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MONTREAL - A widow whose husband and daughter died when their motorcycle crashed into a woman's car as she helped ducks on a highway is satisfied with the 90-day jail term the accused received Thursda...
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A sergeant-detective with the Montreal police was arrested earlier this week on allegations of domestic violence and making several death threats, including against Municipal Affairs Minister Pierre M...
Here are some hand-picked gifts from beautiful local shops in Montréal that will have your loved ones saying "Bonjour, Hi!" and help you stay zen as well. Let's keep the season centered, shall we?
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For the last six weeks, deep in the B.C. legislature, eight MLAs have been toiling away at trying to set spending limits for municipal parties and their candidates in 2018, as well as third parties. It's been an oddly quiet discussion, given that their recommendations might restore a modicum of faith in local democracy. Might.
Scientific evidence does not support the presumption of Bill 10 that there will be a reduction in bureaucracy with the centralization of decision-making. National and international experience has shown time and time again that the proposed reform will not have the desired effects and, in fact, will make healthcare delivery more complex.
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If you're looking for a fun and affordable vacation it's time to travel domestically and explore one of hotel comparison trivago.ca's 15 Best Value Canadian Cities for 2015. Based on the yearly average price of a standard double room and the destinations' overall hotel reputation on over 200 booking sites, trivago has revealed the home turf cities that are both budget friendly and worth a visit in 2015!
Canada is not a place that celebrates military power. We are more likely to admire our healthcare system or our fine selection of baked goods, because our forces are small and we don't care much for swagger. But there is a tradition, hidden in our anthem and in our hearts. We stand on guard.
As the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre approaches, it is interesting to reflect upon the evolution of gun control and the government's approach to questions of gun violence and misuse. However, ensuring a safer environment for women -- and for society in general -- requires more than official recognition of sexism or any other so-called justification as an invalid reason for violence.
When I introduce myself to Marc-Alexandre Mercier, he is sprawled on a weathered picnic table at the back of his restaurant, catching a few precious minutes of sleep before the evening dinner service...
The unseasonably warm weather in Montreal this week has brought with it blue skies — as well as swarms of biting, invasive ladybugs. “One weekend in the fall, the air is thick with ladybugs. Like, yo...
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MONTREAL - When Christian Faure moved to Montreal last summer, the renowned chef saw a chance to start fresh in a new city, freed from the constraints of his native France.Faure opened a pastry shop a...
Thanksgiving is all about family, but part of being a generous relative is not imposing, particularly if you have kids in tow. After all, your host is already making a home cooked feast for your enjoyment. It's for this reason we've seen more and more people turning Thanksgiving into less of an obligatory trip and more of a vacation.
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True opportunity lies where there is no opportunity. It's the macro version of the stock market adage "Buy low, sell high," or golden age baseball star Willie Keeler's advice for success: "Hit 'em where they ain't."
If Toronto is going to compete with places like New York and DC for tourists, the City has to offer them a good time. Indeed, there is some recognition of this. That is why City Council allows some bars to stay open until 4am during Pride and TIFF. Toronto feels a bit like a Potemkin Village during these events.
The ongoing dispute between the City of Montreal and its firefighters has been turned up a notch. The city has filed a complaint with the province’s labour relations board saying that firefighters ar...
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In 2010 Bry Webb placed his Guild Starfire guitar, on which he protested exclusively with The Constantines, into his closet. Creatively lost and separated from his "on indefinite hiatus" band -- Webb...
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One of my favourite times to be in Montreal is in late summer and early fall, when festival frenzy winds down and Montrealers come out to catch the last wave of warm weather. The beat of the city is lush and mellow: flowers are still in bloom, there's time to linger over dinner at a restaurant terrasse, and the mood is purely pleasure-driven.
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Electronic dance music festival Île Soniq at Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau is only halfway through its first edition, but already police have arrested 47 people on drug-related charges. The festi...
This week, two European tourists complained about the Canadian car culture after a brief stint in the 10 million square kilometer nation of over 35-million people. The British and Danish complainers now reside in Aarhus, Denmark. While I support criticizing a country, it is also good to have the facts in order. To that end, here are some stats Chabowski should have taken into account before making rush judgments on Canadian society.
A woman who was filmed plucking a bird on a Montreal Metro car is being identified as Christina David, a former resident of Nunavik who now lives in Montreal. The Nunatsiaq Online, a newspaper based...
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UPDATE: CBC News reports the woman seen in the video has been identified as Christina David. The former resident of Nunavut denied eating the bird, only claiming to have plucked its feathers on the su...
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Neil Young, Feist, Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor and members of Metric are just some of the acts confirmed to appear on The Blue Dot Tour, the national farewell tour for acclaimed scientist a...
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Although Casey Kasem has been dead for a few weeks, he has not yet been buried. In fact, his body is in Montreal. The BBC reports a continuing acrimonious dispute between Kasem's wife Jean and his da...
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Meditation might just offer what the world needs, if only human beings could be gifted with a modicum of mindfulness. And mindfulness is, if you ask me, widely, appallingly underestimated. Not to be confused with self-awareness!
The really unfortunate part of the "homeless spikes" panic is that everyone leapt to blame the property owners rather than addressing the issue: we have a homelessness problem. Gawking at the symptoms rather than searching for a cure is a waste of time. Those solutions exist, and are widely agreed upon by experts. It's time that provinces and municipalities move aggressively to mitigate homelessness.
TORONTO - Vancouver tops the list of most expensive Canadian cities to live in, surpassing Toronto for the second year in a row, according to an annual cost of living survey.But life is still expensiv...
Hydro-Québec crews are restoring power to tens of thousands of customers after strong winds buffeted southern Quebec Tuesday night, downing branches and power lines. In Montreal overnight wind gusts...
Canada celebrates its 147th birthday on July 1 and Vacay.ca has team members in the nation's four largest metropolitan areas. Here's what's happening on Canada Day in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.
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Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Montreal region and additional warnings all over southern Quebec as temperatures and humidex values soar. The advisory says southwestern Quebec, i...
If you’re into hip-hop you know that A$AP Rocky isn’t the only member of the Mob who can draw a crowd. This was the year of Ferg. "Trap Lord," the first solo effort of the self-appointed Hood Pope, f...
Approximately 100 Montreal firefighters decided to take early retirement all at once in a surprise move late Thursday night in protest of the Liberals’ Bill 3, a proposed bill designed to help Quebec...