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Marika Wheeler

One year since Lac-Mégantic train disaster

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for BRKWY LOGO FINAL.jpgIt's been one year since an oil tanker train derailed and exploded in the town of Lac-Mégantic, killing 47 people. Many in town are looking back on the year that was. Among them are the local firefighters who worked around the clock in the days following the derailment. Marika Wheeler spoke with some of them as they prepared for an emotional weekend, remembering those who died and the difficult work they had to do. Listen here

Travelling from Ireland to remember family connections to the Empress

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Martin Gill left Ireland in 1907 to start a new life in Canada. He often made cross-Atlantic trips back to his home country, and that's what he hoped to do when he boarded the Empress of Ireland on May 28, 1914. But that ship sunk. Gill's story did not end in the cold St. Lawrence. Our Marika Wheeler met with Gill's granddaugher, Mary McDermott, who travelled from Ireland to mark the centenary of the Empress of Ireland in Rimouski. Find out why she rightly bears the title of "keeper of the family history." Listen here

Coasters Association marks 25 years

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for NEWWEB-breakaway-logo.jpgThe Coasters Association, one of the first organizations to represent an anglophone community in Quebec, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.  The CBC's Marika Wheeler was at the group's annual general meeting this weekend where the milestone was marked with members from all along the Lower North Shore. 

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