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Monday, April 22, 2019

Delia Fanucchi, environmental activist

China’s waste import ban has stalled global recycling efforts. Delia Fanucchi explains what that means for Quebec.

Recycling alternatives (since China stopped taking our recycling)

Website: https://www.recyc-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/ & http://www.eeq.ca/en/who-is-eeq/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-recycling-crisis-how-is-quebec-doing/

Marie Boivin, singer

Genevieve Fecteau, exec. director, Canadian Mental Health Association

Ro et Mari perform another benefit concert in support of mental illness next Saturday, April 27. Singer Marie Boivin and Genevieve Fecteau of the CMHA discuss this wonderful initiative.

Benefit concert in support of mental illness

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

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/fighting-mental-illness-stigma-one-song-at-a-time/


Zeeta Maharaj, BT fashion contributor

Today is Earth Day! BT fashion contributor Zeeta Maharaj highlights some companies that are doing their part to go green.

Earth Day: Sustainable fashion

Twitter: www.twitter.com/zeeta

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

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

Website: http://zeeta.ca/

Message Factory:









Norden Project




Yoga Jeans








OÖM Éthikwear





Melow par Melissa Bolduc





Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/sustainable-fashion-for-earth-day/

Kathleen Trotter, nutritionist

Jamieson: how gut health impacts overall health

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jamieson_Canada

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JamiesonVitamins

Website: www.jamiesonvitamins.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/why-a-healthy-gut-is-more-important-than-you-think/

Celebrating Earth Day

Earth Day is a time to honour our beautiful planet, bring global awareness to the issues we are facing, and shed light on ways we can help. That’s what our friends from Solomon Schechter Academy are doing today.

Website: https://solomonschechter.ca/ & https://www.earthday.org/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/earth-day-fun-at-solomon-schechter-academy/

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Stefano Faita, celebrity chef

Stefano Faita co-chairs Table of Hope 2019, a fundraising event on May 6 at the Grand Quay in Old Montreal. More than 25 restaurants are collaborating to support Share the Warmth’s food programs.

Table of Hope

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tabledelespoir?lang=fr

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

Instagram: tabledelespoir

Website: www.tableofhope.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/table-of-hope-supporting-share-the-warmths-food-programs/

Graham Dodds, Concordia University

Mueller Report: what to expect

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/mueller-report-expected-today/

Luciano D’Iorio, managing director, Cushman & Wakefield (Quebec)

The Montreal Real Estate Forum is an annual industry event held every spring in Montreal. Industry leaders meet to discuss new development projects and best practices.

Montreal Real Estate Forum

Twitter: @cushwakeMTL

Website: www.cushmanwakefield.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-montreal-real-estate-forum/

Celebrating Passover

The history of Passover and its traditions bring the children of Solomon Schechter Academy together for a day of celebrations.


Website: https://solomonschechter.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/celebrating-passover-with-solomon-schechter-academy/

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Kathleen Trotter, personal trainer

Are you trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle but keep falling out of your routine? Kathleen Trotter says journaling could be the trick you need to keep track of the fitness and nutrition choices you make.

Journal your way to better health

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/journal-your-way-to-better-health/

Sophie Hough-Martin, general coordinator, Concordia Student Union

Concordia Student Union voices opposition to Bill 21

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/concordia-student-union-opposes-bill-21/

Carly Fridman, real estate broker

In today’s current state of the market, homebuyers are at a high advantage. Real estate broker Carly Fridman shares tips on the initial steps to consider before purchasing your first property.

Tips for first-time home buyers

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

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

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/carlyfridman/

Website: https://carlyfridman.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/top-tips-for-first-time-homebuyers-in-montreal/

Natalia Machado, culinary director, Ville Marie Collection Inc.

Natalia Machado displays classic and new tartares – timeless Montreal appetizers with a special twist.

Fresh spring tartars for all

Instagram: @restodecca77 & @foudici. & @natipastel

Website: decca77.com &  foudici.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/fresh-spring-tartares-with-a-twist/

Sara Jane Daigle, Special Olympics athlete &  Tracy Wrench, Caregiver

West Island’s own Sara Daigle represented Canada at this year’s Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. The swimmer participated in three races, winning gold in all three.

Three gold medals at  2019 Special Olympics

Twitter: www.twitter.com/SpecialOCanada

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

Instagram: www.instagram.com/specialocanada

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

Website: https://www.specialolympics.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/special-olympian-returns-from-games-in-abu-dhabi/

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Valentine Thomas, author & adventurer

Valentine Thomas explains why she abandoned a career in finance to devote herself to harpoon fishing in her inspiring new book: À contre-courant.

Stories and recipes of an adventurer of the seas

Twitter: @valentinethomas

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Valentine-Thomas-763097420472562/

Instagram: @valentinethomas

Website: www.valentinethomas.net

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/stories-and-recipes-of-an-adventurer-of-the-seas/

Mike Yawney, Citytv tech specialist

Tech specialist Mike Yawney gives us an exclusive look at the new Galaxy Fold phone.

Canadian TV exclusive: first look at Samsung Galaxy Fold

Twitter: @gadget_guy

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/trending-tech-topics-3/

Elizabeth Landry, zoologist, Ecomuseum Zoo

Easter at the Ecomuseum Zoo is all about the bunnies! Zoologist Elizabeth Landry joins us with Vienna the domestic rabbit to share all the details about this weekend’s Easter Egg Hunt.

Ecomuseum Zoo celebrates Easter

Twitter: @ZooEcomuseum

Facebook: @Zoo Ecomuseum

Instagram: @Zoo Ecomuseum

Website: https://zooecomuseum.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/celebrate-easter-at-the-ecomuseum-zoo/

Susan Morales, makeup artist

Mastering the art of applying false lashes can take quite a bit of time even for the makeup connoisseur. Makeup artist Susan Morales provides tips on how to make it a bit easier.

Applying false eyelashes  

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

Website: http://www.susanmoralesmakeup.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/mastering-the-art-of-false-lashes/

Marcus Samuelsson, celebrity chef

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson is opening his first restaurant in Canada, MARCUS, at the Four Seasons Hotel. The restaurant opens May 8.

New restaurant: MARCUS at Four Seasons Hotel

Twitter: www.twitter.com/MarcusCooks

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarcusCooks/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/marcuscooks

Website: www.marcussamuelsson.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/celebrity-chef-opens-restaurant-in-heart-of-downtown-montreal/

Monday, April 15, 2019

Tara Ramsaran, taxation professor, Concordia University

Concordia professor Tara Ramsaran wants all women to understand and take control of their tax situation. Here are some of her key tips to make taxes less scary.

Tax tips: Financial literacy for women

Website: http://www.concordia.ca/jmsb/faculty/tara-ramsaran.html

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/tax-tips-financial-literacy-for-women/

Joseph Polossifakis, Olympic fencer

Olympic sabre fencer Joseph Polossifakis is embarking on the Olympic qualification process ahead of Tokyo 2020. The Montrealer is also the host of a new podcast: The Olympian’s Podium.

Olympic fencer begins preparations for Tokyo 2020

Twitter: www.twitter.com/polo4rio

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jpolossifakis

Instagram: www.instagram.com/j_polo

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/olympic-fencer-begins-preparations-for-tokyo-2020/

Joseph Polossifakis, Olympic fencer

Olympic sabre fencer Joseph Polossifakis is embarking on the Olympic qualification process ahead of Tokyo 2020. The Montrealer is also the host of a new podcast: The Olympian’s Podium.

Fencing techniques 101

Twitter: www.twitter.com/polo4rio

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jpolossifakis

Instagram: www.instagram.com/j_polo

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/fencing-techniques-101/

Julie Blais Comeau, etiquette expert

Etiquette expert Julie Blais Comeau presents buffet hosting tips to create a stress-free Easter celebration.

How to host an Easter buffet

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/how-to-host-an-easter-buffet/

Friday, April 12, 2019

David Freiheit, YouTube blogger

Mila Freiheit, David’s daughter and easter egg expert

David Freiheit shows us how to make traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs.

Colouring Easter eggs

Twitter: The viva Frei

Facebook: Viva Frei

Instagram: Viva Frei

Website: www.vivafrei.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/how-to-make-traditional-ukrainian-easter-eggs/

Pierre Poulet, Cycle Robert

The start of spring is the ideal time to take your bike out of storage. But it needs to be properly tuned up before you hit the streets or trails. Pierre Poulet from Cycle Robert shows us how it’s done.

Properly fitting a bicycle

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

Website: https://cyclerobert.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/how-to-properly-fit-your-bike-for-spring/

Erin Prosk, executive director, Santé Cannabis

Christopher Curtis, reporter, Montreal Gazette

Ken Lester, professor of finance, McGill University

Caroline Lavoie, director of corporate affairs, Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc.

On October 17, 2018, cannabis became legal in Canada. Our BT panel looks at the first six months of this controversial new industry.

BT Panel: Cannabis legalization six months in

Website: https://neptunecorp.com/en/what-we-do/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/legal-cannabis-six-months-later/

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Patrick Leduc, administrative director of soccer operations, Montreal Impact

The Montreal Impact successfully managed to keep their heads above water after starting the season with six consecutive road games. Now Montreal prepares for its home opener on Saturday against the Columbus Crew. Former player Patrick Leduc breaks it down.

Impact home opener on Saturday

Twitter: www.twitter.com/impactmontreal

Facebook: www.facebook.com/impactmontreal

Instagram: www.instagram.com/impactmontreal

Website: www.impactmontreal.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/plenty-of-positives-ahead-of-montreal-impact-home-opener/

Lisa Brookman, psychotherapist

How important is physical intimacy in a relationship and what does it mean? Psychotherapist Lisa Brookman chimes in on the hot topic.

Mom Talk: Sexual Dysfunction

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wisewomencanada?lang=en

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

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

Website: www.wisewomencanada.com 

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/importance-of-physical-intimacy-in-your-relationship/

Barbara Cartwright, director of Humane Canada

Jessica Nichol, animal welfare program coordinator, Montreal SPCA

Did you know that cats are Canada’s most popular pet? Barbara Cartwright (Human Canada) and Jessica Nichol (Montreal SPCA) talk about cats and their passion for animal welfare.

Montreal Cat Expo

Twitter: @HumaneCanada@SPCAMontreal

Facebook: Humane Canada & @SPCAMontreal

Instagram: @humanecanada & @SPCAMontreal

Website: humanecanada.ca & spca.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/celebrating-everything-feline/

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mike Yawney, Citytv tech specialist

Tech specialist Mike Yawney explores what’s making waves in the trendy world of tech, from home cinemas to Facebook memorials.

Weekly tech update

Twitter: @gadget_guy

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/trending-tech-topics-2/

Cendrix Bouchard, spokesperson, Hydro-Québec

Hundreds of thousands of people have spent a second night in the dark since freezing rain and high winds downed power lines, Hydro-Quebec spokesperson Cendrix Bouchard joins us to update the situation.

Power outages across southern Quebec

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/power-outages-across-southern-quebec/

Andreas Souvaliotis, author

Author Andreas Souvaliotis grew up believing that being autistic, gay and a newcomer to Canada were significant liabilities or handicaps, when in reality those turned out to be his unique assets in life.

New memoir on how to overcome adversity

Twitter: https://twitter.com/souvaliotis

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

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/how-to-turn-your-biggest-disadvantages-into-your-greatest-strengths/

Dr. Zach Levine, Er physician, MUHC

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. But is it healthy? ER physician Dr. Zach Levine has the answer.

Intermittent Fasting

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cusm_muhc

Website: www.drzach.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/is-intermittent-fasting-good-for-you/

Rich Thaw, performance specialist

Jess Messias, physiotherapist

Trainer Rich Thaw demonstrates four core exercises to help you build a six pack.

Core exercises to finally build a six pack

Twitter: @Coach_RichThaw

Facebook: @CoachRichThaw


YouTube: RichThaw

Website: www.EMPWRFaST.com  www.EMPWRFaST.com/Joe2PRO

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/core-exercises-to-help-you-build-a-six-pack/

Sam Prociuk, Concordia student, visually impaired artist

After becoming visually impaired from bacterial meningitis, Concordia Visual Arts student Sam Prociuk pursued her dream of becoming an artist by creating paintings through music.

Soundwaves: Artwork inspired by music

Instagram: www.Instagram.com/soundwavepaintings

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/soundwaves-visually-impaired-artist-paints-through-music/

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