Craig Desson


Craig Desson is a 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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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.

Sex ed is coming to Quebec daycares. What will the kids learn?

Starting this fall, 1,200 daycare-aged children across Quebec will take part in a sex ed pilot project.

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.

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.

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.

How an outreach worker uses photography to create a real-life Facebook for Montreal's homeless

James Galwey's photo albums memorialize street people who've died and let others who spend their days in Montreal's Metro stations see what their friends are up to.

Montrealer helps the homeless with books, art supplies and the 'possibilities of what could be'

Exeko uses creativity — art and philosophy — as a motor of social transformation and as a way of inspiring and including marginalized people.

Candles and feta cheese: Greek monastery nuns 'working around the clock' prepping for Christmas

The nuns at the Virgin Mary the Consolatory monastery in the Laurentians are preparing for Christmas with prayer, fasting, music and cheese.