Quebec AM | Feb 3, 2014 | 10:57

What it means to be a volunteer firefighter

Volunteer firefighters in Quebec have probably never been front and centre in the news as they have in the past six months. David Andrew Cannon is a volunteer firefighter in Neuville and Pont Rouge, and he joined us in studio to talk about the challenges.

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Quebec AM - L'Isle-Verte coroner's inquest wraps upDec 19, 2014 | 13:03Quebec AM L'Isle-Verte coroner's inquest wraps up Audio
Quebec AM L'Isle-Verte coroner's inquest wraps up Dec 19, 2014 | 13:03Coroner Cyrille Delage has wrapped up his inquest into the deadly fire at a seniors' home in L'Isle Verte last January. Reporter Catou MacKinnon tells us what's been learned about how the fire started and why so many died.
Quebec AM - Dog killed in illegal trap in Eastern Townships nature reserveDec 19, 2014 | 9:30Quebec AM Dog killed in illegal trap in Eastern Townships nature reserve Audio
Quebec AM Dog killed in illegal trap in Eastern Townships nature reserve Dec 19, 2014 | 9:30Potton resident Gwen Basen's 11-year-old dog Betty was killed by an illegal trap while she was walking in the Green Mountains nature reserve beside her home. She wants to warn dog owners, but also stricter rules around trapping.
Quebec AM - Sylvia performs live in studioDec 19, 2014 | 10:50Quebec AM Sylvia performs live in studio Audio
Quebec AM Sylvia performs live in studio Dec 19, 2014 | 10:50Quebec City singer-songwriter Sylvia performs "Noël" live in our studio. This Sunday a string of local artists will join her on stage at l'Agitée for a special crowdfunding show to help produce her upcoming album.
Quebec AM - Shale gas firms saying keep the door open to explorationDec 19, 2014 | 11:03Quebec AM Shale gas firms saying keep the door open to exploration Audio
Quebec AM Shale gas firms saying keep the door open to exploration Dec 19, 2014 | 11:03Michael Binnion, the President of Questerre Energy, says companies that have invested in shale gas exploration in Quebec are not giving up, and say this week's BAPE report is wrong about the economic benefits of shale gas.
Quebec AM - Dr. Vincent Echavé on renewal of US-Cuba diplomacyDec 18, 2014 | 7:18Quebec AM Dr. Vincent Echavé on renewal of US-Cuba diplomacy Audio
Quebec AM Dr. Vincent Echavé on renewal of US-Cuba diplomacy Dec 18, 2014 | 7:18Sherbrooke's Dr. Vincent Échavé was born in Cuba, studied medicine and practiced there in the early days of the revolution. We asked him for reaction to the announcement that after 53 years, the U.S. and Cuba will renew diplomatic ties.
Quebec AM - First Christmas mass for Windsor Church ChoirDec 18, 2014 | 6:12Quebec AM First Christmas mass for Windsor Church Choir Audio
Quebec AM First Christmas mass for Windsor Church Choir Dec 18, 2014 | 6:12The Église St-Philippe in the township of Windsor will be celebrating its first Christmas mass next week with a new choir. It was rebuilt after the original church was destroyed by a fire more than a year ago.
Quebec AM - The Academic Side of AnimismDec 17, 2014 | 11:48Quebec AM The Academic Side of Animism Audio
Quebec AM The Academic Side of Animism Dec 17, 2014 | 11:48Breathtaking performances that break microphones: that's what researchers were tasked with when throat singer Tanya Tagaq was invited into their recording studio. Musicologists Sophie Stévance and Serge Lacasse explain their collaboration.
Quebec AM - Premier Couillard says shale gas development in Quebec "extremely unlikely"Dec 17, 2014 | 8:48Quebec AM Premier Couillard says shale gas development in Quebec "extremely unlikely" Audio
Quebec AM Premier Couillard says shale gas development in Quebec "extremely unlikely" Dec 17, 2014 | 8:48The odds of seeing shale gas development in Quebec are getting longer by the day. After seeing the critical BAPE report this week, Premier Couillard is now wondering how the industry could ever be worthwhile for the province.
Quebec AM - Regional gourmet gifts for the foodie on your listDec 17, 2014 | 10:56Quebec AM Regional gourmet gifts for the foodie on your list Audio
Quebec AM Regional gourmet gifts for the foodie on your list Dec 17, 2014 | 10:56Food blogger Alison Van Rassel points us to some locally-produced gourmet treats from the Townships, the North Shore and Quebec City as stocking stuffers for the food lover on your list.
Quebec AM - Recording studio as creative research labDec 16, 2014 | 14:03Quebec AM Recording studio as creative research lab Audio
Quebec AM Recording studio as creative research lab Dec 16, 2014 | 14:03Université Laval has a super studio tucked away in a dark basement where creativity and academia mix to help us better understand the art of recording sound and music. It's called the LARC, and our Julia Caron took a tour.
Quebec AM - Frédéric Dion becomes first solo adventurer to reach the centre of AntarticaDec 16, 2014 | 6:59Quebec AM Frédéric Dion becomes first solo adventurer to reach the centre of Antartica Audio
Quebec AM Frédéric Dion becomes first solo adventurer to reach the centre of Antartica Dec 16, 2014 | 6:59Quebec adventurer Frédéric Dion became the first person to attain the centre of Antartica solo earlier this week. We spoke to him via satellite phone just after he arrived at his destination.
Quebec AM - Frédéric Dion becomes first solo adventurer to reach the centre of AntarticaDec 16, 2014 | 6:59Quebec AM Frédéric Dion becomes first solo adventurer to reach the centre of Antartica Audio
Quebec AM Frédéric Dion becomes first solo adventurer to reach the centre of Antartica Dec 16, 2014 | 6:59Quebec adventurer Frédéric Dion became the first person to arrive solo at the centre of Antartica - known as the south pole of inaccessibility - this week. We spoke with him via satellite phone hours after he arrived at his destination.
Quebec AM - Girl Guides of Canada arrive in Quebec CityDec 15, 2014 | 12:31Quebec AM Girl Guides of Canada arrive in Quebec City Audio
Quebec AM Girl Guides of Canada arrive in Quebec City Dec 15, 2014 | 12:31Girls whose families are posted to the Valcartier military base are wearing a different kind of uniform these days. Girl Guides of Canada has arrived on the base and they're looking for new members from the military and civilian communities.
Quebec AM - Celebrating culture and community at International LuncheonDec 12, 2014 | 8:51Quebec AM Celebrating culture and community at International Luncheon Audio
Quebec AM Celebrating culture and community at International Luncheon Dec 12, 2014 | 8:51Some come for the food, some come for the music, but they all come together for a good cause. We stop by this year's Eastern Quebec Learning Centre's International Luncheon, all funds going towards the Hamper Campaign.
Quebec AM - Words of gratitude from hamper recipientsDec 12, 2014 | 12:11Quebec AM Words of gratitude from hamper recipients Audio
Quebec AM Words of gratitude from hamper recipients Dec 12, 2014 | 12:11"Chief Elf" Jan Anderson-Toupin shares letters from people who have received food baskets from the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign.

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