The translation of Dépanneur is “to help out of difficulty or Troubleshoot”. In Quebec it has become the word to describe the corner store.
In Rapides des Joachims the last stop before the gravel roads to the Dumoine Lances Dépanneur is more like a resource centre to help you out. With a gas bar ,Saq. , beer a plenty, propane, worms and fishing licences, lures, even a birchbark moose caller Lance`s is a local and visitors “trouble shooter”.They have even added cabins to rent and a chip wagon called ‘Swisha Spuds’
Lance is a last name and an old family name in the Dumoine Valley. One of the original Stopping place homesteads on the trail to Lac Dumoine was run by descendants of Grant and Maureen Lance proprietors of this modern stopping place.
They have donated a $50 gift certificate to the auction which you can use on anything between the chip wagon and the beer cooler