Holly Cabrera

Journalist

Holly Cabrera is a journalist with CBC Montreal. Reach her by email at holly.cabrera@cbc.ca or follow her on Twitter: @hleahcabrera.

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STM starts installing defibrillators in all Metro stations

Installation of defibrillators in all 68 Montreal Metro stations is expected to take about five weeks.

Kahnawake couple donates $25K to help set up warming tent in downtown Montreal

Mary Martin-Goodleaf and Barton Goodleaf have made a sizable donation to help Resilience Montreal shelter people experiencing homelessness.

Air purifiers not a 'magic bullet,' Quebec government expert says in laying out back-to-school changes

A senior public health adviser to the Quebec government said air purifiers are "not a magic bullet" to help contain COVID-19 in classrooms. The province also delayed report cards, cancelled ministerial exams and tightened mask rules.

Parents worry as Quebec considers extending school closures past Jan. 11

With the possibility of schools staying closed for longer on the horizon, parents worry about the consequences of distance learning on their families' well-being.

Scientists urge provinces to take action to curb aerosol spread of COVID-19

Doctors, engineers and microbiologists are recommending that provincial governments tighten public health guidelines, given COVID-19’s ability to spread through the air.

Montreal housing rights advocate, Ted Wright, dies at 71

After 35 years helping Montreal tenants, Ted Wright will be remembered as a wealth of knowledge and father figure to many.

Montreal church bells will ring in unison tonight, thanks in part to campanology, a dying expertise

Such sonic displays of solidarity are possible thanks to Michel Rowan, and the dwindling number of other campanologists in Quebec, who install and repair bells.
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Montreal woman reunites with paramedics who saved her life 10 years ago

Chloé Raby-Roussel went into cardiac arrest when she was 19 years old. After emailing Urgences-santé, she got to thank the emergency responders who revived her in person.

Sexual assault victims need more help navigating justice system, report says

Following consultations with sexual assault survivors and community groups, an expert committee is recommending victims be given all the tools and support they need to report crimes, denounce their attackers, and survive the outcome.

For many Quebec teachers, unanswered questions punctuate an already uncertain time

Many Quebec teachers, already anxious about their own health and that of their students, also feel that they are heading back into the classroom without answers to basic questions.

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