Steve Rukavina

Steve Rukavina is a journalist with CBC Montreal.

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New Quebec audio guide shows how to correctly pronounce Inuktitut place names in Nunavik

Quebec's toponymy commission worked with the Avataq Cultural Institute to develop the online audio registry, to help non-Inuktituk speakers correctly pronounce place names that have been used by the people of Nunavik for generations.

Renowned Quebec goalie equipment company in David-and-Goliath legal battle with CCM

A legal battle is pitting a legendary Quebec-based maker of hockey goalie equipment against CCM, the world's largest hockey equipment manufacturer.

East-end EMSB schools battle for survival amid new proposals for mergers, closures

It will be left to the CAQ government-appointed trustee of the English Montreal School Board, Marlene Jennings, to make some painful decisions about the fate of several schools.

Man who sexually assaulted his 4-year-old son facing new batch of charges

Police now believe the accused was making and distributing child pornography after his release from prison, during the same period in which the courts allowed continued supervised visits with the son he'd assaulted.

Court of Appeal rules Immigration Ministry can't reject candidates who fail surprise French test

The ruling says government bureaucrats were improvising new laws instead of applying existing ones when they rejected prospective immigrants who failed surprise oral French language tests.

Judge acquits Laval man ticketed for calling police officers racist

Citizens have the right to express their opinion during a police intervention, ruled Laval municipal court Judge Chantal Paré — and telling a police officer on duty that he is racially profiling does not justify a ticket.

Crown files appeal of stay of charges in Frank Zampino corruption case

Crown will argue police wiretaps of conversations between Zampino and his lawyer weren't enough to warrant charges against the former second-in-command at Montreal city hall being tossed out.

Samantha Higgins' killer sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 17 years

Nick Fontanelli, 27, pleaded guilty earlier this month to killing and dismembering his fiancée and the mother of his two children, 22-year-old Samantha Higgins.

Provincial audit finds irregularities in awarding of contracts by EMSB

Treasury Board President Christian Dubé said he's "shocked" by the results of the audit, which could provide the CAQ government with new arguments for putting Quebec's largest English-language school board under trusteeship.

Investigation into harassment allegations against Concordia creative writing prof over

Jon Paul Fiorentino no longer works at Concordia University, but the university won't say if that's connected to the results of its internal investigation. "The necessary steps and actions in response to this matter have been taken," it says.

Judge refuses MUHC plan to move, forcibly medicate 'abusive' 80-year-old patient

The woman's family said the alleged abuse was exaggerated, and the hospital's proposed treatment plan was designed to make life easier for staff, not to improve the patient's care.

Frank Zampino, ex-Montreal politician, granted stay of proceedings in fraud trial

A Quebec Court judge has ordered a stay of proceedings in a fraud and corruption case against the former second-in-command at Montreal city hall, Frank Zampino.

Like beer, wine and liquor bottles should carry a deposit, new report says

Quebec should expand its bottle deposit system to include wine and liquor bottles in a bid to keep more of them out of landfills, a new government report recommends.

SQ questions 17 people who may have tried to acquire leaked Desjardins data

Provincial police questioned 17 people Thursday in connection with the data breach at Desjardins that affected more than 2.7 million members. They say most of the people being questioned tried to acquire the leaked personal information

Montreal judge tosses more than 260 charges over unreasonable delays

Municipal Court Judge Gaétan Plouffe has tossed more than 260 charges — mostly against homeless people for minor offences such as loitering or littering. Advocates say the ruling demonstrates the futility of ticketing vulnerable people.