Sarah Leavitt

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Sarah Leavitt is a journalist with CBC Montreal.

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The grape escape: Thieves steal 500 kilos from Rougemont winery

A vinery in the Montérégie is out more than $5,000 after thieves snuck in and stole 500 kilograms-worth of grapes.

Set to be renamed, Asbestos, Que., grapples with history, identity

Asbestos, Que., has been laughed at, vilified and rejected, but the town's name is steeped in history, complicated by language and intertwined with the identity of many of its citizens. Nonetheless, it's set to get a new name on Monday.

Racism at Quebec hospital reported long before troubling death of Atikamekw woman

From the moment she was admitted to the hospital in Joliette, Que., Joyce Echaquan started filming her interactions with staff. It was an impulse, friends and family say, driven by long-held concerns about the way Indigenous people are treated there.

What Quebec can learn from Melbourne, Australia's second wave restrictions

With Montreal, Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches now under the highest COVID-19 alert level, public health experts say the provincial government should be taking tips from Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne.

Why contact tracing remains a hurdle for Quebec in containing COVID-19

Quebec has ramped up its ability to track down members of the public who may have been exposed to COVID-19. But challenges remain in ensuring those who may have contracted the virus are aware. Among the biggest hurdles? Getting people to pick up the phone.

Parents in Quebec court to fight for wider access to online learning

A group of parents who are concerned about the threat of COVID-19 in Quebec schools tried to convince a judge to order the province to loosen its rules on who can take classes online.

Back-to-school routine shifts as Montreal family prepares for 'the great unknown'

The Berniard family in Rosemont experiences their first day of the new normal in Quebec schools.

In grim first for Quebec, 19-year-old Montrealer dies of COVID-19

Don Béni Kabangu Nsapu has been identified as the 19-year-old man who died after contracting COVID-19. The death comes as people under 30 account for an increasing number of confirmed cases in Quebec and in Canada.
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Montreal's newly renovated Biodôme is set to reopen after two-year closure

It took one year longer than expected, but Montreal's Biodôme is finally reopening to the public after major renovations.

Quebec promised extra pay for some health-care workers but many still haven't received it

Orderlies and housekeeping staff working at Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Côte Saint-Luc say many of them are waiting on up to $3,000 in bonuses and they aren't the only health-care workers with the issue.
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Severity of Quebec's second wave of COVID-19 will depend on young adults

The latest spike in Quebec COVID-19 cases is largely due to adults between the ages of 20 and 29.
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Faces hidden due to PPE, Royal Victoria ICU nurses don portraits of themselves

The nurses of the MUHC's Royal Victoria Hospital intensive-care unit are now wearing pictures of themselves, so that patients and colleagues can recognize them through their face masks, shields and hospital gowns.

Porta-potties fill Montreal bathroom void caused by COVID-19 closures

Move over orange cones, those blue and grey portable toilets are the newest installations in town, and thanks to the pandemic, they’ve been proliferating.

Van Doos veterans salute soldiers working in 3 Montreal long-term care homes

Residents and staff watched from windows and balconies as the group of about 40 Vétérans R22eR members played Vive la Canadienne and O Canada from loudspeakers, before saluting and applauding the soldiers.
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Terrasse season in Montreal can't come soon enough for restaurants

Montreal may be providing restaurants with more space for terrasses on certain streets, but the restaurants can't proceed without the approval of Quebec public health.

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