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The Barr Brothers jump into sonic adventures Special

With a mix of soul, folk, and desert blues going into their brand of rock and roll, the Barr Brothers are creating a space for their music that soars past tidy categorizations.

Rumour mill says Tampa Bay Rays could move to Montreal

St. Petersburg - It's no secret that 2014 has been a bad year for the Tampa Bay Rays — the team once again missed the playoffs, and on Friday, manager Joe Maddon abruptly left the team and became a free agent. Now sources say the team could be headed for Montreal.

Montreal entrepreneur Steve Danson on the growing integration of mobile advertising and platforms Commissioned

Mobile advertising is beginning to have a strong impact on consumers. In this report, Steve Danson, Montreal entrepreneur, breaks down what you need to know about this growing trend.

Canadian boy regains hearing after receiving brain stem implant

Montreal - Auguste Majkowski can now hear sounds for the first time in his life. Three-year-old Auguste received surgery which connected an advanced form of hearing aid to his brain stem.

Celebrating Canada's television history Special

Toronto - The MZTV Museum of Television & Archive recently opened in Toronto. Created by Canadian media mogul Moses Znaimer, it’s a salute to Canada’s television history. The museum also considers the influence of TV's position in both large and small ways.

Leafs continue to slip: Montréal hands Toronto 4th straight loss Special

Toronto - With their backs up against the wall, the Toronto Maple Leafs dropped a crucial game to Atlantic Division rivals the Montréal Canadiens Saturday night at the Air Canada Center.

Maple Leafs earn fourth straight win over visiting Montreal Special

Toronto - One of hockey's greatest rivalries added a new chapter to its rich history Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre where the Maple Leafs prevailed 4-3 in a thriller.

Watch the 'electrical fireball' video from Montreal's wind storm

Montreal - One of the hottest online videos right now shows an alleged "fireball" running across power lines in a Montreal borough. Filmed by a homeowner from his living room, the incident occurs moments after a heavy wind storm barreled through the Canadian city.

Review: Arcade Fire 'reflekts' on reflections of reflections on new album Special

Arcade Fire found themselves the toast of the world in 2011, taking home a Grammy for Album of the Year and the year's Polaris Prize. Rather than rest on their laurels, the band has created something refreshingly different with 'Reflektor.'

Op-Ed: Lost Lennon interview discovered – Message of peace still 'lost'

A Canadian interview with John Lennon was discovered in the attic of a former New York broadcaster. The reel-to-reel tape recounts the late Beatles' 1969 peace mission to Montreal and a visit with then Canadian PM Pierre Trudeau.

Op-Ed: Montreal's Osheaga 2013 Festival shaping up to be the biggest yet Special

Montreal - After selling to maximum capacity last year for the first time ever, Montreal's OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival can certainly honour itself as one of the top 10 annual music events in North America.

Leonard Cohen biography offers art and heart Special

Music journalist Sylvie Simmons interviewed a wide range of people to complete her exhaustive biography on Canadian music icon Leonard Cohen. It was a project done, as she says, with "diligence and heart."

2 people missing after blast rocks fireworks plant near Montreal

Two people are reportedly missing after a major explosion at a fireworks warehouse on Thursday rattled an area west of Montreal, sending up a cloud of thick smoke, blanketing the sky for miles.

Op-Ed: Students strip-searched for missing cell phone

Montreal - A strip search of 28 high school students last week when a cell phone went missing during an exam is lighting up facebook pages everywhere with the question, What would you do if this was your child?

Most of Montreal's water unsafe to drink

Montreal - The city of Montreal issued a boil-water advisory, leaving around 1.3 million people without safe, clean drinking water.

Study: Good music is just as exciting as good sex

Montreal - According to recent reports good music is just as good for you as good sex. A study carried out by the McGill University in Montreal has shown that listening to music stimulates the same part of the brain as a night of passion.

Montreal police 'behead' Anarchopanda

Montreal - On Friday night, April 5, Montreal police seized Anarchopanda's head during a demonstration against a municipal bylaw. Montreal police said that the head was taken because the law forbids the wearing of masks during demonstrations.

Montreal police arrest more than 250 people at annual protest

Montreal - The Montreal protest against police brutality has become an annual event. The 17th annual protest ended up with more than 250 people arrested to be taken away on city buses and police vehicles.

Video of eagle snatching baby in Montreal confirmed as fake

A video going viral today apparently shows a Golden Eagle swooping down in a Montreal park to snatch a baby before dropping the child. Students in Montreal are now taking credit for making the hoax video.

Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay resigns

Montreal - Mayor Gerald Tremblay, 70, who has been mayor of Montreal since 2002, resigned yesterday under a cloud of corruption following revelations from the Charbonneau Commission into organized crime.

Review: Amaluna offers a powerful mix of circus and theater Special

Toronto - Cirque du Soleil returns to Toronto with a show that places women in the forefront. Amaluna is Cirque's 32nd touring production, and it's a feast for the eyes, ears, and heart.

Montreal World Film Festival 2012 wrap-up

Montreal - Montreal and Toronto first started giving Film Festivals at about the same time,and while there is no doubt that TIFF went Hollywood, Montreal's World Film Festival shifted its focus to the world.

Montreal students return to streets in protest over tuition hikes

Montreal - Montreal students were back on the streets yesterday in their monthly protest against hikes in tuition fees, ahead of Quebec's general election on September 4.

Review: Osheaga 2012 sells out to capacity Special

Montreal - The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival has officially joined the ranks of longstanding North American heavyweights like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Coachella. This year for the first time in its six year history, the festival sold out to capacity.

Classical music fest isn't just for snobs Special

Toronto - The Toronto Summer Music Festival is growing in popularity amidst an ever-expanding roster of international and Canadian artists. It’s quickly becoming a summertime "must" for culture vultures interested in a myriad of musical expressions.

Teacher showed alleged Magnotta video; may face criminal charges

Montreal - UPDATE: Montreal police say criminal charges are possible in the case of a Montreal supply teacher who showed the graphic video of murder and dismemberment to a classroom full of students. The teacher has been fired.

Jun Lin was their 'pride and hope': letter from family

Montreal - Jun Lin, the victim of a brutal murder in Montreal, was his family's "pride and hope." The family has called for a swift extradition of the alleged murderer, Luka Magnotta, back to Canada.

Luka Rocco Magnotta named as suspect in Ottawa body parts case

Police have identified a suspect wanted in connection with the discovery of a man’s torso stuffed in a suitcase in Montreal as Luka Rocco Magnotta. The torso is linked to the hand and foot mailed to the Conservative party headquarters in Ottawa.

Montreal lawyers silently protest anti-rally bill

Montreal - A new type of protest has started in Montreal with hundreds of lawyers marching through the streets in silent protest against the emergency law on demonstrations.

100th day of Montreal education protests — over 120 arrested

Montreal - Thousands marched in the continuing protests against tuition hikes in Montreal, Quebec yesterday. During the protests, a huge sinkhole opened up in one of the major streets.
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