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Credit: John Boyd / Library and Archives Canada / (R-000133, R-000136)
Loading pulp aboard a freight train at Kazabazua Station, in 1924.
Kazabazua : one of the oldest municipality
of the Gatineau Valley
The little Kazabazua river that gave its name to the municipality.

The history of Kazabazua starts at the beginning of the 19th century with the arrival of the first colonists in about 1835. The sector was then known under the patronym of "Hoganville", the name of the first family of pioneers, Hogan. Later joined by Gabie, Chamberlain, and Pritchard.

A score of years later, the Township of Aylwin was created then set up as a municipality on January first, 1862. It is one of the oldest municipalities of the Valley of the Gatineau. The name was selected to honour the judge and politician Thomas Cushing Aylwin (1806-1871).

The post office inaugurated the same year bore however the name of Kazabazua. This term comes from Algonquin kachibadjiwan which mean "hidden waters", "water running underground" or "water passing under rocks" and by extension: "underground river".

The image of local topography is from the bridge on Route 105, which spans the river; from this point it is possible to observe the river disappear under ground. The resurgence occurs approximately 30 meters downstream; the river runs out in rapids and passes under a natural stone bridge once again.

Although it was in use before the creation of the municipality, the name Kazabazua was not recognized as such in 1932 to indicate the village. And still, it was only in 1976 that it became the legal name of the municipality and then replaced that of the "Township of Aylwin". In Kazabazua today one may find buildings with patrimonial value of which are the Old Mahoney Flour Mill, the Trinity United Church, the church St-Stephen, the Ronald Rochon House as well as St. Andrew’s Anglican Church.

The Kazabazua Hotel, which had been inaugurated in 1868, was famous in the Outaouais and surrounding areas and known by the name "The longest bar in the Gatineau". It was destroyed by fire in July 2002.

The Kazabazua River and the plains which it crosses are among the natural attractions impossible to circumvent which make up the pieces of the municipality.

The plains of Kazabazua appear among single geomorphologic phenomenon in Quebec. It is made of dunes and peat bogs inside of which are many listed rare and threatened vegetal species. The formation of the dunes would be due to a wind activity on the sediments, left by the withdrawal of the Champlain Sea in this sector, more than 7,500 years ago.

The linear Park of the Valley-of-the-Gatineau crosses most of this plain and offers hikers a good trail and at the same time a strange and rich curious natural spectacle.

Moreover, in 2001, a citizens group set up a veteran’s commemorative park, in honour of ex-servicemen, in the center of the village. In the Village and its surroundings, are some restaurants, snack bars along with a grocer and other small trade and artisanal shops.

Source : Sogercom.com and MRC Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
References :
MRC Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
Commission de toponymie du Québec
Noms et lieux du Québec, ouvrage de la Commission de toponymie
Ministère des Affaires municipales et régions

Voting by mail
The municipal council has approved voting by mail at the November 5th election.
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Public notice - Extraordinary meeting on September 25, 2017
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Public notice - Deposit of the assessment roll for fiscal year 2018
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Public notice : delivery of garbage and recycling rolling containers.
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Public notice : publication of by-law 2017-009 modifying by-law 005-2010 concerning fencing.
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Public notice : publication of by-law 2017-007 modifying permits and certificates by-law.
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Public notice : publication of by-law 2017-006 modifying zoning by-law.
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Public notice : publication of by-law 2017-001 about parkingt.
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Public notice : publication of by-law 2017-002 about security, peace and order.
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Public notice : publication of by-law 2017-003 about nuisances.
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Public notice : publication of by-law 2017-004 about peddling.
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Public notice : publication of by-law 2017-005 about animals.
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Public notice : publication of by-law 2017-006 about external use of water from public water.
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Public notice : publication of by-law 2017-007 about alarm systems.
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Public notice : by-law modifying by-law imposing the rates of taxes for 2017.
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Public notice : by-law imposing the rates of taxes for 2017.
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Public notice : 2017 schedule of the regular meetings of council.
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Public notice : deposit of the evaluation roll for fiscal year 2017.
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Chalet & Skating Rink Schedule
Assistsance Program to Seniors for the Payment of Municipal Taxes
Creation of an Association for the Community Center

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BBQ Fundraiser for Leucan

Challenge of Municipalities : Denholm, Kazabazua,
Lac-Sainte-Marie and Low

On Septembre 11,
from 4 pm to 7:30 pm.

Hosted by Municipality of Low :
Heritage Hall
Municipal office
4, chemin d'Amour
Low

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Collecting GPS data for septic systems

The Municipality will procede over the next few months to collect data by GPS to localize your septic tank.

Inspection of riverbanks and shoreline

The Municipality will proceed, over the next few months, to verify the riverbanks and shoreline of the lakes located in the municipality.

Beginning of Public Consultations on the Agricultural Zone Development Plan

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Cadastral renewal has begun in Kazabazua

The reform is being carried out by land surveyors from Bussières Bérubé Genest Schnob land surveyors on behalf of MRNF.

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Programmation Maison de la culture
 
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