Quebec town changing its name from Asbestos to Val-des-Sources after vote

Quebec town changing its name from Asbestos to Val-des-Sources after vote 1


The town of Asbestos, Que., is getting a new name. Genevieve Beauchemin has more on the history and stigma of its former namesake.

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30 Comments on "Quebec town changing its name from Asbestos to Val-des-Sources after vote"

  1. Top class scripting: “… where a giant pit towers over the landscape…”

    • Christopher Miller | October 20, 2020 at 4:51 PM | Reply

      I understood the intent… It was meant as more of a metaphor…
      JSYK well written English is NOT obvious IMO

  2. Michael Brodie | October 20, 2020 at 9:46 AM | Reply

    Makes sense. They wonโ€™t be changing the name to Mesothelioma.

  3. Alecks Luciferis | October 20, 2020 at 9:57 AM | Reply

    “Va falloir changer nos calottes”
    Translation: I wish we didn’t have to change our name. It’s our history.

    10 out of 10 sensationalist “journalism”

    • ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ for those who donโ€™t know it means “iโ€™ll need to change my hat” (because he has the old city name on his)

  4. Where you from ? Oh I’m from Lead Paint, QC..

  5. from one disaster to the next “exxon valdez oil spill”

  6. Well it is a very hurtful name

  7. Finally a vote that matters in Canada.

  8. Barry Wakeford | October 20, 2020 at 10:57 AM | Reply

    And now they can concentrate on their new history book. Titled FINDING TIME FOR WHAT’S IMPORTANT.

  9. 2:04 yeah change it to โ€œtoiletโ€ that has only positive conitations.

  10. justsayupyours | October 20, 2020 at 12:24 PM | Reply

    But will they rename McGill University as the Canadian arm of the CIA?

  11. So, will the Liberals be changing their name now that Trudeau has made their name synonymous with poison, lies and scandal?

  12. The Real Regan Grimey | October 20, 2020 at 12:36 PM | Reply

    Quebec is a weirdo province

  13. Change the name to covid-19

  14. 0:05 the walchenertjnelner reports from a place formaly known…………………… what the hell was that

  15. Pierre Pellerin | October 20, 2020 at 1:10 PM | Reply

    I was born in Asbestos in the 60s, at the hospital that was eventually demolished to expand the mine. i wonder if i need a new birth certificate now ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Ya thatโ€™s right hide ur dirty secrets like everybody else lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

  17. John doughboy Jr | October 20, 2020 at 2:04 PM | Reply

    “Is the new name going to be …Sold In India?

  18. ewww Quebec

  19. Johnny Awesome O | October 20, 2020 at 4:51 PM | Reply

    Today in random news.

  20. Harry Sasquatch | October 20, 2020 at 6:06 PM | Reply

    Change the name to China virus Trudeau

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