“This magazine is intended as a service to you and will provide an opportunity to learn about the many activities of your plant and for you to share your own. “Entre-Nous” will be straightforward, both by its principles and general content, and will also be patriotic, social, and industrial. I wish success and long life to your magazine.”
-Allan Watt, general manager
A magazine published by and for the employees
The monthly bilingual newspaper Entre-Nous is created in 1944 by Bruck Mills for its workers and their families. It is written by Oscar Darche in collaboration with photographer Claude Pagerie and other employees from various departments. The newspaper announces birthdays, weddings, births and deaths affecting staff. It reports on the company’s news and wellness program and comments on its recreational activities and many sports clubs.
A showcase and a witness
Serving the community of French- and English-speaking workers, Entre-Nous helps to create and maintain relationships not only within the Cowansville mill, but also with other mills in Farnham, Sherbrooke, and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Bruck employees carefully keep their copies, which are circulated among their families. The newspaper ceases publication in 1954 due to high costs. Entre-Nous is a precious witness to an era and of local history.