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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Yesterday's News #307 - December 4th, 2016

Round Table topics:
- Justin Trudeau's comments following the death of Fidel Castro.
- Donald Trump.
- Court upholds Montreal’s ban on pitbulls.
- Air Miles has backs off plan to void points.
- The unemployment rate in Quebec now at lowest level since 1976.
- Only around 10% of Syrian refugees who arrived in Canada since November of 2015 have been able to find jobs.
- Trudeau Liberals to undo previous government's moves to identify those who vote.
- The two largest English school boards in Quebec will be investigated by a provincial auditor and the anti-corruption squad.
- Old Montreal Children’s Hospital site will no become ballpark.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Yesterday's News #306 - November 20th, 2016

Yesterday's News returns in a new format.

Part 1:

- Federal Finance Minister thinks people should get used to the "job churn" economy.

- CRTC data indicates Canadians are consuming more media, but are watching less TV.

- Queens casino refuses to pay out millions after they claim slot machine malfunctions.

Part 2:

The Round Table convenes to discuss:

- Donald Trump and the American election.

- A possible Muslim housing project in Brossard.

- The possible religious house of worship ban in Outremont,

- A piper fined $220 for carrying a Scottish traditional knife in his sock.

- The plight of the contract worker.

- Metro conductors playing with their cell phones.

- Snow on the way...

Monday, August 15, 2016

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Yesterday's News #305 - May 21st, 2016

Show #305 - May 21, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
May 15 - 21

- Montreal imposes year-long moratorium on horse-drawn carriages
- Former interim mayor Applebaum asks to have criminal case against him dismissed
- Montreal municipal engineers walked off the job
- Montreal Auditor General claims recommendations have been ignored
- AMT cancels $100 million contract it had signed with Bombardier
- Montreal police unveil body cameras

Part 2:

- A few words about space travel
- A few words about automobiles and the smartphone

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Yesterday's News #304 - May 14th, 2016

Show #304 - May 14, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
May 7 - 14

- Three die as fire ravages apartment building in Longueuil
- Police ask for help in finding hit-and-run driver
- Molotov Cocktail thrown at STM bus
- Man was shot in St. Michel
- West island high school threatened
- Quebec sends group of firefighters to Alberta
- Quebec unveils legislation to deal with Uber
- Quebec's birth rate continues to decline
- Number of fatalities in road accidents in Quebec increases
- New international wing opened at Trudeau Airport

Part 2:

- A few words about moving
- Census web site crashes
- Government upholds rights of small ISPs

Yesterday's News #303 - May 7th, 2016

Some old time radio from the 1950s.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Yesterday's News #301 - April 23rd, 2016

Show #301 - April 23th, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
April 17 - 23

- Two Quebecers die in massive earthquake in Equador
- Man dies after losing control of car in Lachine
- Father and son drown at hotel pool
- Fire breaks out at the Hotel Dieu Hospital
- Caisse and city of Montreal unveil light rail plan

Part 2:

- A few words about prescription drug advertising
- A few words about local news in Canada
- CRTC claims public already happy with skinny cable

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Yesterday's News #300 - April 16th, 2016

Show #300 - April 16th, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
April 10 - 16

- Woman murdered inside grocery store
- Three men arrested after intrusion inside Montreal's Metro system
- Trudeau Liberals release details of assisted suicide law
- Thomas Mulcair loses NDP confidence vote
- Montreal records $145 million surplus
- Sinkhole in Griffintown leads to demolition of parts of co-op
- Bixi returns for another season

Part 2:

- It’s the 300th edition of Yesterday’s News

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Yesterday's News #299 - April 9th, 2016

Show #299 - April 9th, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
April 3 - 9

- Violence erupts after police brutality protest in Montreal North
- Plateau bar firebombed
- Three people arrested after high-speed chase
- Woman injured in three car crash on Champlain Bridge
- SUV collides with STM bus
- City, province and federal government announce infrastructure spending
- Hospital to be built in Vaudreuil-Dorion
- Montreal to spend $18 million to fight emerald ash borer beetle infestation

Part 2:

- A brief history of the subway
- Quebec wants to block gambling-related web sites

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Yesterday's News #298 - April 2nd, 2016

Show #298 - April 2nd, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
March 27 - April 2

- Jean Lapierre and 4 family members killed in plane crash
- Man arrested after bomb scare on West Island
- St. Hubert chain sold to Ontario-based Cara Operations
- Man was shot in Riviere des Prairies
- Intruders access Metro system
- Over 100,000 fans attend annual MLB exhibition games

Part 2:

- A few more words about the mainstream media
- Some tech news

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Yesterday's News #297 - March 26th, 2016

Show #297 - March 26th, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
March 20 - 26

- Federal budget tabled
- Taxi driver becomes first Montreal homicide victim on 2016
- Security compromised at some Concordia library workstations
- Major fire breaks out in Old Montreal
- Woman struck by car downtown
- Vigil held at City Hall to show solidarity with Belgium
- First woman elected to the Quebec legislature dies

Part 2:

- A few words about Olympic Stadium’s 40th birthday
- A few words about the likelihood of MLB returning to Montreal

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Yesterday's News #296 - March 19th, 2016

Show #296 - March 19th, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
March 13 - 19

- Quebec budget tabled
- UPAC makes several high-profile arrests
- Man in custody after the stabbing of three people at Toronto military recruitment office
- Two home invasions take place in the Montreal area
- Attempted robbery foiled at Lachine bar
- Woman found dead in basement of a Ville Emard bar
- Bixi gets new corporate sponsor
- STM to experiment with passengers entering buses at rear

Part 2:

- A few more words about cord-cutting and phone options
- Automatic emergency braking to become standard feature in cars
- CBC to ban web comments from anonymous users

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Yesterday's News #295 - March 12th, 2016

Show #295 - March 12th, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
March 6 - 12

- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Washington
- Quebec aims to change its immigration policy
- Major water main break in NDG
- CAA study confirms gas prices in Quebec have not fallen in synch with price of oil
- Hydro rates to go up again in April
- Quebec considering new plan to deal with Uber
- Mitchell Brownstein acclaimed as mayor of Cote St-Luc

Part 2:

- Some old time radio from 1943

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Yesterday's News #294 - March 5th, 2016

Show #294 - March 5th, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
February 28 - March 5

- Quebec investing another $500,000 into Montreal's anti-radicalization centre
- Man assaulted on STM bus in Lachine
- Three people rescued from balcony during Cote-des-Neiges fire
- Man killed after car hits tree in Rivière-des-Prairies
- More info released about charges against former mayor Applebaum
- Quebec asks for a court injunction to stop Energy East Pipeline
- Montreal and suburbs come to an agreement about the cost of water
- Montreal wants more streets and parks named after women

Part 2:

- A few words about “skinny” cable
- Trump wins spark interesting Google searches
- More news about Google’s driver-less car

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Yesterday's News #293 - February 27th, 2016

Show #293 - February 27th, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
February 21 - 27

- Ice storm knocks out power to 250,000 homes
- Montreal intends to ban plastic bags by the start of 2018
- City’s white collar workers suspend rotating walkouts
- Major fire breaks out in Villeray
- Education Minister Pierre Moreau steps away from most duties due to health reasons
- Controversial former Montreal police officer found guilty of assault
- Police ask for public's help in locating missing woman

Part 2:

- A few words about the American presidential race
- A few words about Apple vs. the FBI

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Yesterday's News #292 - February 20th, 2016

Show #292 - February 20th, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
February 14 - 20

- Woman and young granddaughter die in fire
- Man dies after work-related accident at the University of Montreal
- Montreal taxi drivers protest Uber again
- Police Brotherhood complains about senior officers receiving bonuses for number of tickets being handed out
- Bombardier to eliminate 7,000 jobs over next two years
- Former MNA Victor Goldbloom dies
- Montreal Heart Institute to undergo $190 million renovation

Part 2:

- A review of the past week in history

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Yesterday's News #291 - February 13th, 2016

Show #291 - February 13th, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
February 7 - 13

- Canadian CF-18 fighter jets will cease air strikes
- Secretary General of the United Nations visits Montreal
- Rally held in Montreal to denounce cuts to subsidized daycare
- Montreal taxi drivers protest in front of Airport
- Woman was stabbed in Dollard
- Montreal Emergency rooms operating way above capacities
- Lachine General to be expanded
- Northern part of Dorchester Square to be renovated

Part 2:

- A few words about Montreal’s new Metro cars
- A few words about World Radio Day 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Yesterday's News #290 - February 6th, 2016

Show #290 - February 6th, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
January 31 - February 6

- Funerals held for six Quebecers killed in Burkina Faso terror attack
- Hardware giant Lowes to buy Rona
- Receipts now required for purchases at Quebec bars
- Two men stabbed in Cote-des-Neiges
- First of the new Metro cars to go into service
- Tourists flocked to Montreal in 2015

Part 2:

- A few words about the war between the taxi industry and Uber
- Some tech news

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Yesterday's News #289 - January 30th, 2016

Show #289 - January 30th, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
January 24 - 30

- Couillard shuffles cabinet
- Montreal wants to set up office for refugees
- Justin Trudeau meets with Denis Coderre
- Montreal white collar workers hold first in a series of rotating strikes
- Woman stabbed in random attack
- Man barricades himself inside house
- City wants public input on revitalization of Old Port

Part 2:

- A few words about the distraction of hyperlinks
- Apple records record profits
- Facebook making a lot of money
- Are most Facebook friends really your friends?
- 30 years since the Challenger disaster

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Yesterday's News #288 - January 23rd, 2016

Show #288 - January 23rd, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
January 17 - 23

- Four dead in Saskatchewan mass shooting
- Province reacts to deaths of six Quebecers in Burkina Faso
- Former mayor of Montreal North facing sexual assault charges
- Two people attacked in the Plateau
- Several fires cause minor injuries and damage
- Funeral held in Montreal for Rene Angelil
- Mayor Denis Coderre and group of Quebec mayors denounce proposed Energy East pipeline

Part 2:

- A few words about the economy
- Disposable income lowest in Quebec
- Richest 62 people have as much wealth as half the world’s population
- A few words about weather forecasts

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Yesterday's News #287 - January 16th, 2016

Show #287 - January 16th, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
January 10 - 16

- Funeral for Rene Angelil to be held in Montreal
- First person assisted with ending their life in Quebec
- Man dies in Plateau fire
- Two individuals force their way into apartments in separate incidents
- Montreal to revamp to Jacques Cartier Square
- Fete des Neiges kicks off

Part 2:

- Man dies after St. Mary’s surgeon refused to operate
- Netflix takes hard line against out-of-country site visitors
- Why the news “teaser” is now irrelevant

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Yesterday's News #286 - January 9th, 2016

Show #286 - January 9th, 2016

Part 1:

News from Montreal and from Beyond:
January 3 - 9

- Borough mayor of Montreal North resigns
- Man stabbed in Montreal North
- Pedestrian struck and killed by delivery truck in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
- Woman struck by SUV in front of Jeanne Mance Park
- Fire crews discover marijuana grow op in St. Michel
- Two Montreal women arrested in a Newfoundland after altercation on an airplane
- USB drive containing sensitive information stolen from Montreal police
- Uber customers mad after prices jacked up on New Year's Eve
- Montreal white collar workers planning rotating strikes

Part 2:

- Some thoughts about publicizing good deeds
- Obama frustrated with gun control debate
- No copyright for selfie-taking monkey

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Yesterday's News #285 - January 2nd, 2016

Show #285 - January 2nd, 2016

Yesterday’s News reviews some of the big Montreal news stories of 2015.