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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.


Ant Man: The Superhero of Comedies

Sadly when the time came to catch the premiere of Ant-Man at Fantasia, I had to miss out because of work. Thursday night was the official film premiere and the theatre was packed for the first showing, that was presented in a 3D Dolby Atmos theatre. The crowd was gleamed with excitement as they traded Marvel factoids that made me wish I brought the Marvel Encyclopedia from my coffee table. Everyone including myself is asking the question will the comedic actor of the Judd Apatow franchise of films pull it off. All eyes were on Paul Rudd to make everyone forget Seth Rogen started in The Green Hornet.


News for July 29th, 2015

LOCAL

A man from Montreal was struck by lightning Monday around 6 p.m. and is now in critical condition.

CTV news reports he was standing under a tree at the time of the incident.

According to a witness who saw it from the balcony of his Rosemount apartment, as the man collapsed from the strike a woman ran out and began giving him chest compressions.


July 29th, 2015

Hosted by: Catlin Spencer

Stories by: Tom Matukala, Saturn de Los Angeles, Catlin Spencer

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


News for July 27th 2015

LOCAL
by Patricia Petit Liang

 

Two expensive hepatitis C medications will be covered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec’s public health plan in the near future.


Monday July 27th 2015

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

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News for July 24th, 2015

 
LOCAL
by Catlin Spencer
 
Eight people are injured and three people have died in an apartment complex fire in Drummondville on Thursday.

July 24th, 2015

Hosted by: Julian McKenzie

Stories by: Catlin Spencer

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


News for July 22nd 2015

LOCAL
by Patricia Petit Liang

The Universite du Quebec a Montreal lifted an injunction granted in court last April amidst the student protests.

The injunction ensured that no one could prevent access to campus buildings, threaten students and staff or vandalize UQAM property.


Wednesday July 22nd 2015

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

Produced by Catlin Spencer


Monday, July 20th 2015

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Hosted by Danny Aubry

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

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News for July 17th, 2015

A Montreal man was refused service at Verdun Hospital on Wednesday after speaking to an administrative clerk in English.

According to CBC News, Praveen Albuquerque was denied assistance and was told by the hospital worker that because he is in Quebec, he must speak to her in French.


July 17th, 2015

Hosted by: Julian McKenzie

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

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


A Call to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages in Montreal

Mayor Denis Coderre has called for mandatory veterinary check-ups for Caleche horses after a horse slipped and fell on a metal plate downtown Tuesday.
 
Allegedly, the incident occurred when an inexperienced driver attempted to take an empty carriage through a construction site during rush hour. 
 
According to Global News, the incident has re-ignited the debate over whether or not the famous horse-drawn carriages should still be legal in Montreal.
 
A Brossard store manager who witnessed the event, Tara Schulz, sent photos of the fallen horse to the Anti-Caleche Defense Coalition Facebook page, a grassroots movement asking for the retirement of Caleche horses in Montreal.
 

What to look forward to at this year's Fantasia Film Festival

Last year was my first Fantasia film festival, and this year I feel honoured to be covering the festival for CJLO. The Festival boasts 135 feature films and 300 short films, from a total of 36 different countries. It can take an entire day to read through every synopsis, as well screen the trailers. The Fantasia Film festival has something to offer every cinephile from July 14- August 4.


News for Wednesday July 15th, 2015

Montreal’s homeless census failed to notice an invisible homeless community developing in the West Island. 

According to the Montreal Gazette, community worker Benoit Langevin says census takers need to be creative, and gain the community's trust; rather than going to homeless shelters or searching for people willing to complete a survey.


July 16th, 2015

Hosted by: Catlin Spencer

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

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


First Nations inspired headdresses not allowed at Osheaga

Osheaga posted to Facebook on Monday that attendees of the arts and music festival will not be permitted to wear headdresses inspired by First Nations.

The cultural appropration of Non-natives wearing headdresses has been highly critisized in recent years, as it has been commonly used as an accessory in stores and on fashion runways.

According to the Montreal Gazette, the notice read,

"Please note that First Nations Headresses are not permitted at the festival. The First Nations Headdresses have a spiritual and cultural meaning in the native communities and to respect and honor their people, Osheaga asks fans and artists attending the festival to not use this symbol as a fashion accessory"


July 13th 2015

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Stories written by Saturn De Los Angeles and Patricia Petit Liang

Produced by Saturn De Los Angeles


News for Monday July 13th, 2015

LOCAL: By Saturn De Los Angeles

The worker’s union representing paramedics in Montreal and Laval has stopped putting on pressure tactics after talking with their employer, Urgences-Santé. 

In a report by the Montreal Gazette, the Fédération de la santé et des services sociaux stated on Sunday that an agreement was made late last week with the provincial government following tactics made to recognize the shortage of human resources. 

CSN president Réjean Leclerc says that the government acknowledged the issue and that they were willing to help fix it. 


News for Froday July 10th, 2015

 
 
Montreal public transit users can now re-charge their OPUS cards at home.
 

July 10th, 2015

Hosted by: Catlin Spencer

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

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


News for July 8th 2015

LOCAL
by Patricia Petit Liang

 

Montreal’s first official homelessness count has found that there are 3 016 homeless people living the city.


Wednesday July 8th 2015

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

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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, The Man Behind the Music

I am not the biggest Nirvana fan but Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck hits all the right notes, and takes you on an emotional roller coaster. The perfect documentary must inform, entertain, enlighten and possibly move the audience. The documentary is the most authentic and intimate portrait of not only the band Nirvana, but also the frontman Kurt Cobain: it is one of the best films of the year so far.


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