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Bathurst, New Brunswick (Canada)

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[Bathurst flag] 1:2 image by Eugene Ipavec
Source: Canadian City Flags, Raven 18

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Bathurst

Bathurst (2006 population 13,424) is a Canadian city in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Bathurst is situated on Bathurst Harbour, an estuary at the mouth of the Nepisiguit River at the southernmost part of Chaleur Bay.
Official website: http://www.bathurst.ca
Valentin Poposki, 4 January 2010


Current Flag

Text and image(s) from Canadian City Flags, Raven 18 (2011), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright. Image(s) by permission of Eugene Ipavec.

Design

The flag of the City of Bathurst is divided yellow over blue, with a white triangle at the hoist bearing a shield and ribbon in its centre. The triangle extends half of the distance from the hoist to the fly. The simple shield, with a horizontal top and base curved as a “U”, is one-half the height of the flag. It has a top panel divided in two parts horizontally—red with a yellow lion rampant facing left, and blue with three white fleurs-de-lis in a row, the central one larger. The central panel is divided diagonally into four quarters. The upper quarter is white, crossed by two horizontal stripes, yellow over red and edged in black, surmounted by crossed miner’s picks, handles downward, in black. The left quarter is yellow with a green evergreen tree. The right quarter is light blue bearing a yellow plough. The lower quarter is white with a light blue fish in the centre with two wavy horizontal blue stripes, one above and the other below; below the lower stripe the field is yellow. Surmounting the intersection of those quarters is a small shield in white with a red Canadian maple leaf. Under the shield is a ribbon with swallow-tail ends in light blue-white-light blue inscribed 19 BATHURST, N.B. 66 in black sans-serif letters, where the “19” and “66” are on the light blue portions.
Luc Baronian, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011

Symbolism

The city’s documentation interprets the arms:

The top panel [with traditional English and French symbols] identifies the bilingual character of the city and the fact that the city is located in the province of New Brunswick. The centred maple leaf denotes that the city is Canadian. The upper triangular panel, the left triangular panel, the right triangular panel, and the lower triangular panel in order represent the principal industries in and around the city: namely mining, lumbering, farming, and fishing. The wavy lines and yellow bottom in the lower triangular panel indicate that the city is located in a coastal area [at the southernmost part of Chaleur Bay, on the Atlantic Ocean]. The figure 1966 in the bottom banner denotes the incorporation year of the city.
Luc Baronian, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011

Information and image of the coat of arms thanks to Susan Doucet, Executive Secretary/Assistant City Clerk.
Valentin Poposki, 4 January 2010

Selection

Unknown.
Luc Baronian, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011

Designer

Unknown.
Luc Baronian, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011


Coat of Arms

[Bathurst arms] image by Eugene Ipavec, 26 August 2010
 
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