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December 2013 Archives

"For us, it's a bad dream," says dog owner

1496592_10151942627135326_1617270696_o.jpgMichel Cohen lost his dog in the St-Lazare kennel fire that also killed 17 other dogs. He spoke with Homerun guest host Morgan Dunlop about his confusion and grief over the loss - and his hope that it never happens again. 
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Your guide to New Year's Eve

nye-fireworks.jpgStill don't have New Year's Eve plans? Cult MTL's Lorraine Carpenter has you covered. Today she joined Homerun guest host Morgan Dunlop with her top picks for where to be when the clock strikes twelve.
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Reputed mafia boss laid to rest

mi-nickrizzuto-300.jpgReputed mafia boss Vito Rizzuto's funeral was held today. Julian Sher has written several books about the Montreal Mafia, and he spoke with Homerun guest host Morgan Dunlop about the funeral and what happens next. 
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Holiday story contest

Anissa(1).JPGAnissa Miele is a grade six student at Gardenview School. Here is her story.

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Thumbnail image for gabriella.JPGGabriella Meterissian is a grade six student at Gardenview School. Here is her story.


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Lester B. Pearson School Board denounces secular charter

quebec-charter-values-20131022.jpg The LBPSB says the Parti Québécois's proposed secular charter is the 2013 version of "Speak White," a controversial Quebec poem. "We want to inflame the debate, we want to start a discussion [...] and to start the opposition to this bill," says Suanne Stein Day, the Chairman of the Lester B. Pearson School Board on Homerun.
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marco.JPGMarco Turturro  is a grade five student at Edward Murphy School.

Here is his story.

 

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Thumbnail image for hannah.stoopler.JPG Hannah Stoopler is a grade six student at Gardenview School. Here is her story.
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Celebrating Nelson Mandela

mandela.jpg The Cote-des-Neiges Black Community Association is hosting an event celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. Tiffany Callender helped organize the event. She talks to Homerun's Sue Smith.
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pana2.JPG Panayiotis Kappos is a grade five student at Gardenview School. Here is his story.
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audrey.1.JPGAudrey Frattasio is a grade six student at Honore Mercier School.
Here is her story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thumbnail image for stephen.mikus.JPG Stephen Mikus is a grade six student at Gardenview School. Here is his story.
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GSP hangs up his gloves

justin.JPGUFC champion Georges St-Pierre is giving up his title and taking an indefinite leave of absence from fighting. Homerun host Sue Smith spoke to Justin Kingsley, a creative consultant and writer who worked with GSP on his brand and wrote his book with him.

 

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ingridorrell.jpgIngrid Orrell is a grade five student at Edward Murphy School.

Here is her story.

 

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Mount Sinai Hospital unveils Snoezelen room

snoezelen2.JPG Montreal's Mount Sinai Hospital invests $100,000 in sensory therapy for anxiety. "How can you be nervous when you see something so calm, so beautiful?" says patient Marie Truffauld.
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steven.iadi.jpgSteven Iannidinardo is a grade five student at Edward Murphy School.

Here is his story.

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Some seniors depend on door-to-door mail

Pietro 032.JPG Yellow Door director Pietro Bozzo says the end of door-to-door mail delivery will cost some Montreal seniors their autonomy. "If you start limiting that kind of access, they'll start looking for institutionalization sooner," says Bozzo.
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serena.jpgSerena Vessella is a grade five student at Gardenview.

Here is her story.

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West Island studio supports local musicians

1461844_10151900075940326_731275842_n.jpgArts reporter Pierre Landry paid a visit to a music studio in Baie-D'Urfé which helps support local musicians. Connor Seidel runs the studio. Listen to his conversation with Pierre Landry.

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Paying tribute to Nelson Mandela

update cover photo.jpgSouth Africans and leaders from around the world gathered in Johannesburg for Nelson Mandela's memorial service this morning. Montreal singer Lorraine Klassen was one of the performers there. She joined Homerun's Sue Smith live from Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

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Angelo-Joseph Russo is a grade five student at Gardenview school.

Here is his story.

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Aditi.JPGAditi Nahar is a grade three student at  Westmount Park School.
Here is her story.
 
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Xyla wants to replace sugar in diets

hi-xyla.jpg CBC Montreal received a promotional package of sweetener Xyla. It boasts 40 per cent fewer calories than sugar. But a Montreal dietitian says it may not be a good choice for everyone.
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jesse.sutherland.jpgJesse Sutherland is a seven-year-old student at Royal Vale School .
Here is his story. 
 
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Remembering Mandela

vuyo.jpgVuyo Bhembe is an actor and singer in Montreal.He went to school with Nelson Mandela's grandchildren in Swaziland almost 20 years ago.

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Singing for Mandela

nantali.jpeg"There's no one like him," says Ngozi Daniel. He had the chance to sing for Nelson Mandela when he visited Montreal in 1990. He tells Homerun's Sue Smith about the experience.

(Photo: Archives de Montreal)

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Former Montreal mayor Jean Doré on Mandela

mandela.jpg "It was one of the greatest moments in my political life," says former Montreal mayor Jean Doré on meeting Nelson Mandela in 1990.
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Plants and Animals singer on OCD difficulty

warrenspicer.JPG"I couldn't tell anybody about it because it was too embarrassing," says Plants and Animals singer Warren Spicer about having OCD and not being able to talk about it. He says music has helped him.
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angelica.russo.jpgAngelica Russo is a grade six student at Honoré Mercier Elementary School.
Here is her story.
 
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Briano Santoianni  is a grade six student at Honoré Mercier Elementary School.
Here is his story.
 
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Tiziana.Buontempo.jpgTiziana Buontempo is a grade six student at Honoré Mercier Elementary School.
Here is her story.
 
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Graffiti upset in Pointe-St-Charles

FACE.JPG"It makes me sick to my stomach," says Shaen Johnston who helped create a community mural in Pointe-St-Charles that was defaced overnight. A black woman's face was covered with white paint.
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Oliver.Kalin.jpgOliver Kalin is a seven-year-old student at Royal Vale School .
Here is his story. 
 
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LGBT community invited to kiss at Le Manoir

segakis.jpgThe owner of Brasserie Le Manoir in Pointe-Claire, Peter Sergakis, apologizes after a staff member asked two lesbian women to leave for kissing. He also invites LGBT couples to a kiss-in at the bar and restaurant.
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