• Une employée de la santé assassinée à Kuujjuaq

    Une technologiste médicale de 28 ans originaire de Victoriaville a été assassinée mardi dans la communauté inuite de Kuujjuaq dans le Nord-du-Québec.
  • Young girl drowns in St-Amable, just east of Montreal

    SAINT-AMABLE — A seven-year-old girl drowned just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday in St-Amable in Montérégie.
    According to the Richelieu-Saint-Laurent police, the girl was out of sight for a couple of minutes while her mother was preparing dinner.
    The mother went looking for her daughter and found her in the family pool.
    Police were called and officers tried to resuscitate the girl; she was declared dead in hospital.
    How to prevent drownings
  • In case you missed it, here's what happened in Montreal on June 20

    A look at the day’s events in and around Montreal:
    Montreal, St-Lambert vow to work together on concert-noise complaints
    Montreal and St-Lambert promised Wednesday to work together to address long-standing complaints by South Shore residents about loud music coming from Parc Jean-Drapeau.
    “From now on, we will work hand in hand to manage noise related to summer concerts,” officials from the two municipalities and the Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau, which r
  • Earl De La Perralle: For Sun Youth co-founder, the organization was his family

    There’s a story about Earl De La Perralle that Sid Stevens likes to tell because it shows just how invested he was in the Sun Youth Organization, which the two co-founded and ran together for decades.
    He had taken his daughter, Kara, to a football game at Jeanne Mance Park; one of his teams was playing. She was four years old. And so involved was he in the game — it was a championship game and his team won — that he was halfway home to Rosemere before he realized he had left Ka
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  • Premier Couillard takes tough stance in defence of Quebec

    QUEBEC — Premier Philippe Couillard has announced plans for a diplomatic mission to the United States to preach the advantages of free trade and limit the damages on the home front of American protectionism.
    And he has taken a cue from a growing campaign on social media and asked Quebecers to think twice before buying American goods — food in particular — when there are equivalent Canadian and Quebec alternatives.
    “We all have the capacity to make choices, and the additio
  • Canada gets failing grade for detaining migrant children: researchers

    Compared with the U.S., Canada may seem like paradise on Earth for families seeking asylum.
    But we still have a long way to go to live up to that reputation, say researchers, who give Canada a failing grade when it comes to our practice of detaining children for immigration purposes — including in jails and correctional facilities.
    At a conference in Montreal on Wednesday, World Refugee Day, Hanna Gros of the University of Toronto and Delphine Nakache of the University of Ottawa prese
  • Super Aqua Club owner to face charges of sexual assault

    Réjean Julien Proulx, the owner of the Super Aqua Club waterpark in Pointe-Calumet, was arrested Friday on charges of sexual assault and sexual exploitation towards a 16-year-old boy.
    Proulx appeared before a judge at the St-Jerôme courthouse on Wednesday and was released on bail.
    Police are worried that there may be other possible victims and are asking them to please come forward.
    Potential victims are being asked to contact the Sûreté du Québec at 1-800-659-42
  • Ottawa will support steel, aluminum producers: Freeland

    The federal government will provide support for Canadian aluminium and steel producers affected by U.S. import tariffs, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in Montreal on Wednesday.
    “We understand the situation, we understand that the tariffs are illegal and unjust, and we understand the importance of defending and supporting the industry and its workers and we are going to do so,” she said.
    While Freeland used her government’s support for the softwood lumber i
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  • Homeless centre was facing budget cuts at time of suicide, coroner told

    Facing a shrinking budget and an uncertain financial future, the NAHA Centre had no choice but to cut staff in late 2015.
    Until then, the centre, which houses 15 to 20 homeless men, had managed to scrape together enough funding from private and public partners to employ two social workers who oversaw residents. Now it had to go down to one.
    Around the same time, Mario-Nelson Boucher, 44, arrived at its doors after spending 23 years in federal and provincial prisons. He seemed motivated
  • Construction to close René-Lévesque between Guy and de la Montagne

    The westbound lanes of René-Lévesque Blvd. will be closed between Guy and de la Montagne Sts. from 11 p.m. on June 22 until 4 a.m. June 26, the public works department says.
    René-Lévesque eastbound will be reduced to one lane of traffic throughout the same time period.
    The closures are due to construction.
  • Stu Cowan: 'Coach Earl' had impact on a lot of young athletes at Sun Youth

    “Coach Earl” wasn’t just a coach to the kids who played for him on the Sun Youth Hornets minor football teams over the years.
    “He was a father figure and a big-brother figure for all of us who played for him,” Jean-Marc Edmé, who played midget football at Sun Youth, said about Earl De La Perralle. “He was a great man.”
    De La Perralle, a co-founder of the Sun Youth Organization and its executive director, died Tuesday at age 73.
    Edmé only st
  • Poll: Will you wait for English version of Denys Arcand's latest film?

    Montreal writer-director extraordinaire Denys Arcand’s latest opus, La chute de l’empire américain (The Fall of the American Empire), is coming out next week.
    For English fans of the celebrated Québécois auteur, the glitch will be that the film will be shown in French only for now in Quebec. Séville, the movie’s distributor, will not screen a single copy with English subtitles.
    Late fall is the earliest a subtitled version would be availabl
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  • NFB makes progress in its Indigenous Action Plan

    The National Film Board says it has made progress in showcasing Indigenous talent, but admits there is still work to be done.
    The NFB supported 35 projects by Indigenous artists in the first year of its 2017–2020 Indigenous Action Plan, representing 10 per cent of its total production expenditures.
    The plan aims to cover at least 15 per cent of production costs for projects completed by Indigenous artists by 2020.
    The NFB also launched an Indigenous Cinema portal on its website this year,
  • Small earthquake rattles parts of the Laurentians

    A magnitude 3.4 earthquake occurred Wednesday afternoon in the Laurentians, the federal Department of Natural Resources said.
    According to the ministry, the earthquake occurred at 12:15 p.m. and at a depth of 18 kilometres. Its epicentre was located 18 kilometres west of St-Jérôme.
    The quake was strong enough to be felt in the region, especially in Ste-Adèle and St-Sauveur, but not enough to cause damage, said Allison Bent, a seismologist with Earthquakes Canada.
    According to
  • Quebec mosque shooting: Even murderers have rights, lawyer says

    QUEBEC — Murderers, even multiple murderers like Alexandre Bissonnette, have rights and can be rehabilitated, the Quebec City mosque killer’s lawyer argued Wednesday.
    And it would contravene the Charter of Rights — and Canadian values — to impose the legally allowed maximum sentence on Bissonnette, defence lawyer Charles-Olivier Gosselin said.
    That would be life in prison without the possibility of parole for 150 years (six consecutive 25-year sentences).
  • Kelly: Quebecers have to wait for English version of new Arcand film

    The latest film from Oscar-winning Montreal writer-director Denys Arcand will be launched en français only here in Quebec next week. La chute de l’empire américain (The Fall of the American Empire) will be given a major release across Quebec on Thursday, June 28.
    But in spite of the fact that Arcand is the Québécois filmmaker best known and most loved by anglo audiences ici, distributor Les Films Séville will not be opening a single copy with English subt
  • Fire department tries to rescue man on Mount Royal at risk of falling

    The Montreal fire department said they’re waiting for help from the police to remove an apparently intoxicated man who was wandering off trail on Mount Royal this afternoon.
    Bystanders called 911 when they saw the man wandering off trail and acting erratically on the steep terrain near the Belvedere lookout on the mountain.
    The man was not co-operating with authorities, and a fire department spokesperson said they’re concerned he might fall.
    The fire department asked pedestrians to a
  • Dunlevy: My pre-jazz fest bike ride with Mayor Valérie Plante

    I biked up Camillien-Houde Way for the first time, Wednesday morning. The occasion was a Montreal International Jazz Festival press conference in the presence of Mayor Valérie Plante.
    It seemed fitting, therefore, to forgo the jazz fest press shuttle and make my own way to the lookout over downtown by cycling up the route that has become one of the defining issues of Plante’s first year in office.
    Camillien-Houde was closed to through traffic at the beginning of June as part of a si
  • Dunlevy: How to stay alive as a cyclist in Montreal

    Yes, Montreal is an ever more bike-friendly city; but as demonstrated with heart-wrenching gravity by the recent death of Urgences Santé dispatcher Valérie Bertrand Desrochers on her way to work, city cycling can be dangerous.
    It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it, but it does mean we should put all the chances on our side.
    With that in mind, here are 11 city cycling safety tips that may save your life, from an avid, everyday, year-round commuting cyclist.Take the bik
  • Starlight Foundation's boat has been stolen

    A specially modified boat belonging to the Starlight Foundation that was used to take sick children out on the water has been stolen.
    The boat, a 26-foot Princeton pro craft pontoon valued at $75,000, was stolen from the foundation’s headquarters on the TransCanada Highway in Dorval last Thursday night.
    Workers from the organization arrived at headquarters early on Friday morning and found the storage gate open, the lock cut and the boat missing.
    Surveillance footage taken that night showe
  • Analyze This: More than ever, Canadiens need to re-sign Max Pacioretty

    For the third June in a row, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has pulled off a major trade involving one of the team’s top drafted players.
    This time around he sent Alex Galchenyuk, the third overall pick in the 2012 draft, to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for small, yet feisty, forward Max Domi. The move came after P.K. Subban (drafted No. 43 in 2007) and Mikhail Sergachev (No. 9 in 2016) were sent packing the last two years.
    At first glance, the Galchenyuk deal might seem like a
  • More action, fewer committees: CAQ promises $10B for transportation

    A Coalition Avenir Québec government could ignore any transportation plan currently being drafted by the region’s body governing transportation.
    If his party wins the Oct. 1 election, CAQ leader François Legault said he would put in place a $10-billion 10-year plan for such projects as completing a decades-delayed revamp of Notre-Dame St. in the East End, building a $1.8-billion tramway connecting Pointe-aux-Trembles to the downtown core, and extending the future Résea
  • Lyme disease becomes more common as Quebec climate warms up

    Lyme disease is becoming more common in southern Quebec as the climate heats up, warned the public health department for the Montérégie on Wednesday.
    The number of confirmed cases doubled in the last year, increasing from 56 in 2016 to 102 in 2017.
    The disease is largely present in the Montérégie region — one-third of cases in Quebec are reported there — though some cases have been reported in Estrie, Outaouais and in the Centre-du-Québec area.
  • Montreal, St-Lambert vow to work together on concert-noise complaints

    Montreal and St-Lambert promised Wednesday to work together to address long-standing complaints by South Shore residents over loud music coming from Parc Jean-Drapeau.
    “From now on, we will work hand in hand to manage noise related to summer concerts,” officials from the two municipalities and the Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau, which runs the island park, said in a joint statement.
    It added that residents’ quality of life is a top priority and vowed “to find
  • Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin needs to score big at upcoming draft

    To use a baseball analogy, the Canadiens head into this weekend’s NHL entry draft needing a home run, a couple of doubles and a stolen base.
    General manager Marc Bergevin has committed to a policy of building through the draft, but after six years of construction, the Canadiens look like a fixer-upper.
    This year’s draft offers a rare opportunity to fill some of the holes in the Canadiens’ roster, either through savvy drafting or by using their many picks to acquire established
  • Watch: Montreal's original métro cars take one last victory lap

    Farewell, MR-63, you served Montreal well.
    The last of the city’s original métro train cars are taking richly deserved victory laps this week. After Thursday’s rush hour, time will be up on their 52-year career.
    Maybe you never took the time to appreciate the MR-63, with its horizontal headlights and fragrant wooden brake pads, in all the rush hours before this week. That is not the relationship we enjoy with métro cars. We experience them one frantic commute at a time.
  • Montreal drug dealer who failed to report income will have property seized

    Revenue Quebec will seize possessions of Bruno Varin, a Montreal drug dealer who the agency found to have had $4 million in unreported income.
    In efforts to make back the money it is owed, the agency has begun taking steps to seize three cars and properties owned by Varin, it said in a statement issued Wednesday.
    It also said that it’s trying to have him declared owner of a building that is in his daughter’s name.
    Revenue Quebec collaborated with the proceeds of crime division of the
  • West Island man will be tried for manslaughter in 2019

    A jury trial date has been set for fall 2019 for a Kirkland resident who was charged with manslaughter last year after a 70-year-old man died following an altercation in a bar.
    During a hearing held at the Montreal courthouse on Tuesday, Superior Court Justice Pierre Labrie set aside more than two weeks, beginning on Sept. 3, 2019, for the trial of Glen Crossley, 48.
    Albert Arsenault, a 70 year old man who died in September 2016.
    Crossley was arrested in 2017 following a Montreal police investig
  • Watch: A World Cup without Italy at Montreal's Momesso

    Italians are hurting after their team failed to qualify for the World Cup.
    Among those feeling the pain is Paulo Momesso, owner of the famed Momesso’s cappuccino and submarine sandwich emporium in the heart of N.D.G.’s Little Italy.
    In World Cups gone by — including the 2006 event when the Italian squad took its fourth winning title — Momesso’s was packed, day and night, with jubilant fans knocking back cappuccinos, Sambucas and subs.
    “I remember having to ope
  • How a Mafia-linked drug smuggler ended up behind bars after 18 years on the lam

    Last summer, Norman Rosenblum returned to Canada after having been a fugitive for 18 years. He had skipped out on a sentence he was serving for having brokered, along with members of the Hells Angels and the Montreal Mafia, one of the biggest cocaine deals ever investigated in this country.
    He knew he was a wanted man and that Canadian authorities had been advised he would be arriving in June last year. He expected to be placed in shackles the second he crossed the border, but no one resembling

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