Alison Brunette

Alison Brunette is a reporter for CBC Quebec in Sherbrooke, in Quebec's Eastern Townships.

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72-year-old Quebec swimmer battling cancer takes gold at Canadian championships

Despite fighting cancer and undergoing chemotherapy, 72-year-old Lina Courtois from the Eastern Townships was determined to compete in two Canadian championships last week. She took home three gold medals.

Young singers from Uashat mak Mani-Utenam reconnect with their language and culture

For many Indigenous communities in our province, the desire to reclaim their native tongue is stronger than ever. Especially for younger people. Breakaway speaks with a group of singers who are learning to speak the Innu language through song.

As some U.S. lawmakers doubt Hydro-Québec's capacity, the utility insists it has the juice

Breakaway host Alison Brunette talks power with Hydro-Québec's Lynn Saint-Laurent.

New workplace initiative in Quebec City opens doors to adults with autism

Made possible by an investment from the Fondation Autiste et Majeur, Intégration TSA's new Libellule Project will offer training and support to allow adults living with autism to land a job and meet new people. Charles Lafortune, vice-president of the foundation, explains how this will improve people's quality of life.

Will Quebec's new plan to overhaul its health-care system work?

David Levine, a former junior Quebec health minister, breaks down some of the main changes put forward in Bill 15, primarily a new Santé Québec agency, and how effective he expects them to be in fixing the province's beleaguered public health network.

Polar bear spotted roaming around a backyard on Quebec's Lower North Shore

A polar bear is currently making the rounds on the Lower North Shore. Breakaway host Alison Brunette speaks with Janice Letemplier, a freelance journalist and resident of Blanc-Sablon who spotted the bear.

Headliners for Festival d'été de Québec include Green Day, Lana Del Rey, Zach Bryan

Within two hours of Quebec City's summer festival lineup being released, passes were already sold out. The FEQ's artistic director, Louis Bellavance, shared some of his favourite picks for 2023 with Breakaway host Alison Brunette, and explained why Foo Fighters wanted to return to Quebec City for a third time.

New study finds online gambling went up significantly during pandemic

The popularity of online gambling jumped during the pandemic, according to a new study out of Concordia University.

Dozens of Innu and Naskapi elders gather this week to 'save our culture'

The elders from 13 communities have gathered in Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam to discuss the future of their nations, and provide guidance when it comes to passing on traditional knowledge to younger generations.

'He was a role model': Remembering Gino Odjick

The enforcer who played with the Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens has died at the age of 52. People from across the country are remembering his dedication to the game, and also the kindness he continued to show his fans after leaving the NHL in 2002.