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Eastern Townships: July 2014 Archives

Sutton's new Baby Drop-In

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The challenges of being a new parent can be overwhelming, even when you have the support of friends and family. That's part of why the team at the Sutton Volunteer Centre decided to create an event designed to support parents who just need to get out of the house and spend time with other new mothers and fathers. As we hear when our Holly Bailey stopped by, this community support is even more welcome to anglophone moms who live in primarily French-speaking towns. Listen here

Eco-friendly cottages in the Eastern Townships

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Le Vertendre is a residential and cottage development which specializes in building energy-efficient homes.
The ZOOBOX is a small cottage unit, which is hidden out in nature and is almost entirely self-sufficient.
Our Townships reporter Alison Brunette visited the ZOOBOX prototype to found out more about living outdoors sustainably.  

The universe in a bubble

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People in the Eastern Townships will be able to take a trip through space this summer. Astronomer Ghislain Chagnon has set up his giant portable planetarium in the small village of Ulverton, where our Townships reporter Alison Brunette met him for an astronomy lesson.