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January 2014 Archives

Montrealer wants to open first cat café

Jean Sébastien Bouchard was in the Homerun studio to talk about his project for a cat café. People could get their cat and coffee fix at the same time.

 

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Liberal decision 'shocks' Senator Dennis Dawson

dawson.jpg (Photo: Government of Canada) "It was a shock. I've been involved with the Liberal party for years," says Quebec Senator Dennis Dawson. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has expelled all Liberal senators telling them they must sit as independents.
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Montrealer Jennifer Gasoi on her Grammy win

Jennifer Gasoi.jpgMontrealer Jennifer Gasoi won in the category of best children's album for her second record "Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well." Homerun's Pierre Landry spoke to her about that win.
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Marmite crackdown

It's been a busy day at Bramble House in Valois Bay. It sells goods from Britain and lots of people want to know if they are still allowed to sell Marmite. Diane Hodges is the owner of Bramble House.

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L'Isle-Verte seniors home fire

Sue Smith speaks to the CBC's Marika Wheeler reporting live from L'Isle-Verte.  Wheeler give us a sense of the impact of the tragedy on the tight-knit community. 

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Montreal police denied access to Magnotta university research

Magnottapic.jpgA Quebec superior court judge has ruled Montreal police can't access an academic research interview with alleged murderer Luka Magnotta. Paul Jacobsen is the lawyer who represented the researchers. Ian Lafreniere is a spokesperson for the Montreal Police.
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Anthony Calvillo retires

calvillo_jpg.jpgThe Montreal Alouettes longtime quarterback Anthony Calvillo says he's retiring from playing professional football.  He speaks to Sue Smith about his post-retirement plans that include going back to school.

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BIXI files for bankruptcy protection

hi-bixi-stock-852-cp.jpgBIXI owes $50 million to various creditors, including $31 million to the City of Montreal. Pierre Desrochers is president of Montreal's executive committee. He speaks with Sue Smith.
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Montrealer to volunteer in Syrian refugee camp

Faisal.JPG Faisal Alazem is a Syrian-Montrealer who says he needs to be close to the reality and the suffering of displaced Syrians. Alazem will be volunteering in a refugee camp in Rehanyeh, near the Turkish border. The UN estimates there are more than 500 000 Syrian refugees living in Turkey.
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Rabbi Poupko shares personal memories of Ariel Sharon

Sharon.jpg Ariel Sharon was Prime Minister of Israel from 2001 to 2006. He died Saturday after spending eight years in a coma. Rabbi Poupko of Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation in Côte Saint-Luc knew Sharon.
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Is it OK for doctors to google their patients?

Brian Goldman.jpgYou hear about patients "Googling" their doctors. But you don't usually hear about doctors "Googling" their patients! Homerun's house doctor Brian Goldman tells Sue Smith why the tables are turning.
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Father and son fight autism with karate

karate-class.jpgAndré Langevin says karate has improved his autistic son Philippe's motor skills, focus, and ability to communicate. Now he and his son are hoping other families can benefit from their experience. Together, they teach weekly karate classes to children with autism spectrum disorder and their parents.
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Erik Guay makes the cut for Olympic alpine ski team

guay.jpgTremblant's own Erik Guay will be leading the Canadian alpine ski team in Sochi. While he holds the Canadian record for the most World Cup podium finishes, he has yet to win an Olympic medal. 

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David Thibault sings rendition after performing at Graceland's Elvis party

download.jpg Homerun's Sarah Leavitt spoke to Quebec teen and Elvis impersonator David Thibault about what it was like performing at Graceland for Elvis' 79th birthday.
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Montreal police consider personal cameras

ian.jpg"Sometimes mistakes happen... It can be useful to see both sides of the story," says Montreal police spokesman Ian Lafrenière. He spoke to Sue Smith about recent recorded events and the force's decision to consider equipping officers with cameras.
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The Montreal mayor's plans for 2014

denis-coderre-studio.jpg Denis Coderre responded to Montrealers' safety concerns due to this extreme winter weather. And he told us about his priorities at City Hall for 2014.
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Cold weather safety tips for pet owners

Galens-Snowgear-1_zps9df63bb7.jpgWhen the temperatures drop, our pets feel the cold just as much as we do. Veterinarian Karen Joy Goldenberg explains how to keep our dogs and cats safe and comfortable in the cold weather.

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Dog kennel owner speaks out after fire

nick-zevgolis.jpg The owner of the kennel where 18 dogs were killed in a fire last weekend is defending himself. Nick Zevgolis says he feels terrible about what happened and is trying to make amends.
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