• [PHOTOS] Incendie dans les résidences du Cégep de Gaspé

    Un incendie fait rage présentement aux résidences du Cégep de Gaspé. Les étudiants ont été évacués et au moins un élève a été transporté à l’hôpital.
  • Gas price watch: Montreal drivers forced to pay more

    Gas prices jumped late Tuesday at Montreal-area gas stations to hit a high of $1.439 a litre.
    Earlier in the day, prices varied from a low of $1.274 a litre at a Canadian Tire station in Verdun, to a high of $1.439 at a Ultramar station in Rosemont, according to essencemontreal.com.
    Midday at most Costco gas bars in the Montreal area, the price of a litre was $1.279.
    The price of a barrel of crude oil was US$66.73 at the end of the trading day on the NYMEX index, in New York on Tuesday.
  • Marquette MNA François Ouimet says he will fight Liberal Party decision to force him aside

    QUEBEC — Veteran Liberal MNA François Ouimet has been asked by the party to step aside to make way for a new candidate in the Montreal riding of Marquette in the October election.
    Despite what Ouimet says were assurances from the top that he would be allowed to run again in the Liberal fortress riding, he was told Tuesday that’s not going to happen. The party has asked him to surrender his choice spot in the name of “party renewal.”
    Ouimet, a lawyer, has held the r
  • Quebec Liberals force MNA François Ouimet aside for new candidate in Marquette

    QUEBEC — Veteran Liberal MNA François Ouimet has been asked by the party to step aside to make way for a new candidate in the Montreal riding of Marquette in the October election.
    Despite what Ouimet says were assurances from the top that he would be allowed to run again in the Liberal fortress riding, he was told Tuesday that’s not going to happen. The party has asked him to surrender his choice spot in the name of “party renewal.”
    Ouimet, a lawyer, has held the r
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  • Schools are just the start for Montreal development management firm Kodem

    Benjamin Sternthal said he’s always had a love of building.
    “As a four-year-old, I was in my sandbox all the time, I had the best Tonka truck collection that any kid could ever have,” he said. “I spent all my days building sand castles and really nothing has changed since then, except the projects are real projects; the trucks have engines; and I use reinforced concrete, not sand, to build these days.”
    These days, Sternthal is the president of Kodem, a development m
  • Quebec Liberals ask Marquette veteran MNA François Ouimet to step aside for new candidate

    QUEBEC – Veteran Liberal MNA François Ouimet has been asked by the party to step aside to make way for a new candidate in the Montreal riding of Marquette in the October election.
    Despite what Ouimet says were assurances from the top that he would be allowed to run again in the Liberal fortress riding, he was told Tuesday that’s not going to happen, sources told the Montreal Gazette late Tuesday.
    The party has asked him to surrender his choice spot in the name of “party
  • Quebec to help families of murder victims attend trials

    The families and parents of murder victims will get some financial assistance from the province to attend the trials of the accused.
    Quebec Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée announced the $480,000 program at the Palais de Justice on Tuesday to a room filled with the mothers of slain children who said they were satisfied with the news and thanked her for her support.
    “Access to the trial of a family member is an important moment. It’s a crucial phase in the gri
  • Alouettes QB Johnny Manziel didn't sustain concussion, coach says

    If Johnny Manziel’s on the field Wednesday and is practising with the starting offence, his one-day absence will be nothing more than a footnote. Otherwise, things are about to get infinitely more serious for the Alouettes — as if that’s possible.
    Montreal’s quarterback wasn’t at practice Tuesday, although he was at Olympic Stadium in the morning for meetings, head coach Mike Sherman said. And Sherman was quick to state there was no correlation between Manziel&rsquo
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  • Quebec pledges $7 million for anglophone groups

    The Quebec government is giving nearly $7 million in financial aid to organizations that work with anglophone communities in order for them to diversify and expand their offerings.
    Kathleen Weil, the minister responsible for relations with English-speaking Quebecers, made the announcement Tuesday morning. Included among the eligible organizations are non-profit groups, social economy organizations including co-operatives and public institutions offering aid to anglophone communities.
    The bulk of
  • Bacary Sagna joined Impact because 'I wanted to experience something new'

    Rémi Garde’s European connections are continuing to pay dividends for the Montreal Impact.
    When the Impact began retooling for the 2018 season, Garde’s longtime association with Lyon led to the club signing players like Rod Fanni, Rudy Camacho, Saphir Taider and Zakaria Diallo.
    The latest addition to the club, right back Bacary Sagna, also has a French pedigree, but his connection to Garde stems form their shared relationship with longtime Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
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  • Jeanne-Mance Park softball players take legal action against the city

    A group of softball players campaigning to bring back a field in Jeanne-Mance Park has taken legal action against the city of Montreal.
    Six softball players filed an application for judicial review in Quebec Superior Court on Friday, saying that the city removed the park’s northern softball diamond in an unlawful and unfair way.
    “We feel like the city doesn’t intend to do anything to recognize that it was a mistake and to repair that mistake, so we feel like it’s our last
  • West Island community calendar for the week of Aug. 15

    Galleries and exhibitions
    The Peter B. Yeomans Cultural Centre, 1401 Lakeshore Dr. in Dorval, presents the exhibition Traditions and Continuity by Sophie Roy. Continues until Aug. 24. Call 514-633-4071.
    The Stewart Hall Art Gallery, 176 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe-Claire, presents the exhibition Making a Stand. Revisited Pedestals — Part III. Continues until Aug. 26. Call 514-630-1220.
    Maison Lantier, 11 Lantier Road, Kirkland. Art Sale by members of the Kirkland Artist Assoc., an outdoor
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  • Allison Hanes: Starting school with all kids on the same footing

    Back to school is going to be a little easier this fall for Adebusola Abiola Adeniyi’s three children.
    For starters, they have brand new sneakers and backpacks loaded with supplies, after standing in line at the Welcome Hall Mission in St-Henri yesterday. They were among thousands of needy families stocking up in a festive atmosphere that included balloons, cotton candy and pulsating music.
    And just as important, the trio will be starting Grade 5, Secondary 1 and Secondary 3 on the first d
  • Police arrest man blocking traffic on Highway 440 in Laval

    Laval police have apprehended an armed man who was blocking traffic on Highway 440.
    The man was in a depressed state, according to the police. He was armed with a rifle and was in a vehicle.
    The incident began just before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on the highway, near Blvd. des Laurentides. The highway is closed in that area.
    Police say the operation is still underway.
    #Lavalopération À sécuriser le périmètre. Toujours en contact avec l'homme armé, négoci
  • Ready or not, here they come: Electric Bixi bike pilot starts Wednesday

    Depending on who you ask, the prospect of electric Bixi bikes on Montreal streets is either terrific or terrifying.
    That prospect will become a reality on Wednesday, when Bixi says 20 electric bikes will be added to its bike-sharing network.
    Bixi had previously indicated that it would add 57 electrically powered bikes to its fleet this month.
    The battery-powered bicycles, which can be rented for the same price as any other Bixi and have a maximum speed of 29 km/h, are part of a pilot project to
  • Man to undergo evaluation following 'James Bond-style' boat theft

    A man has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after allegedly stealing a jet boat from the Old Port of Montreal in what was described by the boat’s owner as a scene straight out of a James Bond movie.
    Jack Kowalski said he has never witnessed anything like what happened last Monday in his 35 years of operating Lachine Rapids Tours, a company that offers boat rides on the St. Lawrence River in Old Montreal. When he arrived at the docks around 9 a.m. on Aug. 6, one of his e
  • Quebec teens barred by school after allegedly sharing explicit photos 

    A private high school near Quebec City has decided to not reinstate six students targeted by a police investigation alleging they shared explicit photos of three female classmates.
    Management at the Séminaire des Pères Maristes says the school made the decision because it was the only way to ensure a calm return to classes in a few weeks.
    The decision only affects three boys, as three other families willingly took their children out of the school when the allegations first sur
  • Bernard Trépanier, a.k.a. 'Mr. Three Per Cent,' dies at 79

    Bernard Trépanier, the former municipal political fundraiser who was identified at the Charbonneau Commission hearings as a key figure in corruption at Montreal city hall, has died.
    Trépanier, who was 79, was suffering from generalized cancer and had lapsed into a coma shortly before dying on Tuesday, said his lawyer, Daniel Rock.
    Trépanier was one of the men charged in the Faubourg Contrecoeur municipal real estate deal, but his case was postponed following his diagnosis of
  • Molson, Bergevin and Julien to attend Max Pacioretty's golf tournament

    The Montreal Canadiens have announced that owner Geoff Molson, general manager Marc Bergevin and head coach Claude Julien will all be attending Max Pacioretty’s golf tournament.
    The event, now in its third year, raises funds for Pacioretty’s foundation as well as the Montreal Canadiens Foundation.
    In a tweet, the Habs professed to be “very proud of their captain’s involvement in the community.”
    The announcement comes in the wake of social media rumours suggesting th
  • Monsef Derraji will run for Liberals in Nelligan to replace Coiteux

    QUEBEC – The Liberals have come up with a big-name candidate to run in the party stronghold riding of Nelligan.
    Sources said Tuesday that businessman Monsef Derraji will run for the party in the Oct. 1 provincial election.
    He will replace cabinet minister Martin Coiteux who has chosen to not seek re-election.
    Born in Morroco, Derraji is currently president and director general of the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec. He has held the position since 2005.
    Prior t
  • Man to undergo psych eval following 'James Bond-style' boat theft

    A man has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after allegedly stealing a jet boat from the Old Port of Montreal in what was described by the boat’s owner as a scene straight out of a James Bond movie.
    Jack Kowalski said he has never witnessed anything like what happened last Monday in his 35 years of operating Lachine Rapids Tours, a company that offers boat rides on the St. Lawrence River in Old Montreal. When he arrived at the docks around 9 a.m. on Aug. 6, one of his e
  • Kramberger: New West Island MNAs guaranteed, but who will they be?

    At least two new faces will represent the heart of the West Island in the National Assembly following the provincial election on Oct. 1.
    Of course, this is not that bold of a prediction. Two West Island MNAs — Geoffrey Kelley (Jacques-Cartier) and Martin Coiteux (Nelligan) — have already announced they will not seek re-election, each citing personal reasons.
    Kelley, who is the minister of native affairs, was first elected in 1994 and will not be seeking an eighth consecutive mandate.
  • Montreal wrestlers remember Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart

    By the time Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart came to the North Shore, his days of wrestling in front of sold-out arenas were behind him.
    Neidhart, who died Monday, is perhaps best remembered as the tag team partner of Brett “The Hitman” Hart and a regular on World Wrestling Federation broadcasts. In his heyday, he was the ultimate heel; known for his maniacal laugh, long goatee and bull-shouldered physique.
    He would not have looked out of place on a Viking ship, storming the shor
  • Stolen car crashes through one house, hits another on South Shore

    The Châteauguay police force is investigating after a stolen car rammed through one house and continued on to hit another in the town of Léry, roughly 30 kilometres southwest of Montreal.
    According to police spokesperson Martin Labrie, the car drove straight through a Lac-St-Louis Rd. home around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday before crashing into a neighbouring house.
    Residents were home in both houses but none suffered any serious injuries, Labrie said. The car in question had be
  • Opinion: Plante deserves credit on green spaces, but more can be done

    Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante and the Projet Montréal administration should be praised for their ongoing efforts to protect wilderness, wetlands, green space and former farm land on the island.
    This includes recent land acquisitions to increase the size of the proposed national urban park that will include Angell Woods, all 365 hectares of the Anse-à-l’Orme wilderness/wetlands, threatened forests and fields in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and the Morgan Arboretum; the plan to
  • Opinion: I may not be young, but don't call me old

    “Did you notice how everyone has changed since last year?” my friend Bea asked. It was the first get-together in a year for our group of friends, all seniors. Bea had only to look in the mirror to see how she herself has changed. But the rest of our group had also undergone noticeable deterioration — more wrinkles here, a bent back there, thinned-down frames, newly acquired canes.
    I’ve changed, too. Lately, I have noticed how my gait has slowed down. I have lost a conside
  • Three of world's most liveable cities are Canadian — none are Montreal

    Three of the world’s 10 most liveable cities are in Canada, according to The Economist’s Global Liveability Index.
    Somehow, Montreal is not in that group.
    For the record, Vienna was named the most liveable city of 2018 with a score of 99.1 out of 100.
    As for the top 10’s Canadian contingent, Calgary was fourth, Vancouver finished sixth and Toronto tied with Tokyo for seventh.Cities are scored across five major dimensions: stability (25 per cent), healthcare (20 per cent), cultu
  • 'Where are you?' Montreal mother writes to daughter 40 years later

    A Montreal mother whose infant child disappeared 40 years ago this week has penned a letter to her daughter, asking her where she may be and hoping for her return.
    “It is so hard to live with this wait year after year. I am trying to never lose hope but this has marked our daily lives and left open wounds that do not heal,” Liliane Cyr writes in the letter to her daughter, Yohanna.
    “I am still without any news from you, always in the unknown, always asking myself questions
  • Former Habs enforcer Georges Laraque sashays away with drag contest win

    He may not be on the level of Drag Race greats like Katya Zamolodchikova, but former Montreal Canadiens enforcer Georges Laraque has won a drag competition.
    The NHL veteran donned a wedding dress for the celebrity contest held during Montréal Pride, lip synced to the tune of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You and came out on top.
    After winning, Laraque announced onstage that he’d donate his winnings to local LGBTQ organizations.
    “In 2018, it is inconceivable t
  • Six O’Clock Solution: Pan-seared salmon à la Giada De Laurentiis

    When TV cook and restaurateur Giada De Laurentiis went back to her native Rome, it brought forth a host of memories of the family cooking from her childhood.Her eighth cookbook, Giada’s Italy (Clarkson Potter/Penguin Random House, $47), offers a feast of over 100 recipes that are both lusty and light, and writing that gives the sensation of shopping and cooking in Rome. It also includes excellent photographs by Aubrie Pick. 
    The chapter called Weeknights is a gold mine of fast dinner

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