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Mail Theft, Apple Inc. Lawsuit, Congo's Ebola Outbreak

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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LOCAL

Montreal police are urging people to equip their mailboxes with locks after three people were arrested for raiding mailboxes to steal peoples' identities in Montreal and Laval. Police say the suspects targeted residences where mailboxes were accessible from outside the building. 


DESJARDINS DATA POTENTIALLY SOLD, 150 BAYCREST HOSPITAL WORKERS LET GO, SUDAN COUP ATTEMPT FOILED

Stories by Holly Cabrera

Produced by Holly Cabrera

LOCAL

Police suspect that the former employee of Mouvement Desjardins who allegedly stole the personal information of 2.9 million clients has already sold the data to criminal groups overseas.


Serious Play Conference, Emergency Desjardins Meeting, Toddler Falls From A Cruise Ship

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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LOCAL

Serious Play Conference, a conference for both those who create serious games and those who implement game-based learning programs, will take place at UQAM University from July 10th to July 12th. 


FLOOD ZONE MAPS, BLUE LINE EXTENSION, HK STUDENTS REJECT TALKS

Stories by Holly Cabrera

Produced by Holly Cabrera

 

LOCAL  

The Quebec government will review its recently released flood zones maps after developers and municipalities questioned the amount of land on which construction would be prohibited.

The maps indicate areas at risk of flooding as “special intervention zones.” 


Montreal's Self-Driving Bus, #VoteForEveryChild, Europe's Inferno

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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LOCAL

New self-driving buses are roaming the streets of Montreal for the first time. Transporting people from the Olympic Stadium to the Maisonneuve Market at no cost, the self-driving buses are part of a city pilot project aimed at testing autonomous vehicles on city streets.

The project builds on last year's experiment with the same bus, which drove people around the grounds of the Olympic Stadium.


Jim Carrey: The Cartoonist, Canada-China Tensions, WWII Bomb Explodes

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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LOCAL

A new art exhibition featuring works from renowned actor Jim Carrey is on display in Montreal’s Phi Centre all summer.

The exhibition entitled “This Light Never Goes Out” combines a selection of Carrey’s political cartoons that he had been creating and sharing with the world through his Twitter account. 


Amherst St. Renamed, Controversial Convocation Speech, MH17 Suspects Identified

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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LOCAL

The city of Montreal is set to rename the street which carries the name of Jeffery Amherst; a former English military commander whose desire was to exterminate the race of Indigenous People by giving them blankets infected with smallpox.

Amherst Street, the street that runs from the city’s Old Port to Lafontaine Park, will be renamed in honour of an Indeginous person.


Fringe 2019: Edging with Mike at Le P’tit Impro

Edging With Mike is not quite what you would expect given the title. Upon entering the intimate space of Le P’tit Impro, you see a kind-looking, unassuming man behind a work station, diligently and patiently sharpening a knife. That is Mike. Mike likes to sharpen knives, and also likes to talk about the things he likes.


Fringe 2019: Ink at La Chapelle

Ink was a visual metaphor for the cyclical self-destructive relationship between an artist and their craft. It was a brilliant depiction of how one invests themselves in their work and how the result of doing so can cost so much. It was also a beautiful story of one man overcoming debatably self-imposed adversity, and learning how to create without suffering.

Bill 21 passed. Plastics ban anxiety, More protests in Hong Kong

Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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LOCAL

Quebec has passed the controversial Bill 21, also known as the Secularism Bill.

The bill passed by a vote with two thirds in favour after the CAQ used parliamentary powers to rush the vote without a standard debate.


Montreal Encourages The Hiring Of Newcomers, Guilty Plea To Oil Leak In Saskatchewan, Canadian Women Rescued In Ghana

 

Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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LOCAL

Mayor Valerie Plante announced earlier this week that the city of Montreal will launch a public awareness campaign to encourage employers to hire newcomers.

The campaign will ensure the development of an inclusive organizational culture across the city; a step which would lead to inclusive non-discriminatory hiring practices.


Hydro refund, UNDRIP, Cyclone evacuation

Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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LOCAL

Hydro Quebec is giving 1.5 billion dollars back to Quebecers.

The government company had collected more revenue than authorized by the Régie de l'énergie in recent years.


Dawson's AI Investment, Provincial Drug Raids, Canadians Held In Syria

Voiced by Ahmad Moujtahed

Stories by Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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LOCAL

Dawson College announced an investment of over a million dollars in a comprehensive Artificial Intelligence initiative.


Purple heroin, MMIWG Report, Diplomats lose visas to Venezuela

Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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LOCAL

A notoriously dangerous mix of pharmaceuticals and street drugs known as Purple Heroin may have found its way into Montreal.

The purple powder mixture is known to contain Fentanyl, as well as heroin and OxyContin.


Alberta wildfires, Canadian garbage, Concordia tuition hike

Voiced by Allison O’Reilly

Stories by Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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Legal Fights Against Noise Pollution, Toll-Free Hotline For Victims Of Human Trafficking, Facebook Refuses To Remove False Content

Hosted by Ahmad Moujtahed

Stories by Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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LOCAL

Residents of the West Island of Montreal joined the legal fight against Aéroport de Montréal, NAV Canada and Transport Canada demanding financial compensation due to damages caused by aircraft noise pollution.


Fringe For All : Top Picks

This year’s Fringe-For-All showcased so much incredible talent and so many hilarious, exciting, and intense shows that narrowing down my top picks was a challenge. Here are a few that stuck by the end of the night:

 

L’appel du vide by rats?!

Natasha Perry-Fagant has been putting on award-winning Fringe shows for years now, and somehow I’ve missed all of them. This is probably because horror isn't really my scene. However, this feels like the year to branch out and try new things, and there is something about a grieving witch trying to find inner peace by ending the world that is strangely relatable.

 


Zoo Owner Faces Criminal Charges, Investments In Pride Festivals, Venezuela's Crisis

Hosted by Ahmad Moujtahed

Stories by Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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LOCAL

This was Sophie Gaillard, lawyer and spokeswoman for the SPCA referring to Norman Trahand owner of St-Édouard Zoo in Trois Rivières, who was arrested by SPCA officers and the SQ on charges of animal neglect and cruelty.


Amazing Grace: The Spiritual Musical

Letterboxd Review “Sends You on a Spiritual Musical High” 

    Amazing Grace is a gospel hymn that is as iconic as the American national anthem. It is also the title of a live album that Aretha Franklin recorded in Los Angeles, January of 1972. As well as being the best selling album for Franklin, it is the highest selling gospel album of all time. Originally Warner Brothers created a documentary film, directed by Sydney Pollack. It was Constructed as footage of the recording album set to be released in 1972, but it was later shelved. This lost footage is now finished in this documentary from director Alan Elliot and Editor Jeff Buchanan. Pollack is credited as a director for this documentary. 


John Wick : Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Our favourite dog-loving assassin is hitting the big screen once again with more fights, more blood and even more dogs. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is the third installment in the John Wick series starring Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne and Mark Dacascos


Measles in Montreal, NF election, Same-sex union in Taiwan

Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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LOCAL

Two new cases of measles have been reported in Montreal,

Health officials ask that anyone who may have contracted the highly contagious virus receive medical attention.


Attacked For Wearing Niqab, Smart Cities Challenge Winners, Instagram Poll Determines Fate Of Malaysian Teen

 

Hosted by Ahmad Moujtahed

Stories by Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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LOCAL

Fatima Ahmad, a 22-year-old student and resident of Montreal said a man tried to rip off her niqab as she was entering Charlevoix Metro Station. She also revealed that he hit her in the chest before running across the street to take a bus.


Film Review : Long Shot

Long Shot: Good for a few laughs 

Letterboxed Review “Long Live Stick Man”

    If you have ever seen a Seth Rogen comedy, you already know the formula. Rogen plays a loveable goofball along side a leading lady. You would never see them being relationship material. There is a situation in the film that normally involves the characters of Rogan learning to grow and become an adult. Along the way, you get the Off-colour adult humour that you come to associate with his films: the one that leaves the audience members in side splits or groaning. So, the stage is already set for Long Shot from director Jonathan Levine. Starring opposite Rogen’s goofiness, Charlize Theron balances the film with her strong presence.


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