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Quebec to close Riverdale High School; building will go to francophone system  Montreal Gazette

The education minister said he would do the same thing if an underused francophone school was needed to ease crowding in the English system.

Riverdale High grads wage fight to save school  Montreal Gazette

Riverdale High School grad Jason Comm fears RHS won't be last English school marked for transfer.

Education minister is playing political games, EMSB vice-chair says  Montreal Gazette

After minister rejected proposal to cede space at the Galileo Adult Education Centre, EMSB has until Wednesday to come up with a new plan. Michelle Lalonde ...

PCHS parents don’t want to rebrand after merger with Riverdale High School  Global News

Parents at Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School are voicing their concerns about the forced merger with Riverdale High School.

Petition to save Riverdale High School submitted to Quebec legislature  Global News

A petition calling on the province to cancel its pending transfer of Riverdale High School was submitted to the Quebec National Assembly.

Newly-formed coalition says CAQ's plan to abolish school boards is unconstitutional  CTV News

The coalition, APPELE – Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-Language Education - says that minority rights are protected under the Constitution, and ...

Riverdale students, alumni petition Quebec to keep school under English umbrella  Montreal Gazette

They say Riverdale is an important anglo institution and ask the government to consider options other than transferring it to the French-language sector.

Parents speak out about Riverdale High School move at town hall  Global News

WATCH ABOVE: Parents and students share their concerns about plan to close Riverdale High School and give the building to a French-language school board ...

Riverdale High School to hold town hall meeting on PCHS merger  Montreal Gazette

While “Save Riverdale” petitions have been launched, a merger committee was formed by the school board to facilitate the transfer of staff and students.

Watch: Lester B. Pearson officials talk about Riverdale transfer  Montreal Gazette

Noel Burke, chairperson of the Lester B. Pearson School Board, and Michael Chechile, director general, speak about the transfer plan.

Former students consider legal action over Riverdale High School closure  Global News

The fight to save Riverdale High School in Pierrefonds isn't over.

Riverdale welcomes students from overcrowded French schools in Montreal  Montreal Gazette

Some of the students — who are new immigrants — speak little French or English so are using sign language to communicate with Riverdale kids. Katherine ...

EMSB could be ordered to turn over 3 schools to Pointe-de-l'Île school board

Quebec Education Minister Jean-François Roberge says he's prepared to use his legal powers to order the English Montreal School Board to transfer three ...

Riverdale High School wants a rebranding in PCHS merger  Montreal Gazette

Riverdale students say they would feel a lot more welcome at Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School next fall if the school changes its name.

Riverdale High School students take pledge to counter social conflict  Montreal Gazette

Riverdale High School students in Pierrefonds take pledge to make their school a safe and supportive environment.

Kramberger: Adjusted name paves way for Pierrefonds school's future  Montreal Gazette

About 220 Riverdale students, currently in Grades 7 to 10, have registered at PCHS for the 2019-2020 academic year.

MNA submits petition to save Riverdale High School from closing this summer

A Liberal MNA in the West Island has submitted a petition to the National Assembly asking the government to reconsider its decision to close an ...

#ICYMI: Pileup outrages coroner, Riverdale High, more news  Montreal Gazette

In Case You Missed It (#ICYMI) is a daily feature highlighting news in and around Montreal.

Cyberbullying investigation launched at Riverdale High School

An investigation is underway at Riverdale High School in Pierrefonds after students reported an anonymous Instagram account was being used to post ...

Should Riverdale stay in the English system? Two parents have their say

The news that Riverdale students will have to change schools next year came as a surprise to parents in Montreal's West Island. But not everyone is against the ...

Riverdale High does not want to be assimilated in merger, says principal  Montreal Gazette

Riverdale High School does not want to be assimilated in merger with Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School.

Fight ramps up to save Riverdale High School | Watch News Videos Online

Fri, Feb 8: The fight to save Riverdale High School in Pierrefonds from being handed over to the Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board is in full swing. As Global's ...

Riverdale High School shop class builds its last canoe as students say goodbye  Global News

Riverdale High School is building its second -- and last -- canoe out of Peter Oland's shop class. The school is closing at the end of the school year.

French school board to take over English high school in Pierrefonds | Watch News Videos Online

Mon, Jan 28: Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge plans to transfer Riverdale High School in Pierrefonds, part of the Lester B. Pearson School Board, ...

Would Pierrefonds Community High School pass the name sniff test?  Montreal Gazette

Talk of renaming Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School has become a hot-button issue in the merger with Riverdale High.

Student numbers declining across Lester B. Pearson School Board  Montreal Gazette

Montreal's second largest English school board is facing declining student enrolment at three quarters of its schools.

Riverdale High School students launch prize-winning canoe  Montreal Gazette

Students from Riverdale High School launched their prize-winning canoe off the shores of Rivière des Prairies on a steamy Monday.

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed: The news about Riverdale has hit hard  Montreal Gazette

Yes, we need a solution to overcrowding in the French system. But that doesn't justify the ruthless and insensitive way the government acted.

Pierrefonds' DeOndra Geen sprints to Bruny Surin Bursary  The Suburban Newspaper

Since 2003, the Bruny Surin Foundation has been promoting a healthy and active lifestyle among young people in order to fight school dropout. In addition to ...

West Island schools facing low student enrolment numbers  Montreal Gazette

Schools in the Lester B. Pearson School Board are struggling to keep their enrolment numbers up.

PCHS parents make impassioned plea to save their school  Montreal Gazette

Parents from Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School made an impassioned plea to school board officials not to rebrand their school.

Hope floats on Riverdale High School canoe project | Watch News Videos Online

Students in the woodworking class at Riverdale High School have been working on a special project. They've spent the school year building a canoe.

Alumni consider legal action of Riverdale High being placed into French system  CTV News

A group of alumni who started a petition to keep Riverdale High School open is now considering legal action.

English schools in West Island will fill empty classrooms with French students  Global News

WATCH: Two West Island school boards have arranged a swap of sorts. Faced with overcrowding, some students from the Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board ...

"PCHS" re brands for Riverdale students | West Island News  The Suburban Newspaper

As a result of students from Riverdale High School merging with Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School (PCHS), students and teachers from Riverdale claim ...

Riverdale High holds talk on violence against women, fostering healthy relationships  CTV News

With the spotlight on violence against women on the anniversary of the Montreal massacre, Riverdale High School started a conversation on healthy ...

EMSB, French board sit down to talk about overcrowding, school transfers  Montreal Gazette

The Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de l'Île needs more space, but the education minister should talk to the EMSB first, Angela Mancini says. Katherine Wilton ...

Montreal's English school network opens doors to French students  Montreal Gazette

To ease overcrowding, the Lester B. Pearson board will welcome immigrant students at two of its West Island high schools in January.

How does your high school compare in annual rankings?  Montreal Gazette

The highest ranking of a secondary school in the West Island belonged to Collège Saint-Louis in Lachine.

Riverdale's Mr. Reid retires after amazing 50-year teaching career  Montreal Gazette

When David Reid exits Riverdale High School next week, he'll be saying goodbye to a remarkable 50-year teaching career that began in 1967.

Montreal North adult-ed centre may be next English school to go French  Montreal Gazette

EMSB vice-chairperson Joe Ortona confirmed that the board has been discussing a deal to hand over all or part of its Galileo Adult Education Centre to the ...

This week on ‘Focus Montreal’: Feb. 2  Global News

This week on Focus Montreal: the CAQ explains why it's closing Riverdale High School, a campaign to help women and their heart health and the EMSB's new ...

Galileo students, parents and staff plead with EMSB not to move centre  Montreal Gazette

The school board voted to hold a public consultation before deciding on proposal to transfer the adult education centre's building to a French board.

Lise Ravary: Here's how I became bilingual  Montreal Gazette

My experience shows that learning English does not mean losing French — and that Riverdale need not be given exclusively to the French board.

Amid fear of closures, EMSB explores opening up classrooms to French schools

The English Montreal School Board says it's open to sharing space in its lesser-used buildings, to accommodate overcrowded schools in the French-language ...

Pierrefonds library contractor defrauded taxpayers: inspector general  Montreal Gazette

Montreal inspector general Brigitte Bishop recommends Lavacon Inc. be banned from receiving municipal contracts for five years.

Anglo rights’ group pushes issues in meeting with Quebec Premier  Global News

WATCH: Quebec Premier François Legault met with members of a prominent English rights group on Friday for a closed-door meeting. As Global's Tim Sargeant ...

West Island Community Calendar for the week of March 20  Montreal Gazette

Community events and groups in the West Island and Off-Island.

Canada Day celebrations in the West Island  Montreal Gazette

In Pointe-Claire, activities are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at Stewart Hall. A citizenship ceremony will take place there from 2-3 p.m., while “Fun and Games” for ...

WISTA to Present THE ADDAMS FAMILY 6/8-16  Broadway World

Three-time META Award nominee WISTA will present its tenth full book musical production, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A New Musical Comedy. This production will ...

Pierrefonds 12-year-old says he was victim of a hit and run, police searching for suspect

WATCH ABOVE: A teen is speaking out after being the victim of a hit-and-run outside Riverdale High School in Montreal's Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough.

English schools in Montreal face overcrowding as school year begins | Watch News Videos Online

English schools in and around Montreal are dealing with record enrolment, forcing some to build temporary classrooms . Global's Billy Shields looks into how ...

Akilah Newton continues to successfully guide Overture with the Arts  The Suburban Newspaper

Growing up in on the West Island Akilah Newton met and befriended talented individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life. It was evident to her early on ...

West Island Black Community Association celebrates milestone  Montreal Gazette

The West Island Black Community Association celebrated the end of mortgage payments with members, partners and elected officials, last week.

Follow-up medical assessment for Des Découvreurs students and staff | Watch News Videos Online

Students and staff of Des Découvreurs elementary will receive a medical check up following the carbon monoxide leak in January that sent more than 40 ...

West Island schools closed due to ongoing flooding

The Lester B. Pearson School Board announced several schools would be closed Monday due to the ongoing flooding in several communities.

Safety first as West Island students head back to school | Watch News Videos Online

As kids head back to school across the island, many institutions are struggling to manage traffic around their buildings. Global's Billy Shields reports on how ...

Pierrefonds-Roxboro - extreme heat - Canada Day Parade cancelled  Canada NewsWire

PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO, QC, June 28, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Day Parade is cancelled this Sunday, July 1, due to the extreme heat wave ...

Teen talks about finding her path with the help of LOVE  Montreal Gazette

Teenager Krystal Uribe spoke at the West Island Community Shares gala last week about how the organization LOVE put her life back on track.

Making the environment a Quebec election campaign issue | Watch News Videos Online

Hundreds of Montrealers gathered at the Old Port Saturday afternoon, to put pressure on political leaders to make the environment a top priority in their electoral ...

Learning to cut back on waste at Montreal festival | Watch News Videos Online

Montrealers flocked to the Zero Waste Festival taking place at Marché Bonsecours over the weekend. As Global's Dan Spector reports, the festival zeroes in on ...

West Island College grabs top two spots in provincial rankings  Montreal Gazette

West Island College's English and French divisions ranked first and second in the province in the 2014 MELS exam results.

Blainville parents furious after bus driver drops children off at wrong stop | Watch News Videos Online

A Blainville couple is speaking out after they say their two children, a second-grader and a kindergartener, had to walk more than a kilometre home because the ...

Naqvi-Mohamed: WIBCA hosts upcoming meet and mingle  Montreal Gazette

Celebrate Black History Month with the West Island Black Community Association.

Montrealers hold rally in support of jailed Algerian journalist | Watch News Videos Online

A few dozen people gathered in downtown Montreal Saturday to call attention to the imprisonment of Algerian journalist and fixer, Said Chitour. As Global's ...

Quebec floods: What schools are closed Thursday, May 11?

The Ministries of Public Security and Education have issued notices to Montreal-area school boards to keep certain buildings closed for Thursday, May 11.

Pearson school board adopts budget and launches new programs  Montreal Gazette

The Lester B. Pearson School Board has adopted its $296.6 million budget. Plans for the money include school upgrades and new programs.

West Island students walk out in support of Quebec teachers

Students at 10 West Island high schools skipped classes and held demonstrations in support of their teachers who are in contract talks with the provincial ...

Quebec floods: Montreal-area school closures for Wednesday, May 10

While flood waters are slowly receding, school boards in Montreal are still closing their buildings for Wednesday, May 10.

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Police out in full force as Hells Angels hold annual gathering | Watch News Videos Online

Members of the Hells Angels biker gang descended on the small community of Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu over the weekend for the Canada Run – the Hells' ...

New crosswalk coming to Pierrefonds to protect pedestrians

The Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough mayor has confirmed to Global News that painted lines and a flashing light will be installed on Sources Boulevard at the ...

Taking on bullies with LOVE at a Pierrefonds high school

At Riverdale High School in Pierrefonds, students and staff use the LOVE program to help fight violence and intimidation in the hallways.

Heat packs a punch on Montreal moving day | Watch News Videos Online

In Quebec, Canada Day rhymes with moving day and as Global's Brayden Jagger Haines reports, hot and humid conditions Sunday made packing up not only ...

Take your pick: List of Canada Day celebrations in West Island and off-island neighbourhoods  Montreal Gazette

There'll be no shortage of ways and places to celebrate Canada's 144th birthday on July 1; cities and towns across the West Island and off-island are planning ...

Focus Montreal: Concordia University receives $10M donation | Watch News Videos Online

Jonathan and Susan Wener join senior anchor Jamie Orchard to talk about how Concordia University played a pivotal role in both their lives and how they're ...

Laval family worried about school safety after knives confiscated from Grade 3 student | Watch News Videos Online

A Laval family is worried about bullying in their child's school and fear for the children's safety after at least two knives were confiscated from a Grade 3 student.

RAW: Students at Macdonald High School walk out | Watch News Videos Online

Wed, Oct 7: Macdonald High School students sent Global News several videos after they walked out on their classes Wednesday morning in support of teacher ...

Walk to the Rock commemorates Montreal's Irish community | Watch News Videos Online

Hundreds from Montreal's Irish community participated in the 153rd annual Walk to the Black Rock Monument, commemorating the thousands of Irish immigrants ...

Record number of registrations for Villa Maria High School | Watch News Videos Online

Jessica Laventure speaks to Villa Maria High School's director general Marie Anna Bacchi about the decision to open registration to boys in 2016, and the ...

Kirkland high-tech firm lands federal funding  Montreal Gazette

A West Island-based high-tech company has received $500000 in financial support from the federal government.

Pierrefonds parents still waiting after borough promised to install school zone signs

Parents are still waiting for the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro to install signs around a school after two girls were struck by a car in June.

Quebec hockey community in mourning following tragic Humboldt bus crash | Watch News Videos Online

Mon, Apr 9: It is 3,000 km from Humboldt to Montreal, but the impact of the bus tragedy that left 15 people dead and 14 others injured is being felt nationwide.

Focus Montreal: Bullying and suicide prevention | Watch News Videos Online

Following the death of his son, a Quebec man is calling for stricter anti-bullying measures in schools. Daphna Leibovici, a violence prevention consultant at the ...

Where to go cool off in Montreal

If you're looking for place to cool down during the hot spell, the City of Montreal has put together this list of public, air-conditioned spaces.

5 Montreal stories you must read this week: September 15

From a hit-and-run outside a school to an exploding hoverboard, here are the five biggest stories Global News covered in Montreal this week.

West Island Community Calendar for the week of Nov. 22  Montreal Gazette

Galleries and exhibitionsThe Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., presents an exhibition of paintings by the Kirkland Artists Association. Continues until Nov.

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Educ'alcool launches holiday campaign against underage drinking | Watch News Videos Online

Educ'alcool is launching a campaign to fight underage drinking this holiday season — and while the numbers look like they're improving, the risks are still quite ...

Willingdon School in NDG protests Quebec austerity cuts | Watch News Videos Online

Thu, Jun 4: Kathleen Usher from Willingdon School explains how she believes Quebec budget cuts will affect education during a protest held by parents, ...

Winter storm dumps 36 cm of snow on Montreal | Watch News Videos Online

A winter storm making its way across the province blanketed Montreal with 36 cm of snow Saturday. As Global's Felicia Parrillo reports, getting around proved ...

McGill releases training video in case of school shooting | Watch News Videos Online

Fri, Sep 9: McGill University wants its students and staff members to be prepared in case of an active-shooter situation on campus. A new training video posted ...

Montreal's LOVE promotes self-expression as a means to overcome violence  Montreal Gazette

Each year, the outreach organization known as LOVE works with more than 500 young people in Montreal, encouraging them to use art as a means of ...

Sir Wilfrid Laurier school board teachers vote | Watch News Videos Online

Mon, Sep 21: Teachers at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board will decide Monday night whether or not they will go on strike. Global's Billy Shields reports.

West Island charity claims Diamond Spa left them high and dry

A charity in Pierrefonds was supposed to hold a fundraiser at the Diamond Spa in Dorval, but after handing over the money to book the venue for the event, there ...

Liberal candidate in Pierrefonds-Dollard contravenes Elections Act  Montreal Gazette

Liberal Party candidate for Pierrefonds-Dollard has contravened the Elections Act.

Etiquette and business success | Watch News Videos Online

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My October: remembering the FLQ crisis | Watch News Videos Online

Camille Ross speaks to Claire Holden Rothman, author of My October a novel about the FLQ crisis in Quebec and a modern family torn apart by the power of ...

Asian carp caught in St. Lawrence River | Watch News Videos Online

Sun, Jun 5: Quebec's Forests, Wildlife and Parks Ministry has confirmed that a fish caught by two Lanaudière fishermen in the St. Lawrence River is an Asian ...

Concordia's Oscar Peterson Jazz Scholarship Competition | Watch News Videos Online

Wed, Mar 18: Scholarship winner Tihomir Kratsev and finalist Felix Tellier-Pouliot visit the show to talk about participating in the Oscar Peterson Jazz ...

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