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Lower St-Lawrence

L'Ilse Verte: Pharmacist helps out

photo 1 (1).JPGThe fire at the seniors residence, Résidence du Havre, in L'Isle Verte has shocked the small community in the Lower Saint Lawrence region.  As residents come to terms with the tragedy and scale of loss, the CBC's Marika Wheeler brought us the story of how the pharmacist whose shop disappeared in the fire, has moved quickly to serve those who depend his services. 

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Remembering Mary Molson Iversen

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for WEB-breakaway-logo.jpgMary Molson Iversen, a matriarch of the Molson family, died in Montreal earlier this month. A loving obituary talks about how she grew up in the city, but Métis Beach, on the Lower St-Lawrence, was where she spent her summers. This afternoon, we listened back to part of a conversation from a few summers ago when Jacquie spoke with Mary Iversen, joined by Ann Coulson, in Métis-sur-Mer. 

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Circus show inspired by Elsie Reford's life

In 1926, Elsie Reford began transforming what was once her uncle's fishing camp into a garden. That garden, Les Jardins de Métis or, the Reford Gardens, first opened to the public 50 years ago and continues to welcome visitors from all over the world. At the end of the month, an original circus show, Qualia, will tell the story of the gardens and its founder, on site in Grand-Metis. We called up the creative team behind the show to find out how this unique tribute is coming together... 

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