New Richmond, Quebec
Location within Bonaventure RCM.
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|Constituted||July 1, 1855|
|• Mayor||Mme Nicole Appleby|
|• Federal riding||Gaspésie—
|• Prov. riding||Bonaventure|
|• Total||197.80 km2 (76.37 sq mi)|
|• Land||168.84 km2 (65.19 sq mi)|
|• Density||22.6/km2 (59/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||1.7%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||G0C 2B0|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
New Richmond is bounded on the west by the Grand Cascapedia River. The Little Cascapedia runs to the east of the town proper. In addition to New Richmond itself, the town's territory also includes the communities of Black Cape and Saint-Edgar.
The first European settlers arrived from Scotland in 1755. The first arrivals were the Duthie brothers, George and John Duthie and their families. Their descendants still reside in the area today. It is one of the very few remaining municipalities on the Gaspé which still has a relatively large English-speaking population. It was originally a centre of farming, logging, and shipbuilding.
The town experienced considerable growth in the 1960s with the development of a linerboard paper mill by Bathurst paper, later Consolidated Bathurst and then through a number of name changes until it became Smurfit Stone. Economic downturns in the region led to the mill being reduced in operations and subsequently many residents left for other regions. In 2006 the mill completely halted operations, leaving the town with no major industry.
There is a large wharf located to the east of the town. This was built to service cargo ships which would arrive to be loaded with "Kraft" paper or bunker oil. It now serves a primarily recreational role.
The town has a British Heritage Museum. There is a small shopping centre, an indoor swimming pool, hockey arena as well as a theatre.
There is an English-language school (New Richmond High School) located in the center of town which serves now grades K-11. French-speaking children have their own school (Bois Vivant) and complete high school in the town of Carleton.
|Historical Census Data - New Richmond, Quebec|
Mother tongue language (2011)
|Both English and French||35||0.92%|
- Reference number 142202 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
- "New Richmond". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
- "New Richmond census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
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