She has been a television and radio journalist, assignment editor, desk editor and newsreader for radio bulletins.

We cut our interviews with razor blades in those days, there was nothing digital. We had to go and do research in the libraries. remembers the one who touched all the positions of the Matane station.

In 1995, Sylvie Aubut received a prize from the Office des communications sociales, for the report The Integration of Aboriginals in Northern Saskatchewan. In 1993, she received the National Vice-President’s Award from Radio-Canada for the report L’agonie d’un village, about the decline of the French language in the small village of St-Front, Saskatchewan. In 1994, she was also nominated for a Judith Jasmin Prize by the Professional Federation of Journalists of Quebec.

Photo: Sylvie Aubut

The resident of Val-Brillant in the MRC de La Matapédia has a weakness for training young journalists. She introduced each of the newcomers to the Matane station to the basics of the trade.

During the segment of the surprise program devoted to him on Au coeur du monde, several of them testified to his rigour, his gentleness and his patience during these privileged moments.

Sylvie Aubut has a degree in communication from Université Laval.

Photo: Sylvie Aubut

My greatest pay is knowing that the young people liked the trainingreplied the new retiree after hearing the tributes. I like feeling good at work and I want others to feel good too.

Sylvie Aubut’s favorite medium was radio, but she occasionally appeared on television, like in this Radio-Canada ad with host Paul Massicotte.

Photo: Radio-Canada

At the microphone of Radio-Canada, Sylvie Aubut reported many moments that turned the lives of Gaspésiens and Madelinots upside down.

But the anecdote that comes to mind when asked to recount a highlight of his career is a meeting with children from Grande-Vallée.

The municipality of Grande-Vallée in the Estran sector, in Gaspésie (archives)

Photo: Radio-Canada / Martin Toulgoat

She had been assigned to the reopening of a local factory. After doing the usual interviews with the elected officials and officials of the region, she realizes that there is nothing on her recording tape.

Instead of being discouraged, she tries her luck and knocks on the school door. The teacher welcomes him and allows him to question the students, many of whom expressed their happiness to him to know that their dad could now sleep at home instead of going to work on the North Shore.

This is one of the reports of which she was most proud. because he had a new and unseen angleshe says, but also for the message it evoked.

First of all, it reflected the rebirth of the region which had lived through many difficult years. Also, the anecdote shows that you should never give up despite the obstacles, how a technical glitch can be turned into an opportunity.

Sylvie Aubut with David Vachon and Hélène Cantin

Photo: Radio-Canada

Among the people who marked her, she evokes the former mayor of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, the late Micheline Pelletier, whom she considered exceptional. Mrs. Pelletier was for Sylvie Aubut an impressive woman who fought until the very end for her region. She spoke effectively and colorfully.

Micheline Pelletier is one of the people who left their mark on Sylvie.

Photo: Radio-Canada

Sylvie Aubut finds that exchanges between journalists and the government are increasingly difficult. We do not have access to the machinery of government as we had when I started. Before, we could talk to a deputy minister easily so that he could explain a file to us, and now it’s completely closed. It takes access to information requests, it takes weeks to get information. It is much more difficult.

The regional editorial secretary for Ici Radio-Canada première, Sylvie Aubut, is retiring after a 35-year career.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Jean-François Deschênes

She left the airwaves to retire in her native region, the Matapédia Valley.

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