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A getaway to the Québec Carnival

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A getaway to the Québec Carnival! The tradition of celebrating from the end of January through to mid-February has been going on for quite a while in Quebec City, world capital of snow. The first murmurings, in fact, date back to 1894. But it was in 1955, with the appearance of Bonhomme Carnaval, that the event became a must for Quebecers, and the engine of the city’s winter tourist activity.

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Winter happiness

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Until March 5, the town of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts is the place for families to go for the event Bonheur d’hiver (Winter happiness). There are numerous free activities, including the zipline (until February 12), ice slides built on Place Lagny, ice skating on Lac des Sables, and more. www.ville.sainte-agathe-des-monts.qc.ca

The municiplaity of Labelle

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The municiplaity of Labelle presents its very first Festival d’hiver (Winter festival) from February 25 until March 4. Skiing, hockey, skating, dancing, skills contest, ice fishing and a snowskating demo are all part of this inaugural event. www.facebook.com/pg/Municipalité-de-Labelle.

The 11th annual Quintessence du vin raised $14,986

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The 11th annual Quintessence du vin raised $14,986 for the Rotary Club of Mont-Tremblant.  The money will go to help underprivileged families in the Laurentians region. “I would like to thank all our sponsors, the partners in the silent auction and the loyal and tireless members of the Rotary Club of Mont-Tremblant,” said Michel Tremblay, general manager of the Quintessence hotel.

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The Grande Guignolée des medias, which took place in the MRC des Laurentides on December 8

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The Grande Guignolée des medias, which took place in the MRC des Laurentides on December 8 under the honorary charimanship of Claude Cousineau, member of the provincial parliament for Bertrand, and his wife Rachel Tousignant, was a great success. It raised $34,313, which is an excellent result and very close to the goal of $35,000. The money will be distributed to 15 community organizations

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As part of the 24 Tremblant

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As part of the 24 Tremblant, which is the major partner of the Fondation Tremblant, the Fondation Tremblant gave out its gifts on December 10. This year, the Fondation Tremblant awarded $300,000 to fifty or so projects submitted by a variety of organizations, municipalities and schools in the MRC des Laurentides. Noting that close to $3,750,000 has been distributed by the Fondation Tremblant since

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Mont-Tremblant International Airport, which is 11.7% more than last year

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The summer- fall season of Porter flights from Toronto ended on September 25. During the period, 1,528 passengers flew into Mont-Tremblant International Airport, which is 11.7% more than last year on the same number of flights. The schedule of flights from Toronto-Pearson on Air Canada, operating from December 23 to April 3, and from Billy Bishop on Porter, from December 9 to April 3, is online. Flights

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Mont-Tremblant experienced an exceptional summer tourist season

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Mont-Tremblant experienced an exceptional summer tourist season. The increased numbers raised the occupancy rates of area accommodation facilities to close to 80% in August, which is 15% more than the same date in 2011. Among the visitors, 56% were Québec residents, 20% were from Ontario, 12% from Europe, 8% from the USA, and 4% from Asia and South America. The highest percentage rise compared

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For an eighth consecutive year you have the opportunity

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Ski ‘n’ Skate exchange of Arundel Elementary School. For an eighth consecutive year you have the opportunity to sell your too-small winter gear and purchase whatever is needed for both children and adults at great prices. There will also be some new equipment for sale.  Come on Saturday, November 5 to register your equipment and enjoy breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The sale is from

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Maurice Ethier

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Maurice Ethier (nickname: Momo), who recently moved to Mont-Tremblant, celebrated his 100th birthday on September 24 at La Diable Microbrewery.

The linear park le P’tit Train du Nord is celebrating its 20th birthday

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The linear park le P’tit Train du Nord is celebrating its 20th birthday. You are cordially invited torenew acquaintences at a celebration under the honorary presidency of Jacqueline Gareau, top athlete and international marathoner, on September 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Place de a Gare in St- Jérôme. To participate, register at Vélo à notre santé

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Québec sand sculptor Jonathan Bouchard

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The Casino de Mont-Tremblant celebrated its seventh anniversary and the start of summer by inviting Québec sand sculptor Jonathan Bouchard to create a sculpture eight feet high by 12 feet wide. The internationally-known artist sculpted his work at the entry to the Casino in only 24 hours spread out over three days. Called La nature au coeur du jeu (Nature at the heart of play/gaming), the work

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Chocolate-manufacturer Palette de Bine of Mont-Tremblant

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Chocolate-manufacturer Palette de Bine of Mont-Tremblant, was recently accorded several international awards underscoring the high quality of its products. On June 27, in New York, at the International Chocolate Awards (Americas & Asia), Palette de Bine took two gold medals for its 70 % beans from Haiti bar. A bronze medal (70 % beans from Bolivia) and two special awards also underlined the exceptional

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Town of Mont-Tremblant

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The Town of Mont-Tremblant has installed new signage on Montée Ryan to ensure maximum safety for cyclists. Bollards have been installed to create a funnel effect in order to slow down motorists who must now reduce their speed to 70 km / h on a 200- meter section of road upstream and downstream from the linear park. As for the luminous sign, it flashes when there are cyclists waiting to cross

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Here is a treatment to relieve tension!

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Here is a treatment to relieve tension! Orthotherapy is a combination of kinesitherapy (therapy by movements) and massotherapy. Johanne Laberge of the Clinique d’Orthothérapie Au Cœur d’une Rose (15 years of experience) provides services that help heal sports injuries, sciatica, disk herniation, neck pain, tendinitis, epicondylitis... So whether you are an athlete, working

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Every Wednesday for the past two years

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Every Wednesday for the past two years, Patrick Bermand has invited residents of the Greater Mont-Tremblant area to come taste a menu of gourmet dishes for just $22.  It’s a must as a spring and summer treat! And if the weather is fine, try the terrace. Follow Patrick Bermand on Facebook to check  thanks god it’s Wednesday menu. Reservations strongly suggested.  www.patrickbermand.com

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The sky was falling . . . or so it seemed for

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The sky was falling . . . or so it seemed for the Épicerie urbaine le St-Amour team. On Easter Monday, the boutique grocery store owners found their shop completely flooded. Undamaged items, whose packaging was damaged by the water, were given to La Samaritaine. “They’ll have plenty of chocolate,” said Éric St-Amour. The deluge resulted in the store being closed for

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The 11th annual Big Cleanup

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The 11th annual Big Cleanup will take place on Saturday, May 7. Residents of Mont-Tremblant are invited to participate in this annual cleaning bee to help restore the town to its accustomed lustre. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Tourist Bureau located at the corner of montée Ryan and rue Labelle (the traffic circle), where participants will be given a  location for their cleaning

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The 20th annual Fondation Tremblant fundraiser

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The 20th annual Fondation Tremblant fundraiser, held at the Fairmont Tremblant on Saturday, March 26, was a resounding succes again this year. The close to 600 guests who attended the cocktail reception/auction made excellent purchases for a great cause: helping children in need from Val-Morin to La Minerve. The gifts, gathered by the Fondation Tremblant from generous donors and offered for sale at

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Mission accomplished

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Mission accomplished for the first Pub des entrepreneurs. Close to fifty of Rona Forget’s suppliers and partners got together for a fun-filled “5 à 7” which welcomed a large number of clients to the Mont-Tremblant hardware (and more!) store. The Saint-Arnould microbrewery was on hand and many prizes were distributed to the attendees, notably a fishing trip to the Pourvoirie

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The traditional sugaring off event

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The traditional sugaring off event, when maple syrup is front and centre, will occur on Saturday, March 12, in the heart of the Village sector, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The members of the local committee, the Comité de quartier no.1 Vieux Mont-Tremblant, are happy to invite residents and visitors to take advantage of this maple-sweet day. Those present will be able to taste maple taffy in an

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Unexpected treasures from the Laurentian forest

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With a view to innovation and to highlighting unexpected treasures from the Laurentian forest, the breakfast restaurant Le Saint-Louis offers its customers the opportunity to taste tea made from chaga: a boreal mushroom with exceptional properties. This delicious drink could easily replace a good coffee to accompany the delicious crepes and eggs benedict in which Le Saint-Louis restaurant specializes.

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The boutique Côté Montagne celebrated four years

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The boutique Côté Montagne celebrated four years in business on December 1. Shop owner Bertrand Roy is happy to note that the original idea of offering unique, exclusive products imported to Canada remains the store’s guiding principle. By offering small-production French, Swiss, Belgian, Dutch and Italian products, Côté Montagne provides a window onto both contemporary

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2016 exchange program in Châtel

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New this year: The Town of Mont-Tremblant will pay the travel costs of the two students who will be selected to participate in the summer 2016 exchange program in Châtel, where they will undertake a paid traineeship in tourism or recreation. Mont-Tremblant students, from 18 to 29 years of age, are invited to register by February 19, 2016, with the Department of Culture and Recreation located

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Coaches Jessica Humphries and Bruno Saint-Hilaire

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Coaches Jessica Humphries and Bruno Saint-Hilaire of ÉnerJ-Santé optimale are inviting you to join their virtual gym. You can now get back into shape, wherever you are and whenever you want, with training videos filmed outside. Jessica has been giving outdoor physical fitness training for the last 10 years in Mont-Tremblant. She decided to launch this project in the fall of 2015 to accommodate

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The organizers of Tremblant's 24h

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The organizers of Tremblant's 24h are thrilled to announce that the 15th such event raised the record amount of $2,639,374. This year's participants were instrumental in surpassing the original target of $2.5 million set for this year's event. A total of 2,359 skiers, runners and walkers, grouped into 273 teams, made the most of mild weather conditions and the festive atmosphere complete with Simple

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One of Tremblant's very own excels on the world stage!

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Jeremy Levitt recently competed in the IFBB World Junior and Master Physique Championships in El Salvador. The event featured 43 countries and over 400 athletes from across the globe. Jeremy finished first out of Canadian competitors and Top 10 in the world (9th overall). Jeremy intends to compete once again in 2016 with the goal of cracking the top 5 in the world.    

The Microbrewery La Diable celebrates its 20 years of existence!

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The Diable brewpub opened its doors on December 15, 1995, in Tremblant. The two owners, Pierre Jasmin and André Poirier, celebrated the event on December 11 surrounded by employees, family members, friends and customers. Congratulations!

Françoise Hétu has been appointed vice-president

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Françoise Hétu has been appointed vice-president, lodging and village experience for Station Mont-Tremblant. With more than 24 years of experience in the Resort, most notably as director of stores, rental and guest experience, Mme Hétu has all the qualities and skills needed to do a superb job of handling her new duties. Besides, her deep knowledge of Tremblant and her attachment

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Opération Nez rouge Mont-Tremblant will be back for a 19th consecutive year

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Opération Nez rouge Mont-Tremblant will be back for a 19th consecutive year. Yet again, the organisation will ensure that hundreds of individuals get home safely during the Holiday Season. The evenings of operation will start the last weekend in November, the 27th and 28th, and continue every weekend in December until the 31st. Using a non-moralizing “fellow-citizen” approach, Opération

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The special strength of Centraide is

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The special strength of Centraide is that it allows donors to help numerous organisations through just one donation. This year, 20 organisations are being supported through Centraide-MRC Laurentides because of their serious approach and their solvency. As a result, the donor is assured of making a difference with competent regional organisations. The current campaign, which ends on March 31, 2016,

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Twentieth birthday for the Pizzateria restaurant!

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On November 15, Pizzateria blew out20 candles to celebrate this milestone birthday. A key location at the very heart of Tremblant’s pedestrian village since 1995, a simple, tasty menu, relaxed atmosphere and impeccable service…these are the secrets of its longevity and success On top of being one of the pioneers of Tremblant Resort, Pizzateria has reinvented itself over the years. One

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The gala dinner held this year on Friday, November 13 at Saint-Adele’s Hôtel et Spa Mont-Gabriel

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The Gala des Grands chefs des Laurentides, the gala dinner held this year on Friday, November 13 at Saint-Adele’s Hôtel et Spa Mont-Gabriel and sponsored by the Canadian Cancer Society, features great chefs from the Laurentians. The event provided a fine interpretation of the theme “Celebrate Life”, selected this year to represent this important fundraiser. The guests at this

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Arundel Elementary School

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Skin ‘n’ Skate exchange of Arundel Elementary School. For a seventh year you have the chance to sell your too-small winter gear and purchase the next size up for both children and adults at great prices. There will also be some new equipment for sale. Hot breakfast and bake sale! The sale will be held on Saturday, November 7. Register your equipment from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The sale is

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The Robinson family announces the appointment of

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The Robinson family announces the appointment of Patrick Côté as the new general manager of Mont Blanc. Mr. Côté has extensive experience in the industry, having been general manager and co-owner of Mount Norquay, the internationally-renowned ski destination in Banff, Alberta. Mont Blanc, the second highest ski mountain in the Laurentians, is a dynamic, family-friendly ski

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Follow the new columns from the Lolë boutique in Tremblant Express

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Follow the new columns from the Lolë boutique in Tremblant Express. Lolë is inspired by the active women who share its vision and promote the brand within their own communities. These women glow with wellness and strength, and they choose to embrace the beauty around them, every single day. Lolë enjoys partnerships with inspiring instructors, personal trainers and other well-being professionals

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Ski ’n’ Skate Exchange

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Skin ‘n’ Skate exchange of Arundel Elementary School. For a seventh year you have the chance to sell your too-small winter gear and purchase the next size up for both children and adults at great prices. There will also be some new equipment for sale. Hot breakfast and bake sale! The sale will be held on Saturday, November 7. Register your equipment from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The sale is

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During their 39-day trip across Canada

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During their 39-day trip across Canada, the young passengers on the CISV Peace Bus stopped in Mont-Tremblant on August 15. The 15 young travelers then rolled up their sleeves to do some community work. They undertook, in collaboration with the COE of the Ville de Mont-Tremblant, to clean the banks of the downtown stream called the Ruisseau Clair. Mont-Tremblant resident Anthony Hemmer, age 15, was

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Tenth annual descent of the Diable River

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More than sixty individuals from all over the Laurentians took part in the tenth annual descent of the Diable River, organized by the organization AGIR pour la Diable, on Saturday, August 1. It was an opportunity to navigate the new 10-km route along the river, inaugurated September 25, 2014, from the park Au Fil-de-l’eau, in Mont-Tremblant, to the Pont Prud’homme covered bridge, in Brébeuf.

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The famous Ranch Mont-Tremblant

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The famous Ranch Mont-Tremblant, which has been closed to the public since 2010, opened its doors again on December 15, 2014. The new managers, Xavier Maurel, Paul Robitaille and Stéphane Filiatrault, host their visitors with an experience that’s 100 per cent Western, in a natural environment measuring more than 20,000 acres. Different horseback rides are available, providing visitors

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Festival of mini-houses

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Close to 7,000 people participated in the first Festival des mini-maisons – Festival of mini-houses – held at Lantier on July 24, 25 and 26. “We expected about 1,000 people, but interest in the event was such that we hosted more than seven times that,” says Festival coordinator Philippe Perreaut. Festival-goers were able to visit eight mini-houses and hear the first-person accounts

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Air Canada will again run flights from Toronto-Pearson to Mont-Tremblant

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Air Canada will again run flights from Toronto-Pearson to Mont-Tremblant in the winter of 2015-2016. An agreement was recently reached to this effect. The schedule for Air Canada’s  second season of winter operation will begin on December 18, offering flights both ways four days per week—Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday—and will continue until March 28, 2016. Porter Airlines

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Rental service of equipment for babies and young children

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Bébé Rendez-Vous is a rental service of equipment for babies and young children; its mission is to make the parents’ stay in Mont-Tremblant and the Laurentians easier. Bébé Rendez-Vous takes care of delivery, set-up and retrieval of items for the little ones, thus allowing young families to travel light and without fuss. Sleighs, strollers with big wheels, big bassinettes

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Cyclists are advised

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Cyclists are advised to be wary and keep an eye out when they leave their bicycles on car racks, even under lock and key. Mont-Tremblant police report several thefts of high-end bikes worth thousands of dollars from a parking lot at Tremblant. Three suspects from Montreal were caught red-handed and have been arrested. Police say thieves case parking lots around the resort and other areas where bikes

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Mont-Tremblant restaurant Mille Pâtes

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Mont-Tremblant restaurant Mille Pâtes has made the commitment to turn over $1 to the Maison de la famille du nord for each purchase from the takeout menu valued at $12 and over. Every year, Mille Pâtes generously donates to an organization or cause. The Maison de la famille has been selected because of the importance of its contribution to the Mont-Tremblant community, particularly to its

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The 2015-2016 winter season of flights

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The 2015-2016 winter season of flights between Toronto and Mont-Tremblant ended on Monday, April 6. In all, the airport welcomed 5,811 passengers from Porter and Air Canada flights, which represents a 24.2 per cent increase over the previous winter’s numbers. For Air Canada, it was a first in terms of flights from Pearson airport to Mont-Tremblant, whereas Porter was in its eighth season of flights

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Centraide Gatineau-Labelle-Hautes-Laurentides

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Centraide Gatineau-Labelle-Hautes-Laurentides (United Way) succeeded in beating its 2014 financial campaign goal by raising $380,000 in donations. The campaign executive members for the MRC des Laurentides sector were pleased with the results. From left to right: Pierre Boucher; Sylvain Mainville; the general director of Centraide GLHL, Annie Lajoie; Me Martin-Paul Gélinas and François

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Fluide juice bar is celebrating its 15th birthday!

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Fluide juice bar is celebrating its 15th birthday! Fluide was the first juice bar in Québec and is still a standout thanks to the quality of its fruit and vegetable juices, which are extracted on-site. Owner Marie-Claude Larivée is a healthy-eating enthusiast and has been ahead of the curve over the years in terms of dietary trends, integrating gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free and raw foods

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The Info-ski team

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The Info-ski team had a special visitor this winter. The mountain ambassadors had the privilege of spending a day in the company of Peter Duncan, Olympic skier from Mont-Tremblant. Mr. Duncan shared with the info-ski team, to their great delight, some memories of the major stages in the development of Mont-Tremblant ski resort. The role of the volunteers is to host mountain guests and provide them

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Royal LePage Top Ten in Québec

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Royal LePage Top Ten in Québec. Paul Dalbec accepts the 6th place trophy from Phil Soper, CEO of Royal LePage Canada (right) and Dominic St-Pierre, Director of Franchises in Québec.  On top of doing a good job of managing and training his team of 14 brokers, Paul manages to be the 6th most productive broker for Royal LePage in Quebec. Good job! 819 425-4008