Shuniah — Township — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario District Thunder Bay Settled 1860s Incorporated 1873 Government – Reeve Maria Harding – Federal riding Thunder Bay—Superior North – Prov. riding Thunder Bay—Superior North Area – Land 569.18 km2 (219.8 sq mi) Population (2006) – Total 2,913 – Density 5.1/km2 (13.2/sq mi) Time zone EST (UTC-5) – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4) Postal Code FSA P0T Area code(s) 807 Website www.shuniah.org
Shuniah ( //) is a municipal township bordering the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada on the east. Shuniah was incorporated by an act of the Ontario legislature in 1873, and at that time included much of present-day Thunder Bay and its predecessor and surrounding municipalities. Shuniah, named after the Ojibwa word "zhooniyaa" for "money" or "silver" (see the French argent), was settled largely due to silver mining potential identified in the mid-19th century.
The township is part of Thunder Bay's Census Metropolitan Area, and consists of the communities of Amethyst Harbour, Ancliff, Bowker, Loon, Mackenzie, Navilus, Pass Lake, Pearl, Silver Harbour and Wild Goose.
Serving today primarily as a rural bedroom community to Thunder Bay, Shuniah is also a popular cottaging locale with 40 kilometres of Lake Superior's northern shoreline. The township was home to the Lake Superior Trout Hunt during the 1970s and 80s. In 2006, the population stood at 2,913.
Since 1994 the township reeve has been Maria Harding.
Canada census – Shuniah, Ontario Community Profile 2006 2001
Total private dwellings:
Mean household income:
2913 (18.1% from 2001)
569.18 km2 (219.76 sq mi)
5.1 /km2 (13 /sq mi)
48.4 (males: 48.6, females: 48.0)
2466 (5.1% from 1996)
569.20 km2 (219.77 sq mi)
4.3 /km2 (11 /sq mi)
44.3 (males: 44.3, females: 44.2)
- Population in 2006: 2913
- Population in 2001: 2466
- Population in 1996: 2346
- Population in 1991: 2182
- ^ a b "Shuniah community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=3558028&Geo2=PR&Code2=35&Data=Count&SearchText=Shuniah&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
- ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. 2009-02-24. http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/index.cfm?Lang=E. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
- ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. 2007-02-01. http://www12.statcan.ca/english/profil01/CP01/Index.cfm?Lang=E. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
- ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
Unorganized Thunder Bay District Dorion Unorg. Thunder Bay District Black Bay (Lake Superior) Shuniah Twp. City of Thunder Bay Thunder Bay (Lake Superior) Unorg. Thunder Bay District (Sibley Peninsula) Cities Towns Townships First NationsAroland • Biinjitiwabik Zaaging Anishnabek (Rocky Bay) • Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (Sand Point) • Fort William • Ginoogaming • Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Gull Bay) • Lac Des Mille Lacs • Long Lake 58 • Namaygoosisagagun • Saugeen (Savant Lake) • Pays Plat • Pic River • Pic Mobert • Red Rock (Lake Helen) • Seine River • Whitesand Indian Reserves Unorganized areas Ghost townsSee also: Communities in Thunder Bay District • Census divisions of Ontario
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