Brockville

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;airing grievances" and performing "feats of strength". This annual tradition is celebrated on the third Saturday every December. * In 2007, a Wisconsin man requested permission to erect a Festivus pole next to Green Bay (Green Bay, Wisconsin) City Hall's nativity scene as a response to public religious and secular displays.


strong high

such as Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Close to 50 Brockville Area Youth are offered an opportunity to participate in a national level rowing program annually. The club has also sent athletes to cities across Europe and Asia to compete at international regattas as part of the Canadian National Team. Thousand Islands Secondary School is home to a strong high school track & field and cross-country running program. The Pirates have captured numerous Canadian championships and have won 5


school offering

Community Christian School located 20 minutes from downtown Brockville is a privately funded Christian school offering pre-school through grade 8 in a Christian environment. Fulford Academy is a private boarding school for international students grades 7 - 10 learning English as a Second Language (ESL).


professional quality

and entertains at charitable fundraising events. Since 1995, the band's musical director and conductor has been trumpeter and music teacher Lance Besharah. St. Lawrence College in Brockville is home to the Music Theatre - Performance Program which trains students to enter the professional world of musical theatre. SLC Stage produces three professional quality musicals each season at the Brockville Arts Centre. The Brockville Arts Centre is a 710-seat, newly refurbished theatre venue with a full season


active international

also be a viable option as it offers relatively easy air-to-rail connections. There is no scheduled bus or rail service to southeastern Ontario from Watertown (Watertown (New York)) or Syracuse (Syracuse (New York)). By car Brockville is located on Highway 401 about 50 minutes east of Kingston (Kingston (Ontario)) and two hours west of Montreal. There is no active international crossing within Brockville, despite its close proximity to Morristown NY. A ferry once joined the two


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such as Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Close to 50 Brockville Area Youth are offered an opportunity to participate in a national level rowing program annually. The club has also sent athletes to cities across Europe and Asia to compete at international regattas as part of the Canadian National Team. Thousand Islands Secondary School is home to a strong high school track & field and cross-country running program. The Pirates have captured numerous Canadian championships and have won 5


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by the league's all-time leading scorers Luc Chabot. Although losing to Orillia, Ontario in the Ontario playdowns, the team was a memorable one. Notable members of this team were all-time Braves leading scorer Larry Mitchell, Breault, Paul Duford, Tim Dubas, Dan Nummikoski, Steve Rachwal, Chad Badawey and Rob White. Since that championship, the team has experienced more bad times than good. The late 80's and early 90's were not good to the Braves, who failed to make the playoffs multiple times. In 1997


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. '''CJMJ-FM''' is an adult contemporary radio station at 100.3 FM (FM radio) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The station uses the brand name '''Majic 100''', and promotes itself as "Today's Soft Rock". It is also one of three adult contemporary outlets (other than CHQM-FM Vancouver and CFJR-FM Brockville) owned by Bell Media Radio. Even though still using the "Soft" in its slogan (like all Bell Media-owned ACs), the station has begun to lean in a more adult top 40 sound, like its sister AC outlets that lean at a much younger audience. Ottawa and Brockville, Ontario's CFJR-FM are the only market with a Bell Media AC station having other rival AC stations (the only AC station from the company, Vancouver's CHQM-FM, would be the only AC station there). '''CJMJ-FM''' is an adult contemporary radio station at 100.3 FM (FM radio) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The station uses the brand name '''Majic 100''', and promotes itself as "Today's Soft Rock". It is also one of three adult contemporary outlets (other than CHQM-FM Vancouver and CFJR-FM Brockville) owned by Bell Media Radio. Even though still using the "Soft" in its slogan (like all Bell Media-owned ACs), the station has begun to lean in a more adult top 40 sound, like its sister AC outlets that lean at a much younger audience. Ottawa and Brockville, Ontario's CFJR-FM are the only market with a Bell Media AC station having other rival AC stations (the only AC station from the company, Vancouver's CHQM-FM, would be the only AC station there). Family and legal career After the war, Matheson met Edith Bickley, a radiologist's assistant, in St. Anne de Bellevue Hospital in Montreal, Quebec. He said they would never have met if she hadn’t been such a curious nurse. The couple married and eventually had six children. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Master of Arts (Master of Arts (postgraduate)) degree from Mount Allison University, and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario. He was called to the Bar (Call to the bar) of Ontario in 1948 and was created a Queen's Counsel in 1967. He practiced law with the firm of Matheson, Henderson & Hart in Brockville, Ontario. John now resides in Kingston, Ontario in the St. Lawrence Place retirement residence. *Montreal – Jonquière train to Shawinigan, Chambord (Chambord, Quebec), and Jonquière *''Toronto-Montreal'' to Cornwall (Cornwall, Ontario), Brockville, Kingston (Kingston, Ontario), Belleville (Belleville, Ontario), Oshawa and Toronto Suttles made his first appearance in the Closed Canadian Chess Championship at Brockville, 1961, at age 15, and scored 3 11. http: www.chessmetrics.com, the Duncan Suttles results file. Suttles won the British Columbia Championship in 1963 and 1966. http: www.ncf.ca bw998 canchess.html. In his second Closed, he scored 8.5 from 15 games at Winnipeg 1963, finishing just above the middle of the strongest and youngest field yet seen in a Canadian final. Suttles tied for 3rd-5th places in the 1964 Canadian Open Chess Championship in Toronto, and as the top junior, qualified for the 1965 Junior World Chess Championship. ''Chess on the Edge'', by Bruce Harper and Yasser Seirawan, Chess'n Math Association publishers, Montreal 2008, p. xii. At home in Vancouver for the 1965 Canadian Championship, Suttles scored 8 11 and finished second, behind eight-time champion Daniel Yanofsky. As a dual Canadian-American citizen, Suttles was also eligible for the United States Championship, New York 1965-66, in which he finished last with 2.5 11, an event won by Bobby Fischer. In the meantime, an initial group of officers had been sent to Brockville to undergo special training and the Regiment left for Valcartier, where it underwent intensive training from December 1941 to mid-April 1942. It was subsequently sent to Nanaimo, British Columbia, where it participated in the defence of Canada as part of the 13th Infantry Brigade, 6th Canadian Infantry Division. This was the first time that a Francophone regiment had been stationed on Vancouver Island. In the year 1861, a major development also occurred when which a second unit, The Brockville Infantry Company, came into existence. Despite being similar in some respects the Rifles wore the traditional dark green of a rifle company and the infantry wore the scarlet red, common of all line infantry. Five years later the units were reorganized into the 41st Brockville Battalion of Rifles. This battalion had six companies spread across immediate area. The organisation was as follows: 1 Coy was in Brockville, 2 Coy was in Gananoque, 3 Coy was in Perth (Perth, Ontario), 4 Coy was in Merrickville, 5 Coy was in Carleton Place, and finally 6 Coy was in Pakenham. At the same time the 42nd Battalion of Infantry came into existence, however they became the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment. Later during the Fenian Raids, the regiment was successful in combating and fending off the Fenian Brotherhood in the raids of 1866 and 1870. The regiment also contributed troops to the Boer War in 1899. The Brocks train regularly in either CFB Petawawa or at CFB Kingston. On some occasions the unit has even conducted urban style training exercises in the City of Brockville. Members of the unit can usually expect to train a minimum of one night a week and one weekend exercise a month. Often, members of the unit will train and parade more often. Training consists of basic infantry soldier skills, individual battle task standards, and more advanced training that is more pertinent to current operations overseas in Afghanistan, which is usually headed by senior members with one or more deployments to Afghanistan. The unit often trains with its sister unit, The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, as well as participating in Brigade level training exercises with 33 Canadian Brigade Group. The '''Brockville railway station''' in Brockville, Ontario, Canada is served by Via Rail trains running from Toronto to Ottawa and Montreal. It is staffed, with ticket sales, free outdoor parking, telephones, washrooms, and wheelchair access to the platform and trains. Via Rail - Station Description His working life began as a farmer in Rochester (Rochester, New York), New York, then moved on to being a machinist's apprentice in Almonte, Ontario. In 1873 journeyman Neilson worked in Brockville, Ontario, moving on in 1889 to retail store. Afterward he sold his store in 1890 and moved to Toronto and began a grocery store that eventually failed. Leaving his family behind, he moved to North Dakota to work as a farmer with his brother Jessie. - CNL3 XBR Brockville-Thousand Islands Regional Tackaberry Airport (Brockville Municipal Airport) Brockville, Ontario - - CPH8 Brockville (Medical) Heliport (List of heliports in Canada#31) Brockville, Ontario - - Brockville, Ontario CJPT (CJPT-FM) 103.7 FM ''"Bob FM"'' the Toronto Coach Terminal, Coach Canada operates casino shuttles from Toronto to Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls. Under the Megabus (Megabus (North America)) Canada brand, Coach Canada operates double-decker buses to Montreal via Kingston (Kingston, Ontario) with stops in Kirkland, QC (Kirkland, Quebec), Cornwall (Cornwall, Ontario), Brockville, and the Scarborough Centre Bus Terminal. Coach Canada also operates buses to Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, Ontario), with select buses going to Buffalo (Buffalo, New York) and Buffalo International Airport. In conjunction with Megabus USA (operated by Coach USA), Coach Canada operates buses to Buffalo, NY, Buffalo International Airport, Rochester (Rochester, New York) on limited schedules, Syracuse (Syracuse, New York), New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Please see the Toronto Hub section on this page (Megabus (North America)) for more information on their schedules. birth_date


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, tinsmiths, a foundry, a brewery, and several hotels. By 1854, a patent medicine industry had sprung up in Brockville and in bordering Morristown (Morristown (village), New York), NY featuring products such as "Dr Morse's Indian Root Pills", "Dr. McKenzie's Worm Tablets" and later, "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People". thumb The south portal of the Brockville Railway Tunnel Brockville Tunnel (File:Brockville - ON - Railway Tunnel.jpg), Canada's first railway tunnel, opened in 1860 In 1855, Brockville was chosen as a divisional point of the new Grand Trunk Railway between Montreal and Toronto. This contributed to its growth as it could offer jobs in railway maintenance and related fields. At the same time, the north–south line of the Brockville and Ottawa Railway was built to join the St. Lawrence River ship route with the timber trade of the Ottawa Valley. A well-engineered tunnel for this railway was dug and blasted underneath the middle of Brockville. The Brockville Tunnel was the first railway tunnel in Canada. Brockville and many other towns in Canada West became involved in the threatened Fenian invasion after the American Civil War in 1865. In June 1866 the Irish-American "Brotherhood of Fenians" invaded Canada. They launched raids across the Niagara River into Canada West and from Vermont into Canada East. Canadian Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald called on the volunteer militia companies in every town to protect Canada. The Brockville Infantry Company and the Brockville Rifle Company (now The Brockville Rifles) were mobilized. The unsuccessful Fenian Raids were a catalyst that contributed to the creation of the new Dominion of Canada in 1867. By 1869, Brockville had a population of 5000 and a station on the Grand Trunk Railway. It was the County Town of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and a port of Entry. Steamers stopped in Brockville daily while plying between Montreal, Kingston, Toronto and Hamilton. The Brockville and Ottawa Railway connected Brockville with Smith's Falls, Perth, Almonte, Carleton Place and Sandy Point. During the summer, a steam ferry plied every half hour between Brockville and Morrisburg New York. The province of Ontario gazetteer and directory. H. McEvoy Editor and Compiler, Toronto : Robertson & Cook, Publishers, 1869 In 1962 Brockville was granted official status as a city. Its coat of arms featured a beehive surrounded by a golden chain and bears the motto ''Industria, Intelligentia, Prosperitas''. This is an official heraldic design. Brockville is one of the few cities that has a recognized heraldic flag. Climate

Brockville

'''Brockville''', formerly Elizabethtown, is a city in Eastern Ontario, Canada in the Thousand Islands region. Although it is the seat of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville it is politically independent (Independent city) of the county and is included with Leeds and Grenville for census purposes only.

Known as the "City of the 1000 Islands", Brockville is located on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River opposite Morristown, New York (Morristown (village), New York) about half-way between Cornwall (Cornwall, Ontario) to the east and Kingston (Kingston, Ontario) to the west and roughly a 50-minute drive south of the national capital of Ottawa. It is one of Ontario's oldest communities and is named after the British general Sir Isaac Brock.

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