Population: 3,134 
Municipality: Township of Laurentian Hills
Chalk River is a small rural village that makes up part of the Laurentian Hills Municipality. It is located approximately 21 km northwest of Petawawa and along the TransCanada Highway [Hwy 17].
Chalk River’s area is environmentally pristine with extensive forests, hills, and numerous small lakes, all of which support a variety of wildlife typical to the southern edge of the Canadian Shield.
St. Anthony’s Elementary School is the only educational institution in the community, instructing grades Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. It provides Catholic education to the children in the neighbourhood, with a church next door. Students in higher grades are bussed to nearby Deep River.
The town consists mainly of detached houses. Local services include a convenience store and a gas station. The only traditional truck stop-style restaurant, the Treetop, was lost in February 2019 to a roof collapse and remains to be demolished or rebuilt. The Chalk River library, the Lions Hall, and the Legion all play an important part in the community.
For more information: https://www.laurentianhills.ca/
A major employer in the area is the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories which is located in Chalk River. CNL is a world leader in developing peaceful and innovative applications from nuclear technology through its expertise in physics, metallurgy, chemistry, biology, and engineering. With over 3,000 employees working in the laboratory or project sites across the country, CNL delivers a range of nuclear services ranging from research and development, design, and engineering to specialized technology, waste management, and decommissioning.