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April 2014 Archives

Alberta students reach space camp after near defeat

sarah 006.jpgA travel agency's bankruptcy left elementary school students from a school in St. Albert, Alberta without $250,000 for their school trip.

 Despite the loss, they managed to raise the money again and make it to the Laval Cosmodome's space camp.

 

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Local basketball coaches react to Donald Sterling punishment

940-sterling-donald-8col.jpgThe NBA has banned the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million after he allegedly made racist comments.

Local basketball coaches Trevor Williams and Joey McKitterick applaud the NBA's decision.

(Photo: Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)

 

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Men stress mice, may skew results

li-lab-mouse.jpgA McGill University-led study found that mice are more stressed when tested by male scientists, not female ones.

Professor Jeffrey Mogil tells Steve Rukavina how this may be affecting scientific research.

 

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Local designer says boutique copied her work

 

untitled 2.jpg"We know it happens...This is a really extreme case," says Birds of North America designer Hayley Gibson about allegations that Montreal's Boutique Onze sold copies of her dress designs, along with copies of clothing made by other local designers.

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Quebec happy with senate ruling

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Quebec Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée tells Shawn Apel she is pleased with the Supreme Court's ruling that the federal government does not have the power to unilaterally reform the Senate without support from the provinces.

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Fighting for greenspace

weeds.jpgVille-Émard resident Vincent Morissette says a Sud-Ouest Borough rule is keeping him from converting his unused garage into greenspace. Shawn Apel speaks with Morissette and Projet Montréal Sud-Ouest Borough Councillor Alain Vaillancourt about the rule.
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The other anthem singer

sara diamond.JPGDawson College student Sara Diamond,19, tells Shawn what it's like to sing the U.S. national anthem at the Bell Centre during the playoffs. She also shared Ginette Reno's advice: "Break a leg. Break a rib. Break everything." 

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Armenian Montrealers want Turkey's recognition of Armenian genocide

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Today Armenians around the world are marking the 99th anniversary of what's known as the Armenian genocide.

Norair Serengulian, of the Armenian National Committee of Canada, wants the Turkish government to recognize the events of 1915-23 as a genocide.

(Photo: Jaela Bernstien)

 

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CBC and Concordia present the Côte-des-Neiges Chronicles

DSC_0168.JPGCôte-des-Neiges Chronicles is a collaboration between CBC Montreal and the Diploma Program of the Department of Journalism at Concordia University.

Students were asked to report on Montreal's Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood.

(Photo: Andy Fidel)

 

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Montreal taxi driver acquitted for criminal negligence causing death

hi-taxi-cab-light-852-8col.jpgNassif Simon Saidy, a Montreal taxi driver, was acquitted today for criminal negligence causing death.

A 71-year-old client was left out in the cold in front of his home. The man later died.

Addy Adegeye has been a taxi driver with Taxi Diamond for more than 20 years. He weighs in on the decision.

 

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Is company loyalty dying?

A recent survey shows high numbers of Canadians are job hopping.

Are Canadians becoming less loyal to their employers?

The founder of a career coaching service weighs in on this tendency.

 

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Limiting work e-mails after business hours

blackberrystorym-RTXAT0A.jpgSome workplaces in France are talking about banning e-mails after work hours.

Yanik Deschênes of Edelman Montreal talks about his company's policy on e-mails and Concordia University professor Steven Appelbaum says e-mail bans would be hard to adopt in Canadian workplaces. 

  

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"Shakespeare Selfie" writing challenge for Canadians

shakespeare selfie-small body.jpgShakespeare took selfies all the time. But instead of a camera, he used a quill.

From April 14 to May 9, Canada Writes will be asking Canadians to take a Shakespearean character, situate him or her in a present-day scenario, and write a new soliloquy or monologue for them.

Challenge will be open to Canadians aged 12 and over. Prize: an iPad mini for entrants aged 12-18, one for entrants 19 and over.

(Illustration: Graham Roumieu)

 

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Folk legend Jesse Winchester dies

jesse-winchester-musician-dead-at-69.jpg"He was just a sweet, kind, super impressive human being," says Montreal folk music festival organizer Matt Large, remembering Jesse Winchester with Homerun's Shawn Apel.

(Photo: Jesse Winchester Facebook page)

 

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Michael Fortier reflects on Jim Flaherty's death

Michael Fortier, the former Conservative Minister of International Trade, got to know the former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty through politics.

He reflected on Flaherty's life and legacy.

(Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

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#McGillHappy video goes viral

McGill students have put together a music video that is getting a lot of attention.

It's a lip-dub of Pharrell Williams' song "Happy" and it's already gotten over 26,000 views on YouTube.

Watch the video here.

(Photo: Tom Zheng)

 

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Heartbleed Bug

healthmatters-pox-of-passwords-20100726.jpgAn internet security flaw is rattling a lot of nerves today. It's called the "Heartbleed Bug", and it's found in software code used by two thirds of "secure" websites around the world. Carmi Levy is an independent technology analyst. He talks to Homerun's Shawn Apel.

 

 

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The day after

Bernie.JPGCBC's senior political analyst for Quebec Bernard St-Laurent and Homerun's Sue Smith speak about Philippe Couillard's first speech at the National Assembly the day after his party's big win.

 

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Mondays in the Bishi

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Kick off your week with Jeremy Welik and Matthew Chaim as they make their way around the city singing, rapping, and making videos all in the comfort of their Mitsubishi Lancer. They joined Sue Smith in the Homerun studio.

(Photo courtesy of Boots & Scoops/Facebook)

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Parliament Hill's take on Quebec's election

election.jpgToday's election in Quebec is being closely watched by the rest of Canada. Rosemary Barton is CBC's national reporter on Parliament Hill. She joins Sue Smith in the Homerun studio on what today's election could mean for Ottawa.
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One of 'McGill Five' allowed to vote

lawyer-julius-grey.jpgA Montreal judge has ruled that one of five McGill University students fighting for the right to vote may do so. Homerun's Sue Smith speaks to their lawyer, Julius Grey.

 

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Last-minute election strategy

ELECTIONS.jpgWith the Quebec election only three days away, Homerun takes a look at last-minute campaign strategies. Host Sue Smith speaks with CBC Montreal election producer Tim Duboyce.

 

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Highschool students on secular charter

ROSEMERE.jpg Ensemble for the respect of diversity holds workshops across Quebec to promote diversity and reduce bullying. It says questions about the secular charter come up every week. Homerun's Morgan Dunlop went to Rosemere highschool to sit in on a discussion.
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'Devastating milestone' for Lebanon

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The UN refugee agency says there are now one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Homerun's Sue Smith speaks to Kyle Matthews of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University. 
 
 
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Maison du Père expansion

vincent2.JPGToday the Maison du Père men's shelter and residence unveiled 31 new single rooms, doubling the capacity of its reintegration program. Homerun's Morgan Dunlop took a tour of the new space with one of the men about to move in.
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Montreal gets literal with the Blue Met

Blue-Met-literary-festival-montreal.jpgHomerun arts reporter Pierre Landry was in with news of Montreal's International Literary Festival.

Know as Blue Metropolis, it takes this year from April 28 to May 4.

 

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New medical marijuana law in effect today

image.jpgNew rules for medical marijuana come into effect today.

Up until now patients had to apply for permission through Health Canada.

Starting today, patients must be prescribed cannabis by a doctor or nurse practitioner.

 

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Company wants your heartbeat to replace your passwords

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If you've ever been lost in a sea of usernames and passwords, there may be an alternative on the horizon.

One Canadian company wants you to ditch passwords, and instead, log in with your heartbeat.

(Photo: Nymi)

 

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