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Quebec's travelling journalist: May 2012 Archives

Oujé-Bougoumou twenty years later

ouje.jpgYears before the ground was broken to build the Cree community of Oujé-Bougoumou, youth and elders held workshops to decide what they wanted their new home to look like. Many families were moving from tar-paper shacks to homes with running water and electricity for the first time.

Twenty years after the construction of the community, we check in with former chief Abel Bosum to see how he feels things have changed.

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Victoriaville prepares for protests

Marc Ouellet and Lorraine Ricard board up windows at a home decor store facing the conference centre in Victoriaville. (photo: Marika Wheeler)The town of Victoriaville is going to be jam-packed this weekend.
The Provincial Liberals are holding their general council meetings there, and it's expected thousands of student protesters will follow them.

The CBC's Marika Wheeler is in Victoriaville, finding out how people are preparing.

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