Wednesday, August 22, 2007


The Québec government is slowly but surely extending Autoroute 50 through the countryside between Lachute and Gatineau, located just across the Ottawa River from Ottawa. The multi-million-dollar undertaking will relieve congestion on existing narrow and dangerous roads and is touted as an avenue for economic development. The price tag, however, is huge as flora and fauna will fall in the path of progress. The scar on the mountainside can be seen from several kilometres away.

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