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Jul 9, 2010 - Trees and beer

What else do you need? Friday The province of Quebec is so big that it’s hard to find a map that shows it all. Not only is it big but it spreads out all over the place, sharing borders with the Province of Ontario on the west, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine to the south, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland/Labrador to the east, and the Nunavut Territory to the north. It is bordered by the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the giant Hudson Bay, and in longitudes it stretches the equivalent of from Lake Erie...

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Jul 12, 2005 - Chibougamau

Chibougamau which name means “meeting place” was visited as early as the 17th century by many merchants, explorers and ‘courreurs des bois. Father Charles Albanel also crossed it to reach the Hudson Bay in 1671. The discovery of gold-bearing quartz lode in 1903 generated intermittent waves of intensive exploration of the area around Chibougamau. The full exploration of the deposits (gold, copper and silver) began in 1955 with the opening of the Campbell Mine. Mining continues to this day and there is the Mining Discovery Centre in the...

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