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Old Posted Feb 11, 2018, 7:39 PM
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Rimouski is believed to come from a Micmac word meaning ''Terre à l'orignal'' or “land of the moose''.
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Rimouski is believed to come from a Micmac word meaning ''Terre à l'orignal'' or “land of the moose''.
That explains it - Ri-moose-ki
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Old Posted Feb 11, 2018, 8:48 PM
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Flinn flon manitoba

Origin of the name[edit]
The town's name is taken from the lead character in a paperback novel, The Sunless City by J. E. Preston Muddock. Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin piloted a submarine through a bottomless lake where he passed into a strange underground world through a hole lined with gold. A copy of the book was allegedly found and read by prospector Tom Creighton.

When Tom Creighton discovered a high-grade exposure of copper, he thought of the book and called it Flin Flon's mine, and the town that developed around the mine adopted the name. Flin Flon shares with Tarzana, California, the distinction of being named after a character in a science fiction novel.

The character of "Flinty", as he is locally known, is of such importance to the identity of the city that the local Chamber of Commerce commissioned the minting of a $3.00 coin which was considered legal tender amongst locally participating retailers during the year following its issue. A statue representing Flinty was designed by cartoonist Al Capp and is one of the points of interest of the city. In 1978, the National Film Board of Canada produced the short documentary Canada Vignettes: Flin Flon about the origin of the city's name.[4]

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Old Posted Feb 11, 2018, 9:33 PM
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That explains it - Ri-moose-ki
That's good, never thought of that !

I saw your new arena last fall, pretty nice.
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Old Posted Feb 11, 2018, 9:34 PM
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The Town was originally a group of smaller villages such as Amherst and Hardscrabble, which were later named Hamilton. In 1808 it became the district town for the Newcastle District. It was renamed Cobourg in 1818, in recognition of the marriage of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (later Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who would later become King of Belgium).
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