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Village of Russell

Russell, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Flag
September 30, 1990
Vol. II, p. 46

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Gules on a cross Or a bar wavy Azure bearing at the centre point a beaver passant Argent between in the first quarter a waterwheel and in the fourth a scythe both Or;


A mural coronet Vert masoned Argent charged with four ears of corn Or issuant therefrom a bull's head Or;


UNITAS · CONSTANTIA · VIRES. This Latin phrase means "Unity, constancy, strength".


A banner of the Arms;


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 27, 1990, in Volume 124, page 3751 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Joan Ouellette

John Whitehead

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Service