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We are located along the St-Lawrence River, in the lower St Lawrence region, on the south shore, approximately 200 km North-East of Quebec City.
This small, peaceful, dynamic and picture perfect community is renowned for its magnificent sunsets and historical buildings. Tourists and residents alike from every period have been able to enjoy this little paradise for many years.
With its 1 800 inhabitants, Cacouna distinguishes itself due to the quality of the residences and commercial constructions. Many are part of a remarkable architectural heritage.
Furthermore, the agricultural life is rich and diversified. A large industrial park as well as the Gros-Cacouna harbour are major development tools for the regional economy.
Windpower: establishment and architectural integration plan related to windpower
Last September 6, 2006, the Municipality adopted a regulation on the architectural integration and establishment relating to wind mills (PIIA).
- Regulation # 278.
This Regulation should soon be used widely in the MRC of Rivière-du-Loup but the Village of Cacouna is among the first municipalities to have already adopted it. In the context of beind close to having wind mills on our territory, It is important for us to provide you the objectives and the criteria of application. You can consult the complete document at the municipal office. read more
After a few slow years mainly due to the strong competition between ports, Gros Cacouna finds itself on good grounds as 2007 ends and would be even on the point of making 2008 a year which could bring back its statistics like those of 10 years ago.
Without a ruffle and fanfare, the seaport of Gros-Cacouna finishes the year 2007 with a total of 48 ships, 8 more than last year, having transhipped 220 384 metric tons of goods, which is 55 055 metric tons more (25%) that 2006. read more
On Sep 10, 2004, the announcement of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility was released. This new proposed facility named Énergie Cacouna would be capable of receiving, storing, and regasifying imported LNG.
This announcement is seen by many as an important economic boost and the source of creation of much needed jobs for the region. Those who favour the environment, quality of life and the preservation of the unique look or vocation of the village/parish as a "authentic world where a well-preserved architectural heritage are blended into the remarkable landscapes" are very nervous about what the future has in store for our region. read more
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