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High School teachers wear black in mourning during back-to-school, Eye strain on the rise in young Quebecers

Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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Westmount High School teachers wear black in mourning during back-to-school

Teachers at Westmount High wore black to the first day of highschool on Monday. 

They say they’re mourning. 


Recapping the 2020 Montreal International Documentary Film Festival (Virtual Edition)

One of the last film festivals that I cover every year, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) happens to be the one that I look forward to the most. There are some cinephiles that don’t connect with documentaries, however, for me they are a source of entertainment and enlightenment on topics that shape our social space today. Running from Nov. 12 to Dec. 2, this year’s 23rd edition of the festival offered different thematic weeks all throughout and highlighted some great films to put on my best of year list.


Moderna vaccine comes to Canada, Daycares told to throw out masks, Construction company accused of doing poor job in First Nations

Hadassah Alencar

 

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Moderna vaccine comes to Canada

Health Canada has approved a second COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna. 

A shipment of the new vaccines are scheduled to arrive in just in time for Christmas.


Teens show great resolve through pandemic, Premier Ford warns of flood of Quebecers into Ontario, BioNTech confident their vaccine will work against new coronavirus variant.

Reporter: Shanellie Marie 

Stories: Luca Caruso Moro

 

 


 

Teens show great resolve through pandemic

Young people generally feel very protective of those around them when it comes to COVID-19, according to a new survey polling over 3000 teens in Quebec.


(Interview) Director Darius Marder on His New Film Sound of Metal

Remi talks to director Darius Marder about his new film Sound of Metal. Riz Ahmed stars in the film as Ruben, a drummer in a metal band who loses his hearing and learns how to live with his new condition. Remi also chats about what it's like to collaborate with director Derek Cianfrance, the integral role of sound design in the film, and working with Riz Ahmed. One of the year's best films, Sound of Metal is currently out on VOD services here in Canada, and on Amazon Prime in the United States.


Tent city in flames, Quebec cases surge, Quebec moves towards free menstrual products

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso Moro 

 


Tent city in flames

A downtown tent city where several homeless people live caught fire on Saturday. 

CTV News reports one tent was completely destroyed, others were damaged.


Looking Closer at Montreal's Homeless with I Might Be Dead by Tomorrow

I Might Be Dead by Tomorrow (Tant que j’ai du respir dans le corps) from Canadian director Steve Patry is an urgent documentary set in Montreal about homelessness and the frontline workers that look out for this marginalized group. Through this unfiltered lens Patry follows the lives of several people who live or used to live on the street, while giving them a voice through this documentary.


Concordia proposes new strategies to ease pandemic-related stress, study shows that Canadian`s mental health is deteriorating, United-Kingdom first to authorize Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

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Cedric Gallant

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Concordia proposes new strategies to ease pandemic-related stress. 

Concordia is proposing new measures to ease exam pressure due to pandemic-related stress.


Elliott Page announces he is transgender, Mafia perks in Casinos prompts audit, B.C. Hospitals under fire for Anti-Indigenous discrimination

 

Hadassah Alencar

 

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Elliott Page announces he is transgender

Famous Canadian actor Elliott Page has announced he is transgender.


Protesters call on province to divest from English language schools, Police evacuate mall following gas related incident.

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Cedric Gallant

Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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Protesters call on province to divest from English language schools


New research shows trends in the drug overdose crisis, Montreal increasing aid for the homeless, Longueil’s Mayor operation to kill 15 deer cancelled

Hadassah Alencar

 

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New research shows trends in the drug overdose crisis

Researchers from Universite de Montreal have found that the drug overdose crisis is more complicated than it seems.


New research shows trends in the drug overdose crisis, Montreal increasing aid for the homeless, Longueil’s Mayor operation to kill 15 deer cancelled

Hadassah Alencar

 

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New research shows trends in the drug overdose crisis

Researchers from Universite de Montreal have found that the drug overdose crisis is more complicated than it seems.


Quebec First Nations worry about moose populations, others receive housing funding, Third company reports successful vaccine

Cedric Gallant

Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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Quebec First Nations say vital moose populations are scarce

Quebec First Nations say the moose population around their communities is dwindling.


(Interview) RIDM Artistic Director Bruno Dequen Discusses This Year's Montreal International Documentary Festival

Image credit: RIDM

Remi recently had the time to chat with Bruno Dequen, the artistic director of this year's RIDM Montreal International Documentary Festival. With theatres still closed the festival will be taking place online this year. The festival runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 2 with various themes each week. More information can be found at RIDM's website.


CSU by-election results

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caurso Moro

 


CSU by-election results

Concordia students voted on several key issues last week at the CSU by-election.

Students voted overwhelmingly in support of a fall reading week, which would either be a break at the beginning or end of the semester. 


Quebec deciding on holiday gatherings, Quebec seeks better relationship with Indigenous communities, McGill sports team changes name to Redbirds

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Hadassah Alencar

 

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Quebec preparing for holiday celebrations

With the holiday season fast approaching Quebec announced it will plan for family gatherings.


Police respond to threat in Ubisoft building, Explosion causes REM delays, McGill students form a fight club

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso Moro

 


Police respond to threat in Ubisoft building

A large portion of Montreal’s Mile-End neighborhood was blocked off by police on Friday, 


Schools may be forced to leave windows open over winter, new poll shows worries over French language, COVID-19 vaccine

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Reporter Hadassah Alencar

Stories by Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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Schools may be forced to leave windows open over winter

Montreal schools with poor ventilation may be forced to leave windows open in the winter. 


Schools may be forced to leave windows open over winter, new poll shows worries over French language, COVID-19 vaccine

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Reporter Hadassah Alencar

Stories by Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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Schools may be forced to leave windows open over winter

Montreal schools with poor ventilation may be forced to leave windows open in the winter. 


Remi's Recap: the 49th Edition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

The 49th edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma took place this year from Oct. 7-31. It was sad to see theatres close down again on Oct. 1 because these festivals work great on a big screen with an audience.


CSU councillors get legal, All eyes on MI'KMA'KI

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso Moro

 


CSU Councillors get legal 

CSU councillors got legal on Sunday night.

Hersh Filler, Sarah Mezhero, Matthew Benzrihem, and Isaih Joyner discussed complaints against each other with the Concordia Judicial board.


Protesters call for reduced police spending, Quebec surpasses 100,000 cases of Covid-19, Quebec town changes name

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories by: Luca Caruso Moro

 


Protesters call for reduced police spending 

Protestors gathered again over the weekend in Montreal calling on the city to defund the police.

Hundreds of protestors gathered in Sir Wilfred Laurier park on Saturday.


CSU councillor to petition for media defunding, Quebec cases reach new daily record, Open letter calls for new McGill light rail stop to be named after Oscar Peterson

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Evan Lindsay & Luca Caruso Moro 

 


CSU councillor to petition for media defunding

Student union councilor Hersh Filler is expect to pettion to cut funding to Cjlo and The Link.


At The Movies Talks With Director Noah Kentis

At The Movies recently got a chance to talk to one of the directors of the film Summerland, Noah Kentis. Summerland is a coming of age teen comedy road trip with some introspective moments. We talk to Noah about the road trip movie to a music festival amidst a pandemic and how Summerland finds its own voice in the genre.

Remi and Danny host At the Movies which features everything new and noteworthy in the world of cinema. The show goes live every Tuesday at 8:00AM.


Throwback Tuesday: Animation Filmmaker Chris Dainty Discusses His New Film "Shannon Amen" with At The Movies Host Remi Caron

For At The Movies Reviews on location Remi was able to chat with Chris Dainty about his short animated feature Shannon Amen being showcased at this year's Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma. Using Animation (2D, Stop motion, and Icemation) along with archival footage, Dainty brings his friend Shannon Jamison’s story along with her art to life. Remi chatted about the animation techniques used to tell the story, as well as Dainty's process of emotions while making the film.


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