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The Pathless Wood: Luskville Falls

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The Luskville Falls trail leads up to the top of the Eardley Escarpment, which contains the richest and most fragile ecosystem in Gatineau Park. The Escarpment forms the dividing line between the rock of the Canadian Shield and the St. Lawrence Lowlands. It rises 270 metres from the floor of the Ottawa Valley and extends more than 30 kilometres. The waterfall is only a short hike from the parking lot, and is most spectacular in the spring when runoff from the melting snow increases the volume of water cascading down the face of the escarpment...

Y a-t-il des titres miniers sous votre maison?

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voir aussi Acheter des titres miniers pour protéger sa propriété

La plupart des Québécois ignorent qu'ils ne sont propriétaires que de la surface de leur terrain. Certaines compagnies peuvent détenir à leur insu des droits sur les ressources contenues dans le sous-sol. Souvent, les citoyens l'apprennent au moment où une compagnie vient leur demander si elle peut entreprendre des travaux dans leur cour. Le reportage de Claude Bouchard.

Ancient landslides offer clues to powerful earthquake that rattled Ottawa

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Very close to 1000 AD, an earthquake estimated at a magnitude of 6.1 — or possibly stronger — shook this region enough to cause 10 major landslides.

One of them, at Quyon, covered an area of 31 square kilometres stretching back from the Ottawa River along the Quyon River valley.

And scientist Gregory Brooks, who studied the slides, says the same seismic conditions are present today.

That means a big earthquake like the one Brooks studies, though very rare, could happen again.

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