Jaela Bernstien

Jaela Bernstien is a reporter based in Montreal. She's covered a wide range of news topics, ranging from criminal trials to ice age caves, and everything in between.

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Study reveals English-speaking Black children more likely to be reported to Montreal youth protection

Researchers at McGill University have found that English-speaking Black children are more likely to be reported to youth protection compared to white children, as well as compared to the Black children overall in Montreal.

How EMSB chair Angela Mancini and her director general went from brunch buddies to foes

CBC has obtained the full report into the tensions at the English Montreal School Board. It shows how tensions between chair Angela Mancini and two other people — Director General Ann Marie Matheson and current vicechair Joe Ortona — developed.

How the West Island's Lakeshore General learned from COVID-19 outbreaks within its aging walls

Pointe-Claire's Lakeshore General Hospital had two COVID-19 outbreaks at the height of the pandemic, but staff came up with makeshift solutions to prevent further spread of the virus. Now, they want Quebec to invest in the hospital's future.

Children traumatized after Montreal riot police shoved their pleading mother against car

It was an idyllic Sunday afternoon of picnicking and sunshine in Old Montreal for Natasha Skeete and her family, until they found themselves face to face with riot police, pleading with officers to stop.

Montreal community group fills void left by school, daycare closures for families in need

While some parents worry about the risks associated with sending their kids back to school, others are struggling with the loss of the services schools provide. One organization in Montreal's Hochelaga neighbourhood is working to make sure families don't fall through the cracks. 

'We should never have been put out': A caregiver mourns her patient, as Quebec does about-face on visit ban

Gisele Vanloo had been ready to move in to CHSLD Vigi Reine-Élizabeth to continue caring for Nancy Newton, a 94-year-old resident with Alzheimer's, but was turned away. Now the government realizes the mistake it made banning caregivers like her, she said.

How dangerous are discarded masks and gloves littering Montreal's streets?

Many of the gloves and masks worn by people trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 seem to be finding their way onto sidewalks and in gutters, and the trash has prompted calls for people to be more respectful of their fellow citizens.

How do you self-isolate when you don't have a home? Montreal shelters plead for help

While many Montrealers wait out the pandemic at home, telecommuting and practising social distancing, staff at homeless shelters go into work every day to care for some of the city's most vulnerable people.

Montrealers are choosing to self-quarantine after visiting China to contain COVID-19

Zhuo Li is one of several Montrealers voluntarily isolating themselves out of a sense of duty to prevent the spread of the virus, even though the government never asked them to go into quarantine.

Why are bike paths plowed before sidewalks? We grilled the City of Montreal on snow removal

Is it true that snow removal in Montreal used to be faster? Yes, but there's a reason behind it. We asked the city to answer all your questions about snow-clearing after a winter storm.