Franca G. Mignacca

Franca G. Mignacca is a journalist at CBC Quebec.

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Trying to protect hospitals, Quebec City health officials urge public to reduce contacts right now

Public health officials in Quebec City and the Chaudière-Appalaches region are warning of a potentially "catastrophic" hospital situation in the new year if residents are not cautious this holiday season.

Outgoing Quebec City mayor criticizes controversial 3rd link project in lengthy exit letter

In his final act as mayor, Régis Labeaume urged premier to reconsider the $7-billion tunnel that would connect Quebec City to its South Shore.

Sherbrooke's mayoral candidates promise to solve housing crisis

The three mayoral candidates in Sherbrooke, Que., are promising to prioritize affordable housing this municipal election, after the city experienced one of its worst housing crises over the summer.

Saving Sutton's water supply a key election issue for the Quebec town

Sutton's four mayoral candidates are putting forward their solutions to tackle the town's water supply issue, in what is the largest municipal race for mayor the town has seen in at least nine years.

Here are the 5 main candidates vying to replace Quebec City's long-time mayor

With Mayor Régis Labeaume retiring, the province's capital will be getting a new leader at city hall for the first time in 14 years.

Here are some candidates trying to change the face of Quebec City municipal politics

Candidates from visible minorities and the LGBTQ community are running in all five main municipal parties in Quebec City this year, with the hope that marginalized voters will feel more represented in city hall.

How a $7B tunnel complicates the race for federal candidates in Quebec

Quebec City is home to key battleground ridings, prompting several party leaders to walk a careful line on a proposed tunnel popular in the suburbs.

Bloc Québécois hopes to make gains in federal election — but analysts say it won't be easy

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet insists his recent travels in Quebec have nothing to do with Sunday's federal election call but says he and the party are ready.
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'I can push my wheelchair alone': How a simple mat is making a Quebec City beach accessible

Baie de Beauport, an urban beach in Quebec City, has installed a new wheelchair-accessible mat along the sand, as well as new picnic tables.

Quebec's dry spring causes headaches for farmers, fishermen and firefighters

Farmers in Quebec are dealing with extremely dry conditions this spring, which are also causing headaches for fishermen dealing with abnormally low water levels.

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