LOCAL NEWS - JULY 30, 2021: BLANC-SABLON – Young author Tommy Fequet, releases his 1st book 'Ali in the Summer', available now on Amazon
Could you write a fictional novel at age sixteen? As most teenagers at that age are beginning to think of their future, focusing on their friends, or just having fun, this exceptional young man decided to put to pen his love of writing, and has published a book!
CFBS was speaking with Tommy Fequet, a high school student from Quebec City, with family living here on the Lower North Shore, to talk about his first published book, called 'Ali in the Summer'.
The synopsis: “There she sat, alone in the park.” After a rough school year filled with rumours and glares, Liam gave up on socializing. Nothing brought him motivation apart from a few of his close friends until he met her. He wants to trust her, yet struggles with this newfound friendship. His life finally had meaning, which is threatened by his grim past. Now, he must face the challenge of not only the school’s influence but protecting the one thing left that gives him a purpose. Will he be able to prevail?
You can listen to my interview with Tommy Fequet, by clicking on the sound file below (click on the speaker icon next to the sound file and a media player will open up to hear the interview).
Colin Standish, a Constitutional Law Scholar, Speaks to CFBS about the Proposed Language Law Reforms with Bill 96 and Bill C-32, and the Task Force on Linguistic Policy
LOCAL NEWS - JULY 29, 2021: BLANC-SABLON – The language debate heats up as Quebec's Bill 96 and Ottawa's Bill C-32 draws opposition from the new Task Force on Linguistic Policy
CFBS was speaking with Colin Standish, a constitutional law scholar, about Quebec’s language reform legislation Bill 96, and Ottawa’s Bill C-32 reforming the Official Languages Act, as well as the new task force that has been created to oppose the language law reforms.
Quebec anglophone rights groups say they will be extremely under-represented at the hearings this fall for Bill 96.
In a recent press release from the new Task Force on Linguistic Policy, only three groups tasked with representing the approximately 1.2 million English-speaking Quebecers were among those invited, despite substantial opposition to Bill 96 and the proposed federal constitutional amendment.
They recommend that Quebecers concerned with Bill 96 voice their concerns by emailing their MNAs and M. Olivier Champagne, the Bill 96 Committee Clerk, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can checkout the website of the Task Force on Linguistic Policy by clicking here, to make a donation to aid the Task Force on Linguistic Policy on stopping bills 96 and C-32, you can click here.
You can listen to my interview with Colin Standish by clicking on the sound files below (click on the speaker icon next to the sound file and a media player will open up to hear the interview).
LOCAL NEWS - JULY 20, 2021: BLANC-SABLON – Julie Aubin is cycling across Canada for awareness and hope to those who have suffered a brain injury
CFBS was speaking with Julie Aubin, a cyclist and adventurer, who is currently cycling across Canada. Julie is spreading awareness about brain injuries, and raising money for Répit Jeunesse, a community organization that helps a diverse clientele with social, mental health, addiction, homelessness, school dropouts, and other problems.
Julie's story is quite amazing. After being struck by a motorist while cycling, she had sustained mild head trauma, concussion, and post-concussion syndrome. Julie rehabilitated herself to about 80%, with some after-effects of her injury that are still present. But still she pushes through, and is committed to her journey of awareness. One she says is necessary towards returning to her health, towards personal resilience, towards people and their own hopes.
To follow her story, you can checkout Julie's website, or her Facebook page.
You can listen to my interview with Julie Aubin by clicking on the sound file below (click on the speaker icon next to the sound file and a media player will open up to hear the interview).
LOCAL NEWS - JULY 16, 2021: NORTH SHORE – A LUNG CANCER SCREENING PILOT PROJECT IS NOW TAKING PLACE ACROSS QUEBEC
CFBS was speaking today with Dr. Kim Boutet, a respirologist, about the lung cancer screening project now taking place across the province using low-dose computed tomography (CT scans), and this test is free to all participants of the project.
Launched by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) on May 31st of this year, studies have shown that the use of CT scans in screening can aid in reducing mortality. According to the Société canadienne du cancer, in 2017, 8,700 lung cancers were diagnosed in Quebec, and 6,700 deaths had occurred that were attributed to this form of cancer.
Who can participate?
To be eligible for the screening project, two important criteria must be met: you must be between the ages of 55 and 74 and have smoked for at least 20 years, consecutively or not, 20 cigarettes per day. The program is open to smokers or ex-smokers. You can be referred by your family doctor for the screening, or you may make a self-referral by calling 1-844-656-4312, or you may email email@example.com
For more information, you can visit the government of Quebec website here.
Listen to the interview with Dr. Kim Boutet by clicking on the sound file below (click on the speaker icon next to the sound file and a media player will open up to hear the interview).
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