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Trois Rivières

(trwä rēvyĕr`) or

Three Rivers,

city (1991 pop. 49,426), S Que., Canada, at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and St. Maurice rivers. It is a port and an industrial center. The city was founded (1634) by Champlain and took its name from the three channels through which the St. Maurice enters the St. Lawrence. It became a major French trading post and fortified port and was the starting point of many explorers and missionaries. In 1737 the first iron forges in Quebec were built in Trois Rivières. During the 19th cent. lumbering was the major industry, but with the utilization of water power after 1900 the pulp and paper industry became dominant. Textiles, foodstuffs, and electrical appliances are also manufactured. A branch of the Quebec Univ. is located there.
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Hardy will continue to operate through its Trois Rivieres headquarters with Genevieve Hardy & Luc Girard as part of the Management team.
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The path to a full-time career came via the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playing for Laval Voisins, Trois Rivieres Draveurs and Longueuil Chevaliers before a four-year stint on the continent of Europe and the beginning of a huge love affair with English hockey at Whitley Bay.
Actually its cultivation has been established for some time in North America, particularly in New Jersey and above Trois Rivieres in Quebec.
Returning to Canada in 1965 he worked for CIL (later ICI) at McMasterville and Trois Rivieres, QC, until he transferred to Ontario, working at Sheridan Research Park in Mississauga, ON.
When Obomsawin was nine years old her family moved to Trois Rivieres, 48 kilometres away from Odanak, where they became the town's lone Native family.
Television coverage in Quebec City, Sherbrooke, and Trois Rivieres was very good and 10,000 pieces of literature were given out.
However, of the total, $40 million will be used to combat pine beetle infestation in British Columbia, and more than $23 million for a pulp and paper centre in Trois Rivieres.
She puzzles over how remarkable this is when one considers their destiny in a Canada with only three "urban centers": Quebec and Montreal and Trois Rivieres, the first two not greater than 8,000 inhabitants at the time of the British Conquest and the third "merely a rural bourg, irremediably tied to the activities of the surrounding countryside." Perhaps, her puzzlement is solved by recognizing this was an age in which a place on the land still best assured food, family, status, and even money.
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