Julia Caron

Journalist

Julia Caron is a journalist, radio-maker and art lover based in Quebec City. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Julia has lived in over a dozen military towns growing up. She has called Quebec City home since 2008, and proudly calls herself a franglophone (yes, it's a thing).

Latest from Julia Caron

In Abitibi, the debate over Énergie Saguenay's proposed natural gas pipeline rumbles on

As scientists and environmental activists line up against Gazoduq, the promoter of the pipeline that would cross the region, the mayor of Rouyn-Noranda say the city's 'not ready to take a formal position' on the project.

Abitibi-Témiscamingue residents gather to protest Gazoduq pipeline project

Citizens of Rouyn-Noranda and nearby towns in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region want to send a message to the people behind a proposed pipeline that would cross through their territory.

Saskatchewan pilots join Quebec foresters in fight to halt spruce budworm

Throughout June and early July, the airport in Mont-Joli, Que., buzzed with activity, as a pair of planes owned by a Yorkton, Sask., company carried out targeted spray operations to control the larvae eating through some of Canada's most valuable forests.
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Newcomers to Quebec City turn pop stars in viral video clip

One of the summer’s biggest earworms — a bright, punchy dance tune with an African beat — was composed by a group of Quebec City refugee students who sing about identity, maple syrup and missing home.

Quebec City's new farmers' market a hit with vendors and customers

Friday's grand opening came on the heels of Thursday's closure of the market in the city's Old Port, and many residents of that neighbourhood worry le Grand Marché is robbing them of a vital part of their local economy. But producers who made the move said they're happy to discover how open and spacious the new building is.

Quebecers dance their way into the hearts of newcomers

Dancers from across the province gather in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli for "la veillée de la danse trad," a new way of fostering friendships between old-timers and those new to the region.

Trio of music lovers bringing vinyl back to Quebec City

The Leisure Society will be a one of a kind record store/coffee shop/vinyl pressing plant in Quebec City's Saint-Roch neighbourhood.

Congolese dance, Ugandan fashion and Chilean sports showcased at Quebec City school

High school students in Quebec City have created what they're calling a "cultural caravan — a new way for younger students to learn about other cultures.

Jigs, reels and sounds of Newfoundland resonate in Quebec classrooms

One teacher's dedication to bring traditional music workshops to schools along Quebec's Lower North Shore is highlighting the ties that bind Quebec to the music and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Paralyzed dog heals on wheels

A German Shorthaired Pointer was paralyzed by a mystery virus early in his life, but his owners found life-changing adaptive pet tools to help him lead a happy, active life.
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Anishnabeg teen calls on her peers to end violence, stigma of gender inequality

16-year-old Mia Tenasco, from the Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg First Nation, is standing out as a leader of her generation, speaking out about violence against women and the potential she sees in her generation to push through gender inequality.

Quebec City record shop trades food donations for discounts on Black Friday

Le Knock-Out record shop has decided to turn away from the frenzy of Black Friday, asking its customers instead to bring in non-perishable food in exchange for a discount.

Meet the Louisiana grandmother Quebecers keep drunk dialing, hoping for a ride

Ruby Palermo, 79, has taken to unplugging her landline at night during the holiday season to stop getting calls from intoxicated Quebecers trying to reach Opération Nez Rouge.

Quebec City teacher's advent calendar invites neighbours, strangers to meet and share wintry tale

Anouk Breton created a customized advent calendar for the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood in Quebec City, in the hope of bringing people together during the coldest, darkest days of the year.

Celebrating Quebecois art and kitsch along Highway 20

An audacious outdoor art project is giving road-weary travellers along Highway 20 a better reason to pull over to a rest stop than a full bladder or an empty stomach: an appetite for art.