Daybreak MontrealWest Island filmmaker explores personal struggles through curling movieAug 21, 2014 | 9:12A West Island filmmakers Patricia Macdowell will premiere her first feature-length film, Sweeping Forward, at Montreal's International Film Festival next week. The film portrays a team of female curlers who support each other through life's struggles.
Daybreak MontrealKirkland Terry Fox Run needs volunteers to step upAug 21, 2014 | 7:20It's the time of year when many Terry Fox Runs take place, but there's some worry that the run in Kirkland this September might not happen. Nobody has volunteered to be the organizer yet, but the Terry Fox Foundation is asking people to step up.
Daybreak MontrealGrowing pains for newly-trendy street in VerdunAug 21, 2014 | 13:53Wellington Street in Verdun has become popular with merchants looking to set up shop in a trendy new area. But with more restaurants and patrons comes more garbage... and the smell of rotting waste. We spoke to a Verdun resident who shared her concerns.
Daybreak MontrealIs Health Canada's anti-marijuana campaign a "political footfall?"Aug 21, 2014 | 5:51After refusing a Harper government invitation to participate in a Health Canada campaign against marijuana use by young people, calling it a "political footfall," the Canadian Medical Association has formally opposed smoking plant substances of all kinds.
Daybreak MontrealFamily forced from home after neighbouring building damages condoAug 21, 2014 | 10:10A Montreal family says they were forced from their home because the Plateau Mont-Royal borough did not act fast enough. The family asked for help when an adjacent building that shares a wall with their condo started to pull away and crack.
Daybreak MontrealLachine mayor says he wasn't consulted on community mail boxesAug 20, 2014 | 8:55Lachine mayor Claude Dauphin recently received a list of 100 addresses where Canada Post will install community mailboxes--but says he wasn't consulted on the process. Canada Post responds.
Daybreak MontrealFirst-ever conference gets talking about the weatherAug 20, 2014 | 6:29What's the best way to tell people about weather? That's what more than 1,000 scientists will try to answer at the World Weather Open Science Conference in Montreal this week. Deon Terblanche from the World Meteorological Organization joins us.
Daybreak MontrealNew Montreal app will help track snow removalAug 20, 2014 | 8:23The City of Montreal held a contest asking local startups and tech companies to build them a snow removal application. The winning app developed by Heritage Software allows tracking on snow removal schedules and parked cars.
Daybreak Montreal"Complete revamp" of Transport Canada is needed, says rail expertAug 20, 2014 | 6:12Transport Canada needs to be more independent to preserve the safety and maintenance of railways, says Richard Plokhaar, a rail safety expert with Signal Soft Rail Consultancy Limited, after reviewing the TSB's report on the Lac-Mégantic explosion.
Daybreak Montreal"It felt as if City Council had been violated," NDG mayor on protestsAug 19, 2014 | 11:48Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Côte-de-Neiges Mayor Russell Copeman says the anti-Bill 3 protest on Monday night at Montreal City Hall was nothing short of “mob rule.” He calls the protest a disgrace and says he watched it from the upper levels of City Hall.
Daybreak MontrealCoalition union head condemns protests, says "I didn't want this"Aug 19, 2014 | 7:55Marc Ranger, head of the coalition of municipal worker unions that is at the forefront of the protests, said the disruption of Montreal city council last night was an isolated incident and not representative of the anti-Bill 3 movement as a whole.
Daybreak MontrealAnti-Bill 3 protesters punched councillor during City Council protestAug 19, 2014 | 2:35Marc-Andre Gadoury is a city councillor in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie. He says he was punched and intimidated by anti-Bill 3 protesters who stormed City Hall last night. They seemed unhappy he was taking pictures of them, he told Daybreak.
Daybreak MontrealMunicipal affairs minister denounces anti-Bill 3 protestorsAug 19, 2014 | 12:19"It is totally unacceptable to see union leaders asking their members to get into City Hall chambers," says Pierre Moreau on last night's anti-Bill 3 protest that took over Montreal City Hall. Moreau is the minister who tabled Bill 3 earlier this summer.
Daybreak MontrealMontreal basketball fan Marc Griffin in the Daybreak studioAug 19, 2014 | 4:17Mark Griffin runs a website devoted to basketball and will be fulfilling a dream by heading to Spain to cover the FIBA World Cup
Daybreak MontrealFerguson tragedy reaction from Black Youth Network in MontrealAug 18, 2014 | 11:51With their new project Speak Up! the DESTA Black Youth Network in Montreal and a social worker in Côte-des-Neiges address racial profiling and racism in Montreal. They react to the topics raised by the Ferguson tragedy in Missouri.