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Encyclopedia > Embrun, Ontario
Embrun, Ontario, Canada
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Established: 1845 (Settlement built)
1856 (Present Name Given)
Area: 81.694[1] km²
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6,770[3]

Population density: 140.9[2]/km²
Time zone: Eastern: UTC -5
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45º 1627.6' N
-75º 1654.51' W
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Elevation: 60 m MSL
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Mayor: Ken Hill
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Governing body: Russell Township
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Embrun (pronounced /ˈɛmbɹʌn̩/ in English and /ɔbˈɹʌ/ in French) is a community in the Canadian province of Ontario in the Eastern Ontario region. Embrun is part of the larger Russell Township in the Prescott and Russell United Counties. With a population of 6,770[3] in the 2001 census, it is the largest community in Russell Township, and, as such, it is the administrative centre of the township. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages None Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... Eastern Ontario is the region of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies between the Ottawa and St. ... Russell, is a small township located south-east of Canadas capital of Ottawa in eastern Ontario, Canada in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, on the Castor River. ... Motto: Sic Dat Diligentia Terra (He who works hard reaps a good harvest) Area: 2,001. ...


The community is located approximately a half-hour's drive from Ottawa, an hour and a half from Montreal, and a five hour drive from Toronto. Embrun is located near Trans-Canada Highway 417. Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Established 1850 as Bytown City Mayor Larry OBrien Governing body Ottawa City Council MPs / MPPs Members of Parliament (MPs) Mauril Bélanger (LPC), Paul Dewar (NDP), John Baird (CPC), Royal Galipeau (CPC), David McGuinty (LPC),Pierre Lemieux... Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Québec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area    - City 366. ... Highway 417 as part of the 400-series network Highway 417 is a 400-Series Highway in Ontario. ...


Politically, the community is situated in the electoral district of Glengarry—Prescott—Russell both provincially and federally. An electoral district is a geographically-based constituency upon which Canadas representative democracy is based. ... Glengarry—Prescott—Russell is the name of a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ...

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19th century

Embrun was founded in 1845 as Saint-Augustine-de-Catherine.[4] The first industry in the town was lumbering. The town was largely isolated in the first few years of its existence. For three years the only means of transport in and out of the town was by boat. Boats traveled on the Castor River to the South Nation River and north to the Ottawa River and then west to Hull, Quebec. A small dock stood at the shore of the Castor River. Every Tuesday, boats would set out from the dock and arrive at Hull in about six and a half hours, and every Thursday boats from Hull would return to Saint-Augustine-de-Catherine. The Castor River is a river in eastern Ontario, in Canada. ... The South Nation River is a river whose watershed covers 3,900 km², a large part of eastern Ontario. ... This is about the river in Canada. ... Hull, Québec, as seen from Ottawa Hull is part of the city of Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. ...


The town grew very slowly, and by 1848, three years after the town was established, the population was 58, an increase of just 2 people from 1845. The lumber industry thrived, as trees were abundant. Despite this, however, no sawmill existed in the town. Lumber was carried out on boats to Hull, where lumber was sold. However, in 1848, a road was built from Bytown (now Ottawa) to Saint-Augustine-de-Catherine, called the Saint Augustine-de-Catherine road. While the boats continued to travel to Hull until 1854, the road became the primary means of exporting lumber. It was in the early 1850s that the population started to grow. By 1853, the population of Saint Augustine-de-Catherine was 145. A schoolhouse was built in that year, and the Saint Augustine-de-Catherine road was reconstructed. Bytown is the former name Ottawa, Canada. ... The Saint Augustine-de-Catherine road was a road that connected the small village of Saint Augustine-de-Catherine with Bytown (now Ottawa). ... The Saint Augustine-de-Catherine road was a road that connected the small village of Saint Augustine-de-Catherine with Bytown (now Ottawa). ...

Embrun's old lumber company

Originally, most of the town was situated a few kilometres north from the Castor River, as that location was much closer to the lumber supply. However, as the town grew, more buildings were being placed closer to the river, and it was this that started a major problem. Flooding, which was common within 600 metres of the Castor River in late March and April, submerged part of the dock. To get around this problem, the dock was built with two stories, and during the flood season boats would depart from an extra large window on the second story.[5] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1050x716, 149 KB) scanned from embrun history book This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired in the United States and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1050x716, 149 KB) scanned from embrun history book This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired in the United States and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less. ...


However, now that the town was creeping closer to the river, flooding became a terrible problem. For 100 years (trenching, dikes and valves built in the 1950s prevent floods from occurring now) families living close to the river would have to evacuate the area during the flood season. Because of this, the houses near the river were where the poorer people of the town lived.


In 1856, the Église St. Jacques was built and the town changed its name to Embrun after Embrun, France. Embrun was incorporated as a police village later that year. Although Embrun had sufficient population to become an actual village, the finances of Russell Township did not permit the creation of a real village. For information about the town of Russell, see Russell, Ontario (community). ...


The flooding was the only problem with life in the town in 1856, and the floodwaters that came in late March and April still only reached one-third of the town. The lumber industry was still going strong. A full-sized church and a schoolhouse graced the town. By 1860, deforestation to the north of the town had become very prominent, and it was a five-kilometre distance from the northernmost edge of the town to the trees. So, in 1861, the town relocated its lumber camps to the forests to the south of the town, which had virtually not been touched. The forests to the south of the town were across the Castor River, so a bridge was built across the river. This bridge still exists today on St. Jacques Street.


The 1860s brought about a positive turn of events. The Saint-Augustine-de-Catherine road (which still kept its original name despite the name change of the town) was rebuilt once more to be of even better quality in 1864. In 1866, the town's population had reached 1,000 and a weekly newspaper, called Le Village started publication.

Photo of the remains of a copy of Embrun's Le Village Newspaper's August 27th, 1883 edition.
Photo of the remains of a copy of Embrun's Le Village Newspaper's August 27th, 1883 edition.

Embrun's role as the only town in the area had vanished as the town of Casselman grew. From the 1860s onward, Embrun and Casselman had a rivalry. In 1867, when Canada achieved independence from Britain, control over the lumber industry reverted from governmental control to corporate control. Two companies controlled the lumber industry: Embrun Lumber Company and Embrun Forestry Corporation. Both ended up competing for complete control over the Embrun lumber industry. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1888x1192, 592 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): List of early Canadian newspapers Embrun, Ontario ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1888x1192, 592 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): List of early Canadian newspapers Embrun, Ontario ... Casselman is a village in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell on the South Nation River. ... The Embrun Lumber Company was a forestry company in Embrun, Ontario, Canada that was founded in 1867, but went bankrupt in 1871 and was bought out by the Embrun Forestry Corporation. ... The Embrun Forestry Corporation was a forestry company in Embrun, Ontario, Canada that was founded in 1867. ...


When the Embrun Lumber Company went bankrupt in 1871, the Embrun Forestry Corporation bought it out and took complete control over the Embrun lumber industry. The Embrun Forestry Corporation soon competed with Casselman Forest Products Incorporated. Embrun Forestry Corporation started buying land in the direction of Casselman, and Casselman Forest Products Incorporated started buying land in the direction of Embrun. The two companies finally met each other 6.5 kilometres from Embrun and 9.6 kilometres from Casselman. This boundary became known as the Embrun-Casselman Lumber Front. Each company bought land to the north and south of the front. The Embrun-Casselman Lumber Front remained at the same meridian 5 kilometres north and 4 kilometres south of the initial meeting point. To the north, Embrun managed to push the line 2 kilometres closer to Casselman. The area where Embrun pushed forward eventually became Limoges. To the south, however, Casselman managed to push the line 3 kilometres closer to Embrun. Whenever either company tried to buy out a section of the other's territory, the answer was almost always rejected, even with offers of up to $40,000. However, Embrun managed to buy back the land to the south where Casselman pushed forward in 1875. Limoges, Ontario is a small community in The Nation, Ontario, Canada. ...


Today, the Embrun-Casselman Lumber Front forms part of the postal code boundary between Embrun and Casselman, with the exception of the part in the north, which became Limoges and the part in the south, which eventually formed St. Albert. Both companies were competing so badly that they used up much of the trees, and by 1877 the area was a sea of stumps. The lumber industry had more or less destroyed itself. Casselman Forest Products Incorporated went bankrupt, and although the Embrun Forestry Corporation took over that company, it in turn went bankrupt just two months later. A postal code (known in various countries as a post code, postcode, or ZIP code) is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. ... St. ...


Embrun turned its sights to agriculture. By 1878, grain growing was the largest industry. The town's population by 1880 was 3,000. By 1883, there were virtually no stumps in the area as they were pulled out of the ground. Today, the land around Embrun looks much like a prairie in the sense that few trees are visible and the land is flat. Grain was brought to one of the three flour mills in Embrun and made into flour, which was exported. The new flour industry became Embrun's main industry, and was until the 1950s. The 1880s brought about a period of great prosperity. By now, three schoolhouses existed. The town's population skyrocketed to 4,100 by 1890, an increase of 1100 in just 10 years. And the prosperity didn't stop there. In 1898, a railroad station was built in the town, which attracted even more people to Embrun. In 1900 the town had a population of almost 6,000.


20th century

During the First World War, almost half of the population of the town went to war. Subsequently, the town lost many of its residents. 10% of the town's people died in the war. The town had trouble recuperating from this. The 1920's, which had brought about prosperity for most of Canada, brought about a bleak period for Embrun. The town's population, already down to less then 5,500, went down to 4,300 by 1925. Even so, the Embrun section of Russell Township was incorporated as a city in 1926 and its status as a police village of Russell Township was terminated. Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ...


The new city nearly collapsed after the stock market crash of 1929. Many of the new city's residents left for the big cities. By 1934, the town's population was only 3,000. In 1935, Embrun re-merged into Russell Township, although its status as a police village was not re-instated. This municipality exists to this day and Embrun remains part of this municipality. This merger allowed Embrun to survive the rest of the Great Depression. Even so, the town's population went down to just 900 by the end of the depression. For information about the town of Russell, see Russell, Ontario (community). ...


When the Great Depression ended with World War II, many of the people that had left for the big cities returned to Embrun, which boosted the population back up to 3,000. However, the next few decades would bring a stagnant period, when the population neither climbed nor dropped. The population stayed at a fixed 3,000 for many years. The Great Depression was an economic downturn which started in 1929 and lasted through most of the 1930s. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead...


In the 1950s, the Castor River was trenched and dikes and valves were built, which stopped the annual floods. At this time, Embrun's major industry started to shift away from flour production, and by 1957, the three flour mills in Embrun had gone out of business and flour making had become a very obscure industry. By now, most people in Embrun had become commuters, working in other cities. In essence, Embrun had become a bedroom community. Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ...


The small town of St. Onge became part of Embrun in the early 1980s. This boosted Embrun's population slightly. At the same time, the Chantal Development (see below) was being built. When the development was finished in 1989, there were hundreds of new homes. This increased Embrun's population to 4,200. This new development and the boost of population brought Embrun out of its stagnant years. The population grew over the 1990s. Ice Storm of 1998 was a major power blackout. Some residents were without power from 14 to 21 days.


21st century

The 21st century brought about prosperity that had not been seen for an entire century. By 2001, the population of Embrun had increased to 6,770, the highest in a century. By now, new houses were being built in the eastern part of Embrun.


Embrun was affected by the 2003 North America blackout, which left most of the people in the town without power. The 2003 North America blackout was a massive power outage that occurred throughout parts of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada on Thursday, August 14, 2003. ...


On June 25, 2006, a giant parade was held to mark Embrun's 150th anniversary. It featured floats and bands playing from areas around and had a duration of 3 hours.


According to Canada Post there are 2,513 houses, 115 apartments and 40 farmhouses in Embrun, with 2,668 total residences [6].


Another major blackout affected the town from December 1-2, 2006, which left virtually the entire town out of electricity and caused mayor Ken Hill to declare a state of emergency. [7]. December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Economy

Embrun's economy is largely agricultural. It is one of the major distributors of dairy products and bovine in the region. These farms also include hundreds of sheep, corn (sold to local grocery stores and markets) and numerous other products. Despite the importance of agriculture to the region's economy, the majority of the town's residents now work in the service industry [8].


Media and Education

Three newspapers are published in Embrun: La Nouvelle (weekly French language newspaper) Le Reflet (another weekly French language newspaper) and The Prescott-Russell News (in both English and French). Le Village, the first newspaper in Embrun, was published bi-weekly until 1951.


The village has 3 elementary schools (St-Jean, Castor River Public School and Cambridge Public School) and one middle school (la Croisée) and two high schools: École Secondaire Embrun and the Ottawa Carleton E-school (which is an Internet high school).


Principal roads

Notre-Dame Street

Notre-Dame Street in Embrun
Notre-Dame Street in Embrun

Notre-Dame Street is the primary street in Embrun. Notre-Dame Street travels approximately 8.6 kilometres through Embrun on an east-west parallel. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 699 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Embrun, Ontario Notre-Dame Street (Embrun) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 699 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Embrun, Ontario Notre-Dame Street (Embrun) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Primary is an adjective meaning first or first hand. It may refer to: Primary education or Primary school Primary care. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer) (symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ...


Notre-Dame Street is the most important street in Embrun. Nearly all of the town's businesses are located on this street. Historically, the term business referred to activities or interests. ...


Despite Notre-Dame Street's importance, it does not connect to Trans-Canada Highway 417, even though the highway runs just a few kilometres to the north. Instead, Limoges Road and St. Guillaume Road travel between Notre-Dame Street and Trans-Canada Highway 417. Highway 417 as part of the 400-series network Highway 417 is a 400-Series Highway in Ontario. ... Limoges Road is a road in Prescott and Russell United Counties in eastern Ontario, Canada. ... St. ... Highway 417 as part of the 400-series network Highway 417 is a 400-Series Highway in Ontario. ...


St. Guillaume Road

St. Guillaume Road an important road in Embrun, but is not the most important.


St. Guillaume Road runs for approximately 7.5 kilometres from Notre-Dame Street to Exit 88 on the Trans-Canada Highway 417. Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} Fibri Ad Exemplar Location City Information Established: 1845 (Settlement built) 1856 (Present Name Given) Area: 81. ... Highway 417 as part of the 400-series network Highway 417 is a 400-Series Highway in Ontario. ...


St. Guillaume Road runs through a large space of open farms north of Embrun. Many of these farms are diary farms but some are crop farms. St. Guillaume Road is a two lane road and is one of the two north-south roads that connect Embrun to Trans-Canada Highway 417 (the other is Limoges Road). Since a vast majority of Embrun's workers work in Ottawa, and Trans-Canada Highway 417 is the quickest route into Ottawa, St. Guillaume Road can sometimes be crowded during rush hour. Indeed, St. Guillaume Road is the second most congested street in Embrun after Notre-Dame Street. Highway 417 as part of the 400-series network Highway 417 is a 400-Series Highway in Ontario. ... Limoges Road is a road in Prescott and Russell United Counties in eastern Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Highway 417 as part of the 400-series network Highway 417 is a 400-Series Highway in Ontario. ... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} Fibri Ad Exemplar Location City Information Established: 1845 (Settlement built) 1856 (Present Name Given) Area: 81. ...


St-Jacques Street

St. Jacques Street is a major road in Embrun. It is another very busy street which lead to Notre Dame Street. It also is the street where you can find three of Embrun's schools (St-Jean, La Croisée, École secondaire d'Embrun). Therefore you can only imagine how traffic moves slowly there in the morning because of the school buses compacting in this 2 lane street.


Neighbourhoods

The neighbourhoods of Embrun colour-coded
The neighbourhoods of Embrun colour-coded

Embrun has several distinct neighbourhoods and several smaller neighbourhoods. Only one of these neighbourhoods (Town Centre/Centre-Ville) existed prior to 1940. Image File history File links EmbrunMap. ... Image File history File links EmbrunMap. ...


In the map to the right, the neighbourhoods of Embrun are colour-coded. Below is a legend as to what neighbourhood each colour represents.

  • Industrial Park: Yellow
  • Business Park: Red
  • Chantal Development: Green
  • Town Centre/Centre-Ville: Sky Blue
  • Embrun South: Blue
  • Lapointe Development: Purple
  • Maplevale: Orange

Business Park

The Embrun Business Park viewed from a lawn near the main entrance
The Embrun Business Park viewed from a lawn near the main entrance

The Embrun Business Park is located in the extreme western part of Embrun, west of the Chantal Development. The area is home to nearly all of the town's major businesses. In this area is the Place d'Embrun Shopping Centre as well as several chain restaurants (ex. Tim Horton's, Dairy Queen and Subway) and large businesses such as renovators, grocery stores and automobile garages. However, this part of Embrun lacks small businesses. Most of the small businesses are in other parts of Embrun. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 737 KB) Other versions None File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Embrun, Ontario Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 737 KB) Other versions None File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Embrun, Ontario Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or...


This part of Embrun, however, has almost no permanent residents due to the fact that it is almost exclusively commercial. There are a few people living on Notre-Dame Street in this area, however, these people are counted as part of the Chantal Development in population counts. The area is paved with many asphalt roads crisscrossing the area. However, these "roads" don't have official names, and aren't registered in the Russell Township list of roads. Instead, the businesses here are addressed to as being on Notre-Dame Street, even though some are over a kilometre from it. Notre-Dame Street is the primary street in Embrun, Ontario. ...


Industrial Park

Embrun also has an Industrial Park. Despite the name, the Industrial Park doesn't really have any industry, just semi-industrial commerce such as warehouses. The Ontario Provincial Police Station is also located here. The Industrial Park is located just to the north of the Embrun Business Park. Inside Green Logistics Co. ... The Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) is the provincial police force for the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


The Industrial Park is one of the westernmost areas of Embrun. It has three streets: Industriel Street, New York Central Avenue, and Bay Street.


Chantal Development

The Chantal Development
The Chantal Development

Chantal Development is a rather quiet residential area in the Western part of Embrun. To the east of Chantal Development lies the town centre (officially called Town Centre-Ville). To the west lies the Business Park and the Industrial Park. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 740 KB) Summary Self-photographed. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 740 KB) Summary Self-photographed. ...


There are several streets in the Chantal Development: Olympic Street, Domaine Street, Menard Street, Isabelle Street, Loiselle Street, Chantal Crescent, Promenade Boulevard, and Chateau Crescent.


Town Centre/Centre-Ville

The name of this neighborhood is a combination of English and French, as 'Centre-Ville' is French for 'downtown'. However, referring to this part of Embrun with a specific name is quite rare among the anglophone population, the majority of which would be puzzled upon hearing the name 'Embrun Town Centre'. On the other hand, the term 'Centre-Ville' for this part of Embrun is common among the francophone population.


Town Centre/Centre-Ville is home to three of the town's schools (École Publique de la Rivière Castor, St. Jean and La Croisée). Also, the Église St. Jacques is in this part of town. To the west of Town Centre/Centre-Ville is Chantal Development. To the east is Lapointe Development. To the south is the neighbourhood of Embrun South. To the north is Brisson.


The Town Centre/Centre-Ville area has many streets, too many to list here. The major ones are: Ste Jeanne d'Arc Street, Blais Street, Centenaire Street (also in Lapointe Development), St Jean Baptiste Street, Castlebeau Street and Lamadeleine Boulevard.


Lapointe Development

The Lapointe Development is in the eastern part of Embrun. To the west is Town Centre/Centre-Ville and to the south is the small neighbourhood of Maplevale. To the north is Brisson. The Lapointe Development is currently undergoing expansion. Brisson is a small community in Russell Township in Ontario, Canada. ...


There are several streets in the Lapointe Development: Lapointe Boulevard, Fleurette Street, Sophie Street, Alain Street, Chateauguay Road, Filion Street, La Prairie Street, Centenaire Street (also in Town Centre/Centre-Ville), Frontenac Boulevard, Citadelle Street, Louis Riel Street, La Croisée Street, Radisson Drive and Normandie Street.


Embrun South

The neighbourhood in the southern part of Embrun is called Embrun South. The area has several streets. To the north lies Town Centre/Centre-Ville. To the east, west and south lies Forget. The area is near the Embrun Water Tower. Also, École secondaire Embrun is in this area.


Maplevale

The small neighbourhood of Maplevale, located to the immediate south of the Lapointe Development, can be defined as a more upscale and elite neighbourhood than the Lapointe Development, with features such as 19th century streetlights and high-class style homes. Look up home in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Outlying communities

East of Embrun is a small community called Forest Park. Forest Park has a population of roughly 350 people. The homes of Forest Park are addressed to as Embrun, although as the community is located in The Nation Municipality rather than Russell Township, the community may be considered part of Casselman or Limoges, or even as a separate community, in other contexts.[9] There are four streets in Forest Park: Maple Grove Street, Forest Lane, Larose Lane, and Manitou Street. The Nation is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell on the South Nation River. ...


The smaller communities of Brisson and Forget, located respectively north and south of Embrun, may also be considered part of Embrun. Brisson is a small community in Russell Township in Ontario, Canada. ... Forget is a small community situated roughly three and a half kilometres south of Embrun. ...


Politics

Municipal

In the 2006 Russell Township election, citizens of Embrun showed a particularly strong support for current mayor Ken Hill[10], with 1,431 Embrun voters voting for Ken Hill compared with 678 for Denis Bourdeau and 560 for Michael McHugh [10]. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For information about the town of Russell, see Russell, Ontario (community). ... An election is a decision making process where people choose people to hold official offices. ...


Lorraine Dicaire, Jean-Paul St. Pierre, Donald St. Pierre and Jamie Laurin recieved the most votes in Embrun for councillors, in order of most votes to least votes [10]. These four councillors were also the ones who received the most votes in the township as a whole [10].


Climate

Although Embrun is situated in Canada, which has a reputation for being very cold, Embrun is located in the "Long Summer/Short Winter" belt of Southern and Eastern Ontario and Southwestern Quebec, which is the only part of Canada in which the summer is significantly longer than the winter.


Summers in Embrun usually last about 5-6 months long, and winters are about 4-4 1/2 months long. Autumn and spring are very short (especially Autumn).


The first snowfalls of the year usually occur in mid-to-late November, but snow doesn't actually cover the ground until December. Before that, snow usually melts as soon as it hits the ground.


In the spring, the snow usually starts melting in March, although occasional "warm breaks" with temperatures as high as 10°C (50°F) usually occur once or twice in January and February.


In recent years, winters have gotten much warmer, so often in the winter freezing rain will occur, when it is not warm enough for rain but not cold enough for snow. Freezing rain is basically raining ice pellets, which makes driving very hazardous and often closes down schools and makes the roads very icy for a few days.


In the summer, humidity is often common, especially in July. Although temperatures are usually just under 30°C (86°F), with the humidity it can feel as hot as 35°C or higher.


Average Afternoon Temperatures Per Month:

  • January: -6°C/21°F
  • February: -5°C/23°F
  • March: 5°C/41°F
  • April: 14°C/57°F
  • May: 20°C/68°F
  • June: 24°C/75°F
  • July: 29°C/84°F
  • August: 29°C/84°F
  • September: 23°C/73°F
  • October: 19°C/66°F
  • November: 7°C/45°F
  • December: -5°C/23°F

(Statistics based on temperatures in Eastern Ontario, where Embrun is, over the course of 2000-2005)


Fast Facts

  • At one time, a branch of the New York Central Railroad passed through the town. Now, the old rail bed is used as a recreational bicycle path, called the New York Central Recreational Trail.
New York Central Recreational Trail
New York Central Recreational Trail
  • Véronic DiCaire, a singer and actress, is from Embrun.
  • The Libertarian Party, a federal political party, has its headquarters located in the town of Embrun. This party currently does not have any seats in Parliament, though its leader, Jean-Serge Brisson, sits on the Russell Township council.
  • Embrun is largely (but not exclusively) francophone. Although the town was (and still is, but to a lesser degree) a bedroom community with little industry, that is starting to change.

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See also

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References and Footnotes

  1. ^ Industry Canada (2006). Broadband Canada. Broadband Canada, Industry Canada. Retrieved on 2006-08-29.
  2. ^ Calculated based on statistics at http://broadband.gc.ca/demographic_servlet/1329
  3. ^ a b Industry Canada (2006). Broadband Canada. Broadband Canada, Industry Canada. Retrieved on 2006-08-29.
  4. ^ Embrun Town Website. freewebs.com (May 2006). Retrieved on 2006-06-01.
  5. ^ Wikibooks History of Embrun. en.wikibooks.org (May 2006). Retrieved on 2006-07-01.
  6. ^ Canada Post (December 2006). Householder Counts and Maps. Canada Post. Retrieved on October-11-2006.
  7. ^ Ottawa Sun
  8. ^ Township of Russell: Our Communities: Embrun
  9. ^ Forest Park Page. Residents of Forest Park (May 2006). Retrieved on 2006-06-30.
  10. ^ a b c d Official Results
  11. ^ Hockey DB Player Statistics. Hockey DB (June 2006). Retrieved on 2006-06-30.

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Major Communities Embrun | Russell
Minor Communities Felton | Forget | Marionville | North Russell | Pana
Communities that no longer exist Brisson
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Municipalities Township of Alfred and Plantagenet - Village of Casselman - Champlain Township - City of Clarence-Rockland - Township of East Hawkesbury - Town of Hawkesbury - Township of Russell - Municipality of The Nation
Major Unincorporated Communities Alfred - Bourget - Embrun - Limoges - L'Orignal - Plantagenet - Rockland - Russell - St. Isidore - Vankleek Hill
Airports Embrun Airport - Hawkesbury Airport - Hawkesbury (East) Airport - Hawkesbury (Windover Field) Airport - Pendleton Airport
Ice Hockey Teams Embrun Panthers - Casselman Stars - Rockland Nationals - Saint-Isidore Eagles - Vankleek Hill Cougars - Hawkesbury Hawks - Clarence Castors

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Embrun is a town in Ontario in Canada.
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Embrun is one of the fastest-growing towns in Eastern Ontario by doubling its population in 25 years (Embrun had just 3,800 people in 1980).
Embrun, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2841 words)
Embrun is a community in the Canadian province of Ontario, part of the larger Russell Township in the Prescott and Russell United Counties.
Embrun's role as the only town in the area had vanished as the town of Casselman grew.
The homes of Forest Park are addressed to as Embrun, although as the community is located in the township of The Nation rather than Russell, the community may be considered part of Casselman or Limoges, or even as a separate community, in other contexts.
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