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Halton Regional Municipality, Ontario (Canada)
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The flag of the Region of Halton, Ontario, is white with coat of arms on it.
Here is the description of the coat of arms:
In 1975, a year after its
formation, the Region of Halton adopted its official Coat of Arms symbolizing
Halton's dramatic landforms and its rich history.
Information and image of the coat of arms thanks to Kristen McIsaac,
Administrative Assistant, Office of the Regional Chair.
- The Coronet, showing four wheat sheaves, is customarily granted to
counties by The Lord Lyon King of Arms in Scotland.
- Lake Ontario: The wavy bands in the base stand for the waters of Lake
Ontario whose harbours were so vital to the settlement of Halton
- Agriculture: The green field represents the agricultural heritage of the
- The Escarpment: The diagonal represents the rugged contours of the
- Four Municipal Corporations: The four circular loops stand for the four
corporations (Town of Halton Hills, Town of Milton, Town of Oakville, Town
of Burlington) that make up the Region - joined by roads and highways.
- The The motto, Absque Labore Nihil means Without Effort (Work)
Nothing. This old Halton County motto is the Region's link with the past.
About the region:
"The Regional Municipality of Halton, or Halton Region, (2006 Population
439,526) is a regional municipality of Ontario, Canada located in Southern
Ontario in the southwest part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and until 1973
was known as Halton County. It comprises the city of Burlington and the towns of
Oakville, Milton, and Halton Hills and is policed by the Halton Regional Police
Service. The region's headquarters are located in Oakville. Before 1973, the
county seat was Milton." - from Wikipedia:
Official website: http://www.halton.ca
Valentin Poposki, 11 May 2010