West River, Prince Edward Island

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West River
Rural Municipality of West River
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West River in Prince Edward Island
Coordinates: 46°10′01″N63°18′00″W / 46.167°N 63.300°W / 46.167; -63.300 Coordinates: 46°10′01″N63°18′00″W / 46.167°N 63.300°W / 46.167; -63.300
CountryCanada
Province Prince Edward Island
County Queens County
Incorporated (community) [1] 1974
Incorporated (rural municipality) [2] January 1, 2018
Amalgamated [2] September 1, 2020
Population
 (2011) [1]
  Total741
Time zone AST
  Summer (DST) ADT
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange887

West River is a rural municipality in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island within Queens County.

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History

The Municipality of West River was originally incorporated in 1974. [1] It incorporated as a rural municipality on January 1, 2018. [2] On September 1, 2020, the Rural Municipality of West River amalgamated with the rural municipalities of Afton, Bonshaw, Meadowbank, and New Haven-Riverdale. [2] The amalgamated municipality was named the Rural Municipality of West River. [3]

Geography

Prior to the amalgamation, localities within West River included Canoe Cove, Long Creek, New Argyle, and St. Catherines. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "PlaceFinder: West River, Prince Edward Island". Government of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status and Names: From January 2nd, 2016 to January 1st, 2021" (PDF). Statistics Canada. November 17, 2021. pp. 24–25. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  3. Kerry Campbell (August 17, 2020). "P.E.I. cabinet approves West River amalgamation". CBC News . Retrieved January 8, 2022.