News

The CJLO news team brings you the hottest stories in the city! Catch the latest news segments and articles here or view the complete list.


August 28th, 2015

Hosted by: Julian McKenzie

Stories by: Patricia Petit-Liang, Catlin Spencer, Emeline Vidal

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


News for August 28th, 2015

An outbreak of Legionnaires disease has killed two people and is the focus of a new investigation headed by Quebec’s Health Department.

According to the Montreal Gazette, more than 16 people have contracted the disease by inhaling small droplets of contaminated water.


CJLO's On Rotation Artist Residency Program: Coming Soon!

This coming year, CJLO will host four 3-month band in-residency programs thanks to the generosity of the Community Radio Fund of Canada's Radiometres grant! 

The genres will be "on-rotation" over one year, so whether it be Hip Hop, World, Alt Rock, RPM, Metal (or anything/ everything in between, just choose an umbrella genre!), artists will get their chance to submit an application and CJLO's Oven Studio will keep things fresh and tasty!

3-month “On Rotation” Residency Perks:


CJLO's 2015 Funding Drive: Get Ready!

CJLO is about to put the FUN in Funding Drive- what better way than to embody the CJLO experience in two weeks of shows and special programming (Sept 22 to Oct 4)? All proceeds will go towards our mandate of quality and diverse broadcasting, community + student workshops, and artist residencies. We hope you’ll join us for some of our Funding Drive Events- whether you like hip hop, trivia, metal, comedy, indie rock or electronic music- we’ve got something for everyone! The fun kicks off at our Opening Party Sept 23 where we’ll screen Jem Cohen’s documentary “Instrument” about Fugazi and Dischord Records.


News for August 26th 2015

LOCAL
by Saturn de Los Angeles

 
 

Montrealers can finally see the next generation of metro cars during their commute. 


Wednesday August 26th 2015

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Hosted by Catlin Spencer

Stories by Saturn de Los Angeles, Patricia Petit Liang & Catlin Spencer

Produced by Catlin Spencer


News for August 24th 2015

LOCAL
by Saturn de Los Angeles
 
 

A movement to help bring cancer awareness is about to become stronger. 


Monday August 24th 2015

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Hosted by Danny Aubry

Stories by Saturn de Los Angeles, Catlin Spencer & Patricia Petit Liang

Produced by Catlin Spencer


News for August 21th. 2015

A powerful painkiller called fentanyl is being mixed with street drugs like heroin.

According to CTV News, officials warn that the number of deadly overdoses is soaring in Canada, with seven people dead in Montreal from fentanyl-related causes.

Fentanyl is up to 100 times stonger than morphine and 40 times stronger than heroin.

An antidote for fentanyl exists, called Naloxone, and can reverse the drug’s effects and is currently available in easy-to-use kits.

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August 21th 2015

Hosted by: Julian Mckenzie

Stories by: Patricia Petit-Liang, Emeline Vidal, Catlin Spencer

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


'Dark Places': Great cast, shallow style

Dark Places, adapted for the screen and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, is Hollywood's latest take on the novels of writer Gillian Flynn.


'Cop Car': One of the best dark comedies of the year

Cop Car, directed by Jon Watts, had to be one of the best films screened at Fantasia this summer. Being a fan of dark comedies (a genre Fantasia serves up in abundance) and Joel and Ethan Coen, Cop Car resonated well with me. Let me take a moment to gush over what a fan I am of star Kevin Bacon, who is quite a reserved and humble individual. This is one of Mr. Bacon's darker roles, but he eases in and out of the bad-sheriff good-sheriff routine in a matter of seconds.


'Ava's Possessions': What happened last night?

There have been many films in the horror genre over the years that deal with demonic possession and how the characters came be to possessed (The Exorcist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose), but never the aftermath of the ordeal, or how the victim's life and the lives of those around them are affected. With Ava's Possessions, screenwriter and director Jordan Galland tries to show how a character must answer for her actions in the aftermath of her possession. This dark comedy works the same techniques as most exorcism movies, but subverts the genre by adding humour and answering the unexplainable.


'She Who Must Burn': The controversies of film realism

Disclaimer: The beliefs expressed in the film She Who Must Burn do not reflect the writer's own views, nor those of CJLO 1690AM, CJLO's editorial board, our partners and affiliates.

 


News for August 19th, 2015

LOCAL
by Saturn de Los Angeles

Quebec's slow implementation of a bill intended to work in favor of transgender people is leaving the community in limbo. 
 
In a report by CBC News, Bill 35 is supposed to allow transgender-identified people to legally change their gender marker on official documents without going through reassignment surgery. 

However, due to a delay with the legislation review at the National Assembly, Transgender advocate Caroline Trottier-Gascon says that the longer the wait, the more difficult the obstacles transgender Quebeckers will have to face, most notably with discrimination and transphobia. 


August 19th, 2015

Hosted by: Catlin Spencer

Stories by: Saturn de los Angeles, Tom Matukala, Patricia Petit-Laing

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


News for August 17th 2015

LOCAL
by Saturn de Los Angeles

A campaign to strengthen the provinces anti-smoking regulations is underway. 

According to CBC News, a group representing 174 municipalities across Quebec -including Montreal- passed a resolution on Sunday, urging the province to push the regulations on public smoking even further.


Monday, August 17th 2015

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Hosted by Danny Aubry

Stories by Saturn de Los Angeles, Patricia Petit Liang & Catlin Spencer

Produced by Catlin Spencer


News for August 14th, 2015

Satistics Canada reports on Thursday that the jobless rate in Montreal is much higher than the Canadian average, reaching 8,9%.

According to the Gazette, the creation of more than 20,000 jobs was not enough to counter multiple recent layoffs, especially when it comes to high-paying offers.

Analysts say that Quebec's focus on the primary sector may be a factor, as well as the slow rate of job creation compared to the increase in Montreal's population.

Quebec's Council of employers remains optimistic, noting that the current slump in oil prices should attract investors to the province.


August 14th, 2015

Hosted by: Julian Mckenzie

Stories by: Emeline Vidal, Catlin Spencer, Patricia Petit-Laing

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


News for August 12th, 2015

LOCAL
by Tom Matukala

Concordia and Mcgill are set to be the first university campuses to house the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy group, which lobbies for reforms at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

In a report by the Montreal gazette, the group advocates for dealing with drug usage as a health issue rather than criminally.

The group is also supporting the legalization of marijuana, fighting against minimum sentences for drug related offences, and advocating for safe needle exchanges.

The group says they want to promote safety over everything.

NATIONAL
by Patricia Petit Liang


August 12th, 2015

Hosted by: Catlin Spencer

Stories by: Tom Matukala, Saturn de Los Angeles, Patricia Petit-Liang

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


News for August 10th 2015

LOCAL
by Saturn de Los Angeles

 

 

Residents in the South Shore town of St-Remi may have to wait until December before they can use their tap water again. 

In a report by CBC News, a boil-water advisory has been place for six months after fecal bacteria was discovered inside a newly dug well.


Monday August 10th 2015

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Hosted by Danny Aubry

Stories by Saturn de Los Angeles, Patricia Petit Liang & Catlin Spencer

Produced by Catlin Spencer


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