(mətăn`), town (1991 pop. 12,756), SE Que., Canada, on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of the Matane River at the beginning of the Gaspé Peninsula. Matane is a fishing, lumbering, and pulpwood-shipping center, and a summer resort.
Tangential, expansive in its ability to capture youth at a crossroads, and unexpectedly piercing, Eric Dupont's Life in the Court of Matane, translated from the French by Peter McCambridge, is an inventive novel set in 1970s and '80s Quebec.
Eastern Canada ready mixed market reader Beton Provincial has taken delivery of the largest order to date of Western Star 4700-mounted mixers, including seven trucks shown here at the Matane, Quebec, headquarters plant near Montreal.
In particular, the 'Education Reform' (Avalos, 1992; Matane, 1986) led to attempts to introduce student-centred teaching, albeit with some official and nonofficial disagreement (Department of Education, 1991; O'Donoghue, 1994, 1995).
That was the path followed by Alain Coulombe, the much-in-demand bass who hails from the historic town of Matane in the Gaspesie, studied at Laval University in Quebec City and subsequently made his way to Montreal and then Toronto to join the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio.
Trails are numbered much like highways and clearly point you in the direction of hotels, restaurants and key attractions, such as the giant windmill farms in the Matane region or picturesque lighthouses that dot the estuary.