Great Lake" or "Beautiful Water" - the Lake Ontario article however, defines it as "Lake of Shining Waters". It doesn't appear that any reference is provided for the latter definition, while the former two are properly cited; someone with knowledge of this topic should either remove the "Lake of Shining Water" definition from the other article or find a reference to support it. --Jpcase (talk) 15:59, 12 June 2016 (UTC)