Friday May 9, 2014
Sowing seeds - and ideas - in the picturesque Lower St. Lawrence region of Quebec. That's the subject of a new documentary called Le Semeur. The documentary is centered around Patrice Fortier, a man who has dedicated his life to preserving heritage seeds, and whose dedication to this very careful kind of cultivating has garnered him comparisons to a monk. Director Julie Perron tells Susan how working on the film has helped her see the garden as a metaphor for the world.
Categories: Documentary, Lower St-Lawrence
Friday October 25, 2013
Categories: Environment, Lower St-Lawrence
Tuesday July 23, 2013
An unbearable stench has descended on Rimouski recently. Even though there have endured varying stenchy smells for years, residents say the odor is far worse this summer. Helene Gagné is the owner of Au soleil Couchant, a Motel and Resto-Bar in Pointe-au-Père, where the notorious smell is at its strongest.
She says her patio has remained empty because of the problem, a smell she describes as a mix of rotting algae and sewage. She says that a handful of tourists planning to stay at her motel have driven straight through town in an attempt to escape the odor.
Not everyone agrees on the source of the smell. We consulted Professor Emilien Pelletier, a marine eco-toxology expert based out of Rimouski.