Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec

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Notre-Dame-du-Nord
Municipality
Lake Timiskaming waterfront
Lake Timiskaming waterfront
Location within Témiscamingue RCM.
Location within Témiscamingue RCM.
Notre-Dame-du-Nord is located in Western Quebec
Notre-Dame-du-Nord
Notre-Dame-du-Nord
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 47°36′N 79°29′W / 47.600°N 79.483°W / 47.600; -79.483Coordinates: 47°36′N 79°29′W / 47.600°N 79.483°W / 47.600; -79.483[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue
RCM Témiscamingue
Settled 1896
Constituted September 23, 1919
Government[2]
 • Mayor Mychel Tremblay
 • Federal riding Abitibi—Témiscamingue
 • Prov. riding Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue
Area[2][3]
 • Total 89.60 km2 (34.59 sq mi)
 • Land 74.99 km2 (28.95 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,075
 • Density 14.3/km2 (37/sq mi)
 • Pop (2006–11) Decrease 3.7%
 • Dwellings 534
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0Z 3B0
Area code(s) 819
Website municipalite.notre-dame-du-nord.qc.ca
Intersection of Route 101 and Rue Ontario, with Lake Timiskaming in the background

Notre-Dame-du-Nord is a municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec, located in the Témiscamingue Regional County Municipality. It is located at the northern end of Lake Timiskaming where the Ottawa River enters into this lake.

The municipality is located along Route 101. A local street, rue Ontario, extends westward from Route 101 to the Quebec-Ontario border, where it becomes Ontario Highway 65. In Ontario, the highway passes through the townships of Casey and Harris en route to the city of Temiskaming Shores.

Notre-Dame-du-Nord is best known as the home of an annual truck drag race event called Rodéo du Camion (Truck Rodeo) which is held over the August Civic Holiday of each year, which brings over 650 trucks and 60,000 spectators to the town each year.

Local attractions also include the Lake Timiskaming Fossil Centre, a museum and research institution dedicated to the fossils of the Témiscamingue region, and the Heath Racing motocross track.

History[edit]

The area had been known by a variety of names: Tête-du-Lac ("Head-of-the-Lake" in reference to its position at the head of Lake Timiskaming), Pointe à Polson in 1858 (after a native American family living there at the time), Murray City in 1862 (in honour of Thomas Murray of Pembroke whose company was logging there), and North Temiscaming at the end of 19th century.[1]

In 1895, the mission located on the north bank of the Rapids des Quinze became a parish under the name of Notre-Dame-du-Nord. In 1919, the place was incorporated as the Township Municipality of Nedelec-Partie-Sud. It was partially destroyed in the Great Fire of 1922. In 1928, it was renamed after the parish.[1][4]

In 1951, the Municipality of Notre-Dame-des-Quinze, which had developed concurrently on the other side of the rapids, was merged into Notre-Dame-du-Nord.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 1075 (2006 to 2011 population change: -3.7%)
  • Population in 2006: 1116
  • Population in 2001: 1109 (or 1124 when adjusted to 2006 boundary)
  • Population in 1996: 1250
  • Population in 1991: 1245

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 514 (total dwellings: 534)

Mother tongue:[6]

  • English as first language: 14.7%
  • French as first language: 81.1%
  • English and French as first language: 0.9%
  • Other as first language: 3.2%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Notre-Dame-du-Nord (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Notre-Dame-du-Nord". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Notre-Dame-du-Nord census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  4. ^ a b "History of Notre-Dame-du-Nord". Chambre de Commerce de Notre-Dame-du-Nord. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census, 2006 Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 census
  6. ^ "Notre-Dame-du-Nord community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 

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