Highlights / Montreal

Economy, Health

Quebec government releases new regulations for bars and clubs amid pandemic

The Quebec government is imposing a new set of regulations on bars and clubs, effective on Friday, according to an announcement from Quebec’s Health Minister Christian Dubé. Under the new regulations, the last call for alcoholic beverages will need to »


Coalition group outlines plan to cut Montreal police budget

A coalition of over 20 community groups in Montreal have released an outline of 10 demands to slice the budget of Montreal’s police force in half and reinvest that money into community programs, during a news conference yesterday. The Defund »


David’s Tea to transition to online sales amid restructuring

The Canadian based tea chain, David’s Tea is planning on restructuring its business under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), which is a Canadian federal law that covers insolvent companies and allows them to restructure their business and financial affairs. »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

International Earth observation and biodiversity body moves to Montreal

A global research network dedicated to improving monitoring of the planet’s biodiversity says it plans to relocate its headquarters from Leipzig, Germany, to Montreal to take advantage of the city’s scientific research environment and growing expertise in artificial intelligence (AI). »


Uber to launch grocery delivery service in Canada

Uber Technologies Inc., in collaboration with Cornershop, announced today that it is using some Canadian cities to launch a grocery delivery service. Customers in Montreal and Toronto will be able to order groceries through Uber and Uber Eats applications according »


Montreal moving towards mandating wears in enclosed public spaces

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante is looking to implement a bylaw that will make masks and face coverings mandatory in public enclosed spaces starting on July 27, according to a post she made on social media. “Over the past few days, »

Environment & Animal Life

Montreal’s whale likely killed by ship, veterinarians suggest

At the end of May, a unique sight was to be had in the St Lawrence river at Montreal.  A large humpback whale was seen cavorting in the old port to the delight of many residents who came to see »

Environment & Animal Life

Young whale that thrilled Montrealers has died

it was an extremely rare visit, in fact a first for the city and a big thrill for residents. A humpback whale was spotted in May swimming up the St.Lawrence and right into the old port area of Montreal.  Whales »


Canadian, Quebec governments inject $50 million to support Montreal businesses

The Canadian and Quebec governments pledged $50 million to support Montreal businesses that have been struggling throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement from the city’s Mayor Valerie Plante Monday morning. The Canadian government will provide up to $30 »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canadians take to the streets for anti-racism rallies

Sparked by the death of George Floyd last week in Minnesota, Canadians took to the streets this weekend to participate in anti-racism demonstrations across Canada — a country that Amnesty International said last year is fraught with racism. The demonstration »