The 2017 Challenger Banque Nationale de Saguenay was a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 12th edition of the tournament and part of the 2017 ITF Women's Circuit, offering a total of $60,000 in prize money. It took place in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada between October 23 and October 29, 2017.
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Chicoutimi / ʃ ɪ ˈ k uː t ɪ m i / is the most populous borough (arrondissement) of the city of Saguenay in Quebec, Canada. It is situated at the confluence of the Saguenay and Chicoutimi rivers. During the 20th century, it became the main administrative and commercial centre of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Saguenay City Council (in French: Conseil municipal de la Ville de Saguenay) is the governing body for the mayor–council government in the city of Saguenay, in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec .
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Saguenay was formed on February 18, 2002, by amalgamating the cities of Chicoutimi, Jonquière, La Baie and Laterrière, along with the municipalities of Lac-Kénogami and Shipshaw and part of the township of Tremblay.
Saguenay is located in a depression in the Canadian shield called the Saguenay Graben, which has a somewhat more temperate climate than the surrounding region. This has encouraged agriculture and human settlement to take place. The relatively small and concentrated Lac St-Jean area where the city is located can be described as an isolated "oasis" in the middle of the vast remote wilderness of Northern Quebec. Few roads connect with the area from the south and east, and only one road connects from the northwest. No paved roads go north from the area into the wilderness; the last paved roads to the north end just a short distance from the city, and still within the Lac St-Jean area. There are no human settlements due north of Saguenay all the way to the Canadian Arctic islands, except for a few isolated Cree and Inuit villages. However, the remote, paved Route 167/113 heads northwest to the interior town of Chibougamau, providing a...
The ville of Saguenay has a 2016 population of 145,549. The median age is 46.1, as opposed to 41.2 for all of Canada. French was the mother tongue of 98.9% of residents in 2016. The next most common mother tongues were English at 0.9%, followed by Spanishat 0.2%. 0.2% reported both English and French as their first language. Additionally there were 0.2% who reported both French and a non-official language as their mother tongue. As of 2016, Indigenous peoplescomprised 6.1% of the population and visible minorities contributed 1.4%. The largest visible minority groups in Saguenay are Black (0.5%), Arab (0.2%), Chinese (0.2%) and Latin American (0.2%). The area is home to about 405 recent immigrants (i.e. those arriving between 2011 and 2016), who comprise about 0.3% of the total population. In 2011, 91.5% of the population identified as Catholic while about 6% said they had no religious affiliation. Baptists and Muslimsboth...
Saguenay's economy is in transition. It is increasingly based on developing research and teaching in applied technologies for energy, aluminum, boreal forest, genomics and biomedical sciences. Saguenay has three large industrial parks totaling 8,496,138 square metres (91,451,670 sq ft) of commercial facilities: five city centres and shopping centres, six shopping centres, power centres, and five major commercial arteries. Saguenay, in the borough of La Baie, opened a pier in 2006 followed by the Bagotville wharf cruise terminal in 2009, in order to accommodate some of the larger cruise ships such as MS Eurodam and Queen Mary 2. So far 200 cruise ships have visited La Baie, including 54 ships and over 50,000 passengers in 2017. In addition, Rio Tinto Alcan confirmed in December 2010 investment of 750 million dollars to upgrade its pilot plant in Jonquière AP-60.The plant was estimated to be 40% more productive than...
The city has been home to the QMJHL's Chicoutimi Saguenéens since 1973. They play at the Centre Georges-Vézina in the borough of Chicoutimi. In 2008, the LNAH professional team Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Summun-Chiefs moved to Saguenay and became the Saguenay 98.3. The team is now called Jonquière Marquis.
The mayor of Saguenay is Josée Néron who was elected in the 2017 municipal election. Jean Tremblay had previously served as mayor of Saguenay from 2002 until the municipal merger of 2002 until 2017. He was also mayor of the now defunct city of Chicoutimi from 1997 until 2001. The governing body of Saguenay is Saguenay City Council, which consists of the mayor and 15 city councillors. The councillors are elected from single-member districts. The city's three boroughs...
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Federally, Saguenay is part of two electoral districts. The riding of Chicoutimi—Le Fjord, which includes the boroughs of Chicoutimi and La Baie as well as the most of the Le Fjord-du-Saguenay Regional County Municipality, is represented by Richard Martel of the Conservative Party of Canada. The riding of Jonquière, which includes the borough of Jonquière as well as the southern part and parts of the Le Fjord-du-Saguenay RCM, is represented by Karine Trudel of th...
Thrice weekly passenger railway service is provided by VIA Rail Canada on the Montreal–Jonquière train, which runs from Montreal Central Station to Jonquière station. The city is also served by the Bagotville Airport, which shares the aerodrome of Canadian Forces Base Bagotville. It operates daily flights to Montreal-Trudeau International Airport as well as flights to Quebec City and Sept-Îles. It operates seasonal flights to Cancún, Mexico, and vacation destinations in Cuba. Another airfield, Chicoutimi/Saint-Honoré Aerodromeformer air force base, is located to the north of the city. A pier in La Baie has been in operation since 2008 to accommodate cruise ships and tourists. The project required investment of about $33.75 million for the construction of a 370-metre (1,210 ft) wharf, a visitor centre ($5 million) and a port village. Saguenay derives power from its water resources.The city owns three hydroelectric power sta...
The francophone primary and secondary public schools of Saguenay are managed by two boards, the School Board of Jonquière, which has 11,015 students and the school board of Rives-du-Saguenay, with 11,048 students.These figures include 38 primary schools, seven secondary schools and five vocational training centres in the city, and institutions of neighboring municipalities of Upper and Lower Saguenay. The private elementary Apostolic School of Chicoutimi has 160 students. The Seminary of Chicoutimi has 1,100 high school students. Saguenay also has primary and secondary schools in English, with 200 students; Riverside Regional School is the responsibility of the Central Québec School Board. At the college level, Saguenay has two colleges, located in Jonquière and in Chicoutimi, with a combined 5,500 students.In addition to offering pre-university programs, and similar curricula, each of the schools has unique programs...
Cultural events in the Saguenay region include the Saguenay International Short Film Festival (French: Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay).
Saguenay (Quebec) Saguenay ( ransk. Ville de Saguenay) on Québecin provinssissa Kanadassa sijaitseva kaupunki, jonka väkiluku on 145 949 (2016). Se sijaitsee 200 kilometriä pohjoiseen Québecin kaupungista. Kaupunki muodostettiin 18. helmikuuta 2002 liittämällä yhteen Chicoutimin, Jonquièren, La Baien ja Laterrièren kaupungit sekä Lac ...
The Chicoutimi Saguenéens are a junior ice hockey team which plays in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). The team is based out of Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada (now a part of the city of Saguenay) and owned by the City of Saguenay.
Saguenay Fjord National Park (French: parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay) is a national park located in Quebec, Canada.Located in the regions of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Charlevoix, Côte-Nord, and Bas-Saint-Laurent, the park is situated along the eastern end of the Saguenay River and adjoins the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park for over 100 km (60 mi.).
Canadian Forces Base Bagotville ( IATA: YBG, ICAO: CYBG ), commonly referred to as CFB Bagotville, and also known as Bagotville Airport or Saguenay-Bagotville Airport, is a Canadian Forces base located 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km; 5.2 mi) west of Bagotville in the city of Saguenay. Located in the centre of Quebec, less than 200 km (120 mi) north ...