Walkerton, Ontario

Walkerton, Ontario

Walkerton is a town and is the county seat of Bruce County, Ontario. It is located on the Saugeen River and 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 jail and courthouse complex. 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 Biesenthal who currently has six world championship medals, an Olympic silver medal as a member of the quad sculls crew in 1996 and the women's eights in 2000 where she received bronze. She also took part in Pan Am Games champion 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 2000 and seven resultant deaths, with thousands of people sick please see: "Walkerton Tragedy".

References

External links

* [http://town.walkerton.on.ca/ Town web site]
*http://canadanews.about.com/cs/walkerton/
* [http://www.iwaponline.com/wst/04703/wst047030001.htm Water Science and Technology article]


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