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Society

Priest stabbed during morning mass at Montreal’s Saint Joseph’s Oratory

Montreal police have arrested a young man who allegedly stabbed a Catholic priest during a televised morning Mass at the city’s landmark Saint Joseph’s Oratory, Canada’s largest church, on Friday. The priest, who was identified by the Diocese of Quebec» 

Arts and Entertainment

African-based performances planned for Black History Month

The Nuits d’Afrique music festival takes place every summer in Montreal, but it will also contribute to the festivities planned for Black History Month this February 2019. The producers of this event seek to promote and share all types of» 

Society

Butterflies to fly free in Montreal greenhouse

Winter is very long in Montreal and by March, many people are longing for an end to it. So, it is a good time for them to be invited to the city’s warm Botanical Garden greenhouses to experience live butterflies» 

Arts and Entertainment

Why Has Montreal Become a Hub for Chinese Filmmakers?

In Canada’s second largest city, Montreal, a group of talented, passionate Chinese independent filmmakers have dedicated the past ten years to their filmmaking dreams. They’ve grown to become a unique component in the Canadian film scene. The group includes Yung» 

Environment

‘Stay home’ to avoid injury, advise Montreal paramedics

The emergency paramedic services in Montreal and the city of Laval just across the river report they are getting three times the normal volume of calls because of bad weather. On January 24, 2019, a major snowfall was followed by» 

Politics

Trudeau’s meeting with premiers wraps up without much progress

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s meeting with provincial and territorial premiers wrapped up in Montreal Friday without any signs of substantial breakthroughs on issues that plague the economy but also without much of the drama that was expected going into the» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

World renowned cellist in the subway

One of the world’s most celebrated musicians, YoYo Ma will give a surprise performance in the Montreal underground transit system, the Metro. A post on the renowned cellist’s Facebook page read, “Yo-Yo Ma will surprise passers-by at a mètro station» 

Health, Society

Canadians line up coast to coast to buy legal pot

Thousands of Canadians lined up in queues across the country Wednesday to buy their first legal cannabis as at the stroke of midnight Canada became the first G7 country to legalize recreational use of marijuana and other derived products. In» 

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»