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Mauricie

Cheese of the Year: Le Baluchon

IMG_4836.jpgEarlier this month, a small cheese maker in Champlain, near Saint-Anne-de-la-Pérade in the Mauricie, walked away from the Canadian Cheese Awards with a big prize.  "Le Baluchon" from the Fromagerie F.X. Pichet won "Cheese of the Year."  Elias met the farmer (and the cows!) behind the grand prize-winner.  (Aired on Monday, April 28, 2014) 

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After visiting the dairy farm,  Elias toured the cheese factory to see where -- and how -- "Le Baluchon" is made.  That involved getting all washed up to enter the facility.  His guide was Marie-Claude Harvey, owner and cheesemaker at Fromagerie F.X. Pichet.  As for the taste of this award-winning chesse?  Elias says, it's kind of firm, a little nutty and has a pronounced aftertaste. 

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Speaking English at Three Rivers Academy

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for WEB-breakaway-logo.jpgMany, if not the majority, of students in English schools in the regions of the province, speak French at home, so getting them to speak their second language between classes can be a challenge.  The CBC's Marika Wheeler spoke with students and staff at Three Rivers Academy in Trois-Rivières, where they are trying something new this year to encourage students to speak English in the halls. 
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Antoine Tardif, 23, the new mayor of Daveluyville

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for WEB-breakaway-logo.jpgThree years ago, he was a goalie for the Quebec Remparts, after playing for Victoriaville and Acadie-Bathurst.  As of Monday, he's the new mayor of a small town south of Trois Rivieres.  Antoine Tardif, 23,  was elected with a strong majority to the top job in Daveluyville, population 963.  Tardif spoke with our Peter Black about his plans as mayor. 

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