Franca G. Mignacca

Franca G. Mignacca is a journalist at CBC Montreal.

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Majority of Quebecers recognize systemic racism is an issue for First Nations people, survey suggests

Ghislain Picard, Quebec and Labrador regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations, said the results of a Leger survey are a sign that non-Indigenous allies should be involved in developing an action plan to combat racism and discrimination.

Opposition, teachers call on government to clarify back-to-school guidelines

Education Minister Jean-François Roberge says more details will come next week, but a Liberal MNA says that isn't soon enough.

Notre-Dame Street will open back up to vehicles after complaints from Sud-Ouest merchants

The temporary pedestrian zone has been cancelled but restaurants on the street will be allowed to keep their terrasses if they have put them up already.

Sud-Ouest merchants upset as major changes come to Notre-Dame Street

Eastbound car traffic will now be redirected to St-Jacques Street, and parking lanes have been removed.

Illegal late-night fireworks unexpected result of pandemic, borough councillors say

Several Montreal boroughs are handling an increase in noise complaints this summer.

McGill professor, students call on university to examine school's links to slavery

With the university’s bicentennial coming up next year, Prof. Charmaine Nelson is calling out a lack of representation among the institution's faculty.

Montreal boaters say closure of Lachine Marina leaves them without a place to dock

The city says closing the marina will make way for a greener, more accessible waterfront park.

South Shore day camps close temporarily after COVID-19 outbreaks

Health authority is strongly recommending that all children who attended Charlot l’Escargot day camp in Boucherville last week be tested.

New species of 'fish lizard,' a reptile dating back to the dinosaurs, discovered by McGill student

A McGill University doctoral student and a professor in Germany have identified a new species of Ichthyosaur — an extinct reptile that swam in the oceans back when dinosaurs still roamed the planet. 

Montreal calls for more testing capacity as thousands of bar-goers line up to see if they're infected

Public health officials in Montreal say they need more capacity to test for the coronavirus, as thousands of young adults respond to a citywide call to get checked out if they've been to a bar in the past month.

Seven years after moving family to Montreal, Parc-Ex resident fears they'll have to live on the street

With moratorium on evictions lifted, Mohammed Amfizguy is one of many awaiting a decision from the province's rental board.

New wave of sexual assault allegations in Quebec washes over social media

A Montreal legal clinic is getting calls from people seeking help after they posted allegations of assault online.

After her 16-year-old daughter was violently arrested, mother wants SPVM chief to meet with her

A video circulating online shows a teenage girl being pushed down to the pavement while she was arrested at Girouard Park.

Workers with Canadian Red Cross aim to ease burden on staff at province's long-term care homes

The humanitarian organization has trained more than 600 workers in an effort to ease the ongoing staffing shortages in CHSLDs. They are expected to remain in place until September.

Spike in new COVID-19 infections on South Shore linked to 2 house parties, Brossard bar

Several young people in the Montérégie have tested positive for COVID-19, after attending two large house parties and stopping at a bar in the DIX30 shopping centre, says the region's public health director.