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Monday, January 7, 2019

An Tran, Quebec director, Wealthsimple

With tax season approaching, An Tran from Wealthsimple has compiled five of the most-asked personal finance questions.

New Year’s financial resolutions

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/most-asked-personal-finance-questions/

Christopher Ragan, economics professor, McGill University

The federal carbon tax plan is causing friction across parties and provinces, and will be a key issue this election year. Professor Ragan explains.

Carbon tax

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ctsragan

Website: www.mcgill.ca/maxbellschool/our-people/mpp-teaching-faculty/christopher-ragan


Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-politics-of-carbon-pricing/

Halo Top sweetens up your new year

It’s official! Canadians have confirmed that January is the worst month of the year. That’s why Halo Top has found a way to sweeten up your January.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/halotop_ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HaloTopCA/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/halotop_ca/

Website: https://halotop.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/halo-top-sweetens-up-your-new-year/

Manon Leblanc, designer

Designer Manon Leblanc has created her own collection of wallpaper designs.

New line of wall murals and wallpapers

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

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

Website: http://www.manonleblancboutique.com & www.manonleblancmaison.com & http://www.manonleblanccuisine.ca

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/manonleblanc

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/wall-murals-and-wallpapers-that-you-can-install-yourself/

Friday, January 4, 2019

Mike Yawney, City tech specialist

We preview the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – the world’s biggest electronics trade show where companies come to unveil the products they plan to release this year and prototypes of the future.

International Consumer Electronics Show

Twitter: @gadget_guy

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/next-week-mike-yawney-is-attending-the-2019-consumer-electronics-show-in-las-vegas/

Jimmy Zoubris, advisor to Mayor Plante

Jimmy Zoubris, special advisor to the mayor, tells us what’s in store for the city in 2019.

Mayor Plante’s agenda for 2019

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jzoubris

Website: www.Ville.montreal.qc.ca & https://www.realisonsmtl.ca/ & https://rem.info/en/consultation

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/mayor-valerie-plantes-agenda-for-2019/

 Jazmin McLaren, contest winner

Surprising our Expedia trip winner

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/one-bt-viewer-just-won-a-trip-to-cancun-mexico/

Samantha Kris, success coach & author

January is notorious for its “New year, new me” mentality. Samantha Kris encourages viewers to set their goals differently this year – with intention.

Setting your intentions in 2019

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/setting-your-intentions-for-2019/

Nikki Balch, The Beat 92.5

Start the year off on your dancing feet! The Beat 92.5’s Nikki Balch shares all the details about the season’s upcoming concerts.

January concerts

Facebook: @NikkiBOnAir

Instagram: @NikkiBOnAir

Twitter: @NikkiBOnAir

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

Zeeta Maharaj, BT fashion contributor

Instead of setting vague New Year’s resolutions, do what you can to make them a reality. Fitness resolutions all start with the right active wear to help motivate you to achieve your goals.

Active wear

Twitter: www.twitter.com/zeeta

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

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

Website: http://zeeta.ca/






Old Navy









Moov Activewear




For Ever Young World Apparel







Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/active-wear-to-help-motivate-you/

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Carl Gould, business growth strategist

Want to keep growing your business in the new year? Carl Gould shares his keys to a successful 2019

Preparing your business for the new year

Twitter: www.twitter.com/carlgould 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Carl.L.Gould

Website: www.carlgould.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/preparing-your-business-for-the-new-year/

Jamil Springer, coach

Aleena Chopra, only girl in the team

Max Latendresse, team member

A Montreal flag football team made up of 10 and 11-year-olds – Flight School – will represent Canada at the national championships in Orlando this month.

Flight School: MTL flag football team represents Canada at championships in Orlando

Instagram: www.instagram.com/flightschoolfootball

Website: www.flightschoolfootball.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/montreal-flag-football-team-taking-flight/

Naureen Hunani, registered dietitian

A new year often means New Year’s resolutions that include weight loss. However not all diet fads are healthy. We sit down with registered dietitian Naureen Hunani to discuss the proper way to kick off 2019.

Mom Talk: New year diet fads

Website: https://www.naureenhunani.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/diet-fads-to-avoid-in-2019/

Erica Bucciacchio, 13-year-old chef

Chef Erica Bucciacchio shows off recipes for three different taco bowl meals. They’re easy to make and very healthy.

Healthy taco meals

Instagram: eri.b.cooks

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/easy-and-healthy-taco-bowl-meals/

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Merrill Matthews

Merrill Matthews’ latest film is all about a Montreal physiotherapy clinic that has hired three adults with special needs.

Discover a heartwarming film about love & inclusion

Short film: Included

Twitter: www.twitter.com/merrill_matth

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/inclusivity-in-the-workplace/

Chef Vanessa Gianfrancesco

Back in the BT kitchen!

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/reinvent-your-holiday-leftovers/

Susan Morales, makeup artist

Every New Year resolution should include stepping out of your comfort zone. There is no better way to accomplish this with the magic of makeup. Makeup artist Susan Morales is here to show you how to spice up your look for the New Year.

Makeup trends to try in 2019

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

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

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/new-year-new-you-makeup-trends-to-try-in-2019/

Friday, December 21, 2018

Nadia Lawand, blogger, Mommyville.com

Bella Lawand, Nadia’s daughter

Santa Claus is coming to town, are you ready? Nadia Lawand and her daughter Bella share their favourite ways for preparing to welcome Santa and his reindeer.

Preparing for Santa

Twitter: www.twitter.com/nadiastar

Instagram: www.instagram.com/nadiastar

Website: www.MommyVille.MOM


Chef Vanessa Gianfrancesco

Unexpected guests showing up for the holidays? It happens to many of us. Chef V is back in the BT kitchen with some last-minute sides to pair perfectly with your main course.

Last-minute holiday sides

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookingwithv

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

Instagram: https://instagram.com/cookingwithv

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


Santa Claus, Father Christmas

Santa Claus is here!


Ariel Fitz-Patrick, The Fitz-Patrick Sisters

Elasah Fitz-Patrick, The Fitz-Patrick Sisters

Get in the holiday spirit with a Christmas medley from the Fitz-Patrick Sisters.

Performance:  A Christmas medley

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

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

Website: https://www.fitzpatricksisters.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-fitz-patrick-sisters-perform-o-holy-night/

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Claudia Martino, author of My Magic Box

Alicia Talarico, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Joe Cacchione, comedian

Montreal comedian Joe Cacchione is hosting a series of comedy shows in December and January to celebrate his 30 year career. He has decided to donate proceeds of the shows to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada in honour of his sister.

Comedy to cure blood cancers

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/c1audia13/?hl=en


Website: www.llscanada.org

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/comedy-to-cure-blood-cancers/

Janette Ewen, Cityline lifestyle expert

Holiday entertaining & decor trends

Are you hosting a holiday party? Cityline’s Janette Ewen shows us how to make holiday entertaining simple, affordable, stress free and fun.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/janette_ewen

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Janette-Ewen-117051768353067

Instagram: www.instagram.com/janetteewen

Website: www.janetteewen.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/holiday-entertaining-decor-trends-with-janette-ewen/

Florence Sydney, dietitian & cookbook author

Are you cringing at the thought of having to prepare so much food during the holidays? Florence Sydney gives us tips on how to keep things simple to make the holidays more enjoyable.

Mom Talk: Quick & easy holiday meals

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

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

Website: http://florencesydney.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/quick-easy-holiday-meals/

Zeeta Maharaj, BT fashion contributor

With the holiday season comes numerous holiday parties: with friends, family, and co-workers. Trying to find what to wear for each? Zeeta Maharaj has fashion tips and style ideas that will keep you looking your best for any event this holiday season.

Holiday looks for all occasions

Twitter: www.twitter.com/zeeta

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

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

Website: http://zeeta.ca/

 La Vie En Rose





Giant Tiger










Arti Gogna












Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Kathleen Trotter, fitness expert

We tend to wait for the new year to get started on our resolutions, but why wait? Fitness expert Kathleen Trotter shares her tips for ensuring you get a head start on finding your fittest future self.

Set yourself up for a healthy 2019

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/set-yourself-up-for-a-healthy-2019/

Dr. Zach Levine, ER physician MUHC

Madeleine Levine, Dr. Zach’s daughter

Janet, Charlotte’s mother

Charlotte, Janet’s daughter

Dr. Zach, his daughter Madeleine and family friends Janet and Charlotte join us to share a heartwarming story that’s fit for the season.

Touching Holiday Story

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cusm_muhc

Website: www.drzach.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/heartwarming-story-for-the-holidays/

Nikki Balch, The Beat 92.5

The Beat 92.5’s Nikki Balch shares her favourite tunes to get in the holiday spirit.

Christmas music

Twitter: @NikkiBOnAir

Facebook: @NikkiBOnAir

Instagram: @NikkiBOnAir

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/nikkis-favourite-holiday-tunes/

Denise Wild, Cityline DIY expert

Will you be entertaining guests over the holidays? Cityline’s Denise Wild has a few tricks to make your holiday entertaining easy and memorable.

Holiday hostess hacks (wear Xmas sweaters)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/medenisewild

Instagram: www.instagram.com/MeDeniseWild

Website: DeniseWild.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/holiday-hostess-hacks-with-citylines-denise-wild/

Julie Gagnon, Nintendo of Canada

In less than two weeks, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has become one of the fastest selling games ever. With the help of Julie Gagnon from Nintendo of Canada – and Mario! – we learn how to play the game.

Playing Nintendo Switch: Super Smash Bros.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/NintendoCanada

Instagram: www.instagram.com/nintendo

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nintendoofcanada

Website: www.nintendo.com/en_CA

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/playing-super-smash-bros-ultimate-on-the-nintendo-switch/

Natalia Machado, culinary director at Ville-Marie Collection Inc.

Natalia is back in the BT kitchen with some bubbly holiday cocktails.

Bubbly cocktails for the holidays

Facebook: facebook.com/decca77

Instagram: restodecca77

Website: decca77.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/bubbly-holiday-cocktails/

David Marino, singer

Local singer David Marino gets us in the holiday spirit with his newest single “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)”.

Performance:  “The Christmas Song”

Twitter: @DavidMarino98

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

Instagram: @davidmarinomusic

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/david-marino-performs-the-christmas-song-chestnuts-roasting-on-an-open-fire/

Eat to the Beat

The 7th annual Eat to the Beat free luncheon is bringing Christmas cheer to the students at Riverview Elementary school in Verdun.

Website: www.youthstars.org

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/eat-to-the-beat-free-luncheon-brings-joy-to-verdun-kids/

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Stephanie Erickson, family caregiving expert

Corrie Sirota, social worker

After the death of someone close, the holidays can be a difficult period. But there are ways to honour the memory of a loved one and still enjoy the holidays through new rituals. Stephanie Erickson and Corrie Sirota explain.

Enjoying the holidays after a loss

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/enjoying-the-holidays-after-a-loss/


Sante Fortunato, performing artist

Corteo, the emotional celebration of Mauro the clown’s funeral, brings its lavish scenery, music, costumes, acrobatics and artistry to Montreal for the holidays.

Cirque du Soleil Corteo + performance

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cirque

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

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

Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/CirqueSnap

Website: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/corteo

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/cirque-du-soleils-corteo-is-back/


Jean-Francois Archambault, food waste expert

Did you know that each minute, Canadians waste enough food to feed a stadium? And that 47% of food waste in Canada occurs at home? Food waste expert Jean-François Archambault is here to help with the Hellmann’s real food rescue program.

Hellmann’s Real Food Rescue program

Twitter: www.twitter.com/hellmanns

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HellmannsCanada

Website: www.hellmanns.com/ca/en/real-food-movement.html

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/real-food-rescue-program-reduce-food-waste/


Kavita Ajwani, DashingDate.com

The holidays aren’t exactly the easiest time to be single… But dating expert Kavita Ajwani takes some of the stress out of the holidays with her tips for singles.

Holiday tips for singles

Twitter: www.twitter.com/DashingDate

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DashingDate

Website: www.DashingDate.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/holiday-tips-for-singles/


David Freiheit, YouTuber

As a father and YouTuber with a particular affinity for tech toys and gadgets, David Freiheit knows what the average dad would love for Christmas.

Dad Christmas gifts

Twitter: TheVivaFrei

Facebook: Viva Frei

Instagram: @VivaFrei

Website: www.vivafrei.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/christmas-gifts-with-youtuber-dad-viva-frei/

On Location:

Spreading holiday cheer at Sun Youth

Derick and Catherine were at Sun Youth to help spread holiday cheer by packing Christmas baskets — with food, toys and more — for those in need.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SunYouthOrg

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

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

Website: https://sunyouthorg.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/helping-the-less-fortunate-this-holiday-season-with-sun-youth/

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