Goderich, Ontario

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Goderich (pronounced either God-rich or God-er-ich) is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario and is the county seat of Huron County.wikipedia
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Huron County, Ontario

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Goderich (pronounced either God-rich or God-er-ich) is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario and is the county seat of Huron County.
The county seat is Goderich, also the county's largest community.

William "Tiger" Dunlop

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The town was founded by John Galt and William "Tiger" Dunlop of the Canada Company in 1827.
He subsequently moved to Upper Canada to work with John Galt and the Canada Company, settling in Goderich, Ontario.

Guelph

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Contrary to a popularly held belief, plans for The Square were not intended for Guelph.
The initial founding was symbolized by Galt (with "Tiger" Dunlop, who would be significant in the history of Goderich, Ontario,) felling a tree on April 23, 1827.

Maitland River

Maitland
Located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron at the mouth of the Maitland River, Goderich faces the lake to the west and is notable for its sunsets.
The river is in the Great Lakes Basin and empties into Lake Huron at the town of Goderich.

Steven Truscott

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This is where, in 1959, Steven Truscott was convicted of murdering Lynne Harper.
On September 16, Truscott's trial began in the then Supreme Court of Ontario in Goderich before Mr. Justice Ferguson and a jury.

Goderich Airport

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Early in World War II, what is now the Goderich Airport became the site of one of Canada's air training facilities; it opened in December 1939, at Sky Harbour.
Goderich Airport, also known as Goderich Municipal Airport, is a registered aerodrome located 1.5 NM north of Goderich, Ontario, Canada.

John Galt (novelist)

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The town was founded by John Galt and William "Tiger" Dunlop of the Canada Company in 1827. According to the historic plaques erected by the Province, the Canada Company acquired the vast amount of land called the Huron Tract in 1826 and in 1827, under Superintendent John Galt, established its base in what would become Goderich.
Later that year, he co-founded the town of Goderich with Tiger Dunlop.

Huron Historic Gaol

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The Huron Historic Gaol is a National Historic Site of Canada.
Clearing of the land began in Goderich, Ontario in 1839 and the jail was constructed between 1839 and 1842 using stone from the Maitland River Valley and from Michigan.

Sifto Canada

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Just over 50 years ago harvesting of the salt began, and continues today by Sifto Canada.
Sifto was founded by Sam Platt who was prospecting for oil in 1866, and instead of oil encountered rock salt in Goderich Harbour on Lake Huron.

Huron Tract

According to the historic plaques erected by the Province, the Canada Company acquired the vast amount of land called the Huron Tract in 1826 and in 1827, under Superintendent John Galt, established its base in what would become Goderich.

Compass Minerals

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In 2018 a strike involving over 350 salt mine workers broke out in Goderich, following labor disputes between the Unifor Local 16-0 union and the American owned company Compass Minerals, which owns the mine, over a new contract.
Compass Minerals is the largest rock salt producer in North America and the U.K. It operates underground salt mines at Goderich, Ontario, the largest salt mine in the world with an annual capacity of 9 million tons; Cote Blanche, Louisiana, with annual capacity of 3.4 million tons; and Winsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom, with annual capacity of 1.5 million tons.

Ontario Highway 21

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It is located directly north of the town, and is accessible via the Bluewater Highway north of the community.
Once over 100 km longer than it is today, the highway now begins at Highway 402 near the community of Warwick, where it progresses north through the towns of Forest, Grand Bend, Goderich, Point Clark, Kincardine, Tiverton, Port Elgin, and Southampton.

Goderich Pirates

Pirates
The town supports both the Sr. A Pirates and the Jr. C Goderich Flyers, much of the talent on both teams being of local origin.
The Goderich Pirates are a senior hockey team based out of Goderich, Ontario, Canada.

Goderich District Collegiate Institute

Public education in Goderich is managed by the Avon Maitland District School Board, with Goderich District Collegiate Institute (GDCI) and Goderich Public School (grades from junior Kindergarten to grade 6) in the town.
Goderich District Collegiate Institute (G.D.C.I.) is the only high school in the town of Goderich, Ontario.

Ontario West Shore Railway

West Shore Railway
The Ontario West Shore Railway started to build a railway from Goderich to Kincardine in 1909, but it was never completely opened.
The company started construction on a railway line between Goderich and Kincardine in the early 1900s, but the line was never completed.

Goderich–Exeter Railway

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The Goderich-Exeter Railway currently operates freight service to Goderich.
The Goderich–Exeter Railway was created in 1992 by its owner, RailTex (subsequently purchased by RailAmerica in 2000, and Genesee & Wyoming in late 2012), to operate over Canadian National Railway's Goderich Subdivision, 70 mi of track between Stratford and Goderich, Ontario that was acquired from CN.

Nicholas Melady

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This is the site of the last public hanging in Canada.
Melady was the last person to be publicly executed in Canada when he was hanged on December 7, 1869, on the outside wall of a jail located in Goderich, Ontario, for the murder of his father, Nicholas Melady Senior and his stepmother Ellen.

Goderich Flyers

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The town supports both the Sr. A Pirates and the Jr. C Goderich Flyers, much of the talent on both teams being of local origin.
The Goderich Flyers are a Junior ice hockey team based in Goderich, Ontario, Canada.

Lake Huron

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Located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron at the mouth of the Maitland River, Goderich faces the lake to the west and is notable for its sunsets.

London, Ontario

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Roads were available to Wilmot Township, Ontario and to the town of London, Ontario.
Nevertheless, these roads continue to provide access from London to nearby communities and locations in much of Western Ontario, including Goderich, Port Stanley and Owen Sound.

Al Dewsbury

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Dewsbury by today's standards was of average size but for a player in the 1940s and 1950s, he was very imposing at 6'2" 202 Lbs. He was born in Goderich, Ontario.

Avon Maitland District School Board

Public education in Goderich is managed by the Avon Maitland District School Board, with Goderich District Collegiate Institute (GDCI) and Goderich Public School (grades from junior Kindergarten to grade 6) in the town.

Jack Price (ice hockey)

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John Rees "Jack" Price (born May 8, 1932 in Goderich, Ontario - d. May 24, 2011 in Boardman, Ohio) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 57 games in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1950s.