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Meaford

Meaford, Ont, incorporated as a municipality in 2001, population 11 100 (2011c) 10 948 (2006c). The Municipality of Meaford was a town (incorporated in 1874) until 2001 when it was amalgamated with St Vincent and Sydenham townships to create the Municipality of Meaford

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Metchosin

Metchosin, BC, incorporated as a district municipality in 1984, population 4803 (2011c), 4795 (2006c).

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Mission

Mission, BC, incorporated as a district municipality in 1969, population 36 426 (2011c), 34 505 (2006c). The District of Mission is located on the north bank ofthe FRASER RIVER, 70 km by road east of VANCOUVER.

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Mistassini

Mistassini, Qué, was a separate municipality (inc 1976) until it merged with Dolbeau to form the city of Dolbeau-Mistassini.

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Muskoka

District Municipality of Muskoka, Ontario, incorporated in 1971, permanent population 60,599 (2016 census), 58,017 (2011 census); estimated seasonal population 85,163 in 2016. Muskoka is an iconic area of Ontario’s cottage country located approximately 200 km north of Toronto. A destination for seasonal residents and tourists who have been drawn by its natural beauty since the late 1800s, the district has equally been home to generations of permanent residents.

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Saint-Nicéphore

The municipality has its origins from 2 lumber communities which developed in the early 1800s, Wheatland and Watkins Mill. In 1873, Tourville Lumber Mills arrived in the area and began purchasing land for trees it shipped to its sawmill in Pierreville, downstream on the Rivère Saint-François.

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North Saanich

North Saanich, BC, incorporated as a district municipality in 1965, population 11 089 (2011c), 10 823 (2006c). The District of North Saanich is one of three district municipalities on the SAANICH PENINSULA about 27 km north of VICTORIA.

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North Vancouver

North Vancouver, BC, incorporated as a district municipality in 1891, population 84 412 (2011c), 82 562 (2006c); also, a separate entity incorporated as a city in 1907, population 48 196 (2011c), 45 165 (2006c). The District of North Vancouver and the City of North Vancouver are located in southwestern British Columbia, adjacent to the city of VANCOUVER.

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Oka

Oka, Québec, municipality, population 3,969 (2011), 3,300 (2006), incorporated 1875.

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Russell (Ont)

Despite its proximity to Ottawa, settlement was slow to develop in the area because of a lack of roads and mediocre land which was heavily forested. As late as 1850 there were only 64 permanent residents of the township.

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Orkney

Since 1926 the Rural Municipality of Orkney has had a joint administration with the neighbouring rural municipality of Wallace. There are 2 communities in the rural municipality, Orcadia, a stop on the Canadian Pacific Railway line and White Spruce.

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Peachland

Peachland, BC, incorporated as a district municipality in 1909, population 5200 (2011c), 4883 (2006c). The District of Peachland is located on the west shore of OKANAGAN LAKE, 25 km south of KELOWNA.

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Sechelt Peninsula

The Sechelt Peninsula, approximately 350 km2, is part of a popular cottage area and yachting centre in British Columbia known as the "Sunshine Coast." Isolated from nearby Vancouver, BC, by Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, its coast is linked by ferries with Vancouver via Horseshoe Bay and with Powell River via Saltery Bay.

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Saint-Pierre

In 1611, Samuel de CHAMPLAIN first made a reference to a small river that would later be named Rivière Saint-Pierre. A small community developed and this waterway made possible the construction of a large number of flour mills and sawmills.

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Pinawa

Pinawa, Manitoba, incorporated as a local government district in 1963, population 1444 (2011c), 1450 (2006c). The Local Government District of Pinawa is located 110 km northeast of Winnipeg on the Winnipeg River at the entrance of the Pinawa Channel.

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Pintendre

Originally, Pintendre was part of the territory of Lévis. Agriculture was the mainstay of the population. Forestry also thrived. The name of the municipality most likely comes from the forests of "tender" (French, tendre), or supple, white pine (French, pin) that once covered the area.

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Queens

Queens, NS, incorporated as a regional municipality in 1996, population 10 917 (2011c), 11 177 (2006c). The Region of Queens Municipality is located approximately 150 km southwest of Halifax.

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Rockwood

Rockwood, Manitoba, incorporated as a rural municipality in 1880, population 7964 (2011c), 7692 (2006c). The Rural Municipality of Rockwood is located north of Winnipeg; it includes the communities of Stony Mountain, Grosse Isle, Argyle, Balmoral, Gunton and Komarno.

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Saanich

Saanich, BC, incorporated as a district municipality in 1906, population 109 752 (2011c), 108 265 (2006c). The District of Saanich is located immediately northwest of the city of VICTORIA, and is an integral part of the Greater Victoria area.

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Sechelt

Sechelt, BC, incorporated as a district municipality in 1986, population 9291 (2011c), 8454 (2006c). The District of Sechelt is located on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia north of Vancouver on the Strait of GEORGIA. The community is named for the Sechelt who inhabit the area.