Canadian town wants to change its ’toxic’ name

Canadian town wants to change its ’toxic’ name

The Canadian town of Asbestos is looking for a new name after city officials said the current name has cost the city outside investments. The Quebec town announced on Wednesday that it will change its name because it does not have a ’good connotation’. Once a popular building insulation material, Asbestos is now banned in most construction around the world.

KCooper
KCooper
ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 4 months

Change the town name to "Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with moderate to severe Mesothelioma? If so you may be entitled to compensation" Kind of long but.

Paul C
Paul C 4 months

Let's rule a few names out. - Cancer - Heart Attack - Hazard - Death

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 4 months

It's sad people won't invest in their town because of the name. Seems kinda silly to me.

Seekster
Seekster 4 months

I was ready for this to be some social justice thing but...ok yeah I would want to change the name of the town too if I lived in Asbestos.

Hunter
Hunter 4 months

People are actually angry that a town wants to not have the same name as a cancer causing insulation. Damn

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