Incontournables

From Mont-Tremblant to Collingwood (Part two)

  They say it’s a small world, and it’s certainly true of the ski world. The story that follows is an apt illustration of the observation. Some unlikely encounters leave…

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From Mont-Tremblant to Collingwood (Part one)

They say it’s a small world, and it’s certainly true of the ski world. The story that follows is an apt illustration of the observation. Some unlikely encounters leave an…

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Karl Hilzinger : le « skieur au costume argenté » (Deuxième partie)

The “skier in the silver suit”: Karl Hilzinger (Part two) When I got to the site of the accident, the scene appeared otherworldly. The police and Dr. Dupré were already…

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A man with a true passion for skiing

Conrad Guay passed away on October 7 at the age of 82. He was best known for his coaching career and the careers of his three sons, and his love…

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Karl Hilzinger: up for every challenge (Part one)

Watching the Paralympics last month, I was stunned and inspired by the performances of athletes from around the world. I’m going to tell you the story of an athlete who…

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Maskomicic: The man who invites us to create our own rituals

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of talking with Fernand Niquay, whose Atikamekw name is Maskomicic (pronounced Maskomishish), which means “Ice crystal”. The close relationship he has with…

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A doctor who left his mark (Part two)

Saint-Paul Hospital was founded. …This is when the family came to settle in a new house in Saint-Jovite. From this point on, Dr. Dupré came to the clinic at the…

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Indigenous toponymy

A brief overview of a rich and complex subject Naming a territory or a country means appropriating it. During our recent meeting with former Algonquin grand chief Dominique Rankin, we…

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Remembering the general store L. Paquin & Fils

The historical society called SOPABIC will bring the L. Paquin & Fils general store back to life through an exhibition presented at the Boîte à Surprise in the Espace public…

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A doctor who left his mark (Part one)

Raymond Dupré was born in 1918 in Worcester, Massachusetts. His American father spoke only English while his mother, Marguerite Goulet, was a French-speaking woman from Québec. Mr. Dupré (Raymond’s father)…

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