PHELPS TOWNSHIP - ONTARIO
MARCH 2022 - #1 -THE BUZZER
Redbridge Quarterly Newspaper
DAYTIME BURNING RESTRICTIONS April 1st to Oct.
and Balsam Creek are the recognized names of the communities
that reside on highway 63 and make up
most of the population that makes up Phelps township.
Phelps township is a unincorporated township within
the Nipissing Temiskaming electoral district. In place
of a mayor and municipal government there are volunteer
groups that organize and coordinate activities.
Public elections are held yearly for the five main
volunteer boards that give governance. Police services
are conducted for the township by the (O.P.P.) Ontario
Before 1892, Redbridge and this region was part of
the electoral district of Renfrew North. It initially
consisted of the temporary judicial district of Nipissing,
and the townships of Head, Clara and Maria in the
county of Renfrew, and a part of the district of Algoma.
This entire area was redefined to consist of sixty
four different townships and a broad swath of northeastern
Ontario between Georgian Bay and Hudson Bay/James
Bay. Included in this redefinition of the district
area was the creation of Phelps Township.
By 1894, the Nipissing District consisted of Widdefield,
Ferris, Bonfield, Phelps, Mulock, Merrick and Blyth.
Phelps Township is now one of the townships that make
up Nipissing District.
Nipissing was a federal electoral district that was
represented in the Canadian House of Commons from
1896 to 2004. It was located in the northeastern part
of Ontario, Canada. When it was first created, the
riding took in the eastern half of Northeastern Ontario,
including the towns of North Bay and Sudbury.
In 2004 the riding was reformed by the amalgamation
of the former Nipissing riding with the southeastern
portion of the former Timiskaming Cochrane riding.
The present name of the electoral riding is the Nipissing
Temiskaming electoral district.
Phelps township is located approximately twenty five
km north-east of the city of North Bay. We are associated
as the Northern Part of unorganized townships within
the Nipissing District.
The township itself with 460 tax payers spreads out
over 52.10 KM of rural country roads.
Nipissing District - Redbridge
GEOLOGY and CENSUS
of Nipissing District
Phelps Township Census 1911