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Ville de Cabano
Fort-Ingall in Cabano
|Disestablished||5 May 2010 (merged)|
|• Total||121.78 km2 (47.02 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
Cabano is a former city in Témiscouata Regional County Municipality within the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada. It is situated on Lake Témiscouata on Route 185. On May 5, 2010 it merged with Notre-Dame-du-Lac to form the new city of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac.
On May 9, 1950, a fire destroyed a large part of the city.
At first, Cabano was called Poste du Lac or Fort Ingall (middle of the 19th century). Then its stature was modified several times such as Saint-Mathias-de-Cabano (1907) – municipal village of Cabano (1923) and city of (1962). As well, Saint-Mathias-de-Cabano and Cabano amalgamated in 1969 to form the modern-day city[who?].
On May 9, 1950, a major fire destroyed 125 houses in the city.
On July 10, 1966, the major employer of the municipality, a sawmill belonging to the Fraser Company, was destroyed by a fire. For 75 years, this mill had been the principal source of employment for the city workers. Fraser village groups several residences of those employees. Today, Clair-Soleil Park is situated where the mill was located. After the fire, Cabano had several years of economic uncertainty and the city was in an economic decline. In 1970, after many years of hardships, a new industry was constructed under the name of "Cascades" in 1976–77.
In May 1972, the parish church was burnt down by a pyromaniac. A community center was constructed in its place in 1974. In 1973, the Sacred Heart College burnt as well at the hands of the same pyromaniac. A primary school was constructed in its place, Gérard-Collin school.
The secondary school was constructed at the end of the 1960s. It opened its doors in September 1970.
TransForce Inc., Canada's largest trucking company started in Cabano and its name reflected that (Cabano until 1992 then Cabano-Kingsway) until 1999 when it was renamed TransForce Inc. The company's headquarters eventually moved to Montreal.
- Paul Triquet - Cabano born recipient of the Victoria Cross for actions in Italy during the Second World War
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