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Miguasha's Elpistostege watsoni fossil

Olivier Matton.jpgThe Miguasha provincial park appears on UNESCO's World Heritage List for the quality of fossils found on the shores of the Baie des Chaleurs. The recent discovery of an Elpistostege watsoni represents the largest fossil ever found at the park, and the only known complete specimen of its kind on the planet. Our Rachelle Solomon met with Olivier Matton who explained this fossil's place in understanding evolution from water to land. Listen here

Norman Parent, paleontological technician

norman parent.jpgNorman Parent has been working for 34 years, in different capacities, at the provincial park in Miguasha (Parc National de Miguasha), on the Baie des Chaleurs. In 1988, he became the province's very first paleontological technician. Our Rachelle Solomon joined him in the lab to hear about his work with fossils. Listen here

Regions could face less bus service

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for BRKWY LOGO FINAL.jpgThe Quebec Transport Commission has begun public hearings to discuss the impact of cutting certain bus routes in several regions across Quebec. The Orléans Express bus company no longer wants to service a number of communities because it says it's losing money. Our Rachelle Solomon spoke with the past president of the Quebec Rural Transit Association about how the proposed cuts could affect people in the regions. Listen here