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Civic heraldry of Canada
Province : Ontario
Arms: Azure two bars wavy Argent between three beehives Or
Crest: Between two pellets a hunting horn Vert stringed with a cord plaited Gules and Vert
Supporters: Dexter a lion per fess Or and Gules armed Sable, sinister an eagle close per fess Gules and Or armed and beaked Sable
Motto: INDUSTRIA · INTELLIGENTIA · PROSPERITAS
The arms were officially granted on November 7, 1991.
The wavy bar in these arms represents the St. Lawrence; the beehives are taken from the original cluttered attempt at a coat of arms and represent industriousness. The supporters (an eagle and a lion) are taken from the charges (and in the colours) of Sir Isaac Brock's coat of arms (Sir Isaac Brock, of course, being the 1812 war hero after whom the town is named). The motto means "industry, intelligence, prosperity".
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