Thetford Mines


Thetford Mines

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official_name = City of Thetford Mines
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leader_name =Luc Berthold
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website = [http://www.ville.thetfordmines.qc.ca/ Ville de Thetford Mines (in French)]
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Thetford Mines is a town in south-central Quebec, Canada (population approximately 26,000). It is the seat of L'Amiante Regional County Municipality. Thetford Mines was founded in 1876 after the discovery of large asbestos deposits in the area, and the city became a hub for one of the world's largest asbestos-producing regions. The current Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean, originally settled in Thetford Mines, after arriving in Canada from Haiti.

In 2001 the city merged with Black Lake, Robertsonville, Pontbriand and Thetford-Sud.

It is a popular area for four-wheel drive vehicles for off-road mudding during the rainy season.

Media

Two radio stations, CFJO ("O97,3") and CKLD ("Passion-Rock 105,5") serve Thetford Mines. Both stations air programming produced partially in Thetford Mines and partially in Victoriaville.

Famous people from Thetford Mines

*Bob Fillion, hockey player
*Mario Gosselin, hockey player
*Gaétan-Yves Landry, former Chrysler Canada CEO
*Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada
*Michel Louvain, singer
*Simon Gamache, hockey player
*Patrice Tardif, hockey player
*Claude Dumas, hockey player/coach (Telford Tigers, UK)

External links

* [http://www.ville.thetfordmines.qc.ca/ City of Thetford Mines homepage (in French)]
* [http://www.isothermichockey.com/ City of Thetford Hockey Club (in French)]
* [http://www.courrierfrontenac.qc.ca/ Courrier Frontenac - Information portal of the region (in French)]


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