L’Écho de Frontenac
For generations, L’Écho has been a privileged witness of the local history, safeguarding the collective memory of the whole region.
Founded in 1929 by J. Édouard Fortin, the newspaper was sold in 1931 to Louis Philippe Poulin, journalist from Beauceville and proud defender of the French language. Suffering from blindness, he was admirably supported by his wife, Madeleine Drouin Poulin. She ran the business after the death of her husband in 1967, helped by her son Gaétan who took on the role of director of the newspaper. His wife, Lorraine Giguère, chose to work with him, adding a personal touch to advertising material. As a proud editor, Gaétan Poulin was able to embody the ethos of integrity and respect that were deeply important for the family business at the turn of the 21st century. He managed to preserve the independence of the newspaper despite the turmoil in the media industry. His daughters, Danielle and Suzanne, joined the business and undertook an electronic shift.
The Poulin family hired remarkable employees who are talented and passionate people. Their contribution is a daily testimony of their sense of belonging. The current team participated in the development of numerous projects with continuous improvement in mind. Journalistic expertise, quality writing and analytical skills position L’Écho de Frontenac is a reference of choice regarding regional information.
L’Écho de Frontenac is always there to reflect the reality and concerns of people from the MRC du Granit, and beyond the Mégantic region.
You wish to read about important historical moments of the region?
We invite you to come see the theme panels in front of our office at the address: 5040, boulevard des Vétérans.
Photo: L’Écho de Frontenac's team
Danielle Poulin, computer graphics designer
Claudia Collard, journalist
Suzanne Poulin, general manager
Nancy Lacasse, computer graphics designer
Michel Pilotte, sales director
Audrey Roy, accounts receivable
Rémi Tremblay, chief-editor
Line Bolduc, executive assistant
Absent from the photo: Gaétan Poulin, president