LOCAL NEWS – NOVEMBER 26, 2021: BLANC-SABLON, QC. - SQ safety reminder regarding cellphones
The local Sûreté du Québec in Blanc-Sablon have begun a weekend campaign (Nov 26 - Nov 28) of routine stops from Blanc-Sablon to Old Fort to spread awareness about the illegal use of cellular devices while driving.
Officer Keven Beaudoin, of the SQ in Blanc-Sablon, would like to remind drivers of the following:
- Practice safe driving habits, such as not being distracted while behind the wheel and holding your cell phone.
- Cellular devices should only be operated in your vehicle when using hands free devices like Bluetooth
- Paying attention to the road enables drivers to be aware of their surroundings, which in turn can help to reduce road accidents, and save lives.
If you are caught behind the wheel using your handheld devices while driving, you will be fined. Exactly how much you may be wondering? The fine for the illegal use of a cellphone while driving is $300.00 plus 5 demerit points. Repeat offenses carry an automatic suspension of your driving license for 3 days, effective immediately from the time of the infraction.
Officer Beaudoin would like to thank the population in advance for abiding by road rules. Also, would like to remind the population that beginning today, November 26, 2021 to January 3, 2022, all Quebec police services, in collaboration with the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ), will intensify their interventions as part of the national concerted operation (CNO) targeting the ability to drive impaired by alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two. These interventions will result, among other things, in the presence of checkpoints where mandatory screening could be carried out randomly. Please drive safely.
LOCAL NEWS - NOVEMBER 19, 2021: BLANC-SABLON – A new mayoress for Blanc-Sablon
CFBS was speaking with Gabrielle Landry, the newly elected Mayoress of the Municipality of Blanc-Sablon. Gabrielle won the seat after running unopposed in the seat of Mayor on November 5, 2021. Gabrielle discussed with CFBS what she hopes to achieve during her 4 year term, the files that she is focusing on first, and her drive in taking on the role as a young adult.
Listen to Becky Spingle's interview with Mayoress Gabrielle Landry in both French and English, 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 - NOVEMBER 19, 2021: LOWER NORTH SHORE – Art fun with Musée Ambulant!
You may remember Musee Ambulant, a small nomadic arts museum, from a previous visit to the Lower North Shore, in February 2019, and the exhibition they showcased in the schools in Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, Old Fort and St-Paul River. Well, they are coming back!
The Musee Ambulant team will coming to the Lower North Shore in the upcoming weeks, this time bringing contemporary artworks to new audiences. They will be visiting elementary and high schools from Kegaska to L'Anse-au-Loup, offering artistic workshops that showcase exciting visual work by professional artists, including some augmented reality and interactive virtual reality experiences.
They will be in the Blanc-Sablon area from December 7th to December 16th, and CFBS radio will be giving away Colis d'art toour listeners! So what is Colis d'art you may ask?
In the past year, Musee Ambulant has produced a series called Colis d'art (Art Parcels, literally), a collection of special boxes containing an original artwork created by a professional artist, tools to explore an artistic medium and a code to access extra content online (ex. interview with the artist, and tutorials for the use of the provided material.
CFBS will be giving away Colis d'art from the following artists:
A. Colis TREMBLAY / ARGUIN (silkscreen printing)
B. Colis MARSH / MERCADER (wood engraving and printing)
C. Colis K. PHANEUF / DOYON-RIVEST (book binding)
D. Colis BONEY / PÉTRIN (clay modeling).
Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, this project is entirely FREE and the Colis (value of $85 each) can of course be kept and enjoyed, so the artistic discovery can continue on for years to come!
Listen to the interview with Sarah Bélanger-Martel, 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 - NOVEMBER 15, 2021: ST. PAUL'S – Student Election Campaign Underway
An exciting event is taking place at St. Paul's School this week. The school has teamed up with Elections Québec through their youth program Vox Populi to engage in the democratic process of electing their class representatives for Student Council.
Ashley Duguay, Development Agent at St. Paul's School, speaking by email with CFBS said that she is proud of the students for their commitment to their school community and for taking part in this democratic process.
There will be a swear-in ceremony on Tuesday, November 16th at 1:15 p.m. in the gym, where the students will be joined by the Mayor of Bonne-Espérance, Ms. Dale Roberts Keats, to make the big announcement of who has won the student elections, and to congratulate the newly elected council.
More to come ......
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