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is a township
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located in Rainy River District in Northwestern Ontario
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. The township is located at the mouth of the Rainy River where it flows into Lake of the Woods
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The township was formed on January 1, 1997, when the former incorporated townships of Atwood, Blue, Dilke, and Worthington were amalgamated.
The primary communities in the township are Blue, McGinnis Creek, Pinewood and Sleeman.
- Population in 2006: 620
- Population in 2001: 613
- Population in 1996: 631
- Atwood (township): 273
- Blue (township): 100
- Dilke (township): 153
- Worthington (township): 105
- Population in 1991:
- Atwood (township): 294
- Blue (township): 95
- Dilke (township): 163
- Worthington (township): 110