Highlights/Montreal

Arts and Entertainment, International

Young musicians to arrive soon for Montreal competition

An annual international music competition kicks off in Montreal on May 27, 2019 and this year, features young violinists. The stated goal of the non-profit which organizes the event is to raise awareness about classical music “through the discovery of» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Politics, Society

One of Canada’s major cities will ban heating oil

Montreal is Canada’s second largest city with a population of over 3.5 million residents. The mayor, Valerie Plante announced this week that heating oil would no longer be permitted anywhere by 2030. The ban is part of the plan to» 

Society

Graphic exhibit warns against texting and driving

Cars have been crumpled to replicate the effects of three accidents caused by texting and driving. They have been put on display near Montreal’s city Hall from April 15 to 18, 2019 to try to stop people from using their» 

International, Society

Declawing cats: Petition started against “cruel practice”

A campaign called “feline from head to claw” has been launched by the Montreal branch of the Society for Protection of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) It has created petition to get the Quebec veterinarians society (OMVQ) to issue a ban» 

Society

Quebec Catholic dioceses commission external audit into allegations of sexual abuse

Five Quebec Catholic dioceses have commissioned a retired judge to scour through their archives to assess the number and the nature of “well-founded allegations” of sexual abuse of minors made against Catholic clergy and lay staff employed by the church» 

Society

Priest stabbed during morning mass at Montreal’s Saint Joseph’s Oratory

Montreal police have arrested a young man who allegedly stabbed a Catholic priest during a televised morning Mass at the city’s landmark Saint Joseph’s Oratory, Canada’s largest church, on Friday. The priest, who was identified by the Diocese of Quebec» 

Arts and Entertainment

African-based performances planned for Black History Month

The Nuits d’Afrique music festival takes place every summer in Montreal, but it will also contribute to the festivities planned for Black History Month this February 2019. The producers of this event seek to promote and share all types of» 

Society

Butterflies to fly free in Montreal greenhouse

Winter is very long in Montreal and by March, many people are longing for an end to it. So, it is a good time for them to be invited to the city’s warm Botanical Garden greenhouses to experience live butterflies» 

Arts and Entertainment

Why Has Montreal Become a Hub for Chinese Filmmakers?

In Canada’s second largest city, Montreal, a group of talented, passionate Chinese independent filmmakers have dedicated the past ten years to their filmmaking dreams. They’ve grown to become a unique component in the Canadian film scene. The group includes Yung» 

Environment

‘Stay home’ to avoid injury, advise Montreal paramedics

The emergency paramedic services in Montreal and the city of Laval just across the river report they are getting three times the normal volume of calls because of bad weather. On January 24, 2019, a major snowfall was followed by»