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Julia Caron: April 2014 Archives

Teens growing greens at Mecatina School

benjosh.jpgGrowing greens during the long white winters... in the comfort of your classroom closet. That's what students at Mécatina School in La Tabatière are doing, with the help of their science and technology teacher Chris Wong. It's called Greau, and they've been growing and selling their high quality lettuce and herbs just a few months after starting their initiative.

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Ile aux Perroquets lighthouse receives Heritage designation

ileauxperroquets.jpgRecognizing Mingan's Maritime history. Parks Canada has designated the lighthouse at l'Ile aux Perroquets the very first Heritage Lighthouse in the province... but it won't be the last. They've partnered with la Corporation de l'Ile aux Perroquets, who have been hard at work renovating the historic landmark since 2012, to open it to the public. Our Julia Caron speaks with Norman Shields, manager of the Parks Canada Heritage Lighthouse Program.

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Arts and Culture calendar: April 11-13th

alienes.jpgIn this week's art report, we get around. Julia Caron joins us in studio with a look at the Musée régional de Rimouski's latest exhibit, Jim des Rivières' Moths (vernissage Sunday, details here).

We also hear from artist Katia Grenier, one of the artists involved in Colis Suspect, organized by Admare in the Magdalen Islands.

In Quebec City, we hear about Folie/Culture's Aliénés de tous les pays, Unissons-nous! (Poster left, event details here). Julia mentionned photography by Pilvi Keto Valkoinen (LeBlanc) and Hrair Sarkissian, and played samples of their soundtrack.

Follow Julia on Twitter here: @cbcjulia. She shares links to the details of the events she mentions in this art report every week. You can also follow us on Facebook.

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