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image by Eugene Ipavec, 5 February 2009
From Wikipedia: Kearney, Ontario:
Kearney is a town in the Parry Sound District of Ontario, Canada. At one time Kearney was a hamlet in the township of Perry, from which the it separated in 1908, when it incorporated as a town. The original parcel of land included 600 acres (2.4 km²). Through the 1970's Kearney claimed to be "The Smallest Town in Ontario." On December 1, 1979 legislation was passed to amalgamate the town of Kearney, with the geographic townships of Proudfoot, Bethune and portions of Butt and McCraney. Now with a landmass of 529 square kilometres and a year round population of 798 in the Canada 2006 Census, Kearney claims to be perhaps the "Biggest Little Town in Ontario," and maybe even Canada.
The town flag was unveiled during centennial celebration - 16th February 2008.
The flag was designed by the children at Evergreen Heights school.
Valentin Poposki, 1 February 2009
The flag is a Canadian pale, dark blue and white, with forests extending to
edges of flag and golden disc in center, containing white loon
splashing (as in takeoff?). Above and below the disc the text "KEARNEY"
and "Incorporated 1908," in black serif font approximating bold
Eugene Ipavec, 5 February 2009