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Quebec's travelling journalist

Jeans and bike companies in Beauce react to budget

Jacob Wazana.jpgThe Beauce is a region that is build on the ingenuity and willpower of entrepreneurs. The new provincial budget includes new measures for small and medium sized manufacturing companies. Marika Wheeler headed to the Beauce to find out what a jeans company and a bike company think of the changes. Listen here.

Teens hooked on fly tying

Fly-tying might not be part of all extra-curricular activities in a lot of schools, but it is at Three Rivers Academy. Former principal Bill Dousett runs the workshop. The students who take part say they get more out of it than learning to make something with their own hands. Visit our Facebook page for photos of what the classroom looks like when taken over by fishing tackle. Quebec's Travelling Journalist Marika Wheeler takes us to a workshop to see what's got students hooked. Listen here.

Generations reflect on the Empress of Ireland

mw Empress.jpgOur Marika Wheeler has been in Rimouski this week, meeting some of those who are direct descendants of those who perished when the Empress of Ireland sank 100 years ago. Pictured left, Joe and Michael Saward speak with Alf Hestenes. Hestens is Thomas Anderson's grandson, the captain of the Storsted, the collier that broadsided the Empress of Ireland in 1914. The Sawards are descendants of the Henry George Kendall, the captain of the Empress. Marika Wheeler spoke with them about what this anniversary means to them. Listen here.

For all our coverage of the Empress of Ireland centenary, click here. Visit our Facebook page for more photos of this week's events, and archival photos from 1914.