- Fire breaks out at downtown Montreal Théâtre du Nouveau Mondeby CBC News (CBC | Montreal News) on August 18, 2022 at 1:19 pm in News/Canada/Montreal
The city’s fire services say the fire began around 7:20 a.m. at the theatre, at the corner of Saint-Urbain Boulevard and Saint-Catherine Street West.
- Quebec to expand use, cover cost of ‘life-changing’ cystic fibrosis drugby CBC News (CBC | Montreal News) on August 18, 2022 at 12:24 pm in News/Canada/Montreal
Previously, Trikafta was only available in Quebec to children aged 12 and up, or adults whose lung capacity was 90 per cent or lower. Now, anyone over the age of six, regardless of lung capacity, will be eligible through the public health-care system.
- Man, 31, hospitalized after stabbing in Montreal’s Sud-Ouest boroughby Montreal Gazette (Montreal Gazette – RSS Feed) on August 18, 2022 at 11:32 am in Local News
He was found bleeding near a dépanneur.
- Italian roots run deep for Montreal’s Ital Fest performersby T’Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette (Montreal Gazette – RSS Feed) on August 18, 2022 at 10:00 am in Arts, Entertainment, Local Arts, Local News, Music, News
The Montreal Gazette asked two local music artists of Italian heritage what performing at the festival means to them.
- How does monkeypox spread? Here’s what scientists know so farby Lauren Pelley (CBC | Montreal News) on August 18, 2022 at 8:00 am in News/Health
As monkeypox keeps spreading, so does misinformation about how this virus transmits. Here’s what scientists know — and don’t — about monkeypox transmission.
- Why uptake in COVID boosters is lagging in Quebec — and why that mattersby Sabrina Jonas (CBC | Montreal News) on August 18, 2022 at 8:00 am in News/Canada/Montreal
Pronvincial data shows that only 56 per cent of all eligible Quebecers have gotten their first booster dose. Experts think they know why.
- Handling of sexual abuse claims puts Hockey Canada on thin ice with hockey parentsby Yvette Brend (CBC | Montreal News) on August 18, 2022 at 8:00 am in News/Canada
Recent revelations about how sexual assault allegations were handled by Hockey Canada, the body that governs the sport in this country, has left some hockey families in turmoil over repeated black eyes to their beloved sport.
- How the Montreal Biodôme is helping a threatened species regain its footing in Quebecby CBC News (CBC | Montreal News) on August 18, 2022 at 8:00 am in News/Canada/Montreal
Since 2014, over 200 wood turtles have been released into nature. The reason is simple: with the species being at-risk, Quebec’s Flora and Fauna Ministry wants to help boost its survival rate.
- Some Quebec families must arrange their own ride to school as bus contract negotiations continueby CBC News (CBC | Montreal News) on August 17, 2022 at 11:20 pm in News/Canada/Montreal
In a Wednesday morning statement, the Ministry of Education says Claude Sauvageau has been appointed as a negotiator “in order to guarantee a reliable and safe transportation service to all students in Quebec.”
- Quebec priest named in sexual assault lawsuit removed years after allegations first flaggedby Émilie Warren (CBC | Montreal News) on August 17, 2022 at 11:05 pm in News/Canada/Montreal
Court documents show that at least one parish official knew of the allegations against a Quebec priest more than four years before he was removed from his post.
- Montreal gynecologist whose licence was revoked appeals decisionby Katelyn Thomas, Montreal Gazette (Montreal Gazette – RSS Feed) on August 17, 2022 at 10:56 pm in Local News, News
Allen B. Climan’s licence was revoked until further notice after allegations of inappropriate sexual remarks were made.
- Montreal’s Mutek festival frames ‘electronic music as contemporary art’by T’Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette (Montreal Gazette – RSS Feed) on August 17, 2022 at 10:33 pm in Arts, Entertainment, Local Arts, Local News, Music, News
“You have to trust people who come regularly and know (who’s who) to guide your trajectory. … You’re like, ‘Oh, that looks weird,’ but you come anyway to be confronted by the music you hear.”
- Top Hells Angels member faces charge for first time since Quebec biker warby Paul Cherry, Montreal Gazette (Montreal Gazette – RSS Feed) on August 17, 2022 at 9:54 pm in Local News, News
Richard (Dick) Mayrand, who served one of the longest sentences to come out of Operation Springtime 2001, is accused of failing to declare money at customs that the RCMP believes came through the proceeds of crime.
- Proportion of Quebecers who speak French at home on the decline: StatsCanby Andy Riga (Montreal Gazette – RSS Feed) on August 17, 2022 at 9:24 pm in Local News, National, News, Quebec
“I’m scratching my head,” says Jack Jedwab, president of the Association for Canadian Studies. He calls the report “misleading” and some of the analysis “amateurish.”
- What does it take to make a passport? Here’s a step-by-step guideby Laura McQuillan (CBC | Montreal News) on August 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm in News/Canada
If you’ve applied for a passport this year — or put it off because of the long queues outside passport offices — you might have wondered what goes into the process of making those little blue books. CBC News breaks it down.
- Gaps in census data collection may show incomplete picture of Indigenous languagesby Ka’nhehsí:io Deer (CBC | Montreal News) on August 17, 2022 at 8:48 pm in News/Indigenous
Dialects of Inuktitut and Cree are the main Indigenous languages spoken in Canada, according to a new report by Statistics Canada on languages.
- CAQ promises new agency to help govern struggling health-care systemby CBC News (CBC | Montreal News) on August 17, 2022 at 8:17 pm in News/Canada/Montreal
As Quebec’s pre-electoral campaign ramps up, the Coalition Avenir Quebec party’s health minister is promising “de-bureaucratize” the health-care network by creating a new agency to co-ordinate operations, if re-elected Oct. 3.
- Smaller share of Quebec households speaking French regularly, census data showsby CBC News (CBC | Montreal News) on August 17, 2022 at 7:02 pm in News/Canada/Montreal
Although the number of people speaking French at home has increased — rising from 6.4 million in 2016 to 6.5 million in 2021 — they now make up 77.5 per cent of Quebecers, falling 1.5 percentage points in five years.
- Doctor from Montreal area faces 3 more 1st-degree murder chargesby CBC News (CBC | Montreal News) on August 17, 2022 at 5:47 pm in News/Canada/Ottawa
An eastern Ontario doctor charged in the death of an elderly patient in Hawkesbury, Ont., last year is now facing three additional counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of three other elderly patients, Ontario Provincial Police announced on Wednesday.
- Quebec pension fund manager sees 7.9% loss in first half of 2022by The Canadian Press (CBC | Montreal News) on August 17, 2022 at 5:04 pm in News/Canada/Montreal
The CDPQ’s CEO said losses are driven by skyrocketing inflation and interest rates, corrections in stocks and bonds, and the war in Ukraine.
- COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations rise as Quebec reports 14 deathsby Montreal Gazette (Montreal Gazette – RSS Feed) on August 17, 2022 at 4:40 pm in Local News, News
The number of patients in the province’s hospitals with COVID-19 is back above 2,000.
- Quebec launches ‘massive’ new vaccination campaignby (CBC | Montreal News) on August 17, 2022 at 2:11 pm in News/Canada/Montreal
Epidemiologist Prativa Baral encourages people not to wait for Moderna’s new bivalent vaccine, saying the best vaccine is the vaccine that is available to you.
- Record number of Canadians reporting first language other than French or English: StatsCanby Darren Major (CBC | Montreal News) on August 17, 2022 at 1:40 pm in News/Politics
The number of Canadians who predominantly speak a language other than English or French hit a record high in 2021, according to new census data released on Wednesday.
- Quebec has agreements to let dozens of companies pollute above legal levelsby CBC News (CBC | Montreal News) on August 17, 2022 at 12:48 pm in News/Canada/Montreal
The companies can be found in nearly every region of the province, with many close to major urban centres, including Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières and Gatineau.
- Hudson’s Bay to resurrect discount retail chain Zellersby The Canadian Press (CBC | Montreal News) on August 17, 2022 at 12:26 pm in News/Business
Canadian department store Zellers hopes to make a comeback next year, a decade after the discount chain shuttered most of its locations.
- Interview: A vote for Jean Charest would be a vote to challenge Bill 21by Jason Magder, Montreal Gazette (Montreal Gazette – RSS Feed) on August 17, 2022 at 10:00 am in Local News
The federal Conservative leadership hopeful and former Quebec premier says he would like to see his party “stop losing.”
- I quit my job — and I never want to work full time againby Eliza Baynes (CBC | Montreal News) on August 17, 2022 at 8:00 am in News/Canada/Montreal
When Eliza Baynes decided to quit full-time work, she knew she was taking a risk. But she was also choosing to take care of her body and her mind by rejecting the idea that constant busyness is a marker of success.
- McGill pilot projects aims to cool off Montreal with small green spacesby Erika Morris (CBC | Montreal News) on August 17, 2022 at 8:00 am in News/Canada/Montreal
A McGill University pilot project using sensors aims to prove even small green spaces can reduce the urban heat island effect and convince the city to create more.
- Police investigate bullet hole found in building in St-Léonardby Montreal Gazette (Montreal Gazette – RSS Feed) on August 17, 2022 at 1:41 am in Local News, News
Officers were called to a building on Metropolitan Blvd. near Viau St. Tuesday around 7:45 p.m.
- Montreal First Peoples’ Festival awards recognize filmmakers from near and farby T’Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette (Montreal Gazette – RSS Feed) on August 17, 2022 at 1:16 am in Arts, Entertainment, Local Arts, Local News, Montreal movies, News
The Bolivian film Utama won the grand prize, while Navajo director Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso’s film Powerlands, about the displacement of Indigenous people, won the Communities Award.