Andrea Bellemare


Andrea Bellemare is a reporter and producer with CBC Radio. She helped launch the new CBC Kitchener-Waterloo radio station in 2013 and worked as a producer there for half a decade, reported for CBC Montreal, produced radio documentaries for CBC Radio and covered disinformation for CBC News. She has also reported for the wire service Agence France-Presse.

Latest from Andrea Bellemare

No land? No loan. Why it can be hard to borrow money from a bank if you live on reserve

It can be much harder for First Nations people living on reserve to get a bank loan. Because they don't legally own the land they live on, they can't use it as collateral.

Buying a mobile home was the best financial decision his family made — just don't call it a trailer

Buying a mobile home and moving into a community in Calgary has made Stephan Gardner’s life measurably better, especially from a financial perspective. But don't call it a trailer park, says one advocate.

Woman behind Bernie Sanders's viral mittens shares how they ended up on his hands

Jen Ellis of Vermont didn't know when she gave a pair of homemade brown and white mittens to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders five years ago, they would eventually become one of the defining images of President Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday. 

Father drives 1,600 km to find formula for his daughter, ends up with two cans

Mac Jaehnert says he drove about 1,600 kilometres around Washington state to try to find infant formula for his baby daughter MacKenzie and, at the end of it, he was only able to find two cans of the formula she needs.

This longtime NRA member gave up his AR-15 rifle after Uvalde shooting

Richard Small has been a member of the National Rifle Association for over 25 years. In the aftermath of the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, he decided to turn in his AR-15 rifle to police.

Toronto resto Alo is on the world's best list and the chef says it's just the boost he needs right now

Toronto restaurant Alo has once again made the list of the world's top restaurants much to the surprise of owner and chef Patrick Kriss. He says running the restaurant out of a downtown parking lot for several months may have helped.

ICU doctor recounts hours-long trek across B.C. to help patient hurt by landslide

A man who was critically injured in a B.C. landslide was unable to be moved from a hospital in the small town of Hope, so a team of health-care professionals braved treacherous weather conditions to bring medical care to him.

Scans reveal hidden sketch under Rembrandt's masterpiece, The Night Watch

A hidden preparatory sketch has been revealed under Rembrandt's famous masterpiece, The Night Watch — the enormous painting that hangs in a museum in Amsterdam.

Dmitry Muratov's Nobel Peace Prize win offers hope 'Russian journalism will survive,' says reporter

If it wasn't for editor in chief —and now Nobel Peace Prize winner — Dmitry Muratov, the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta would've folded a long time ago, said one of paper's investigative reporters.

Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig will need time to recover, says man previously detained in China

Kevin Garratt says he's "thrilled" for both Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor on their release from custody in China and their return to Canada. Garratt knows what the pair went through — he was also detained by China for two years on spying charges.