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Haldimand County

Haldimand County, Ont, incorporated as a city in 2001, population 44 876 (2011c), 45 212 (2006c). The City of Haldimand County is situated on the north shore of LAKE ERIE along the GRAND RIVER, 20 km south of HAMILTON.

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Courtenay

Courtenay, BC, incorporated as a city, population 24 099 (2011c), 21 940 (2006c). The City of Courtenay is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, 220 km by road north of Victoria. The city is situated on a narrow plain, with mountains to the west rising over 2000 m.

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Cranbrook

Cranbrook, BC, incorporated as a city in 1905, population 19 319 (2011c), 18 329 (2006c). The City of Cranbrook lies near the western edge of the ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRENCH, in the Kootenay region, 845 km east of Vancouver.

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Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek, BC, incorporated as a city in 1958, population 11 583 (2011c), 10 994 (2006c). The City of Dawson Creek is located near the British Columbia-Alberta border, about 406 km northeast of Prince George and 589 km northwest of Edmonton.

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Swift Current

Swift Current began to adopt the persona of a community in 1883 with the appearance of a dam, water tank, freight sheds, roadhouse and dining room. For many years it has served a large ranching, mixed-farming and grain-farming area.

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Côte-Saint-Luc

Côte-Saint-Luc, originally settled in the 18th century, remained a farming community until the middle of the 20th century. In 1818, the total population of the community was 209; in 1940 it had only reached 747.

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Dauphin

Pierre de LA VÉRENDRYE first visited the area in the 1730s and gave the name Dauphin, for the eldest son of the king of France, to a post in the area (1741).

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Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield draws its labour force from the local population and its history is marked by often violent labour disputes (see COMPANY TOWNS). Originally (1874) it was called Salaberry, in honour of Charles d'Irumberry de SALABERRY.

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Red Deer

Red Deer, Alta, incorporated as a city in 1913, population 90 564 (2011c), 83 154 (2006c). The City of Red Deer is located on the RED DEER RIVER, 150 km south of Edmonton.

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Dollard-des-Ormeaux

The territory that would become Dollard-des-Ormeaux was originally part of the Parish of Ste-Geneviève, founded in 1741. This parish suffered a series of divisions. Dollard-des-Ormeaux became a distinct municipality after the decision by the parish to impose a tax for road improvements.

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Dolbeau-Mistassini

Dolbeau-Mistassini, Qué, City, pop 14 879 (2001c), 15 214 A (1996c), area 295.67 km2, inc 1997, comprises the 2 former communities of Dolbeau and MISTASSINI. Dolbeau-Mistassini is located at the confluence of the Mistassini and Mistassibi rivers, just north of Lac SAINT-JEAN.

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Vaudreuil-Dorion

The area was granted to Philippe de Rigaud de VAUDREUIL in 1703. However, it was his successor, Michel Chartier de Lotbinière, who fostered the settlement and development of the seigneury that he had bought from the Vaudreuil family in 1763. The FUR TRADE and agriculture supported the local economy.

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Dorval

Dorval was a farming community and a resort area until the outset of the Second World War. In 1941 it became the home of the FERRY COMMAND and of a military airport, today's Montréal International Airport. After the war, this airport was an economic magnet.

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Drummondville

Originally settled by English soldiers and French settlers, it became a focal point for people because it was easy to cross the river at the foot of the falls. Potash manufacturing was the town's first economic activity.

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Dryden

Dryden, Ont, incorporated as a city in the Kenora District in 1998, population 7617 (2011c), 8195 (2006c). The City of Dryden is situated on Wabigoon Lake in northwest Ontario, 340 km northwest of Thunder Bay.

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Duncan

Duncan, BC, incorporated as a city in 1912, population 4932 (2011c), 4986 (2006c).

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Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta, incorporated as a city in 1904, population 932,546 (2016 c) 812,201 (2011 c). Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, and is located on the North Saskatchewan River, near the geographical centre of the province. Commonly known as the "Gateway to the North," it is strategically situated on an economic divide between the highly-productive farmlands of central Alberta and a vast, resource-rich northern hinterland.

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Edmundston

Edmundston, NB, incorporated as a city in 1952, population 16 032 (2011c), 16 643 (2006c). The City of Edmundston is nestled on the eastern bank of the SAINT JOHN RIVER, opposite Madawaska, Maine, and 285 km north of FREDERICTON.

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Enderby

Enderby, BC, incorporated as a city in 1905, population 2932 (2011c), 2828 (2006c). The City of Enderby is located on the Shuswap River 13 km north of Armstrong and 19 km south of Salmon Arm.