The Matte family

As businesses are being developed throughout the Laurentians, we note that small villages are losing their vitality and cachet because the grocery stores and service stations that have been family-managed…

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Bob Gilmour, « fou du ski »

Bob Gilmour, crazy about skiing Bob Gilmour was born on January 1, 1935, in Rosemere, Québec. His parents, Kenneth and Elsie, owned a dairy farm where they produced buttermilk. Their…

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René Lauzon: a truly good person

Joe Ryan came to the Mont-Tremblant area in the winter of 1937-1938 as a prospector, looking for mines. His lucky encounter with Lowell Thomas and his son Lowell Jr. ended…

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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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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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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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The Beauvallon inn

The Riddell family, Alexander and his wife Frances, bought their country home on the shores of Lac Supérieur in 1953. With their children Alex Jr. and Joy, they discovered all…

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Paquin & Fils (1955-2010) Souvenirs du Magasin Général

Paquin & Fils (1955-2010) Memories of a general store Ludger Paquin was born in 1900 in Escanaba, Michigan. The family came to settle in Saint-Jovite (now downtown Mont-Tremblant) in 1903….

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The dynasty that inspired our region

Yvan Taché was born in Saint-Jovite – now downtown Mont-Tremblant – in 1925 and made his first turns on the snow at Gray Rocks. My father, also from Saint-Jovite, accompanied…

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