Kamila Hinkson is a journalist at CBC Montreal. Follow her on Twitter at @kamilahinkson.
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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.
Family of young Montreal man who died in custody haunted by questions about his death
Nicole Tshiteya says almost two months after her son David Kalubi Tshiteya died, she wants answers. She wants to know why he was arrested, what happened next and whether he had a medical emergency before he died.
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.
Under CAQ, legal age to consume cannabis in Quebec will be 21 — eventually
Ian Lafrenière, a newly elected CAQ MNA and former spokesperson for the Montreal police, said it will be tough to fulfil a promise to increase the minimum age from 18 to 21 before marijuana becomes legal in two weeks, but it will happen eventually.