Sabrina Marandola

Sabrina Marandola is a journalist with CBC Montreal. Follow her on Twitter @SMarandola.

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Stéphane Le Bouyonnec, CAQ president and candidate, steps down

The president of the Coalition Avenir Québec has resigned from his post and will not be seeking election in the riding of La Prairie, on Montreal's South Shore.

New animal control bylaw will reduce bites, make Montrealers safer, city says

The City of Montreal has adopted its new animal control bylaw and it puts the onus on pet owners to be more responsible, the mayor said.

Montreal adopts motion calling for ban on private ownership of handguns, assault weapons

The Montreal motion demands that no Canadians be allowed to possess a handgun or assault rifle, with the exception of people who work in the military or law enforcement.

Heat wave now believed to have claimed 53 lives in Montreal, up from 34

Public health officials now believe that 53 people died in Montreal as a result of this month's heat wave, when temperatures soared above 30 C for nine consecutive days.

Marianne St-Gelais 'taking it 1 day at a time' now that she's a retired athlete

Marianne St-Gelais threw herself a big party in Montreal Wednesday, as she closed the chapter on her life as a professional athlete.

Montreal-area MP pushes for decriminalization of surrogacy payments

A Montreal-area Member of Parliament is calling on his government to change the law so that Canadians who want to be parents would no longer risk jail time if they paid egg and sperm donors or surrogates for their services.

Montreal firefighters now equipped to save lives of pets

Montreal firefighters say they’re thrilled that they can now not only save people’s lives during a firefighting operation, but they can also save the lives of pets.

Montreal homeowners living on contaminated land accuse city of delaying legal proceedings

A group of property owners who live on contaminated land near Baldwin Park in the Plateau–Mont-Royal borough say they are fed up with lagging legal proceedings — and they accuse the city of intentionally stalling their case.

Montreal police see nearly 23% spike in sexual assault cases in 1-year period

The city of Montreal’s overall crime rate for 2017 is up 2.9 per cent from the previous year, with the highest spike reported in the category of sexual assault: it jumped a whopping 22.9 per cent.

Laval urged to allow residents to barbecue in parks

With summer approaching, Laval city councillor Claude Larochelle says he's getting phone calls from residents asking why the city doesn't allow them to barbecue in public spaces.

New traffic rules, heftier fines introduced for Quebec drivers, cyclists

The province has updated its Highway Safety Code by adding new rules and modifying others. They come into effect Friday, May 18.

Dust, noise from Turcot Interchange rankles residents

Montrealers who live near the Turcot Interchange are calling on the Quebec Transport Ministry to do more to reduce the level of noise and dust in the area.

Mount Royal 'is ours,' Montrealers tell panel at public consultation

About 75 Montrealers attended a public information session Thursday evening, hoping to get some more clarity about the city's plan to ban vehicles from driving across Mount Royal.

A year after flooding, retired West Island senior evicted from hotel with no place to call home

One year after Vasiliki Petrisi and her husband were forced from their home due to flooding, they're now being evicted from the hotel room they’ve been living in, leaving them homeless.

No Friday night trains for some RTM commuters as of this evening

As of tonight, people who need to get to, or leave, the West Island Friday evenings can forget about using the commuter train.