Laura Marchand

Laura Marchand is a web and radio journalist with CBC Montreal. Follow her on Twitter at @Marchand_L.

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'We are an army of Quebecers': Premier issues call-out for volunteers in fight against COVID-19

"We're counting on you to create a wave of solidarity in Quebec. But always in respect of the rules: wash your hands; no gatherings; distancing," Premier François Legault said at his daily briefing Thursday.

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.

'We're all in this together,' says François Legault, as Quebec heads into 3-week shutdown

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Quebec rose again, to 1,013 on Tuesday from 628 on Monday. But as economic activity winds down, efforts are multiplying to help Quebecers unable to make ends meet because of the impact of the pandemic.

Quebec enacts restrictions on all gatherings, inside and out, as death toll rises

With 42 new cases confirmed and a total of 181 cases in the province, Quebec says with few exceptions, everyone must maintain a two-metre distance at all times.

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.

Obey social distancing orders, pleads family of Quebec's first COVID-19 victim

"We didn't have the chance to save Grand-mamie. But you have the chance to make a difference now that we know — now that we know the damage caused by this pandemic," said Mariette Tremblay's family.

Quebec announces first death from COVID-19, confirmed cases up to 94

A first person in Quebec has died from the novel coronavirus, and the number of confirmed cases continues to jump, but authorities urged Quebecers not to despair. "The health care network is ready," said Premier François Legault. 

Quebec moves tax deadline to June as COVID-19 cases rise

Quebec will be extending tax filing season to ease any pressure on residents coping with the fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak. Here's what else you need to know.

Quebec ramps up fight against COVID-19: Large indoor events banned, Montreal shuts pools and rinks

Quebec Premier François Legault called the outbreak of the novel coronavirus an "emergency" situation that will require a huge effort from Quebecers for the next several weeks.

COVID-19 tests should be done more widely, says Montreal area woman showing symptoms

A woman on Montreal's North Shore developed symptoms similar to COVID-19 and has been in contact with someone who travelled to Hong Kong. But that's not enough to get tested for the virus.

Holographic pop star Hatsune Miku to perform Montreal concert

A Japanese pop star is making her Montreal debut this year ⁠— just don’t expect to see her in the flesh. That’s because Hatsune Miku, who has taken the stage and performed to sold-out crowds around the world, isn’t real.

Quebec to abolish ethics and religious culture course, to make way for '21st-century themes'

Education Minister Jean-François Roberge wants to overhaul the ethics and religious culture course in Quebec schools and replace it with a course that looks at different cultures rather than different religions.

What we know about the Montreal victims of the Iran plane crash

At least seven of the victims of Wednesday's plane crash in Tehran had been living in Montreal, while others had strong ties to the city. An eighth was from Valcourt, Que. Here is what we know of their stories.

From St-Denis to stardom: Montreal songwriter Andy Kim on music & mortality

As Andy Kim is honoured with a Hometown Star from the Canada Walk of Fame, he reflects on his life, musical career, and his relationship with his father.

Oh, fudge! NDG woman makes 220 kilograms of sweet treat for charity

Barbara Sidorowicz thought she could cook up a few batches of fudge, sell maybe ten or 20 boxes. It didn’t work out that way: in fact, she made over 500 pounds of fudge, and raised thousands of dollars for charity.