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January 26, 2016 | Montreal Gazette | Published News | Christopher Curtis

Aerial view of clearcut forest in Cree territory, Northern Quebec.

Photo: Anonymous/Greenpeace

Though much of Quebec’s Cree territory has been flooded, razed and clearcut to make way for hydroelectric dams, herds of woodland caribou still roam throughout the Broadback Valley.

Local hunters say that the game in this small, densely forested area is noticeably richer than any other place in Quebec’s vast wilderness. Located about 1,000 kilometres north of Montreal, the Broadback Valley is also home to large moose, geese and beaver habitats.

Now a proposed logging road threatens one of the last...

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