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FCNQ Hotel in Ivujivik dining room

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Salle à manger du nouvel hôtel de la FCNQ à Ivujivik. Photo prise vers la fin de la construction un peu avant la mise en place du mobilier. Dining room at the new FCNQ hotel in Ivujivik.

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A: FCNQ Hotel in Ivujivik

by François Ducasse, 80 meters away

View from the access ramp of the new FCNQ hotel in Ivujivik.  Located near the water, built in 2011 a...

FCNQ Hotel in Ivujivik

B: Ivujivik - FCNQ - Store

by François Ducasse, 380 meters away

FCNQ Store located in Ivujivik, Nunavik. There isi no other store in town. So If you can't get it the...

Ivujivik - FCNQ - Store

C: View from the ivujivik arena

by François Ducasse, 660 meters away

Other view from the Ivujivik arena in Northern Quebec. Autre vue sur le village d'Ivujivik au Nunavik...

View from the ivujivik arena

D: Players room Ivujivik arena

by François Ducasse, 680 meters away

Salle des joueurs dans l'aréna d'Ivujivik. Players room at the Ivujivik arena.

Players room Ivujivik arena

E: Ivujivik Arena

by François Ducasse, 700 meters away

Time to make the ice at the arena in Ivujivik, Nunavik

Ivujivik Arena

F: 2011-12-05 - Ivujivik - Camp Gely - Salle a manger

by François Ducasse, 740 meters away

Salle à manger pour les déjeuners dans le campement.

2011-12-05 - Ivujivik - Camp Gely - Salle a manger

G: Ivujivik - Camp de construction bloc sanitaire

by François Ducasse, 740 meters away

Module sanitaire. Installé au bout d'un corridor de conteneur, on y trouve : douches, toilettes ainsi...

Ivujivik - Camp de construction bloc sanitaire

H: 2011-12-05 - Ivujivik - Camp Gely - Vestibule

by François Ducasse, 740 meters away

Panoramic picture of the entrance of the construction camp. Notice that the camp is form by rows of c...

2011-12-05 - Ivujivik - Camp Gely - Vestibule

I: Ivujivik - Aurore boreale

by François Ducasse, 750 meters away

Aurore boréale au-dessus du village d'Ivujivik au Nunavik. La photo fut prise au campement de Gely co...

Ivujivik - Aurore boreale

J: Room in a construction camp in Ivujivik

by François Ducasse, 790 meters away

Room that is built inside a regular shipping container. There are two room in a container. They are a...

Room in a construction camp in Ivujivik

This panorama was taken in Province du Quebec, Quebec

This is an overview of Quebec

Quebec is the largest province in Canada and the only one with French as its official language. It takes its name from an Algonquin word meaning "narrows" where the St. Lawrence River cuts deeply through rock cliffs.

Quebec has strong nationalistic feelings about its identity within Canada and has almost seceded twice (in fact, Quebec has held two referendums in order to seperate but it was not THAT successful.. though in 1996 it was really close...). It recently (as of 2006) acquired symbolic status as a Quebecois nation within Canada.

Quebec was founded in 1763 when France signed Canada over to Britain; the ceremonial head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, and the country's government functions as a parliamentary democracy.

That being said, we are free to talk about poutine.

Poutine is an amazing gastronomic assault weapon invented by a truck driver in 1957. If the Abominable Snowman could be a food, it would be poutine. Poutine is the heavy artillery of the food domain.

Like the foundation to the house, the hull to the ship, like a Red Cross blood drive to Count Dracula, is poutine to Canadians.

Now let me stop here to tell you: this is not the only amazing food combination that a truck driver has come up with. In Pittsburgh there's a place called Primanti's that serves sandwiches with both french fries AND coleslaw piled on top. They're too big to pick up even with both hands. Legend has it that a trucker with no time to spare ordered a plate of food, mashed it all between two pieces of bread and took it on the road.

Well, poutine has a similarly glorious beginning except it's about sixteen million times better (and that's saying a lot).

A hungry truck driver came into Fernand LaChance's restaurant one day and ordered LaChance's special potatos and cheese curds combination. Then he asked for a side order of gravy and POURED IT RIGHT INTO THE BAG ON TOP OF THE FRIES!!!

The earth shook, stars fell from the sky and a few deep sea creatures stirred in the muck as he plunked down at a table, ripped the bag apart and ate the whole thing.

Thus poutine was born and it is here to stay, probably in your arteries somewhere next to the bacon. Empires may crumble and fall, mountains may wear down to dust, glaciers may creep across the face of the deserts but a Canadian's love for poutine will echo onward through the madness of space, for all time.

The End.

Text by Steve Smith.

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