Gretel Kahn

Gretel Kahn is a researcher with CBC Montreal.

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After 3 years of construction, Pie-IX merchants ready for customers to return

For the past three years, access to Pie-IX Boulevard in Montreal-Nord was no easy feat. Major renovation work in the commercial artery left many businesses inaccessible to their customers as streets closed and public transportation options were diverted. 

McGill social work students choose strike over return to in-person classes

On Monday, undergraduate students at the School of Social Work voted in favour of a strike which would mean refusing to attend in-person classes until at least Feb. 25 — a full month after the administration’s scheduled return on Jan. 24. 

Why some Catholic Quebecers are turning their backs on the Church over residential schools

Some Quebecers are so disheartened by the stories of abuse in Indian residential schools that they are sending a message to the Roman Catholic Church by submitting apostasies, a formal renunciation of their religion.

COVID-19 has made education more accessible for university students with mobility disabilities

While many able-bodied university students have found the switch to remote learning stressful, those with mobility disabilities have seen their lives made easier. But they worry the progress will be lost when in-person learning returns.

How one Quebecer joined the online battle against Wall Street hedge funds

They belong to an online chat group called WallStreetBets, and last fall they set their sights on teaching Wall Street a lesson. Jonathan Mireault, an accountant from Terrebonne, is among the amateur investors involved.

Know a solo senior who wants companionship and extra revenue? This Montreal non-profit wants your help

Combo2Generations helps fight social isolation by making roommates out of students and seniors. The student saves money on rent, and the senior gets companionship, and help with chores.

How a Québécois filmmaker got John Coltrane to record the only soundtrack of his career

Quebecois filmmaker Gilles Groulx convinced jazz legend John Coltrane to compose and record the soundtrack for his film Le chat dans le sac.

Is Montreal's Gay Village becoming less gay?

As the city celebrates Pride weekend, experts debate how to preserve the Gay Village's unique identity.

Montreal police fined Black man $500 as he took out the recycling. He blames racial profiling

Kenrick McRae took his recycling out Tuesday afternoon. When he returned inside, he had been fined nearly $500 by police for drinking and driving.

Quebec turns to daycare workers to fill shortage of kindergarten teachers

The Quebec government wants to address a province-wide shortage of kindergarten teachers by recruiting from the ranks of daycare workers, but some worry that will only create another shortage elsewhere in the system.