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Quebec's travelling journalist: December 2011 Archives

Life and death in Fermont

The northern Quebec community of Fermont doesn't have a cemetery and it doesn't have have a birthing centre. People in town joke that you can't be born there, and you can't die there. CBC's Marika Wheeler came by the studio to tell us more about the begining and end of life in Fermont.

Part 1: Giving birth

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Part 2: Getting buried

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Women and Housing in Fermont

In the past three years the women's shelter in Fermont has tripled its occupancy rate. People who work at the shelter say the housing shortage brought on by the mining boom is making life difficult for some women.

The CBC's Marika Wheeler brings us the story.

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A mine visit in Fermont

Mont Wright Mine, Fermont. Credit: Marika WheelerThe two mines in Fermont have both made billion dollar investments in the past few months.  The CBC's Marika Wheeler speaks with Breakaway host, Jacquie Czernin, about her visits to  the Lac Bloom and Mont Wright mines.

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