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The Gaspé

Nineties with a Smile

For the past two years, Barry Le Blanc in the Baie des Chaleurs has made it his mission to make people over the age of 90 laugh... and snap a picture of them while he's at it. Barry tells us more about this series of portraits he has called "Nineties with a Smile." We also meet one of his subjects, 92-year-old Rosaire Bujold, who lives in Maria. The series will be on display at the Cascapedia River Museum from July 31st until August 12th. Listen here.

Gaspé's York River not contaminated, says biologist

Gaspé_Hooké_Saumon.jpgThe York River is a popular salmon fishing destination, located downstream from the Gaspé landfill. Documents obtained by Radio-Canada appear to show above-normal levels of contaminants, including heavy metals and fecal coliforms. The city of Gaspé and the vigilance committee that monitors the York River say the run-off coming from the landfill is not causing significant contamination. Benjamin Gagnon, a biologist and assistant manager of the Société de gestion des rivières de Gaspé, tells us more. Listen here.

Government gives go-ahead to Gaspé cement plant

mcinnis-cement.jpgThe big cement plant in Port Daniel is going to be built. After a few weeks of hesitation, the new Couillard government has confirmed what the old Marois government announced in January -- a $1 billion project and no environmental hearings.  

André Belisle, President of the Quebec Association against atmospheric pollution, tells our Glenn Wanamaker why he has major concerns over the project. Listen here.

We also hear from Michael McSweeney, President of the Cement Association of Canada. He weighed in on the issue back in February as well.