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Lower North Shore: February 2014 Archives

One Quebec construction worker's conundrum

Stay or Go: it's not just a question some Quebeckers have been asking themselves, it's a question we've put out to you. When asked you via our Facebook pagewe were particularly struck by this message we received from Allen Bilodeau: "I'm leaving because the Quebec construction industry has no morals, values, or pride and the codes might as well have been written on toilet paper..."

Bilodeau is a carpenter from Old Fort Bay on the Lower North Shore, and he joins me now on the line from his new home in Northern Newfoundland.
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Internet access on the Lower North Shore

Tuesday's federal budget will include money to extend or improve high-speed internet access to 280,000 households and businesses in rural and remote areas, the CBC's Alison Crawford reported over the weekend. But will it make a difference for people living on Quebec's Lower North Shore? John Batcher is the owner of Seaside Supplies in La Tabatiere. It's a general store, and one of only two that serve this community of 400 people. He shares his perspective.
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