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|Constituted||April 24, 2002|
|• Mayor||Denis Lapointe|
|• Federal riding||Beauharnois—Salaberry|
|• Prov. riding||Beauharnois|
|• City||125.50 km2 (48.46 sq mi)|
|• Land||107.10 km2 (41.35 sq mi)|
|• Metro||107.10 km2 (41.35 sq mi)|
|• Density||374.2/km2 (969/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||374.2/km2 (969/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||1.0%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||J6S, J6T|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is a city in southwestern Quebec, in the Regional County Municipality of Beauharnois-Salaberry. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 40,077. Situated on an island in the Saint Lawrence River, it is bordered at its western end by Lake Saint Francis, with the Saint Lawrence to the north and the Beauharnois Canal to its south. The Port of Valleyfield is situated on the canal.
Salaberry was named after Colonel Charles de Salaberry who served with the British army during the War of 1812. "Valleyfield" came from the Valleyfield Mills, a paper mill south of Edinburgh in Scotland.
It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Valleyfield.
In 2002, the city of 26,170 amalgamated with the following communities (2001 Canada census figures):
|Canada Census Mother Tongue - Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec
French & English
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|2006 Census data includes adjusted figures due to boundary change
The Écomusée des Deux-Rives, which covers the economic and cultural history of the region, is found in the city.
The city has been the site of Les Régates de Valleyfield an international hydroplane race since 1938. In 1991, a tragic accident has occurred when two boats collided, killing a pilot and a man in the stands by some debris.
- 9 daycare facilities
- 3 pre-kindergarten centres
- 12 elementary schools (some with daycare services)
- 1 English-language elementary school
- 2 high schools
- 1 adult education centre
- 2 vocational training centres
- 1 CEGEP: Collège de Valleyfield
Gault Institute was created by a man named Andrew Frederick Gault. He created this school during the time that the Gault Cotton Mills were up and running. To heat the school at one time he used underground pipes connecting from the school to the Cotton Mills since at the time there was no electricity.
- Armand Frappier, physician and microbiologist
- J. Albert Leduc "Battleship" (1902-1990) protégé of Jack Laviolette, played hockey as a defenceman in the National Hockey League from 1925 to 1935. During that time he won two Stanley Cups in 1930, and 1931 for the Montreal Canadiens. In the 1950, he owned the local Arena and saw his good friend Hector Toe Blake manage the Valleyfield Braves to win the Alexander Cup, awarded to the Canadian Major Senior Hockey Champions. He also owned Les industries Bellerive, a wood mill known to manufacture the "Battleship" hockey sticks and church benches. He was also Valleyfield's first Molson agent.
- Jean Ouimet, politician
- Pierre Cossette (December 15, 1923 – September 11, 2009) was a television executive producer and Broadway producer who brought the Grammy Awards to television. Cossette was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2005. Born in Valleyfield, Quebec, he also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Jean-Luc Brassard (August 24, 1972) freestyle skier, winning the gold medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics in the sport's debut as a medal event. Brassard has been credited with popularizing the wearing of bright knee pads to show off absorption and leg position for mogul skiers to best show judges how smoothly the athlete is taking the turns. Brassard placed 7th when the event was a demonstration sport in 1992, 4th in 1998 and 21st in 2002.
- Anne Minh-Thu Quach, current MP for the electoral district of Beauharnois—Salaberry.
- Reference number 125037 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
- Affaires Municipales et Regions Quebec: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
- Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: Beauharnois--Salaberry (Quebec)
- 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec
- 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (Census agglomeration), Quebec. The census agglomeration consists of only Salaberry-de-Valleyfield itself. This was unchanged from the 2006 census.
- Territorial Division Act. Revised Statutes of Quebec D-11.
- "Electronic Area Profiles". Canada 1996 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- Salaberry-de-Valleyfield official website
- Port of Valleyfield
- Photograph of the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Basilica
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