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Lower St-Lawrence

Demand for a public inquiry into L'Isle-Verte fire

isle-verte radio-canada.jpgThe owners of the Résidence du Havre home for the elderly in L'Isle-Verte that burned down on January 23rd 2014 are asking Premier Philippe Couillard to launch a public inquiry into what happened. Ruby Pratka was at the announcement yesterday in Quebec City and tells us why they believe there are too many unanswered questions about the fire.  

The Sower


Sowing seeds - and ideas - in the picturesque Lower St. Lawrence region of Quebec. That's the subject of a new documentary called Le Semeur. The documentary is centered around Patrice Fortier, a man who has dedicated his life to preserving heritage seeds, and whose dedication to this very careful kind of cultivating has garnered him comparisons to a monk. Director Julie Perron tells Susan how working on the film has helped her see the garden as a metaphor for the world. 

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Emergency response to disasters in Gulf of St. Lawrence

In the event of an oil spill in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, who are you going to call? The Environment ministry of Quebec? New Brunswick? PEI? Newfoundland? The federal government? That's just one of the problems scientists pinpointed this week as they discussed what would happen in the event of an oil spill. Scientists from around the world at the Ocean Innovation Conference in Rimouski are trying to tackle that question.

Émilien Pelletier holds the Canada Research Chair in Marine Ecotoxicology at the Université du Québec in Rimouski, and he joins us this morning.
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