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Marika Wheeler: November 2011 Archives

Series launch on Fermont: Quebec's booming mining town

Thumbnail image for IMG_0625.jpgThe town of Fermont in Northern Quebec is going through a major transformation. Iron mining companies have made major investments in the area. Over the course of the past year, the town has already doubled in size.

CBC Quebec's Travelling Journalist Marika Wheeler joins Jacquie in studio to map out our series on the town that has become the poster child for the Plan Nord.

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Women on the farm

Left to right: Heidi and Linda Schafer.JPGThough both men and women have always worked on Quebec's farms, it can still be seen as a male-dominated field.

The CBC's Marika Wheeler brings us the stories of women who have taken over their family farms in Quebec's Richelieu Valley.

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