Black River-Matheson

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Black River-Matheson is a township in the Cochrane District of the Canadian province of Ontario. The Matheson railway station is serviced by the Northlander.

  • Mining, forestry and farming are some of the principle industries in the area, augmented by outdoor tourism in the summer, such as fishing and hunting. There are three elementary schools within the municipality.


The communities in the township are Holtyre, Matheson, Ramore, Shillington, Val-Gagné and Wavell. The main community of Matheson is located at the intersection of highways 11 and 101.

Holtyre is a tiny three-street hamlet, established in the 1930’s after the discovery of gold in the area.

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1971 documentary: Holtyre Ontario (original full version)


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