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Environment: January 2013 Archives

Oil drilling rigs in Gaspé will remain silent...for now

The oil drilling rigs on Petrolia's prospect in Gaspé will remain silent for now. The company decided yesterday not to pursue its exploration on the Haldimand No. 4 site until there's a resolution of the conflict with the Town of Gaspé over its right to drill. The Town Council adopted a regulation last month that basically forbids any oil drilling within town limits, in order to protect water supplies. Isabelle Proulx is Petrolia's vice-president of business development and spoke to Susan Campbell about their decision to temporarily postpone the drilling.

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Quebec City ends effective composting project

For the past five years, close to 4,000 residents of Quebec City sorted their waste and composted as part of a pilot project that would help test the needs of a future bio-methanization plant. The pilot project has proven effective, but the city has decided to drop it. Jacques Perron is with the city of Quebec and he explained why.

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Helene Binette was part of the pilot project in Sillery. She she now lives in the St-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood where she is involved in a community composting project. Meagan Kelly works for the community organization Craque-Bitume, which promotes gardening and composting and lives in Limoilou.

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The future of the George River caribou at risk

mother_fawn325.jpgAboriginal 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. CBC's Sarah Rogers tells us about the first-ever Aboriginal summit in Kuujjuaq on the future of the George River caribou.
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