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Lac-Mégantic: July 2013 Archives

Bringing music back to the Musi-Café

Lac-Mégantic's Musi-Café will reopen. Many people who perished on July 6th were at this popular bistro bar. The owner says he now wants his establishment to become the symbol of the town's resilience.

A marquis tent will be set up where a series of shows will help raise funds for the reconstruction of the café, while offering employment to those who have lost their jobs. The impressive line-up includes Fred Pellerin, Karim Ouellet, Michel Rivard, Richard Desjardins and many more. 

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Lac-Mégantic's businesses proposing solutions for railway rerouting

Three weeks after the train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, residents are making it clear that they do not want another train to pass through their downtown. Meanwhile, businesses in the industrial park that depend on the railway for the transport of their goods are working hard so that the railway gets rerouted as quickly as possible.

This morning we spoke with Béland Audet, President and General Manager of Logi-bel Inc, a company that manages transport logistics services to the manufacturing companies located in the MRC du Granit. 

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$7.2M for the reconstruction of Lac-Mégantic

The Red Cross has received more than seven million dollars in donations since the July 6th train derailment in Lac-Mégantic.

Red Cross officials were in Lac-Mégantic yesterday to share details of their aid program, which includes immediate funds for workers who have lost their jobs, and long-term support to children who have lost their parents in the tragedy.

Pascal Mathieu, acting director of the Quebec division of the Red Cross, joined us this morning to explain this aid plan.

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