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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Yesterday's News #284 - December 26th, 2015




Show #284 - December 26th, 2015


A few holiday-themed news items and some classic Christmas songs.

Originally Broadcast: December 20th, 2014.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Yesterday's News #283 - December 19th, 2015




Show #283 - December 19th, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and from Beyond:
December 13 - 19

- Police continue investigation after discovery of Cedrika Provencher’s remains
- West Island teen has been convicted of terror-related charges
- Quebec reached tentative agreements with several public service unions
- Man stabbed to death downtown
- Lester B. Pearson School Board to close two schools and merge others
- Montreal to appoint ombudsman to represent the city's homeless
- MUHC Superhospital to get underground link to Vendome Metro station

Part 2:


- A few words about generalizations
- Some news web sites to eliminate comments section
- A few words about the end of 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Yesterday's News #282 - December 12th, 2015




Show #282 - December 12th, 2015

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
December 6 - 12

- First groups of Syrian refugees arrive in Canada
- Quebec's Dying with Dignity legislation takes effect pending court hearing
- Bomb threat forces Air France plane to land in Montreal
- Outremont votes in favour of restricting location of new places of worship
- Quebec public sector workers stage one day strike
- SAQ union studying possibility of selling pot
- Montreal may move forward on plan to ban plastic bags


Part 2:


- A clip of Edward R. Murrow defending himself against the accusations of Senator Joseph McCarthy

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Yesterday's News #281 - December 5th, 2015





Show #281 - December 5th, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and from Beyond:
November 29 - December 5

- Quebec to go ahead with its own long gun registry
- Quebec to reform school boards
- Quebec to appeal court decision to delay implementation of assisted suicide law
- Governor General delivers Throne speech
- New Champlain Bridge will not have tolls
- Cote-des- Neiges/NDG to prevent new fast food restaurants near high traffic areas
- Coderre announces details of plan to cover part of the Ville Marie


Part 2:

- A few words about the average salaries in Canada
- Developer buys former Children’s Hospital and talks about possibility of new ballpark at the site


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Yesterday's News #280 - November 28th, 2015




Show #280 - November 28th, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and from Beyond:
November 22 - 28

- Inspector General’s report finds collusion and threats when it comes to Montreal snow clearing contracts
- Charbonneau Commission made public
- Montreal tables 2016 budget
- Quebec prepares to accept over 7,000 Syrian refugees

Part 2:

- A few words about the health supplement industry
- The anniversary of JFK’s assassination


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Yesterday's News #279 - November 21st, 2015




Show #279 - November 21st, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and from Beyond:
November 15 - 21

- Trudeau forging ahead with plan to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees
- Police makes 48 arrest during series of raids against organized crime
- Montreal area man arrested after posting video online threatening Muslims
- Rotating public service strikes continue
- Caisse to invest $1.5 billion U.S. in Bombardier
- STM will not raise fares in January
- SAAQ to give drivers with good records financial break
- Electric taxis to begin rolling in Montreal

Part 2:

- A few words about bias in media
- Are we really good drivers?
- TV service providers forced to change the way channels packaged

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Yesterday's News #278 - November 14th, 2015





Show #278 - November 14th, 2015

The Best of Yesterday’s News


- A few words about the healthcare system

- WWI and In Flanders Fields

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Yesterday's News #277 - November 7th, 2015




Show #277 - November 7th, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and from Beyond:
November 1 - 7

- Justin Trudeau sworn in as Prime Minister
- Trudeau appoints new cabinet
- Montreal sewage dump may soon get green light
- Bomb threats force evacuation of Quebec schools
- Man murdered in Lachine
- Man stabbed in Dollard
- Loto Quebec makes $889 million over last quarter
- New poll shows Denis Coderre still very popular

Part 2:

- A few words about the new Liberal cabinet
- Think Tank claims tolls the answer to traffic woes

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Yesterday's News #276 - October 31st, 2015




Show #276 - October 31st, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and from Beyond:
October 25 - 31

- 224 people dead as Russian place crashes in Egypt
- Boil water warning issued for some parts of Montreal
- Canada Post suspends installation of new community mailboxes
- Syrian refugees arrive in Montreal
- Quebec public sector workers stage series of strikes
- Two Montreal police officers suspended over treatment of homeless man
- Man stabbed inside Metro station
- Montreal to install more electric charging stations


Part 2:

- A look at the past week in history.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Yesterday's News #275 - October 24th, 2015





Show #275 - October 24th, 2015



Canada’s 42nd Federal Election:

Part 1:

- A review of the final numbers

Part 2:

- A few words about the election results

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Yesterday's News #274 - October 17th, 2015




Show #274 - October 17th, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and from Beyond:
October 11 - 17

- Federal election only two days away
- Environment Canada blocks Montreal’s planned dumping of raw sewage
- Man beaten to death with hammer in Laval
- 16-year-old boy stabbed to death in Laval
- Dorval pizzeria firebombed
- MUHC to ban smoking and vaping on its grounds
- All Montreal taxis must now offer ability to pay electronically
- Westmount Examiner and West Island Chronicle to shut down
- Bell Centre to be renovated


Part 2:

- A few more words about Windows 10
- A few words about the end of the election campaign

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Yesterday's News #273 - October 10th, 2015




Show #273 - October 10th, 2015

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
October 4 - 10

- Advanced polling begins
- Coderre angry about sewage dumping backlash
- Two people stabbed in Petite-Patrie
- Two people stabbed in NDG
- Quebec woman murdered in California
- Woman dies in Pierrefonds fire
- Montreal police to test body cameras
- Quebec to bring in new rules for certification of seniors residences
- Quebec announces new measures to deal with mental illness
- Province to encourage purchases of electric vehicles

Part 2:

- A few words about Thanksgiving and political party platforms

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Yesterday's News #272 - October 3rd, 2015





Show #272 - October 3rd, 2015

Part 1
:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
September 27 - October 3

- Marcel Aubut resigns as president of Canadian Olympic Committee after sexual harassment allegations
- Final leader’s debate held
- Montreal to dump raw sewage into St. Lawrence
- Teachers hold one day strike
- Quebec gives mayors more power over municipal workers
- Four people hit by taxi
- Guy Lafleur loses cicil suit against Montreal police and Crown
- Former Quebec Lieutenant-governor to remain in jail for now
- Non-stop flights begin between Montreal and China


Part 2:

- VW deals with emissions scandal
- More on Google’s driver-less car
- The prohibitive cost of electric vehicles
- McDonald’s to dramatically change the functionality of its restaurants

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Yesterday's News #271 - September 26th, 2015




Show #271 - September 26th, 2015

Part 1:


News about Montreal and Beyond:
September 19 - 26

- First French debate held
- Montreal against forcing cyclists to wear helmets
- Guy Turcotte's second trial begins
- Woman collapses at Montreal marathon and later dies
- 76-year-old woman struck and killed by STM bus
- Construction worker struck and killed by truck
- Man murdered in Lasalle
- Man shot in Montreal North
- TMR approves construction of massive new shopping complex


Part 2:

- A few words about interpreting history
- Selfies now causing more fatalities than shark attacks

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Yesterday's News #269 - September 12th, 2015




Show #269 - September 12th, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and Beyond:
September 6 - 12

- Quebec wants to bring in more Syrian refugees
- Ontario to study possibility of importing more electricity from Quebec
- Man injured in downtown brawl
- Man stabbed in St. Laurent
- Arrests made in connection with stolen silver
- Man falls off downtown roof
- Children's Hospital stages emergency simulation
- Pierre Karl Péladeau to place controlling shares of Quebecor into blind trust

Part 2:

- A few words about the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Yesterday's News #267 - August 29th, 2015




Show #267 - August 29th, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and Beyond:
August 23 - 29

- Canadian journalist sentenced to three years in Egyptian jail
- World stock markets tumble
- Man killed after two bicycles collide on Jacques Cartier Bridge
- Montreal’s new police chief sworn in
- Toll-free number set-up to report bad experiences in healthcare system
- Taxi drivers hold another protest against Uber
- New Metro trains begin daytime testing
- Cost projections skyrocket for Richler gazebo
- Radio Centre-Ville inaugurates L’Auditoire community centre and cafe

Part 2:

- Some old time radio from 1945

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Yesterday's News #266 - August 22nd, 2015




Show #266 - August 22nd, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and Beyond:
August 16 - 22

- Polls showing NDP support in Quebec approaching 50%
- Traffic chaos after RV catches fire in Lafontaine Tunnel
- Man assaulted in Outremont
- Man shot in Riviere-des-Prairies
- Three hurt in car accident in Kirkland
- Boy found unconscious in St. Michel public swimming pool
- Montreal City Hall evacuated during council meeting
- Dore beach temporarily closed due to bacteria
- Montreal’s annual Pride parade held
- Taxi industry still angry about government response to Uber
- Alouettes fire head coach

Part 2:

- How some people take their grievances to the media
- Another “quality of life” poll released
- STM finally decides to order buses equipped with air conditioning


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Yesterday's News #265 - August 15th, 2015




Show #265 - August 15th, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and Beyond:
August 9 - 15

- Election news
- Gunshots heard in NDG and Montreal North
- Man stabbed downtown
- Three arrested after altercation in St. Leonard
- Denis Coderre takes jackhammer to community mailbox foundation
- Montreal to set new guidelines for snow clearing

Part 2:

- Some items from the past week in history

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Yesterday's News #264 - August 8th, 2015




Show #264 - August 8th, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and Beyond:
August 2 - 8

- Two dead after brawl on St. Laurent Boulevard
- Taxi driver allegedly runs down two men with his cab
- Man stabbed in Cote-des-Neiges
- Allegations made about former mayor’s involvement in corruption
- First federal leaders debate held
- Montreal to force taxis to accept credit and debit payments


Part 2:

- A few words about the election campaign
- A few words about Windows 10

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Yesterday's News #263 - August 1st, 2015




Show #263 - August 1st, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and Beyond:
July 26 - August 1

- Two Quebec men killed in New Zealand avalanche
- Man struck by lightning in Montreal
- UPAC visits Gerald Tremblay’s home
- Richard Henry Bain's trial delayed again
- Man shot in Rosemont-La Petite Patrie
- Two youths stabbed in Montreal North
- Man stabbed downtown
- Woman struck by car in Dollard-des-Ormeaux
- Cote St-Luc fire leads to discovery of marijuana grow-op
- Airplane lands in Montreal because of bomb threat
- Trudeau Airport taxi drivers to have dress code
- Jacques Cartier Bridge to be light up for city’s 375th


Part 2:


- Some baseball-themed old-time radio

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Yesterday's News #262 - July 25th, 2015





Show #262 - July 25th, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and Beyond:
July 19 - 25

- UPAC conducts more raids over cancelled water meter contract
- Man stabbed in Montreal North
- Man stabbed downtown
- Two police officers found guilty of abuse of authority by police ethics board
- Mayor Coderre announces Phillipe Pichet as his choice for new police chief
- Boucherville Rona employees split $55 million Lotto Max jackpot
- Lablaws to close 52 stores
- J. Michel Doyon named Quebec’s new Lieutenant-Governor

Part 2:

- Some of the week’s tech news

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Yesterday's News #261 - July 18th, 2015




Show #261 - July 18th, 2015

Part 1:

News from Montreal and Beyond:
July 12 - 18

- SQ arrest 22-year-old fiancé of murdered Lasalle woman
- 72-year-old man stabbed inside Jean Talon metro station
- Pair who allegedly planned to leave Canada to join terror group to remain in jail
- Montreal has best spring tourist season in 20 years
- Construction holiday begins
- Mayor Coderre calls for report on state of Caleche horses
- City to change plans for revamped Viger Square

Part 2:

- A few words about LinkedIn
- New poll shows Montrealers want MLB back
- New poll shows Canada the most admired and best reputed country in the world

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Yesterday's News #260 - July 11th, 2015






Show #260 - July 11th, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and Beyond:
July 5 - 11

- Body of Lasalle woman found near U.S. border
- Taxi driver killed when car collides with his vehicle
- Man stabbed in St. Michel
- Man shot in Lasalle
- Three women stabbed downtown
- Man stabbed in Rivere-des-Prairies
- Montreal counts number of its homeless
- St. Lambert loses injunction bid to lower volume from Parc Jean drapeau
- STM unveils new gadget to recharge OPUS cards at home
- Montreal Olympic House opens

Part 2:

- Two years since Lac Megantic
- Some tech news
- Broadway star fed up with cell phones

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Yesterday's News #259 - July 4th, 2015




Show #259 - July 4th, 2015

Part 1:

News from Montreal and Beyond:
June 28 - July 4

- Arthur Porter dies in Panama
- Quebec Finance Minister says no question of recession
- Couillard government to invest in maritime infrastructure
- STM names new CEO
- SPCA blames no pet clauses for animal abandonment

Part 2:

- The quest to develop a driverless car
- Canada Day facts and figures

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Yesterday's News #241 - February 21st, 2015




Show #241 - February 21st, 2015

Part 1:


News from Montreal and Beyond:
February 15 - 21

- Luka Magnotta decides not to appeal murder conviction
- Arrest made after man murdered in Verdun
- Several injured in downtown fire
- Pedestrian struck by pickup truck
- Quebec to force seniors residences to install sprinkler systems
- Montreal taxi drivers protest Uber
- Strike at CP ends quickly
- More water main breaks cause problems
- Mayor Coderre unhappy with plans to install community mailboxes


Part 2:


- Some classic radio from 1943