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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Moshe Lander, department of economics, Concordia University

The city of Sherbrooke is hoping to host the 2021 Francophonie Games. Concordia’s Moshe Lander believes that’s a very bad idea.

2021 Francophone games

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/2021-francophonie-games-questionable-politics-trump-bad-economics/

Eman El-Husseini, comedian

Canadian comedians are up in arms because Canada Laughs – a Sirius XM radio show – will reportedly air less Canadian comedy since the channel’s programming was taken over by Just For Laughs. Montreal comedian Eman El-Husseini, now living in New York City, explains what it could mean for comedians north of the border.

Is JFL decision hurting Canadian comedians?

Twitter: www.twitter.com/emanifique

Website: www.emantertainment.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/is-just-for-laughs-decision-hurting-canadian-comedians/

Dr Sara Celik, naturopathic doctor & gut advocate

Did you know that a healthy gut is the foundation to good health? Naturopathic doctor Sara Celik reveals how you can achieve good gut health.

Promoting good gut health

Twitter: www.twitter.com/RewnewLifeCanada

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Renew.Life.Canada

Instagram: www.instagram.com/renewlifecanada

Website: www.renewlife.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/a-healthy-gut-is-the-foundation-to-good-health/

Maureen Dennis, parenting expert

Are you looking to spend quality time with your family this spring break?
Parenting expert Maureen Dennis helps you make the most of your time off.

Mom Talk: Spring break family fun

Twitter: https://twitter.com/msmaureendennis

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

Instagram: https://instagram.com/msmaureendennis

Website: http://weewelcome.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/spring-break-family-fun/

Nikki Balch, The Beat 92.5

Nikki Balch highlights a few noteworthy musical artists coming to Montreal in March.

March concerts

Twitter: @NikkiBOnAir

Facebook: @NikkiBOnAir

Instagram: @NikkiBOnAir

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/march-concerts-in-montreal/

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Katie Kepron, yoga instructor

An often-overlooked exercise, releasing tension in the Achilles tendon can prevent injury and improve range of motion when walking and running. Yoga instructor Katie Kepron takes us through some key exercises.

Releasing tension in the Achilles tendon

Facebook: www.facebook.com/katiekepronfitness

Instagram: www.instagram.com/katiekepronfitness

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/releasing-tension-in-the-achilles-tendon/

Vanessa Sasson, Marianopolis professor

Many years of research of early texts led Vanessa R. Sasson, a scholar of Buddhist Studies, to write a story about the Buddha’s wife – a tale of love and loss.

Yasodhara: A Novel about the Buddha’s Wife (fiction)

Twitter: @vrsasson

Instagram: Vanessa R. Sasson

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/writing-the-buddhas-love-story/

Chef Vanessa Gianfrancesco

Linda Matteo, BT Extra

Chef V is back in the BT kitchen to share some delicious recipes to help put some spring sunshine on your table. And she’s joined by BT Extra: Linda Matteo!

Spring foods to get the sunshine on your table

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookingwithv

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/spring-foods-to-put-some-sunshine-on-your-table/

Catherine Verdon-Diamond, BT host

Making sure our skin is healthy and has the proper protection is no easy feat. Pharmaprix has curated a selection of new finds that will help you achieve that perfect healthy glow.

Shop the new skincare favourites from Pharmaprix

Twitter: www.twitter.com/PharmaprixQC

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Pharmaprix/

Website: www.pharmaprix.ca/new

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/new-skincare-favourites-from-pharmaprix/

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Mélanie Thivierge, CEO, Y des Femmes of Montréal

Y des Femmes of Montréal helps women and girls achieve equality and inclusion. CEO Mélanie Thivierge promtes their latest campaign, which aims to demystify sexual exploitation.

Demystifying sexual exploitation

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/demystifying-sexual-exploitation/

Karim Boulos, political analyst

Political analyst Karim Boulos explores what the recent federal by-elections mean for Justin Trudeau and the upcoming federal election.

Quebec provincial round up

Website: www.concordia.ca/jmsb/faculty/karim-boulos.html

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/federal-by-elections-provincial-round-up/

Julie Blais Comeau, etiquette expert

You may be looking forward to rest & relaxation at an all-inclusive this March Break. Chief etiquette officer Julie Blais Comeau shares Canadians’ top resort annoyances, and reveals what you can say when confronted with bad behaviours.

All-inclusive resort annoyances

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/all-inclusive-resort-annoyances-and-what-to-do-about-them/

Zeeta Maharaj, BT fashion contributor

Instead of fighting winter, let’s make the most of it! Fashion contributor Zeeta Maharaj highlights some cozy fashion that is perfect for a cottage weekend up north.

Cottage après ski

Twitter: www.twitter.com/zeeta

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

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

Website: http://zeeta.ca/

Roots

https://www.roots.com/ca

https://www.instagram.com/roots/

https://twitter.com/roots

https://www.facebook.com/roots

Tigre Giant

https://www.gianttiger.com/

https://www.facebook.com/tigregeant

https://twitter.com/gtboutique

https://www.instagram.com/gianttigerstore/

Rudsak

https://www.rudsak.com

https://www.instagram.com/rudsak/

https://www.facebook.com/RUDSAK/

https://twitter.com/rudsak

Joe Fresh

https://www.joefresh.com

https://www.facebook.com/joefresh

https://twitter.com/JoeFresh

https://www.instagram.com/joefresh/

L’equipeur

https://www.lequipeur.com/en

https://www.instagram.com/lequipeur_officiel

https://twitter.com/lequipeurfr

https://www.facebook.com/LEquipeur/

Winners

https://www.winners.ca/en

https://www.facebook.com/Winners

https://twitter.com/Winners

https://www.instagram.com/winners/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/have-a-fashionable-weekend-at-the-cottage/

Monday, February 25, 2019

Rafael Jacob, UQAM professor

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to complete his report as soon as this week. This comes as the 2020 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is getting underway.

Robert Mueller Report & Democrat 2020 candidates

Twitter: @RafJaco

Facebook: Rafael Jacob

Website: rafaeljacob.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/mueller-report-coming-down-to-the-wire/

Quincy Armorer, artistic director, Black Theatre Workshop

Premiering at the Centaur Theatre on Thursday, “How Black Mothers Say I Love You” is the newest play written by Trey Anthony. Black Theatre Workshop artistic director Quincy Armorer previews the performance.

New Black Theatre Workshop production

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTW_Tweets

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

Websites: www.blacktheatreworkshop.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/new-play-at-canadas-oldest-professional-black-theatre-company/

Manon Lapierre, food & lifestyle blogger, lapetitebette.com

Whether you’re going to the cottage for spring break, or simply planning day trips, you’ll want to prepare easy & comforting meals. This way, you can spend quality time with the kids instead of laboring in the kitchen.

Meal inspirations for spring break

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/lapetitebette

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

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

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lapetitebette 

Website: https://www.lapetitebette.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/meal-inspirations-for-spring-break/

Suzanne Wexler, lifestyle writer

Modern weddings are all about personalization: from the dresses to the bouquets, and even the cake. Lifestyle expert Suzanne Wexler breaks down which wedding traditions deserve the boot.

Wedding traditions that deserve the boot

Twitter: www.twitter.com/suzwexler

Website: www.suzannewexler.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/wedding-traditions-that-deserve-the-boot/

Throwing rocks at the Royal Montreal Curling Club

Our very own Derick Fage has been bitten by the curling bug! He heads down to the Royal Montreal Curling Club to show why this social sport is gaining in popularity.

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

Website: http://royalmontrealcurling.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/its-hammer-time-discover-the-fun-winter-sport-of-curling/

Friday, February 22, 2019

Lisa Mastracchio, fitness trainer

Upper-body training is important for everyone. Lisa Mastracchio’s upper-body blast is a micro-workout to squeeze in five challenges: shoulders, chest, back, core and cardio.

Your five-minute upper body blast

Facebook: Lisa’s Fitness Inspired Living

Instagram  lisafitness

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/your-five-minute-upper-body-blast/

Dr. Christos Karatzios, pediatric infectious diseases specialist

Measles outbreak

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/measles-vaccines-and-autism/

Tina Adams, speaker on impaired driving

Evan Adams, Tina’s father

When Tina Adams was 20 years old, she was nearly killed by a drunk driver.  Now she’s lecturing about impaired driving and wants the driver to do it with her.

Impaired driving

Facebook:  facebook.com/Tinaadamsspeaksout/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/impaired-driving-tragedy-turned-tina-adams-life-upside-down/

Jérémie Arsenault, circus artist, Coups de cœur

Tanya Gabriel, BT Extra

Montreal is known as the capital for talented circus performers. Circus artist Jérémie Arsenault joins us for a quick tutorial on the diabolo.

Circus act: Coups de coeur

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaTOHU

Twitter: www.instagram.com/la_tohu/?hl=fr

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/coups-de-coeur-at-la-tohu/

Alessandra Barba, registered dietitian

Our food preferences and eating habits have evolved and so has the latest version of Canada’s Food Guide. Registered dietitian Alessandra Barba says that the revamped food guide puts emphasis on how we eat.

Not just what we eat – but how we eat

Twitter: @Alithedietitian

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/canadas-food-guide-not-just-what-we-eat-but-how-we-eat/

Annie Larouche, cheerleading team director, Alouettes Cheer Squad

Alexandra Roy, team captain, Alouettes Cheer Squad

Ashleen Hutcherson, cheerleader, Montreal Alouettes Cheer Squad

Tanya Gabriel, BT Extra

Montreal Alouettes Cheer Squad auditions

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MTLAlouettes

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

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

Website: www.montrealalouettes.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/montreal-alouettes-cheer-squad-holds-open-auditions/

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Michael Martella, financial security & investment advisor

The RRSP deadline is fast approaching, and many Canadians scramble at this time of year to get last-minute deposits done. Michael Martella shares his best strategies on saving for the future.

RRSPs deadline is one week away

Twitter: www.twitter.com/MMartellaRJ

Website: www.michaelmartella.ca

www.Assante.com/advisors/mmartella

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/dont-forget-to-contribute-to-your-rrsps-this-year/

Dr. Nathalie Saad, vice-president of the Collège des Médecins du Québec

Quebec wants to give nurse practitioners more autonomy

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/autonomy-for-nurse-practitioners/

Jochen Jaeger, associate professor, Concordia University

Professor Jochen Jaeger studies road and landscape ecology.  He tells us about the work he is doing to help keep small creatures safe from our highways.

How to save small animals from becoming road kill

Website: http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/geography-planning-environment/faculty.html?fpid=jochen-a-g-jaeger

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/planning-eco-friendly-highways/

Kathy Buckworth, parenting expert

Choosing a university might feel like the biggest decision you’ll ever make. But who chooses where the child attends – the child or the parent? Parenting expert Kathy Buckworth weighs in.

Mom Talk: Choosing a university

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KathyBuckworth

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

Website: http://www.kathybuckworth.com/ & https://www.parentscanada.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/choosing-a-university-your-decision-or-your-childs/

Christian Dare, Cityline DIY expert

There’s no better feeling than cozying up with a good book on a cold winter’s day, right? DIY expert Christian Dare explores a popular Danish lifestyle trend that encourages relaxation and helps simplify your life.

The Danish art of Hygge

Twitter: www.twitter.com/christiandare

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cdare

Instagram: www.instagram.com/christian_dare

Website: www.christiandareedited.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/discover-the-danish-art-of-hygge/

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Kathleen Trotter, personal trainer

Need to spark some new life into your workouts? Get a fitness buddy! Training with a friend can infuse some fun into your workout and create accountability to get the job done.

Get motivated with your fitness buddy

Twitter: www.twitter.com/KTrotterFitness

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

Instagram: www.instagram.com/KathleenTrotterFitness

Website: www.KathleenTrotter.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/need-some-motivation-get-a-fitness-buddy/

Dr. Zach Levine, ER physician MUHC

Most of us know that it’s important to control glucose, stay active & quit smoking – but sometimes it’s helpful to get a reminder from the doctor. Dr. Zach shares seven ways to stay on track and live longer.

Five ways to live longer

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cusm_muhc

Website: www.drzach.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/doctors-orders-seven-ways-to-live-longer/

Julien Feldman, chair, EMSB Human Resources Committee

The Quebec government’s education proposals have drawn fire, but some ideas are welcome – EMSB commissioner Julien Feldman discusses.

Preschool classes School Boards Angela Mancini, etc.

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/english-schools-react-to-caq-proposals/

AARICIA, musician

Described as “deep, dark & soulful,” musician AARICIA joins us in studio to discuss her latest single ‘Dry Water’, out today.

Interview/Performance

Facebook: www.facebook.com/aariciaofficial

Instagram: www.instagram.com/aariciaofficial/

Website: www.aariciaofficial.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/new-single-dry-water/

https://www.montreal.ca/videos/aaricia-performs-new-single-dry-water/

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Stephanie Erickson, family caregiving advocate

Even with the best of intentions, we can all get into a conversation that takes a turn for the worst. Voices rise. Tempers prevail. Stephanie Erickson provides tips to keep conversations polite and productive.

How to avoid communication stalemates

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FamCareExpert

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stephanie-Erickson-Family-Caregiving-Expert-115638081801824/

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

Website: www.ericksonresource.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/how-to-avoid-communication-stalemates/

Sara Jane Daigle, Special Olympian Tracy Wrench, caregiver

West Island’s own Sara Daigle will represent Canada at this year’s Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. The swimmer joins seven athletes from Quebec selected for the competition.

Sara Daigle’s road to the Special Olympics World Summer Games

Twitter: www.twitter.com/SpecialOCanada

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

Instagram: www.instagram.com/specialocanada

Website: https://www.specialolympics.ca

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/92082000@N03/albums

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/heart-of-gold-a-local-special-olympians-road-to-abu-dhabi/

Black History Month

Video:

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