A Languedoc Living reader wrote to us to tell us about an heroic act that he witnessed on Wednesday morning. There was a house on fire in Aspiran, and very soon the flames and smoke took over. Smoke was billowing out of all the windows of the three story house.
French composer Julien Gauthier was killed by a bear while recording sounds on a canoeing trip in remote northwestern Canada last week. Gauthier, 44, was travelling with a friend in Canada’s Northwest Territories, where he was gathering recordings of nature for use in his music.