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Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec (Canada)


Last modified: 2021-02-27 by rob raeside
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[Ville de Dolbeau-Mistassini] image by Olivier Touzeau, 1 January 2021

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The City of Dolbeau-Mistassini seems to be part of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region and had/has a flag:

It is white with a brand logo centred in blue and green.
Évelyne Sunatori, 31 December 2020

The new logo:
appears on a white flag here (picture taken in 2018 in front of the city hall):
Olivier Touzeau, 1 January 2021

The new logo was presented on 4 May 2016 by Mayor Richard Hébert.
"The geographic display is modern, the "bleuet", the lake and the forests are quickly identified. The motto is really distinctive, highlighting the geographical location ["Nord", "North"], the Vauvert-sur-le-lac-Saint-Jean sand beach ["Lac", "Lake"], and the legendary welcome by local people ["Chaleur", "Heat"].

The "bleuet" is the Canadian blueberry, commonly growing in the wild around Lac Saint-Jean, and commercially harvested in "bleuetières". Out of the 400 members of the Syndicat des producteurs de bleuets du Québec, 264 were registered in 2017 around Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Harvest takes place from mid August to mid September. Dolbeau-Mistassini is self-styled the "world's capital of wild bleuet". Commercial harvesting of the "blue gold" started in the late 19th century; fruits were shipped by train from the station of Roberval.

The Bleuets Festival has been celebrated every year since 1960 in Mistassini. The local Trappists produce tasty candies composed of blueberries coated in chocolate.

Wild blueberries are also harvested in Abitibi and Côte-Nord (Quebec), Nova Scotia and British Columbia., Radio Canada, 27 July 2016, Radio-Canada, 2 August 2017, Le Lac-Saint-Jean, 16 July 2020
Ivan Sache, 3 January 2021

Previous flag

[Ville de Dolbeau-Mistassini] image by Olivier Touzeau, 1 January 2021

This the pre-2016 flag of Dolbeau-Mistassini.
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Olivier Touzeau, 1 January 2021