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ⓘ Messines, Quebec




Messines, Quebec
                                     

ⓘ Messines, Quebec

Messines is a municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec. It includes the population centres of Messines and Farley.

In 1840, the village of Messina was known by the name of Burbridge. The consolidation of this community, in the early 1900-ies thanks to the advent of the railway, which for more than a century connected hull Gatineau to Maniwaki. The name was changed to Messina in 1919. Saint-raphaël parish was legally constituted in 1906.

The first municipal Council was elected in 1921 with Louis Lecuyer as its first mayor.

In the middle of the 20th century, Messina was very active in growing potatoes thanks to the sandy soil, ideal for extensive exploitation of this staple. For many years, a major agricultural cooperative formed among local and regional farmers day. The original main building of the cooperative house today the sawmill. In the second half of the century, the economy of the municipality gradually changed to tourism and cottagers, thanks to the great lakes. Some of the more popular: the Blue sea lake, big cedar and little cedar lake. There are also many forests, ideal for active recreation year-round. Today, the municipality is also known for its hunting and fishing territories, as well as for a variety of recreational activities are available all year round.

Maniwaki airport is located in messines.

                                     
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