Francis Vachon Photographe

July 29, 2009

Waswanipi Cree native reserve

young Cree
A young Cree plays street hockey in the Waswanipi Cree reserve in the province of Quebec, Canada, July 17, 2009. Waswanipi is a Cree / Lynu / Innu reserve located on provincial road 113 and has a population of 1,473 people.

Cree saptuaan longhouse
A saptuaan longhouse is pictured in the Waswanipi Cree reserve in the province of Quebec, Canada, July 17, 2009.

Cree saptuaan longhouse
A saptuaan longhouse is pictured in the Waswanipi Cree reserve in the province of Quebec, Canada, July 17, 2009.

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Discovering Lebel-Sur-Quevillon, Qc

Norkraft Domtar pulp mill
The Norkraft Domtar pulp mill is pictured July 15, 2009 in Lebel-Sur-Quevillon (QC). Stopped since November 2005 for a lock out, the Domtar mill permanently closed its door December 18 2008. The pulp mill and the sawmill, also closed, where responsible for 70% of the job in this mono industrial town of 3000 citizens located 600km north of Montreal.

Norkraft Domtar pulp mill
The Norkraft Domtar pulp mill is pictured from the air July 15, 2009 in Lebel-Sur-Quevillon (QC)

Lebel-Sur-Quevillon aerial photo
The small town of Lebel-Sur-Quevillon (QC) is seen from the air July 15, 2009

oversized wood truck sign
A sign warns motorists of the presence of oversized wood truck near the Norkraft Domtar pulp mill in Lebel-Sur-Quevillon (QC)

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July 28, 2009

Mashteuiatsh innu / Montagnais native reserve artwork

I was just passing by on my way to see my dying step-mother, so I just stopped a couple of minutes to photograph the obvious. A couple more Mashteuiatsh innu / Montagnais native reserve images are on my stock site.

Mashteuiatsh innu / Montagnais native reserve artwork
A tipi-shaped artwork is seen on a promenade facing the lac St-Jean lake in the innu (Montagnais) reserve of Mashteuiatsh (also called Pointe-Bleue) in the province of Quebec, Canada. The reserve is the home of almost 2000 Innu-Montagnais.

Mashteuiatsh innu / Montagnais native reserve artwork

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White Birch Paper Stadacona paper mill in HDR

Just to have something different, I tried the Stadacona paper mill in HDR. I still have many “normal” images of the White Birch Paper Stadacona in my stock

White Birch Paper Stadacona paper mill in HDR
Sun rises over Papiers Stadacona paper mill in Quebec City. Owned by White Birch Paper, the five paper machines at Stadacona have the capability of producing more than 400,000 tons of newsprint, 80,000 tons of directory stock and 45,000 tons of paperboard packaging and multi-ply uncoated specialty grade paper

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Greenpeace protesters chain themself to a building

Greenpeace protest
Two Greenpeace activists, one hiding behind a sign, are seen chained to the Ministry of Natural Resources in Quebec city July 27, 2009. 6 activists chained themselves to the building and two of them setup a huge banner early morning to disrupt regular business in protest against the destruction of Quebec’s intact forests. Photo Francis Vachon/THE GAZETTE

Greenpeace protest
A Greenpeace activists shouts as she passively resists to her arrest at the Ministry of Natural Resources in Quebec city July 27, 2009.

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