The Canadian Press
ASBESTOS, Que.–The Quebec town synonymous with the cancer-causing fibre asbestos has voted for a new name: Val-des-Sources. Mayor Hugues Grimard said Monday night during a live-streamed council meeting that Val-des-Sources won with 51.5 per cent of the vote after three rounds.
“It’s a name that represents our area, and especially, it’s inspiring for the future,” he said.
Grimard said the new name reflects “the landscape and our roots.” The word “source,” he said, describes how the town is located at the confluence of three lakes. And it’s a symbol, he said, of what the town wants to become.