Montreal

Alamy

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...
Alamy

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.
CP

Overnight Protest Ends In 50 Arrests

MONTREAL - Premier Pauline Marois has called for calm as another nighttime student protest march is announced, this time in the provincial capital.The Thursday night march follows one in Montreal that...

The Decline of Corporate Montreal

Over the years, Quebec has earned a reputation as being hostile to business due to persistent anti-business policies. As a consequence, Montreal has declined as a hub for major corporate headquarters. With a lower concentration of large corporate headquarters, the city loses out on many economic benefits. The government of Quebec should take seriously the long term decline of Montreal as a major corporate hub.
CP

Quebec Breaking Records

Quebecers are coping with power failures, train delays and burst pipes as freezing temperatures sweep the province. Hydro-Québec said the province broke a record for energy consumption this morning w...
CP

Giant Lobster Spared The Pot

MONTREAL - Goliath the giant lobster isn't worrying about anyone buttering him up for a feast.Not that anyone could really say what the unblinking seven-kilogram crustacean is thinking after being whi...
AP

Magnotta Case Back In Court

MONTREAL - A shackled Luka Rocco Magnotta remained impassive as he made his first court appearance since last June on a first-degree murder charge in the gruesome slaying of a Montreal university stud...
Alamy

Frightful Winter Weather Doesn't Scare Walkable Cities

What last week illustrated is that even Vancouver — not really a winter city in the common use of that title — needs to think more about our ability to handle tougher winter conditions. With the weather being less predictable, and frequency and intensity of storm events getting worse with the consequences of climate change, anticipating and designing for unusual weather conditions is going to be the new normal for all of us.
Flourishing Foodie

Why City Branding Needs More Cliches

You can fight common cliches, but where's the win? Saying Montreal's NOT about winter or greasy, calorie-packed, high-cholesterol food? The win is in the convincing otherwise, and the art of convincing rarely comes from the negative or exclusionary "This is what we're NOT"; it comes from the "This is what we ARE."
Zabmag

The Life of Pi Shines Onscreen

I predict another novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel will be studied in a similar way by future generations. The difference is those students will be rewarded with a viewing of the just-released, sensational, epic 3D adaptation of the supposedly "unfilmable" book.
Alamy

Tories Accused Of Donor Fraud

OTTAWA - The federal Conservatives are facing the same sort of questions about phoney donors as some of the players in Quebec municipal and provincial politics, prompting the Opposition to demand an i...
QMI

Time To Clean House

Montreal's new mayor, Michael Applebaum, and the Parti Québécois government say they share a vision to fight corruption and collusion in municipal affairs. Applebaum said he wants to see Bill 1, the...
YouTube

Prosecutors Will Decide Her Fate

Montreal's police chief has confirmed his force has completed an internal inquiry into the behaviour of suspended officer Stéfanie Trudeau, better known by her badge number, 728. Marc Parent said the...
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.