Melissa Fundira

CBC Journalist

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Black Prairies

Looking back to look forward

A list of articles, films, books and more that chronicle everything from 19th-century Black literary works to 21st-century Black collective action.
Black Prairies

What these 10 graphics say about Black people on the Prairies

Here are 10 graphics that illustrate where Black people on the Prairies live, how long they’ve been here, where they were born, the languages they speak and the religions they practice.
Black Prairies

Reflections on Black Prairie life: The good, the bad and the esoteric

We asked 15 people to share their stories about life on the Prairies as Black folks. Their answers challenged the idea of a singular Black Prairie experience.

Loop Sessions: Montreal's 'church' for beatmakers

Beatmaking can be a solitary endeavour, but Montreal's Loop Sessions event has become a "church" where beatmakers can congregate and make music as a community.

Moonshine: The Montreal party that draws 100s to secret locations to dance all night

It's a Saturday after the full moon. That means Montrealers who get the text message will be dancing all night at Moonshine, an after-hours party organized by a collective of the same name.

Montreal contractor paves around car, the internet laughs

An unpaved section of a Montreal street has become the subject of ridicule online and stirred controversy over how the city handles construction projects.

Rally to save Open Door homeless centre calls on politicians to act quickly

About a hundred people gathered in Cabot Square Sunday to keep the doors from closing on a "one-of-kind" homeless centre.

Open Door homeless centre soon to be without a home

The Open Door, a homeless centre serving a largely Indigenous population, may soon find itself without a home.

Residents fuming over 'horrible smell' of animal carcasses in Rivière-des-Prairies

Residents in the Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles borough are fuming on social media over the "horrible smell" of carcasses strewn across the road, in what is just their latest grievance against the rendering company Sanimax.

Polar bear makes rare appearance on Quebec's Lower North Shore

The great white Arctic visitor likely floated into the Gulf of St. Lawrence aboard an ice floe, Quebec's Wildlife Ministry says. After a few days' rest, he's now headed north. "They got like a built-in compass," a local fishing guide says.