MASSIVE Water Crisis In Montreal

MONTREAL - Over one million Montrealers were affected by a boil-water advisory Wednesday after an apparent malfunction at Canada's second-biggest filtration plant.The incident resulted in brownish wat...

Montreal's Big Corruption Crackdown

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has given his administration one month to put in place 60 recommendations aimed at preventing collusion and corruption in the awarding of city contracts. The measures...

Man Accused Of Pimping Teen

A 23-year-old Montreal man accused of offering up a 17-year-old girl for sex with multiple clients pleaded not guilty in an Ottawa courtroom Monday morning. Jamie Byron was arrested by Ottawa police...

Ugly Injury In Montreal

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens centre Lars Eller suffered a concussion, plus facial and dental fractures, after taking a big hit from Ottawa defenceman Eric Gryba in the Senators' 4-2 victory in Game 1...
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Sex Shop Robbed At Knife-Point

MONTREAL - A man is wanted by police for having stolen hundreds of dollars' worth of sex toys from an adult shop near Montreal.Police are looking for a man in his thirties who made off Friday with bag...

Neighbour Complained

MONTREAL - One of the suspected terrorists accused of plotting to derail a passenger train would have run-ins with his next-door neighbour because his loud prayers would wake him up at all hours of th...

Bus Driver Severely Beaten

Montreal police have released a security video of three young men suspected of assaulting a bus driver early Wednesday morning, putting him in hospital in serious condition with head injuries. Police...

Tiny Mosque In The Spotlight

MONTREAL - There were some moments of friction Tuesday outside a tiny Montreal mosque where a man charged with terrorism used to occasionally pray.Chiheb Esseghaier is facing several terrorism charges...

Suspicious Package In Montreal

Police say a suspicious package in Pointe-Claire is harmless, following an investigation carried out by a special police tactical unit and several technicians. Investigators were alerted after the pa...

Montreal Standoff Ends With Arrest

MONTREAL - A standoff between Montreal police and an armed man who barricaded himself in his home has ended peacefully.Police and emergency services responded to a call on Friday at 8 p.m. regarding a...

Sparks Fly At Liberal Debate

MONTREAL - Green party Leader Elizabeth May set the cat among the political pigeons at the final Liberal leadership debate Saturday.Sparks flew over the issue of electoral co-operation, which vaulted...

Coast-To-Coast COLD

As the saying goes, "the first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another." Canadians from coast to coast have been waiting patiently to put away their parkas and put on their sp...

Why You Should Care About International Women's Day

With so many international atrocities committed against women on a daily basis, I as a woman in the west sometimes feel that there is very little that we can do. But living in the lap of luxury doesn't remove the sadness one feels when they see the news reports. I feel overwhelmed by the state of women and believe we should act more. This International Women's Day let us educate ourselves and the society at large.
Montreal is Quebec's largest city and the second largest municipality in Canada. It is one of two large islands in the St. Lawrence River and takes its name from Mount Royal, a large hill in the centre of the city. It was the site of a bustling Mohawk town when first visited by French explorer Jacques Cartier in 1535. In the century that followed, missionaries settled the area and the town became a key link in Canada's fur trade. Today, Montreal is a cultural hub of film festivals, comedy clubs and city-wide bilingualism. It's home to the Just For Laughs international comedy festival, Osheaga, and Cirque du Soleil. It's also home of the Montreal Canadiens and the Montreal Alouettes.