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The Basques: Protecting the Land
The Basques community is known for its activism around social and environmental issues. Mikael Rioux and Sébastien Rioux, two Trois-Pistoles natives, have been raising awareness there for a long time. In 2002, Mikael Rioux suspended himself over the Trois-Pistoles River to prevent the construction of a hydroelectric reservoir of over 100,000 square meters. From 2003 to 2014, Trois-Pistoles also hosted ÉchoFête, the first environmental festival in Quebec. Today, more activist projects are emerging, and members of the growing community continue to defend social and environmental causes.
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