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Two Children And Father Found Dead In Hochelaga Home, #Wexit, Protests In Lebanon

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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Montreal police are investigating after a father and his two children were found dead in a home in the borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

The children, a seven-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl, were discovered by their mother as she returned home from work on Tuesday October 22. 


NDP seeks special voting ballots for Manitoba's displaced First Nations

October 21, 2019

The NDP are placing a request for special ballots this week to allow nearly 6 thousand displaced first nations people to vote after a devastating Manitoba snowstorm. The storm disabled several utility poles and cause power outages across the southern Winnipeg area forcing the relocation of many first nations people affected to hotels and emergency shelters.

 


Ateteken Street, First Nations Emergency Vote, Dallas Tornado

Voice Harley Martin

Stories Evan Linsday & Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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Sustainable MTL, Hunger Strike, MLK Facebook

Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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Montreal is expected to open public consultations on a new waste reduction plan next month. 

CBC News is reporting every Montrealer will need to cut their waste by 10 kilograms per year to reach a zero-waste goal by 2030.


Joker 2019: An R-Rated Dark Comedy Film That Incites Laughter While Also Tackling Mental Illness

What if we took a comedy director seriously? I feel like this is the question that notable R-rated comedy director Todd Phillips proposes to the audience with his newest film, Joker. For an example of a past attempt, he directed 2016’s War Dogs which took an interesting spin on a serious war story like that of Americans fighting in the Middle East.


“Sorry We Missed You” Movie Review

Photo Credit: Joss Barratt
 
Master director Ken Loach triumphs in British realism 57 years into his career.
 
Rushing into the Imperial Theatre, hundreds of moviegoers are bustling to find their seats. Everyone coming from somewhere, fitting their schedule to make things work, until they sit down to watch this movie, which they slowly realize is becoming more of a reflection into their own lives rather than an escape. 
 

Airbnb Class Action, Federal Election Campaign In Quebec, Arrests Following Take-Down Of Child Porn Website

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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A class action was launched against Airbnb when a plaintiff alleged that Airbnb violated Quebec law by showing consumers one price, then added 13% to 17% in the form of "service fees”.


Festival Du Nouveau Cinema Programming Director Zoé Protat Discusses the Ins-And-Outs of Cinema Event Hosting (Audio)

For At The Movies Remi was able to chat with Festival Du Nouveau Cinema (FNC) Programming Director Zoé Protat. Many topics were discussed, including how films get selected for the festival, major thematics of this year's films, rewarding aspects about the job, and how exclusive movies from streaming-only services make their way to the festival. We would like to thank Zoé for taking the time to answer these questions and wish her and her team a successful start to this year's FNC Festival running from October 9th to October 20th.

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Extinction Rebellion Protests, Toronto Restaurant Closes After Owners Receive Death Threats, Turkey's Military Offensive In Syria

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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More than 100 protestors joined a climate change demonstration in downtown Montreal outside Place du Canada. Blocking traffic during the height of the afternoon rush hour, protestors refused to move to the sidewalk when told by police.This prompted the arrest of about 40 people.


FNC 2019: Highlighting this Year’s Gems in Film

The Festival Du Nouveau Cinema is always a highlight of the year for me as I get to see films presented that end up becoming yearly favourites. During the festival’s most recent edition, I was able to catch Roma from director Alfonso Cuarón on the towering screen right in the first row. Simply put, there are always some undiscovered gems that are destined to be well received from the audience.

Kuessipan Montreal Film Premiere

The cast and crew of Kuessipan made an appearance at the Montreal premiere screening on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. Hundreds attended the premiere, presented by Cinéma du Musée at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.  


8th Case Of Measles In Montreal, Legault's Public Apology, Hurricane Lorenzo

 

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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Public health authorities in Quebec have declared another case of measles in Montreal. Warnings have been issued alerting the population about possible exposure to the highly contagious virus during the period between September 20 and 25.


Montreal International Black Film Festival

Celebrate Black filmmakers at Montreal’s International Black Film Festival! The festival will be taking place from September 24 to September 29. For the full schedule, check out the MIBFF site and take a look at their special events.

Look out for content on MIBFF on the CJLO site. 


Montreal Sued Over Park Project, Status Of Syria's Honorary Consul In Montreal Revoked, Protests Over New Criminal Code In Indonesia

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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Three developers are suing the city of Montreal, the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough, and Mayor Valerie Plante over the proposed Great Western Park, a 3,000-hectare urban park in the West Island.


Talking the United Nations Associated Films Festival with Host Grace Byrne

This Saturday, September, 21st, Yellow Pad Sessions will be hosting the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), titled Images & Nations at The Mccord Museum. This festival aims to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The festival was conceived in 1998 by Film Critic and Educator Jasmine Bojic. The documentary films screened are from international film makers covering such issues as human rights, environmental themes, women’s Issues, refugee protection, homelessness, racism, universal education, war and peace.
 

Montreal Educational Institutions Support Climate Change Rally, Legault's List Of Demands, Lord Of The Rings Returns

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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The CSDM will hold a ped day for all of its institutions on Friday September 27th so staff and students can take part in the major climate change rally scheduled to take place in Montreal next week. 

The CSDM said that this exceptional move on its part reflects a desire to support the cause of the climate emergency. One of the organizers of the climate march said he hopes other school boards will follow the CSDM’s lead.


Libs Lost in Translation, Student Bus Crash, Kavanaugh Impeachement

Voice Harley Martin

Stories Allison O’Reilly

 

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The Liberal Party of Canada is under fire after their campaign song recorded in French was poorly translated.


Lime's PR Campaign, Trudeau Launches The Federal Election Campaign, Netanyahu's Annexation Plan

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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The electric-scooter service Lime is urging its users to reach out to Mayor Valerie Plante and other councillors responsible for urban mobility, and tell them how much they appreciate the electric scooters. 


Air testing Montreal's Metro, Compensation for Indigenous children, Turkey to resettle Syrian refugees

Produced by Allison O’Reilly

Written by Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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Two city councillors are calling for air testing in Montreal’s metro system. 


Fire Near Concordia's SGW Campus, Online Pot-Growing Course, Safe Haven For Dogs In The Bahamas

 

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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More than 100 firefighters were on the scene after a fire broke out in the ventilation system of the Portuguese restaurant Monteiro located at the corner of Bishop St. and de Maisonneuve Blvd.

As emergency vehicles and fire engines blocked off de Maisonneuve Blvd., traffic became more chaotic than usual. However, the fire was under control with no reported injuries.


Shortage Of Teachers In Montreal's Schools, VRRWS Faces Violent Graffiti, Thunberg's Arrival In New York

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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As students begin their new school year, Montreal’s French school board struggles to fill vacant teaching positions.


Longer Wait Times In Quebec Emergency Rooms, Bear Attack In Northwest Territories, New Record For Amazon Wildfires

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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A new analysis by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) reveals that between 2018 and 2019, patients across Quebec experienced longer wait times in emergency rooms. 

Although fewer patients were treated in the 2018-2019 fiscal year compared to the previous year, the report indicates that patients on stretchers waited on average 14 minutes or longer.


Fantasia 2019: Week 3 Review

In the final week of the 23rd edition of the Fantasia Film Festival, I had to narrow down my viewings. There was only so much time on my day off to get in as many films as possible. Unfortunately, I did not hit my record of viewings compared to other years, but I am very happy with the films I chose to focus on. Both the Cinema Lucida and Documentaries From the Edge provide the festival with some great programming.


Fantasia 2019: Week 2 Review

For the second week of the Fantasia Film Festival, I was hoping to catch up with some film screenings on my only day of the week that I had off work.


AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUBSIDIES, CANNABIS PARDON, SAUDI ARABIA TRAVEL RESTRICTION

Holly Cabrera


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The city of Montreal announced that the borough of Rosemont-La Petite Patrie will get $6.5 million in government subsidies for two housing projects. 

The projects will create 150 affordable units. Twenty per cent of them will be three-bedroom apartments suitable for families. 

The cooperative La Joie de Rosemont plans to transform and expand a former medical clinic to create 55 apartments by October. 

These subsidies are part of Mayor Valérie Plante’s election promise to develop 12,000 social affordable and family housing units by 2021. 


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