Verdun, Quebec

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Verdun, July 2, 2008. Accessed July 4, 2011. The borough is served by the green line (Line 1 Green (Montreal Metro)) of the Montreal metro: Verdun (Verdun (Montreal Metro)), De l'Église (De L'Église (Montreal Metro)), and LaSalle (LaSalle (Montreal Metro)) stations, along with Jolicoeur (Jolicoeur (Montreal Metro)) station immediately across the aqueduct in Ville-Émard. All of these stations have been in service since 1978. Health Significant medical facilities in the borough include the Douglas Hospital, a McGill University research hospital in mental health, and Verdun General Hospital (Hôpital de Verdun). The Douglas grounds were the original playing fields for the Montreal Ultimate Association. Recreation Recreational facilities include the Verdun Auditorium, a hockey arena and concert hall, the home of the now defunct Junior de Montréal (Montreal Junior Hockey Club) team. On November 2, 1993, rock band Nirvana (Nirvana (band)) played a concert at the auditorium on their final North American tour. Expansive parks (L'Honorable-George-O'Reilly, Mgr-J-A-Richard, and Arthur-Therrien) with bike paths line the banks of the St. Lawrence River, making Verdun one of the few parts of the Island of Montreal to open onto the whole length of its waterfront, a legacy of the flooding that once impeded settlement. The waterfront also features the Verdun Natatorium, public-access docks and a marina, an open-air dancing shell, a lawn bowling green, and football, baseball, and soccer fields. Cycling is also available along the Canal de l'Aqueduc on the opposite edge of the borough; on rue de Verdun; and around and through Nuns' Island, including the cycle-accessible Champlain Bridge ice structure connecting to Île Notre-Dame and the south shore. Another of the borough's major green spaces, the Domaine Saint-Paul (Boisé de l'Île-des-Sœurs), preserves the natural woodland of Nuns' Island, home to more than a hundred species of birds as well as the scarce brown snake (Storeria). Trails lead through the woodland. The campus of the Douglas Hospital is also a major green space open to the public. Smaller parks are also dotted through the borough. The borough's community centres are the Centre communautaire Marcel-Giroux, near the borough hall; the Centre communautaire Elgar on Nuns' Island; and the Centre culturel de Verdun, in the western part of the borough. The latter two facilities include public libraries and art exhibition spaces. Government Municipal Verdun is governed by a borough council consisting of the borough mayor and of one city councillor and two borough councillors elected by each of two council districts, for a total of seven members. The borough mayor and the two city councillors represent Verdun on Montreal City Council. As of the November 3, 2013 Montreal municipal election (Montreal municipal election, 2013), the current borough council consists of the following councillors: class "wikitable" border "1" ! District ! Position ! Name ! width "30px"   ! Party -  — Borough mayor City councillor (Montreal City Council) Jean-François Parenteau '''Verdun Collège Français''' were a junior ice hockey team from Verdun, Quebec. They were members of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1991 to 1994. Collège Français resurrected the dormant Quebec Remparts franchise in 1985 after a three year hiatus, as '''Longueuil Collège Français'''. The team played in Longueuil, Quebec at Colisée Jean Béliveau for three seasons before moving to the Verdun Auditorium.


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) Nirvana played a concert at the auditorium on their final North American tour. Expansive parks (L'Honorable-George-O'Reilly, Mgr-J-A-Richard, and Arthur-Therrien) with bike paths line the banks of the St. Lawrence River, making Verdun one of the few parts of the Island of Montreal to open onto the whole length of its waterfront, a legacy of the flooding that once impeded settlement. The waterfront also features the Verdun Natatorium, public-access docks and a marina, an open-air dancing shell

(Neighbours). *1980- Sorel (Sorel-Tracy) Verdun (Verdun, Quebec) Éperviers became Sorel Éperviers. *1981- Divisions cease to exist, Cornwall (Cornwall, Ontario) moved to the OHL (Ontario Hockey League), Sorel (Sorel-Tracy) Éperviers moved to Granby (Granby, Quebec) and became the Bisons. *1982- Lebel and Dilio Divisions reintroduced. Shawinigan, Chicoutimi, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, and Drummondville played in the Dilio, while Laval, Verdun, Longueuil, Saint-Jean, Hull, and Granby

played in the Lebel. Sherbrooke Castors moved to Saint-Jean (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu). Montreal Juniors moved to Verdun (Verdun, Quebec). Drummondville Voltigeurs (Infantrymen) granted a franchise, Longueuil Chevaliers (Cavaliers) granted a franchise. *1984- Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh, New York) Pioneers granted a franchise, but fold three months into the schedule after playing 17 games. They played in the Lebel Division, Granby is moved to the Dilio. Verdun Juniors become


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: www.sabresalumni.com 2001 connection.php3 archivedate August 10, 2007 deadurl yes The name was related both to the origins of the players and the 1971 hit movie entitled ''The French Connection (The French Connection (film))'', based upon the book of the same name (The French Connection (book)). birth_date birth_place Verdun (Verdun, Quebec), QC (Quebec), CAN (Canada) draft DATE OF BIRTH March 23, 1932


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; Notable residents *René Lépine, real-estate developer & businessman, born in Verdun *Maynard Ferguson, trumpet player & band leader *Denis Savard, hockey player, raised in Verdun *Lise Payette, journalist and politician, born in Verdun in 1931 *Ron Piché, baseball player, born in Verdun in 1935 *Denis Juneau, artist born in Verdun in 1925 *Gilles Proulx, radio host, born in Verdun in 1940 *Dollard St. Laurent, hockey player, born in Verdun in 1929


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, was annexed to Verdun in 1956. Then a chiefly agricultural area, it was rapidly urbanized following the opening of the Champlain Bridge (Champlain Bridge, Montreal) in 1962, with development including contributions by the famous Modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. "L'île des Soeurs." Grand répertoire du patrimoine bâti de Montréal. Accessed 1 July 2011. Rapid development would continue to the present day, with the erosion of the sensitive natural woodland of the Domaine Saint-Pierre becoming an increasingly pressing concern. thumb left Verdun City Hall, now the borough hall. (File:Bureau d'arrondissement de Verdun.jpg) Back in Verdun proper, in the post-war period, the area around the church, along rue Wellington and rue de l'Église, became the nucleus of commercial development. A new city hall was built on Rue de Verdun in 1958. "History and Heritage: Verdun City Hall." Ville de Montréal: Arrondissement de Verdun. Accessed 1 July 2011. The green line of the Montreal Metro was extended into Verdun in 1978, its construction delayed due to a collapse in rue Wellington during the construction of De L'Église (De L'Église (Montreal Metro)) station. "De l'Église Metro: History and trivia." Metrodemontreal.com. Accessed 1 July 2011. Besides De l'Église in downtown Verdun and Verdun (Verdun (Montreal Metro)) station in front of the town hall, LaSalle (LaSalle (Montreal Metro)) station was built in vacant land in a former industrial area in the east of the borough, left vacant by the demolition of the vast British Munitions Supply Co. facilities; the metro station would become the heart of a new residential area called La Poudrière after the munitions factories. "LaSalle Metro: History and trivia." Metrodemontreal.com. Accessed 1 July 2011. However, improved access to downtown Montreal meant a decline in local commerce. A program of subsidies and revitalization starting in the 1990s reinvigorated the rue Wellington commercial corridor. Verduners voted 68% "no" in the 1980 sovereignty referendum (Quebec referendum, 1980) and 59.6% "no" in the 1995 referendum (Quebec referendum, 1995). In 1992, Verduners voted 53.66% in favour of the Charlottetown Accord. Uniquely in Montreal, Verdun was a partially dry community, with taverns, night clubs and cabarets banned since 1965, and alcohol sales restricted to restaurants with liquor licences, grocery stores and the SAQ (Société des alcools du Québec). "'Prohibition' in Verdun and the Scott Act." Ville de Montréal: Arrondissement de Verdun. Accessed July 1, 2011. In December 2010, the borough announced that it was planning to allow some microbreweries or performance spaces to sell alcohol. '''Verdun Collège Français''' were a junior ice hockey team from Verdun, Quebec. They were members of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1991 to 1994. Collège Français resurrected the dormant Quebec Remparts franchise in 1985 after a three year hiatus, as '''Longueuil Collège Français'''. The team played in Longueuil, Quebec at Colisée Jean Béliveau for three seasons before moving to the Verdun Auditorium.


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," the team moved to Longueuil (Longueuil, Quebec) to become the Longueuil Collège Français (Verdun Collège Français). The team played for three seasons, then in 1991 they moved to Verdun (Verdun, Quebec) to become the Verdun Collège Français. The franchise ceased operations in 1994. History The Rouyn-Noranda franchise started out as the Montreal Junior Canadiens. While in Montreal (Montreal, Quebec), the team won three Memorial Cups in 1950, 1969 and 1970. The team

of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1991 to 1994. Collège Français resurrected the dormant Quebec Remparts franchise in 1985 after a three year hiatus, as '''Longueuil Collège Français'''. The team played in Longueuil, Quebec at Colisée Jean Béliveau for three seasons before moving to the Verdun Auditorium.


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the bargain basement,” in ''The Enterpriser'', (Ottawa), vol. 4, no. 5 (1981). In 1949, at age 16, Reid went to work full-time in the men’s furnishings department at Simpsons after he had been expelled from school for what he describes as "misbehaving, setting a bad example, something that was quite small." Over the next six years he gradually rose in the company. At age 22 he completed the company's management training program, but left


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1975-76 *Polyvalente Monseigneur-Richard (Verdun (Verdun, Quebec), now part of Montreal) *Ecole Secondaire Charlebois (Ottawa) *"The KLM line"—Soviet national ice hockey team (1980s)—Vladimir Krutov, Igor Larionov, Sergei Makarov; after the initials of the players' surnames; also known as "The Green Line" because they wore green jerseys in practice. *"Les Trois Denis"—Montreal Juniors (late 1970s) —Denis Cyr, Denis Tremblay, Denis Savard; A line that featured three players who all were named Denis, all were born on February 4, 1961, and all grew up in the same neighbourhood in Verdun, Quebec. Was dominant in the QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) for a couple of years. http: www.legendsofhockey.net html spot_oneononep200002.htm *The Hanson Brothers—see "The Carlson Brothers" above. Early life He was born in Verdun (Verdun, Quebec), now part of Montreal, to a working class family. After graduating from the Université de Montréal, he studied at the University of Paris where he met Pierre Trudeau, with whom he co-founded the dissident political magazine ''Cité Libre'' upon returning to Montreal. Franchise history (1969-1997) The franchise was granted to the '''Sorel Eperviers''' (Black Hawks) for the 1969–70 season. They moved from Sorel (Sorel, Quebec) to Verdun (Verdun, Quebec) in 1977 to become the '''Verdun Eperviers'''. In 1979 they played in both Sorel and Verdun before moving back to Sorel for the next season. In 1981 they moved to Granby (Granby, Quebec) to become the '''Granby Bisons''', and in 1995 they changed their names to the '''Granby Prédateurs'''. In 1996, the Prédateurs won the Memorial Cup. In 1997 they moved to Sydney to become the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Prior to the Eagles' arrival, Sydney played host to the AHL's (American Hockey League) Cape Breton Oilers from 1988 to 1996. '''Verdun''' is a station (metro station) on the Green Line (Line 1 Green (Montreal Metro)) of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system (Rapid transit) operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in the borough of Verdun (Verdun, Quebec) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada Verdun Station . The station opened on September 3, 1978, as part of the extension of the Green Line westward to Angrignon (Angrignon (Montreal Metro)). '''Verdun Collège Français''' were a junior ice hockey team from Verdun, Quebec. They were members of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1991 to 1994. Collège Français resurrected the dormant Quebec Remparts franchise in 1985 after a three year hiatus, as '''Longueuil Collège Français'''. The team played in Longueuil, Quebec at Colisée Jean Béliveau for three seasons before moving to the Verdun Auditorium.


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: www.sabresalumni.com 2001 connection.php3 archivedate August 10, 2007 deadurl yes The name was related both to the origins of the players and the 1971 hit movie entitled ''The French Connection (The French Connection (film))'', based upon the book of the same name (The French Connection (book)). birth_date '''Verdun Collège Français''' were a junior ice hockey team from Verdun, Quebec. They were members of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1991 to 1994. Collège Français resurrected the dormant Quebec Remparts franchise in 1985 after a three year hiatus, as '''Longueuil Collège Français'''. The team played in Longueuil, Quebec at Colisée Jean Béliveau for three seasons before moving to the Verdun Auditorium.

Verdun, Quebec

'''Verdun''' ( ) is a borough (Montreal borough) (''arrondissement'') of the city of Montreal, Quebec, situated along the St. Lawrence River. It consists of the former ''city'' of Verdun, which was merged with the city of Montreal on January 1, 2002. Verdun did not hold a demerger referendum on June 20, 2004. The settlement of Verdun was founded in 1671, making it one of Canada's oldest cities. In 1956, Nuns' Island (''île des Sœurs'') was amalgamated with Verdun, which is on the Island of Montreal. Since the 1980s, Verdun has had a reputation for being one of the roughest neighbourhoods in Montreal. The borough has had a problem with street gangs and poverty ever since.

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