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Strathmore

Strathmore, Alta, incorporated as a town in 1911, population 12 305 (2011c), 10 280 (2006c). The Town of Strathmore is located 40 km east of CALGARY. Strathmore was named after Charles Bowes-Lyon, 13th earl of Strathmore (1824-1904), a forefather of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Strathroy-Caradoc

During its early history Strathroy suffered a number of devastating fires. In 1868 a blaze wiped out a considerable portion of Strathroy's business section. Several fires in manufacturing plants in the late 1890s and an agricultural depression caused a period of economic downturn for the town.

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Sturgeon Falls

Long a site of Indigenous activity, and known to European fur traders since the 17th century, town growth awaited the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1882.

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Sudbury

Greater Sudbury, Ontario, incorporated as a city in 2001, population 164,689 (2016 census), 163,067 (2011 census). The judicial seat for the District of Sudbury, the City of Greater Sudbury is located on the western shore of Ramsey Lake, about 60 km north of Georgian Bay. When incorporated in 2001, it replaced the former Regional Municipality of Sudbury (1973–2000) and City of Sudbury (1930–2000). The city owes much of its development to the mining industry, in particular the mining of nickel. The largest urban area in northeastern Ontario, Greater Sudbury now offers a concentration of business, cultural and educational services and is recognized for the impressive regreening program that it has been carrying out since the 1970s.

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Summerland

Summerland, BC, incorporated as a district municipality in 1906, population 11 280 (2011c), 10 828 (2006c). The District of Summerland is located on the west bank of OKANAGAN LAKE in the southern interior of British Columbia between KELOWNA and PENTICTON.

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Summerside

Beginning around 1910, the town experienced renewed prosperity as a fur-trading centre, stimulated by Sir Charles Dalton and Robert T. Oulton's successful breeding of silver foxes in captivity. In 1920 Summerside was established as the headquarters of the Canadian National Silver Fox Breeders' Assn.

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Sundre

Sundre, Alta, incorporated as a town in 1956, population 2610 (2011c), 2523 (2006c).

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Surrey

Surrey, BC, incorporated as a city in 1993, population 468 251 (2011c), 394 976 (2006c). The City of Surrey is the second-largest municipality by population in British Columbia, after VANCOUVER.

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Sussex

Sussex, NB, incorporated as a town in 1904, population 4312 (2011c), 4241 (2006c). The Town of Sussex is located in south-central New Brunswick in a rich agricultural area, 73 km from SAINT JOHN on the Kennebecasis River.

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Swan Hills

Swan Hills, Alta, incorporated as a town in 1967, population 1465 (2011c), 1645 (2006c). The Town of Swan Hills is located in the Swan Hills, 209 km northwest of Edmonton. The Swan Hills were named by the Cree for legendary giant swans whose thundering wings would fill the air.

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Swift Current

Swift Current began to adopt the persona of a community in 1883 with the appearance of a dam, water tank, freight sheds, roadhouse and dining room. For many years it has served a large ranching, mixed-farming and grain-farming area.

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Sydney

Sydney, NS, Urban Community. Sydney is located near the eastern extremity of CAPE BRETON ISLAND. It is the centre of the second-largest urban complex in Nova Scotia, CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY (1995).

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Sydney Mines

Sydney Mines, NS, Urban Community, population 14 135 (2011c), 15 315 (2006c). Sydney Mines is located on the north side of Sydney Harbour, 19 km from SYDNEY.

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Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake, Alta, incorporated as a village in 1913 and as a town in 1946, population 12 327 (2011c), 10 250 (2006c). The Town of Sylvan Lake is located on the south shore of the lake of the same name in central Alberta approximately 20 km west of RED DEER.

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Taber

Taber, Alta, incorporated as a town in 1907, population 8104 (2011c), 7591 (2006c). The Town of Taber is located 50 km east of Lethbridge.

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Tadoussac

When Europeans arrived, Tadoussac was already an important trading centre for Indigenous peoples of the north and south shores of the St Lawrence. This activity drew European traffickers by the mid-16th century.

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Tagish (Yukon)

The name Tagish apparently comes from "Ta-Gish-Ai", a word for "fish trap" and the name of the local First Nations band.

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Tahsis

Tahsis, BC, incorporated as a village in 1970, population 316 (2011c), 366 (2006c).

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Taloyoak

Taloyoak, Nunavut, incorporated as a hamlet in 1981, population 899 (2011c), 809 (2006c). The Hamlet of Taloyoak, formerly known as Spence Bay, is located in a narrow inlet on the west side of the BOOTHIA PENINSULA.