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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» 

Health, International, Society

Festivulve in Montreal

In celebration of women’s “private parts” It’s billed as a fun yet educative event, a festival, to celebrate vaginas and it seems it’s unique and could be a sort of world first in that regard. Organiser Mel Goyer says it’s» 

Economy, Society

Fireworks competition generates huge benefits, say organizers

Billing it as the largest pyrotechnics competition of its kind in the world, organizers of Montreal’s International Fireworks Competition say it generated an estimated $37 million in revenue for Montreal in 2016. It is also said to have contributed to» 

Environment, International

Major move for thousands of Montreal animals

The approximately 4,500 animals in the variety of environments at Montreal’s “biodome” are going to move out. The biodome- a combination zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, and museum is planning a major renovation, and the animals can’t stay while the project» 

Society

Lawyer hopes guilty verdict in death of Inuk mother helps restore faith in Canadian justice system

A Canadian Crown prosecutor says he hopes the guilty verdict in the Montreal death of an Inuk mother, helps restore the faith of Indigenous communities in the justice system. “Quite a few aboriginal communities in the country have felt that»