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December 2010 Archives

Children's Winter Holiday Stories

Andrzej.JPGAll through the month of December we are bringing you stories from kids who entered
our holiday story contest.
Out of hundreds of great entries, we had to pick 27.
Andrzej Fedorowicz is in Grade 4 at St. Lawrence Elementary.

 

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Children's Winter Holiday Story

Maya.JPGAll through the month of December we are bringing you stories from kids who entered
our holiday story contest.
Out of hundreds of great entries, we had to pick 27.
Maya Ciccione-Turpin is in Grade 3 at Ecole Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

 

 

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Children's Winter Holiday Story

Massimo.jpgAll through the month of December we are bringing you stories from kids who entered
our holiday story contest.
Out of hundreds of great entries, we had to pick 27.
Massimo di Florio is in Grade 4 at Honore-Mercier.
Here he is, playing in the snow with his brother (Massimo is on the left).


 

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Children's Winter Holiday Story

pierrealexandre.JPGIt's December and we continue what's become a Homerun tradition-- our children's winter holiday story contest.

All month long we are bringing you stories written by kids in elementary school across the city.

Hundreds of students entered the contest.

We enjoy reading all their stories, but had to pick 26.

Today's story is by Philippe-Alexandre Rheaume

He's in Grade 4 at St. Lambert School.

 

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David Gutnick's story from Haiti

CBC Reporter David Gutnick is back from Haiti. He was there covering the aftermath of the contested elections.

Web journalist Tanya Birkbeck asked him to tell us about one of the memorable people he met while he was there.

Children's Winter Holiday Story

meghan.jpgIt's December and we continue what's become a Homerun tradition-- our children's winter holiday story contest.

All month long we are bringing you stories written by kids in elementary school across the city.

Hundreds of students entered the contest.

We enjoy reading all their stories, but had to pick 26.

Today's story is by Megan Oleksiw. She's in Grade 2 at General Vanier School.






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Children's Winter Holiday Story

thomas.JPGIt's December and we continue what's become a Homerun tradition-- our children's winter holiday story contest.

All month long we are bringing you stories written by kids in elementary school across the city.

Hundreds of students entered the contest.

We enjoy reading all their stories, but had to pick 26.

Today's story is by Thomas Kapicka. He's in Grade 6 at Fraser Academy.

 

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Just like an old-fashioned kitchen party

Olivier and Rejean, two members of Le Vent du Nord came in today to do an interview with arts reporter Jeanette Kelly.

We wanted them to do a little performance for us, but they didn't have their instruments. So they improvised, putting a stool up on a table in the Homerun hallway and doing a toe-tapping rendition of one of their songs.

They tell us it's an old Quebecois kitchen party tradition to put the fiddler up on the kitchen table, so he could play the music and tap his foot, and everyone else would dance around the table. 

 

Preventing Car Theft

The Insurance Bureau of Canada released its list of Quebec's most stolen vehicles today.

The 2000 model Honda Civic tops the list.

George Iny is president of the Automobile Protection Association. He has some important information about how to protect your car.

Listen to his interview with Sue.

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Children's Winter Holiday Story

Guarneri.jpgIt's December and we continue what's become a Homerun tradition-- our children's winter holiday story contest.

All month long we are brining you stories written by kids in elementary school across the city.

Hundreds of students entered the contest.

We enjoy reading all their stories, but had to pick 26.

Today's story is by Alyssia Guarneri. She's in Grade 4 at St. Lawrence Elementary.

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Hallway interview with Georges Laraque

Georges Laraque came into studio to talk about his quest to move Lucy the elephant from The Valley Zoo in Edmonton.

The former NHL hockey player is offering up $100,000 if the City of Edmonton will move Lucy to a refuge in the United States.

Laraque says Lucy is stressed and has health problems, in part because of cold and isolation at the zoo.

Web journalist Tanya Birkbeck talked to Georges Laraque in a Hallway Interview. They talked about Lucy, and some of the other projects he's working on.

 

Children's Winter Holiday Contest

JaynaPatel.jpgIt's December and we continue what's become a Homerun tradition-- our children's winter holiday story contest.

All month long we are bringing you stories written by kids in elementary school across the city.

Hundreds of students entered the contest.

We enjoy reading all their stories, but had to pick 26.

Today's story is by Jayna Patel. She's in Grade 6 at Nesbitt School.

 

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A "wee song" by Breabach

Scottish band Breabach is on tour in Quebec.

They stopped by our studio for an interview with Sue.

And they also sang a "wee song" in the Homerun hallway for our Web journalist Tanya Birkbeck.

  

NHL cheerleading team

Some Habs fans talking about the idea of having cheerleaders at hockey games.
Tonight the Edmonton Oilers will unveil the first Canadian NHL cheerleading team.
Lisa-Marie Breton is captain of the Montreal Stars
Kamal Panesar is a Habs fan and blogger at habsaddict.com

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Jean Beliveau

Tonight at the Mount Stephen Club, Jean Beliveau will get his gold ring as an honorary captain
of the men's hockey team at the Vancouver Olympics.
Listen to his conversation with Brendan Kelly.

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Children's Winter Holiday Story

IMG00032-20101202-2035.jpgIt's December and we continue what's become a Homerun tradition-- our children's winter holiday story contest.

All month long we are bringing you stories written by kids in elementary school across the city.

Hundreds of students entered the contest.

We enjoy reading all their stories, but had to pick 26.

Today's story is by Michael Cutrone. He's in Grade 5 at Honore Mercier School.

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Rashid Badouri grooves to Michael Jackson

Actor and commedian Rashid Badouri is spending the afternoon with us here at Homerun.

His one-man show "Arrête ton cinéma!" sold over 300,000 tickets. He's host of a show called "Peut Contenir des Rachids" (May Contain Rachids) on TVA.

And now, he's starring in a new film "L'Appat" with Guy A. Lepage.

Our Web journalist Tanya Birkbeck did a hallway interview with him as he grooved to a song off the new Michael Jackson album "Michael."

 

Stomp out the Hunger

Students from the Renniessance programme are trying to set the guiness world record for the largest food drive. The goal is to collect and purchase 510-thousand pounds of food.
It's all to help Dans la Rue.
Brian Swirsky is coordinator of the programme.
As part of this project he wrote the lyrics for a song called "Stomp out the Hunger."
Music and vocals by David Hodges

http://johnrennie.lbpsb.qc.ca/ 

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Billing Controversy

Revenue Quebec is forcing restaurant owners to provide a printed receipt to all their clients -- whether they ask for it or not.
But a lot of people feel this is a huge waste of paper.
Homerun's Sara Germanotta is following this story.

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The Lise Watier Pavilion

Today Montreal's Old Brewery Mission opened a unique social housing project
Its called the Lise Watier Pavilion.
And its all about giving homeless women safe, stable and independent living conditions.
Homerun's Marc Apollonio was at the opening.

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The Children's Winter Holiday Contest

IMG_3266RE.JPGIt's December and we continue what's become a Homerun tradition-- our children's winter holiday story contest.

All month long we will bring you stories written by kids in elementary school across the city.

Hundreds of students entered the contest.

We enjoy reading all their stories, but had to pick 26.

Today's story is by Benjamin Partica. He's in Grade 4 at St. Lawrence School.

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A Lovely Homerun iPhone Video

The Good Lovelies are our in studio musical guests today.

Between their interviews with Sue, they were hanging out in our hallway lounge, doing yoga and getting crazy in the control room. And, catching it all on an iPhone video!

Here's the video from Kerri Ough's iPhone:

David Gutnick-Haiti

Haiti's electoral council says it will recount the ballots
from Sunday's disputed election.
The announcement comes after two days of rioting.
David Gutnick tells Sue Smith about the situation.

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Andarra Cafe Closes in NDG

andarra.jpegToday was the last day people could drop by NDG's Andarra bakery.

Andarra had become a popular hangout in the neighbourhood.

But it has closed its doors.

Homerun's Sabrina Marandola was there, and joined us live.

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Children's Winter Holiday Contest

mikayla.jpegIt's December and we continue what's become a Homerun tradition-- our children's winter holiday story contest.

All month long we will bring you stories written by kids in elementary school across the city.

Hundreds of students entered the contest.

We enjoy reading all their stories, but had to pick 26.

Today's second story is by Mikayla Ovenden-Beaudry. She's in Grade 4 and she goes to F.A.C.E..

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Children's Winter Holiday Contest

kayla.jpgIt's December and we continue what's become a Homerun tradition-- our children's winter holiday story contest.

All month long we will bring you stories written by kids in elementary school across the city.

Hundreds of students entered the contest.

We enjoy reading all their stories, but had to pick 26.

Today's story is by Kayla Raymond. She's in Grade 5 at Honore Mercier School.

 

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Children's Winter Holiday Contest

It's December and we continue what's become a Homerun tradition--our children's winter holiday story.

All month long we will bring you stories written by kids in elementary school across the city.

Hundred of students entered the contest.

We enjoy reading all their stories,but we had to pick 26.

Today's story is by Isabella Tarakjan. She's in grade 6 at Nesbitt Elementary.

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Wikileaks

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is in jail in London.  He was refused bail pending an extradition hearing.  Does this mean the end of Wikileaks?  Elias Makos is a technology columnist in Montreal

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Children's Winter Holiday Contest

trevor.jpgIt's December and we continue what's become a Homerun tradition-- our children's winter holiday story contest.

All month long we will bring you stories written by kids in elementary school across the city.

Hundreds of students entered the contest.

We enjoy reading all their stories, but had to pick 26.

Today's story is by Trevor Moucha. He's in Grade 4 at St. Lambert Elementary.

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Effusion a capella at CBC Carolling Challenge

With the CBC Carolling Challenge, CBC personalities and volunteers from local choirs are singing for a good cause. 

All donations collected go to Dans La Rue.

Here's a video of the Effusion a capella singing today at lunchtime sing-along on St. Catherine Street in front of Christ Church Cathedral.


Legal blood alcohol limit

TodayTransport Minister Sam Hamad said the province will not lower the legal blood alcohol limit. The government had been thinking about lowering the limit from 0.08 per cent to 0.05 per cent. Jean-Marie De Koninck is  part of a provincial committee that made recommendations to the Ministry of Transport

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Educ-Alcool

Hubert Sacy is director of Educ-Alcool - a group that educates people about the safe consumption of alcohol.

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Hallway Interview with Mike Bonnano of The Yes Men

The Yes Men are in Montreal tonight for a screening of their film: "The Yes Men Fix the World" at Concordia University.
The Yes Men are known for their political pranks.
Web journalist Tanya Birkbeck spoke to Yes Men member Mike Bonnano in a Hallway Interview.

Homerun broadcasting live from John Rennie High School

CBC will be broadcasting live from John Rennie High School in Pointe Claire as part of the school's year-long Guinness World Records Food Drive in support of Dans la Rue.

Daybreak, Radio Noon, Homerun and CBC News: Montreal will be broadcasting live from the school, helping students collect food for Dans la Rue.

Please come by John Rennie High School (map) between 5:30am - 6:30pm to meet some of CBC's on-air personalities and drop off a non-perishable food item.

 

Children's Winter Holiday Contest

WilliamBilhete.jpgIt's December and we continue what's become a Homerun tradition-- Our children's winter holiday story contest.

All month long we will bring you stories written by kids in Elementary school across the city.

Hundreds of students entered the contest.

We enjoy reading all their stories, but had to pick 26.

Today's story is by William Bilhete. He's in Grade 3 at Pierre Elliott Trudeau School.

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The Nutcracker

nutcracker.JPGBallet Ouest de Montreal is mounting the Nutcracker this weekend at Salle Pierre Mercure.
11-year old Laurianne Flynn is playing Clara.
12-year-old Sandrine Robb-Lavoie is also playing Clara.

And 15-year-old Evelyn Handson-Gillis is one of the Mints.

 

www.balletouest.com/

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Children's Winter Holiday Contest

celia.jpgIt's December and we continue what's become a Homerun tradition-- our children's winter holiday contest.

All month long we will bring you stories written by kids in elementary schools across the city.

Today's Holiday story is from Celia Pennimpde. She's in Grade 6 at Nesbitt Elementary.

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Hallway interview with Sean McCann of Great Big Sea

Sean McCann of Great Big Sea was with Sue Smith in studio today. Great Big Sea perform tonight at 8PM at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier of Place des Arts. Tickets cost $34 to $49 dollars.

Web journalist Marc Apollonio had the opportunity to have a quick interview with McCann before he left CBC.

 

 

 

 

Plus, check out this freshly recorded Sean McCann Christmas song:

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Munipal budget

The Mayor of Dollard des Ormeaux  Ed Janiszewski says he'll vote against yesterdays municipal budget...even though he approves of it.

 

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Pat Burns update

Montreal police say the two suitcases stolen from Pat Burns' widow's vehicle have been recovered.
First you'll hear from Sergeant Ian Lafreniere, then Robin Burns--Pat's cousin.

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Mark Ranger chief negotiator for CUPE

 Mayors from the demerged cities say salaries for Montreal's blue collar workers are out of control.
 And the mayors want the province to step in.
 First you'll hear from  Westmount Mayor Peter Trent.
 Then Mark Ranger.
 He's a chief negotiator for CUPE -- the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
 It represents many of Montreal's blue collar workers.
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Children's Winter Holiday Contest

Emma Allan.jpg 
It's December and we continue what's become a Homerun tradition.

Our childrens' winter holiday story contest.

All month long we will bring you stories written by kids in Elementery school across the city.

Hundreds of students entered the contest.

We enjoy reading all their stories...but had to pick 26.

Today's holiday story is from Emma Allan.
She goes to St. Lawrence Elementary.

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Sue Smith sings "Santa Claus is Coming To Town"


Watch CBC Montreal's "Jingle Bells" mashup here.

Take part in our CBC Carolling Challenge! Get all the info on our Christmas Sing In website.  

The Grey Cup Parade

 The Grey Cup Parade took place today.
 Fans came out to cheer on the Montreal Alouettes.
 They brought home the Grey Cup for the second year in a row.
 Homerun's Sabrina Marandola spent the day with the players and fans.

 

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World AIDS day

Today is world AIDS day.
Head and Hands is an NDG youth service centre.
They're launching a new program today - Rapid HIV Testing.
Leah Dolgoy is director of development.

www.headandhands.ca

 

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city's new budget for 2011

Today Mayor Gerald Tremblay announced the city's new budget for 2011
Montrealers will paying more taxes.
They're up an average of 4.2%. And car owners will have to pay a $45 dollar car tax.
Jean Freed is a financial advisor and teaches finance at Concordia University

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Hallway interview with The Pickle of Love

pick1.jpgMontreal singer/composer Shayne Gryn aka The Pickle of Love joined Sue Smith on Homerun today.  He plays Cabaret Mado tonight at 8 p.m.

Before he left the studio to get ready for tonight's show Web journalist Marc Apollonio asked him a few questions.

Why the Pickle of Love?

There was this Facebook group that was trying to get even more fans for pickles than for the band Nickelback. And apparently [Nickelback singer]Chad Kroeger said, 'sure you've got more fans but we've sold 30-million albums'. So I decided to play music as a pickle to see if I could sell more albums than Nickelback. Then the pickle took on a life of its own.

 

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Children's Winter Holiday Story Contest

tyra2.JPGToday is December first.

That means it's the start of what's become a Homerun tradition-- our children's winter holiday story contest.

All month long we will bring you stories written by kids in
elementary schools across the city.

Hundreds of students entered the contest.

We enjoyed reading all their stories, but had to pick 26.

Here is our first story by Tyra Marcelin

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