A beloved Montreal reporter passes away

Ange-Aimee Woods’ premature death leaves the local media & arts community in mourning & more in our news round-up.

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Ange-Aimee Woods & Cult MTL EIC Lorraine Carpenter


Ange-Aimee Woods: The longtime CBC radio reporter and recent Cult MTL contributor died suddenly of heart failure on Wednesday. She was 41. News of her passing has shocked the local media & arts community, which continues to share condolences, grief, sadness and memories on social media today. According to her mother Micheline Pare, a public memorial is being planned. The team at Cult MTL will miss Ange-Aimee’s unlimited warmth & positivity, not to mention her dedication, professionalism and skill on the job. RIP.


Team Eugenie: From the mean streets of Westmount to the finals at Wimbledon, it’s been quite a ride for the tennis world’s latest phenom, our very own Eugenie Bouchard. She aggressively returned Romanian Simona Halep into oblivion in the semis, and now the 20-year-old’s set to meet former champ Petra Kvitova in the finals tomorrow. And yeah, Sheldon from Big Bang Theory has been at all her matches, for some reason.

Fashion police: Camos and red baseball caps are in this summer. Upset about changes to their pension plan, the SPVM are ditching their regular work pants and donning the new duds in protest. If you remember, they did a similar switch in 2009, which led to people constantly asking why the police were wearing pajama bottoms.

Rubbed out: The city will be deciding what to do with our many massage parlours this fall. Mayor Denis Coderre said he wanted to do something about our famed rub and tugs, and it would appear as though new regulations will be coming. The Federal Conservatives have proposed their own unpopular bill on prostitution, which could criminalize clients and send parlours further underground.

MSG RIP: The man – nay, legend – responsible for bringing the Chinese buffet (and the MSG food coma) to Montreal, Bill Wong, passed away last week at 93. The Decarie restaurant that bared his name closed seven years ago, but we’re still feeling a little bloated from the last time we gorged there.

Street scare update: Montreal Public Health say there have been 53 drug-related overdoses and 18 deaths in the past two months. It’s a high number, and they’re investigating whether the drugs — heroin, mostly — were laced with fentanyl. ■