Ferme-Neuve, Quebec

Ferme-Neuve (French for "New Farm") is a municipality in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Antoine-Labelle Regional County Municipality. It is the largest incorporated municipality of the Laurentides region.

Ferme-Neuve
The Roman Catholic church in Ferme-Neuve.
Location within Antoine-Labelle RCM.
Ferme-Neuve
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°42′N 75°27′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLaurentides
RCMAntoine-Labelle
Settled1890s
ConstitutedDecember 24, 1997
Government
  MayorGilbert Pilote
  Federal ridingLaurentides—Labelle
  Prov. ridingLabelle
Area
  Total875.10 km2 (337.88 sq mi)
  Land790.29 km2 (305.13 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
  Total2,822
  Density3.6/km2 (9/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
6.1%
  Dwellings
1,462
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J0W 1C0
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 309
Websitewww.municipalite.
ferme-neuve.qc.ca

The village is located on the shores of the Du Lièvre River and Journalists Lake, and along Quebec Route 309, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Mont-Laurier.

History

In the 19th century, the area began attracting loggers because of its rich red and white pine stands. In 1850, the James MacLaren logging company built a large tree farm called "La Ferme de la Montagne" that was used as a supply camp for loggers. It was sold in 1888 to Cyrille Lafontaine and inhabited by his son Léonard who became the first settler and farmer of Ferme-Neuve.[4] In 1898, the Ferme-Neuve Post Office opened.[1]

In 1902, a group of 8 Montreal journalists, under direction from Lomer Gouin, Minister of Colonization, built a model farm in order to attract more settlers. They also launched a public subscription to build a school. In recognition, the lake adjacent to the settlement was called Lac des Journalistes ("Lake of Journalists").[1]

Also in 1902, the United Township Municipality of Würtele-Moreau-et-Gravel was formed, with Toussaint Cloutier as first mayor. In 1917, the Ferme-Neuve settlement separated from the united township and became an incorporated village, with Henri Berthiaume as its first mayor. In 1930, the United Township Municipality of Würtele-Moreau-et-Gravel changed statutes and was renamed to the Parish Municipality of Ferme-Neuve.[1][4]

On December 24, 1997, both entities were merged again into the new Municipality of Ferme-Neuve.

Demographics

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 2822 (2006 to 2011 population change: -6.1 %)
  • Population in 2006: 3006
  • Population in 2001: 2947
  • Population in 1996:
    • Parish of Ferme-Neuve: 913
    • Village of Ferme-Neuve: 2178
  • Population in 1991:
    • Parish of Ferme-Neuve: 907
    • Village of Ferme-Neuve: 2267

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1203 (total dwellings: 1462)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0.8%
  • French as first language: 98.8%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0.4%

See also

References

  1. "Ferme-Neuve (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  2. Geographic code 79097 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Ferme-Neuve census profile
  4. "Histoire et patrimoine" (in French). Municipalité de Ferme-Neuve. Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  5. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census



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