13-11-2018 11:55 via Montreal Gazette
Pointe-Claire is introducing some young voices to city council.
Pointe-Claire Mayor John Belvedere and members of city council recently introduced 10 young residents who will form the city’s first Youth Advisory Board.
The bilingual members, aged 14 to 21, will participate in seven meetings per year to analyze projects and present their recommendations to city council to improve activities, services, and public facilities.
They will also be asked to represent the city at events and activit
19-11-2018 01:37 via Quebec – Montreal Gazette
Julie Surprenant was 16 when she disappeared nearly two decades ago and, with a new provincial party in power, her father is hoping for a more attentive ear to his repeated request for the establishment of a public registry of sex offenders.
“We have a new government more open to this sort of thing, so now is the time to push for it to come about,” Michel Surprenant said at a press conference on Sunday.
“Julie’s disappearance could have been prevented,” he said. &ld
18-11-2018 21:45 via Montreal Gazette
It was, I thought, an innocent tweet — and a rather obvious one.
All I did was to compare the statistics of one Jaro Halak (who is in a surprising battle with Tuukka Rask for the No. 1 goaltender’s job with the Boston Bruins) and one Carey Price.
This was prior to the back-to-back wins Price posted in Calgary and Vancouver, games that might represent a dramatic turnaround in his form — or simply an isolated peak in an up-and-down season. The statistics, I thought, spoke for the
18-11-2018 20:24 via Montreal Gazette
Saturday was a night of Canadian greatness in Las Vegas.
Before heading out on tour in Australia, Shania Twain took in Céline Dion’s show in Las Vegas.
The pair met afterwards for a photo that can best be described as iconic.
So happy that Shania Twain came to my show last night!Good luck with the rest of your tour, Shania ❤️✨ // Je suis tellement heureuse que Shania Twain soit venue à mon spectacle hier soir ! Bonne chance pour le reste de ta tourn&eacut
18-11-2018 17:09 via Montreal Gazette
Longtime CTV Montreal sportscaster Randy Tieman passed away on Friday at the age of 64.
The network, where Tieman worked for 34 years until 2017, announced his death Sunday morning.
Tributes quickly poured in from friends and former colleagues.
I was so hoping my good friend Randy could enjoy retirement for a decade or two with Liane.
Life is a series of memories. We can only hope to get a chance to live beautiful ones with love and laughter.He lived richly. Here’s a moment we had tog
18-11-2018 17:00 via Montreal Gazette
In this bonus episode, our panelists — Gazette sports columnist Pat Hickey, CBC Daybreak’s Jessica Rusnak, Hockey Inside/Out live game blogger Mike Boone and host Adam Susser — discuss the trade that sent former Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty to the Vegas Golden Knights for Tomas Tatar, prospect Nick Suzuki and a 2019 second-round draft pick.
Decline in Carey Price’s play vexing for Canadiens | HI/O ShowShaw adds key ingredient to Canadi
18-11-2018 17:00 via Montreal Gazette
Montreal has long been a hub for creative innovators, entrepreneurs and artists. In this column, Brendan Kelly offers a snapshot of individuals pushing the boundaries of their field, looking at how they’ve managed their relationship with money in order to “make it” in their chosen domain.Name: Shana Carroll
Occupation: Co-founder and co-artistic director of the Montreal circus company Les 7 doigts de la main
Length of career so far: 30 years into circus career
18-11-2018 15:00 via Montreal Gazette
The fitness industry is capitalizing on the power of working out in a group to improve member retention and engagement. Small fitness studios are finding success within the once dominant big box fitness club industry, suggesting that the fundamental need to belong deserves to be a bigger player in the quest to get more people moving.
Instead of boasting about the number of fitness machines or classes offered, boutique fitness studios invest in community. They believe catering to humans’ in
18-11-2018 14:20 via Montreal Gazette
MONTREAL — On Sept. 10, municipal employees in a region between Montreal and Quebec City arrived at work to discover a threatening message on their computers notifying them they were locked out of all their files.
In order to regain access to its data, the regional municipality of Mekinac was told to deposit eight units of the digital currency Bitcoin into a bank account — roughly equivalent to ,000.
Mekinac’s IT department eventually negotiated the cyber extortionists down
18-11-2018 13:48 via Montreal Gazette
Here’s what happened while you semi-consciously wondered if the snow would melt or freeze.
In an intimate ceremony, neighbours in Verchères paid tribute to deceased former premier Bernard Landry. Close to 100 citizens came together in the morning at the St-Francois-Xavier Church, located a few kilometres from Landry’s home near his beloved St. Lawrence River. Residents from the region were paying homage to their fellow citizen, but also the former MNA for Verch&egrav
18-11-2018 13:30 via Montreal Gazette
I was recently cleaning out my attic (after I remembered I had one) and unearthed my very first word processor — a user hostile, ergonomically bankrupt, beta-test failing, algorithmically ailing contraption. (It didn’t like me either.)
Despite a shaky honeymoon, the old UNIVAC (Universal Automatic Computer) and I had an understanding: “You don’t make word-processing hard on me and I won’t ask you to print more than three pages at a time.” (We both lied through
18-11-2018 12:30 via Montreal Gazette
Travel to the South Shore will not be fun as road work will affect many roadways.
The bridge will undergo repair and maintenance work until 5 a.m. Monday. The span toward Kahnawake will be closed completely and only one lane in the opposite direction will be open. By default, the same work will close the entrance to Airlie St. where the roadway connects with Highway 138.
Exit 63 on Highway 20 westbound (connecting motorists to the bridge as well as 1st. Ave and Dollard Ave.) will
18-11-2018 12:30 via Montreal Gazette
Sunday will see mainly sunny skies with a wind chill of minus 14 in the morning and minus 7 in the afternoon.
Environment Canada is calling for a high of minus 3.
Tonight: Increasing cloudiness early in the evening with a 30-per-cent chance of flurries late in the evening and overnight. Temperature rising to minus 1 by morning.
Don’t forget to submit your photos of Montreal via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by tagging them with #ThisMtl. We’ll feature one per day right he
18-11-2018 06:05 via Montreal Gazette
VANCOUVER — Carey Price was named the first star in the Canadiens’ 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks Saturday night at Rogers Arena and Jonathan Drouin scored the winning goal on the power play at 17:16 of the third period.
But the unsung hero of this victory was defenceman Jeff Petry.
He has been that for much of this season.
Petry logged a game-high 27:49 of ice time — including 2:30 on the power play and 3:47 short-handed — picked up an assist and was plus-1.
18-11-2018 06:00 via Revenu Québec - News
November 18 to November 24 is Education Savings Week, which aims to inform Quebecers about the importance of contributing to a registered education savings plan (RESP) and to highlight the various measures and government incentives available.The Québec education savings incentive (QESI)—which took effect on February 21, 2007—encourages families to save for the post-secondary education of their children and grandchildren. This measure is a refundable tax credit paid directly in
18-11-2018 05:22 via Montreal Gazette
When Don Cherry trashes a Canadian for a hit on a Finn …
Michael Del Zotto had it coming.
Late in a 2-2 game, the Vancouver defenceman — for reasons best known to himself and perhaps to Cherry — decided to rough up Jesperi Kotkaniemi along the boards.
Off to the box Del Zotto went.
And eight seconds later, past Jacob Markstrom and into the Vancouver net went Jonathan Drouin’s point shot to secure a Canadiens win and a successful western Canada road trip.
Might have been
18-11-2018 04:05 via Montreal Gazette
VANCOUVER — Last season is becoming a distant memory for the Canadiens and their fans.
Win or lose, this new-look edition of the Canadiens are entertaining to watch and Saturday night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena was no exception.
Trailing 2-1 midway through the second period, the Canadiens fought back to win 3-2 when Jonathan Drouin scored a power-play goal at 17:16 of the third period.
Yes, the Canadiens actually scored on the power play after going 0-for-14
18-11-2018 03:53 via Montreal Gazette
Jonathan Drouin’s late power-play goal settled the issue.
Sensational rookie Elias Pettersson had scored during a third-period power play.
Fifty seconds later, Max Domi’s shot ticked in off Andrew Shaw to tie it at 2-2
After a scoreless first period, Tomas Tatar took a gorgeous 70-foot feed from Jeff Petry and beat Jacob Markstrom eight minutes into the second. The lead lasted eight minutes before Michael Del Zotto pinched deep and tapped one past Carey Price.
Shots were 37-31 f
18-11-2018 01:53 via Montreal Gazette
Didn’t they get the memo about the high-scoring NHL?
The Canadiens and Canucks played a scoreless first period.
The home team had a 10-9 shot edge, but Jacob Markstrom had to make the tougher saves – notably on Nicolas Deslauriers.
vancouver had two power plays, the Canadiens one.
18-11-2018 01:25 via Montreal Gazette
VERCHÈRES — After the elaborate state funeral of last week, the fellow citizens of former premier Bernard Landry shared a more intimate ceremony on Saturday in Verchères, a city south of Montreal where Landry lived for more than 30 years.
Close to 100 citizens came together in the morning at the St-Francois-Xavier Church, located a few kilometres from Landry’s home near his beloved St. Lawrence River.
At the ringing of the bells at 10 a.m., Landry’s coffin w
17-11-2018 23:35 via Montreal Gazette
Harry Rosen was a pioneering Montreal dentist who made a name for himself as the creator of imposing outdoor sculptures that are on display around the city. He died Thursday at age 89 of pancreatic cancer.
An emeritus professor in McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry who specialized in reconstructive dentistry, Rosen developed a lifelong passion for sculpture while moving rocks and boulders near his country house on Lac Patrick in the Laurentians.
“The kind of dentistry I do is m
17-11-2018 22:20 via Montreal Gazette
A 42-year-old woman is in serious condition in hospital after a police chase led to the woman being struck by a Montreal police patrol car on Sherbrooke St. E. in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve on Saturday morning.
According to a preliminary report given to the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI), the provincial body that investigates whenever a police force is involved in an incident where a civilian is injured or killed, at 10:54 a.m. Saturday, the Sûreté du Qué
17-11-2018 22:15 via Quebec – Montreal Gazette
Former Parti Québécois leader Jean-François Lisée says the party would have done much worse in the election had he not aggressively attacked Québec solidaire in the last days of the campaign.
But as for the party’s dismal score Oct. 1, Lisée said the PQ was up against a powerful force; Quebecers’ desire to get rid of the Liberals so it did not matter what he and the party had to offer.
“Globally we won the campaign but lost the election
17-11-2018 21:32 via Montreal Gazette
Canada Goose Holdings Inc. wants its customers to know what real cold feels like — from the comfort of a ,000 parka.
The company has added frigid rooms to some of its stores where shoppers can test the luxury coats in temperatures as low as -25 C. A Montreal location, whose Friday grand opening attracted customers as well as PETA anti-fur protesters, is the fifth to include the fancy freezer, and Beijing will join later this year as the company rolls out its China expansion plan.
17-11-2018 20:50 via Montreal Gazette
A Montreal police patrol car was involved in a violent collision with another vehicle on Sherbrooke St. E. in Hochélaga-Maisonneuve Saturday morning just before 11 a.m.
Une femme aurait été violemment heurtée par une voiture du SPVM https://t.co/xt4R49vx3l pic.twitter.com/E2nZtEv4BI
— ICI Grand Montréal (@icimontreal) November 17, 2018According to witness reports given to Radio-Canada, the police car struck the other vehicle with enough force to eject the
17-11-2018 19:26 via Montreal Gazette
It isn’t a daily occurrence for a bus to run out of fuel. In fact, it’s more frequent than that, according to figures provided Friday by the Société de transport de Montréal.
Earlier this week, Renée Amilcar, the STM’s executive director of buses, said it was a rare occurrence for a bus to run out of gas. However, the STM statistics contradict Amilcar’s assertion. Within the last three months, there was an average of 1.3 reports per day of
17-11-2018 17:42 via Montreal Gazette
A labour dispute has shut the vast majority of Quebec’s liquor stores this weekend.
Store and office employees of the Société des alcools du Québec walked off the job on Friday and are only expected to return on Monday.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t buy liquor. SAQ managers are keeping some stores open, including nine in Montreal. The government-owned monopoly has posted a list on its website of the SAQ stores that remain open.
On Friday, Superior Court J
17-11-2018 16:17 via Montreal Gazette
VANCOUVER — The Canadiens will wrap up their three-game Western Canada road trip when they face the Vancouver Canucks Saturday at Rogers Arena (7 p.m., CBC, SN1, TVA Sports, TSN 690 Radio).
Since the game has a 4 p.m. local start time, the Canadiens didn’t have a morning skate Saturday. They held an optional practice Friday afternoon at one of the University of British Columbia rinks with 11 players taking part: goalies Carey Price and Antti Niemi, defencemen Mike Reilly, Xavier Ouel
17-11-2018 16:04 via Montreal Gazette
Montreal police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man.
Scott Nigel Calder
The 38-year-old man — Scott Nigel Calder — has been missing since he left his home in Griffintown on the morning of Friday, Nov. 16.
Calder is five-foot-11 (180 centimetres) and weighs 165 pounds (75 kilograms). No clothing description is available.
Police said he may be in Montreal or Ontario.
“His family fears for his safety because he made worrying comments and he is not
17-11-2018 15:42 via Montreal Gazette
A two-vehicle collision killed two people on Friday night in St-Alexis, in the Lanaudière region, northeast of Montreal.
At about 9:15 p.m., a car with two young women tried to pass another vehicle on Route 158. The driver lost control of her car, which hit a pickup truck.
The two women, aged 20, were killed instantly.
The driver of the van was not injured.
The cause of the crash is undetermined, but snow and road conditions may have played a role.
First serious snowfall of the se