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2021 Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling, Large Newsroom finalist

Lac-Mégantic: La Dernière Nuit

About the Project

On the night of July 5 to 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, killing 47 people and decimating its downtown area. As part of a duty to remember, Radio-Canada launched the virtual graphic novel “Lac-Megantic: The Last Night” on Radio-Canada.ca/megantic.

The report recounts the last hours before the derailment, under the watchful eye of survivors, and former mayor Colette Roy Laroche. It immerses the reader into places that no longer exist, in a captivating and respectful way.