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Point Edward

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Point Edward is a village in the Canadian province of Ontario. Adjacent to the city of Sarnia in Lambton County, Point Edward sits opposite Port Huron, Michigan and is connected to it by the Blue Water Bridge, at the meeting point of the St. Clair River and Lake Huron. In the Canada 2016 Census, the population of Point Edward was 2,037, an increase of 0.1 percent from its 2011 population of 2,034.In the summer of 2003, Point Edward celebrated its 125th anniversary.Municipal governmentThe current mayor of Point Edward is Bev Hand.In the late 1980s, the provincial government initiated a plan to amalgamate Point Edward with the larger city of Sarnia, although many residents opposed the merger and the plan was abandoned in 1991. Despite this, some municipal government services in Point Edward are provided on contract by the city of Sarnia. For example, Point Edward is served by both Sarnia Transit and Bluewater Power Distribution, Sarnia's municipally-owned hydroelectricity provider.EconomyMost businesses in Point Edward are independently owned. The only franchises located in the village are hotels and the OLG Casino Point Edward.OLG Casino Point EdwardThe OLG Point Edward Casino is located on the Village of Point Edward's waterfront on Venetian Boulevard. The casino consists of over 450 slot machines and tables opened 24 hours ThursdaySunday and 9:00a.m.4:00a.m. on weekdays. The casino prides itself on being involved within the community. It sponsors town events and helps the surrounding economy by offering and creating jobs and purchasing goods locally. Funds and game revenue are directly paid to the municipal government of Point Edward for hosting the casino, generating 33.4 million dollars to date for Point Edward's economy. The establishment also has an in-casino restaurant called Getaway which seats its guests both inside and outside, viewing the Blue Water Bridge waterfront.
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