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Halton Regional Municipality, Ontario (Canada)

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[flag of Halton Region Ontario] image provided by Neal Wilson, 1 July 2016

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Description of the flag

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.

  • 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 Region.
  • The Escarpment: The diagonal represents the rugged contours of the Niagara Escarpment.
  • 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.
Information and image of the coat of arms thanks to Kristen McIsaac, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Regional Chair.

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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_Municipality_of_Halton

Official website: http://www.halton.ca

Valentin Poposki, 11 May 2010