Melissa Fundira

CBC Journalist

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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.

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.

Quebec considers broadening access to doctor-assisted death

Quebec will consider broadening its criteria for doctor-assisted death, including the possibility of allowing patients with dementia to provide advance consent to end their lives, Health Minister Gaétan Barrette says.

Fadwa Alaoui, Canadian turned away at U.S. border, gets visit from Vermont strangers showing support

Last week, Fadwa Alaoui was headed to Vermont for some shopping and to buy a toy for son who had recently completed chemotherapy. She was turned away at the U.S. border. This weekend, one Vermont physician decided to pay her a visit, toys in hand.

Quebec City mosque attack suspect Alexandre Bissonnette charged with 6 counts of 1st-degree murder

Alexandre Bissonnette, the 27-year-old accused of opening fire on a Quebec City mosque, was charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder while using a restricted firearm.

Saint-Sauveur street magician finds YouTube stardom

David Blaine is running into some serious competition as the most viewed street magician on YouTube with Saint-Sauveur's Chris Ramsay edging his way into top spots.

Wife of Quebec's Anglican bishop becomes priest

When Cynthia Patterson was ordained as an Anglican priest in late November, it was the first time, to her knowledge, that a priest has ever been married to a bishop in Quebec.

Quebec premier announces 2-year inquiry into treatment of Indigenous people

After months of public pressure, the Quebec government has confirmed it will launch a public inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous people in the province.

How Montreal police were able to use legal means to track a journalist

A bill originally meant to curb cyberbullying may be part of the reason why Montreal police were able to spy on La Presse journalist Patrick Lagacé, some experts say.

How one West Islander's commute on Highway 20 East changed

Kevin Ammerman's commute into downtown Montreal from his home in Pointe-Claire usually takes him about 25 minutes on Highway 20 East. But Monday was no average day to be on that highway.