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Mylène Paquette's boat "Hermel" to be on permanent display in Sept-Iles

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for NEWWEB-breakaway-logo.jpgMylène Paquette is the first North American woman to row solo across the North Atlantic. Last year, she spent 129 days at sea, from Halifax to the port of Lorient in France. Breakaway followed her on that journey, speaking with her several times from her little yellow boat, the Hermel. Today, its permanent home was announced:  Sept-Iles.  Mylène Paquette  joined Elias with the details. 

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BookFest at Flemming Elementary

It is BookFest this week on the Gaspe Coast and the Magdalen Islands. The annual celebration of reading and literacy continues through the weekend, to Sunday, April 28.  To get an idea of some of the activities happening in schools that are part of the Eastern Shores School Board, our Rachelle Solomon called Karen Fequet, principal at Flemming Elementary in Sept-Iles, who introdced her to four students...
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Sept-Iles Students in Quebec City

Flemming Students Tour
It took a massive ($10,000) fundraising effort, a 9-hour bus ride, and a whole lot of patience - but the students from Flemming Elementary think it was definitely worth it. Thirty-two students from the grade 4 and 5 classes have been in Quebec City since Monday on a very special field trip.  Since then, they've visited historic sites in and around the city.  Breakaway's Julia Caron met up with them as their bus pulled up in front of the Armoury.  
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