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Highlights/Montreal

History, Society

Massacre of 14 women in Montreal remembered

A gunman shot students at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique 28 years ago killing 14 women and injuring another 14 people. The 25-year-old Marc Lepine walked into the engineering school on December 6, 1989, separated the men from the women and began» 

Health, Science and Technology

Discovering a new detection for prostate cancer

There’s no doubt prostate cancer is deadly. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in men (21300 estimated in 2017), and the third leading cause of cancer death in men (4100 estimated 2017). New research has led to a detection» 

Society

Hobbyists find deep cave wrought by ice under Montreal

Tourists have been visiting a cavern under Montreal for decades, but some hobbyist spelunkers have broken through a wall to find a massive underground extension, reports CBC.  The caverns were formed during the last ice age more than 15,000 years» 

Education, Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

New fathers: information site on the way

Many expectant fathers, and recent dads, have found they seem to be left out when it comes to advice about the transition to parenthood. A new comprehensive web site will seek to include this previously ignored segment of society. Deborah» 

Society

Former police officer found guilty of violating ethics

Former police officer Stefanie Trudeau has been found guilty of violating the police ethics code of the province of Quebec. The complaint was launched by Montreal resident Julian Menezes after he was arrested in May 2012. Julian Menezes said he» 

Montreal’s Big Band Swing is back! (Actually, it never left!)

The band is called the Ballroom Blitz, and they’re a blast. In this age of electronic wizardry in recorded and performance music, Montreal’s big band provides a melodic and upbeat alternative. The music of Glenn Miller, the Dorsey’s and others» 

Economy, Science and Technology

Facebook launches artificial intelligence research lab in Montreal

Facebook has become the latest technology company to establish a foothold in Montreal to take advantage of the city’s burgeoning artificial intelligence sector, announcing the opening of a research lab in the city Friday. It is the company’s first artificial» 

History, Indigenous, Society

Montreal refashions city emblems to honour Indigenous peoples

As Montreal celebrates the 375th anniversary of its founding, municipal authorities have presented changes to the city’s flag and its coat of arms to finally acknowledge and honour the contribution of Indigenous peoples whose presence on the island predates by» 

Environment, Politics

Canada to co-host meeting on climate change action with China and EU

Environmental ministers representing Canada, China and the European Union, as well as representatives from some 30 countries will gather in Montreal later this week to move forward with the implementation of the Paris climate change agreement, according to Canada’s Minister» 

History, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Remembering Canadians who fought in the U.S Civil War.

Even as debate rages about monuments to historical persons with tainted pasts, a new monument is being planned in Canada which might raise some eyebrows. It’s to be erected in part by a Canadian group calling themselves “The Grays and»