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Jul 19, 2005 - Radisson and the Hydro Electric Complex

Radisson was established in 1974 to accommodate workers who were to build the hydro-electric complex. Over the years the population of Radisson has fluctuated according to the needs of the large construction sites in the area. We were able to visit two of the dams on two half days with our own personal guide. Usually the tours are undertaken in groups but as we were the only English speaking people we were given special treatment. It was fascinating to go into the first generating room built deep into the Canadian Shield. The second dam was...

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Jul 15, 2005 - The James Bay Road

At last the road was safe to drive. We stopped at the visitor/security centre for the road to log in. We were given a book about the road and the stops along the way. In 1971 due to the increasing demand for energy, the Quebec government announced a mega project of damming the rivers in James Bay. In 1972 Hydro-Quebec undertook the construction of the La Grande complex, including the largest underground power station in the world. La Grande 2 was renamed Robert-Bourassa, in honour of its project promoter the deceased Prime Minister. The...

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