HomerunOlympic skiers turn to 'the Dragons' for helpJan 28, 2015 | 6:08"This is not only about me right now, it's about the athletes of tomorrow," says Maxime Dufour-Lapointe. She and other members of the Canadian freestyle ski team will appear on Dragons' Den tonight looking for sponsors.
HomerunThe perfect elevator pitch...in an elevatorJan 28, 2015 | 6:24Sue Smith speaks to Philippe Telio, the Founder of Montreal's International Startup Festival. He's just got back from France where he heard pitches while riding the Eiffel tower elevator. He shares a few tips.
HomerunThe unpredictability of predicting the weatherJan 27, 2015 | 7:26Homerun's Sue Smith speaks to climatologist David Phillips about why meteorologists shouldn't have to apologize for a forecast that doesn't pan out exactly as predicted.
HomerunAre there too many restaurants in Montreal?Jan 27, 2015 | 6:47One Montreal restaurateur thinks there are and says there should be quotas. "In the end,the customers will decide which ones stay open & which ones will close," says fine-dining critic Lesley Chesterman.
HomerunThe great snowball fire of 1819Jan 26, 2015 | 6:37January 26, 1819: Montreal firefighters battle a fire at a lard factory in what is now Old Montreal. Just one problem, the water in the wells was frozen. Sarah Leavitt looks into that story.
Homerun"We are not afraid": Charlie Hebdo columnistJan 26, 2015 | 8:21"The mood is still very strange. It's going to take a long time for us to realize what really happened...[But] we are not afraid," says Charlie Hebdo columnist Zineb el Rhazoui.
HomerunUsing muppets to teach surgeryJan 23, 2015 | 7:57What do Lego, muppets, and ukeleles have to do with teaching hard science? A lot, says Doctor Jonathan White. He wants to change how surgery is taught.
HomerunMontreal-based retailer Frank & Oak celebrates successJan 22, 2015 | 8:36"A lot of retailers are trying to be a lot things to everybody, we're trying to be very meaningful to a few people," says Hicham Ratnani, co-founder of Frank & Oak. The company is celebrating the first anniversary of its Montreal atelier.
HomerunMontreal's bar industry looking for helpJan 22, 2015 | 7:25January and February are tough months for the city's bars and clubs. Sandy White of the Quebec Nightlife Association wants municipal and provincial governments to help.
HomerunBlack History Month is still very necessary, says spokesperson Valérie DaureJan 21, 2015 | 10:00Singer-songwriter Valerie Daure is one of two spokespeople for this years Black History Month. She spoke with Sue Smith about growing up with racism and why we still desperately need a Black History Month.
Homerun'Pearls Before Swine' cartoonist Stephan Pastis has a crush on MontrealJan 21, 2015 | 8:31After visiting this past Fall, 'Pearls Before Swine' cartoonist Stephan Pastis was so taken by Montreal that he had to do something about it. So he did, the only way he knows how: he made some comic strips.
HomerunCanada Reads kicks offJan 20, 2015 | 8:05"I'm really glad to represent a book that's under appreciated," says Martha Wainwright. She is defending "And The Birds Rained Down" by Jocelyne Saucier in this year's Canada Reads contest.
HomerunPlateau Mont-Royal Mayor wins "paperweight award"Jan 20, 2015 | 6:58The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses gave Luc Ferrandez a "paperweight award" for imposing too much red tape on businesses. Glenn Castanheira of the Saint-Laurent Boulevard Merchants Association says the problem is city-wide.
HomerunSt. Mary's looks at introducing "quiet time" in maternity wardJan 19, 2015 | 5:50St. Mary's hospital is hoping to introduce afternoon quiet times in their maternity ward, with dimmed lights and minimal interruptions.