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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Irvin Studin, Global Brief Magazine

Canada’s place in the world seems to be in flux, according to Irvin Studin, editor-in-chief & publisher of Global Brief Magazine.

Canadian Foreign issues

Twitter: www.twitter.com/globalbrief

Website: http://globalbrief.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/canada-a-global-pushover/

Brad Collinson, Concordia Stingers coach & former Alouette

Tom Brady and the Patriots began their dynasty by defeating the Rams in the Super Bowl in 2002. Now those two teams are back at it. Will the Pats be victorious again, 17 years later? Brad Collinson break down the big game.

Previewing Sunday’s Super Bowl

Twitter: www.twitter.com/BradCollinson & www.twitter.com/T_Pip2


Tracy Braunstein, pediatric sleep consultant

Are you guilty of co-sleeping with your children? If so, are you sure you are doing it safely? Pediatric sleep consultant Tracy Braunstein gives us tips on the do’s and don’ts of co-sleeping.

Mom Talk: Co-sleeping

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sleeptightsolutions/

Website: www.sleeptightsolutions.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/co-sleeping-with-baby-everything-you-need-to-know/

Amie Watson, food journalist

Did you know that selection of quality sake in Montreal is looking up? Now when you go for Japanese food, it’s no longer a question of “hot” or “cold.” Food journalist Amie Watson explains the reasons behind the change.

New wave of sake

Twitter: @MissWattson & @feedmeapp_world

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Multiculturiositycom-264264693642675/?ref=br_rs  &


Instagram: @MissWattson & @feedmeapp.world

Website: www.feedmeapp.ca  & www.multiculturiosity.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/where-to-drink-good-sake-in-montreal/

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Benoit Huot, former Paralympian

Following a 20-year career, Canadian Paralympic swimmer Benoit Huot just announced his retirement. Huot ends his career as one of the country’s most decorated Paralympians.

Benoit Huot calls it a career

Twitter: www.twitter.com/benhuot

Facebook: www.facebook.com/benoithuot84

Instagram: www.instagram.com/benhuot

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/decorated-paralympian-benoit-huot-calls-it-a-career/

Mike Yawney, Citytv tech specialitst

Tech specialist Mike Yawney fills us in on what is making waves in the trendy world of tech.

Tech updates

Twitter: @gadget_guy

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/trending-tech-topics/

Victoria Wiseman, Spinco coach

Laura Wizman, brand ambassador

Spin class is in session! Victoria Wiseman and Laura Wizman from SPINCO show us what it takes to work out on a stationary bike. Can Derick keep up?

Stationary bike fitness

Twitter: www.twitter.com/spincohq

Instagram: www.instagram.com/spincomontreal/

Website: www.spinco.ca/spinco-montreal

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/discover-the-benefits-of-indoor-cycling/

Denyse Joseph, vice president, FIQ

Denyse Joseph breaks down the recent sit-in by nurses and the ongoing struggle regarding pay.

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/overtime-overkill-for-quebec-nurses/

Chef Vanessa Gianfrancesco

Chef V is back in the BT kitchen to share some delicious recipes just in time for your Super Bowl party. And she’s joined by our first-ever BT Extra: Pauline!

Super Bowl foods

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookingwithvd

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cookingwithv

Instagram: https://instagram.com/cookingwithv

Website: www.cookingwithv.com & http://chefenvous.com/en/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/super-bowl-eats-and-treats/

Christina Aon, works from home

Bob Hanna, founder of NeatScreen

Many want their own YouTube channel to be able to share their talent, reach out to people, express their creativity and even learn video skills. But parents worry about their kids posting videos of themselves on the web and with good reason.

Keeping kids safe on their Youtube channel

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neatscreen

Website: www.neatscreen.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/keep-your-kids-safe-online/

Victoria Wiseman, Spinco coach

Pauline Lipovac, BT Extra

Derick, Catherine and Joanne break a sweat as our studio turns into a real-life spin class.

Spinning class led by Victoria

Twitter: www.twitter.com/spincohq

Instagram: www.instagram.com/spincomontreal/

Website: www.spinco.ca/spinco-montreal

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/our-studio-turns-into-a-full-blown-spin-class/

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Dr. Donald Vinh, medical detective, MUHC

Dr. Donald Vinh has a special knack for finding the root of medical mysteries at the MUHC. He specializes in understanding if faulty genes of the immune system explain why some patients are more prone to infections.

Cracking medical cold cases

Twitter: www.twitter.com/cusm_muhc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CUSM.MUHC/

Instagram: www.twitter.com/cusm_muhc

Website: www.muhc.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/cracking-medical-cold-cases-with-dr-vinh/

Kathleen Trotter, nutritionist

Though many of us slip back into unhealthy habits by the end of January, the slide is not inevitable. For nutritionist Kathleen Trotter, the trick is marrying new healthy habits with habits you’re doing anyway.

Jamieson: Stay on track with your health goals

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jamieson_Canada

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JamiesonVitamins

Website: www.jamiesonvitamins.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/simple-tricks-to-stay-on-track-with-your-health-goals/

Musabbir Alam, imam, Canadian Muslim Alliance

Razia Hamidi, National Council of Canadian Muslims

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting, when six men were killed during their nightly prayer. Imam Musabbir Alam and Razia Hamidi look back on the tragedy.

Two-year anniversary of Quebec City mosque shooting

Twitter: www.twitter.com/NCCM

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NCCMuslimS


Website: www.nccm.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/remembering-the-quebec-city-mosque-shooting-tragedy/

Erin Nadler, stylist & fashion consultant

Are you a first time mom-to-be? Shopping for a new baby – especially if it’s your first time – can be extremely overwhelming. Erin Nadler wants to make your transition into parenthood as smooth as can be.

New mom survival guide

Twitter: www.twitter.com/betterstyled

Facebook: www.facebook.com/betterstyled

Instagram: www.instagram.com/betterstyled

Website: www.betterstyled.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/new-mom-survival-guide/

Monday, January 28, 2019

Luciano D’Iorio, managing director, Cushman & Wakefield

Luciano D’Iorio breaks down the current state of the Montreal real estate market.

State of market & trends

Twitter: @cushwakeMTL

Website: http://www.cushmanwakefield.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/what-is-the-current-state-of-montreals-real-estate-market/

Gregory West, Université de Montréal

Video games can lead to positive brain changes depending on your age and the kind of games you play. Gregory West from Université de Montréal explains how it works.

Teaching seniors to use video games

Website: https://en.psy.umontreal.ca/repertoire-departement/vue/west-gregory/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/why-playing-video-games-is-better-for-your-brain/

Vanessa Sicotte, Decor Specialist

Every year, Pantone selects one colour that will become the year’s flagship colour. This year, that colour is Living Coral.

Pantone Colour of the Year: Living Coral

Facebook: damasketdentelle

Instagram: @damask_dentelle

Website: www.damasketdentelle.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/pantone-colour-of-the-year-living-coral/

Valerie Milot, harpist

Quebec-born harpist Valérie Milot is living a dream. She recently got the chance to perform with a prestigious 23-karat gold-gilded harp worth $120,000.

Prestigious Harp

Twitter: www.twitter.com/valmilot

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valeriemilotharpe

Instagram: https://instagram.com/valeriemilot/

Website: www.valeriemilot.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/harpist-unveils-prestigious-harp/

Friday, January 25, 2019

Sarah Fogg, program coordinator Montreal Holocaust Museum

Eva Kuper, Holocaust survivor

On January 27, we mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day in honour of the six million Jewish victims and the survivors who rebuilt their lives after the war.

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseeHolocauste

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mus%C3%A9e-de-lHolocauste-Montr%C3%A9al-78382729139/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museeholocauste/

Website: museeholocauste.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/international-holocaust-remembrance-day-at-the-montreal-holocaust-museum/

Tanya Toledano, parenting blogger

Cold and flu season can be a stressful time for families. When your child has a fever, it can be scary if you don’t have the correct knowledge and tools to determine the appropriate response. Parenting blogger Tanya Toledano is here to help.

Vick’s: The highs and lows of flu season

Website: www.vicks.ca/en-ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-highs-and-lows-of-cold-and-flu-season/

Christopher Balian, secretary-general, McGill Model UN

Hawa Maiga, director of public relations, McMUN

As the largest Model UN conference in the Canadian circuit, McMUN inspires innovation in the leaders of tomorrow, strengthens student engagement and awareness on global issues and challenges participants through realistic and creative debate.

McGill Model UN

Twitter: www.twitter.com/McMUN19

Facebook: www.facebook.com/McMUN

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/mcmun2019

Website: www.mcmun.org

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-largest-canadian-model-un-conference-celebrates-30-years/

Zeeta Maharaj, BT fashion contributor

After getting gifts for your loved ones during the holidays, why not spoil yourself without hurting your wallet? The Le Chateau Fashion Outlet stores are packed with goodies and have looks for every occasion.

Le Chateau

Twitter: www.twitter.com/zeeta  & https://twitter.com/LeChateauStyle

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zeeta.ca/https://www.facebook.com/lechateaustyle

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miss_zeeta/https://www.instagram.com/lechateau

Website: http://zeeta.ca/https://www.lechateau.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/looks-for-every-occasion-from-le-chateau/

Thursday, January 23, 2019

Dr. Natalie Beauchamp, chiropractor

How can you hack your health habits? Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp reveals how you can keep your immune system strong, be productive, and so much more.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/drnathalie

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drnathaliebeauchamp

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drnathaliebeauchamp

Website: www.drnathaliebeauchamp.com  &  www.hackyourhealthhabits.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/hack-your-health-habits-natural-solutions-for-people-on-the-go/

Daphnée Malbeouf, sports reporter, La Presse Canadienne

The Montreal Canadiens are just past the halfway point of their season, and the team has surprised its fans and critics. Daphnée Malbeouf from La Presse Canadienne breaks down Montreal’s season so far.

Canadiens: mid-season report

Twitter: www.twitter.com/DaphneeMalboeuf

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/montreal-canadiens-mid-season-report-card/

Nadia Lawand, parenting blogger

It’s no easy task balancing work and home life. But how well you manage this can make a significant difference to your relationship with your family. Parenting blogger Nadia Lawand gives us tips on finding balance in your life.

Mom Talk: Finding balance in your life

Twitter: www.twitter.com/nadiastar

Instagram: www.instagram.com/nadiastar 

Website: www.MommyVille.MOM

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/finding-balance-in-your-life/

Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau

Tessa Virtue, Olympic figure skate

Did you know that Tessa Virtue and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau have teamed up and joined a new wave of girl power? FitSpirit is already active in 250 schools encouraging teen girls to stay active and empowered.

Fitness and healthy living for girls

Twitter: www.twitter.com/fillactive_fitspirit

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fillactive_fitspirit

Instagram: www.instagram.com/fillactive_fitspirit

Website: www.fitspirit.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/empowering-girls-with-sophie-gregoire-trudeau-and-tessa-virtue/

Julie Blais Comeau,etiquette expert

A good LinkedIn profile should attract relevant business partners and be profitable. Etiquette expert Julie Blais Comeau reveals how to get the most from your LinkedIn profile.

LinkedIn: how to build a profitable profile

Twitter: www.twitter.com/EtiquetteJulie

Facebook: www.facebook.com/EtiquetteJulieCanada/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/etiquettejulie/

Website: www.etiquettejulie.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/linkedin-how-to-build-a-profitable-profile/

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Katie Kepron, yoga instructor

Whether we’re sitting at a desk or working out, our upper bodies can get exhausted quickly. Yoga instructor Katie Kepron demonstrates chest expansion movements to avoid tightness in that area.

Opening up the chest and shoulders

Facebook: www.facebook.com/katiekepronfitness

Instagram: www.instagram.com/katiekepronfitness

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/chest-expansion-opening-up-the-shoulders/

Dr. Zach Levine, ER physician MUHC

Dr. Zach is back to talk about what causes chest pains and when you should go to the ER.

Chest Pain — Should You Go to the ER?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cusm_muhc

Website: www.drzach.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/chest-pain-should-you-go-to-the-er/

Natalia Machado, culinary director at Ville-Marie Collection Inc

What goes best when you’re stuck at home because of a huge snowstorm? Pizza of course! Natalia Machado is back in the BT kitchen to help us make the perfect pizza.

Making the perfect pizza

Facebook: facebook.com/LeChopMtl

Instagram: @lechopmtl

Website: lechopmtl.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/how-to-make-homemade-pizza-dough/ 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Michèle Mercier, Croix Rouge

Montreal’s weather has fluctuated a lot this winter: we had some extreme cold, warmer days and finally a major snowstorm. Michèle Mercier from the Canadian Red Cross helps us stay safe regardless of the conditions this winter.

Winter safety tips

Twitter: www.twitter.com/redcrosscanada

Facebook: www.facebook.com/canadianredcross

Instagram: www.instagram.com/redcrosscanada

Website: www.redcross.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/winter-safety-tips-from-the-canadian-red-cross-2/

Christina Miller, real estate broker

Did you know that wintertime – and more specifically January – is the best time to buy a home? Certified real estate broker Christina Miller reveals why.

Best day to buy a house

Twitter: www.twitter.com/westmounthomes

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChristinaMillerRealEstateGroup

Website: www.christinamiller.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/this-is-the-best-day-of-the-year-to-buy-a-house/

Andrew Scheer, Conservative Party leader

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer on where the Conservative Party stands as we gear up for this year’s federal election.

Conservative Party leader in Montreal

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndrewScheer

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewscheermp

Website: https://www.conservative.ca/andrew-scheer

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/conservative-party-leader-andrew-scheer-in-montreal/

Francois Hamelin, retired speed skater

The future of short track speed skating will descend on Montreal’s Maurice Richard Arena from January 25 to 27 for the World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships.

World Junior Short Track Championships

Twitter: www.twitter.com/patinvitesseqc

Facebook: www.facebook.com/patinagedevitesse.evenements/

Website: http://mondiauxjr2019.ca/en/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-worlds-best-young-speed-skaters-are-coming-to-montreal/

Lesley Chesterman, former Montreal Gazette food critic

After 20 years at the Gazette, Lesley is moving on

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lesleychestrman

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/montreal-gazette-food-critic-lesley-chesterman-hangs-up-her-apron/

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