Melissa Fundira

CBC Journalist

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Loop Sessions: Montreal's 'church' for beatmakers

Beatmaking can be a solitary endeavour, but Montreal's Loop Sessions event has become a "church" where beatmakers can congregate and make music as a community.

Moonshine: The Montreal party that draws 100s to secret locations to dance all night

It's a Saturday after the full moon. That means Montrealers who get the text message will be dancing all night at Moonshine, an after-hours party organized by a collective of the same name.

Montreal contractor paves around car, the internet laughs

An unpaved section of a Montreal street has become the subject of ridicule online and stirred controversy over how the city handles construction projects.

Rally to save Open Door homeless centre calls on politicians to act quickly

About a hundred people gathered in Cabot Square Sunday to keep the doors from closing on a "one-of-kind" homeless centre.

Open Door homeless centre soon to be without a home

The Open Door, a homeless centre serving a largely Indigenous population, may soon find itself without a home.

Residents fuming over 'horrible smell' of animal carcasses in Rivière-des-Prairies

Residents in the Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles borough are fuming on social media over the "horrible smell" of carcasses strewn across the road, in what is just their latest grievance against the rendering company Sanimax.
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Polar bear makes rare appearance on Quebec's Lower North Shore

The great white Arctic visitor likely floated into the Gulf of St. Lawrence aboard an ice floe, Quebec's Wildlife Ministry says. After a few days' rest, he's now headed north. "They got like a built-in compass," a local fishing guide says.

Quebec considers broadening access to doctor-assisted death

Quebec will consider broadening its criteria for doctor-assisted death, including the possibility of allowing patients with dementia to provide advance consent to end their lives, Health Minister Gaétan Barrette says.

Fadwa Alaoui, Canadian turned away at U.S. border, gets visit from Vermont strangers showing support

Last week, Fadwa Alaoui was headed to Vermont for some shopping and to buy a toy for son who had recently completed chemotherapy. She was turned away at the U.S. border. This weekend, one Vermont physician decided to pay her a visit, toys in hand.

Dawson College, site of 2006 shooting of Anastasia De Sousa, holds vigil for Quebec mosque

Dawson College, the site of a fatal shooting in 2006 and the recent target of criticism from a far-right group, held a vigil for the victims of Sunday night's attack on a Quebec City mosque.

Quebec City mosque attack suspect Alexandre Bissonnette charged with 6 counts of 1st-degree murder

Alexandre Bissonnette, the 27-year-old accused of opening fire on a Quebec City mosque, was charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder while using a restricted firearm.

Montreal opts for cooler LED lights after pushback over health risks

The City of Montreal is opting to replace 132,000 streetlights with 3000K LED lights, less like daylight than the ones first proposed, after consumers raised health and light pollution concerns.

Saint-Sauveur street magician finds YouTube stardom

David Blaine is running into some serious competition as the most viewed street magician on YouTube with Saint-Sauveur's Chris Ramsay edging his way into top spots.

Wife of Quebec's Anglican bishop becomes priest

When Cynthia Patterson was ordained as an Anglican priest in late November, it was the first time, to her knowledge, that a priest has ever been married to a bishop in Quebec.
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Montreal man ice skates down Villeray street

Montreal roads were so slippery Monday that one man managed to make it home in ice skates.