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Listening and Reading: Pink Snow In A Quebec Town!

Today, you can say the inhabitants of Arvida, a neighborhood of Jonquière, Quebec, “voient la vie en rose”!

Voir la vie en rose (literally, to see life in pink) means to see life on the bright side. But I am afraid that in this case, the interpretation is literal:

Photo Guylaine Roy / Agence QMI via

Photo Guylaine Roy / Agence QMI via

Read and watch the full story on the Radio-Canada website:

De la neige rougeâtre près du Complexe Jonquière de Rio Tinto Alcan



rougeâtre: reddish

provient de : comes from

la / le porte-parole: the spokesperson

des poussières: dusts

disposition: disposal

de la boue: mud

se situe: is located

endommagés: damaged

une rafale: a gust (of wind)

enrayer  (le phénomène): check, prevent

tout de même: all the same

salissant: dirty, messy

sans danger: without danger

faire un prélèvement: to take a sample

une amende: a fine

un avis: a notice

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