Raechel Huizinga

Social Media Producer

Raechel Huizinga is a social media producer based in Moncton, N.B. You can reach her at raechel.huizinga@cbc.ca.

Latest from Raechel Huizinga

An AI drew New Brunswick's political leaders as Muppets. This is the result

Lyle Skinner, an Ottawa constitutional lawyer who grew up just outside Fredericton, asked an AI called Midjourney to draw Premier Blaine Higgs, Green Party Leader David Coon and Liberal Leader Susan Holt as Muppets.

Pets can be like family. Here's a way women fleeing abuse don't have to leave them behind

A New Brunswick program called Safe For Pets Too works with shelters and police agencies to take in animals belonging to women who are escaping an abusive situation. Over the years, it has found shelter for dogs, cats, horses, reptiles and even a goat, and has a 95 per cent success rate in reconnecting owners with their pets.

LGBTQ organizations help New Brunswickers access free chest binders

When Kailer Boyne helps people try on chest binders, he can see the gender dysphoria fade from their faces, if only for a few minutes.

We asked an AI questions about New Brunswick. Some of the answers may surprise you

ChatGPT is a sophisticated artificial intelligence that answers questions or completes tasks. We decided to ask ChatGPT a series of questions about New Brunswick to test its accuracy.

What got this Fredericton TikTok star over 20 million views? French onion soup

You might think having 2.3 million followers on TikTok is like having a full-time job, but the 70-year-old Frederictonian says his videos reflect his day-to-day life, and filming it only takes a little extra effort. 

$6,900 CERB debt worries recent N.B. graduate

Hannah Wedge works full-time, but after bills, food, rent, credit card debt, and taking care of her pets, she said there’s not much left to make CERB repayments.

Ryan, meet Ryan: Reynolds makes a wish come true for Campbellton teen

At a brain tumour walk in early 2019, Ryan Burris and his family discovered that he qualified as an applicant for the Make-A-Wish foundation, which has a branch in every Canadian province.

Do you know these 6 N.B. soldiers? Why a history group wants photos for an Italian cemetery

Last year in Sicily, some cemetery gardeners went to work and found themselves on the verge of tears. For the first time, they saw photographs to match the graves they had tended for years.

How do people on the spectrum go to the dentist?

Dr. Peggy Bown’s Saint John dental clinic uses sensory-friendly dentistry, which takes into consideration how dental work can be difficult for children and adults who are on the spectrum and struggle with sensory issues. 

Iranians in N.B. speak out after death of young woman in custody in Iran

Iranians in New Brunswick speak out about Mahsa Amini, 22-year-old Iranian woman who is widely believed to have been killed by Iran's morality police for not completely covering her hair.