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The North Shore and the fight against light pollution

Posted by on 23 July, 2012 in Brillant news

Today we will present an initiative least known which must be emphasized.

Maude M. SévignyOn June 28th, in Sherbrooke, the IDA Quebec’s President, Mihai Pecingina, met Maude M. Sévigny. Few emails later we can present the story of a project against light pollution on the North Shore – as described by Maude herself:

“I have had the opportunity to work on this project as part of a contest (Enviro-Action) and then as a job at CRECN (North-Shore Regional Environmental Council, in Sept-Îles). Myself native of this place, I noticed that although the city is small and far from major centers, we were still facing a problem of light pollution, largely created by the lights of factories and industries. The project was one of awareness and a constructive, proposing solutions one.

The way to present the problem was by contacting the media, publishing articles and videos on the website of CRECN and in its monthly bulletin. Then we had to meet the main “producers” of light pollution

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“The City Dark” on PBS starting July 5

Posted by on 5 July, 2012 in Brillant news

PBS will present this summer a movie whose producer (Ian Cheney) was awarded by the International Dark-Sky Association with the “Dark Sky Defender Communication Award”. THE movie that we’re all waiting from long time!

THE CITY DARK is a feature documentary about light pollution and the disappearing night sky.

The subtitle is also inspiring: “a search for night on a planet that never sleeps”.

After moving to light-polluted New York City from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks: “Do we need the dark?” Exploring the threat of killer asteroids in

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Congratulations Hudson and Pierre Tournay!

Posted by on 3 July, 2012 in Brillant news

In the turmoil of the everyday life we left a little bit aside, we can even say that we neglected the hardwork of our Pierre Tournay.

We now resume with a letter dated June 7:



Hudson has just adopted its by-law against light pollution! :)

The ordinance is at its simplest (3 pages + 1 page annex). It doesn’t speak of the amount of lighting because Hudson has no night inspectors or photometer etc.

But it is a regulation that will have an effect anyway as it aims to eliminate glare and in the same time … there is no direct light to the sky.

The idea is to keep his light on his own property and that the brightness is not visible outside the limits to be illuminated.

The regulation will be published on the website of

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