Jay Turnbull

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Too noisy along the train tracks in TMR? Slap on some headphones, REM says

The consortium building the light rail line is giving residents in the area three options to help cut down the noise in their homes: noise-cancelling headphones, noise-reduction curtains or… nothing.

How a Quebec family struggling with their baby's illness came up with a way to help others

After Liliane Larocque's son got sick, she asked her great aunt to put her sewing skills for work. The result nearly brought tears to a doctor's eyes.

Montreal hospitals practise Code Orange, simulating catastrophe

CBC News got a rare behind-the-scenes look at hospital workers' readiness to respond to a mass casualty situation Thursday. "We learn not just about the things that we're missing, but how we can operate better with what we have," said co-ordinating physician Dr. Brett Burstein.

Montreal bylaw on wood-burning stoves comes into effect today

New rules ban wood-burning fireplaces and stoves that emit more than 2.5 grams of fine particles per hour.

Quebec police officer found guilty of speeding, causing death of 5-year-old

Patrick Ouellet, a Quebec provincial police officer, has been found guilty of dangerous driving causing death in connection with the death of a five-year-old boy. He was driving more than 100 km/h in a 50 km/h zone while tailing a suspect.

Montreal police officer will stand trial in connection with 2016 drug bust death

Christian Gilbert, a Montreal police officer accused of killing a man during a drug bust two years ago, is headed to trial.

Massage therapist's 'happy endings' incident spurs federation to take action

One of the federations representing Quebec’s massage therapists is putting additional supports in place for victims of sexual misconduct in the wake of a Montreal therapist's story about a client’s inappropriate behaviour and a police officer’s insistence that the encounter was “part of the business.”

Police officer tells massage therapist 'happy endings' are 'part of the business'

A West Island certified massage therapist is urging Montreal police to examine how they handle complaints of unwanted sexual behaviour after an officer seemed to try to dissuade her from filing a report and repeatedly told her to not be "emotional."

What you need to know about Montreal's plastic bag ban

Montreal's new bylaw banning single-use plastic bags went into effect on New Year's Day, making it the first major Canadian city to put forward such a rule.

Montreal app aims to connect sexual assault victims, help them take legal action

A Montrealer is looking to connect sexual assault victims with a new online application. But experts say the plan raises legal issues.

Community club in LaSalle gets anglophone seniors out of isolation

From line dancing to yoga, people who go to the D&D 50+ Centre in LaSalle say it's the only one of its kind for English speakers in the neighbourhood.

Montreal-area flood victims still in deep water

The frustration is building for some Quebecers whose homes were flooded last spring, and they are demanding answers from the government.

Air Canada passengers demand answers after chaotic journey in the skies

Montrealers Ernie Picciano and Silvia Bruno went to Antigua for their 10th wedding anniversary, but they say it's the chaotic flight home they'll never forget.

'We are trying to survive': Floods wash away Montreal business owners' life's work

Businesses in Pierrefonds-Roxboro are struggling to stay alive even as floodwaters recede.

Decaying neon Silver Dragon latest addition to Montreal Signs Project

The latest additions to Concordia professor Matt Soar's Montreal Signs Project include the decaying neon from a Chinese cafe in the Southwest borough and a pair of Solari boards from the mothballed Mirabel airport.