Marika Wheeler

CBC Quebec's travelling journalist

Based in Quebec City, Marika travels across the province telling the stories of people who live and work in la belle province for CBC Radio One and

Latest from Marika Wheeler

How Pope Francis's visit helped 2 generations of a Cree family heal

A Naskapi-Cree woman and her father, who each saw the Pope in two different parts of the country during his weeklong trip to Canada, say his visit played a significant role in helping them heal from the intergenerational trauma they experienced because of residential schools.

Innu residential school survivor shares her story of resilience and reconciliation

Survivors of residential schools were given priority to attend the mass inside the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica today. One of those attending is Élizabeth Ashini, an Innu woman who shared her views on resilience and reconciliation with Marika Wheeler.

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré pilgrimage comes with complex feelings for Indigenous Catholics

The site of a yearly pilgrimage for the feast day of St. Anne, the bascillica where Pope Francis will hold mass Thursday is especially significant to Indigenous Catholics in Quebec.

Arundel, Que., family and physician form a special bond after death of 11-year-old boy

The connection between Brayden Odell's family and the neurosurgeon who treated him for a brain bleed in January 2021 has led to the creation of a fund aimed at improving outcomes for others with the congenital brain malformation Brayden had.

Part Three: What died and what still lives

In Part Three of Everything is unfolding exactly as it should, we hear how replying to an email reconnected Reenie to a long lost love and forced her to move forward with the lessons learned during her late husband's last weeks in this world.

Part Two: The blueprint for the rest of my life

In Part Two of Everything is unfolding exactly as it should, we hear how Reenie Marx and her husband, Wendell Hyde, smooth the rough edges of their marriage as he faces death with honesty and courage. We learn how his final 12 weeks drew the blueprint for the rest of her life.

Part One: A 51-year love affair

Part One of Everything is unfolding exactly as it should: A story about love, loss and rekindled love as a senior. We hear how Reenie Marx learns her husband has terminal brain cancer and days later receives an unexpected email from someone who pivoted her life from one path to another.

Why some towns in Quebec's Laurentians are pressing the pause button on development

The appeal of nature and forests and a wide trail network is what draws many to Morin Heights, Que. But it's also what longtime residents and the municipality want to protect from new housing projects.

Charlevoix, Que., artist with ties to Russian composer sells art to benefit Ukraine

When Russia invaded Ukraine, shattering peace in Europe and upending the lives of millions, gallery owner Everist Prokofiev started a Red Cross fundraiser, donating 20 per cent of the value of his paintings to assist Ukrainians displaced by the war.

School breakfast program brings kids together in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Que.

Rolling hills, chalets and luxury cars are part of the scenery in Quebec's Laurentians, but there is also food insecurity. A breakfast program at one small school is closing that gap and giving students from all backgrounds a time to bond.