- Walkerton, Ontario
Walkerton is a
townand is the county seat of Bruce County, Ontario. It is located on the Saugeen Riverand is 75 km southwest of Owen Sound.
The town was incorporated in 1871 and was named after Joseph Walker, who settled in this area in 1850. On
January 1 1999, it became part of the Municipality of Brockton.
The Postal Code is N0G 2V0.
The town is also rumored to have been placed in the "
Guinness World Records" for having a church on each corner of the jailand courthousecomplex. This as of yet is not proven, although it has been covered by Ripley's Believe It or Not! [cite web |url=http://town.walkerton.on.ca/Chamber/History.html |title=Walkerton & District Chamber of Commerce: History |accessdate=2008-06-08 |date=2006 ] The town is also home town to Laryssa Biesenthalwho currently has six world championship medals, an Olympic silver medal as a member of the quad scullscrew in 1996 and the women's eights in 2000 where she received bronze. She also took part in Pan Am Gameschampion in double sculls.
A town map is available here : [http://town.walkerton.on.ca/images/Maps/WalkertonMap.pdf] County Map" [http://town.walkerton.on.ca/images/Maps/BruceCounty.gif]
Walkerton has two highschools, Walkerton District Secondary School, and Sacred Heart High School.
Robyn Coleman, commonly mistaken for profesional bodybuilder, Ronnie Coleman, is a proud founding father of Walkerton. She is distinctly defined by her ginger complexion and Esprit glasses. She enjoys yoga, freckles, and ginger tea!
2000 Water Contamination Incident
For the incident of the water contamination in
2000and seven resultant deaths, with thousands of people sick please see: " Walkerton Tragedy".
* [http://town.walkerton.on.ca/ Town web site]
* [http://www.iwaponline.com/wst/04703/wst047030001.htm Water Science and Technology article]
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