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May 2014 Archives

Montrealers reflect on Angelou

Maya1.jpgAmerican author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died today. Homerun's Sue Smith speaks with blogger Martine St.Victor, and salon owner Abisara Machold about how Angelou inspired them.

 

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Russian rocket blasts off

SOYUZ.pngA Russian Soyuz rocket is now heading to the International Space Station. It's a joint mission between the U.S. and Russia. Homerun's Sue Smith talks to Andrew Fazekas, space columnist with National Geographic.

(Photo NASA TV)

 

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AMT ponders how to improve transit to Montreal's West Island

amt-commuter-train.jpgDocuments obtained by Radio-Canada show that the AMT is looking at various scenarios for improving transit from downtown Montreal to the West Island - from adding more bus service to building a light rail transit system. But they all have high costs.

 

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Xavier Dolan comes home with Cannes' Jury Prize

photo 2.JPGFilmmaker Xavier Dolan has returned from the Cannes Film Festival with the Jury Prize.

Arts reporter Pierre Landry caught up with him about his success.

 

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Adam Karch performs new album tonight

 

karch.jpgBlues guitarist Adam Karch plays Upstairs in Montreal tonight, performing songs from his new album Blueprints.

 

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Mother of Canadiens' Dustin Tokarski cheers for son

10384049_10152219034105326_6685875173681175798_n.jpgDarlene Tokarski is ready to wear a groove into her living room floor tonight.

Her son Dustin will be starting in goal for the Montreal Canadiens as they take on the New York Rangers in the NHL playoffs.

 

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Violinists perform live on Homerun

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Oliver Jones honoured at Montreal City Hall

oliver-jones.jpgJazz pianist Oliver Jones, the pride of Little Burgundy, was a guest today at Montreal City Hall where he was named a citizen of honour.

Sue spoke with Jones about how he felt today.

 

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LGBTQ group to hold first West Island prom

sarah.jpgMembers of the West Island LGBTQ Youth Centre are organizing the West Island's very first gay prom.

Dane Robertson and Adam Seward were in studio to explain how that came about.

 

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Boston mayor to honour Habs deal with Coderre

coderre-walsh-hockey.jpgBoston mayor Marty Walsh will honour his bet with Montreal mayor Denis Coderre after the loss of the Bruins to the Habs.

He will fly the Canadiens flag on city hall and wear a jersey.

 

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Liberals lift moratorium on new daycare projects

francine-charbonneau.jpgLiberals announced today that they are lifting the moratorium on new daycare projects.

Gina Gasparini is the spokesperson for the Association québécoise des centres de la petite enfance.



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Julie Boulet, ex-transport minister, testifies at Charbonneau Commission

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Liberal MNA and former transport minister Julie Boulet says she never directly solicited entrepreneurs to attend party fundraisers and she wasn't involved in collecting political contributions.

CBC Montreal's online journalist Melinda Dalton weighs in.


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Criminal charges in Lac-Mégantic disaster filed

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Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway (MM&A) and three of its former employees - Jean Demaitre (manager of train operations), Richard Labrie (railway traffic controller) and engineer Tom Harding - each face 47 counts of criminal negligence causing death, one count for each person who died.

Raynald Marchand is the General Manager of Programs for the Canada Safety Council.

 

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Technology that connects you to your pet from afar

puppy-bowl-two.jpgAn increasing number of internet-enabled gadgets are being designed specifically for pets and pet owners.

Our technology columnist Dan Misener weighs in.

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Veteran critiques Afghan mission

vet.jpgA Canadian veteran who served in Afghanistan has written a book critiquing the mission, called Afghanicide. Homerun's Sue Smith speaks with Martin Forgues about his experience.

 

 

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Montreal cyclist hit by truck

image.jpgA female cyclist is in hospital in critical condition after colliding with a transport truck this morning near Place des Arts. Homerun's Sue Smith speaks with Aref Salem, executive committee member in charge of transportation for the City of Montreal.

 

 

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School cancels Habs jersey day to avoid Bruins shirts

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An elementary school in St-Leonard opted to cancel a Montreal Canadiens jersey day scheduled for today rather than allow some students to wear the shirts of their playoff rivals, the Boston Bruins.

EMSB spokesperson Mike Cohen explained why.

 

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Vintage Habs jersey stolen at St. Henri store

BnH5UbDIcAAKXUm.jpgThieves smashed a window at the St. Henri store Urban Bonfire this morning to steal a vintage Habs jersey.

Store owner Ryan Bloom speaks out about the theft.

 

 

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Montreal Alouettes' player Scott Flory announces retirement

sarah 010.jpgAfter 15 years on the field, Montreal Alouettes' offensive lineman Scott Flory is retiring.

He dropped into the studio to talk about his career.

 

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Farley Mowat rejection letter now a cherished object

sarah 008.jpgCanada Writes editor Jennifer Warren reminisces about a letter she received from renowned Canadian author Farley Mowat.

Mowat died today at 92.

 

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How to end a life

robin.jpg"This question of the right to decide the timing and method of your own death is the most profound social issue we are facing right now," says New York Times contributing writerRobin Marantz Henig. She and Sue talk about palliative care and look ahead to their upcoming interview about palliative care at McGill Univeristy: Lessons in Living from the Dying.
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Sports competition for all abilities in Montreal

DAVID.jpgThe captain of Canada's wheelchair basketball team David Eng is competing in the Défi sportif AlterGo competition being held in and around Montreal. Sue speaks with David a few hours before his game.

 

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Man hit with $3,400 phone bill after Mexico trip

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Montrealer Greg Pidcock was surprised to get a cellphone bill for $3,400 after he lost his phone during a trip to Mexico.

Fido won't confirm if he'll be charged in full but says he should have notified them as soon as his phone was lost.

 

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Haute cuisine on the high seas

SMILES.jpgMontreal chef Danny Smiles of Le Bremner is representing Canada in the 2014 S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup in Venice, Italy.

Sue speaks with Danny about cooking while sailing.

 

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