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Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Following the formation of the Dominion Coal Company in 1893, a number of mines were opened in what was destined to become Glace Bay. Small communities grew up around the pitheads and by 1901 they came together to form the Town of Glace Bay.

At the time of incorporation, the population was 6,945. By the 1940's, the figure exceeded 28,000 and Glace Bay became Canada's largest town.

In its heyday, the town had 12 collieries. Today it has none. The population has decreased to just over 19,000 but Glace Bay remains Nova Scotia's fourth largest urban area and the largest town in Atlantic Canada.

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