Elias Abboud

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Elias Abboud is a journalist at CBC Montreal.

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Dog owners in Outremont fear for future of their park

The park is nestled between the new Université de Montréal campus and the overpass linking the Outremont borough to the Town of Mount Royal. And at some 8,000 square metres, it's one of the largest dog parks in the city.

A guide to help victims of crime express themselves

The Quebec association for the families of missing and murdered people has just released a guide for victims of violence and their families on how to prepare and present a victim impact statement.

Nunavik community to make the jump from diesel to hydroelectricity

The Pituvik Landholding Corporation in Inukjuak, along with Hydro-Québec and the renewable energy company Innergex, signed an agreement today to build a 7.5-megawatt dam upstream on the Inukjuak River.

Older pedestrians may need more time to cross roads, says SAAQ in releasing 2018 accident numbers

Fewer people than ever died or were injured on Quebec roads in 2018. But officials at Quebec's automobile insurance board are troubled by the number of elderly pedestrians who died after being struck by a vehicle.

'We are in a crisis:' Quebec order of social workers calls for broad inquiry into youth protection services

Youth protection services in Quebec are in need of a serious fix, the head of the province’s professional order of social workers said Friday.
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My zero-waste life has me craving strawberries

A couple of years ago, my wife and I decided to go zero-waste, as much as possible. And while it is gratifying, I can't help but feel that I'm missing out, says CBC journalist Elias Abboud.

Murdered by their mother: Who speaks up in court for Amanda and Sabrina?

Marlène Dufresne, whose daughter Gabrielle Dufresne-Élie was murdered in 2014, and other parents of murdered children plan on being present in the Laval courtroom for Adele Sorella's sentencing on Friday. They want to be there for Sorella's dead daughters.

Quebec's highest court rejects PQ election-night shooter Richard Bain's sentence appeal

The Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled Richard Bain will have to spend 20 years in prison before being allowed to apply for parole — upholding the original eligibility period initially imposed by Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer.

Quebec's immigration overhaul focuses on 'false problem,' research group says

The study, prepared by a not-for-profit research group, says there's nothing to justify the Legault government's plan to reduce immigration levels from 50,000 annually to 40,000.

Crown challenges Adele Sorella's recall of day her daughters died

The 52-year-old Laval woman has said she remembers saying good-bye to her mother on the morning of March 31, 2009, the day of her daughters' deaths, and then recalls nothing until she woke up in her vehicle in a ditch hours later.

'That day is a blank:' Adele Sorella recalls nothing of her daughters' death, she tells jury

"That day is not my reality," the 52-year-old told the jury as she continued testimony in her own defence for a second day at her trial for the first-degree murders of her daughters, Amanda, nine and Sabrina, eight, in 2009.

Motherhood 'defined my life,' Adele Sorella testifies at trial for her daughters' murders

Sorella, 52, detailed her difficult years recovering from brain surgery and mental illness, and her husband's flight from justice after a warrant was issued for his arrest on drug and organized crime charges.

Hyperbaric chamber possible source of Sorella daughters' suffocation, court hears

As the prosecution in the trial of Adele Sorella for the deaths of her two daughters wrapped up its case, a pathologist zeroed in on the most likely cause of their deaths — asphyxiation by oxygen deprivation in what she called a "closed environment."

High-tech features in CHUM burn unit speed up patient recovery

When you look at Alexandra Duchesne, you see a vibrant young woman working on a Masters degree — but only two years ago she was covered in bandages, almost from head to toe, after being burned by hot oil.

Serial robber who targeted elderly victims in Montreal, Ottawa gets 8 years

Hamid Chekakri, 48, pleaded guilty to nine charges of aggravated assault, breaking and entering, robbery and causing a person to take an overpowering drug.