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Highlights/Montreal

International, Society

Police raid Montreal apartment in connection with ‘terrorist incident’ in Michigan

Canadian police descended upon in an apartment in eastern Montreal in relation to a knife attack on a police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., Radio-Canada is reporting. The operation targeted an apartment on Bélair Street in the city’s St-Michel» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Sports

Formula 1 comes to Canada: hopes for Canadian driver

The circus is in town The crowds have come to downtown Montreal for this year’s Canadian Grand Prix. The bars are full and some streets have been closed off for F1 related events. Many are also watching for sights of» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Lifestyle, Society, Sports

The FI circus comes to Canada- crowds, money, and prostitution

Some sex trade workers and activists say that when the F1 Grand Prix comes to town, the demand for sex workers goes up, a lot. Many of the activist groups denounce the race for the increase in prostitution and human» 

Politics

Barack Obama to address sold-out Montreal crowd of more than 6,000

Former U.S. president Barack Obama will be in Montreal today to deliver a keynote speech to a sold-out crowd of more than 6,000 at the city’s convention centre. It will be his first visit to Canada since he left the» 

Politics, Society, Sports

Oops..

Montreal has once again made the news, and not for the best of reasons. The city is spending some $24 million dollars to attract the Formula E electric car race to the city. Race cars compete during the Formula E Hong» 

Society, Sports

Montreal gears up for week-long bicycle festival

The province of Quebec has for years had a very active cycling community and now is preparing for a festival that will include thousands riding through the streets of Montreal. The Go Bike Montreal festival runs from May 28 to» 

History, Society

Montreal rings in 375th birthday with church bells and multimillion light show

Church bells rang out across Montreal this morning as the city founded by Catholic zealots 375 years ago celebrated its birthday with a tribute to its French and Indigenous beginnings. Montreal was founded on this day in 1642, by French soldier Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve,» 

Health, Immigration & Refuge, Indigenous, Society

World Health Summit in Montreal focuses on Indigenous and migrant health issues

Some of the world’s top minds in global health and health care delivery have gathered in Montreal this week for an international summit that will focus on the challenges of providing healthcare in increasingly pluralistic societies such as the one» 

Environment, Society

Hundreds of homes threatened as flood waters continue to rise in Quebec

Residents of low-lying areas of Quebec braced for more flooding today after heavy rains caused several rivers and streams to burst their banks turning quiet residential streets into silt-filled ponds and lakes. About 100 Quebec municipalities are affected by flooding, including the Outaouais,» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Science and Technology, Society

Toronto subway air quality: as bad as Beijing

A study of the three metropolitan subway systems in Canada’s three major cities shows some surprising results. The systems were tested in Vancouver on the west coast, and in Toronto and Montreal in central Canada. The findings were published in»