Meera Bains, CBC News
Meera Bains, CBC News

Society

Teacher leaves Quebec over law banning religious symbols in public-sector jobs

Amrit Kaur, who recently graduated to become a teacher, has moved across the country from her Montreal-area home to B.C. so she can work while wearing her turban, after the Quebec government passed a law banning religious symbols for some» 

Indigenous

White corn or the taste of Mohawk hospitality

(First published on August 13 2018)−Chief Christine Zachary-Deom is a member of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and also an excellent chef in her home. Every Sunday she cooks a traditional Mohawk meal for family and friends. Hominy − dried» 

Indigenous

How to make a traditional moose and deer stew? Ojibwe chef Al Harrington shows us

(First published on November 24 2018) − Ojibwe chef Alan Harrington makes a delicious moose and deer stew. He served it with traditional fried bread last week at the Nomad Festival in Montreal in the Mauritanian restaurant La Khaima. During» 

Society

‘Righting a wrong’: 1st Canadian-born black lawyer named to Order of New Brunswick

Abraham Beverley Walker was the first Canadian-born black lawyer, but the Saint John area native has been all but forgotten by history, says a local amateur historian. Peter Little hopes to change that. “The way I look at it is,» 

Uncategorized

Urban fishing in Montreal is fun: but should we eat the fish?

(First published on June 8 2019) They say that some fishing enthusiasts in Quebec start to feel that urge when the trout season opens near the end of April after the waters are free of ice. The nervous urge and» 

Politics

Trudeau gets glimpse of life in the Far North during tour of Arctic Bay

Sitting on a bed next to one of the oldest Inuit women in northern Nunavut, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heard and witnessed first-hand what life is like for the people of the Far North. The Canadian Press, first published on» 

Environment, Society

Urban fishing in Montreal is fun: but should we eat the fish?

They say that some fishing enthusiasts in Quebec start to feel that urge when the trout season opens near the end of April after the waters are free of ice.  The nervous urge and other symptoms are said to be» 

Indigenous, Society

Atikamekw maple syrup: an ancestral tradition passed on with passion

When Jean-Paul Echaquan talks about his grandfather who left Manawan every spring to go to the forest to collect maple sap, time stops. Suddenly, we see ourselves half a century earlier following the old Atikamekw in all the stages of» 

Society

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a whiskey and Guinness glazed beef brisket

On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone in Montreal is Irish and this year will be no exception: Montrealers are expected by the hundreds of thousands at the traditional Sunday parade! All year round, the Irish pubs in the city are preparing» 

Society

Celebrating the Chinese New Year with delicious dumplings

Xia Liu, who just became a pemanent resident in Canada, remembers fondly the New Year’s  Eves of her childhood, in Tianjin, in northern China, when all the relatives were gathered to make and eat dumplings together. Now, Xia Liu lives»