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Encyclopedia > Lake Ramsey
Lake Ramsey
Location Greater Sudbury, Ontario
Coordinates 46.47° N 80.95° WCoordinates: 46.47° N 80.95° W
Basin countries Canada

Lake Ramsey is a lake in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, located near the city's downtown core. Until 2001, Lake Ramsey was the world's largest lake located entirely within the boundaries of a single city, but when the Regional Municipality of Sudbury was amalgamated into the current city of Greater Sudbury, Lake Ramsey lost this status to the larger Lake Wanapitei, approximately 20 kilometres to the northeast. Motto: Template:Unhide = Location City Information Established: 1883 (as Sudbury) 2001 (as Greater Sudbury) Area: 3,354 km² Population:  - City (2001)  - CD Rank  - Municipal Rank 155,219 20th in Canada 26th in Canada Population density: 46. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Blowdown Lake in the mountains near Pemberton, British Columbia A lake (from Latin lacus) is a body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Location City Information Established: 1883 (as Sudbury) 2001 (as Greater Sudbury) Area: 3,354 km² Population:  - City (2001)  - CD Rank  - Municipal Rank 155,219 20th in Canada 26th in Canada Population density: 46. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Regional Municipality of Sudbury was a Regional Municipality in Ontario, Canada, which existed from 1973 to 2000. ... The Wanapitei crater is the water-filled structure in this image that also includes the oval Sudbury crater. ... km redirects here. ...


"Ramsey" is the correct spelling of the lake's name, although some sources refer to it as "Ramsay". The name is also frequently inverted to Ramsey (or Ramsay) Lake.


Science North is located on the southwest corner of the lake, and offers the Cortina boat tour of the lake several times daily during the summer. The city's Bell Park is also located nearby, and the Jim Gordon Boardwalk connects the two sites along the lakeshore. Laurentian University is also located near the lake's southern shore. Residential neighbourhoods immediately south of the lake are among the wealthiest in the city. On the eastern end of the lake, Moonlight Beach is a popular recreational facility, and the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area is a large wilderness park which offers both recreational and environmental education programs. Science North logo. ... Bell Park is a large municipal park in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, located on the western shore of Lake Ramsey. ... James K. (Jim) Gordon is a Canadian politician, who served as mayor of Sudbury, Ontario for seventeen years, and as the citys Member of Provincial Parliament for six years. ... Laurentian University (Université Laurentienne), founded in 1960, is a mid-sized bilingual university in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. ... The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area is a 2,400-acre (950-hectare) conservation area in Greater Sudbury, Ontario. ...


Ecology

Lake Ramsey was also the site of one of the city's first major environmental reclamation projects. Due to air pollution problems in the area, the lake — which has few water flow outlets — was considered a dead lake for many years. However, following the 1972 construction of the Inco Superstack, which dispersed smelter emissions from the city's mining industry over a wider area, a major environmental project was launched to clean up the lake's water and reintroduce aquatic life. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Inco Superstack from a distance of about 10 km, seen from the far side of Lake Ramsey. ... Historic smelter in Florence, Colorado In extractive metallurgy, a smelter is a factory for producing metal by the reduction of ore. ... Chuquicamata, the second largest open pit copper mine in the world, Chile. ...


The project, which was successful, led to further initiatives to improve the city's environment, including a major tree-planting initiative. In 1992, the United Nations presented the city of Sudbury with an award to recognize the city's innovative environmental reclamation strategies. The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ...


Lake Ramsey has a diverse population of fish, which includes walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, white sucker, pumpkinseed, and rock bass.


Trivia

In the television series Heroes, the body of Eden McCain was dumped into Lake Ramsey shortly after she committed suicide. Although, they reference it as "They pulled her out of Lake Ramsey in Sudbury, 100 miles out of Ontario" even though Sudbury is in Ontario. Heroes is an American Emmy Award-nominated [1] science fiction drama television series, created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. ... Eden McCain, born Sarah Ellis, is a fictional character featured in the television show Heroes. ...


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