Shawinigan


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Shawinigan

(shəwĭn`ĭgŭn), city (1991 pop. 19,931), S Que., Canada, on the St. Maurice River. Just north are the falls of the St. Maurice, 150 ft (46 m) high, with a hydroelectric station supplying power for the city's pulp and paper mills and plants that produce aluminum, abrasives, chemicals, cellulose, and textiles. Most of the inhabitants speak French.

Shawinigan

 

(until 1958, Shawinigan Falls), a city in Canada, on the St. Maurice River, in Quebec Province. Population, 27,500 (1971). A hydroelectric power plant with a capacity of 1.5 gigawatts is located at Shawinigan. In addition to an aluminum smelter and textile enterprises, the city has a chemical industry and a pulp and paper industry.

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Dad's career with The Bell Telephone Company led them to Lachute, Ste Adele (when Peter and David were born), Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, back to Lachute (when Jeff and Jamie were born), Shawinigan, Pointe Claire, Sainte Foy, and then back to Pointe Claire, while Mom was keeping busy at home raising her four boys.
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49) Le tres honorable Jean Chretien est ne le 11 janvier 1934 a Shawinigan, au Quebec.
Chretien, who hails from Shawinigan, Quebec, was strongly opposed to the separatist movement and fought on the federalist side in the 1980 and 1995 referendums.
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We made a detour to the town of Shawinigan on the St Maurice River to visit La Cite de l'Energie, a kind of industrial theme park centred on an old hydro-electric power plant.
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