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Encyclopedia > Brockville, Ontario
Brockville, Ontario
Motto: Industria Intelligentia Prosperitas (Latin: "Diligence Understanding Prosperity")
Coordinates: 44°35′00″N 75°41′00″W / 44.583333, -75.683333
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Founded 1785
Government
 - Mayor Adam Cushen & Emily Sloan << (Being MUCH more important)
Area
 - City 20.74 km²  (8 sq mi)
 - Land 20.74 km² (8 sq mi)
Population (2085)
 - City 21,957 (Ranked 00)
 - Metro 39,668
  source: Statistics Canada
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.brockville.com/

Brockville is located in the Thousand Islands region on the St. Lawrence River in Leeds & Grenville County, Eastern Ontario, Canada. 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. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      Canada is a federation which consists of ten provinces that, with three territories, make up the worlds second largest country in total area. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The table below lists the 100 largest municipalities in Canada by population, using data from the Canada 2006 census for census subdivisions. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -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... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −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... Sunset over one of the smallest islands. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are located in Southeastern Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked...


Known as the "City of the 1000 Islands", Brockville is located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, directly opposite Morristown, New York, about half-way between Cornwall in the east and Kingston in the west and a little over an hour's drive south of the nation's capital, Ottawa. Brockville is one of the oldest cities in Ontario and is named after the British general Sir Isaac Brock. Morristown is a village in St. ... Cornwall. ... Murney Tower, Kingston The Fort Henry Guard performing an historical demonstration The Prince George Hotel. ... Motto (Latin for From Sea to Sea) Anthem O Canada Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official languages English, French Government Parliamentary democracy and federal constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  -  Governor General Michaëlle Jean  -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper Establishment  -  Act of Union February... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... This article refers to the British general. ...

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History

Victoria Hall - now the site of Brockville's City Hall was built in 1862-64 as a concert hall in front, and a butchers' market in the rear

This area of Ontario was first settled in 1785 by hundreds of American refugees who later became known as United Empire Loyalists for their political position on the side of King George III during the American War of Independence. This struggle between Britain and the 13 American colonies took place in the years 1776 to 1783 and seriously divided loyalties in some colonies such as New York and Vermont. During the 6-year war, which ended with the capitulation of the British forces in 1782, many of those colonists who remained loyal to the crown were frequently subject to harsh reprisals and unfair dispossession of property. Many "Loyalists" chose to flee north to the then British colony of Quebec. Later this western region of Canada was opened and settled by English-speaking refugees of the past American war. Download high resolution version (465x640, 43 KB)Victoria Hall, the city hall of Brockville, Ontario This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (465x640, 43 KB)Victoria Hall, the city hall of Brockville, Ontario This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... The name United Empire Loyalists is given to those American Loyalists who resettled in British North America and other British Colonies as an act of fealty to King George III after the British defeat in the American Revolutionary War. ... George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738&#8211;29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775&#8211;1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... Betsy Ross purportedly sewed the first American flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes representing each of the 13 colonies. ... NY redirects here. ... Official language(s) None Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... A United Kingdom overseas territory (formerly known as a dependent territory or earlier as a crown colony) is a territory that is under the sovereignty and formal control of the United Kingdom but is not part of the United Kingdom proper (Great Britain and Northern Ireland). ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595...


The St. Lawrence River, which flows between Brockville, Ontario and Morristown, New York, was named by French explorers in the 1700s to commemorate the martyred Roman Christian, Saint Laurentis. The small inlet on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River had been a natural resting point for French voyageurs in the past. In 1785 the first U.E. Loyalist to take up land here on the site of Brockville was a disbanded ensign with the King's Rangers from the state of New York, William Buell Sr. (1751-1832). The initial settlement on this site was commonly referred to as Buell's Bay. Around 1810 the village was designated as Elizabethtown by government officials of Upper Canada. Leading residents of the small village decided, about 1812, that it might be appropriate to suggest a name which differed from the surrounding township of Elizabethtown. The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Flag Map of Upper Canada (orange) Capital Newark 1792 - 1797 York(later renamed Toronto in 1834) 1797 - 1841 Language(s) English Religion Anglican Government Constitutional monarchy Sovereign  - 1791-1820 George III  - 1837-1841 Victoria Lieutenant-Governor See list of Lieutenant-Governors Legislature Parliament of Upper Canada  - Upper house Legislative Council...

Recently restored bust of General Brock
Recently restored bust of General Brock

This was during the ensuing second war with Canada's American neighbours, known as the War of 1812-14. The commanding ranking British General in Upper Canada and the temporary administrator of the province was Major-General Isaac Brock who was celebrated as the "Hero and Saviour" of Upper Canada because of his recent success in securing the surrender of Fort Detroit. Perhaps to curry favour with Gen Brock, certain leading citizens in the village including Charles Jones, proposed the name of Brockville and began using this new name in their correspondence and dealings with Isaac Brock who was also the civil administrator of the province. Gen. Brock was soon involved in other battles on the Niagara Peninsula, and on October 13th 1812, he was fatally shot while leading his troops up the heights near the village of Queenston, then being held by American militia. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... (Redirected from 1812 War) The North American War of 1812 between the United States and the United Kingdom is one of several wars associated with that year. ... This article refers to the British general. ... Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit or Fort Detroit was a fort established by the French officer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac in 1701. ... Map of Southern Ontario showing Niagara Peninsula in red The Niagara Peninsula is the portion of Ontario, Canada lying on the south shore of Lake Ontario. ... Lebanese Kataeb militia A Militia is an organization of citizens to provide defense, emergency or paramilitary service, or those engaged in such activity. ...


The general had been aware of the honour being offered by the residents of Elizabethtown but may have been unable to give it his official blessing before his death. The new name was later accepted by the provincial bureaucrats and soon became commonly used by residents and visitors. In 1830 the growing population of Brockville had managed to exceed the 1000 mark. This entitled it to be represented by its own elected member in the House of Assembly, and Henry Jones, the village postmaster, was elected in October 1830 to the 11th Parliament of the Province. House of Assembly is a name given to the legislature or lower house of a bicameral legislature, in some countries, often at subnational level. ... A parliament is a legislature, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system modelled after that of the United Kingdom. ...


Brockville became Ontario's first incorporated self-governing town on January 28, 1832, two years before the town of Toronto. By means of the Brockville Police Act passed by the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada, Brockville was given the right to govern its own affairs, pass laws and raise taxes. The first elections for the new Board of Police were held on April 2, 1832 to choose 4 members to the Board. These four in turn chose a fifth member, Daniel Jones, who was also chosen as the first Police Board president or Mayor of Brockville. This was the gentleman who in March 1836 became the first native Upper Canadian to receive a royal knighthood from King William IV, and became Sir Daniel Jones. An incorporated town in the United States is a town which is an incorporated municipality, that is, one with a charter received from the state, similar to a city. ... The Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada was the legislature for the province of Upper Canada, which later became the province of Ontario. ... William IV may refer to the following monarchs: King William IV of the United Kingdom (reigned 1830-1837) Stadtholder William IV of The Netherlands, Prince of Orange, (1711–1751) When Prince William-Alexander , son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, takes the throne he may do so under this regnal...


The town became a local centre of industry including shipbuilding, saddleries, tanneries, tinsmiths, a foundry, a brewery, and several hotels in the 1800s. By 1854, a patent medicine industry had sprung up in Brockville and in bordering Morristown, NY featuring products such as Dr Morse's Indian Root Pills, Dr. McKenzie's Worm Tablets and later, Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. Tanned leather in Marrakech This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A foundry is a factory which produces castings of metal, both ferrous and non-ferrous. ... Morristown (also spelt Morice Town) is a part of Devonport in England that has now been subsumed within the city of Plymouth. ... Dr. Williams Pink Pills for Pale People was a medicine produced by Dr. Williams Medicine Company in the 1900s that claimed to cure chorea, referenced frequently in newspaper headlines as St. ...

Brockville Railway Tunnel: Canada's first railway tunnel, opened in 1860.
Brockville Railway Tunnel: Canada's first railway tunnel, opened in 1860.
The CPR caboose or "van" donated to Brockville by the Canadian Pacific Railway for display. It is located near the Railway Tunnel.
The CPR caboose or "van" donated to Brockville by the Canadian Pacific Railway for display. It is located near the Railway Tunnel.

In 1855, Brockville was chosen as a divisional point on the line of the new Grand Trunk Railway, which was built and opened from Montreal to Toronto. At the same time, the north-south line of the Brockville & Ottawa Railway was built as a transportation link to join the St. Lawrence River ship route with the timber trade of the Ottawa Valley. A well-engineered tunnel for this railway was dug and blasted underneath the middle of Brockville from 1854 to 1860. This was the first railway tunnel of its kind created and opened in Canada, and remains in place for visitors to enter and experience. The now-disused tunnel at the southern terminus of the Brockville & Ottawa Railroad (now part of CP Rail) claims to be the oldest rail tunnel in Canada This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... The now-disused tunnel at the southern terminus of the Brockville & Ottawa Railroad (now part of CP Rail) claims to be the oldest rail tunnel in Canada This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... An old CP Rail car outside the Brockville tunnel This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... An old CP Rail car outside the Brockville tunnel This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Ottawa Valley is the valley surrounding the Ottawa River for the west-east portion of its path through the Canadian Shield from Mattawa to Ottawa. ... A disused railway tunnel now converted to pedestrian and bicycle use, near Houyet, Belgium A tunnel is an underground passage. ...


Brockville and many other towns in Canada West became involved in the threatened Fenian invasion following the close of the American Civil War in 1865. In June 1866, the Irish-American "Brotherhood of Fenians" invaded Canada. Raids were launched across the Niagara River into Canada West and from Vermont into Canada East. Canadian Premier John A. Macdonald called on all the volunteer militia companies in every town to protect Canada. The Brockville Infantry Company and Brockville Rifle Company were mobilized to protect Brockville. These unsuccessful Fenian Raids were a significant factor leading to the creation of the new Dominion of Canada in 1867. Fenian is a term used since the 1850s for Irish nationalists (who oppose British rule in Ireland). ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Irish Americans are citizens of the United States who can claim some ancestry originating in the west European island nation of Ireland. ... Satellite image of the Niagara River. ... Sir John Alexander Macdonald, GCB, KCMG, PC, QC, DCL, LL.D was born on January 11, 1815 in Glasgow, Scotland. ... Fenian Monument - Queens Park, Toronto Canada ca. ... Canada is the second largest and the northern-most country in the world, occupying most of the North American land mass. ...


Brockville was granted the official status as a City in 1962. Its coat of arms features a beehive surrounded by a golden chain and bears the motto Industria, Intelligentia, Prosperitas. This is an official heraldic design. Brockville is also one of the few cities that has a recognized heraldic flag.


Transportation and communications

Brockville is almost midway between Toronto and Montreal and less than one hour from the Nation's Capital, Ottawa. Highway 401 runs through Brockville, with exits at Leeds & Grenville County Road 29 and North Augusta Road. There are several daily VIA Rail connections to Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa and the Ottawa International Airport is approximately 50 minutes away. There is a city transportation system available. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


There are two international bridges which border the community with access to the U.S. markets via New York State.


Brockville has high band/high speed telecommunication capability provided by both Bell Canada and AT&T fibre lines.


Economy

Brockville is the home to several large industrial manufacturers. 3M operates two factories in Brockville, manufacturing tape and occupational health & safety products. Procter & Gamble operations in the city manufacturer dryer sheets and cleaning products, employing 600. Other industries include ceiling fan manufacturer Canarm, pharmaceutical manufacturer Trillium Canada, Shorewood Packaging (a division of International Paper) and the oil-blending plant of Shell Canada. Canadian retailer Giant Tiger has also opened a distribution centre for frozen products in Brockville. Abbott Laboratories has a manufacturing plant in Brockville, making infant formula and adult nutritionals for the domestic and overseas markets. Many area residents are employed at the Invista Canada facility (formerlyDuPont Canada Ltd.) located in Maitland, just east of Brockville. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM), formerly Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company until 2002, is an American corporation with a worldwide presence. ... Procter & Gamble Co. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... International Paper (NYSE: IP) is an American pulp and paper company, the largest pulp and paper company in the world and the largest private owner of timberland in the United States. ... Shell Canada Limited (TSX: SHC) is one of Canadas largest integrated oil companies. ... Giant Tiger Stores Limited is a Canadian discount store founded on May 13, 1961 by Gordon Reid. ... INVISTAâ„¢ is the worlds largest integrated fiber, resin and intermediates company. ... Dupont, DuPont, Du Pont, or du Pont may refer to: // E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, the worlds third largest chemical company Du Pont Motors Gilbert Dupont, a French stock brokerage part of retail banking network Crédit du Nord ST Dupont, a French manufacturer of fine... There are two Maitlands in Ontario: Maitland, United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Ontario Maitland, Huron County, Ontario Category: ...


Brockville is also the main administrative, health-care and commercial centre for Leeds & Grenville county. Major public-sector employers include the Upper Canada District School Board, which has its headquarters in Brockville, and the Brockville Mental Health Centre. The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is one of the largest public school boards in Ontario in terms of geographical area. ...


Tourism

The St. Lawrence River flows between Brockville, Ontario and Morristown, NY. This significant river was named by French explorers in the 1700s to commemorate the martyred Roman Christian, Saint Laurentis.

The community is dominated by the St. Lawrence River and is known as The City of the Thousand Islands. St. Lawrence River tour boats offers scenic trips on the river. The Brockville area is the launching point for some of the best fresh-water wreck diving in the world. Numerous sunken ships have been discovered below the waters of the St. Lawrence and a number of dive operators with fully equipped boats are ready to take divers to these sites. Morristown, NY overlooks the St. ... Morristown, NY overlooks the St. ... Sunset over one of the smallest islands. ...


A revitalized downtown area, waterfront open to the public with parks and walking trails, and numerous shopping locations are found throughout the city. The town's architecture consists of many stately mansions and elaborate fountains, carefully preserved as reminders of Canadian history. The historic Fulford Place house museum is located in the east end of Brockville at 287 King St. E. This was the palatial home of Senator George T. Fulford, whose success in marketing "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People" around the world made him one of the area's richest industrialists before his death in 1905. The house owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust is open daily for tours. Dr. Williams Pink Pills for Pale People was a medicine produced by Dr. Williams Medicine Company in the 1900s that claimed to cure chorea, referenced frequently in newspaper headlines as St. ...


Brockville has been awarded one of Canada's safest communities by the World Health Organization.[1] The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health. ...


Music, art and dance

The city has several music, art and dance organizations, such as Brockville Artists Studio Association, Brockville Concert Association, Brockville Musicians' Association, Brockville Operatic Society Inc., City of Brockville Pipe Band, and Thousand Islanders Chorus.


The Brockville Concert Band arises from a long tradition of community and military bands in Brockville. Civic bands provided entertainment at public venues such as community picnics and outdoor skating rinks. The Brockville Rifles Reserve Band entertained "on the green" in the 1930s and 40s.


Military band members returning from WWII formed the Brockville Civic Band. Re-organized as the Brockville Concert Band in 1974, the BCB inherited a musical tradition (and actual sheet music) from Civic and military bands dating back to the turn of the 20th century.


The Brockville Concert Band plays a series of summer concerts every second Tuesday in Hardy Park in Brockville within view of the beautiful St. Lawrence River. They also play for various civic functions and entertain at charitable fundraising events.


Since 1995, the band's musical director and conductor has been trumpeteer and music teacher Lance Besharah.


Local Media

The city's main daily newspaper is The Recorder & Times.


Radio stations broadcasting in Brockville:

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Sports

Brockville has had a very strong sports heritage relative to communities of its size in Ontario. Several local clubs, organizations and high schools have achieved success on provincial, national, and international levels, such as Brockville Rowing Club,[2] one of the oldest and most successful rowing clubs in Canada. The Rowing Club has captured the Royal Canadian Henley Championships several times. The club has also sent crews to London, England where they have captured a Royal Henley World Championship. This success often comes by competition against clubs from much larger Canadian centers such as Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Close to 50 Brockville Area Youth are offered an opportunity to participate in a national level rowing program annually. The club has also sent athletes to cities like Amsterdam. This year, two athletes, Stuart Taylor and Conlin McCabe will be competing at the worlds in China. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Motto: By Sea, Land, and Air We Prosper Location of Vancouver within the Greater Vancouver Regional District in British Columbia, Canada Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province  British Columbia Region Lower Mainland Regional District Greater Vancouver Incorporated 1886 Government  - Mayor Sam Sullivan (NPA)  - City Council List of Councilors Suzanne Anton (NPA) Peter...


Thousand Islands Secondary School is home to a strong high school track & field and cross-country running program. The Pirates have captured numerous Canadian championships and have won 5 straight overall provincial (OFSAA) Ontario championships in track & field and cross country running in an association of over 1000 schools since 2004. With over 15 former students currently on NCAA athletic track & field scholarships in the United States, TISS has been awarded over $1,000,000 in student athletic scholarships. The TISS team travels all over North America including Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire, and British Columbia, consistently winning major international championships. The accomplishments of the school have inspired the community to construct a $1.5 million athletic centre at the school. Presently (2007), Matt Leeder of the Canadian Junior Cross-Country Team runs at the school. North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km...


Brockville Bunnies Youth Baseball Program is also an elite level program that operates out of this small city, with provincial championships and several pro and Olympic graduates. The Brockville youth basketball teams, the Brockville Blues and the Brockville Blazers, provide basketball coaching and training for boys and girls across the area. The Blues and Blazers have repeatedly placed in the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) championships. A female basketball player, Stacey Dales (a graduate of Thousand Islands Secondary School), has gone on to play for the Oklahoma University Sooners, coming in a close second for the NCAA title in her graduating year. She also has the highest Canadian woman's draft pick for the WNBA, where she has played for the Washington Mystics, and is currently playing for the Chicago Sky women's team. Upper Canada Swim Club is another local youth organization that operate at a high level of competition. Stacey Dales (born September 5, 1979 in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) is a basketball player for the Chicago Sky of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... The University of Oklahoma (OU) is an institution of higher learning located in Oklahoma. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ... The Washington Mystics are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Washington, DC. They started play in 1998, the second year of the WNBA and are one of the WNBAs first expansion franchises. ... The Chicago Sky are a current Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


There are several golf courses in the Brockville area for a variety of skill levels. Sunnidel Golf is a par three course designed for an easy going round. The Brockville Highlands is a full length 18 hole course. The course has a small membership and is open to patrons willing to pay green fees. The Brockville Country Club poses greater difficulty to the average golfer. The membership comprises an older demographic and is semi-private. The course is open to green fees however certain playing restrictions are imposed. A demographic or demographic profile is a term used in marketing and broadcasting, to describe a demographic grouping or a market segment. ...


Education

There are four high schools located in and around the City of Brockville. Brockville Collegiate Institute, with an enrollment of approximately 500, is a predominantly university preparatory school with a strong rowing and football program. The BCI Stage Crew is a team of students who are particularly proficient in many aspects of technical theatre. Due to the auditorium at BCI, the BCI Stage Crew has a long tradition of experienced Technical Directors and Crew members alike, some who have gone on to work professionally in the theatre and concert show business circuits. Thousand Islands Secondary School, with an enrollment of 1160, is both a university and college preparatory school with tech facilities and athletics programs, most notably the track and field, girls basketball, boys soccer, and cross country running teams. St. Mary Catholic High School, with around 600 students, also had athletic success with their girls basketball programs, winning the all Ontarios, back to back, in the late 90s. Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ...


Public elementary schools in the city inlude Commonwealth Public School, Prince of Wales Public School, Westminister Public School, Toniata Public School and Vanier Public School. The Catholic elementary schools are: St. Francis Xavier, St. John Bosco and James L. Jordan.


St. Lawrence College (Brockville Campus) has been graduating post secondary students since the 1960s and has an enrollment of around 800.[3] St. ...


References

  1. ^ Brockville Police Services - WHO Designation
  2. ^ Brockville Rowing Club
  3. ^ St. Lawrence College (Brockville Campus)

Stewart Hall Holbrook (1893 - 1964) was a lumberjack, writer, and popular historian. ...

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Coordinates: 44°35′N, 75°41′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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Brockville, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1879 words)
Brockville (2001 population 21,375, metropolitan population 44,741) is located in the Thousand Islands region on the St.
This area of Ontario was first settled in 1784 by hundreds of American refugees who later became known as United Empire Loyalists for their political position on the side of King George III during the American War of Independence.
A well-engineered tunnel for this railway was dug and blasted underneath the middle of Brockville from 1854 to 1860.
Brockville Police Service : News (12935 words)
Brockville Police Service is investigating the theft of a 2003 white Mana 942 trailer, Ontario licence plate # A5077M from the parking lot of 325 Stewart Blvd. The trailer has the wording "KBD" in burgundy on both sides, reported stolen over night September 8 - 9.
Brockville Police are also continuing a mischief investigation from July 11, 2006 at Centeen Park involving a group of youths damaging some of the new light standards.
The Brockville Police Service would like to inform the community that these are out ot town callers and are not from the Brockville Police Service or from the Brockville Police Association and we are very concerned with their aggressive approach to our residents and businesses.
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