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City of Montreal touts success of ‘sanitary corridors,’ critics disagree – Montreal

1596188811 City of Montreal touts success of ‘sanitary corridors critics disagree  - Montreal

Pedestrian zones like the one on Wellington Street in Verdun are part of an experiment announced months ago by the Plante administration. It was implemented in an effort to give citizens more room to manoeuvre while maintaining a safe distance from one another, after the COVID-19 lockdown. The new corridors — which also include ones […]

COVID-19: Red Cross staffing lower than expected in Quebec long term care homes – Montreal

1596104578 COVID 19 Red Cross staffing lower than expected in Quebec long  - Montreal

The number of temporary Canadian Red Cross-trained workers needed in Quebec’s long-term care homes is short of the 900 that were expected to replace departing Canadian military personnel. On Wednesday, the humanitarian agency’s Quebec branch said it had 160 employees working in the province’s long-term care facilities at the beginning of the week, a number expected to rise […]

Montreal homeless advocates sound alarm as makeshift camps continue to appear around city – Montreal

1596067976 Montreal homeless advocates sound alarm as makeshift camps continue to  - Montreal

Housing rights’ advocates are alarmed at what they see as proof of the shortage of affordable homes in the city. People are pitching tents and living in public spaces because they say they have nowhere else to live.  Some fear the problem will likely get worse before it gets better. One location is the green […]

Coronavirus: M4SK ARMY continues to hand out free masks in Montreal – Montreal

1595804102 Coronavirus M4SK ARMY continues to hand out free masks in  - Montreal

A Montreal businessman is on a mission — in his army-style jeep — to equip people with masks. This initiative came to life to help front-line workers protect themselves, but it has now expanded into handing out masks to the general public. Since February, M4SK ARMY has given out more than 50,000 masks for adults […]

Coronavirus: La Ronde officially opens its doors to season-pass holders – Montreal

1595745414 Coronavirus La Ronde officially opens its doors to season pass holders  - Montreal

La Ronde is officially opening for the season. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the park will begin operating at reduced attendance levels and will operate in a preview mode July 25, 26 and 31, as well as Aug. 1-2 for members and season pass holders only. The park will open to the public beginning […]

Quebec reports 171 new COVID-19 cases as the number of active infections exceeds 2,000 – Montreal

Coronavirus South Korea sees spike in new cases as US  - Montreal

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 25, 2020 1:27 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Quebec continues to see a rise in the number of COVID-19 infections, reporting 171 new confirmed cases today. The new cases bring the total number to 58,414. For the first time […]

Several Lachine pools close after lifeguard tests positive for COVID-19 – Montreal

1595675699 Several Lachine pools close after lifeguard tests positive for COVID 19  - Montreal

Three swimming pools and a wading pond for kids in the Montreal borough of Lachine are closed just before a heat wave is expected to blanket Montreal on the weekend. The borough announced the closure on Wednesday, saying that a lifeguard was diagnosed with COVID-19. Affected facilities include the one at Kirkland Park at 150, […]

Montreal fire department issues warning about butting out in flower pots after uptick in fires – Montreal

1595646252 Montreal fire department issues warning about butting out in flower  - Montreal

The Montreal fire department is reminding people not to butt out their cigarettes in flower pots or flower beds. The department says people doing just that has already caused 125 fires in Montreal, resulting in over $1 million in damages. Read more: Montreal firefighters battling four-alarm blaze at downtown apartment building “This is twice as […]

Cylcist dies after being struck by car in Longueuil – Montreal

1595561948 Cylcist dies after being struck by car in Longueuil  - Montreal

A 52-year-old cyclist has died in hospital after he was struck by a vehicle in Longueuil Thursday evening. Longueuil police spokesperson Denise Mercille said the collision happened just after 7:00 on Jacques-Cartier Ouest Boulevard, near the intersection of Ste-Helene Street. “The cyclist was crossing at a pedestrian crossway when he was struck,” Mercille said. The […]

Quebec movement demands action against sexual violence, support for survivors – Montreal

Quebec movement demands action against sexual violence support for survivors  - Montreal

Hundreds of people gathered in a downtown Montreal park Sunday to demand action against sexual violence after a wave of online testimonials sparked a provincewide conversation about abuse, harassment and assault. One of them, Marlihan Lopez, had a simple message for survivors of sexual violence who have been sharing their experiences on social media in […]