Price, Quebec

Price is a village municipality in La Mitis Regional County Municipality in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada. Its population in the Canada 2011 Census was 1,673.

Price
Presbytere de PriceQC.jpg
Location within La Mitis RCM
Location within La Mitis RCM
Price is located in Eastern Quebec
Price
Price
Location in eastern Quebec
Coordinates: 48°36′06″N 68°07′22″W / 48.6017°N 68.1227°W / 48.6017; -68.1227Coordinates: 48°36′06″N 68°07′22″W / 48.6017°N 68.1227°W / 48.6017; -68.1227[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionBas-Saint-Laurent
RCMLa Mitis
ConstitutedMarch 3, 1926
Named forWilliam Evan Price[1]
Government
 • MayorLaurent Émond
 • Federal ridingHaute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
 • Prov. ridingMatane-Matapédia
Area
 • Total2.50 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
 • Land2.59 km2 (1.00 sq mi)
 There is an apparent contradiction between two authoritative sources
Population
 • Total1,673
 • Density646.0/km2 (1,673/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 5.9%
 • Dwellings
748
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways Route 234
Websitewww.municipaliteprice.com

The city of Mont-Joli provides the services necessary for the whole region.

HistoryEdit

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.

A hydroelectric dam (Mitis I) was the first in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region after its construction in 1923, providing electricity to the Gaspésie region.

EconomyEdit

The economic vitality of the community has always centred 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.

Noted nativesEdit

  • Jean Lapointe (author-composer-interpreter, actor and Canadian Senator)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Reference number 51187 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 09065 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2409065) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.

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