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Canadiens goaltender Carey Price didn't know about Polytechnique mass shooting, team says

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price didn't know about the 1989 Polytechnique massacre that killed 14 women and wounded several others, according to statements made to Radio-Canada. The statement from France Margaret Bélanger, president of Group CH, which owns the Montreal Canadiens, comes two days after the player spoke out against proposed federal gun-control legislation.

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, who is on the long term injury reserve list, speaks to the media at the team’s practice facility, Monday, October 24, 2022 in Brossard, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

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Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train of Lights visits Montreal Sunday night

After two years of virtual activities due to the pandemic, the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train has resumed its food bank tour and stopped in the Montreal area on Sunday night. The train visited Montreal's west end and offered a free festive concert, and then did the same in Beaconsfield later in the evening.

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'Paris moment:' COP15 conference in Montreal seeks hard targets on biodiversity

Species decline are what the 196 countries are hoping to halt at this week's COP15 meetings by reaching a refreshed Convention on Biological Diversity that contains real goals and real money. Referring to the international deal that created the same for greenhouse gases, advocates say they're hoping for a 'Paris moment' in Montreal

A woman walks her dog outside the fenced off perimeter of the Montreal Convention Centre ahead of the COP15 UN conference on biodiversity on Dec. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Opinion: What matters most lies invisible beneath our feet

We humans often have the impression that plants are what feed us. And that’s certainly true to some extent. But there's a missing ingredient, an important and fascinating variable, often left out of the equation. That variable, out of sight beneath our feet, is soil.

Protestors and police readying for COP15 in Montreal

With the 2022 UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) right around the corner, Montreal protestors are readying themselves for a busy December. On Saturday, a group of COP15 objectors gathered in the McGill University student union building for a seminar on protestor safety, police interactions and legal support.

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Man killed in burning vehicle after being rear-ended in Montreal, teen arrested

A driver who stopped his vehicle at a red light met an horrific end Sunday around 12:50 a.m. in Montreal's Rivière-des-Prairies--Pointe-aux-Trembles borough. The driver was travelling eastbound on Henri-Bourassa Boulevard when he stopped at the intersection of 6th Avenue. He was then hit head-on by another vehicle travelling in the same direction.

85-year-old pedestrian struck and killed by motorist in Laval

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a motorist in the Pont-Viau district of Laval, Que. Saturday afternoon. The 85-year-old woman was crossing the street at the intersection of Concorde Boulevard East and Normandie Road when the collision occurred around 4:55 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin acquitted on 1988 sexual assault charge

A Quebec civilian judge has acquitted Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin of sexual assault over an allegation that dates back to 1988. Judge Richard Meredith said he believes the complainant was sexually assaulted, but said the Crown did not establish beyond a reasonable doubt that it was Fortin who had assaulted her.

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin speaks to reporters outside the Gatineau Police Station after being processed, in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

U.S. police rarely deploy deadly robots to confront suspects

The unabashedly liberal city of San Francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots last week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects.

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