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Court orders use of airboat in St. Augustine

A controversial decision by Quebec's Ferry Service to replace a 24-hour airboat service with a helicopter has been partially overturned by the courts.

The service connects people in the isolated village to the airport on the other side of the St. Augustine river, in Pakua Shipi.

The helicopter only runs during the day, prompting concerns about emergency medical evacuations at night.

Now Quebec's Superior Court says the airboat service must continue to operate when the helicopter is not available.

Susan speaks with Francois Bertrand, vice-president of operations for Quebec's ferry authority, the Société des Traversiers.

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