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

Anchor: Luca Caruso-Moro

Writer: Hadassah Alencar




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




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. 


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 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




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




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




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



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




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.

Bill 101 affecting businesses, English education in Montreal, Mass teacher protests

Stories by: Hadassah Alencar and Luca Caruso-Moro

Reporter: Shanellie Marie



Bill 101 will now affect small and medium sized businesses.

Closure Of NDG's Station 9, Divest McGill Blocks Entrances To James Administration Building

Ahmad Moujtahed

Maya Lach-Aidelbaum




Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough residents will lose an essential service after Montreal police announced that station 11 in NDG will close and integrate into station 9 in neighbouring Côte Saint-Luc.

According to the SPVM, the integration of both police stations is for operational purposes, since the goal is to form a greater “critical mass.”

Wet'suwet'en territory continue to fight the construction of pipeline, Canadian data breaches according to new report by the House of Commons

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso-Moro



VIA Rail has cancelled most of its routes as protests in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs continue.

It’s an expansion of earlier train closures between Toronto and Montreal after Tyendinaga protestors barricaded rail passage.       

Interview with Directors of A Place of Tide and Time

A Place of Tide and Time is a documentary from directors Sébastien Rist and Aude Leroux-Lévesque which focuses on the isolated community of The Lower North Shore in Quebec, Canada. What is different with the directors' approach is the fact that all generations living there are given a voice, as compared to only focusing on a single generation's opinion, like most contemporary works. We see the younger generation’s enthusiasm for what life has in store for them after graduating high school, with an unclear path that they try to make their own.

Quebec's Controversial Bill 40,Wet’suwet’en Protests

Ahmad Moujtahed



Quebec's Controversial Bill 40 

The Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ) has voiced its opposition to the tabling of Bill 40, the controversial new legislation that abolishes Quebec’s school boards and replaces them with service centers.

All Eyes on Wet'sewet'en: Standing in Solidarity

Photo: Evan Lindsay

About 250 people Gathered in Solidarity and support of the Wet’suwet’en peoples of British Columbia on Concordia’s downtown campus on Wednesday.

The gathering was in response to the development of a pipeline on the west coast in unceded First Nations lands. The Students stood out in the fridged air listening intently to different speakers who spoke in support of the Wet’suwet’en. 

Kahnawake Mohawks Stand With Wet'suwet'en

Luca Caruso-Moro





Kahnawake Mohawks began blocking the EXO Commuter Line on Montreal’s South Shore on Monday Morning in solidarity with Wet’sewet’en protestors. 

Wet'suwet'en first nation territory ongoing protest against pipeline development

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Main story: Sasha Teman, Evan Lindsay and Luca Caruso-Moro



Concordia Will Host CRE 8th Annual National Gathering, Parc Ex Evictions

Ahmad Moujtahed

Maya Lach-Aidelbaum




In collaboration with the Office of Community Engagement, Concordia University will be hosting the Canadian Roots Exchange (CRE) 8th annual National Gathering from February 22 to 24.

Sue Montgomery Fired From Projet Montreal, Government Prepares For Evacuation Of Canadians In China, NTSB Investigates Kobe Bryant's Helicopter Crash

Ahmad Moujtahed




Cote-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grace Borough Mayor Sue Montgomery is no longer a member of the Projet Montreal caucus following a harassment investigation.

According to a statement released by the City of Montreal last week, Montgomery refused to implement measures recommended by the comptroller general regarding her chief of staff’s alleged psychological harassment against two borough employees.

Ottawa's created a new youth council for agriculture, NDG's Coop Maison Verte closing after money problems

Stories: Luca Caruso-Moro

Reporter: Maya Lach Adilbaum 



Ottawa has created a new youth council for agriculture.

The group will advise government on decisions for Canada’s food sector during biannual meetings.

Applications are now open at



McGill Professor resigns over university's refusal to divest fossil fuels, Quebec government reduces moose hunting allowances

Stories by: Luca Caruso-Moro



A McGill professor has resigned after the university announced it would not divest from fossil fuels.   

Gregory Mikkelson, who teaches philosophy of biology and environmental ethics resigned after the university refused to divest for the third time in the last 20 years.