Davy Boisvert
Artists
No need to investigate any further: Davy Boisvert excels at any artistic medium he tries his hand at, from dance to rap to singing. File Artist In Quebec he’s everywhere: on your TV screen, on stage, behind the scenes, and in …
Pascal Dufour
Artists
Best known as a 17-year veteran of the Quebec supergroup Les Respectables, Pascal Dufour is also a citizen-activist; since 2011, he’s been the spokesperson for the youth group Jeunes pousses (Young shoots). File Artist Like the organization he represents, he …
Squirrels and the Transfer Bus
Prison
On a transfer bus from Cowansville to Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, in the lower Laurentians just north of Laval. It does not matter if it is day or night. I cannot tell. By Colin McGregor | File Prison In the rear, in a …
A Homeless Man’s Journey
Homelessness
The homeless are not born, they are made. Every homeless person has their own sad story, their reasons why they ended up on the street. Some, like Bernard Martin, have to dig back into childhood to understand how you end …
Nomad Music
Natives
Culture is often a source of identity. Urban or ancestral, sometimes every culture seems to be at war with the world around it. But youth conquers all, bridges gaps, reconciles opposites. Marie Semeur | File Native Wapikoni Mobile is best …
Audrey McMahon and Yoga Therapy
Health
Ever since she was 17, CHUS Sherbrooke psychiatric resident Audrey McMahon has been practising yoga regularly. Geneviève Kiliko | File Health Her first class was a revelation, to the point that a few years later, she began searching for yoga-related …
Yarn Bombing
Graffiti
On this cold and sunny day we sit at a café terrace. Winter is slowly creeping in on little cat feet. She is there, working on her woolen pullover sweater. From a plastic bag she pulls out a skein of …
Our Mass Plant Extinction
Environment
A chilling fact: over the past century, the Earth has lost 3/4 of its agricultural genetic diversity. Delphine Caubet | File Environment From wildflowers to varieties of trees and grasses, the development of once pristine land engenders the loss of …
The Scapegoat Syndrome
Society
René Girard, a writer and philosopher from France, feels that human societies are necessarily full of negative emotions. People copy others – that’s human nature – and one person’s violence and rage can multiply, can get horribly out of control. …