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Encyclopedia > Bathurst, New Brunswick
Bathurst
Motto: See What Awaits You , Une Chalour à Découvrir
Bathurst's location in comparison to New Brunswick.
Bathurst's location in comparison to New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 47°61′99″, -65°65′″
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Gloucester
City 1966
Settled 1619
Founded 1534
Government
 - Mayor Stephen Brunet
Area
 - Land 91.55 km² (35.3 sq mi)
 - Urban 69.85 km² (27 sq mi)
 - Metro 2,087.97 km² (806.2 sq mi)
Population (2006)
From StatsCan
 - City 12,714
 - Density 137.87/km² (357.1/sq mi)
 - Urban 18,154
 - Urban Density 260/km² (673.4/sq mi)
 - Metro 31,424
 - Metro Density 15/km² (38.8/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 - Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian postal code E2A
Area code(s) 506
Website: Bathurst Official Site

Bathurst (2006 population 12,714; UA 18,154; CA population 31,424) is a Canadian city in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Official languages English, French (the only constitutionally bilingual province in the country) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson - Premier Shawn Graham (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 10 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st... In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Brunswick. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Official languages English, French (the only constitutionally bilingual province in the country) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson - Premier Shawn Graham (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 10 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Gloucester County (2001 population 82,929) is located in the northeastern corner of New Brunswick, Canada. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Events May 13 - Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after having been accused of treason. ... 1534 (MDXXXIV) was a common year in the 16th century. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... The city of San Francisco, an example of an urban area. ... Metropolitan area in Western Tokyo as seen from Tokyo Tower A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... AST is a three-letter abbreviation that stands for a number of different things. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Daylight saving time around the world  DST used  DST no longer used  DST never used Daylight saving time (DST), also summer time in British English, is the convention of advancing clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. ... ADT is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: Abstract data type, a computer programming term Asynchronous data transer, a method of transferring data Automatic double tracking, an audio recording technology invented for The Beatles American Discovery Trail, a coast-to-coast hiking trail across the mid... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A Canadian postal code is a string of six characters that forms part of a postal address in Canada. ... The city of San Francisco, an example of an urban area. ... A Census Agglomeration, or CA is a Canadian census geographic concept used to describe smaller urban areas. ... Gloucester County (2001 population 82,929) is located in the northeastern corner of New Brunswick, Canada. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Official languages English, French (the only constitutionally bilingual province in the country) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson - Premier Shawn Graham (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 10 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st...


Bathurst is situated on Bathurst Harbour, an estuary at the mouth of the Nepisiguit River at the southernmost part of Chaleur Bay. Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits. ... Chaleur Bay (baie des Chaleurs in French) is an arm of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence separating Quebecs Gaspé Peninsula from New Brunswicks North Shore. The wide mouth of the Restigouche River is formed at the western-most (upper) end of the bay. ...


Early settlers from France came to the area in the 17th century in what became part of the colony of Acadia. Following the fall of this part of Acadia to British control in the Seven Years' War, the region saw numerous English and Scottish settlers, particularly during the latter 18th century through the 20th century. The community was named by the Governor, Sir Howard Douglas (1823-1831), in honor of Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst (1762-1834), Secretary of State for the Colonies of the British government. The national flag of Acadia, adopted in 1884. ... Combatants Kingdom of Prussia Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland Electorate of Hanover Kingdom of Portugal Brunswick Hesse-Kassel Holy Roman/Austrian Empire Kingdom of France Russian Empire Kingdom of Sweden Kingdom of Spain Electorate of Saxony Kingdom of Naples and Sicily Kingdom of Sardinia The Seven Years War (1754... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Lieutenant-Governors of New Brunswick prior to Confederation Lieutenant-Governors of New Brunswick post-Confederation Categories: Lieutenant Governors of New Brunswick | Lists of office-holders ... Sir Howard Douglas (1776 - 9th November 1861) was a British general born in Gosport, the younger son of Admiral Sir Charles Douglas. ... Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst (22 May 1762 - 27 July 1834), the elder son of the second earl. ...


The opening of the Intercolonial Railway of Canada in 1876 provided a fast connection from the port of Bathurst to the rest of North America which was essential for developing the region's principal industries in forestry and zinc mining. The Intercolonial Railway of Canada (IRC or ICR), also referred to as the Intercolonial Railway, was a historic Canadian railway. ...


In 1881, the Roman Catholic Church constructed the Sacré-Coeur Cathedral. The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ and led by the Twelve Apostles, in particular Saint Peter. ...


In 1998, the Laval Titan QMJHL franchise relocated to Bathurst, taking the name Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Bathurst is the smallest market in the Canadian Hockey League. The Acadie-Bathurst Titan are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Acadie-Bathurst Titan are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Canadian Hockey League is an umbrella organization for three North American Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues for players of 15 to 20 years of age. ...

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Notable personalities born in Bathurst

  • David Branch (1948-), commissioner of the Canadian Hockey League
  • Charlie Chamberlain (1911-1972), Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame musician, singer
  • Sir James Dunn (1874-1956), industrialist, philanthropist
  • George Eddy, businessman, founder of George Eddy Company, philanthropist
  • Joe De Grasse (1873-1940), pioneer Hollywood film director
  • Sam De Grasse (1875-1953), pioneer Hollywood actor
  • Lyse Doucet (1958-), BBC Journalist
  • Paul Venoit, Make-Up Artist and television personality
  • Natasha St-Pier, singer

David E. Branch was born November 27, 1948 in Bathurst, New Brunswick. ... The Canadian Hockey League is an umbrella organization for three North American Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues for players of 15 to 20 years of age. ... Sir James Hamet Dunn, born October 29, 1874 - died January 1, 1956, was an major Canadian financier and industrialist during the first half of the 20th Century. ... Joseph Louis De Grace (May 4, 1873 - May 25, 1940) was a Canadian film director. ... Samuel Alfred De Grace (June 12, 1875 - November 29, 1953) was a Canadian actor. ... Lyse Doucet (born 24 December 1958 in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada) is an immensely popular presenter and correspondent for both BBC World Service radio and BBC World television. ... Natasha Saint-Pier performing in Le Tampon in october 2006. ...

The legend

Chaleur Bay is known for its phantom ship legend, dating over the past 2 centuries. The story (and witnesses) claim that a sailing ship burned in the waters north of the city, possibly from the Battle of the Restigouche, and is visible in certain weather and light conditions. A drawing of a burning ship can be seen on the city's welcome sign. Combatants Britain France Commanders John Byron Francois Chenard de La Giraudais Strength 3 ships of the line 2 frigates 1 frigate 7 merchant vessels 400 sailors and marines The Battle of Restigouche was a naval battle fought during the French and Indian War between elements of the Royal Navy and...


See also

  • Acadie-Bathurst, a federal electoral district.

Acadie—Bathurst is the name of a federal electoral district (riding) in New Brunswick, Canada. ...

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