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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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.


Noise Limit For Outdoor Events, Steps Towards Safe Impartial Blood Donation, Uber And Lyft Drivers Protest

Hosted by Ahmad Moujtahed

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Due to multiple complaints over noise from outdoor summer events in Parc Jean-Drapeau, the city of Montreal has reached an agreement with South Shore St-Lambert.


Bill 21 protest, Moscow plane crash, Biodiversity decline

Luca Caruso-Moro & Erdene Batzorig

 

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On Sunday, human chain formed around the Montreal courthouse to protest Quebec’s secularism bill.

Citizens, religious groups, teachers and lawyers, linked arms in solidarity outside the Palais de Justice.


MONTREAL FLOODING, CHILD DEAD IN GRANBY, EBOLA IN CONGO

Listen Now

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McCord Museum's Expansion, Flooding Action Plan, International Jazz Day 2019

Hosted by Ahmad Moujtahed

Stories by Ahmad Moujtahed

 

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After struggling with limited space in the past, Montreal’s McCord Museum will undergo a massive expansion that will triple the exhibition space.


"Millennial Floods," Amber Alert Found, Canada & Measles

Luca Caruso-Moro

 

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Record flooding continues as communities across eastern Canada scramble to contain the impact of continued downpour.

Here in Quebec, 250 people living along the Rouge River west of Montreal have been told to evacuate.


Train Derailment At L'Assomption, Opioid Crisis In Canada, Sri Lanka's Terrorist Attacks

Hosted by Ahmad Moujtahed

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A Canadian National freight train derailed at L'Assomption in the Lanaudière region.

A total of 13 cars left the tracks — 10 of them sustaining damage — but there were no injuries reported.


Police Training On Dealing With Mental Health Issues, Canada Prevents "Asylum-Shopping", Protests In Sudan's Capital

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In Montreal, mental health issues were found to be a factor in more than half of all the cases involving the use of deadly police force as stated by CBC.


Montreal Renting Crisis, The "Free Willy" Bill, Bouteflika Resigns

Hosted by Ahmad Moujtahed

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LOCAL

This was a part of a song called “Je veux ton appartement” by Andy St. Louis, a resident of Montreal who took her search for a new apartment to social media, after spending weeks calling online ads and not seeing anything decent in her price range.  


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