In the heart of the triangle of darkness
Joyce, reporter, Saint-Hyacinthe, January 14, 1998, 5:30 p.m.
The press conference called by Premier Lucien Bouchard and the President and CEO of Hydro-Québec, André Caillé, just finished.
Every day, they provided updates for us reporters, but mostly for the thousands of disaster victims at shelters who tuned in. Since January 9, I’d been keeping track of the situation at Saint-Hyacinthe. I talked to anxious farmers, and I followed members of the Canadian Armed Forces who were picking up branches, and fire fighters and police officers knocking on doors to persuade people to leave their homes. I also rode along with the men and women from Hydro-Québec who were busy rebuilding the network. I was tired, but I had to keep the public informed, let them know that the situation was improving.