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Town called Asbestos is renaming itself to attract investments from abroad

The town of Asbestos, Canada is seeking a new name after acknowledging that it “does not have a good connotation – particularly in English-speaking circles”. Founded in 1899 and named for the “grey gold” found in its surrounding hills, the French-speaking town in Quebec once boasted a thriving mining community. However the mine suspended operations […]