is a village in the Canadian province of Ontario
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. Adjacent to the city of Sarnia
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in Lambton County
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, Point Edward sits opposite Port Huron, Michigan
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at the mouth of the St. Clair River
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. In the Canada 2006 Census
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, the population of Point Edward was 2,019, a decline of 3.9 per cent from its 2001 population of 2,101.
In the summer of 2003, Point Edward celebrated its 125th anniversary.
The current mayor of Point Edward is Dick Kirkland. Roger Gallaway
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, who represented Sarnia—Lambton
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in the Canadian House of Commons
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from 1993 to 2006, was also a mayor of Point Edward prior to entering federal politics.
Most businesses in Point Edward are independently owned. The only franchises located in the village are hotels and the OLG Casino.
Point Edward is home to Bridgeview Public School. It was opened in the late 1940s to house the growing number of children in the village. The previous school was located where Optimist Park currently is. Bridgeview houses grades from junior kindergarten to Grade 8. It also has one of the best outfitted classroom facilities for special needs students in Southwestern Ontario
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. The Lambton Kent District School Board
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has closed a number of elementary schools due to low capacity, although Bridgeview remains open because of the highly valued special needs facilities.
Blue Water Bridge Canada, which maintains the Blue Water Bridge
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, and customs has been an aggressive entity in Point Edward. They have bought and closed several houses along St. Clair and Alexandra Ave. The Bridge Authority owns and maintains a great deal of land in Point Edward although there is no room left for them to expand.
- Population in 2006: 2019
- Population in 2001: 2101
- Population in 1996: 2257
- Population in 1991: 2336
- Waterfront Park
- Veterans Memorial Park
- Simpson Street Park
- Elks Park
- Optimist Park
- Helena Street Park
- Hillier Park
- McCrae Park
- Tennis Courts
During the 1996 Summer Olympics
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in Atlanta and 2000 Summer Olympics
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in Sydney, Brad Boston, a citizen of Point Edward, was present on the Canadian sailing team, which finished 13th overall.
Hockey players George "Duke" Harris and Peter Mara
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and politician William Guthrie
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were also born in Point Edward.