News

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.


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

LOCAL
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

LOCAL
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.


Monday, August 17th 2015

Listen Now

Hosted by Danny Aubry

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

Produced by Catlin Spencer


News for August 14th, 2015

Satistics Canada reports on Thursday that the jobless rate in Montreal is much higher than the Canadian average, reaching 8,9%.

According to the Gazette, the creation of more than 20,000 jobs was not enough to counter multiple recent layoffs, especially when it comes to high-paying offers.

Analysts say that Quebec's focus on the primary sector may be a factor, as well as the slow rate of job creation compared to the increase in Montreal's population.

Quebec's Council of employers remains optimistic, noting that the current slump in oil prices should attract investors to the province.


August 14th, 2015

Hosted by: Julian Mckenzie

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

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


News for August 12th, 2015

LOCAL
by Tom Matukala

Concordia and Mcgill are set to be the first university campuses to house the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy group, which lobbies for reforms at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

In a report by the Montreal gazette, the group advocates for dealing with drug usage as a health issue rather than criminally.

The group is also supporting the legalization of marijuana, fighting against minimum sentences for drug related offences, and advocating for safe needle exchanges.

The group says they want to promote safety over everything.

NATIONAL
by Patricia Petit Liang


August 12th, 2015

Hosted by: Catlin Spencer

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

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


News for August 10th 2015

LOCAL
by Saturn de Los Angeles

 

 

Residents in the South Shore town of St-Remi may have to wait until December before they can use their tap water again. 

In a report by CBC News, a boil-water advisory has been place for six months after fecal bacteria was discovered inside a newly dug well.


Monday August 10th 2015

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Hosted by Danny Aubry

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

Produced by Catlin Spencer


August 8th, 2015

Hosted by: Julian Mckenzie

Stories by: Catlin Spencer

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


News for August 5th, 2015

LOCAL
by Tom Matukala
 

The 37th annual festival du Cochon Sainte-Perpétue is set to kick off Wednesday, despite the resentment of international and local animal rights activists groups.

According to a report by the Montreal Gazette, the SPCA Is voicing their concern for the second year in a row. 


August 5th, 2015

Hosted by: Catlin Spencer

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

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


News for August 3rd 2015

LOCAL
by Saturn de Los Angeles
 
 
 

The waiting list for children who need surgery is increasing.


Monday August 3rd 2015

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Hosted by Danny Aubry

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

Produced by Catlin Spencer


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

LOCAL

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.


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