Verity Stevenson

Verity Stevenson is a reporter with CBC in Montreal. She has previously worked for the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star in Toronto, and the Telegraph-Journal in Saint John.

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Clova, Que., the small town Premier Legault said was burning to the ground, still standing — for now

Meggy Richard's phone has been ringing off the hook since Quebec Premier François Legault said on live television that the province was letting the small hamlet she lives in burn to the ground. 

Municipalities across Quebec on alert as wildfires rage across province

Another Quebec municipality was evacuated due to forest fires Friday evening. The 2,000 residents of Lebel-sur-Quévillon were called to leave their homes as a nearby blaze approached the community. 

Montreal police make arrest in the 1996 disappearance of Patricia Ferguson

Montreal police have arrested and charged Serge Audette, 69, with manslaughter in the 1996 disappearance of Patricia Ferguson.

Montreal's 311 has a new message for those who want English service

Calling 311 for the City of Montreal today? Hoping for English service? Not so fast.

Quebec English speakers brace as major provisions of language law come into effect

Thursday, major provisions of the new law take effect across the province, ones that could have tangible effects on people's everyday lives by making it more difficult to receive services in English, and which have stoked anxiety in English-speaking and bilingual communities that a delicate balance they've reached could falter.

Montreal's Plateau venue, La Tulipe, will have to lower sound, judge rules

La Tulipe, a popular and storied music venue on Papineau Avenue in Montreal's Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, will have to comply with sound regulations, a Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled. 

21-year-old driver in NDG bus shelter crash has died

Amady Diouf, the 21-year-old driver of the car involved in a serious crash in Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood, has died. 

Montreal Pride launches rebrand, says it's confident parade will go on as planned this year

After the last-minute cancellation in 2022, the nonprofit says it's restructured and hired a team of 200 people with major events planning experience to handle this year's parade, which will take place on Aug. 13. 

Quebec education minister skewered for suggesting teachers don't deserve same pay hike as MNAs

Quebec Education Minister Bernard Drainville is facing fierce criticism for comments he made about the relative worth of teachers' work in a video interview Monday with the editorial team at Le Devoir. 
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Canada closed a border loophole. Where will migrants go?

What’s happening to asylum seekers who travelled months or years to get to Quebec’s Roxham Road — only to find it effectively closed.