Asbestos

Description

Asbestos (French pronunciation: ​[asbɛstoz]) is a town in the Estrie (Eastern Townships) region of southeastern Quebec, Canada on the Nicolet River. Asbestos is the seat of Les Sources Regional County Municipality, formerly known as the Asbestos Regional County Municipality. The town covers an area of 29.67 square kilometres (11.5 sq mi), including land acquired due to the merger of the City of Asbestos with the Municipality of Trois-Lacs on December 8, 1999.
At the 2011 census, 7,096 people resided in Asbestos. It is situated in the centre of a square formed by the cities of Drummondville, Sherbrooke and Victoriaville, and the Nicolet River to the north. It is the site of the Jeffrey mine, which used to be the world's largest asbestos mine, which has long been the town's largest employer, and of the now-closed Magnola magnesium refinery. It was the site of the famous 1949 Asbestos strike.
Due to the negative connotations of the town's name, discussion has taken place in recent years around whether the town should change its name. A municipal referendum held in October 2020 selected the new name Val-des-Sources (pronounced [val.de.suʁs]), with 51.5 per cent of the vote after three rounds, although the name change requires approval by the provincial government.

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