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July 2012 Archives

Montreal filmmaker receives letter from Dolly Parton

tara john.JPGMontreal filmmaker Tara Johns received critical praise for her film released last year "The Year Dolly Parton was My Mom".
The film tells the story of an 11 year-old girl who learns she was adopted and becomes convinced that the country star is her mother.
Tara Johns recently got the highest possible praise for her film.

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New road safety measure

Quebec's Transportation Minister, Pierre Moreau was in Montreal today to announce new safety measures for emergency vehicles.
This announcement comes after news the transportation ministry is going after a construction consortium in the Viger tunnel collapse.
Homerun host Steve Rukavina spoke with the minister earlier today.

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Clara Hughes

CLARA.jpegThe hometown of athlete Clara Hughes in Quebec's Eastern Townships is high on Olympic spirit.
Neighbours and friends are planning to gather in Glen Sutton to watch her compete this Sunday.
Jeremy Fontana is one of her biggest fans.

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Countdown to London Games 2012

Less than 24 hours to the opening ceremonies of The Olympics in London, England -- the stress levels are peaking.
Pierre Landry spoke with two Montrealers who were at the Beijing games in 2008 about the pre-Opening Ceremony moment.
Francis Luna Grenier is a weightlifter.  Hank Palmer is a sprinter and relay racer.

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Better health care for all provinces

Quebec's premier, Jean Charest joined other Canadian premiers to tackle questions about health care. Recommendations from a study titled  "From Innovation to Action" were presented for the premiers to consider.
Dr.Ruth Vander Stelt, President of the Quebec Medical Association thinks the report is a great start.

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Gambletron at the McCord Museum

Montreal-based improvisational noise artist and multi-intrumentalist Gambletron is performing a free outdoor show tonight at the McCord Museum. Homerun arts reporter Ange-Aimée Woods met up with her earlier today just outside the museum.
 
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PHI Centre now open to the public

A smart new building for art with a host of production studios and creative spaces just opened in Old Montreal. Homerun Arts reporter Ange-Aimee Woods took a tour of the PHI Centre today.
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AMENTIA

There's a new interactive art installation in Old Montreal that measures your sanity.
It's called Amentia and it's a free exhibit on at the PHI centre until October.
Jean-Francois Mayrand is the artist, he is also the Interactive Creative Director at the PHI Centre. Homerun arts reporter Ange-Aimee Woods visited the installation earlier today.

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Hyatt Regency hotel

Over 100 unionized workers from the downtown Hyatt regency hotel walked off the job today.
Pierre Landry spoke with Raphael Fortin, the union's Vice-President.

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Noel des Campeurs

Noel des campeurs- Christmas in July. It's a little known holiday but for Jerry Ranger it's a big deal.
He's been celebrating for the past 25 years with a camping trip in Rigaud.

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JB Smoove at Just for Laughs

Comedian JB Smoove is performing at Just for Laughs tonight. The show is called Late Night with Leon Black. Homerun Arts reporter Ange-Aimée Woods met up with Smoove earlier today.
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Alter Egos World Premiere at Fantasia Film Festival tonight

alteregos.JPGAlter Egos screens at the Fantasia Film Festival tonight. CBC Arts Reporter Ange-Aimee Woods spoke to Homerun host Pierre Landry earlier today. Here's her report:
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James Bay agreement

Today Quebec Premier Jean Charest signs historic deal giving the Cree community more power over natural resources in the James Bay region.
Ashley Iserhoff, Deputy Grand Chief of the James Bay Cree.

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Tech talk with Elias Makos

A price war has been declared between the 3 major cell carriers (Bell, Rogers, and Telus). Pierre spoke with tech columnist, Elias Makos.

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POLITICS and TWITTER

Elections are rumoured to be coming up and as things heat up, Twitter is playing an increasingly large role in the political race.
Ethan Cox is a political observer watching the political game play out on Twitter.

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Batman cinema shooting casts dark shadow over premiere

A dark shadow is spreading far beyond Gotham City today as movie-goers watch The Dark Knight Rises in the wake of a mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. 12 are confirmed dead and more than 70 injured.This is the third installment in director Christopher Nolan's take on the classic hero. Matthew Buttice is a serious  batman fan who saw the film at yesterday's midnight preview. Jeff Moss is also batty about Batman.  He's the General Manager at The 4th Wall comic book store.

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Montreal artists and curators 'appalled' by Olympic Stadium statue

A new sculpture to be erected at Montreal's Olympic Stadium is causing a stir in Montreal's arts community. The Regie des installations olympiques told CBC news, the sculpture was a gift and it accepted the gift.  Emmanuel Galland is a Montreal based curator and art critic.
He and a colleague wrote an open letter to Le Devoir today criticizing the gift of a sculpture for the Esplanade of the Olympic Stadium. Homerun host Jeanette Kelly met up with Galland earlier today.


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Youth Center in Little Burgundy Cutting Outreach Staff

A community organization that works with youth and families in Little Burgundy is losing its funding. And that means it's losing one of its youth workers. Selena Isles is the only female mediator working with young people at BUMP, the Burgundy Urban Mediation Project. Charlene Hunte is a single mother raising three children in the Little Burgundy area. 


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Cult MTL replaces the now defunct Montreal Mirror

Today a new website is taking over where the Montreal Mirror left off. It's called Cult MTL and it's run by former employees of the Mirror. Malcolm Fraser is the screen editor. Lorraine Carpenter is the music editor. Homerun host Jeanette Kelly spoke to them both on Monday.
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Cartoonists want recognition as artists

The Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists wants cartoonists to be recognized as artists.  Right now they are not eligible for funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.  They're asking Canadians to sign an online petition.  Terry Mosher, better known as Aislin, is the editorial cartoonist for the Montreal Gazette.
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Fantasia Film Festival launches 2012 line-up

fantasia.jpegToday the Fantasia Film Festival announced the line-up for it's Sweet 16 edition. Mitch Davis is the festival co-director and the co-director of International Programming.

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TSN Radio 990 set to become a French all-sports station PART TWO

If Bell gets it's way, TSN radio will be no more.
It's applied to the CRTC to change TSN into an all French sports station to be known as RDS Radio 990.
We requested an interview with TSN Radio and Bell Media. They both referred us to RDS.
Gerry Frappier is the president of RDS Radio.
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TSN Radio 990 set to become a French all-sports station PART ONE

Bell Media has applied to the CRTC to convert TSN 990 to a French all-sports station called RDS Radio 990. Homerun spoke to web reporter Lindsay Michael.
We also spoke to Colin Bateman. He was producer at the station when it was still the Team 990 and TSN 990 listener Sean Martin. 
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Eugenie Bouchard

eugenie.jpgBianca Milo attended Westmount High School with Eugenie Bouchard. The young women are good friends. Bouchard took the top prize in both the singles and doubles girl's division at Wimbledon.

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Street Suds

Homerun host Jeanette Kelly dropped by a new Montreal venture called Street Suds today.
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MISSTRESS BARBARA

Misstress Barbara performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival on Tuesday.
She dropped by Homerun before her sound check.
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