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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

Public notice of acquisition under section 72 of the municipal powers act
First notice

PUBLIC NOTICE IS GIVEN by the undersigned Director General/Secretary-Treasurer of the Municipality of Kazabazua, that the Municipality of Kazabazua intends to avail itself of the provisions of Section 72 of the Municipal Powers Act (RLRQ Chapter C-47.1) in order to become the owner of Mulligan Lane Road, known as Lot 5,498,058 of the Quebec Land Registry.

 
Notice : publication of by-law 2021-031 imposing the rates of taxes for 2021
 
Notice : schedule of 2021 regular meetings of council
 
Lancement du mois de la prévention de la fraude

Le thème " Flairez l'arnaque " est celui retenu dans le cadre de la 17e édition du Mois de la prévention de la fraude

Municipal elections will be held on November 7

The Council of the municipality of Kazabazua supports the 2021 Census, and encourages all residents to complete their census questionnaire online at www.census.gc.ca. Accurate and complete census data support programs and services that benefit our community.

Public notice of acquisition under section 72 of the municipal powers act
First notice

PUBLIC NOTICE IS GIVEN by the undersigned Director General/Secretary-Treasurer of the Municipality of Kazabazua, that the Municipality of Kazabazua intends to avail itself of the provisions of Section 72 of the Municipal Powers Act (RLRQ Chapter C-47.1) in order to become the owner of Mulligan Lane Road, known as Lot 5,498,058 of the Quebec Land Registry.

 
Notice : publication of by-law 2021-031 imposing the rates of taxes for 2021
 
Notice : schedule of 2021 regular meetings of council
 

The Gatineau Valley Social Development Table (TDSVG) needs volunteers. If you are interested, contact us at (819) 463-3838.

Coronavirus

Those wishing to obtain information on the situation of COVID-19 in Quebec are invited to visit the Quebec.ca / coronavirus website.

Anyone who thinks they have COVID-19 or who wishes to obtain information about it, is invited to dial, starting March 9, 2020, 1 877 644-4545.

Cabin Closure: Prevention Tips from Sûreté du Québec
Start of the hunting season - Regulations in force

In the coming days, hunters will be more and more likely to indulge in their favorite activity in woodland. That's why the Sûreté du Québec wishes to recall some safety tips to guarantee everyone a safe hunting season.

Les cyclistes doivent dorénavant s'arrêter eux aussi devant un autobus scolaire

Il n’y a pas que les automobilistes qui risquent dorénavant de recevoir une contravention salée s’ils ne font pas leur arrêt obligatoire devant ou derrière un autobus scolaire qui fait monter ou descendre des jeunes. Une grande nouveauté pour les usagers de la route en cette rentrée scolaire concerne maintenant les cyclistes qui sont aussi visés par les nouvelles dispositions du Code de la sécurité routière (CSR)

Kazabazua library : laureate for year 2018
Tabling of the triennal assessment rolls for 2019-2020-2021

The new assessment rolls will be effective as of January 1 , 2019, for a period of three years (2019-2020-2021). The new values are based on the market of July 1 , 2017.

Directory of Social and Health Resources

A new directory of relevant social and health resources for residents of the Gatineau Valley MRC has been launched. It is available free of charge at www.sosvg.ca

 
 
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