Miriam Lafontaine

Miriam Lafontaine is a reporter with CBC Montreal. She previously worked with CBC New Brunswick in Fredericton, and can be reached at miriam.lafontaine@cbc.ca.

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Prom dresses given a second-life at giveaway in NDG

Oftentimes, prom dresses sit and gather dust after only one wear, but this Sunday over a hundred were given a second life at a giveaway organized by the NDG Community Council. 

Scavenger hunt in NDG hopes to showcase local businesses

The NDG Community Council is hosting a scavenger hunt to help residents learn more about the neighbourhood while also showcasing local businesses and community organizations. 

Exhausted and dreading new government rules, more Quebec doctors are eyeing retirement

A total of 275 doctors retired last year or told the province’s health board that they intend to leave within the next two years. That's nearly double the number since 2017.

'We're not leaving': Montreal tenants fight to block transformation of seniors' residence into apartments

A group of more than 50 tenants at a Montreal seniors' home has applied for an injunction at Quebec Superior Court in the hope of preventing their seniors' home from being transformed into apartments.

Concordia Stingers savour women's hockey victory after 23-year wait

Concordia University’s women’s hockey team has returned home from Charlottetown, P.E.I., where they blanked the Nipissing Lakers 4-0 in the U Sports final on Sunday, reclaiming the title they last won in 1999.

Tenants in Richelieu worried about sale of social housing for elderly

Elderly tenants in Richelieu say they’re worried about the future of their affordable housing complex now that the building has been put up for sale. 

Seniors should be refunded for services lost due to COVID-19, advocacy group says

A group that advocates for seniors' rights in Quebec is calling on the owners of private seniors' residences to reimburse their tenants for services they lost as a result of COVID-19 health restrictions, but owners disagree.

How Ukrainian parents in Montreal are navigating conversations about war with their children

Parents and teachers in Ukrainian community in Montreal on how they're trying to answer their children's questions, which isn't always easy, they say.

How Ukrainian parents in Montreal are navigating conversations about war with their children

Parents and teachers in Ukrainian community in Montreal on how they're trying to answer their children's questions, which isn't always easy, they say.

Teens protest in Montreal to demand action on youth violence

Many came out to support the family of Lucas Gaudet, who died in Sacré Coeur hospital on Feb. 10 after being stabbed in an altercation outside St. Thomas High School in Pointe-Claire.

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