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July 2013 Archives

Granby Zoo to take in Calgary monkeys

Four spider monkeys are destined for Granby Zoo after June's flooding forced them out of their home. Homerun speaks to Calgary Zoo curator Jamie Dorgan and Granby Zoo head veterinarian Marie-Josée Limoges about their journey.
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Rise in elder abuse

The president of Quebec's human rights commission, Gaétan Cousineau, says more elder financial abuse is being reported. The increase has led the commission to create its own investigative team to look into the issue

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Bar owners on responsibility

A 67-year-old woman is dead after a man, soon after being kicked out of a bar for being aggressive, allegedly attacked her. Two Montreal bar owners discuss where their responsibility ends when ejecting an aggressive patron.
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Dead baby belugas

Marine biologist Robert Michaud in concerned about the increase of dead beluga whales he is finding in the St. Lawrence River, including two baby belugas discovered in recent weeks.
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Jeb Brovsky fundraising

Montreal Impact defender Jeb Brovsky explains why he is raising money to bring hundreds of Guatemalan orphans to a soccer game.
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Minor refugee claimants

Last year more than 300 unaccompanied minors arrived at Canadian border crossings seeking asylum. CBC reporter Thomas Daigle speaks to one of the claimants about his journey.
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Verdun home invasion

justin.JPGJustin Stuart talks about being robbed while he was at his home in Verdun and the support he's getting to track doing the eight guitars that were stolen.
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$7.2 Million from Red Cross

Gordon Beaudoin, a Lac-Megantic resident, responds to Pascal Mathieu from the Canadian Red Cross explaining how the organization will distribute funds raised.

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Lac-Megantic residents visit their homes

Catherine Cullen spent the day with residents who were able to visit their homes in the red zone.  Cullen says she's been moved by the warmth and generosity of the people of Lac-Megantic. 

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Long-gun registry data

Monique Lacombe speaks to CBC's Raffy Boudjikanian about the Quebec Court of Appeal's decision not to force the federal government to preserve Quebec's portion of the dismantled long-gun registry. The province intends to go to the Supreme Court of Canada to save the data.
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New safety regulations from Transport Canada

CN spokesman Mark Hallman and Transport Action Canada president David Jeanes react to Transport Canada's newly released emergency directives to increase rail safety.
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Storm hurts Laval

The CBC's Alison Northcott brings Homerun the latest from Laval, where Friday's storm uprooted more than 100 trees and caused power outages for thousands of residents.
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Angry Bird in Jarry Park

Anne-Sophie Pratte shot a video of a Red-winged Blackbird swooping down and landing on people's heads near its nest in Jarry Park. She says she was attacked herself several times. Here's a link to that video.
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Outpost Travel

In January, Daybreak brought you the story of Hamed Al-Khabaz and Ovi Mija being reprimanded for revealing private details about students while exposing security flaws in Dawson College's schools database. Now the two former students are being recognized for their startup Outpost Travel.
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Michael Applebaum's severance pay

Gregory Thomas, a director with the not-for-profit Canadian Taxpayers Federation, reacts to former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum's $267,000 severance pay. His group wants Applebaum's severance pay to be witheld until he's acquitted of all charges.
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Trayvon Martin Montreal event

Homerun speaks to Farid Charles about his experience with what he calls racial profiling and why he is attending the "Hoodies up: Justice for Trayvon" event at Phillips Square.
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Missing monarch butterflies

Maxim Larrivée from the Montreal Insectarium tells Homerun's Sonali Karnick about the unprecedented drop in monarch butterflies, the potential affects on our environment and the simple things you can do to help.
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Blake Geoffrion retires

Former Montreal forward Blake Geoffrion speaks to Homerun's Sonali Karnick about his new role as a scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets and how he made the decision to retire from the NHL at the age of 25.
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Montreal doctors compete on The Amazing Race

A married couple from Montreal, Holly Agostino and Brett Burstein, join Sonali Karnick in studio to talk about their experience on the Canadian version of The Amazing Race and how it brought them closer together.
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Cabinet shuffle

Montreal political scientist Bruce Hicks deconstructs Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet shuffle and how it affects changing political allegiances in Canada.
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Romados re-opens

Manny Machado, the owner of popular Plateau chicken restaurant Romados, speaks with Sonali Karnick live from the restaurant about why it was closed for more than six months and the restaurant's new menu. SPOILER ALERT: Romados is bringing in a poutine.
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Louis Cyr film screens in Lac-Mégantic

Pierre Landry reviews lead actor Antoine Bertrand's performance of the legendary strongman and speaks to the film's producer about why the cast and crew headed to Lac-Mégantic to present free screenings for the community.
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Support Lac-Mégantic

People from across Quebec are volunteering to help residents of Lac-Mégantic through a website. Homerun spoke to Michelle Corcos, a Sherboorke woman offering acupuncture to residents and volunteers, and Montrealer Anne-Marie Boulanger, who is offering her services as a translator.
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Healing Lac-Mégantic

Concordia University professor Rosemary Reilly studies communities that experience tragedy. She explaines what people in Lac-Mégantic need to heal following the deadly derailment.
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Lac-Mégantic environmental impact update

Radio-Canada environment reporter Etienne Leblanc explains how the deadly train derailement in Lac-Mégantic is threatening to contaminate ground water in the area.
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Head of MMA in Lac-Mégantic

CBC reporter Steve Rukavina follows the impromptu news conference from MMA railway chairman Ed Burkhardt when he was greeted by a throng of reporters in Lac-Mégantic. Burkhardt told reporters the engineer in charge of the train that derailed and exploded in Lac-Mégantic has been suspended and will likely note be working for the company again.
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Mégantic MNA Ghislain Bolduc

The Liberal MNA for Mégantic, Ghislain Bolduc, has been helping his community and watching citizens come together following the deadly train derailment.
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Lac-Mégantic deadly derailement

HEC professor Pierre-Olivier Pineau says the train derailement and crude oil spill that led to at least five deaths in Lac-Mégantic will likely not influence oil transport policy in North America.
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Etienne Leblanc, Radio-Canada's environment reporter, brings us the latest from Lac-Mégantic.
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First Nations communities open doors

Quebec First Nations communities are trying to attract tourists this summer. Odanak Chief Richard O'Bamsawin explains why he wants people to visit and what they'll get to see.
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Special Olympics in Pointe-Claire

The Special Olympics Quebec Summer Games kick off today in Pointe-Claire. Francine Baldoni explains how competing has changed her daughter Lena's life.
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Phyllis Lambert backs Marcel Côté

Some well-known Montrealers came out to support Marcel Côté in his bid for Montreal Mayor, including Montreal architect, philanthropist and founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Phyllis Lambert.
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Hasidic woman runs for city council

Mindy Pollack is running to be city councillor for the Claude-Ryan district of Outremont with Projet Montreal. If elected she will be the first Hasidic woman elected to Montreal City Hall. She wants to improve dialogue between the Hasidic and non-Hasidic community.

 

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Louise Harel drops out of mayoral race

Vision Montreal leader Louise Harel explains why she decided to give up her dream of being the first female mayor of Montreal. 

 

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