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Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat, Alta, incorporated as a city in 1906, population 60 005 (2011c), 56 997 (2006c). The City of Medicine Hat is one of Alberta's largest cities.

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Melfort

The rail line, which arrived in 1909, made Melfort a trade and cultural centre for the surrounding area. It was incorporated as a village in 1903, as a town in 1907 and a city in 1980.

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Melville

The community's growth beyond that of others in the area came as a result of its designation as a divisional point by the railway. The importance of the railway has since been balanced somewhat by the city's role as a service centre for the poultry, livestock and grain farmers in the area.

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Merritt

Merritt, BC, incorporated as a city in 1981, population 7113 (2011c), 6998 (2006c). The City of Merritt is located in the Nicola Valley of south-central British Columbia, at the junction of the Coldwater and Nicola rivers, 88 km southof Kamloops on the COQUIHALLA HIGHWAY.

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Miramichi

Miramichi, NB, incorporated as a city in 1995, population 17 811 (2011c), 18 129 (2006c). The City of Miramichi is located in northeastern New Brunswick at the mouth of the MIRAMICHI RIVER, one of Canada's most famous salmon rivers.

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Mississauga

Mississauga, Ont, incorporated as a city in 1974, population 713 443 (2011c), 668 599 (2006c). The City of Mississauga is located west of TORONTO on Lake ONTARIO.

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Moncton

Moncton, NB, incorporated as a city in 1890, population 71,889 (2016 census),69,074 (2011 census), is the largest city in New Brunswick. The City of Moncton is located in eastern New Brunswick on a bend of the Petitcodiac River. With a population of 144,810 (2016) the Greater Moncton region includes the steadily growing city of Dieppe and the town of Riverview.

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Montmagny

Jacques CARTIER passed Montmagny and its many offshore islands in 1535 and noted its beautiful surroundings. In 1646 a seigneury containing the area was granted to Huault, although permanent European habitation did not begin until the 1670s.

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Montreal

Montreal, Quebec, incorporated as a city in 1832, population 1,704,694 (2016 c), 1,649,519 (2011 c). Montreal is Canada’s second largest city and is home to nearly half of the province of Quebec’s population. It is the metropolis of the province and was the most populous city in Canada for a century and a half. It is located in southwestern Quebec on Île de Montreal at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers. Montreal is a major industrial centre, commercial and financial metropolis, railway and maritime bridgehead, and one of the centres of francophone culture in North America. It is one of the world's great cities and enjoys international acclaim.

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Montréal-Est

Montréal-Est owes its existence to Joseph Versailles, an important Montréal broker. In 1909 he bought 6 km2 of land in order to create a quiet and peaceful residential community. Heavy industry developed around the port and the community evolved away from Versailles's original vision.

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Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, incorporated as a city in 1903, population 32,724 (2016 census), 32,546 (2011 census). The city of Moose Jaw is located 160 km north of the US border and 65 km west of Regina in a sheltered valley at the confluence of the Moose Jaw River and Thunder Creek. It is governed by a mayor and six councillors who are elected to represent the city as a whole. The city’s evocative name is likely based on Indigenous sources and was perhaps first applied to a local creek that supposedly resembled the outline of a moose’s jawbone; another explanation is that it comes from a Cree word for “warm breezes.”

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Mount Pearl

Mount Pearl, NL, incorporated as a city in 1988, population 24 284 (2011c), 24 671 (2006c). The City of Mount Pearl, the province's second-largest city, is situated just southwest of St John's.

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Nanaimo

Nanaimo, BC, incorporated as a city in 1874, population 83 810 (2011c), 78 692 (2006c).

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Nelson

Nelson, BC, incorporated as a city in 1897, population 10 230 (2011c), 9258 (2006c). The City of Nelson, named after Hugh Nelson, lieutenant-governor of BC, overlooks the west arm of KOOTENAY LAKE. The prehistoric boundary of the INTERIOR SALISH and the KOOTENAY is nearby.

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New Westminster

New Westminster, BC, incorporated as a city in 1860, population 65 976 (2011c), 58 549 (2006c). The City of New Westminster is located on the north bank of the FRASER RIVER, 20 km east of Vancouver.

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Ontario, incorporated as a city in 1904, population 88,071 (2016 c), 82,997 (2011 c). The City of Niagara Falls possesses a fame and name that are based on the stunning, world-famous Niagara Falls on the Niagara River. Growth has combined tourism and gambling with railhead developments at this Canadian–US border crossing. In the past the manufacturing industry (including electrochemicals and abrasives) dominated, fuelled by cheap and readily available hydroelectric power.

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North Battleford

A new town site, named North Battleford, was laid out in 1905. The community grew rapidly with many businesses and residents abandoning the older community and moving to the new rail centre. By 1913 North Battleford was granted city status.

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North Bay

North Bay, Ont, incorporated as a city in 1925, population 53 651 (2011c), 53 966 (2006c). The City of North Bay is located on a northeastern bay of Lake NIPISSING, at the junction of highways 11 and 17, some 345 km north of Toronto and 365 km northwest of Ottawa.

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Orillia

Orillia, Ont, incorporated as a village in 1867, as a town in 1875 and as a city in 1969, population 30 586 (2011c), 30 259 (2006c). The City of Orillia is located on the shores of lakes SIMCOE and Couchiching in central Ontario.

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Oshawa

Oshawa, Ont, incorporated as a city in 1924, population 149 607 (2011c), 141 590 (2006c). The City of Oshawa is located 52 km east of Toronto on LAKE ONTARIO.