Kamila Hinkson


Kamila Hinkson is a journalist at CBC Montreal. Follow her on Twitter at @kamilahinkson.

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Bianca Andreescu's historic win a credit to her hard work, coach says

"She's done what's she done by being focused, hard working," says Sylvain Bruneau, Canadian tennis phenom Bianca Andreescu's coach.

'It's hard to take': Women's baseball players on the outside looking in at Pan Am Games

Four years ago today, the 18 women on Canada's national baseball team were in a quest for gold at the XVII Pan American Games. This year's edition of the team won't get that chance: their sport has been dropped from the 2019 games, which start Friday in Lima, Peru.

As Montreal families desperately hunt for affordable housing, advocates warn of looming crisis

Even though the City of Montreal unveiled a new bylaw to address the lack of affordable apartments for families earlier this week, housing advocates say the changes may not come in time for those who need places to live right now.

Trio of EMSB schools now a step closer to being transferred to French-language board

General Vanier Elementary School, Gerald McShane Elementary School and John Paul Junior High School will change hands, going from the English Montreal School Board to the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île.

Violence against Indigenous women, girls in Quebec often neglected, national inquiry says

In an effort to give "particular attention" to the violence Indigenous women and girls face in Quebec, the national inquiry into the issue has released a supplementary report that looks specifically at the province.

50 years ago, the Expos made their Montreal debut

The Expos home opener was the first Major League Baseball game to be played outside the U.S., and that game began a love affair that has endured through the years.
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New basketball program in Montreal gets girls in the game

Olivia Brown and her friends, all basketball players themselves, created Uptown Montreal Basketball after the inner-city girls’ basketball team they coached shut down last summer with little notice.

How plans for a ballpark could change a Montreal neighbourhood

Baseball teams aren’t content with just building ballparks anymore — they’re creating entire neighbourhoods, anchored by stadiums. But in Pointe-Saint-Charles, where a new Montreal stadium might be built, not everyone is interested in that kind of change.

Quebec teens head to Texas for all-girls baseball tournament

In total, 64 girls are taking part in the inaugural edition of MLB's Grit Invitational, which starts on International Women's Day in Arlington, Texas — on the Rangers' home field.

Keep moving, keep hoping: How athletes of colour deal with racism

Jonathan Diaby, a black hockey player from Quebec, said as a visible minority, he deals with racism all the time, including as he plays hockey. His story isn’t unique.

CAQ to make legal age to buy cannabis 21, ban smoking in public

The CAQ plans to raise the age limit to 21, ban smoking cannabis in public and require government-run stores to be at least 250 metres from any school, including CEGEPs and universities.

Family of Montreal teen who drowned during swim class to sue city, school board

The family of Blessing Moukoko, who drowned during his high school swimming class, is taking legal action. A coroner's report revealed the teen was likely at the bottom of the pool for almost 40 minutes.

Montreal teen who drowned during swim class went unnoticed for 40 minutes, says coroner

Blessing Moukoko was 14-years-old and taking part in his third swim class of the year the day he drowned, according to the report by Dr. Louis Normandin.

Quebec's Davie shipyard to split billion-dollar ship maintenance contracts

The Davie shipyard in Lévis, Que., Irving Shipbuilding Inc. in Halifax and Seaspan Victoria Shipyards in Victoria will each get a share of the contract to work on the Halifax-class frigates, Public Services and Procurement Canada announced Thursday.

Public ban on smoking cannabis would lead to inequity, say experts

A ban on smoking cannabis in public would leave marginalized people with nowhere to light up without breaking the rules, making them vulnerable to being over-policed, say community workers and activists.