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MONTREAL - Montreal's mayor is putting his city's renowned nightlife to the test — and taking a shot at rival Toronto in the process.Denis Coderre says he will allow bars on two downtown streets this...
Several students were able to register following initial rejection by returning and speaking to different revisors or to their supervisors. This eventual success, however, underscores the fact that that when insufficient linguistic precision is coupled with haphazard revisor training, registration becomes subservient to bureaucratic fickleness; that is to say, it degenerates into a crapshoot.
We all know Montreal as a city of festivals. The best known of those celebrations, however, are focused on a particular type of experience, such as food, art, or music. But for the tourist who wants a taste of it all, Montréal en Lumière is a particularly great treat.
Corey Hart has mostly taken a step back from the frontline music scene since the late 1990s, in favour of raising his young family of four with his wife. Just this week, bowing to his longtime fans' persistent requests, he has also agreed to release his ninth, as yet untitled, studio album.
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While most Montrealers say that their city is one to be proud of, roughly half of them say the city is "not as good" as it was compared to five years ago, a CBC-Ekos poll shows. The poll, w...
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Tuesday's sentencing of anaesthesiologist George Doodnaught -- to a decade in jail for sexually assaulting 21 women under his care during surgery -- should have been good news. But I read this comment from the presiding judge: "There are no reported Canadian cases in which an anaesthesiologist sexually assaulted sedated patients in an operating room during surgery." This has happened before, and in my home town.
"I like my violence like I like my beer: domestic" This was the recent Facebook status of popular east-end Montreal bar, Nacho Libre, whose social media manager somehow thought it completely appropriate to publish this cringe-inducing "joke." Isn't domestic abuse a riot? Sexist jokes are not funny -- they're hostile.
MONTREAL - A man wielding a hammer near Montreal's main downtown bus station was fatally shot on Monday after he apparently refused to surrender, police say.Quebec provincial police, who are investiga...
Murray Lightburn, singer of Montreal band The Dears, has made a mother of a solo album. "Mass:Light" is an electronic concept album, a sci-fi story about death and war and crystal balls, which follows...
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MONTREAL - Investigators are expected to be out in force Sunday to monitor the funeral visitation of reputed Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto.Montreal police spokesman Andre Leclerc says officers will likely b...
There’s a certain connotation with the music that Montreal’s Besnard Lakes make. The Polaris Music Prize-nominated rock band are often described as ‘psychedelic’ or ‘trippy,’ and their latest album, "...
A funeral for Montreal Mob boss Vito Rizzuto will be held Monday at the same church in Little Italy where both his Mafia-linked father and 42-year-old son were mourned in the past four years. Vito R...
2012 was my first year of exploring abandoned places. I had also been following along with the rooftopping craze. Finding myself obsessed with wanting to try this, in November of 2012 I started researching and seeing what I could learn and where I should go.
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MONTREAL - Vito Rizzuto, the reputed Mafia boss from Montreal whose powerful criminal organization reached well beyond Canada's borders, died Monday in hospital. He was 67.Rizzuto, who returned to Can...
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When Marc Lépine went to the École Polytechnique 23 years ago today, he entered the school with the intention of killing feminists. Feminists, he said in his suicide note, had ruined his life. I was seven years old when École Polytechnique Massacre happened. I want to think that the world has changed since then, but really, has it? Women are still the butt of the joke. Women are still lacking in positions of power. Women are still being told that they need to compete against each other. There is still a persistent bias against women in the worlds of math and science. If there's anything that can be learned from the latest American election, it's that there are still men who hate women. A lot of men. Powerful men.
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SAINT-JEROME, Que. - The RCMP says it has busted a major cannabis trafficking and production ring north of Montreal.About 90 police officers made eight arrests and conducted 14 seizures Wednesday in n...
While some choices were difficult, top spot turned out to be an easy decision. Rue du Petit-Champlain, lined with shops that belong to an artists' cooperative, was a clear choice for No.1 among the Top 20 Streets to Visit in Canada.
MONTREAL - The federal government is coming under attack for its handling of one of Canada's busiest bridges.NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair says Prime Minister Stephen Harper needs to personally take charg...
Montreal police confirm that 45-year-old Ziad Bouzil was killed with a shotgun while driving his taxi early Wednesday morning in Côte-des-Neiges. "We found the firearm that may have been used du...
It was the house that was nearly impossible to sell and also the scariest looking property for sale in Montreal. But it finally found a new owner. Back in March, we introduced you to a big fixer uppe...
You can almost feel the tension in this video... certainly, you can hear it. "Oh my God. It's coming," says a voice off-camera, as the buzz builds in power lines draped across a Quebec neighbourhood....
Montreal electro funk duo Chromeo's retro sleaze appeal has now survived a decade of shifting trends and dance floor fads without diverting much from their original vision. And as singer guitarist Dav...
MONTREAL - Border officials have stumbled upon a different kind of Halloween surprise inside some pumpkins this year.The pumpkins were in a passenger's luggage at the Montreal airport. And they were s...
With the recent event at Barney's, New York, it would appear that blacks should add S.W.B. or "Shopping While Black" to the list of supposed crimes for which we are racially profiled. Trayon Christian, a 19-year-old college student purchased a $350 Salvatore Ferragamo belt at Barney's, Christian alleges that he was stopped by undercover officers, questioned, hand-cuffed and taken to a local precinct.
Every trip away for me is also an opportunity to visit a new boutique hotel, and after visiting Le Germain Calgary earlier this year I was excited to take a look inside the Montreal edition of the growing boutique chain. Because hotel design is all about making guests feel welcome, here are my tips for how to make your guests feel welcome every day -- including the number one guest: you!
The Quebec Government announced that it will update its energy policy. Public consultations are already underway. The Government also announced a commission to study ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This was a big week for hockey fans with the NHL season opener ringing in a brand new set of Stanley Cup hopes and dreams. But no sooner had the fun begun than Montreal Canadiens enforcer George Parros got into a fight that ended with him bashing his face straight into the ice and being carried off on a stretcher. Fortunately, Parros was in good enough shape to be discharged from hospital the next day. However, the concussion he suffered means he is out "indefinitely" (the Canadiens' word), and the whole question of whether the NHL should crack down on fighting has been raised afresh.
They look as if they've been torn straight from the pages of a Mordecai Richler novel. The prostitutes and madams of Montreal stare back at us from the past, captured in moments of desperation and def...
Quebec provincial police are searching for a kidnapping suspect in a wooded area in Terrebonne, 30 kilometres north of Montreal. The owner of a tanning salon in Terrebonne called police this mor...
With traffic congestion on the rise, many of Canada's highways are in immediate need of overhaul. And, with tax increases as unpopular as ever, road operators in several provinces have turned to tolling to fund the safe, efficient roads that communities need -- and voters expect.
MONTREAL - Supporters of Quebec's charter of values numbered in the hundreds as they descended on downtown Montreal calling for a secular state and urging the government to go forward with its plan to...
The question of how cities regulate night-time behaviour is a very old one, but it has emerged as the focus of innovative thinking in the last two decades. The conflict between a growing market of young people demanding late-night entertainment and gentrified homeowners complaining about noise is being handled in various ways across the country.