Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 9

164 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 9 Kapuskasing, Ontario At home in the Great Ontario North I n the heart of Canada’s Boreal Forest, nestled amongst lakes, rivers, and dense black spruce trees, is the Town of Kapuskasing – a treasured rural Northern Ontario community that embraces four distinct seasons. The diverse landscape offers a wide variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation, especially appealing to hunting and fishing enthusiasts. An abundance of wildlife can be seen in the areas forests and bogs, including moose, black bears, and red foxes, while the rivers are plenteous with walleye, pike, and perch. Named after the Kapuskasing River, on the banks of which the town was built, the word ‘Kapuskasing’ comes from the Cree language and means ‘bend in the river’. Founded in the early 1900s, the town has an interesting early history as an internment camp, and an unsuccessful settler colony for returning World War 1 veterans. The addition of the Spruce Falls Company Ltd. pulp and paper mill in the 1920s created the opportunity for the development of the thriving community that exists today. AT A GLANCE KAPUSKASING, ONTARIO, CANADA WHAT: A town on the Kapuskasing River with a growing population WHERE: In the Cochrane District of Northern Ontario approximately 92 km east of Hearst WEBSITE: