Sabrina Marandola

Sabrina Marandola is a journalist with CBC Montreal. Follow her on Twitter @SMarandola.

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Spring has sprung: Black bears at Ecomuseum Zoo awake from winter slumber

While it may not feel like spring outside in Montreal, the black bears at the Ecomuseum Zoo are signalling the start of warmer weather to come.

Stéphane Le Bouyonnec, CAQ president and candidate, steps down

The president of the Coalition Avenir Québec has resigned from his post and will not be seeking election in the riding of La Prairie, on Montreal's South Shore.

Montreal adopts motion calling for ban on private ownership of handguns, assault weapons

The Montreal motion demands that no Canadians be allowed to possess a handgun or assault rifle, with the exception of people who work in the military or law enforcement.

Heat wave now believed to have claimed 53 lives in Montreal, up from 34

Public health officials now believe that 53 people died in Montreal as a result of this month's heat wave, when temperatures soared above 30 C for nine consecutive days.

Montreal-area MP pushes for decriminalization of surrogacy payments

A Montreal-area Member of Parliament is calling on his government to change the law so that Canadians who want to be parents would no longer risk jail time if they paid egg and sperm donors or surrogates for their services.

Montreal police see nearly 23% spike in sexual assault cases in 1-year period

The city of Montreal’s overall crime rate for 2017 is up 2.9 per cent from the previous year, with the highest spike reported in the category of sexual assault: it jumped a whopping 22.9 per cent.

New traffic rules, heftier fines introduced for Quebec drivers, cyclists

The province has updated its Highway Safety Code by adding new rules and modifying others. They come into effect Friday, May 18.

Mount Royal 'is ours,' Montrealers tell panel at public consultation

About 75 Montrealers attended a public information session Thursday evening, hoping to get some more clarity about the city's plan to ban vehicles from driving across Mount Royal.

A year after flooding, retired West Island senior evicted from hotel with no place to call home

One year after Vasiliki Petrisi and her husband were forced from their home due to flooding, they're now being evicted from the hotel room they’ve been living in, leaving them homeless.

'Maybe we're singled out?': Iranians in Quebec say delays for permanent residency are excessive, unreasonable

Some Iranian nationals living in Quebec are speaking out, wondering if they’re being treated unfairly as they wait for months on end to become permanent residents.

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