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Marika Wheeler: March 2013 Archives

Lithium mining in Quebec

The construction of North America's only lithium mine is well underway 60 km outside of Val-d'Or. Before it begins production on April 1st of this year, Quebec's Travelling Journalist Marika Wheeler went to visit to help us understand more about this soft, silver-white metal that will be mined and transformed in the province of Quebec. She sat down with Quebec Lithium's Vice President of Exploration, Mitchell Lavery. We also meet Jean-Francois Magnan, who works for Nemaksa Lithium in the James Bay area.
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Better services in English at Rouyn Hospital

Anglophones in Rouyn-Noranda say health care information is too important to lose in translation, so they want access to services in English. The Health and Social Services centre has made an effort to do better by creating a "Volet Langue Anglaise," and now other regions are looking to them for tips. Quebec's Travelling Journalist Marika Wheeler joined Jacquie in studio with that story.
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French students in kindergarten at Golden Valley School

Nancy Cloutier.jpgA tenth of all students at Golden Valley School in Val d'Or are in kindergarten, and 75 per cent of students can't speak english when they start classes. Marika Wheeler tells us what the challenge is for teacher, Nancy Cloutier and has a chat with student Samuel Gauthier and Shane Morrison. 



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