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Villemaire-Poulin Family on impact of Lac-Mégantic disaster

Thumbnail image for lac-megantic-anniversary.jpgAs the one-year anniversary of the derailment and explosion in Lac-Mégantic approaches, we'll revisit some of the people we've met to find out how they are grieving and rebuilding their lives and their community.  Our Marika Wheeler joins us with an update on a Villemaire-Poulin family. The two youngest children stuggled with nightmares and post-traumatic stress disorder after the derailment in that town. Listen here

Envisioning a new downtown Lac-Mégantic

The first anniversary of the train derailment in Lac-Mégantic is just weeks away. After months of cleanup, the rebuilding of the town is set to begin. But what will the downtown look like? Tuesday evening, ctizens had a chance to look at a preliminary plan yesterday, a plan based on a series of consultations. Radio-Canada reporter Claudine Richard was at the meeting where the plans were unveiled last night. Listen here.

Running to Lac-Mégantic with a gift

When students from Mont-Saint-Sacrament high school just outside of Quebec City found out the owner of an ice cream shop in Lac-Mégantic was dreaming of building a playground for his little patrons, they decided to help him out. 86 students left their school in St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier at 6 am on a Saturday morning, and ran 273 km to hand-deliver it to him... our Marika Wheeler brings us that story. Listen here.