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Encyclopedia > Moncton, New Brunswick
City of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
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Established: 1855, 1875
Area: 142 [1] km²
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Population density: 429.9 [1]/km²
Time zone: Atlantic: UTC -4
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Mayor: Lorne Mitton
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Governing body: Moncton City Council
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Brian Murphy
Provincial Representatives:
John Betts, Bernard Lord, Joan MacAlpine-Stiles, Mike Murphy
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Moncton (46°6′ N 64°46′ W) is the second largest city in the Canadian province of New Brunswick and is at the heart of the fastest growing urban area in the province. Its metropolitan area includes the neighbouring city of Dieppe and the town of Riverview, as well as adjacent areas of Westmorland and Albert Counties. Orders of magnitude (length) 1 E-13 m 1 E-12 m 1 E-11 m 1 E-10 m 1 E-9 m 1 E-8 m 1 E-7 m 1 E-6 m 1 E-5 m 1 E-4 m 1 E-3 m 1 E... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... Lorne Mitton is the current mayor of Moncton, New Brunswick. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... Brian Murphy may refer to: A British actor most noted for his role as George Roper in the sitcom George and Mildred A former mayor of Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada A former captain of the Zimbabwean cricket team A mathematician Brian Murphy was an ice hockey player in the... This article is about the term as used within the Commonwealth of Nations; there is also an Legislative Assembly in Oregon and there used to be a Legislative Assembly in France during the French Revolution. ... John Willis Betts (born February 17, 1949 in Moncton, New Brunswick) is a teacher and a New Brunswick politician. ... Bernard Lord, LL.B. , BA (born September 27, 1965 in Roberval, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. ... For other people with the same name, see Michael Murphy Mike Murphy (born January 25, 1958) is a New Brunswick lawyer and politician. ... The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Official languages English, French Flower Violet Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 10 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 11th 72 908 km² 71 450 km² 1... Dieppe (2005 population 16,951) is a city on the Petitcodiac River in southeastern New Brunswick, Canada. ... Riverview Town Hall, Winter 2003 Riverview is a town in south-eastern New Brunswick, Canada located on the south side of the Petitcodiac River, opposite the much larger city of Moncton. ... Westmorland County (2001 population 124,688) is located in southeastern New Brunswick, Canada. ... Albert County (2001 population 26,749) is located in southeastern New Brunswick, Canada on the Chignecto Bay of the Bay of Fundy. ...


The municipal coat of arms illustrates Moncton's agricultural, industrial and railway heritages, along with the Petitcodiac River's tidal bore. The Petitcodiac River is located in southeastern New Brunswick,Canada, originating in the Caledonia Highlands and eventually courses through the city of Moncton before emptying into Shepody Bay on the Bay of Fundy. ... The tidal bore in Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska A tidal bore (or just bore, or eagre) is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travel up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the current. ...

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Geography

Moncton is located in southeastern New Brunswick in the Petitcodiac River valley, along the north bank of the river at a point where it bends from a west–east flow to a north–south direction. The early Acadian settlers in the region therefore named the area "Le Coude" (French for "The Elbow"). Moncton was originally at the head of navigation up the Petitcodiac River but a causeway to Riverview was built in the 1960s causing extensive infilling by sedimentation of the river downstream. As a result, the river is no longer navigable by large craft. Image File history File links Nb-moncton. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Official languages English, French Flower Violet Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 10 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 11th 72 908 km² 71 450 km² 1... The Petitcodiac River is located in southeastern New Brunswick,Canada, originating in the Caledonia Highlands and eventually courses through the city of Moncton before emptying into Shepody Bay on the Bay of Fundy. ... The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the descendants of the original French settlers of parts of the northeastern region of North America comprising what is now the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. ...


Moncton is at the geographic centre of the Maritime Provinces. For this reason, and also because it historically was the railway hub for the Maritime Provinces, Moncton recieved the nickname "Hub City". The Maritimes or Maritime provinces are a region of Canada on the Atlantic coast, consisting of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. ...


Climate

Despite being located less than 50 km from the Bay of Fundy and less than 20 km from the Northumberland Strait, the climate is mostly continental, as opposed to maritime; this is most pronounced during the summer and winter seasons as maritime influences tend to temper the transitional seasons of spring and autumn. The Bay of Fundy (French: baie de Fundy) is a bay located on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. ... The Northumberland Strait (French: détroit de Northumberland) is a strait in the southern part of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in eastern North America. ...


Winter days are cold but usually sunny with solar radiation generating some warmth. There are several cold snaps throughout the winter with temperatures falling to the range of -15 to -25 degrees Celsius. Major snowfalls often result from nor'easter ocean storms moving up the east coast of North America from the southern United States. Large amounts of precipition can result from the counterclockwise rotation of these storms picking up moisture from the Atlantic Ocean and dumping it on southeastern New Brunswick as the storms pass by to the south and east. This can be amplified locally by "sea effect" snow squall activity from the nearby Gulf of St. Lawrence. In February 1992, a nor'easter lasted for two days and dropped 162 cm (65 inches) of snow on the Moncton area, paralyzing the city for nearly a week. Major snowfalls typically average 20-30 cm and are sometimes mixed with rain or freezing rain. Noreaster is a colloquial term for a macro scale storm whose winds come from the northeast, especially in the coastal areas of the Northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada. ... A clockwise motion is one that proceeds like the clocks hands: from the top to the right, then down and then to the left, and back to the top. ...


Spring is delayed since the sea ice in the nearby Gulf of St. Lawrence requires time to melt, affecting the local micro climate. Daytime temperatures above freezing are typical by mid to late March but occasional snowfalls in late April and early May are not unheard of and trees are not in full leaf until the end of May. An icebreaker navigates through young (1 year) sea ice Sea ice is formed from ocean water that freezes. ... The Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the worlds largest estuary, is the outlet of North Americas Great Lakes via the Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean. ...


Summers are usually hot and humid with daytime highs usually reaching the mid to high 20's. Temperatures in the low to mid 30's occur 6-10 times per year. Rainfall is modest and periods of drought are not uncommon. The heaviest rainfalls tend to occur during thunderstorms.


Autumn is influenced by the retention of heat in the nearby Gulf of St. Lawrence and daytime temperatures remain warm until mid October. First snowfalls usually occur by mid November although consistent snow cover does not take place until mid to late December. Both October and November tend to have heavier precipitation and the Fundy coast of New Brunswick occasionally experiences the effects of hurricanes and tropical storms.


History

The original aboriginal inhabitants of the Petitcodiac river valley were the Mi'kmaq. French Acadians first settled the area in 1733 and established a farming community called Le Coude (The Elbow). The Petitcodiac river valley fell under British control after the capture of nearby Fort Beausejour in 1755. The Acadian population was subsequently deported and the settlement would remain empty until a group of eight immigrant families arrived from Pennsylvania in June 1766. They were armed with a land grant issued by the Philadelphia Land Company, one of the principal investors of which was Benjamin Franklin. There is one surviving building in the city dating from this era; the "Treitz Haus", which has been dated from the early 1770's[citation needed]. It has recently been renovated as a downtown tourist information centre. Fort Beauséjour is a Canadian national historic site in Aulac, New Brunswick. ... Benjamin Franklin by Jean-Baptiste Greuze 1777 Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most prominent of the Founders and early political figures, inventors, and statesmen of the United States. ...


A township gradually grew on the site with the new community initially being named The Bend of the Petitcodiac. The community would ultimately receive its present name to honour Lt. Colonel Robert Monckton, the British military officer who had led the capture of Fort Beausejour in 1755 and then subsequently oversaw the deportation of the Acadians from the Petitcodiac and Beaubassin regions. Due to a clerical error at the time that the community was named, the "k" from "Monckton" was omitted creating the spelling that is used today. Robert Monckton (24 June 1726 – 21 May 1782) was an officer of the British army, and a colonial administrator in British North America. ... The Battle of Fort Beauséjour marked the opening of a British-American offensive in North America in the prelude to the Seven Years War. ... Fort Beauséjour is a Canadian national historic site in Aulac, New Brunswick. ... The Tantramar Marshes are on the southern part of the Isthmus of Chignecto, which joins Nova_Scotia to New_Brunswick and the Canadian mainland. ...


The Bend initially was a farming community but later flourished as a centre for ship-building and was incorporated as the town of Moncton in 1855. The first mayor of Moncton was the shipbuilder Joseph Salter. Two years later on August 20, 1857 the European and North American Railway opened its line from Moncton to the nearby Northumberland Strait port of Shediac; this was followed by the E&NA's line from Moncton to Sussex and on to Saint John opening in 1859. The arrival of the railway however initially didn't have a significant impact on Moncton as the E&NA was headquartered in Shediac, where it maintained its locomotive shop. August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The European and North American Railway (E&NA) is the name for three historic Canadian and American railways which were built in New Brunswick and Maine. ... The worlds largest lobster sculpture located in Shediac Shediac (46°13′N 64°32′W, AST) is a town located in Shediac Parish, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada on the Northumberland Strait, about 20 km from the city of Moncton. ... Sussex is a town in Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada, located about seventy kilometres north-north-east of Saint John. ... Saint John is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick. ...


At about the same time, steam-powered iron ships began to replace clipper ships on the ocean's sea routes and this forced an end to the era of wooden shipbuilding. The industrial collapse that developed from this caused Moncton to surrender its civic charter in 1862.


Moncton's economic depression did not last long and a second era of prosperity came to the area when Moncton was selected to be the headquarters of the Intercolonial Railway of Canada in 1871. The ICR merged the existing E&NA and the Nova Scotia Railway into its system and Moncton would become the hub of the ICR with the following rail lines connecting to the city: The Intercolonial Railway of Canada (IRC or ICR), also referred to as the Intercolonial Railway, was a historic Canadian railway. ... The Nova Scotia Railway was incorporated March 31, 1853 to build railway lines from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Pictou, Nova Scotia by way of Truro, Nova Scotia, from Halifax to Victoria Beach (near Digby, Nova Scotia by way of Windsor, Nova Scotia, and from Truro, Nova Scotia to the border...

  • The E&NA system merged into ICR, containing the Moncton-Saint John and Moncton-Shediac routes.
  • A newly-built ICR line was constructed between Truro and Painsec Junction (east of Moncton on the E&NA's line to Shediac). This connected to the NSR at Truro which went to Halifax and to Pictou.
  • A newly-built ICR line was constructed from Moncton north to Newcastle, Bathurst, Campbellton and on into Quebec to link with the Grand Trunk Railway at Riviere-du-Loup. It was the construction of this route which cemented Moncton's place as the most important economic centre for servicing northern New Brunswick - a relationship which continues to this day.

The coming of the ICR to Moncton was a seminal event for the community. For the next 120 years, the history of the city would be inextricably intertwined with that of the railway. One of Truros tree sculptures Truro (2001 population 11,457; area population 44,276) is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Pictou is a small town on the northern coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, located in Pictou County. ... Newcastle, New Brunswick was a former town on the Miramichi River in east central New Brunswick, Canada. ... Bathurst (2001 population 12,924) is a city at the mouth of the Nepisiguit River on the Baie des Chaleurs in Gloucester County in northeastern New Brunswick, Canada. ... The Restigouche River showing the J.C. Van Horne Bridge running between Campbellton and Pointe-à-la-Croix, Québec Campbellton (2001 population 7,798) is the smallest of the eight officially incorporated cities in New Brunswick, Canada. ... Grand Trunk Railway logo or herald The Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) was a historic railway system headquartered in Montreal, Quebec which operated in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, as well as the U.S. states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. ... Rivière-du-Loup (pop. ...


Moncton was able to reincorporate as a town in 1875 with the motto "Resurgo" (I rise again). One year later, the ICR line to Quebec was opened. The railway boom that emanated from this and the associated employment growth allowed Moncton to achieve city status on April 23, 1890. April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ...


A major fire at the ICR's riverfront railyard and shops in 1906 was very nearly disastrous for the local railway industry. Fearing that the shops might be relocated to Halifax or Riviere-du-Loup, Henry Robert Emmerson, (a Moncton native and federal Minister of Railways and Canals) quickly petitioned Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier to have the shop facilities rebuilt and expanded. His lobbying was successful and a larger locomotive shop facility was subsequently built northwest of the downtown and the future of the community was preserved. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: City Symbol: Kingfisher Location City Information Established: July 9, 1749 Area: (former city) 79. ... Rivière-du-Loup (pop. ... The Honourable Henry Robert Emmerson, PC (September 25, 1853 – July 9, 1914) was a New Brunswick politician and businessman. ... Sir Wilfrid Laurier, PC, KC, GCMG, BCL, DCL, LLD, DLitt (November 20, 1841 – February 17, 1919) was the seventh Prime Minister of Canada from July 11, 1896, to October 7, 1911. ...


Moncton grew rapidly during the early part of the 20th century, particularly after provincial lobbying saw the city become the eastern terminus of the massive National Transcontinental Railway project in 1912; this line would link Moncton with Edmundston, Quebec City, and on to Winnipeg where the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway continued to Saskatoon, Edmonton, and Prince Rupert. The First World War brought a halt to the era of railway expansion but the city would become an important trans-shipment point for war materiel funnelling onwards to the port of Halifax.-1... Edmundston is a city in Madawaska County at the junction of the Saint John and Madawaska Rivers in northwestern New Brunswick, Canada only a few kilometres from the border with Quebec and on the border with the United States, opposite the town of Madawaska, Maine. ... Motto : « Don de Dieu feray valoir Â» (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Site in the province of Quebec Official logo Country  Canada Province Québec Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Constitution date 1833 Geographical code Founder Foundation date Samuel... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... Grand Trunk Pacific Railway logo or herald The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) was a historical Canadian railway. ... Saskatoon is a city located in central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... Prince Rupert is a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: City Symbol: Kingfisher Location City Information Established: July 9, 1749 Area: (former city) 79. ...


In 1918, the ICR and NTR (then autonomous companies grouped under the Canadian Government Railways) were merged by the federal government into the newly-formed Canadian National Railways (CNR) system. The ICR shops would become CNR's major locomotive repair facility for the Maritimes and Moncton became the headquarters for CNR's Maritime division. Reflecting the city's importance as a railway and logistics/shipping hub, the T. Eaton Company's catalogue warehouse located to the city in the early 1920's, employing over five hundred people. Meat packing plants and light manufacturing also contributed to the local economy. Canadian Government Railways (CGR) was the descriptive name used between 1915_1918 for all federal government-owned railways in Canada. ... CN redirects here, as its the most common usage of the abbreviation in Canada; for more uses, see CN (disambiguation). ... Eatons was once Canadas largest department store retailer. ...


As the city grew, it began to draw upon its hinterland for population growth. Much of the surrounding countryside to the east and the north of the city was (and is) inhabited primarily by French-Acadians who were descendants of the refugees that had returned to the region following the deportation of 1755. For the 150 years between its founding by the Pennsylvania Dutch in 1766 and the 1920s, the city of Moncton itself had been an English speaking community but the influx of francophone Acadians seeking employment beginning in the early 1900s would result in a major demographic and cultural shift for the community.


Moncton continued to develop as a regional distribution and transportation hub during the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Air Force established two air bases in the area for training and for operational squadrons. RCAF Station Moncton was located at the pre-existing Moncton airport and RCAF Station Scoudouc was constructed in nearby Scoudouc. The Canadian Army also built a large military supply base along the railway mainline near the CNR shops facilities northwest of downtown; this facility was used to sort much of the war materiel heading on to the ports of Halifax, Saint John and Sydney, as well as to supply army facilities throughout the Maritimes. Following the war, RCAF Station Moncton would revert to a purely civilian airport while RCAF Station Scoudouc was transferred to the provincial government for use as an industrial park. The army continued to use the supply base (CFB Moncton) to service its large military establishment in Atlantic Canada. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was the air force of Canada from 1924 until 1968 when the three branches of the Canadian military were merged into the Canadian Armed Forces. ... Canadian Forces Land Force Command (LF) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Armed Forces. ... Downtown Sydney, Nova Scotia Sydney, Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island Sydney is a community and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada, and is located on its namesake harbour in eastern Cape Breton County. ...


Railway employment in Moncton at the height of the steam locomotive era peaked at several thousand workers before starting a long decline following the Second World War. This was because the new diesel locomotives and longer trains that were introduced in the early 1950's required fewer employees for operation and maintenance. Great Western Railway No. ... Combatants Allies: Soviet Union, United Kingdom, France/Free France, United States, China, Canada, India, Australia, Poland, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma, Slovakia Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8...


A regional road network expanded from the city through the 1950s. The latter part of that decade also saw CNR begin development of a major railway hump yard in the city's west end. Further changes saw the downtown railyard modified and the historic passenger station demolished in favour of a small modern structure. This was followed by development of the Highfield Square shopping centre and several office buildings (CN Terminal Plaza) in the early 1960s. A classification yard or marshalling yard (including hump yards) is a railroad yard found at some freight train stations, used to separate railroad cars on to one of several tracks. ...


Moncton was placed on the Trans-Canada Highway network in the early 1960s after Route 2 was built along the northern perimeter of the city. Subsequent development saw Route 15 built between the city and nearby Parlee Beach at Shediac and on to Port Elgin. At the same time, the infamous Petitcodiac River Causeway was constructed. Trans Canada Highway over Canada Map The Trans-Canada Highway is a federal-provincial highway system that joins all ten provinces of Canada. ... New Brunswick Highway 2 (also Route 2) is the designation for the primary route of the Trans-Canada Highway through the Canadian province of New Brunswick. ... New Brunswick Highway 15 is roughly 70 km long and is in the southeastern corner of the province. ... Port Elgin is a village in southeastern New Brunswick, Canada, near the Nova Scotia border. ...


The Université de Moncton was founded in 1963. This began an Acadian "renaissance" which was in large measure encouraged and supported by university faculty who had been trained in Quebec during the founding years of the "Quiet Revolution". U de M, the renaissance, and the election of premier Louis Robichaud and his program of "equal opportunity" all led to increasing demands by the francophone populace for municipal services in French and led to tension between the Acadian minority and the anglophone majority during the latter part of the 1960s and early 1970s. The Université de Moncton is a French language university in Moncton, New Brunswick serving the Acadian community of Atlantic Canada. ... Jean Lesage, Daniel Johnson Sr. ... The Honourable Louis Joseph Robichaud, PC , CC , QC , BA , LL.D (October 21, 1925 - January 6, 2005), popularly known as Little Louis or Ti-Louis (due both for his short height and his sharing a name with Uncle Louis St. ... Equal Opportunity is a descriptive term for an approach intended to give equal access to an environment or benefits, such as education, employment, health care, or social welfare to all, often with emphasis on members of various social groups who historically suffered from discrimination. ...


The Acadian population began to become more prosperous and influential during the 1980s as linguistic tensions began to relax (although not disappearing entirely). The anglophone population of the city generally began to accept the principal of bilingualism and enrollment in French Immersion classes in public schools became popular. Bilingualism would ultimately become one of the strengths of the community. French immersion is a form of bilingual education in Canada in which a child who has not spoken French as his or her first language studies in French. ...


The late 1970s and the 1980s again saw a period of economic hardship hit the city as several major employers closed or restructured. The Eatons catalogue division closed in 1976 and CN closed its locomotive shops facility in 1988, throwing thousands out of work and forcing the federal and provincial governments to step in with economic restructuring packages to diversify the Moncton economy. CFB Moncton was also closed at about this time due to defence cutbacks resulting from the end of the Cold War. Moncton became so despondent in the late 1980s (prior to economic restructuring having a positive impact) that the city's official motto became simply Moncton - We're OK. Eatons was once Canadas largest department store retailer. ...


Diversification in the early 1990s saw the rise of information technology, led by call centres which made use of the city's bilingual workforce. Bilingualism was heavily promoted by premier Frank McKenna's government to attract the call centre industry in order to provide a temporary employment "bridge" for the city as it transitioned from the old economy to a more modern one. By the late 1990s, retail, manufacturing and service expansion began to occur in all sectors and within a decade of the closure of the CN locomotive shops, Moncton had more than made up for its employment losses. This turnaround in the fortunes of the city has been termed the "Moncton Miracle". Information technology (IT)[1] is a broad subject concerned with technology and other aspects of managing and processing information, especially in large organizations. ... A very large collections call center in Lakeland, FL. A call centre or call center (see spelling differences) is a centralized office used for the purpose of receiving and transmitting a large volume of requests by telephone. ... The Honourable Francis Joseph Frank McKenna, PC, ONB (born January 19, 1948, in Apohaqui, New Brunswick, Canada) is a Canadian politician and diplomat. ... A very large collections call center in Lakeland, FL. A call centre or call center (see spelling differences) is a centralized office used for the purpose of receiving and transmitting a large volume of requests by telephone. ...


In 1998, Prime Minister Jean Chretien used the city's growing French community to political advantage when he selected a Canadian site to host the Francophonie Summit in 1999 (it rotates among member nations). Following the near disaster of the 1995 Referendum on Quebec sovereignty, Chretien felt it more appropriate to host the summit someplace other than Quebec and he decided that the time had come to honour Canada's Acadian population. Moncton became the choice, partly because francophone Acadians consider the city to be their "capital" and also because Chretien had briefly represented the neighbouring federal district of Beausejour and wanted to show his appreciation to the area. The summit was held in late August 1999 and was the largest conference ever held in the city with heads of state and delegations attending from 54 nations around the world. The Right Honourable Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, PC (born January 11, 1934, Shawinigan, Quebec) was the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada, serving from November 4, 1993, to December 12, 2003. ... La Francophonie (occasionally in English Francophony, formally lOrganisation internationale de la Francophonie), a French language term coined in 1880 by French geographer Onésime Reclus, brother of Elisée Reclus, to designate the community of people and countries using French, is an international organisation of French-speaking countries and... Quebec The Quebec sovereignty movement is a movement calling for the attainment of sovereignty for Quebec, a province of the country of Canada. ... Beauséjour is the name of a federal electoral district in eastern New Brunswick, Canada. ...


Following the World Trade Centre attacks of September 11th, 2001, United States airspace was abruptly closed by the FAA. Over a dozen flights with about 2,500 passengers were diverted to the Greater Moncton International Airport as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon. The Moncton Coliseum was turned into a temporary refugee camp for the stranded passengers but the citizens of the city opened their hearts and every passenger that wanted to were able to find billets in private homes. The September 11, 2001 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a set of coordinated suicide attacks upon the United States of America carried out on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, in which a total of nineteen Arab hijackers simultaneously took control of four U.S. domestic commercial airliners. ... FAA may refer to: Federal Aviation Administration in the United States Fleet Air Arm in the UK Royal Navy Fuerza Aérea Argentina in Argentina This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Greater Moncton International Airport (French: Aéroport international du Grand Moncton) (IATA YQM ICAO CYQM) is located about 10 minutes from downtown Moncton, New Brunswick in the neighbouring city of Dieppe. ... Operation Yellow Ribbon is the name of the operation that Canadas Department of Transport, also known as Transport Canada, created to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights following the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... The Moncton Coliseum is an arena located in Moncton, New Brunswick. ...


Language and demographics

Moncton's linguistic majority is English, however the city has an active French-speaking Acadian minority population (30%), many of whom speak the Chiac variant of Acadian French. The adjacent city of Dieppe is about 80% francophone and has benefitted from an ongoing rural depopulation of the Acadian Peninsula and areas in northern and eastern New Brunswick. The town of Riverview meanwhile is heavily (95%) anglophone. The different linguistic characteristics of the three communities have defeated several attempts at metropolitan amalgamation. The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the descendants of the original French settlers of parts of the northeastern region of North America comprising what is now the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. ... The word chiac has two meanings, both of which refer to particular vocabulary, accent, sentence structures and idioms spoken by Acadian French inhabitants of south-east New Brunswick, Canada. ... Acadian French (le français acadien) is a dialect of French spoken by the Acadians in the Canadian Maritimes provinces and the Saint John River Valley in northern Maine. ...


The growth rate of the city of Moncton is 0.7% annually, which is greater than the provincial average. The census agglomeration had a population of 117,727, as of 2001 national census, but the current population is estimated to be approximately 125,000. The city's recent growth has been impressive, being second only to Halifax in the Atlantic region and Moncton is now a recognized census metropolitan area. Moncton is expected to become New Brunswick's most populous city within the next 5-10 years and its census metropolitan area is also expected to become the province's largest. Provincial is the title given in the Society of Jesus (the Jesuit Catholic Church order) to the principal of a province (a geographical area, such as a country). ... A Census Agglomeration, or CA is a Canadian census geographic concept used to describe smaller urban areas. ... A census metropolitan area, or CMA is a Canadian census subdivision comprising a large urban area (known as the urban core) and adjacent areas (known as urban and rural fringes) that have a high degree of social and economic integration with the urban core. ...


Historically, the population of the city has been racially very homogenous with almost all residents originating from northwest Europe (Great Britain, France and Ireland). This is slowly changing but it still remains a challenge to attract visible minorities as new immigrants to the city. World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ...


Racial composition

  • Caucasian: 95.3%
  • All others: 4.7%

Religious composition

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  • Anglophone: 65%
  • Francophone: 35%

About 40% of the metropolitan population of Moncton is bilingual, (the remainder being mostly unilingual anglophone). The only other cities in Canada that approach this level of linguistic duality are Ottawa and Montreal. The term bilingualism (from bi meaning two and lingua meaning language) can refer to rather different phenomena. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location City Information Established: 1850 as Bytown Area: 2,778. ... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ...


Culture and recreation

The Capitol Theatre is an 800 seat, meticulously restored 1920s-era vaudeville house on Main Street that serves as the centre for cultural entertainment for the city. The theatre routinely hosts live stage productions (Theatre New Brunswick), as well as symphony orchestra and dance performances. The smaller Empress Theatre, located immediately behind the Capitol provides a more intimate venue for smaller productions and performances. A school for the performing arts is currently being organized by the Capitol Theatre. The Atlantic Ballet Theatre is based in Moncton and has recently been garnering national attention. Theatre l'Escaouette is a francophone live theatre company that has its own auditorium and performance space on Botsford Street. . The Aberdeen Cultural Centre, an Acadian cultural cooperative containing multiple studios and galleries, is also located on Botsford Street close to Theatre l'Escaouette. There are two main museums in the city, The Moncton Museum on Mountain Road and Le Musée Acadien at Université de Moncton. The Capitol Theatre in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada is an 800 seat, meticulously restored 1920s-era vaudeville house on Main Street that serves as the centre for cultural entertainment for the city. ... Vaudeville is a style of multi-act theatre which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ... The Université de Moncton is a French language university in Moncton, New Brunswick serving the Acadian community of Atlantic Canada. ...


Moncton is home to the Northrop Frye Literary Festival, a bilingual literary celebration in honour of world renowned literary critic and favorite son Northrop Frye. This celebration attracts authors from around the world and takes place in the month of April. The World Wine and Food Exposition is the largest event of its kind in eastern Canada and takes place every November. The annual Atlantic Nationals Automotive Extravaganza, held each July, is also one of the largest events of its kind in Canada. Other notable events include the Atlantic Seafood Festival every August, the Hubcap Comedy Festival in the Spring and "Le 15 Aout des Fous", celebrating Acadia's National holiday. Northrop Frye Herman Northrop Frye, CC, MA, D.Litt. ...


The Moncton Coliseum, a 7,000-seat arena, serves as a venue for major concerts and trade shows and is the home of the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The CN Sportsplex is a major recreational facility built on the former CN Shops property. It includes nine ballfields, six soccer fields and an indoor rink complex with four ice surfaces (the Tim Horton's 4-Ice Centre). An indoor air supported multi-use building (the Dundee Sports Dome) has also been constructed at the Sportsplex. This building is large enough to allow for year round football, soccer and golf activities. A newly constructed YMCA near the CN Sportsplex has extensive cardio and weight training facilities as well as three indoor pools. The CEPS at Université de Moncton contains an indoor track and a 37.5 metre swimming pool with diving towers. The only velodrome in Atlantic Canada is located in Dieppe. There are a total of 12 indoor hockey rinks and three curling clubs in the metro area. The Moncton Coliseum is an arena located in Moncton, New Brunswick. ... City: Moncton, New Brunswick League: Q.M.J.H.L. Conference: none Division: Eastern Founded: 1995-96 Home Arena: Moncton Coliseum Colours: Red, White, Blue & Yellow Head Coach: Ted Nolan General Manager: Ted Nolan The Moncton Wildcats 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 Université de Moncton is a French language university in Moncton, New Brunswick serving the Acadian community of Atlantic Canada. ... Bicycle racing on a velodrome A velodrome is a sporting arena purpose-built for track cycling, i. ... Dieppe (2005 population 16,951) is a city on the Petitcodiac River in southeastern New Brunswick, Canada. ...


Moncton has hosted major sporting events in the past, such as the Brier (the Canadian national men's curling championship) and Skate Canada's national figure skating championship. Moncton hosted the 2006 Memorial Cup (the Canadian Hockey League (Major Junior A) championship), with the hometown Moncton Wildcats losing in the championship final to their arch rivals the Quebec Remparts. Ted Nolan, a former NHL hockey player and head coach of the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL coached the Wildcats for their Memorial Cup run. Brier or briar is a common name for a number of unrelated thicket-forming thorny plants, including species in the genera Rosa, Rubus and Smilax. ... The 2006 MasterCard Memorial Cup is currently being held in Moncton, New Brunswick from May 19-28. ... 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. ... City: Moncton, New Brunswick League: Q.M.J.H.L. Conference: none Division: Eastern Founded: 1995-96 Home Arena: Moncton Coliseum Colours: Red, White, Blue & Yellow Head Coach: Ted Nolan General Manager: Ted Nolan The Moncton Wildcats are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Quebec Remparts are a major junior hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... Ted Nolan (Born - April 7, 1958, on the Garden River Ojibway First Nation Reserve outside of Sault Ste. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ...


Moncton has been awarded the 2010 IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championship. The federal and provincial governments have committed to help in the construction of a 10,000 seat outdoor stadium to host this event. this stadium will be built on the U de M campus. The city will host the CIS University Cup hockey championships in both 2007 and 2008. The city also has ambitions to land a CFL (Canadian Football League) franchise. Moncton however is in competition with Halifax and Quebec City for the CFL franchise. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics (known in the US as track and field). It was founded in 1912 at its first Congress in Stockholm, Sweden by representatives from 17 national athletics federations as the International Amateur Athletics Federation. ... CIS Logo Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. ... The University Cup is awarded annually to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport mens ice hockey champions. ... The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Motto : « Don de Dieu feray valoir Â» (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Site in the province of Quebec Official logo Country  Canada Province Québec Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Constitution date 1833 Geographical code Founder Foundation date Samuel...


There are eight 18 hole golf courses in the metro area, two of which are residential courses and two more of which are in the process of being converted to residential courses. These courses include:

  • The Moncton Golf and Country Club (Riverview)
  • Fox Creek Golf Club (Dieppe)
  • Royal Oaks Golf Club (Moncton)
  • Magnetic Hill Golf Club (Moncton)
  • Lakeside Golf Club (Moncton)
  • Memramcook Valley Golf & Country Club (Memramcook)
  • Maplewood Golf Club (Irishtown)
  • Country Meadows Golf Club (Catamount)

Royal Oaks and Fox Creek golf clubs can be rightfully considered as championship courses. Royal Oaks is the first Rees Jones designed golf course in Canada. Rees Jones (born September 16, 1941 in Montclair, New Jersey) is a noted golf course architect. ...


There are two major urban parks located in Moncton, Centennial Park in the city's west end and Mapleton Park adjacent to the Trans Canada Highway in the northwest section of the city. Both of these parks are in excess of 250 acres (1 km²) and contain numerous walking trails and recreational facilities. In addition to these two parks, The Irishtown Nature Park in the north end of the city and the St. Anselme Park in Dieppe also constitute major urban green spaces. The Irishtown Nature Park is located 1.5 km north of the Trans Canada Highway on Elmwood Dr and at 2450 Acres (9.9 sq. km), is one of Canada's largest urban Nature Parks.


Transportation

Moncton is serviced by a newly expanded international airport, the Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM). The GMIA is the third busiest and third largest airport in Atlantic Canada and handles more traffic than all other airports in New Brunswick combined. Passenger volume is expected to exceed 550,000 this year, which represents a doubling of traffic in only the last five years. The ultimate goal is for the airport to handle approximately a million passengers per year. The Greater Moncton International Airport (French: Aéroport international du Grand Moncton) (IATA YQM ICAO CYQM) is located about 10 minutes from downtown Moncton, New Brunswick in the neighbouring city of Dieppe. ... The Greater Moncton International Airport (French: Aéroport international du Grand Moncton) (IATA YQM ICAO CYQM) is located about 10 minutes from downtown Moncton, New Brunswick in the neighbouring city of Dieppe. ...


Regular carriers serving the GMIA (and destinations) include:

A number of charter airlines; including Corsair (France), Air Saint-Pierre (France), Condor (Germany), Air Transat (Canada) and Skyservice (Canada) also fly into the GMIA with direct connections to St. Pierre and Miquelon, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Germany and France. Jazz Air LP (Air Canada Jazz) is an airline based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: City Symbol: Kingfisher Location City Information Established: July 9, 1749 Area: (former city) 79. ... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... WestJet TSX: WJA is a Canadian low-cost carrier based in Calgary, Alberta that flies to most major cities in Canada and now 11 cities in the United States. ... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Motto: Steel City Area: 1,117. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... More than one place has the name Edmonton. ... , Aerial photo of Varadero Varadero is a popular resort town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, and one of the largest in the Caribbean. ... Holguín is the capital of the Cuban Province Holguín. ... For the airport located in Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru see My. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Avancez (go forward) Nickname: The City of Legends Location City Information Established: August 5, 1583 by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I Area: (city) 446. ... Cà dZan - a 1925 Sarasota residence that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places Sarasota is a city in Florida, USA. It is on the west coast of Florida in the central portion of the state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq mi (170,451 km²)  - Width 162 miles (260 km)  - Length 497 miles (800 km)  - % water 17. ... Continental Express (IATA: n/a, ICAO: BTA, and Callsign: Jet Link) is the operating name of ExpressJet Airlines for Continental Airlines. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR), formerly known as Newark International Airport, is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey. ... Corsair rebranded as Corsairfly in 2005 is an airline based in France. ... Air Saint-Pierre is an airline based at Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. ... Condor Boeing 757, new colours Condor Flugdienst is an airline based in Germany. ... Air Transat is an airline based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, operating scheduled and charter flights and serving 90 destinations in 25 countries. ... Skyservice Airlines is a combination business aviation, air ambulance and charter airline based in Ontario, Canada. ...


The GMIA also is a major air cargo trans-shipment centre, rivalling the Halifax International Airport in terms of tonnage shipped. Both FedEx and Purolator have their Atlantic Canada air courier bases located at the airport. FedEx (NYSE: FDX), properly FedEx Corporation, is a company that offers overnight courier, ground, heavy freight, document copying and logistics services. ... Purolator is a Canadian courier service owned primarily by Canada Post. ...


The Moncton Air Traffic Control Centre, located in Riverview and operated by NAV Canada is responsible for high altitude air traffic control over the Maritime Provinces. All flights between eastern North America and Europe pass through Moncton Centre airspace. Riverview Town Hall, Winter 2003 Riverview is a town in south-eastern New Brunswick, Canada located on the south side of the Petitcodiac River, opposite the much larger city of Moncton. ... The Maritimes or Maritime provinces are a region of Canada on the Atlantic coast, consisting of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. ...

Codiac Transit
Codiac Transit

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Moncton is a hub for the Acadian Lines interprovincial bus service. The Greater Moncton Area is also serviced by Codiac Transit, which operates on 25 routes in Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview.


Moncton is located on Route 2 (the Trans-Canada Highway), at the junction of two other major four lane divided highways. Route 2 leads to Halifax in the east and Fredericton and on to central Canada in the west. Route 15 intersects Route 2 at the northeastern boundary of Moncton and leads to northern New Brunswick and also to Prince Edward Island. Route 1 intersects Route 2 just 15 km west of Moncton and leads to Saint John and on to the United States border. None of the other major Maritime cities is more than a two and a half hour drive from Moncton. Because of all these attributes, Moncton has developed as a major transportation, distribution, commercial and retailing centre Trans Canada Highway over Canada Map The Trans-Canada Highway is a federal-provincial highway system that joins all ten provinces of Canada. ... Halifax can refer to any of several things: Halifax, West Yorkshire Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia Halifax (UK Parliament constituency) Earl of Halifax, The Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax Halifax bank Halifax, Nova Scotia Halifax County, Nova Scotia Halifax (electoral district) (Canada) Halifax class frigate HMCS Halifax (FFH 330... For the Canadian federal electoral district of the same name, see Fredericton (electoral district) Fredericton, population 47,560 (greater Fredericton 81,346, both per 2001 census), is the capital of the province of New Brunswick, Canada. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The small under the protection of the great) Official languages None Flower Ladys slipper Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 4 4 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... Saint John is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick. ...


Attractions

The Moncton area has several major attractions:

  • Champlain Place - The largest single story shopping mall in Atlantic Canada with over 150 stores and services, located in Dieppe. Major tenants include Sears, Wal Mart, Sobeys, Future Shop, Sport Chek, Toys R Us, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Eddie Bauer, the Disney Store, etc.
  • Crystal Palace - An indoor amusement park adjacent to Champlain Place that also includes a hotel, restaurant, eight cinema multiplex and a Chapters bookstore/Starbuck's Cafe.
  • Tidal bore - A phenomenon created by the extreme tides of the Bay of Fundy which actually reverses the downstream flow of the Petitcodiac River. A causeway built across the river to Riverview in the 1960s has significantly diminished the effects of the bore. Efforts are underway to have the causeway replaced by a bridge in order to restore the river flow, however there is a great amount of opposition from land owners on the "Lake" or western side of the causeway.
  • Magnetic Hill - An optical illusion created by local topography, is also the site of a major tourism development, including the nationally recognized Magnetic Hill Zoo and a water theme park called Magic Mountain. Magnetic Hill also features a major outdoor concert site. Pope John Paul II held a papal mass there in 1984. The Rolling Stones held a concert there on the 3rd of September, 2005 before 85,000 fans. While major concerts have been held at the facility intermittently over the last 10-12 years, the city now hopes to hold one or two megaconcerts at the facility every year, especially since the infrastructure at the site was upgraded considerably for the Stones concert. This would allow the city to recoup the major cost of these infrastructure improvements.

Moncton is well situated as a tourism destination. There are two national parks (Fundy National Park and Kouchibouguac National Park) within a one hour drive of the city. The warm water beaches of the Northumberland Strait are only 15 minutes away at Parlee Beach in nearby Shediac and New Brunswick's signature natural attraction (the Hopewell Rocks) are only a half hour's drive down the Petitcodiac river valley. The Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island is only a one hour's drive east of the city. Champlain Place is a shopping centre located in Dieppe, New Brunswick. ... Sears Holdings Corporation NASDAQ: SHLD is the third largest retailer in the United States, behind Wal-Mart and The Home Depot. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sobeys TSX: SBY is a Canadian supermarket chain based in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. ... Future Shop is a Canadian electronics retailer. ... 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Other nearby attractions (within 30-60 minutes of the city) include:

Education

Moncton is home to two universities: Université de Moncton, the largest French language university in Canada outside of Quebec,and Atlantic Baptist University, a small Christian liberal arts and science institution. In addition, the University of New Brunswick Moncton Campus offers health sciences degree courses in Nursing and Medical X-ray Technology based out of the Moncton Hospital. Mount Allison University, one of Canada's top ranked undergraduate universities, is located only 30 minutes away in the nearby town of Sackville. Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The Université de Moncton is a French language university in Moncton, New Brunswick serving the Acadian community of Atlantic Canada. ... For the capital, see Quebec City. ... Atlantic Baptist University is a small Christian university located in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. ... KFP 15:06, 14 July 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Located in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, Mount Allison University is noted for being the first in the entire British Empire to award a baccalaureate to a woman. ... Sackville Waterfowl Park Sackville (45°54′N 64°22′W, AST) is a town in Westmorland County, located in South-Eastern New Brunswick, Canada, only eight km from the Nova Scotia border and 45 km from the regional city of Moncton. ...


There are two campuses of the New Brunswick Community College located in the region; NBCC Moncton campus is anglophone while CCNB Dieppe is francophone. These institutions specialize in training for trades and technology. There are also a number of private colleges in the city including the Moncton Flight College, one of Canada's oldest and most prestigious flight schools. New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) or Collège communautare du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) is the community college of New Brunswick. ...


There are 34 public schools in greater Moncton which are administered by separate anglophone and francophone school boards. District One is francophone and administers nine schools in the Moncton area. District two is anglophone and administers 25 schools.


High Schools in the greater Moncton area include

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Health facilities

There are two major regional referral and teaching hospitals in Moncton; The Moncton Hospital, (principally anglophone, 400 beds, affiliated with Dalhousie University Medical School, tertiary services in neurosurgery, vascular surgery, orthopedics, trauma, burn unit, medical oncology, neonatal intensive care,) and the Hopital Georges-L. Dumont, (principally francophone, 350 beds, affiliated with Université de Sherbrooke Medical School, tertiary services in oncology (including radiation oncology) and nephrology). Between these two institutions, Moncton serves as the main medical referral centre for the central Maritime region. Dalhousie University is a university located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Université de Sherbrooke is a large university with three distinct campuses, two of which are located in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, and another, which is located in Longueuil, approximately 170 km west of Sherbrooke. ...


Media

Television

  • Channel 2 (Cable 8): CKCW, CTV
  • Channel 7 (Cable 3): CBAT-2, CBC
  • Channel 11 (Cable 12): CBAFT, SRC
  • Channel 27 (Cable 6): CIHF-3, Global

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Radio

There are a total of 14 broadcast radio stations (ten English and four French) in the city. These stations include:

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Moncton's daily newspaper is the Times & Transcript (anglophone—New Brunswick's second largest circulation daily newspaper). L'Acadie Nouvelle, based in Caraquet, serves the francophone population. The Times & Transcript is New Brunswicks largest daily newspaper. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Official languages English, French Flower Violet Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 10 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 11th 72 908 km² 71 450 km² 1... Caraquet is a town in northern New Brunswick, Canada, on the Baie des Chaleurs. ...


Buildings

The Assumption Place Building
The Assumption Place Building
  • Aliant Tower- A 127 metre concrete microwave communications tower, built in 1971, which is the tallest structure in New Brunswick. (Formally known as the NBTel Tower)
  • Assumption Place- A 20 storey office building which is the headquarters of the Assumption Mutual Life Insurance Corporation. This building is 80.8 meters in height and is tied with Brunswick Square, (Saint John, New Brunswick) as the tallest building in the province.
  • Blue Cross Centre- Although only 8 stories tall, this building is architecturally distinctive and encompasses a full city block. It is the headquarters of Medavie Blue Cross Insurance.
  • The Delta Beausejour Hotel - is the city's premier hotel and major conference facility.

There are about a half dozen other buildings in Moncton that range between eight and twelve stories in height, including the Brunswick Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Terminal Plaza office complex. None of these buildings however are imposing enough to really help define the city. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (731x626, 369 KB) Summary Edited version of 4lass. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (731x626, 369 KB) Summary Edited version of 4lass. ... The NBTel Tower, now known as the Aliant Tower, is a 127 metre high tower of reinforced concrete located in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. ... The Assumption Place Building Assumption Place is an office building in the Canadian Province of New Brunswick in the city of Moncton. ... Saint John is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick. ... The Blue Cross Centre is a large and prominent office building located in the downtown district of the city of Moncton, New Brunswick The building boasts a three story building facing Main Street and an 8-story tower to the south, joined by a unique atrium. ...


Economy

The educational and health care sectors are major factors in the local economy; the Moncton Hospital alone employing over two thousand people. Despite this, the underpinnings of the local economy remain based on Moncton's commercial, distribution, transportation and retailing heritage. Moncton's central location in the Maritimes is the reason for this. Within a three hour drive of Moncton live 1.4 million people. This is a much larger catchment area than any other city in Atlantic Canada. Despite the longstanding rivalry between Moncton and Halifax, the two cities have recently joined together to promote the concept of a Moncton-Halifax growth corridor, building on the strengths of the two cities as well as the intervening communities including Truro, Amherst and Sackville. Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... One of Truros tree sculptures Truro (2001 population 11,457; area population 44,276) is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Nova Scotia welcome centre in Amherst, Nova Scotia Amherst is a town in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada, approximately 194 kilometres northwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia and 3 kilometres from the New Brunswick border. ... Sackville Waterfowl Park Sackville (45°54′N 64°22′W, AST) is a town in Westmorland County, located in South-Eastern New Brunswick, Canada, only eight km from the Nova Scotia border and 45 km from the regional city of Moncton. ...


A number of regionally prominent corporations have their head offices in Moncton including Atlantic Lottery Corporation, Assumption Mutual Life Insurance, Medavie Blue Cross Insurance, Pizza Delight, Major Drilling International, and Co-op Atlantic. There are a number of major call centres in the city including Asurion, ExxonMobil, Royal Bank of Canada, UPS, Fairmont Hotels, Rogers Communications, America Online and OAO Technologies. A burgeoning high tech sector includes companies such as Whitehill Technologies, Nanoptix and Spielo Manufacturing. Several arms of the Irving corporate empire have their head offices in Greater Moncton. These include Midland Transport, Majesta/Royale Tissues, Irving Personal Care, Master Packaging and Cavendish Farms. Hub Meat Packers is a major employer in the city. Armour transportation group is based in Moncton and other trucking companies maintain large regional trucking depots in the city. Molson/Coors Breweries has recently begun construction of a new brewery in the Caledonia Industrial Park. The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) is an organization which operates lottery games in Atlantic Canada. ... Pizza Delight Logo Typical Pizza Delight Restaraunt Pizza Delight was founded in 1968 in Shediac, New Brunswick by Bernard Imbeault and two of his friends. ... Asurion, Inc. ... Exxon Mobil Corporation or ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) is the largest publicly traded, integrated oil and gas company in the world, formed on November 30, 1999, by the merger of Exxon and Mobil. ... The Royal Bank of Canada (TSX: RY, NYSE: RY) is Canadas largest chartered bank. ... United Parcel Service, Inc. ... Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a Toronto, Ontario based owner/operator of luxury hotels and resorts in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Bermuda, Barbados, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. ... Rogers Communications Inc. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... J.D. Irving Limited is a privately owned forestry, transportation and food processing holding company which forms part of the Irving group of companies. ... Molson Coors Brewing Company (TSX: TAP; NYSE: TAP) is a company created by the merger of two of the worlds largest breweries, Coors of the United States and Molson of Canada, on February 9, 2005. ...


A new four lane Gunningsville Bridge has just been opened, connecting downtown Riverview directly with downtown Moncton. On the Moncton side, the bridge will connect with an extension of Vaughan Harvey Boulevard as well as to Assumption Boulevard and will serve as a catalyst for growth along the riverfront. Major planned developments include a convention centre, two new hotels, a new regional courthouse, an expansion to the Blue Cross centre and new retail including an expansion of Highfield Square (the main downtown mall). On the Riverview side, the bridge will connect to a new bypass around the town and is expected to serve as a catalyst for development in east Riverview. View of the the old Gunningsville Bridge (right) next the new bridge nearing completion (left). ...


The retail sector in Moncton is increasingly becoming one of the most important aspects of the local economy. Major retail projects such as the Wheeler Park Power Centre on Trinity Drive have quickly become major destinations for locals and tourists alike. Major tenants of this development include Atlantic Superstore, Costco, Winners, HomeSense, Wal-Mart, Kent Building Supplies, Sears, Staples, Old Navy, Pier 1 Imports, Empire Theatres and the Home Depot. Atlantic Superstore is an upscale supermarket chain of 51 stores in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. ... Costco Wholesale Corporation NASDAQ: COST is a membership warehouse club chain and headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, United States, with its flagship warehouse #1 in nearby Seattle. ... Winners is a Canadian family apparel, giftware, fine jewelry, home fashions, accessories and family footwear retailer with 168 stores across the country, As of 2004. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Kent Building Supplies (commonly known simply as Kent) is a chain of 29 retail home improvement stores in Atlantic Canada, owned by J.D. Irving Limited. ... Sears Holdings Corporation NASDAQ: SHLD is the third largest retailer in the United States, behind Wal-Mart and The Home Depot. ... Typical Staples Business Depot store-front Staples Business Depot is a retail brand of The Business Depot, Ltd. ... Old Navy is a brand of clothing and chain of stores owned by Gap Inc. ... Pier 1 Imports, Inc. ... Empire Theatres TSX: EPC.P is Canadas second largest movie theatre circuit, and the only major circuit operating in Atlantic Canada. ... The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is a home improvement retailer that aims for both the do-it-yourself consumer and the professional in home improvement construction. ...


Government

Municipal government consists of a mayor and ten city councillors elected to four year terms of office. The council is non partisan with the mayor serving as the chairman, casting a ballot only in cases of a tie vote. There are four wards electing two councillors each with an additional two councillors selected at large by the general electorate. Day to day operation of the city is under the control of a City Manager.


The current mayor of Moncton is Lorne Mitton (elected May 2004). Lorne Mitton is the current mayor of Moncton, New Brunswick. ...


Councillors:

  • Kathryn M. Barnes - At Large
  • Norman Crossman - Ward 1
  • Merrill A. Henderson - Ward 2
  • Brian A.Q. Hicks - Ward 3
  • Chris Collins - Ward 4
  • Pierre Boudreau - At Large
  • Steven Boyce - Ward 1
  • Doug Robertson - Ward 2
  • Steve Mitton - Ward 3
  • René (Pepsi) Landry - Ward 4

Provincially, six ridings (out of 55 in the legislative assembly) are located in the greater Moncton area. Elected MLA's (and party affiliations) include:

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Moncton is located in the federal riding of Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, the current representative of which is Brian Murphy, (Liberal). Mr. Murphy had previously been a highly regarded mayor of Moncton. It should be noted that portions of Dieppe are located in the federal riding of Beausejour and portions of Riverview are located in the riding of Fundy Royal. The representatives for these two ridings respectively are Dominic LeBlanc,(Liberal) and Rob Moore, (Conservative). Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe is the name of a federal electoral district (or riding) in New Brunswick, Canada. ... Brian Murphy may refer to: A British actor most noted for his role as George Roper in the sitcom George and Mildred A former mayor of Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada A former captain of the Zimbabwean cricket team A mathematician Brian Murphy was an ice hockey player in the... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Dieppe is the name of several places and events: Dieppe, France (pop. ... Beauséjour is the name of a federal electoral district in eastern New Brunswick, Canada. ... There are many places named Riverview: // Australia Riverview, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney Riverview, Queensland, a suburb of Ipswich Canada Riverview, New Brunswick Riverview, Ontario, a neigbourhood in Ottawa Riverview Collegiate Institute, a high school in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada United States of America Riverview, Alabama Riverview, Arkansas... Fundy Royal in relation to the other New Brunswick ridings Fundy Royal (Fundy—Royal from 1966 to 2003; Fundy in 2003-2004) Fundy Royal is a federal electoral district in southern New Brunswick, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968. ... The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, PC, MP (born December 14, 1967 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Rob Moore. ... Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ...


Famous Monctonians

Although not everyone in this list was born in Moncton, they all live or have lived in Moncton and have had significant connections to the community.

  • MUSICIANS:
    • Eric's Trip and Julie Doiron, indie rock musicians
    • Hope Internationally known punk rock band. Toured with the Vans Warped Tour in 2002
    • Marie-Jo Thério, Acadian singer and actress
    • Lina Boudreau, Acadian songstress
    • George Hebert, guitar player and member of Anne Murray's band since the 1970s.
    • Theresa Malenfant, jazz and blues singer
    • Jasper Wood, internationally renowned concert violinist
    • Roger Lord, internationally renowned concert pianist, brother of Premier Bernard Lord
    • An Acoustic Sin, Internationally known for their heart-touching genuine music
    • Bernard Houlahan, internationally renowned folk signer.
    • Mike Cormier, Acadian playwright and hip hop artist
  • ACTORS & ACTRESSES:
    • Marshall Button, artistic director of the Capitol Theatre, comedian, created the character "Lucien"
    • Sandy Gillis, comedian, better known as "Jimmy the Janitor"
    • Robb Wells, actor, plays "Ricky" on TV's Trailer Park Boys
    • Viola Léger, actress & Canadian Senator, known for her role as La Sagouine
    • Jessica Stutt, actress & political activist, known for her role in TV's Under the Umbrella Tree
    • Holly Dignard, actress, plays "Nicole Miller" on CTV series "Whistler"
  • AUTHORS:
  • ATHLETES:
  • ACADEMICS:
    • Northrop Frye (1912-1991), scholar and literary critic
    • James E. Lockyer, law professor and former New Brunswick Minister of Justice
    • Donald Savoie, political scientist.
  • LAWYERS & POLITICIANS:
    • Ivan Cleveland Rand (1884-1969), Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Creator of the Rand Formula which sees union dues automatically subtracted from workers salaries. Member of the UN Special Committee on Palestine which oversaw the partition of Palestine in 1947.
    • Michel Bastarache, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
    • Henry Robert Emmerson (1853-1914), Premier of New Brunswick (1897-1900), Federal Minister of Railways and Canals (1904-1907)
    • Clifford William Robinson (1866-1944), Premier of New Brunswick (1907-1908), Canadian Senator
    • Frank McKenna, Premier of New Brunswick (1987-1997), former Canadian ambassador to the United States of America.
    • Raymond Frenette, Premier of New Brunswick (1997-1998)
    • Bernard Lord, Current Premier of New Brunswick.
    • Herménégilde Chiasson, artist, academic, current Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
    • Roméo LeBlanc, former federal cabinet minister, Senator and Speaker of the Canadian Senate. Governor-General of Canada (1995-1999).
    • Claudette Bradshaw, former federal Minister of Labour (1998-2004)
  • PHOTOGRAPHERS:
    • Dolores Breau, renowned and award winning Acadian photographer.

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Robb Wells (b. ... It has been suggested that Rickyisms be merged into this article or section. ... The Honourable Viola Léger (born June 29, 1930) is a Acadian-Canadian actress and former Canadian Senator. ... Jessica Stutt is an actor, student and political activist. ... Under the Umbrella Tree (1986) is a Canadian family television series created by Noreen Young in 1986. ... Sheree Fitch (December 3, 1956) is a Canadian childrens author who currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the United States. ... Gérald LeBlanc, acadian poet, born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick in 1947, passed away in 2005 in Moncton where he lived since his university studies in 1971. ... Antonine Maillet in 1984 The Honourable Antonine Maillet, PC, CC, OQ, ONB, LL.D, FRSC, (born May 10, 1929) is a Canadian Acadian novelist, playwright, and scholar. ... The Christian Science Monitor (CSM) is an international newspaper published daily, Monday through Friday. ... René Goguen (born December 15, 1983 in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada), better known by his stage name René Duprée, is a French Canadian professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand and is currently competing in WWEs developmental territory Deep South Wrestling. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Gordon Arthur Gordie Drillon (October 23, 1913 - September 22, 1986) was a Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame ice hockey player. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame in a former bank building The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, celebrates the history of ice hockey, with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with... Russ Howard (born: February 19, 1956) is a Canadian curler from Moncton, New Brunswick but originally from Ontario. ... Rheal Paul Cormier (born April 23, 1967) is a Canadian of Acadian ancestry who is a pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Terry Moore: (born 1929) a film actress Terry Moore: (1912-1995) a Major League Baseball player [1] Terry Moore: a comic books writer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Yvon Durelle, born October 14, 1929 in Baie-Ste-Anne, New Brunswick, Canada, was a British Empire champion boxer. ... Northrop Frye Herman Northrop Frye, CC, MA, D.Litt. ... The Honourable Ivan Cleveland Rand (April 27, 1884 – January 2, 1969) was a Canadian lawyer, politician, academic, and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. ... The Rand formula (also referred to as automatic check-off) refers to a workplace situation where payment of labour union dues is mandatory even if the worker is not a member of the union. ... The Honourable Michel Bastarache, B.A., LL.L., LL.B., D.E.S. The Honourable Justice Michel Bastarache, BA , LL.L , LL.B , D.E.S. Born June 10, 1947. ... The Honourable Henry Robert Emmerson, PC (September 25, 1853 – July 9, 1914) was a New Brunswick politician and businessman. ... Clifford William Robinson (September 1, 1866-July 27, 1944) was a New Brunswick politician. ... The Honourable Francis Joseph Frank McKenna, PC, ONB (born January 19, 1948, in Apohaqui, New Brunswick, Canada) is a Canadian politician and diplomat. ... Joseph Raymond (Ray) Frenette, a politician was a longtime MLA in the province of New Brunswick. ... Bernard Lord, LL.B. , BA (born September 27, 1965 in Roberval, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. ... His Honour the Honourable Dr. Herménégilde Chiasson (born St. ... The Right Honourable Roméo-Adrien LeBlanc, PC, CC, ONB, CMM, CD (born December 18, 1927 in Memramcook, New Brunswick) is a former Governor General of Canada. ... The Honourable Claudette Bradshaw, PC, MP (born April 8, 1949) is a Canadian politician and the current Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, New Brunswick, first elected on June 2, 1997. ...

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