Highlights/Montreal

Society

Bike sharing  in Montreal: RCI tests the new electric BIXI

Montrealers can now use electric bicycles through the city’s bicycle sharing system BIXI Montreal. Radio Canada International (RCI) tested the new electric BIXI. Since mid-August, some 30 electric-assisted bikes have been made available to the public, at the price of» 

International, Politics

Women foreign ministers gather in Montreal for ‘historic’ summit

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and the European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini welcomed to Montreal on Friday 14 other women foreign ministers for a summit of the world’s top women diplomats. The meeting in Montreal, co-hosted by» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Another step toward defeating resistant/tolerant bacteria

Researchers in Canada have found a potential weakness in one of the most common, serious, and even deadly bacteria that has been difficult to treat with antibiotics. Dr. Dao Nguyen (MD. MSc), is a scientist from the Translational Research in» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Montreal’s World Film Festival in doubt

The Montreal “Festival des films du monde” (FFM) at one time was a a star-studded premier movie event in Canada. Its “star” however has faded considerably in the past few years while its competitor, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has» 

Society

Training provided to boost Chinese tourism in Montreal

Members of Montreal’s tourism industry were given a one-day training program yesterday on how to “effectively welcome Chinese tourists and cater to their preferences.” The program was offered by Tourisme Montréal, a private, non-profit that works to promote both business» 

Society

Man falls off mountain in the heart of Montreal

Montrealers may have been shocked to learn that a man was critically injured after falling off Mount Royal in the heart of the city last night. Then again, maybe they weren’t because another man fell to his death in almost» 

Health, Society

Montreal: a place to pee, for free

(comments open on all RCI stories – scroll to bottom) Once again a major North American city announces plans to create public toilets. Unlike many cities in Europe and Japan, North American cities have lagged behind in offering public toilets.» 

Environment

Wilderness corridor created close to Montreal

Two conservation groups have acquired property in the province of Quebec that will enjoin a network of existing protected areas and increase connectivity for wildlife species there. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Conservation Manitou have acquired the Barbara» 

Society

Bike-sharing service opens early in Montreal

Given the typical, wild swings in weather in Montreal in April, citizens will grasp at any sign that spring is really on the way. One of those signs is that Bixi, the city’s bike-sharing service, opened today and it has» 

Society

Montreal métro’s Blue Line extension gets green light

The extension of the Montreal métro’s Blue Line will finally go ahead, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante announced Monday. The three levels of government did not release any financial details of»