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News for Monday September 14th, 2015

By Danny Aubry 

The former cardiologist Guy Turcotte will undergo a second trial starting Monday, September 14th, for the murder of his two young children. 

According to CTV News, Turcotte was accused of murdering his 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter in 2009. He was declared to be not criminally responsible for his children's murder during the first trial in 2011. 

Quebec's Court of Appeal overruled that verdict and demanded a new one. He was later treated at the Philippe-Pinel Institute where he was released in September 2014. 

The trial will take place in a court house in St-Jerome, and is expected to last several months. 


September 14th, 2015

Hosted by Jocelyn Beaudet

Stories written by Danny Aubry, Patricia Petit Liang, and Sam Obrand

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News for September 11th, 2015

By Catlin Spencer

Exterminators say that Montreal's bedbug infestations are out of control and that they can hardly keep up with the demand.

According to CBC, Maheu Extermination Ltée specialist Harold Leavey says he would have one or two bedbug cases a year back in 2000, but now it is up to 50 or 100 cases a day.

Exterminators are also saying that bedbugs have become more resistant to the chemicals used to kill them, meaning more visits are necessary to fully eliminate the infestation.  

September 11th, 2015

Hosted by: Julian Mckenzie

Stories by: Catlin Spencer, Patricia Petit-Liang, Alexa Everett

Produced by: Emeline Vidal

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

Screenplay by Roger Allers, based on the novel by Kahlil Gibran

News for September 10th, 2015

By Saturn de Los Angeles

The City of Montreal has announced that it will have a dozen self-cleaning toilets ready for use next year.

In a report by CBC News, the public toilets will be installed across the downtown area.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

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Hosted by: Catlin Spencer

Stories by: Saturn de Los Angeles, Julia Bryant & Emeline Vidal

Produced by: Julia Bryant

News for September 9th, 2015

by Patricia Petit Liang

The McGill University Health Centre is in the process of ridding Montreal’s superhospital of black sewage.

According to CTV News, the Glen site hospital facilities were built with toilets that use three times less water than regular toilets.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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Hosted by: Julia Bryant

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

Produced by: Catlin Spencer

'Love and Mercy' captures the musical talent of Brian Wilson

Directed by Bill Pohlad

There is no doubt that Brian Wilson is both extremely talented and an individual who is hurting deep down, as seen in Bill Pohlad's new film, Love & Mercy. The film succeeds at telling Brian Wilson's story, but at times the editing is very choppy. Paul Dano is convincing as a young Brain Wilson, however there are some issues with seeing John Cusack as a much older Brian Wilson. The songs are all there as they go through the surfer-boys phase, right up too Brain Wilson's Smile. Yes, Love & Mercy captures the musical talent of Brian Wilson and his personal issues, however it lacks the social background of the era.

September 8th, 2015

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Hosted by Danny Aubry

Stories by Saturn de Los Angeles, Catlin Spencer & Julian McKenzie

Produced by Patricia Petit Liang

News for September 8th, 2015

by Saturn de Los Angeles

Car owners in Repentigny found their vehicles vandalized over the Labour Day weekend with stickers carrying anti-Islamic hatred.

According to CBC News, among the many stickers included one that had an emblem of the Muslim brotherhood, and another with a message threatening people to convert to Islam, claiming that Quebec is Allah's land. 

A member of a local Islamic advocacy group believes the vandalism was done in poor taste to provoke fear against Muslims.

Repentigny police have increased patrolling around the town to prevent a repeat of the incident

September 4th, 2015

Hosted by: Emeline Vidal

Stories by: Catlin Spencer

Produced by: Emeline Vidal

News for September 4th, 2015

by Catlin Spencer

A zoning change that would allow a ten storey complex to be built near the MUHC super-hospital was met with concern during a consultation on Wednesday.

According to the Montreal Gazette, the complex would house a Provigo, a Seniors residence and allow for apartments to be donated to the Children's Hospital Foundation to be used by families of hospitalized Children.

However, some residents near the site on the corner of Ste-Catherine and de Maisonneuve expressed concern over the possible increase in traffic and pollution if the complex was built – while others stated it is already bumper-to-bumper and pollution could not increase.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' goes back to basics of classic action films

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), directed by George Miller and written by Miller, Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris

Inside Out

Let me cut to the chase and just post my first initial reactions to Disney Pixar's new film Inside Out: Man tears flowed out of me while I reminisced on childhood days. Inside Out is the best film I have seen so far this year, and it is possibly one of the best animated features I have seen in a while. It finds the long lost spirit and heart of Pixar.

Pitch Perfect 2

Universal Pictures 2015 - Directed by Elizabeth Banks and written by Kay Cannon

Oh no! It's the dread of having to review another sequel, which only means that it has to supersede its primary, the first one in the series. After the strong success of the first Pitch Perfect (2012), a sequel was bound to happen in the hopes to answer the fan's question, "whatever happened to The Bellas?" Luckily, Pitch Perfect 2 retains its core to showcase great musical numbers set to choreography, a great cast ensemble who make up The Bellas, and the witty banter of John and Gail. This film is a directorial debut for Elizabeth Banks.

News for September 2nd, 2015

by Saturn de Los Angeles

Quebec doctors will soon be given guidelines to facilitate end of life procedures for terminally ill patients. 

According to CTV News, with the passing of Bill 52 last year, Quebec will be the first province to provide doctors with special instructions for the procedure, as well as kits made in collaboration with pharmacists.

September 2nd, 2015

Hosted by: Catlin Spencer

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

Produced by: Emeline Vidal

News for August 31st 2015

by Patricia Petit Liang

A new pilot project will make sex education mandatory for all students from kindergarten to grade 11 in the province of Quebec.

According to CBC News, Quebec’s Ministry of Education is going to implement sex education classes in 15 schools for the next two years.

Monday August 31st 2015

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Hosted by Catlin Spencer

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

Produced by Catlin Spencer

August 28th, 2015

Hosted by: Julian McKenzie

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

Produced by: Emeline Vidal

News for August 28th, 2015

An outbreak of Legionnaires disease has killed two people and is the focus of a new investigation headed by Quebec’s Health Department.

According to the Montreal Gazette, more than 16 people have contracted the disease by inhaling small droplets of contaminated water.

CJLO's 2015 Funding Drive: Get Ready!

CJLO is about to put the FUN in Funding Drive- what better way than to embody the CJLO experience in two weeks of shows and special programming (Sept 22 to Oct 4)? All proceeds will go towards our mandate of quality and diverse broadcasting, community + student workshops, and artist residencies. We hope you’ll join us for some of our Funding Drive Events- whether you like hip hop, trivia, metal, comedy, indie rock or electronic music- we’ve got something for everyone! The fun kicks off at our Opening Party Sept 23 where we’ll screen Jem Cohen’s documentary “Instrument” about Fugazi and Dischord Records.

News for August 26th 2015

by Saturn de Los Angeles


Montrealers can finally see the next generation of metro cars during their commute.