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Eastern Townships: July 2013 Archives

Living with autism: Communicating through music

sam.JPGOne of the biggest challenges of living with autism can be the ability to communicate what you feel and how you think. That's a reality Samuel Andrade Sangster knows well.

He's a young man from the Eastern Townships, living with autism. Sam recently did an internship at our CBC studios in Shebrooke. He shared some of his experiences with our Sarah Rogers.

Sam and Sarah prepared this piece on how he's overcome that challenge, through music. 

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Producers around the Granit region are feeling economic pinch

SarahRogers-cbc.jpgThe extent of the loss felt in Lac-Mégantic reaches well beyond the town limits. Farmers and producers in the Granit region that surrounds the community say their sales have plummeted since the deadly train derailment and explosion. Many sold their produce through retailers in Lac-Mégantic that are either in the red zone or at points of sale that are no longer.

Stephanie Forcier speaks for the Estrie section of the UPA, which works with Granit region farmers.

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4Hers from across Quebec heading to the Cookshire fairgrounds

photo (6).JPGYoung farmers across Quebec are descending on the Eastern Townships this weekend. This year marks a special anniversary of the 4H club And to celebrate, the 4H's Sawyerville chapter is hosting a provincial rally. Our Sarah Rogers stopped by the Cookshire fairgrounds to talk to organizers while they set up for the weekend event.

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