Matthew Lapierre


Matthew Lapierre is a digital journalist at CBC Montreal. He previously worked for the Montreal Gazette and the Globe and Mail. You can reach him at

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Lakeshore hospital ER urgently needs renovation for patient safety, new report finds

The report highlights problems in the ER and makes 135 recommendations, foremost among them, the urgent need for a long-promised renovation that would give patients more space, privacy and make it easier for staff to see them and provide care.
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A new DNA tool helped crack a Montreal cold case. It could help solve others

For decades, detectives and Sharron’s family searched for her killer, with no luck. Thanks to new DNA testing tools, they now know he was Franklin Romine — an American who’d been living in Montreal at the time of the murder.

DNA nails Montreal teen's killer in 1975 cold case

Police in Longueuil say they have found the man who killed 16-year-old Sharron Prior in 1975 after exhuming the remains of a suspect earlier this month.

After vandalism, firebombings and an extortion attempt, Laval restaurant clears out for good

Staff at a Lebanese restaurant in Laval, Que., cleared out furniture and decorations on Friday, the final step in a closure that its owners say is the result of repeated vandalsim and an extortion attempt. 

After The Main, another iconic Montreal eatery, Quebec Smoked Meat in Pointe-St-Charles, to close

After The Main, a second Montreal smoked meat business is announcing its closure in the span of a week. Quebec Smoked Meat, a family business in Pointe-Saint-Charles that served "old-fashioned" smoked meat, is closing down too.

The Main, famed Montreal smoked meat institution beloved by Trudeau and Cohen, closes down

The windows of the iconic eatery, whose sign has hung over St-Laurent Boulevard — a road long referred to as the Main — since 1974, were papered over on Monday and a note in the window thanked its customers for their years of patronage. 

After 2 Quebec firefighters die, attention turns to water rescue training

The deaths of two firefighters near Baie-Saint-Paul, Que., earlier this week have raised concerns about the lack of water rescue training for some firefighters.

Bodies of missing firefighters found near Baie-Saint-Paul, Que.

The two firefighters were participating in a rescue operation in Saint-Urbain, Que., when they were swept away by the strong current of a swollen river on Monday afternoon.

Flooding forces hundreds of evacuations as Quebec towns declare states of emergency

Municipalities like Baie-Saint-Paul in the Charlevoix region and Saint-Côme in the Lanaudière are grappling with infrastructure damaged by the flooding.

2 firefighters missing near Baie-Saint-Paul, Que., as rain causes major flooding

Quebec provincial police are searching for two firefighters who were carried away by floodwaters near Baie-Saint-Paul on Monday.