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The Consilium

The history of the consilium over time.

The Consilium of Snowy Lands is Created

1900

The Consilium of Snowy Lands is Created

Weighed, Measured, and Found Wanting

1901

The newly formed Free Council is not a recognized Order thus not eligible for Citizenship

Free Council Joins the Consilum

1910

The Free Council have proven themselves as an Order to the Consilium and thus its membership are now eligible for membership

The Consilium is Renamed

1914

The Consilium is renamed Consilium of Rising Waters

Consilum Reorginaized

1914 - 1918

Any Citizen of German, Austrian, Hungarian, and Ottoman decent are to be removed from any and all positions within the Consilium and their Citizenship revoked

Concilium Reoganized

1939 - 1946

Any Citizen of German and Italian decent are to be removed from any and all positions within the Consilium and their Citizenship revoked due to WWII.

New Citizenship Rules Introduced

1947

New rules for revoking Citizenship of Consilium introduced

Underground Shelters Built in North Bay

1951

In an attempt to test the viability of an under-city, underground shelters are built at North Bay, covered up by the Construction of the RCAFB there.

The Consilium is Renamed

January 1976

The Consilium is renamed The Children of Gichigami

Offlimits!

1995

The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald is deemed off limits to all mages of the Consilium, unless you have special permission.

Banned

2008

The Mysterium are banned from building a new Athenaeum within the limits of the Consilium for a minimum of five years.

Sault Ste. Marie

First Record

1623

Étienne Brûlé of France names the area Sault de Gaston

Renamed

1668

French Jesuit missionaries renamed it Sault Sainte Marie

First Area Fishery

1783

North West Company sets up the area's first fishery

Destruction Comes to the North West Company

July 20, 1814

An American force destroyed the North West Company depot on the north shore of the St. Marys River.

Town Incorperation

1887

Sault Ste. Marie incorporated as a town

Doran’s Brewery Founded

1907

Royal Victoria Hospital Hospital Founded

1907

Plummer Hospital Founded as Royal Victoria Hospital

Angelina Napolitano Case

1911

Angelina Napolitano is the first person in Canada to use the battered woman defence for murder.

Lake Superior Power Company

1912

Lake Superior Power Company builds newsprint mill at Sault Ste. Marie

The Sault Daily Star

1912

Sault Star daily publications begin and is renamed The Sault Daily Star

Door to Door Mail Service Begins

1912

Door to door mail delivery begins with 8 letter carriers across the City (Arthur Irwin, Harry Donnelly, Eugene Gardi, Russ Miskimins, Bob Gow, Jack Smith, George Martin, Harvey McIntyre)

Salvation Army Citadel Opens

1912

Salvation Army Citadel opens

Lyon’s Fuel & Supplies Co Opens

1912

James Lyons opens Lyon’s Fuel & Supplies Co.

Algoma Steel Corporation Limited Created

1912

Merger of Algoma Steel Company Limited, the Algoma Iron Works, the Lake Superior Power Company, the Cannelton Coal & Coke Company and the Fibron Limestone Company with the Lake Superior Iron & Steel Company resulted in the creation of the Algoma Steel Corporation Limited

Marconi Society Established

1912

Marconi Society established

City Incorperated

April 16, 1912

Sault Ste. Marie incorporated as a City. Mayor at that time was W. H. Munro

Governor General of Canada Visits

August 29, 1912

Governor General of Canada visits the city.

Duke of Connaught Visits

August 29, 1912

Duke of Connaught is the Governor General of Canada, 3rd son of Queen Victoria

YMCA opens on March Street

1913

YMCA opens on March Street

Gore Street Store

1913

Andrew Virene establishes store on Gore Street

ACR Station and Office Opens

1913

ACR Station and Offices at foot of Bruce Street opens

Corner section of Windsor Hotel Constructed

1913

Corner section of Windsor Hotel constructed

Main line of Algoma Central and Hudson’s Bay Railroad Completed

1914

Main line of Algoma Central and Hudson’s Bay Railroad completed to Hearst

Queen Street Jail Closes

1914

Queen Street Jail Closes

McNabb Street Jail Opens

1914

McNabb Street Jail Opens

H. R. Lash Boots and Shoes & Gents Furnishings Opens

1914

Herbert Rosevear Lash opens H. R. Lash Boots and Shoes & Gents Furnishings

Lodge of Sons of Italy Established

1915

Lodge of Sons of Italy Established

Great Lakes Power Company Limited Opens

1916

Algoma Steel Corporation divests itself of interests in water power lands and rights and the assets of the International Transit Company; the contract of sale was assigned to a new Company, the Great Lakes Power Company Limited.

Steelton and Sault Ste. Marie Combined

November 24, 1917

Ontario Railway and Municipal Board Order provided for the amalgamation of the city of SSM and the town of Steelton, population soars to 21,500

Algoma Steel Corporation Structural Mill

1918

Work begins on foundations for Algoma Steel Corporation 28” structural mill

Foch’s Cleaners Opens

1918

Joseph LaPlante opens Foch’s Cleaners

Girl Guides

1918

Girl Guides organized in city

James St. Furniture Opens

1918

Adolpho Spadoni opens James St. Furniture

Rotary Club in SSM holds first meeting and dinner

June 15, 1918

Rotary Club in SSM holds first meeting and dinner at YMCA

City Meat Market Opens

1919

Nori family opens City Meat Market

Group of Seven

1919

Members of the Group of Seven return to the Sault area in the fall of the year to paint

Lemay’s Furniture Opens

1919

Joseph Lemay opens Lemay’s Furniture

Visit by Prince of Wales

September 4, 1919

H.R.H. Edward Prince of Wales Visits the Soo during his tour of Canada.

Plummer Memorial Public Hospital Opens

1920

W.H. and Maria Plummer donated their family home Lynnhurst and the hospital and Royal Victoria is renamed Plummer Memorial Public Hospital

Algoma Bakery Opens

1920

James Pilling opens Algoma Bakery

Rossi’s Bakery Opens

1920

Joseph Rossi opens Rossi’s Bakery

Davis Clothing Store Opens

1920

Isaac Davis opens Davis Clothing Store

Sault Ste. Marie Country Club Opens

1920

Sault Ste. Marie Country club opens. W. C. Franz - president; Elmer W. West - vice-president; Edgar T. Read - secretary-treasurer

Algoma Steel Structural Mill Construction Stopped

1920

Shortage of funds stops work on the mill

Soo Technical High School Built

1921

Soo Technical High School Built

First time Sault women vote in federal election

1921

First time Sault women vote in federal election

Sault High School Name Change

1921

Sault High School became Sault Collegiate Institute

Verse on Cenotaph at Court House

1921

Verse on Cenotaph at Court House was inscribed with Rudyard Kipling

Edwards Hardware opens

1921

Edwards Hardware opens

Completion of present Court House

1922

Completion of present Court House

Fire Hall opens at Wellington & Bruce

1922

Fire Hall opens at Wellington & Bruce. elocated from City Hall

First Community Day

Sept. 22, 1922

First Community Day. 3,000 entries in parade (population of city 23,500). 175 of the entries were children. Proceeds used to purchase car for Public Health Nurse - known as the "Baby Car"

New Princess Theatre opens

1923

New Princess Theatre opens

Community Day Parade

1923

Community Day Parade. 2,500 people marched in parade, between 200-300 decorated cars & floats

Greyhounds win Allen Cup

1924

George MacNamara, General Manager; Hounds won the two-game total – goals final round against Selkirk Fisherman 6-3

Dedication of cenotaph in front of Court House on Queen Street

September 2, 1924

Dedication of cenotaph in front of Court House on Queen Street, names of WWI veterans inscribed on Cenotaph

First year Rotary Club gives away car at Community Night

1925

First year Rotary Club gives away car at community night, E. Ross McKay, Editor of Sault Star wins car

Kiwanis Club gets Charter

1926

Kiwanis Club gets Charter

Hiawatha Lodge Opens

1926

Willard Thayer opens Hiawatha Lodge

Capy’s on Queen Street Opens

1927

Capy’s on Queen Street Opens

Transatlantic Phone Service Begins

April 12, 1928

Sault hooked up to European continent via transatlantic phone service

New Plummer Hospital Completed

1929

New Plummer Hospital Completed

Masonic Temple Opens

1929

Masonic Temple Opens

Fire destroys Capy’s Grill

1929

Fire destroys Capy’s Grill

S. S. Kresge Opens

1929

S. S. Kresge opens for business in old Shier Block

Mac’s China Store

1931

Wilfred MacDonald opens Mac’s China Store

First Santa Claus Parade

1939

First Santa Claus Parade

Francis Hector Clergue Dies

January 19, 1939

Francis Hector Clergue dies at age 82 in Montreal

Robert Simpson Company Opens

1940

Robert Simpson Company opens store on Queen Street

SSM Country Club Renamed

1940

SSM Country Club becomes Sault Ste. Marie Country & Golf Club

Girl In Red Restaurant Opens

1941

Wince Lyons & Lee Lyons open Girl In Red Restaurant

Military presence in the Soo area

December 1941

A substantial military presence was established to protect the locks from a possible attack

No More Street Cars

October 31, 1942

Last day of street car service

The military presence ends

January 1943

Most of these facilities and defenses were deemed excessive and removed, save a reduced military base at Sault Ste. Marie.

Dionne Quintuplets visit SSM

1943

Dionne Quintuplets visit Sault, however remain on train

Fort Creek Flood

1945

Wellington and John Streets Flooded

Trans Canada Airlines Inaugural Flight

1947

Trans Canada Airlines inaugural flight from Kinross Airport – Michigan

Trixie Hardy Dance School

1948

Trixie Hardy Dance School opens

Hamilton Roddis Mill Built

1948

Hamilton Roddis built a saw mill on 3rd Line & People’s Road in 1948 employed 15-20 people.

Clergue Park Dedicated

1948

Clergue Park dedicated in memory of Francis H. Clergue

Soo Drive-In Opens

1949

Soo Drive-In opened in 1949

New Post Office Opens

1949

New Post Office on Queen Street opens

Memorial Gardens Dedicated

1949

Memorial Gardens dedicated – largest Sault gathering under one roof – 6,500

1st Artillery Ball Held

November 17, 1950

1st Artillery Ball held at Armoury

Plummer Memorial Hospital Opens

1951

Plummer Memorial Hospital opens

Hamilton Roddis Rebuilt

1952

The mill was rebuilt

Floats

1952

First time for floats in Santa Claus Parade

Pine St. Armoury Opens

January 19, 1952

Official opening of Pine St. Armoury, Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent hands keys to Lt. Col. Derrer

Hamilton Roddis Plant Retooled

1953

Became a veneer plant

First TV Broadcast

1953

Hyland TV first to broadcast TV from Sault Ste. Marie

Long Live the Queen

1953

Queen Elizabeth II becomes Queen of England

Lake Superior Highway Opening Ceremony

1954

Opening ceremonies new section Lake Superior Highway

Hamilton Roddis Mill Addition

1955

Addition of hardwood flooring mill

Dedication at Cenotaph in front of Court House

1955

Dedication at Cenotaph in front of Court House with addition of names from WWII and Korean War

St. Marys Boys College Opens

1956

St. Marys Boys College opened by the Basilian Fathers

Skylar Drive-In opens

1956

Skylar Drive-In opened

Charles Ermatinger's house is designated a Historical Site

1957

The house was built in 1814-23 and is the oldest stone house in Canada west of Toronto.

Sir James Dunn Collegiate and Vocational School Opens

1957

Sir James Dunn Collegiate and Vocational School opens to become the city’s third High School

Sault Transit Takeover

July 1, 1957

Sault Transit – formerly run by Algoma Steel – taken over

Allied Arts Council is Formed

1959

Allied Arts Council is formed; later renamed Arts Council of SSM & District

Modern Simpson’s Store Built

1959

Modern Simpson’s store built at Queen & Elgin Streets

Royal Visit

July 8, 1959

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Mount St. Joseph College Opens

1960

Mount St. Joseph College opened by the Sisters of St. Joseph

Raise the Cross

May 14, 1960

St. Marys College Men's Club erected a 12 ton cross on Moffley Hill. It is the western hemisphere's tallest, illuminated, self-supporting cross. Believed to be the same area where a cedar cross was raised June 14, 1671 as part of the French celebration of the founding of Sault Ste. Marie. Primary people involved in the cross creation were Bill Taylor, Mike Perepelytz and Lou Lukenda

Bawating Collegiate & Vocational School Opens

1961

Sault Airport Opens

August 1, 1961

Sault Airport opens, first commercial flight lands

Ferry Service Ends

1962

Ferry service to Sault Ste. Marie Michigan ends

Highway to the North Opens

1962

Opening of highway north to Wawa and beyond

Churchill Plaza Opens

1962

Churchill plaza opens

Arthur A. Wishart Park Opens

1962

80 acres of land donated by Arthur A. Wishart for park on 4th Line

Lynnhurst Demolished

1962

Lynnhurst Demolished

Hamilton Roddis Bought Out

1962

Bought by Weyerhauser Canada

International Bridge Opens

31 October 1962

International Bridge is the border crossing from Salt Ste. Marie Michigan.

Group Health Centre Opens

1963

Group Health Centre Opens

Welcome Arch Demolished

March 4, 1964

Welcome Arch on lower Brock St. demolished

Sault Ste. Marie Grows in Size

1965

Sault Ste. Marie amalgamates with Korah and Tarentorus Townships – population grows to 70,052

Sault College of Applied Arts & Technology Opens

1965

Sault College of Applied Arts & Technology opens

Store Hours Change

1965

City Council passes by-law allowing stores to remain open two evening a week (Thursday & Friday) until 9:30pm, all other nights they must close by 7:00pm

Direct Distance Dialling Begins

1965

Direct distance dialling initiated

McNab Street YMCA Opens

1965

Newly built YMCA on McNabb Street opens

Revival

1965

Garden River Band revives Hiawatha play, tours the CNE and Expo

Notre Dame Des Ecoles Constructed

1966

Notre Dame Des Ecoles built

Algoma University College Opens

1966

Algoma University College accepted first students

Main Library Opens

1967

Main Library opens on East Street to mark the Centennial

Canadian Centennial Year Begins

January 1 1967

Canada celebrates its Centennial Year

Alexander Henry High School Opens

1968

Alexander Henry High School opens

Canadain Centennial Year Ends

January 1, 1968

Canada celebrates its Centennial Year

Korah Collegiate & Vocational School Opens

November 26, 1968

Korah Collegiate & Vocational School opens

Fire!

November 26, 1968

Fire ruins St. Charles Hotel and Metropolitan Store on November 26, 1968. The top two stories were destroyed and the roof burned away completely. Capy’s restaurant and the Algoma Theatre (neighbouring buildings) received only slight smoke and water damage. Damage estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Rotary YMCA Tennis and Aquatic Club (RYTAC) Opens

1969

Rotary YMCA Tennis and Aquatic Club (RYTAC) opens through joint efforts of Sault Ste. Marie YMCA and Rotary Club of SSM

Soo Technical High School Renamed

1969

Soo Technical High School became a composite school and the name was changed to Lakeway Collegiate & Vocational school

Restored Ermatinger House Opens

1970

Restored Ermatinger House opens

Library Relocates

1970

Library moved to new building on Clergue Park

Bandshell Renamed

June 14, 1970

Bandshell at Bellevue Park named Harry R. Pearse Memorial Bandshell in honour of local musician and band leader, composer of Men of the North, Hymn for the Armistice, Etienne Brule among others

Credit System Implimented

1971

Credit system in Ontario High Schools implemented

Marine Museum Opens

1971

Marine Museum opens at Bellevue Park

Doran’s Brewery Sold

1971

Doran’s Brewery sold to Canadian Breweries. Now known as Doran Northern Brewery

Walk Out!

1971

3,000 students stage walk-out to protest the halt of extra-curricular activities

Last Artillery Ball Held

November 5, 1971

Last Artillery Ball held at Armoury

White Pines Collegiate & Vocational school Opens

1973

White Pines Collegiate & Vocational school opens

Station Mall Opens

1973

Station Mall opens

Soo Drive In Opens

1974

Soo Drive In Opens

Museum Ship

1974

MS Norgoma becomes the official Museum Ship

New Civic Centre Completed

1975

New Civic Centre completed on the waterfront - Old City Hall complex on Queen Street demolished

Disaster!

November 10, 1975

The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in storm in Lake Superior off Whitefish Bay, She lies in Canadian waters 17 miles from Whitefish Bay.

Edmund Fitzgerald Wreak Located

November 14, 1975

Great Lakes Forest Research Centre Completed

1976

Great Lakes Forest Research Centre Completed

Art Gallery of Algoma Opens

1976

Art Gallery of Algoma opens in Station Tower

Municipal elections by Ward System Begins

1979

Municipal elections by Ward System Begins

Smoking Ban Enacted

1980

Smoking banned in elementary schools

Sault Collegiate Institute Closes

1980

Sault Collegiate Institute Closes

Art Gallery of Algoma Moves

1980

Art Gallery of Algoma moves to new location at foot of East Street on waterfront

Smoking Ban

1982

Smoking banned in secondary schools

Museum Moves Again

1982

Museum moves into old Post Office building

Great Tugboat Race Begins

1982

Great Tugboat Race begins at Gros Cap, one of the founders was Howard Avery

Soup Kitchen Community Centre Opens

1983

Soup Kitchen Community Centre opens

Hamilton Roddis Mill Takeover

1984

G. W. Martin took over

Cambrian Mall Opens

1984

Cambrian Mall opens

Ontario Lottery Corporation Moves

1985

Ontario Lottery Corporation is ordered by Premier to move its offices to Sault Ste. Marie from Toronto

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre Opens

1987

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre Opens

Algoma Steel Opens Tube Mill

1987

Opening of the new Tube Mill at Algoma Steel

Odeon Theatre Closes

1989

Odeon Theatre closes (last movie theatre on Queen Street)

Victoria House Drmolished

January 16, 1990

Victoria House (The Vic) demolished

The Sault Ste. Marie language resolution passed

January 29, 1990

Council passes a resolution declaring English the city's official language of the city.

Official opening of Bond Place

1992

Official opening of Bond Place

Space Bound

January 1992

Sault native Dr. Denise Bond becomes Canada’s first woman astronaut and first neurologist in space

Welcome Home!

February 1992

Official Homecoming of Sault native becomes Canada’s first woman astronaut and first neurologist in space to Sault Ste. Marie

W Are the Champions

May 1993

Sault Greyhounds win Memorial Cup championship

Opening of Bond Park Tent Pavilion

1994

Official opening of Bond Park Tent Pavilion

The Sault Ste. Marie language Resolution Rescinded

July 1994

The Sault Ste. Marie language Resolution Rescinded by a court ruling

Kiwanis Community Theatre Opens

1995

Kiwanis Community Theatre opens at White Pines Secondary school

The Bell form the Edmund Fitzgerald is Recovered

1995

The bell form the Edmund Fitzgerald is recovered.

Sault Airport Renamed

1997

Sault Airport renamed for Roderick Borden Gray, Flying Officer WWII, recipient of George Cross

Casino Sault Ste. Marie Opens

1999

Casino Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario’s first charity casino opens

John Rhodes Centre Openes

1999

John Rhodes Centre openes

Ontario Winter Games

2000

City hosts Ontario Winter Games

National Historic Site

2001

Ermatinger / Clergue Heritage Site becomes Ermatinger / Clergue National Historic Site

Block House opened

2002

McNabb St. Jail Closed

2003

International Safe Community Recieved

May 8, 2003

Sault Ste. Marie recieved the International Safe Community designation from the World Health Organization; Sault Ste. Marie was one of only six Canadian communities at the time to recieve this award.

Looking for Angelina Filmed Here

2004

Movie “Looking for Angelina” filmed in city with local actors - 2004

No Smoking Allowed

June 1, 2004

SSM Becomes a Non-smoking city

Dominion Building Turns 100

2005

“Old Post Office” - Dominion Building celebrates 100 years; Gala Evening held at Marconi Club - 2005

Carmen’s Way Dedicated

2006

New truck route dedicated in memory of late Carmen Provenzano

Steelback Centre Opens

September 29 2006

Walk of Fame Begins

September 30, 2006

Walk of Fame begins September 30, 2006 with 10 inductees: Dr. Michelle Clair; Alexander. Dow; Kevin Elliott; Thomas Dow, Scott & Jennifer McGee, Robert Flowers, Terry Norris, Ivan Norkov, Steven Diller, Jory LeCroix

Sell the Norgoma

2007

Motion to sell the MS Norgoma dies without a vote

Bon Soo Winter Carnival Anniversary

2007

Bon Soo Winter Carnival celebrates 45 years

Sault Steelers Football Team celebrates 35th Anniversary

2007

Win the Northern Football Conference and the Canadian Championship. Medal of Merit recipient

Steelback Centre Renamed

2008

Renamed Essar Centre

Mount St. Joseph College 50th Anniversary

2008

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 80th Anniversary

2008

Algoma Steel is Renamed

2008

Essar Steel Algoma Inc

Sault Search & Rescue 50th Anniversary

2008

St. Mary’s School of Nursing 100th Anniversary

2008

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 Drum & Trumpet Band 75th Anniversary

2008

Algoma Community Care Hospice Opens

September 2008

WWI Ukrainian Detainees Remembered

October 2008

Plaque unveiled at SSM Museum to commemorate Ukrainian detainees during WWI

Commutative Flag Raising Ceremony

2009

City holds flag raising ceremony at Clergue Park marking 25 countries whose residents established Sault Ste. Marie

Re-designated as an International Safe Community

June 6, 2009

Sault Ste. Marie was re-designated as an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization

McNabb Street YMCA Renovation Begubs

2010

$3M renovation begins to upgrade the McNabb Street facility

Windsor Park Resident Hall Opens

2010

Algoma University turns Windsor Park into student residence

Part of East Street Renamed

2010

Lower section of East Street south of Bay Street renamed Ken Danby Way

Winter Olympics Torch Relay

January 2, 2010

Nicole Fraiser, Sir James Dunn High School student and Jenna Trotter, paralympian from 2000 Games carry 2010 Winter Olympics torch along Wellington Street to the Essar Centre enroute to Vancouver B.C.

Death in Office

August 2010

Mayor John Rowswell passed away while in office

First Woman Mayor

December 2010

Marie Nichols elected City's first woman Mayor

Hub Trail Renamed

2011

Hub Trail renamed John Rowswell Hub Trail - 2011

John Rowswell Park Deditated

2011

Parkland adjacent to Clergue Park (former site of A. B. McLean & Sons) named John Rowswell Park

New Sault Area Hospital Opens

February, 2011

New Sault Area Hospital officially opened

Replica of Rotary Welcome Arch Unveiled

July 16, 2011

Replica of Rotary Welcome Arch constructed at original location on Russ Ramsay Way (lower Brock Street) - after Rotary Community Day Parade

Honorary Community Ambassador Named

October 2011

Mayor announces that Dr. Denise Bond will be Honorary Community Ambassador for 2012 Celebrate100! events

The Soo Canal

The First Soo Canal

1798

First lock built by the Northwest Trading Company

First Soo Canal Destroyed

1814

U.S. forces destroy the first lock of the Soo Canal during the War of 1812

Four Locks

1855

The Soo Locks has four locks.

Cause for the building of the Canal on the Canadian side

1870

United States refused the steamer Chicona, carrying Colonel Garnet Wolseley permission to pass through the locks at Sault Ste Marie.

The new Soo Canal is finished

1895

It was the largest lock and first electrically operated lock in the world. The canal is about 1.6 kilometres (1 mi) long and originally the lock portion was 274 metres (899 ft) long and 18 metres (59 ft) wide

The Locks Are Closed

June 9, 1909

The locks were seriously damaged when the Perry G. Walker, owned by the Gilchrist Transportation Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, crashed into the south main gate, forcing it back and allowing the force of water to push the north main gate over.

The Locks are Reopened

June 21, 1909

After 12 days of repairs the locks are reopened

National Historical Site

1987

It was designated a national historic site

Ice damages and closes the Locks

1987

A new lock, built within the old lock and is 77 metres (253 ft) long, 15.4 metres (51 ft) wide and 3 metres (9.8 ft) deep. The canal is used for recreational and tour boats; major shipping traffic uses the U.S. locks.

The Locks Reopen

1998

The Locks reopen after construction began in 1987

North Bay

City Founded

1851

Canadian Pacific Railway Arrives

1882

Canadian Pacific Railway Arrives

John Ferguson was Elected Mayor

1919

John Ferguson's Term Ends

1922

John Ferguson's Mayorial Term Ends

City Incorperated

August 1925

North Bay was incorporated as a city.

Dionne Quintuplets Born

May 28 1934

The Dionne Quintuplets were born in Corbeil, Ontario, on the southern outskirts of North Bay.

RCAF Station North Bay Built

1951

RCAF Station North Bay Founded

NORAD Comes to North Bay

October 1963

The North American Air Defence Command (NORAD) opened its Canadian operations centre at the base

RCAF Station North Bay Renamed

1966

Renamed Canadian Forces Base North Bay

Canadore College Opens

1967

Canadore College Opens

Nipissing University Founded

1967

Nipissing University Founded

West Ferris and Widdifield Incorporated

January 1968

North Bay amalgamated with West Ferris and Widdifield townships.

NORAD Renamed

1981

North American Aerospace Defence Command

Canadian Forces Base North Bay Renamed

1993

22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay

NAADC Relocates

October 2006

The base's NORAD operations moved into a new, state-of-the-art facility above ground

North Bay Wins 2007 Kraft Hockeyville Contest

March 17, 2007

North Bay received $50,000 to upgrade their local arena, Memorial Garden.

Filmed on Location

2009

The Kids in the Hall's 8-part TV miniseries for CBC Television, Death Comes to Town. North Bay's downtown, Memorial Gardens, and Trinity United Church were among the filming locations, as well as the neighbouring communities of Mattawa and Sturgeon Falls

North Bay Regional Health Centre Opens

2011

North Bay Regional Health Centre Opens

SAPPHIRE Launched

25 February 2013

SAPPHIRE, Canada's first military satellite, that was launched

Timmins

The History of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario

First Settlement

7000 BC

Made up of Ojibwa and Cree mainly

Fur Trade

1700

The Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company later developed several trading posts along major routes in northern Ontario.

City Settled

1891

Silver Discovered in Cobalt

1907

major silver discoveries in Cobalt

Gold Found at Dome Mind

June 9, 1909

Harry Preston slipped on a rocky knoll and the heels of his boots stripped the moss to reveal a large vein of gold, which later became the Dome Mine.

The Great Fire

1911

Shortly after the completion in 1911 of a new spur line of the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway, the Great Porcupine Fire swept through the camp, causing great loss of property and more than 200 deaths.

Railway Comes to the City

1911

Town Founded

1912

Founded by Noah Timmins

Mine Strike!

November, 1912

Doran's Brewery Established

1917

Doran's Brewery devision Established

Hollinger Mine Disaster

February 10, 1928

Fire in the main Hollinger Mine shaft house of Hollinger Mine. 39 die.

Porcupine Camp Rescue Station

1929

Porcupine Camp received the first mine rescue station in the province of Ontario

Porcupine Music Festival de Musique

1940

Porcupine Music Festival de Musique Begain

MacIntyre Mine Fire

February 2, 1965

Fire in the MacIntyre Mine

Provincial Incorperation

1973

The provincial government of Ontario amalgamated all the municipal jurisdictions within a 3,200 km2 (1,200 sq mi) area, including the Town of Timmins, South Porcupine, Schumacher (Tisdale Township), Mountjoy Township, Porcupine (Whitney Township) and the many of the other smaller surrounding communities which created the Corporation of the City of Timmins. The new city was the largest city in Canada. The city's nickname became "The Super City" before the name "The City With A Heart of Gold" was adopted.

Elliot Lake

The History of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario

Discovery of Uranium

1955

City Established

1955

City Incorperated

1990

Algo Centre Mall Disaster

June 23, 2012

Part of a roof collapsed at Algo Centre Mall, sending metal and concrete debris crashing down through two floors of the shopping centre

Temiskaming Shores

The History of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario

Fort Temiscamingue was Established

1695

Abitibi House Established

1794

George Gladman of the Hudson's Bay Company established Abitibi House on Lake Abitibi, to the north.

Quebec and Ontario Boundary Dispute Settled

1890

William Ogilvie leads the expedition to end the Quebec and Ontario Boundary dispute.

First Settlers Arrive

1891

William Murray (1840–1906) and Irvin Heard (1871–1956) were the first European settlers in the New Liskeard area,

Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway

1900

City Incorperated

1904

The Haileybury Hockey Club

1909

The Haileybury Hockey Club played its first and only season in the NHA..

The Great Fire

1922

Earthquake

1935

City Established

January 1, 2004

Espanola

The History of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario

Settlement

1900

Disaster!

January 21, 1910

A Canadian Pacific Railway passenger train derailed off a trestle 10 km. east of Espanola. Forty-three people died from the railcar's 27-foot plunge into the icy water of the Spanish River.

The Railway Come

1911

Construction began on the Manitoulin and North Shore Railways

Spanish River Pulp and Paper Closed

1930

German PoW Camp Opens

1940

German PoW Camp Closes

1943

Purchase

1943

Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Company buys the Spanish River Pulp and Paper Mill

Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Company Opens

1946

City Incorperated

March 1, 1958

KVP was Bought Out

1966

KVP was bought by Brown Forest Industries

Lights, Camera, Action!

1969

The CBC Television series Adventures in Rainbow Country is filmed near here.

Workd Record

2001

A group of volunteers staged a fundraiser for the local hospital by attempting to set a world record for the world's longest ice hockey game.

Blind River

The History of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario

Trading Post Established

1789

A fur trading post was established by the North West Company at the mouth of the Mississagi River.

Sawmill Founded

1906

City Incorperated

1906

Carpenter Hixon Sawmill Built

1929

The Carpenter Hixon Company built a state-of-the-art pine sawmill producing 89 million board feet of lumber in its first year

Great Mississagi Fire

1948

Uranium Discovered

1955

Carpenter Hixon Sawmill Closes

1969

Cameco Corporation Uranium Refinery Built

1983

Killer on the Loose

June 28, 1991

An unknown assailant shot an elderly couple from Lindsay, Ontario

Blind River Centennial

2006

Blind River celebrated its centennial

Chapleau

First European Settlement

1777

The first European settlement in the area was established by the Hudson's Bay Company. The settlement was a fur trading post about 50 miles to Chapleau's north, on Big Missinabi Lake.

City Established

1885

Canadian Pacific Railway was Built

1885

Great Mississagi Fire

1948

The Chapleau Road Compleated

January 28, 1949

Cochrane

Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway Depot Opens

1907

Town Formed

November 1908

Fire

1910

City Incorperated

January 1, 1910

Fire

1911

Fire

1916

Reesor Siding Strike and Trial

1963

Cochrane was the site of the trial for 20 Reesor Siding farmers charged with the killing of 3 union employees.

The Town Expands

2000

The Town of Cochrane amalgamated with the surrounding townships of Glackmeyer and Lamarche to create a newly expanded Town of Cochrane

Englehart

Town Incorperated

January 1908

Ferguson Highway Opens

1927

Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway Renamed

1945

Hearst

Town Renamed

1911

Town Founded

1912

Town Incorperated

1922

Iroquois Falls

Town Founded

1912

Town Incorperated

1915

The Great Fire

1916

The Town Expands

1979

As Iroquois Falls grew it was separated into three distinct towns: Montrock, Ansonville, and Iroquois Falls.

AbitbiBowater Created

1979

Abitibi-Price merged with Stone-Consolidated and then merged Donohue Forest Products and finally with Bowater to create AbitbiBowater.

Bankruptcy Protection

April 17, 2009

AbitibiBowater sought CCAA protection

Kapuskasing

Town Founded

1911

Town Incorperated

1917

Internment camp Opens

1917

The camp held over 1,300 German, Austrian, and Turkish prisoners, though the majority were Canadian residents of Ukrainian decent who emmigrated from the provinces of Bukovina and Galicia,their homeland, which at the time were part of the Austo-Hungarian Empire;in the first wave of Ukrainian emmigration to Canda prior to 1914. Prisoners were employed in the construction of buildings and clearing of land for a government experimental farm on the west side on the Kapuskasing River.

Influenza Epidemic

1918

Spruce Falls Company Ltd Founded

1920

Internment camp Closes

1920

The Dam Breaks

1923

A water storage and hydro electric dam was built by Morrow and Beatty Ltd. of Peterborough at Spruce Falls.

Spruce Falls Power and Paper Company Incorperated

1926

Kapuskasing Inn Built

1928

Civic Centre Built

1928

Sensenbrenner Hospital Built

1929

A Royal Visit

1951

Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, on their first visit to Canada

Reesor Siding Strike

1963

Kapuskasing Inn Closed

2002

Kapuskasing Inn Destroyed by Fire

May 22, 2007

Kapuskasing Inn Demolished

2008

Kirkland Lake

Town Established

1919

First Fire Hall Built

1935

Gold Mining Ceases

1942

Gold mining is deemed non-essential to the War Effort

Second Fire Hall Built

1955

Adams Mine Opens

1963

Town Incorperated

1972

Kirkland Lake Community Complex Opens

1979

Lake Shore Mine Reopened

1982

Lake Shore Mine Closes

1987

On Film

1988

Kirkland Lake was the filming location for the drama film Termini Station

Adams Mine Closes

1990

State of Emergency Begins

May 20, 2012

State of Emergency declared due to a Forest Fire

State of Emergency Ends

May 29, 2012

Something in the Water

December 18, 2012

The town council voted to have fluoride removed from the local water treatment facility, after a breakdown

Moosonee

First Settlers Arrive

1900

Annie Hardisty and her two daughters were the first settlers on the site.

Moose River Trading Post Established

June 6, 1903

Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway Arrives

1932

Trading Post Closes

1936

RCAF Station Moosonee Opens

1962

RCAF Station Moosonee Closes

1975

Town Incorperated

January 1, 2001

French River

Community of Martland Settled

1895

The community was first settled by Cyrille Monette (née Boisvert) and four other pioneers

Community of Crosby Founded

1905

Now known as Noëlville

Martland becomes the Municipality of Monetville

1906

It became a municipality and adopted the name Monetville.

The Community of Alban Established

1907

The community of Alban was originally established

Crosby Renamed Noëlville

1911

Parish of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Created

1934

The Community was Renamed Filiatrault

1937

The community was renamed for Rev. J. Alban Filiatrault

War Hero Honored

December 8, 1945

The local graveyard has a Canadian World War II hero buried there. Sgt. Wallace Edmond Firlotte, who served with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment during the war, was bestowed six war decorations. However, he was one of only a very few Canadians that was bestowed the Order of the Bronze Lion for heroism from the Crown of the Netherlands. This award is presented for "Deeds of extreme bravery and leadership in battle favouring the Netherlands". The Prince personally presented this Order to Sgt. Firlotte by Royal Decree.

Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Church Fire

February 6, 1953

Noëlville Community Centre Built

1972

Noëlville Family Hockey Tournament Founded

1977

Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Parish Anniversary

1984

Town Incorperated

1999

Noëlville Turns 100

2005

Noëlville celebrated its 100th anniversary

Hockeyville competition Finalist

2007

Noëlville made the top five communities in CBC Television's Hockeyville competition

St. Charles

Town Incorperated

January 1, 199

St. Charles Created

January 1, 1999

Markstay-Warren

Community was established at Rivière-Veuve

1885

The community is centered around a railway station

Imperial Lumber Company Sawmill Opened

1890

The Warren family of Toronto established a sawmill, slightly east of Rivière-Veuve, operating under the name Imperial Lumber Company

Town of Markstay-Warren Created

January 1, 1999

West Nipissing

Community of Sturgeon Falls Founded

1874

Founded as a trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company

Area's First Post Office

1881

The area's first post office was opened in Sturgeon Falls in 1881

Town of Sturgeon Falls Incorporated

April 16, 1895

Tornado

August 20, 1970

Hit by a small tornado associated with the Sudbury, Ontario tornado event.

Community of Field Floods

1979

Many houses were demolished and rebuilt on higher ground nearby.

Flood in the Community of Field

1979

West Nipissing Established

January 1, 1999

The Witch Strikes

Many know her as the Witch of November, but she can hit any time.

The Witch Appears

November 28, 1905

This is the first time the Witch makes her presnce known this century.

Great Storm of 1913

November 7 1913 - November 10, 1913

The Witch strikes again. This storm affects all the Great Lakes. It is known by many names. 19 ships were sunk and 250 souls were lost.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Lakes_Storm_of_1913 For more information.

The Witch Appears

November 10, 1975

This storm is the equivalent of a Catagory 1-2 Hurricane

Storm

November 1998

This storm is the equivalent to a Catagory 2 Hurricane

Historical Storm

October 26, 2010 - October 27, 2010

This is the strongest storm so far in recorded histoy to affect the Lakes. It is the equivalent of a Category 3 Hurricane