Location within La Mitis RCM
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|Constituted||March 3, 1926|
|Named for||William Evan Price|
|• Mayor||Laurent Émond|
|• Federal riding||Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia|
|• Prov. riding||Matane-Matapédia|
|• Total||2.50 km2 (0.97 sq mi)|
|• Land||2.59 km2 (1.00 sq mi)|
|There is an apparent contradiction between two authoritative sources|
|• Density||646.0/km2 (1,673/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||5.9%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Postal code(s)||G0J 1Z0|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
The city of Mont-Joli provides the services necessary for the whole region.
It was the arrival of the Price Brothers and Company (of William Evan Price) that the village of Price was founded at the end of the 19th century. It was a suburb of Saint-Octave-de-Métis, which constituted a community of workers, who were employed at the saw mill.
The parish of (Saint-Rémi-de-Métis) was detached from Saint-Octave-de-Métis in 1909. In 1916, the parish was erected. Ten years later, in 1926, the municipality was founded under the name Priceville. The name was modified in 1945 to avoid confusion with the village of Princeville in the Bois-Francs region of Quebec.
The economic vitality of the community has always centered on the pulp and paper industry. Since 1888, the saw mills have flourished on in Price. Today, two industries are still present in the area, even though there is an economic crisis in the forest industry. Bois d'oeuvre Cedrico and le Groupe Lebel, are the two compagnies involved.
- Jean Lapointe (author-composer-interpreter, actor and Canadian Senator)
- Media related to Price, Quebec at Wikimedia Commons