Franca G. Mignacca

Franca G. Mignacca is a journalist at CBC Montreal.

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Quebec puts $280M into home care services, heeding calls for more resources

Health Minister Danielle McCann said Friday the new money will help those needing both short- and long-term care, including children.

Montreal judge accuses SPVM officers of racial and gender profiling

A Municipal Court judge has dismissed all charges against a Montreal woman, citing racial and gender profiling on the part of Montreal police officers. 

Quebec maple producers devastated after tornado destroys over 15,000 trees

Between 15,000 and 20,000 maple trees were uprooted by a tornado that ripped through Quebec’s Beauce region Wednesday afternoon.

The girl from the orphanage: A Montreal nurse's quest to discover her past

Hannah Palmer's last memory of the Haitian orphanage before she was adopted was an older girl stealing her shoes. Now, 19 years later, she's trying to track her down.

Months after flooding, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac couple feels neglected by government

Several flood victims are living in limbo as they wait to hear about government compensation.

30 years after coming out, two-spirit elder hopes to inspire others to do the same

Ojibwe-Cree author Ma-Nee Chacaby will be one of six Grand Marshals at Montreal’s Pride parade.

As SQ fly pride flag outside headquarters for first time, advocate calls for 'concrete actions'

With pride festivities underway in downtown Montreal, the Sûreté du Québec has put up a pride flag outside their Parthenais Street headquarters for the first time. 

Hampstead mayor defends voting to demolish low-rent building to make way for luxury condos

Hampstead's town council voted Monday evening to approve a project that will have the buildings demolished and replaced with a 10-storey luxury apartment block.

Ban on cannabis topicals will hurt patients with chronic pain, says Montreal woman

With cannabis topical creams being legalized across Canada this fall, Samantha Gold was hoping to try using some to alleviate her chronic pain.

Toronto Raptors player returns home to Montréal Nord

A shiny NBA trophy stood beside Chris Boucher, who brought the prize back to his childhood stomping grounds. The 6-10 athlete towered over the microphone and the dozens of children cheering for him.

Missing Quebec entrepreneur and his son found dead north of Mont Tremblant

After more than two weeks of searching, provincial police say they have found what they believe are the bodies of Stéphane Roy and his 14-year-old son Justin and the helicopter Roy was last seen piloting on July 10.

School buses catch fire in 3-vehicle crash northwest of Montreal, dozens of children aboard

Dozens of children and some adults have been taken to hospital with minor injuries after two school buses burst into flames when they were involved in a three-vehicle crash northwest of Montreal. 

65 years after drownings, Montreal community still mourns loss of 12 children

On July 13, 1954, 62 children headed out from the community centre in Little Burgundy for what should have been a fun picnic on Île Bizard. But a tragic boating accident left 12 dead.

Montreal police violated woman's rights by removing hijab in search, says human rights commission

The Quebec human rights commission is recommending Montreal police pay Aicha Essalam $26,000 in damages and calls on police to change their search procedures to to better respect religious minorities.

Flood map errors have caused 'irreparable damage,' Beaconsfield mayor says

Mayors in four West Island municipalities are calling on the Quebec government to change recent flood maps.