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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. 

Wednesday August 26th 2015

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Hosted by Catlin Spencer

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

Produced by Catlin Spencer

News for August 24th 2015

by Saturn de Los Angeles

A movement to help bring cancer awareness is about to become stronger. 

Monday August 24th 2015

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Hosted by Danny Aubry

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

Produced by Catlin Spencer

News for August 21th. 2015

A powerful painkiller called fentanyl is being mixed with street drugs like heroin.

According to CTV News, officials warn that the number of deadly overdoses is soaring in Canada, with seven people dead in Montreal from fentanyl-related causes.

Fentanyl is up to 100 times stonger than morphine and 40 times stronger than heroin.

An antidote for fentanyl exists, called Naloxone, and can reverse the drug’s effects and is currently available in easy-to-use kits.


August 21th 2015

Hosted by: Julian Mckenzie

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

Produced by: Emeline Vidal

'Dark Places': Great cast, shallow style

Dark Places, adapted for the screen and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, is Hollywood's latest take on the novels of writer Gillian Flynn.

'Cop Car': One of the best dark comedies of the year

Cop Car, directed by Jon Watts, had to be one of the best films screened at Fantasia this summer. Being a fan of dark comedies (a genre Fantasia serves up in abundance) and Joel and Ethan Coen, Cop Car resonated well with me. Let me take a moment to gush over what a fan I am of star Kevin Bacon, who is quite a reserved and humble individual. This is one of Mr. Bacon's darker roles, but he eases in and out of the bad-sheriff good-sheriff routine in a matter of seconds.

'Ava's Possessions': What happened last night?

There have been many films in the horror genre over the years that deal with demonic possession and how the characters came be to possessed (The Exorcist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose), but never the aftermath of the ordeal, or how the victim's life and the lives of those around them are affected. With Ava's Possessions, screenwriter and director Jordan Galland tries to show how a character must answer for her actions in the aftermath of her possession. This dark comedy works the same techniques as most exorcism movies, but subverts the genre by adding humour and answering the unexplainable.

'She Who Must Burn': The controversies of film realism

Disclaimer: The beliefs expressed in the film She Who Must Burn do not reflect the writer's own views, nor those of CJLO 1690AM, CJLO's editorial board, our partners and affiliates.


News for August 19th, 2015

by Saturn de Los Angeles

Quebec's slow implementation of a bill intended to work in favor of transgender people is leaving the community in limbo. 
In a report by CBC News, Bill 35 is supposed to allow transgender-identified people to legally change their gender marker on official documents without going through reassignment surgery. 

However, due to a delay with the legislation review at the National Assembly, Transgender advocate Caroline Trottier-Gascon says that the longer the wait, the more difficult the obstacles transgender Quebeckers will have to face, most notably with discrimination and transphobia. 

August 19th, 2015

Hosted by: Catlin Spencer

Stories by: Saturn de los Angeles, Tom Matukala, Patricia Petit-Laing

Produced by: Emeline Vidal

News for August 17th 2015

by Saturn de Los Angeles

A campaign to strengthen the provinces anti-smoking regulations is underway. 

According to CBC News, a group representing 174 municipalities across Quebec -including Montreal- passed a resolution on Sunday, urging the province to push the regulations on public smoking even further.