Isaac Olson


Isaac Olson is a journalist with CBC Montreal. He worked largely as a newspaper reporter and photographer for 15 years before joining CBC in the spring of 2018.

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English CEGEPs starting to feel the weight of French-language law reform in Quebec

This year is like none other before due to the significant changes brought on by the province's new Law 14, stemming from Bill 96, which was passed by the Legault government in May 2022 with the aim of protecting the French language.

Montreal mayor says no to water meters as city looks to reduce consumption

In theory, water meters could be used to charge each household for consumption, thus encouraging people to use less and reduce the strain on a system that is essentially hemorrhaging Montreal's drinking supply.

2 men file complaints against Montreal police after an allegedly violent jaywalking arrest in NDG

Speaking during a news conference organized by the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR), Amaechi Okafor’s voice shook as he recounted what happened at around 3 a.m. on St-Jacques Street in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

Magnet fishers are hunting for sunken treasures in Quebec's waterways

Magnet fishing is a growing trend around the world. People get into the hobby with hopes of finding interesting, or even valuable objects while, at the same time, cleaning up waterways.

New Montreal plaza is a skate spot like no other in Quebec, bringing the sport back to its roots

Montreal has a new skate park, but at first glance you might not even realize it's a skate park. That's why this new concept is being called the Montreal Skate Plaza, allowing skaters to test out their street-skating style.

Montreal's Côte-des-Neiges–NDG announces plan to reduce speed limits on arterial roads

In recent weeks, two separate car crashes led to the death of a pedestrian, and a young driver in the borough Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Now borough Mayor Gracia Kasoki Katahwa is looking to slow drivers down.

What does all this wildfire smoke in southern Quebec mean for your health?

Much of southern Quebec is draped in a hazy cloud of smog as massive forest fires continue to burn in northern sectors of the province. Experts say this can affect your health, especially if you’re already vulnerable.

Quebec government defends Bill 96 despite rocky transition to French-only services

The abrupt application of new provisions in Quebec's Bill 96, which force provincial and municipal bodies to limit English services, has been a rocky transition, but the minister responsible for French says an adjustment period will be necessary.

After analyst detained 100 days in Algeria, his Quebec family begs for release

A Montreal-area family is begging the Algerian government to release their loved one, Raouf Farrah, who has been detained there for 100 days with no trial date set.

4 injured after car collides with bus shelter in NDG

The collision occurred at around 1:40 p.m. on Côte Saint-Luc Road and Grand Boulevard, according to Montreal police spokesperson Const. Jeanne Drouin.