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.

July 31rst, 2015

Hosted by: Julian McKenzie

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

Produced by: Emeline Vidal

News for July 31st, 2015

After a heatwave struck the city last week, Projet Montreal calls for stricter rules surrounding caleche horses in Old Montreal.

Currently, horses that pull carriages in Montreal are not allowed to work when the temperature exceeds 30 degrees.

According to CBC news, horses could be seen working throughout the day on Wednesday, when temperatures could reach 40 degrees with humidex.

The opposition party is calling for immediate action from Montreal executive committee.

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


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

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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Hosted by Danny Aubry

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

Produced by Catlin Spencer

News for July 24th, 2015

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

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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Hosted by Catlin Spencer

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

Produced by Catlin Spencer

'Tangerine': An artificial Christmas in July

Sean Baker's Tangerine is an independent film shot entirely on three separate iPhone 5 cameras. It follows the lives of various communities living in Los Angeles for 24 hours on Christmas Eve. The only glimpse of artificial nature in this film is the idea of Christmas in LA, which is a reoccurring theme. There are strong character investments as they go about their daily lives that can be compared to an entertaining train wreck of a Jerry Springer or Maury Povich episode. Set to a score that sounds as if Tangerine Dream were placed in a blender with Skrillex.

Monday, July 20th 2015

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Hosted by Danny Aubry

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

Produced by Catlin Spencer 

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

Hosted by Danny Aubry

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