Kamila Hinkson


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

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Quebec students will be heading back to school this fall

Education Minister Jean-François Roberge has unveiled his plan to reopen schools, which has been rubber-stamped by public health officials due to the decline of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.

Confused by the Quebec government's reopening plan? Communication may be the reason

Some of the uncertainty many Quebecers are feeling these days can be explained by the way the government went about explaining the changes on the horizon.

Legault is gradually reopening Quebec. Are we ready?

Premier François Legault has announced plans to gradually reopen the province, including schools, daycares and some businesses. But experts say plenty more needs to be done.

COVID-19 in Quebec: Doctors answer call for help but situation still critical, Legault says

As Quebec changes the way it counts COVID-19 fatalities and sees a dramatic jump in the death toll overnight, Premier François Legault says efforts to bolster the staffing at the province's long-term care homes continue.

Quebec premier says all patients and staff to be tested at long-term care homes

Premier François Legault said Quebec now has 10,031 cases and 175 deaths attributable to COVID-19. With so many residents of long-term care homes infected, the premier said all workers and people living in those institutions will now be tested for the coronavirus.

COVID-19 in Quebec: Time for everyone to follow the rules, deputy premier says

Geneviève Guilbault was blunt: it's not the time to be holding gatherings, businesses that are non-essential need to close their doors, and travelling between regions should be avoided if at all possible.

Montreal declares local state of emergency over fears of COVID-19 outbreak among city's homeless

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante said the city is not under quarantine, but the local state of emergency now in effect will allow authorities to respond to the looming crisis for the homeless community. “Our homeless people need resources, and they need them now,” she said.

First COVID-19 death in Montreal brings Quebec total fatalities to 7

"Our children and grandchildren will remember how we won this battle. So let's make them proud," said Quebec Premier François Legault Wednesday, announcing that the total number of cases has risen to 1,339, with 78 people in hospital, including 35 in intensive care.

COVID-19 may keep Quebec students out of school until May, Legault says

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the province rises, Premier François Legault says it may be weeks before children return to school. As well, Loto-Québec is closing all of kiosks and sales terminals retail outlets. Here's what you need to know Friday.

Montreal's Korean consulate issues safety warning after man stabbed

The warning is exacerbating concerns about racism directed at people of Asian descent in Canada brought on by the coronavirus.

'I loved the game, but the game didn't love me': How hockey shaped one of NHL's first black players on and off the ice

Bernie Saunders played 10 games for the Quebec Nordiques, but he and others say his career would have been longer if he wasn’t black.

'He was our Booger': An Expos fan's unique relationship with Larry Walker

While making it will be an amazing accomplishment for him, the fans who watched him all those years in Montreal, and then when he moved on to the Colorado Rockies, will be thrilled too.

Power-hitting catcher Stéphanie Savoie is first female player in Quebec's baseball HOF

Savoie, 30, is one of the first women who didn't play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League — the league featured in A League of their Own, which existed from 1943 to 1954 — to receive such an honour, in any province or nationally.

SNC-Lavalin pleads guilty to fraud for past work in Libya, will pay $280M fine

SNC-Lavalin's construction division will pay a $280-million fine over five years and will be placed on probation for three years after the company pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of fraud over $5,000.

Big spending increases and a modest residential property tax hike in Montreal's 2020 budget

Mayor Valérie Plante's administration is highlighting its investments in mobility, housing, the ecological transition, buying and preserving green space and economic development, while also planning investment into road and water infrastructure.