Ellerslie-Bideford, Prince Edward Island

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Ellerslie-Bideford
Municipality of Ellerslie-Bideford
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Ellerslie-Bideford in Prince Edward Island
Coordinates: 46°36′04″N63°57′29″W / 46.601°N 63.958°W / 46.601; -63.958 Coordinates: 46°36′04″N63°57′29″W / 46.601°N 63.958°W / 46.601; -63.958
Country Canada
Province Prince Edward Island
County Prince County
Parish Halifax
Lot Lot 12
Founded1901
Established1977
Government
  ChairpersonMyron Hutchinson
  CouncillorLorraine Barlow
Leslie Enman
Warren Gillis
Jason Grigg
Adam Hutchinson
Rod Millar
  CAOJulie Ellisworth-Enman
Population
 (2001)
  Total470
Time zone AST
  Summer (DST)ADT
Canadian postal code
C0B 1J0
Area code(s) 902
NTS Map011L12
GNBC CodeBADWV

Ellerslie-Bideford was a municipality that held community status in Prince Edward Island, Canada. [1] It was located in Prince County on Lot 12.

Prince Edward Island Province of Canada

Prince Edward Island is a province of Canada and one of the three Maritime Provinces. It is the smallest province of Canada in both land area and population, but it is the most densely populated. Part of the traditional lands of the Mi'kmaq, it became a British colony in the 1700s and was federated into Canada as a province in 1873. Its capital is Charlottetown. According to Statistics Canada, the province of PEI has 155,318 residents.

Prince County, Prince Edward Island Place

Prince County is located in western Prince Edward Island, Canada. The county's defining geographic feature is Malpeque Bay, a sub-basin of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which creates the narrowest portion of Prince Edward Island's landmass, an isthmus upon which the city of Summerside is located.

Lot 12, Prince Edward Island Township in Prince Edward Island, Canada

Lot 12 is a township in Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is part of Halifax Parish. Lot 12 was awarded to merchants Hutchinson Mure and Robert Cathcart in the 1767 land lottery, and by 1806 was partially owned by the Earl of Selkirk.

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Most residents of Ellerslie-Bideford lived on Ellerslie Road (Route 133) which spans 5 miles from Route 2 to Route 12.

History

The community was incorporated by provincial government in 1977, when Ellerslie merged with Bideford. Ellerslie was founded in 1853 by a local carpenter, being named after Ellerslie, Scotland. Bideford was named in 1818 after Bideford, Devon, England. [2] Ellerslie is currently one of the last communities in the West Prince district of Prince Edward Island prior to the border with East Prince.

Bideford Town in Devon, England

Bideford is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England. It is the main town of the Torridge local government district.

Devon County of England

Devon, also known as Devonshire, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England, bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the north east, and Dorset to the east. The city of Exeter is the county town. The county includes the districts of East Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, and West Devon. Plymouth and Torbay are each geographically part of Devon, but are administered as unitary authorities. Combined as a ceremonial county, Devon's area is 6,707 km2 and its population is about 1.1 million.

West Prince was a federal electoral district in Prince Edward Island, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1896 to 1904.

Ellerslie Shellfish Station and Shellfish Museum. Situated on an arm of Malpeque Bay, it is a centre of the famed Malpeque Oyster industry. Ellerslie PE ShellfishStation 2013.jpg
Ellerslie Shellfish Station and Shellfish Museum. Situated on an arm of Malpeque Bay, it is a centre of the famed Malpeque Oyster industry.

The community had a rich history in the fox farming and ship building industries. The Bideford Shipyard launched several sea vessels, including the last one to be christened there, the Meteor. Bideford is also home to a Shellfish Museum; as the fishery is the basis of the local economy.

Over the past several years, the Community Improvement Council (or CIC) has endeavored to undertake several infrastructure projects. These projects include a new set of Soccer Fields and a Running Track. The Council also attempted to move the community towards a central sewer system from the current model of independent septic tanks for each dwelling, however this motion was defeated in a community vote, over much controversy.

On September 28, 2018, the municipality was combined with Lady Slipper, to create the new municipality of Central Prince. [3]

Lady Slipper, Prince Edward Island former rural municipality in Prince Edward Island

Lady Slipper was a municipality that held community status in Prince Edward Island, Canada. On September 28, 2018, it was combined with the municipality of Ellerslie-Bideford, to create the new municipality of Central Prince.

Central Prince is a rural municipality within Prince County in Prince Edward Island that was incorporated on September 28, 2018 through an amalgamation of two municipalities. The municipalities that amalgamated were the rural municipalities of Ellerslie-Bideford and Lady Slipper.

Education

Ellerslie was home to Ellerslie Elementary School, which has approximately 200 students in grades K-6. From this school, area residents go to Hernewood Intermediate, and Westisle Composite High.

Westisle Composite High School Public high school in Rosebank, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Westisle Composite High School is a Canadian secondary school in, Rosebank, Prince County, Prince Edward Island.

Attractions

See also

Summerside, Prince Edward Island City in Prince Edward Island, Canada

Summerside is a Canadian city in Prince County, Prince Edward Island. It is the second largest city in the province and the primary service centre for the western part of the island.

Tignish, Prince Edward Island Town in Prince Edward Island, Canada

Tignish is a Canadian town located in Prince County, Prince Edward Island.

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References

  1. "Municipal Councils and Contact Information" (PDF). Government of Prince Edward Island. January 27, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  2. Hamiton, William Baillie (1996). Place Names of Atlantic Canada (illustrated, reprint ed.). University of Toronto Press. ISBN   0802075703 . Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. "EC2018585: Municipal Government Act Rural Municipality of Lady Slipper and Rural Municipality of Ellerslie-Bideford Restructuring" (PDF). Government of Prince Edward Island Executive Council. September 25, 2018. pp. 321–323. Retrieved October 27, 2018.