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Quebec City: January 2013 Archives

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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Quebec's early feminists honoured by new statue

grey-casgrain.JPGGeneviève Grey studies law in Quebec and just so happens to have a famous grandmother who is known for her work on the legal status of women: Marie-Claire Kirkland. In December, a statue of Kirkland and three other feminist pioneers was unveiled next to the National Assembly of Quebec. CBC's Julia Caron met with Grey to talk about what this statue represents for women's rights in Quebec.
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