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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.


Jewish Hospital backtracks, Quebec requests military help, STM hand sanitizers

Anchor: Hadassah Alencar 

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Jewish Hospital backtracks on banning spouses during labour

The Jewish General hospital will again allow partners to attend births with their loved one. 


COVID-19 High financial cost, Canadian Rangers to help remote communities, Fines for the homeless called discriminatory

Hadassah Alencar

 

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COVID-19 High financial cost for Montreal

Montreal is facing an unprecedented economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The chairman of Montreal’s executive committee Benoit Dorais (ben-noire Door-ay) said they didn’t know how much the crisis has cost the city so far, or how much it will cost.


MTL Business, Property price drop, Legault asks for help from public

Voice Luca Caruso-Moro

Stories Hadassah Alencar

 

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Montreal “Relaunch Program”

“What we need absolutely to do, is to save the largest number of businesses possible”


Canada was slow to action to COVID-19, Phone companies launch corona-tracking project, Canada joins UN calls for ceasefire

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso-Moro

 

 

 


 

Canada was slow to action on COVID-19

Briefing notes sourced by CBC News show that the government was slow to act on COVID-19 as the first cases began to spread in Canada. 


COVID-19 Update, 4M applications for financial aid, Nurses overwhelmed at Laval long-term care home

Anchor Hadassah Alencar

 

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COVID-19 Update

As of Wednesday morning, confirmed COVID- 19 cases in Montreal have reached almost 4 thousand five hundred. An increase of 430 cases from the previous day.

British Columbia is showing early signs of  “flattening the curve.” Provincial officials are hopeful the trend will continue.


COVID-19 Update, Wu-Tang Clan Chips in for Food Bank

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso-Moro 

 


 

COVID Update

“If they want cash, we’ll pay cash.”

 


COVID-19 Updates, April Rent, Extended COVID-19 response

Anchor: Hadassah Alencar 

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COVID-19 Updates

Mayor Valérie Plante is warning Montrealers that parks will close if social distancing rules are not respected. 


COVID-19 Update, -N.D.G. Mayor Sue Montgomery Charged with Ethics Violation, Northwest Territories and Indigenous Services Canada Deal

Anchor Luca Caruso-Moro

Stories Hadassah Alencar

 

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COVID-19 Update

Ottawa will spend $2 billion dollars on protective personal equipment to cope with the health crisis.

The critical medical supplies will be made in Canada. 


COVID-19 Quebec Updates, Canadian Military Steps In, COVID-19 Weekly International Updates

Sasha Teman

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COVID-19 Quebec Updates


CJLO DJ SPOTLIGHT

 

I'm a second year journalism and poli sci student. I also happen to be the news editor at The Concordian and my friend Alex and I host the Concordian Radio Show on Fridays at 11 where we go over this week's issue and discuss topics with our writers!

Be sure to check out the latest from The Concordian!

 


Detainees launch hunger strike, Kahnawake no longer selling tobacco, China closes boarders

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Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso-Moro

 


Detainees launch hunger strike

Ten people detained in the Laval Immigration Detention Centre have launched a hunger strike.


Metal My Movie - Gimme Shelter

Photo Credit: IMDb

What can be said about The Rolling Stones that can make this Rock and Roll band seem Metal, besides their longevity as a band that still tours or those Keith Richards memes. It could be the band’s persona as the “Bad Boys” of Rock and Roll or the infamous Altamont Free Concert, which would later become known as a disaster. The band’s persona and the concert are the focus of Albert and David Maysles documentary, Gimme Shelter (1970). From these two themes we can analyze this documentary from a Metal perspective. 


COVID-19 update, small business owners, homeless housed in hotels

Hadassah Alencar

 

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COVID-19 update

Ottawa has announced a 2000 dollar per month payment for Canadians who have been let go of their jobs due to the coronavirus.

Those who have suffered a drastic decrease in their salary but are still employed, can also apply.


Thousands screen for COVID-19, China lifts lockdown, Canadiens lay offs

Anchor: Luca Caruso-Moro

Writer: Hadassah Alencar

 

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Thousands screen for COVID-19

On its opening day, the first coronavirus screening center in Montreal tested over 2,000 people.


COVID-19 Cases Spike in Quebec, Virus Layoffs Grow, Olympics Postponed

Sasha Teman

Maya Lach-Adelbaum

 

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COVID-19 Cases Spike in Quebec

Quebec has now reported a jump in its number of probable COVID-19 cases, now placing it at 628 cases. 


CJLO DJ SPOTLIGHT

DJ Spacepirate hosts Burnt Offerings, the absolute worst show ever to curse AM radio. There he mostly plays brand-spanking-new Canadian metal, as well as other types of new Canadian metal. Sometimes he doesn't play Canadian metal from the past 3 months, such as Canadian metal from more than 3 months ago, or metal not from Canada but still from the past 3 months. He gets reduced rations when this happens.


Students pushed out of residence, EI applications boom, Feds announce virus response for First Nations

Stories: Luca Caruso-Moro

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

 

 


 

STUDENTS PUSHED OUT OF RESIDENCES

Students in Concordia’s residencies are being pushed out of their dorms in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19.

On March 18, students were given 4 days notice to pack up and leave.


Increase in blood donations, COVID-19 sparks fears of racist attacks, Concordia residence evictions

Hadassah Alencar

 

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Increase in blood donations during virus pandemic

Legault asked Quebecers to donate blood on the COVID-19 update on Monday

A spokesperson for Héma-Québec said the number of daily blood donations decreased 75 per cent after people were asked to stay home last week.


Metal My Movie - Almost Famous

Photo Credit: IMDb

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, I decided to rectify a blind spot viewing of mine and watch Almost Famous. Directed by Cameron Crowe, the film takes a focus on life on the road of a rock and roll band and their fans known as groupies. Audience views the film through the protagonist, a journalist writing an article for Rolling Stones magazine. From these two thematics we can see Almost Famous from a Metal perspective.


CJLO's Top Metal Bands of 2019

Photo Credit: Diner Drugs EP Art

2019 is over and with it, another decade is gone. We, at CJLO, can be sentimental at times, so let's take a look back at the year and tell you what loud/metal bands got played the most at the station. 

Now, before we get started, let me lay out what this list is so you don't get confused. 

This list represents each artist and the number of plays they received by DJs on their shows. There is no collection of automated plays; these are strictly things picked out and played by DJs across the station, with the majority of them being from the Metal shows. 


Divided NDG council, Montreal manhood, Trudeau COVID-19

Hadassah Alencar
Maya Lach Adelbaum

 

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NDG borough meeting 

There were several hot issues discussed at Wednesday’s NDG council meeting:

Councillors voted to close down police station 11 on Somerled and Kensington Avenue. 


Metal My Movie - Force Majeure

When it comes to the country of Sweden and Metal music, most people often associate it with the subgenre of death metal. So why have I come to review this family drama about a ski trip in the French Alps? Is there anything metal about this film, other than the fact that Kristofer Hivju from HBO’s Game of Thrones co-stars? Maybe if we looked further at the sound design of the film and its central premise, there can be some metal aesthetics to be found.


Information Meeting On Plan To Merge Stations 9 and 11, Canada's $1.1B COVID-19 Response Fund, Harvey Weinstein Sentenced

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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NDG

Montreal police announced that a public meeting will be held on Monday March 16th to provide the public with information on the plan to merge Station 11 on Somerled in NDG and Station 9 in neighbouring Cote St. Luc.

News on the merger has sparked opposition in both boroughs. NDG borough mayor and Côte-Saint-Luc mayor are calling for public consultations on the issue rather than an information meeting.


Kahnawake Mohawk protestors lifted the rail barricades, Earthquake in Montreal, COVID-19 case in Quebec

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Stories by: Luca Caruso-Moro

Reporter: Shanellie Marie


 

INDIGENOUS 

Kahnawake Mohawk protestors lifted the rail barricades on their territory on Thursday.


General Hospital prepares for COVID-19, Quebec's new dangerous dog law, Quebecers support Indigenous causes

Hadassah Alencar

 

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Special COVID-19 training for General Hospital 

The Jewish General Hospital has been designated as a treatment centre for Coronavirus.

It is one of four Quebec hospitals assigned by the province to handle the outbreak.


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