Rachel Watts

CBC journalist

Rachel Watts is a journalist with CBC News in Quebec City. Originally from Montreal, she enjoys covering stories in the province of Quebec. You can reach her at rachel.watts@cbc.ca

Latest from Rachel Watts

Fugitive cows in Quebec escape capture again and again

Cowboys from Saint-Tite were called in to catch a herd of about 20 cows who have been on the run since July, after escaping from their owner in Saint-Barnabé, Que.

How 2 university students are fitting in at Quebec City seniors' residence

Two Université Laval students are living in a Quebec City seniors’ residence as part of an intergenerational cohabitation program.

Annual book festival kicks off in Quebec City, showcasing Indigenous authors and storytelling

Authors from across Canada are joining this year’s edition of the Salon du Livre des Premières Nations to celebrate storytelling and writing by Indigenous authors.

Quebec man charged with terrorism for alleged coup plot against Moïse government in Haiti

RCMP allege a Lévis, Que., resident is alleged to have planned a terrorist act to overthrow the former Haitian government of Jovenel Moïse.

Quebec pediatric hospitals overrun, doctors label situation as 'historic crisis'

Doctors are sounding the alarm on overcrowding of children’s hospitals in Quebec as some patients have to be transferred to ICUs hundreds of kilometres away. Children are coming in with respiratory viruses, like the flu, COVID-19 and RSV.

Youth protection officials in Nunavik, Que., say they can no longer ensure children's well-being

The Hudson Bay Dispensary Workers’ Union says social workers have to put in hours of overtime and take in kids who have nowhere else to go because of a shortage of foster families and support.

Quebecers mark Remembrance Day in person for first time since pandemic

Ceremonies marking Remembrance Day took place across Quebec today, with many returning to their full grandeur for the first time since the pandemic.

Multisensory play brings the sounds, smells and stories of Nunavik to the South

A multisensory play featuring Nunavik voices and stories is in Montreal for an international performing arts conference.

Why Quebec fashion retailer Simons is tackling medical aid in dying on its shopping website

Jennyfer Hatch chose medical assistance in dying and Simons captured her perspective on life and death in a new video titled All is Beauty. The retailer says the goal was to get behind a project that was less about commerce and more about values.

Anishinaabe communities feel 'kept in the dark' about arsenic emissions from Horne Smelter

Anishinaabe community leaders say the Horne Smelter’s emissions threaten traditional way of life.