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February 2011 Archives

Oil on the rise

Our business columnist, Donna Guzik, brings us up to speed on the international oil market, and how it could affect you.

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New energies and social acceptability: the finale

Glenn Wanamaker wraps-up his series on new energies and social acceptability. Today, the provincial environmental review board will release its report on shale gas.
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Quebec AM's Political Panel

Rhéal Séguin and Gilbert Lavoie discuss Jean Charest's inaugural address, François Legault's political manifesto, and Lucien Bouchard's new mission.
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Lockout ends at the Journal de Montréal

Tim speaks with Jean-François Coderre, one of the employees who is waiting for word on his own future.
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School closures - Monday as of 6:20 am

CS Premières Seigneuries

CS des Découvreurs

CS des Navigateurs

CS Côte-du-Sud

CS de la Capitale

CS de Portneuf

CS Central Quebec

 

École Saint-François, secteur Sainte-Foy

Séminaire Saint-François

Collège Champigny

École secondaire Mont Saint-Sacrement

Collège de Lévis

Collège Jésus-Marie

Externat Saint-Jean Berchmans

Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier

Juvénat Notre-Dame Saint-Romuald

École Marcelle-Malette, Lévis

École Saint-Jean-Eudes

École Montessori de Québec

Institut Saint-Joseph

École Vison de Sillery

Académie Saint-Louis, primaire et secondaire

École les Ursulines, Québec et Loretteville

Petit Séminaire de Québec

École secondaire François-Bourrin, Beauport

Externat Saint-Coeur-de-Marie, Beauport

École Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague

Métis Beach cross country ski trip

Susan Campbell calls out to Métis Beach School where teacher Terra MacMullen and student Carrie-Anne Levesque tell us about their big day outdoors.

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New energies and social acceptability, part five: the process

Glenn Wanamaker continues his series on new energies and social acceptability. Today we hear how the process itself is a source of conflict for many. He also examines the Danish experience with wind power.

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The art of noise - multimedia installations show off their sound

Quebec AM contributor Julia Caron takes Susan on a sound journey through a mulitmedia exhibition in Quebec City.
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Regional spelling bee champ heads to nationals

11-year-old Gabriel Ahmad from St. Vincent's School in Quebec City, tell us about making it to the national leg of the Canwest Spelling Bee.
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New energies part 4: windmills and divided communities

Glenn Wanamaker takes us to St. Ferdinand, where a wind power development has split members of the community.
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A long walk "in country"

A group of people are walking from St. Augustine along the Lower North of Quebec toward Sept-Iles. We speak with Joachim Selma. His two children and his wife are on the trek.
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Townshippers on their way to Haiti to rebuild

Tim speaks with Lennoxville businessman Paul McLean about leading a group to Haiti.

New energy and social acceptability, Part Three: shale gas and farmland

Glenn Wanamaker takes us through another chapter of the shale gas debate: getting access to farmland.
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Measuring the placebo effect - Dr Lin brings us the latest

New science has been looking at how the expectations of a patient can affect the outcome of how well a medicine will work. Dr Lin tells us about the latest work on the placebo effect.

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Four Quebeckers nominated for best female university hockey players

We speak with Marie-Phillip Poulin. She was a goal-scoring, gold medal-winning, member of the Canadian women's hockey team at the Vancouver Games. We talk to her about the nomination and her life at Boston University.

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PQ proposal on delaying English classes to secondary

MNA Pierre Curzi, language critic for the Parti Québecois, explains the proposal to the CBC's Alison Brunette. 

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We also hear your feedback on the proposal.

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Turbulence at Québec City Hall

Tim speaks with councillor Anne Guérette about why she walked out of the meeting last night. Mayor's Regis Labeaume says he will start suing people who he feels have criticized him to the point of defamation. Guérrette says he's gone too far.
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New energy and social acceptability part two: origins of shale gas in Quebec

Glenn Wanamaker brings us part two of his series on social acceptability and new energies in Québec. Today we hear about the origins of shale gas, and the first rumblings of opposition.
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Tim's Big Backyard Bird Count Adventure

Tim takes us to his backyard, where he took part in the Great Backyard Bird Count this past weekend.
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Pierre Landry reviews new music by Émilie Clepper

Our culture columnist Pierre Landry tells us about Québecoise-Texan Émilie Clepper.
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Hockey culture and the NHL

Former NHL player and current hockey analyst, Brad May, talks to Tim about the culture of hitting in the NHL
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This week in Quebec politics with Gilbert and Rhéal

We look ahead to the unveiling of a new law to force crown prosecutors back to work. Gilbert Lavoie and Rhéal Séguin discuss the unveiling of a new manifesto by Francois Legault.
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Shale, wind, and social acceptability: Part One of New Energies in Quebec.

Quebec AM's Glenn Wanamaker begins a week long series on new energies and social acceptability in Quebec. Despite being two industries on very different spots of the energy spectrum, both wind power and shale gas developments have been flashpoints in communities across the province. We look at what is causing all the conflict this week on Quebec AM.
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Snow clearing and your roof: we get the answers to some FAQ.

As the snow builds up over the winter, you might wonder when it's time to clear your roof, if you need to clear it at all. Quebec AM's Marika Wheeler went looking for answers to many questions.

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Bonaventure student against the closing of his school

15 year old Lucas Geraghty, Bonaventure Polyvalent student, reacts to the announcement of the closing of his school.
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You and Quebec AM - Prayer debate

Susan and Tim read listeners' comments on the prayer debate.
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Prayer at Saguenay's town council

Tim speaks with Saguenay mayor Jean Tremblay. We also hear other reactions to his decision to recite a prayer before council meetings, despite a human rights tribunal ruling.
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Bonaventure Polyvalent to close

The chair of the Eastoern Shores School Board, Audrey Acteson, speaks with Susan about the decision to close the school.
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Supporters of shale gas have their day

Quebec AM's Glenn Wanamaker brings us an update on a coalition of people who want to see the shale gas industry survive.
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Quebec Engineers polled on shale gas: most favour moratorium

Tim speaks with Daniel Lemieux of Senergis, the firm that polled engineers in Quebec.
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Hard news for the Beauce - five factories closing down.

Groupe RGR is closing down five of its clothing factories. It blames several factors, but most notably, cheaper manufacturing abroad, and the high price of cotton. Susan speaks with St. George de Beauce mayor, Francois Fecteau.

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Apology coming for Parc Forillon expropriation

The House of Commons has voted in favour of an apology for the people affected by expropriations forty years ago in the Gaspé region. They were moved to make way for a new national park. We hear reaction from one of the former residents, Debbie Phillips.

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Future of Bonaventure Polyvalent in doubt

The Eastern Shores School Board is expected to make a decision this week on the future of the Bonaventure Polyvalent School. Susan speaks to Wendy Dawson, the parent of a child attending the school.

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Chicken industry responds to CBC Marketplace report on antibiotics

Pierre Frechette is the executive director of the Poultry Producers of Quebec. He speaks to Susan about the CBC Marketplace report on bacteria and antibiotics in supermarket chicken.

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Rescue and survival on the cold northern tundra

Two young men survived four days on the tundra after getting lost returning from a hunting trip in northern Quebec. Dr. Francois Prevost is a doctor who helped organize the search from Inukjuak. He explains what happened.

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From stem cells to sight

We hear about new research at Laval University that is creating corneas in vitro. Dr. Lucie Germain explains how it works to Tim Belford.
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Pierre Landry reviews new music from Armistice

Beatrice Martin, aka, Coeur de Pirate, and Jay Malinowski of Bedoin Soundclash have combined their creative talent to create Armistice. Pierre Landry reviews the results.
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New housing project in the townships

Tim Belford speaks with Melvin Bryant about a new housing project in the Townships for adults with mental disabilities.
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Monday in Egypt

We speak again with Samer Atallah, one of thousands of Egyptian Canadians watching the changes unfold in their home country.
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Man versus the machine - artificial intelligence

Jesse Hirsh gives us the latest update on artificial intelligence. His example -- the game show Jeopardy pits a computer against a contestant.
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School Closures

- Gaspé Elementary closed because of water problem.

School closures in the Quebec City area:

- Central school board - is a PED day but daycares are closed ....

- CS de la Capitale

- CS des Découvreurs

- CS des Premières Seigneuries

- CS des Navigateurs

- CS Côte-du-Sud

- CS Beauce-Etchemin

- Juvénat Notre-Dame de Saint-Romuald

- École Marcelle-Malette de Lévis

- Collège de Lévis

- Saint-Jean-Eudes de l'arrondissement Charlesbourg

- Collège Dina-Bélanger de Saint-Michel-Bellechasse

- Séminaire Saint-François

- Collège Champigny

- École Montessori de Québec

- École Vision de Sillery et Saint-Augustin

- École Vision Rive-Sud

- Externat Saint-Coeur-de-Marie de Beauport

- École des Usulines de Québec et Loretteville

- Petit Séminaire de Québec

- École L'Eau-Vive de Québec

- Collège Jésus-Marie

- Séminaire des Pères Maristes

- Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier

- Collège Stanislas

- Institut de réadaption en déficience physique de Québec : pas de transport

- École secondaire Mont Saint-Sacrement

- École oraliste pour enfants sourds

- École Montessori Saint-Nicolas

- Collège Sainte-Anne de La Pocatière

- École de l'Excellence

- École Saint-François, primaire et secondaire

New Quebec City Arena

Régis Labeaume and Jean Charest announced plans for a new Quebec City arena yesterday.

We hear comments from Premier Charest, Pee-Wee fans, and Quebec City independant councillor, Anne Guérette.

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We then reached Sam Hamad, provincial Minister responsible for the Quebec City region.

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ETSB's laptop program

Alison Brunette reports on what the Eastern Townships Schoolbard's one-laptop-per-student program has achieved, eight years after its implementation.
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Prosecutors take their case to the streets

Quebec's Crown prosecutors are on strike. We spoke to a lawyer who was a long-time crown prosecutor but opted for private practice, heard from Treasury Board President Michelle Courchesne, and interviewed the president of the Canadian Association of Crown Council.
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Nuclear shipment safety

How safe is the transport of radioactive waste across the Great Lakes and down the Saint Lawrence?

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Changing Quebec's electoral map

Bryan Gibb thinks Quebec's electoral system is unfair, and he's trying to change it.
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Women's soccer dispute

The national women's soccer team is boycotting all international matches until the Canadian Soccer Association makes up with their coach.
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Policing in First Nations communities

Ivan Gray trains the next generation of Quebec's police officers in First Nations communities.
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Dr Lin: To treat or not to treat?

A medical discovery could drastically reduce rates of unnecessary cancer treatment.
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Pierre Landry on Pierre Lapointe

Pierre Landry reviews "Seul au Piano", Pierre Lapointe's latest release.
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Jesse Hirsh

The war against illegal sports-streaming sites.

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Standstead / U.S. border security

Business people in the Stanstead-Derby Line area are worried about tighter border line security.
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Young online gamblers, Part 2

Loto-Quebec has taken gambling online. Journalist Susan Woodfine has been looking at how young people are interacting with online gambling.
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Sherbrooke skating party

Students at Sacré Coeur elementary school in Sherbrooke hosted a skating party at the Howard Park skating rink.
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Too young for contacts!

Many people in the hockey world are asking themselves what is the right age to allow body contact into the sport...
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Young online gamblers, Part 1

Loto-Quebec has taken gambling online. Journalist Susan Woodfine has been looking at how young people are interacting with online gambling.
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Reactions after yesterday's events in Egypt

Two Egyptians share their feelings after yesterday's violent events in their home country.
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Helping community deal with alcohol problems.

Marika Wheeler has a conversation with an Algonquin elder who battled with alcoholism and now helps others in her community.
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Anti-Scab law reviewed

Liberal MNA François Ouimet is chair of a parliamentary committee looking at the possibility of changing the so-called anti-scab law currently on the books in Quebec.

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Dr Lin: creepy helpers...

Dr Peter Lin tells us how some doctors are using creepy crawly creitters to treat their patients.
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11 new doctors for CSSS d'Antoine-Labelle

A recipe for hiring new doctors in the Laurentians.
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Ghislain Picard: finding solutions to addictions.

Representative of several first nations communities are meeting in Trois-Rivières to talk about substance abuse.
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School Closure

Eastern Townships Schoolboard - Everything closed for the day.

Pierre Landry reviews Funkytown and Jorane

Pierre Landry reviews the Funkytown movie as well as Jorane's latest release, Une Sorcière Comme Les Autres.
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The New Canada Post

Snail mail survival- Robert Campbell tells us what he thinks Canada Post needs to do to survive the digital age.

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Créole Classes at Sherbrooke University

Journalist Alison Brunette steps in to a Haitian-Créole class at Sherbrooke University to find out why people want to learn the language.

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Protest in Egypt

A million people are expected to gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo today. Samer Atallah is watching events happening in his homeland from Montreal. Mohamed Shalaby is on his way to the march. We speak to both of them about the extraordinary events of today.

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Al Jazeera's website has a live feed of the protest in Egypt.