Betsiamites


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Betsiamites

(bĕt'sēämĭt`) or

Bersimis

(bĕr'sĭmē`), river, c.240 mi (390 km) long, rising in the highlands of E Que., Canada, and flowing SE into the St. Lawrence River at Betsiamites. Two hydroelectric plants provide power; Bersimis Dam (1,050,000-kW capacity; completed 1956) impounds Lake Pipmuacan.
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Large rivers like the Manicouagan, Outardes, Betsiamites and Sainte-Marguerite once tumbled over countless rapids as they descended from the lakes, streams and bogs of the Labrador tablelands toward the Gulf.
Lawrence River (12 000 [m.sup.3]/s near Tadoussac), the Saguenay River (2100 [m.sup.3]/s) and three large rivers on the north shore--the Betsiamites, Aux Outardes and Manicouagan rivers, which have a combined discharge of 1600 [m.sup.3]/s (Fisheries and Oceans Canada 2010).
2001:238 on the use of -shapan in the Montaignais of Betsiamites and Lower North Shore).
Tous les informateurs rencontres sont des Innus, a l'exception du cure de la paroisse catholique de Betsiamites et de deux religieuses qui ont enseigne dans les reserves, des temoins precieux des pratiques catholiques encore repandues et des syncretismes religieux.
L'auteur y donne une delimitation qui n'est plus utilisee, soit Haute Cote-Nord (Tadoussac a Betsiamites), Moyenne Cote-Nord (Betsiamites a Matamec), Minganie (Matamec a Aguanish) et Basse Cote-Nord (Aguanish a Blanc-Sablon).
Sodexho has established partnerships with four First Nations--the Membertou, a Mi'kmaw nation in Nova Scotia; the Betsiamites and the Chibougamau in Quebec; and the Tahitan Nation in British Columbia, as well as the North Slave Metis in Yellowknife.
Pilot project (stage II): Reference framework for the integrated management of the Les Escoumins-Riviere Betsiamites coastal zone.