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Highlights/Montreal

Society

Outrage that stranded motorists waited 13 hours for rescue

We told you about the big storm that hit Montreal Wednesday and Thursday and that 300 motorists were stranded on a highway, but today we learned that some were in their cars for 12 or 13 hours before being rescued.» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

Montreal is latest to declare itself a ‘sanctuary city’

Montreal is the latest Canadian city to declare itself a ‘sanctuary city’ for undocumented refugees, reports CBC. While the designation means these refugees will have access to local services, critics say the move is largely symbolic. The advocacy group, Solidarity» 

Economy, Environment, Lifestyle, Society, Work & Labour

Turning garbage into food -“green” and delicious

It was a bold gamble that is paying off for two Montreal women. In a small non-descript warehouse in the central Montreal borough of Hochelaga-Maissoneuve, something unique is happening. The women are creating a food item from a variety of» 

Society

Restaurant serves those who cannot pay

A Montreal restaurant has a small sign in its window saying that people with no money are welcome to eat for free, reports CBC. The restaurant’s co-owner Yahya Hashemi is originally from Iran. He told CBC it is part of» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

International car racing event coming to the street in Canada

The speed, the skill, the whirr of engines…Whirr? World renowned for it exciting Formula 1 races, Montreal will be the site of a new type of racing,  Formula-E, for electric. Car racing fans who know the sound of a screaming» 

Animals, Politics, Society

Montreal to subsidize horse-drawn carriages

A borough of Montreal has voted to provide half a million dollars in extra funding for its 24 horse-drawn carriages, called caleches. It suggests the money be spent on new waiting areas for the horses, proper training and uniforms for» 

Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle, Society

Montreal’s big, ugly Christmas tree

It’s Christmas, and a central attraction is always the Christmas tree, whether in the home or the city centre. It is a major symbol of the season. Indeed, In major cities across North America, a big central Christmas tree is» 

Environment, Lifestyle

Welcome to winter in Montreal…Oh Noooooo!!!

After an unusually warm November, today sees the first real snowfall Montreal has seen this winter, and the fun (so-to-speak) has just begun. It caught a number of motorists off guard on the relatively steep Beaver Hall Street in the» 

Lifestyle, Society

Free hugs? Not in Montreal

Tommy Boucher of Montreal wants to make the world a friendlier place.  He has been offering free hugs to anyone and everyone. He got the idea from someone else giving free hugs about a year ago when he himself was» 

History, Society

Fire ravages historic cinema

Montreal police are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed an abandoned building that once was Canada’s first movie theatre. The Robillard Building was erected in 1885 and in June 1896, Louis Minier used a room in it to»