Jan 22, 2013 | 8:52Quebec AM The future of the George River caribou at risk Audio
Quebec AM The future of the George River caribou at risk Jan 22, 2013 | 8:52Aboriginal groups in Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador agree on one thing: the George River caribou herd needs to be protected. The herd's dramatic decline brought leaders together in Kuujjuaq last week to try and draft a management plan. But, some groups are more willing than others to give up their traditional hunt. The CBC's Sarah Rogers spoke to Susan Campbell about this first-ever Aboriginal summit in Kuujjuaq on the future of the George River caribou.
Jan 22, 2013 | 5:48Quebec AM The MAPAQ wants to make restaurant inspection results public Audio
Quebec AM The MAPAQ wants to make restaurant inspection results public Jan 22, 2013 | 5:48In Quebec, the MAPAQ (Ministère de l'Agriculture, Pêcheries et Alimentation du Québec) is responsible for ensuring the safety of food in restaurants, among many other responsibilities. But, restaurant inspection results are not public. Now the MAPAQ wants to change that. Allison Van Rassel joined host Susan Campbell in studio to explain how.
Jan 22, 2013 | 6:17Quebec AM Snowmobile season in the Saguenay begins with a blessing Audio
Quebec AM Snowmobile season in the Saguenay begins with a blessing Jan 22, 2013 | 6:17Members of the Saguenay Snowmobiling Club had their annual blessing on Sunday. People braved the snow squalls and cold to gather at the Camping Jonquiere. They had a party and also asked for protection on the trails and on the forest. The CBC's Marika Wheeler spoke with some of the snowmobilers after the blessing, including club organizer John Mustaikis, club members Marc Potvin, Richard Blackburn and his son Nathan.
Jan 21, 2013 | 11:31Quebec AM A new life for old Record pages Audio
Quebec AM A new life for old Record pages Jan 21, 2013 | 11:31In February 1897, the first issue of the Sherbrooke Daily Record hit newstands across the Eastern Townships for a penny a piece. It was the region's first daily newspaper and the largest English-language paper in Quebec outside of Montreal. Well over one hundred years later, The Record still publishes a daily newspaper in Sherbrooke. But many of those stories from the newspaper's past have been tucked away in the basement of Sherbrooke's historical society. That's until The Record's publisher Sharon McCully kickstarted a project to publish a selection of front pages from 1911 to 1920. Sharon joined us in our Sherbrooke studio to tell us more.
Jan 21, 2013 | 6:42Quebec AM Groundfish season begins in the Saguenay region Audio
Quebec AM Groundfish season begins in the Saguenay region Jan 21, 2013 | 6:42The opening of the groundfish season is very exciting for ice fishing enthusiast on the Saguenay Fjord. A few particularly motivated fishermen and women were huddled in tents, in minus 26 degree weather at midnight Saturday morning.
And the CBC's Marika Wheeler was among them.
Jan 18, 2013 | 7:17Quebec AM Journey of Nishiyuu -- the Quest for Unity Audio
Quebec AM Journey of Nishiyuu -- the Quest for Unity Jan 18, 2013 | 7:17Seven young members of the James Bay Cree have set out on a long walk from Wapmagoostui to Ottawa. They're calling it the Journey of Nishiyuu -- the Quest for Unity -- in support of the Idle No More movement. Former Grand Council chief Matthew Mukash tells Quebec Am why he joined them on the first day of the journey.
Jan 17, 2013 | 7:56Quebec AM Dear England, Love Canada Audio
Quebec AM Dear England, Love Canada Jan 17, 2013 | 7:56Anne Kostalas is not your average Brit. She has been winter camping, she's cruised the Saguenay Fjord and hunted bears in the Abitibi. Since she made the move from across the pond to Montreal, Kostalas has been on the move, visiting the vast geography Quebec has to offer.
And she's blogged along the way. Her blog called Dear England, Love Canada is a collection of those experiences. It's a light-hearted story of her own adaption to the winter and an effort to lure her fellow countrymen to visit La Belle Province. This week, Kostalas is snowshoeing at Mont Orford, where she's staying at one of the park's new nature cabins.Quebec AM's Eastern Tonwships reporter Sarah Rogers took a walk with Kostalas.
Jan 17, 2013 | 5:29Quebec AM Office de la langue française says English town bulletin must stop Audio
Quebec AM Office de la langue française says English town bulletin must stop Jan 17, 2013 | 5:29The community of Ste Agathe in the Laurentians has been told it has to stop the part of its town bulletin that was published in English. The Globe and Mail reports this morning that the Office de la langue française told the town that it had to stop after an inspector had visited the community. Jean-Leo Legault is a councillor and deputy mayor.
Jan 17, 2013 | 4:10Quebec AM Guillaume Picard's criticism on Spense's stance Audio
Quebec AM Guillaume Picard's criticism on Spense's stance Jan 17, 2013 | 4:10Although a number of First Nations chiefs have put pressure on her to end her crusade, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence continues with her month-long hunger strike, subsisting on fish broth and tea. Although a number of First Nations chiefs have put pressure on her to end her crusade, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence continues with her month-long hunger strike, subsisting on fish broth and tea. Spence says she'll continue the protest until she gets a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Gov. Gen. David Johnston to discuss "treaty issues."
Although the Idle No More movement has mostly lent its support to chief Spence, some First Nations people are critical of her stance. Guillaume Picard is one of them.He's a Montreal-based writer, teacher and a member of the Huron-Wendat nation. He spoke to our Eastern Townships reporter Sarah Rogers yesterday. Sarah asked him about his comment that Chief Spence has brought shame to Aboriginal people.
Jan 16, 2013 | 6:42Quebec AM Medically assisted suicide Audio
Quebec AM Medically assisted suicide Jan 16, 2013 | 6:42Geoffrey Kelley MNA for the Jacques Cartier riding in Montreal and former co-chair of the select committee on Dying with Dignity talks with Quebec Am host Susan Campbell about the province bypassing the criminal code that prohibits assisted suicide.