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 Post subject: Re: Romaine River
PostPosted: November 21st, 2008, 2:07 pm 
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You tube: helicopter ride up the Romaine River (Amazing!!)


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 Post subject: Re: Romaine River
PostPosted: November 21st, 2008, 9:58 pm 
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That was a fun ride!

Fifty years ago my father owned an RC-3 SeaBee amphibian, all glass up front with a push prop back of the cabin. My brother and I would be sharing the right hand seat for the homebound flight with our hands on the windshield, as we followed the rivers home, about fifteen feet off the water.

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 Post subject: Re: Romaine River
PostPosted: November 22nd, 2008, 8:06 am 
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Incroyable. I'd sure rather do that one in a helicopter than in a boat.
Any estimate of how fast the ride was speeded up? Maybe 2?
In the video, they had to be travelling several km per minute.

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 Post subject: Re: Romaine River
PostPosted: November 25th, 2008, 1:25 pm 
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Here are some additional newspaper stories on the Romaine. It's not a done deal, there are many problems with the proposal (particularly with the financing in today's credit tight markets, cost/benefits, consulting with aboriginal groups, and the process for public input).


The deadline for written submission is Nov 27, 2008. We all care a great deal about river stewardship. There's no better time to have a voice in the process than now. You can submit comments to BAPE or Alliance Romaine:

BAPE: instructions here.
Alliance Romaine E-mail: info@allianceromaine.org


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 Post subject: Re: Romaine River
PostPosted: May 18th, 2009, 5:08 pm 
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Update: jobs, climate change mitigation, and lever for economic development cited as key factors in Hydro development announcement.

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The Romaine Hydroelectric Complex – Premier Charest Launches Largest Construction Project in Canada (May 13, 2009)

The Premier of Québec, Jean Charest, accompanied by the Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife, Claude Béchard, the Minister of Native Affairs, Pierre Corbeil, the mayor of Havre-Saint-Pierre and prefect of the Minganie RCM, Pierre Cormier, the chiefs of the Innu communities of the Moyenne-Côte-Nord and Basse-Côte-Nord, and Hydro-Québec president and CEO, Thierry Vandal, officially launched construction on the hydroelectric complex on the Romaine in Havre-Saint-Pierre today.

“Today, we are launching the biggest construction project in Canada. The Romaine complex is part of our vision for the development of hydroelectricity, a clean and renewable form of energy that is the pride of all Quebecers. This new complex will serve as a powerful lever for Québec’s economic development by helping create jobs and wealth, as well as contributing to the fight against climate change,” the premier declared.

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http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/arch ... c3507.html

Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Press Release: "The Romaine Project is located in the Heart of Innu Territory - This territory is encumbered by Aboriginal and Ancestral Rights" (PDF).
http://www.apnql-afnql.com/en/actualite ... -05-13.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Romaine River
PostPosted: May 22nd, 2009, 7:58 am 
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I am heading up to the Romaine on July 17th for 21 days. Last I heard, there is construction going on but it is still safely navigable.

Does anyone have a better update on the dam construction project?

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 Post subject: Re: Romaine River
PostPosted: May 22nd, 2009, 8:39 am 
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The planned construction this summer primarily involves roads and workcamps. We have been assured that the river will remain navigable this season.

Boreal River is planning a rafting trip on the Romaine for the end of August, they might be a good source of info.


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PostPosted: June 15th, 2009, 10:44 am 
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Stewart Coffin mentions a guidebook to the lower romaine in his route description from 1980 (it's in the routes section).

He said the guide is (was) published by Parks Canada but I can't find any record of it or anything even close to it. Does anyone know about this guide, have a copy of it, or know where I might obtain one?

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 Post subject: Re: Romaine River
PostPosted: June 15th, 2009, 12:16 pm 
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Benz -

I think this is probably what you are looking for:

Wild rivers, Quebec North Shore

Title: Wild rivers, Quebec North Shore / Wild Rivers Survey, Planning Division, Parks Canada.
Publication info: Ottawa : Parks Canada, 1976.
Physical descrip: 48 p. : ill. ; 16 x 23 cm.
Subject term: Wild and scenic rivers--Québec (Province)
Subject term: Canoes and canoeing--Québec(Province)
Bibliography note: Bibliography: p. 48.
Summary: Guide to the rivers along the north shore of the St. Lawrence river estuary.
Added author: Parks Canada.
Added author: Canada. Wild Rivers Survey
ISBN: 0660004739
Govt Canada class#: R62-82/1976-4

There were a series of these publications put out, mostly in the late 1970's, describing rivers across Canada. The field work was done by the Wild Rivers Survey.

I think your best bet to finding one would be in a University, government, or other large library.

Hope this helps - at least you now know what you are looking for.

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PostPosted: June 15th, 2009, 12:44 pm 
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JMC,

Thanks very much for the information! I've also just ordered the guide-book from the Quebec Canoe-Kayak Federation.


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PostPosted: June 17th, 2009, 9:53 pm 
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http://allianceromaine.wordpress.com/expedition2008/

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 Post subject: Re: Romaine River
PostPosted: April 26th, 2010, 10:56 am 
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Resumé du reunion et à la prochaine‏
From: info alliance romaine (info@allianceromaine.org)
Sent: April 26, 2010 11:52:17 AM
To: info alliance romaine (info@allianceromaine.org)

***English to Follow***

Bonjour

L'Alliance Romaine est heureuse de vous annoncer ses activités à venir. Le tout a été discuté lors de la réunion du 22 avril au local du GRIP. Nous étions quelques membres à discuter de la programmation. Bien sûr, nous comptons sur votre participation et sur vos idées pour l'organisation de chacune des activités.

Voici les différents points touchés lors de la réunion.

1- YEAH, les dates de l'expédition sur la rivière Romaine ont été choisies. Nous partirons de Montréal le 29 juin pour être de retour le 9 juillet. Les questions d'organisation n'ont pas été réglés puisque nous voulons rassembler plus de gens avant d'entrer dans les détails. Pour faciliter la gestion de cette sortie sur l'eau, nous comptons créer des comités en charges de volets spécifiques tels que le budget, les premiers soins, l'alimentation, la réparation des canots, médias etc. Ce sera à nous de déterminer nos besoins à la prochaine réunion le 3 mai à 19h00 au local du Grip-Uqam au 320, rue Ste. Catherine est, #DS-3159.

2-Un membre d'Alliance Romaine, Thomas, se rend dès demain sur la Côte-Nord pour rendre visite à quelques sympathisants. Il profitera de son passage pour distribuer quelques pamphlets annonçant notre expédition en canot. Il souhaite aussi écrire un article au sujet de la mobilisation populaire autour des projets de développement en région.

3-Afin de susciter quelques débats autour du développement hydro-électrique et de ses répercussions au niveau social, économique et environnemental, Alliance Romaine se lance dans l'organisation d'une soirée-débat. Celle-ci aura lieu le 17 mai à l'UQAM (local à déterminer). Nous comptons sur la participation d'Amir Khadir. Pour créer un ''réel'' espace de débat, nous sommes à la recherche de quelqu'un partageant des idées contraires.

4-Finalement, Fran présente un atelier sur la mobilisation lors d'un festival de descente de rivière le 29 mai prochain. Ce festival se déroule près d'Ottawa. Sur place, il y a la possibilité d'expérimenter le canot.

Voilà qui résume la réunion d'y hier. Nous souhaitons vous voir à la prochaine qui a lieu le 3 mai à 19h00 au local du Grip-Uqam au 320, rue Ste. Catherine est, #DS-3159. Cette réunion permettra de diviser les participants à l'expédition en petits comités. Nous verrons aussi aux derniers préparatifs du débat du 17 mai.

Pour l'amours des Rivières,

L'Équipe d'Alliance Romaine

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Hello!

Alliance Romaine is happy to announce its upcoming activities, all of which were discussed during our meeting on Apirl 22nd at GRIP-UQAM. There were 8 of us present to discuss these ideas, and of course we are counting on all of you to participate and help organize all of these activities!

Here are the different points we touched on during our meeting:

1- YEAH, the dates for our expedition to the Romaine have been chosen! We will be leaving Montreal on June 29 and will be coming back on the 9 of July. The questions of organization have not yet been finalized as we hope to get a better idea of numbers (in terms of people) before we go much further. To facilitate management, we hope to organize folks into teams to take care of specifics such as budget, first aid, food, canoes, media... etc! It will be up to us to determine our needs at the next meeting which will be May 3rd at 7PM at GRIP-UQAM, 320 Ste-Catherine Est, #DS-3159.

2- Thomas, a member of Alliance Romaine, is currently travelling to the North Shore to visit different sympathisers. He will also distribute information about our upcoming trip. He also hopes to write an article about the mobilisation of people against different deveopment projects in the area.

3- In an effort to promote certain debates around hydroelectric development and its social, economical and environmental repercussions, Alliance Romaine is organizing a debat. The debat will take place on May 17th at UQAM (local to be determined). We are counting on the precence to Amir Khadir. In order to create a real debate, we are also in search of participants who will provide contradictory opinions.

4- Lastly, Fran will be presenting a workshop on river activism at the MEC Ottawa paddling festival that will take place on May 29th. It will also be a chance for people to sign up for canoeing workshops (hint hint).

There you go! The minutes from our last meeting. We hope you will be able to make it to our next meeting which will take place on May 3rd at 7PM at GRIP-UQAM, 320 Ste-Catherine St East, #DS-3159. This meeting will allow us to divide participants into different working groups to continue expedition planning. We will also finalize some of the preperations for the debate on May 17th.

For the love of Rivers,

Alliance Romaine

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 Post subject: Re: Romaine River
PostPosted: June 2nd, 2010, 8:59 am 
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Cet été, pagayez du côté de votre coeur!

Rallye pour nos rivières menacées sur la rivière Romaine

L'Alliance Romaine recherche des pagayeurs, photographes amateurs et citoyens engagés pour intégrer une expédition en canot de six jours sur la rivière Romaine, et nous aider à en témoigner après. Participez à une aventure en plein air qui débute au coeur du Parc National de l'Archipel de Mingan, sur la Côte Nord, et qui se terminera au pied des magnifiques Grandes Chutes, endroit où Hydro-Québec s'apprête à construire un barrage hydroélectrique.

L'Alliance Romaine est un regroupement citoyen voué à la mise en valeur et à la défense des dernières rivières sauvages du Québec. Nous organisons ce voyage dans le but de produire une exposition de photos, et d'initier un débat public sur les politiques environnementale et énergétique québécoises.

L'expédition partira de Montréal le mardi, 29 juin pour revenir le 9 juillet.

Nous demandons aux gens intéressés de s'inscrire et de verser un dépôt de 50$ vers les frais du voyage d'ici le 7 juin au plus tard. Pour plus des renseignements, écrivez à info@allianceromaine.org, ou appelez 514-987-3000 poste 4077.

Pour l'amour des rivières,
L'équipe de l'Alliance Romaine
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This Summer, Put Your Paddle Where Your Heart Is..
Join our river rendez-vous for the endangered Romaine!

Alliance Romaine is looking for paddlers, amateur photographers and engaged citizens to join us for a six-day witness canoe trip on the North Shore's endangered Romaine River. Participate in an outdoor adventure beginning in the Mingan Archipelago National Park and ending at the foot of the spectacular Grand Chutes where Hydro Quebec is preparing to construct a hydroelectric dam.

Alliance Romaine is a citizens' group dedicated to promoting and protecting Quebec's remaining wild rivers. We are organizing this trip with a view to producing a photo exhibit and initiating a public debate on Quebec's environment and energy policy.

The expedition leaves Montreal Tuesday June 29th, returning July 9th.

We are asking interested participants to register and make a $50 deposit towards trip costs by June 7th. For more info, write to us at info@allianceromaine.org, or call 514-987-3000 ext. 4077

For the love of our rivers,
The Alliance Romaine team.
www.allianceromaine.org

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 Post subject: Re: Romaine River
PostPosted: March 22nd, 2011, 7:45 pm 
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"Hydro-Quebec and Innu reach final deal on Romaine project"

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/ ... story.html

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 Post subject: Re: Romaine River
PostPosted: August 29th, 2016, 5:01 pm 
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Can anyone give me an update on the 4 Romaine dam projects ?
I gather Romaine 1 is nearly done, but how about Romaine 4 ? Is it still possible to start up along the Labrador border and canoe down and fly out somewhere above the dam projects ? Thanks for any information.
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