February 20, 2020

Notable Nonfiction

This week, the third week of February 2020, I’d like to point out several examples of local journalism.

The Suburban

Two of my stories appeared in yesterday’s Suburban.

The merger of the Action Centre and Habilitis foundations (City edition, page A9)

Unio recognizes 15 southwest businesses for excellence 

Major Car Crash

Two people are dead, 40 people are injured and Highway 15 remains closed after a 200 car accident south of Montreal yesterday, Global reports.

Ste Anne-de-Bellevue Canal Consultation underway

Parks Canada wants citizen comments about the future of the heritage canal in Ste Anne-de-Bellevue. An open house information session will take place Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the church hall located at 1 de l’Église St., in Ste-Anne village. An online consultation continues until March 1.

Winter film nights next two Saturdays at the Verdun greenhouses

The first winter film night in the Verdun greenhouses took place last Saturday night. Two others follow this Saturday, February 22, and next Saturday, February 29 starting at 5 p.m.

Organizers worried that the cold and snow might hamper attendance, but our fears were unfounded. Almost 50 film-goers came to enjoy the cozy atmosphere. Many brought covers to bundle up in to watch the films, but others just wore their tuques and warm sweaters or coats.

I remember coming here all the time with my parents as a kid,” said neighourhood resident Eric. “It would be nice to have more events like this to get people together.”

The concept began as an experiment between Ciné-Verdun and Grand Potager, in partnership with CAUS (the non-profit coop that this journalist helps run), Mission Inclusion, Ciné-Vert (organized by SUCO and Funambules Médias), Festival de Films Alimenterre and L’inis.

The next evening in that series takes place on Saturday, February 29 with the Jo Barker Documentary from Britain “In Our Hands” (English version with subtitles) at 6 p.m. and Les Fleurs Oubliées, André Forcier’s “green fantasy” starring Roy Dupuis at 7:30 p.m. For more information, refer to https://linktr.ee/cineverdun.

Conversation over Coffee for Black History Month

Then, last Sunday, Groupe dE Mossi, who are producer members of CAUS, added a third Saturday film night to discuss the history of slavery and historic links between Quebec and Africa.

That event is called Conversations over coffee and it takes place this Saturday, February 22, beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $10.

For both of the coming Saturdays, beverages and snacks are available for purchase from 5 p.m. Screenings start at dusk around 6 p.m.

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Tracey Arial

Tracey Arial helps Canadians grow with notable nonfiction and urban agriculture.

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