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Vaccines approach 70 per cent coverage, logging pause on Vancouver Island, and earth gains a new ocean


For your COVID-19 update…

Quebec reported record low case counts this week for a daily average below 200 as of Thursday morning.

This as healthcare workers are administering about 80 thousand vaccines per day.

So far about 70 per cent of Quebecers have gotten at least one dose.

Elsewhere in Canada, Manitoba is still reporting the most infections per million residents of any province or American state.


Across the country…

After an extended standoff between police and blockaders, the BC government has approved a two-year pause on old-growth logging on Vancouver Island.

Pope Francis and Canadian Cardinal meet after remains found at former school, G7 nations sign pact to tax Tech Giants and Global Corporations


Shanellie Marie




Pope Francis and Canadian Cardinal meet after remains found at former school

Pope Francis met with Vatican-based Canadian Cardinals, Cardinal Michael Czerny and Cardinal Marc Ouellet on Saturday,

Montreal says don’t gather indoors, NHL suspends Mark Scheifele, Muskowekwan First Nation in Saskatchewan will continue grave search

Hadassah Alencar




Montreal says don’t gather indoors

Montreal is allowing restaurant dining rooms and gyms to open up on Monday. 

Thousand of AstraZeneca doses about to expire, Shoes placed by Kahnawake residence on Catholic Church Steps in memory of children

Stories by: Shanellie Marie

Reporter: Shanellie Marie 


Thousand of AstraZeneca doses about to expire 

About 45,000 thousand doses of Ontario's AstraZeneca vaccine are set to expire on May 31, and a large portion of that stock has yet to be administered.


Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso Moro 


Kanesatakeronon stand to halt real estate development on ancestral territory

Demonstrators in Kanesatake gathered Saturday to call a halt on development plans on their ancestral territory.

Investigation into the death of Joyce Echaquan begins, Île-aux-Tourtes bridge closed, Quebec: COVID-19 vaccine for teens

Hadassah Alencar




Investigation into the death of Joyce Echaquan begins 

It’s been almost eight months since Joyce Echaquan died at a hospital in Joliette. On Thursday, an investigation into her death began.

Protestors clash over middle east crisis, Quebec coronavirus update

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso Moro


Protestors clash over middle east crisis

Police fired tear gas at protestors as two groups of demonstrators clashed Sunday. 


Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso Moro



More than 40 per cent of Quebecers have now received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.

Covid-19 Update, Tent City Dismantled

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso Moro


COVID-19 Update

Québec reported fewer than 800 cases of COVID-19 Monday, the fewest new cases since March.

Quebec vaccination update

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso Moro


Quebec vaccination update


Quebec hit several major vaccination milestones this week.

With daily records of over 80 thousand injections throughout recent days,

Ontario reverses pandemic policing measures, Quebec vaccine update, Undergrad survey in motion

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso Moro 



Ontario reverses pandemic policing measures

After receiving widespread backlash, Ontario has walked back some of it’s pandemic policing powers.

Legault urges caution, lockdown continues in some areas as Quebec hits 2 million vaccine doses" QC COVID-19 update

Luca Caruso-Moro




More people are eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccinations starting Wednesday. 

For this round, certain essential workers at high risk and some Quebecers with chronic health conditions can book an appointment starting Wednesday. 

More priority groups up for vaccination, 70 percent of new cases in Quebec City are variants, Unusual Ramadan in store under curfew

Reporter: Shanellie Desparois 

News stories: Luca Caruso Moro



More priority groups up for vaccination

More health and social service workers can get a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine under the province’s new Phase two rollout for that group.

Preview: Shiva Baby from Director Emma Seligman, a Pitting Comedy

Shiva Baby from director Emma Seligman can be best described as a dark comedy in the similar vein to the cult comedy Death at a Funeral. After meeting her soon-to-be sugar daddy Max (Danny Deferrari), college graduate Danielle (Rachel Sennott) rushes to meet her neurotic parents for a family shiva.

Preview: New Film Like a House on Fire from Montreal director Jesse Noah Klein

Like a House on Fire is a new film from Montreal director Jesse Noah Klein, starring Sarah Sutherland (Veep) and Quebec singer Hubert Lenoir. Dara (Sarah Sutherland) returns home after a two year absence to connect with her husband and her daughter. However, things are not what they seem. There is a new woman in the household who is seven months pregnant with Dara’s husband’s baby and her daughter does not seem to recognize her anymore. The film then becomes a story of a woman’s struggle to regain control of her old life. 

Supreme Court rules on carbon tax, Petition regarding Alberta’s coal mining expansion, Fourth COVID-19 variant in Montreal

Hadassah Alencar




Supreme Court rules Ottawa’s carbon tax constitutional

The Supreme court decided Ottawa can hammer down a carbon tax on the provinces. 

At The Movies Race to the Oscars (Audio) Review: Promising Young Woman

The following film being reviewed deals with mature subject matter like sexual assault and viewer discretion is strongly advised before viewing.

Metal My Movie: Guardians of The Galaxy

A group of misfit criminals come together to save the world alongside an awesome soundtrack that rocks. If this sounds like an awesome Metal My Movie segment, you are correct. It is also the premise of Marvel Studio’s Guardians of The Galaxy, directed by James Gunn. Unlike the classic Marvel heroes archetype, the Guardians are seen more as the anti-heroes that must put aside their differences and personalities to save the universe. As well it’s the first time that the music not only revolved around the score by Tyler Bates, but most notably a soundtrack jam-packed with rock tunes and nostalgia.

Back to a Nü Future: A Small Primer on Metalcore

If you know me, it’s not really a surprise to see me write about my favorite subgenre of metal. If you don't know me, my name is JP and I love everything that is melodic and heavy at the same time, I live to die in a mosh pit during a sick breakdown and I’m really passionate about metalcore - what can i say?

Thousands protest Quebec’s lockdown, Firefighters urge caution while at home, New vaccine shows high efficacy after phase three testing

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso Moro



Thousands protest Quebec’s lockdown

Thousands marched the streets of Montreal on Saturday to protest the province’s pandemic measures.

Metal My Movie: Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko, the cult classic film from director Richard Kelly, is currently celebrating its 20-year anniversary. What might have been seen as the mythos about the American Suburb being a great place to live gets subverted into a supernatural gothic tale complete with a Nostradamus plot set in the 80’s. The soundtrack has more of a rock somber mood, as Michael Andrews provides the somber score and isn’t afraid to punch up a scene with some synth loops to give the film its atmosphere.

Taking a Look at Upcoming Film My Salinger Year

My Salinger Year from director Philippe Falardeau was a success at last year’s closing screening for the Festival du nouveau cinéma. The film has continued on a successful run of festival circuits to much critical acclaim. My Salinger Year comes out in theatres, where open, and streaming services this Friday, March 5.

Metal My Movie - Her Smell

Metal My Movie: Her Smell (Dir. Alex Ross Perry
Content warning // mentions of self-harm