The Chapais Fire Tragedy

The Chapais Fire Tragedy

By Kristi Lee | Canadian True Crime

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QUEBEC | New Year’s Eve, 1979. The rural mining town of Chapais was preparing to bring in 1980 in style with a fundraiser for 300 people. But just after midnight, the careless actions of one guest caused a fire that would leave the community forever changed.

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Podcast: Residential Schools by Historica Canadahosted by Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais

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Research & Writing: Kristi Lee

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