Craig Desson


Craig Desson is a producer and journalist at CBC Montreal. He was born in Montreal and has lived in Ottawa, Toronto, Germany and Sierra Leone. Craig has also worked for CBC Radio.

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Walking With

Take a walk through Kaie Kellough's Montreal of poetry, seditious cafes and immigrant vitality

The Montreal poet takes us on tour of the Plateau, a neighborhood of spiral staircases, cafes and artist haunts that have inspired his poetry and shaped his life.

Hundreds of Italians interned on Montreal's Île Sainte-Hélène during WW2

For three years during the Second World War, the historic British fort that today houses Montreal's Stewart Museum was an internment camp for 400 Italians who had been living and working in the United Kingdom.

Montreal's glacier: Where the snow survived summer

Montreal's blustery winter of 2018 left so much snow that about 175,000 cubic metres still haven't melted at the city's largest snow dump.

How Montreal's Habitat 67 is inspiring a new generation of apartments in Asia

Montreal's Habitat 67 showed that high-density urban housing could be built without making people feel like they've been crammed into a concrete shoebox. That kind of building is now in high demand in countries such as China and Singapore.

Go inside the Montreal house where gamers play, practise and live

Since February, members of the Montreal Rebellion esports team have been living and practising their craft in a six-bedroom house in Montreal's Ahuntsic-Cartierville neighbourhood. 

Cross-country kitty: Meet the Montreal trucker who rides with a cat

If you look closely into the cab of one Montreal big rig on the highway, you might spot a little cat sitting in the passenger seat.

The past, present and future for sale at Villeray shop

At Passé Présent Futur shoppers can buy antiques from the past, clocks that mark the present and drones which might shape the future.

At Italian bakeries in Montreal, zeppole mean spring is here

Italian bakeries are making zeppole for Saint Joseph's Day. For Italians, the pastry is a sign of spring and a way to honour dads for Italian Father's Day.

Meet the Filipino Montrealer behind some of Canada's most spectacular ice sculptures

Ross Baisas immigrated to Quebec from a town in the Philippines renown for its woodcarvers. He's now an award winning ice carver at the Montreal Casino.

Therapy clowns spread 'joie de vivre' to young patients at Montreal Children's Hospital

Therapy clowns use improvisation and physical comedy to break the tension at the Montreal Children's Hospital.

How Montreal takes 300,000 truckloads of snow off the street every winter

It takes 3,000 workers to remove snow from the streets after every major snowfall. Montreal's snow-removal operation is one of the largest in the world. This is how it works.

Valentine's Day rush underway at Montreal's Inter-Provincial Flower Market

The Montreal flower market uses a unique Dutch auction to sell flowers to florists and garden centres.

South Shore vet ditches the clinic for house calls and a bicycle

When Claude Lefrançois worked in a veterinary clinic, she noticed pets detested being at the vet. So she decided to go to them — on her bicycle.

Esports program launches at Montreal high school for aspiring pro-gamers

Starting in the fall, a select group of students at Édouard-Montpetit High School will spend their afternoons training in competitive video gaming.

NDG Wheel Club's future in limbo as longtime owner retires

The owner of the popular NDG neighbourhood country music venue The Wheel Club is retiring, at 82. Dickie Hearn has found temporary managers to keep the country and western bar open at least through the winter.