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Stay hydrated! Record-breaking heat in Montreal this week

High heat is pushing into parts of Quebec this week, and many communities could see record-breaking temperatures this week. Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued special weather statements, advising people of the above-average temperatures.

Seven-year-old Samuel Bedard from Quebec City runs through a water fountain as he beats the heat during a heatwave in Montreal, Monday, July 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

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Lone tenant in a $400-a-month apartment could hold up major Montreal condo project

Carla White is the only remaining tenant in her building, which is slated to be demolished to make room for a 176-unit condo project. But in order to move forward, the developer must reach an agreement with White -- and she says she won't leave until she's provided with a home that offers the long-term stability she needs to ensure she won't end up back on the streets.

Carla White pictured in front of her small apartment building in downtown Montreal. LA PRESSE CANADIENNE/Christinne Muschi

Can Montreal's CDN-NDG become more bike-friendly?

Residents in Côte-Des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-De-Grâce expressed their desire for bike-friendly infrastructure Sunday during their borough's first-ever local bicycle festival. "The people of Cotes-des-Neiges-NDG want to be able to use bicycles as means of transportation," said Borough Mayor Gracia Kasoki Katahwa.

This young West Island makeup artist's looks will make your skin crawl

After Montrealer Adrian Morot's Oscar win for make-up on the film "The Whale," local artists are feeling like the road to Hollywood may be more accessible than they thought. Christine Long caught up with Jeremy Hubscher, a young west-island makeup wiz exploring the world of special effects makeup.

'Pay attention': Family of struck Montreal 10 year old pleads with motorists to drive safely

The family of a 10-year-old girl who was hit by a car almost two weeks ago is appealing drivers and pedestrians to be more careful on Montreal’s roads. Kyaa Guinto is still in a coma at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. “She’s slowly come out of the induced coma, she’s moving her hands, she was able to squeeze our hands, and we’re waiting patiently,” said her mother, Stephanie Ledesma.

Quebec trucker subdues runaway injured horse on Highway 40

Quebecers are used to congestion headaches on Highway 40, but Saturday’s hold-up was nothing if not out of the ordinary: a horse broke free from its transport container and ran free in the fast lane. Marco Lelievre, a trucker, stopped his vehicle while driving through Repentigny, Que. after he saw the runaway horse.


QS wants to add 'anti-private shield' to Quebec's health reform bill

Among the many concerns levelled at the reform, critics fear the Coalition avenir Quebec (CAQ) government wants to accelerate the privatization of healthcare to the detriment of the public system. Quebec solidaire (QS) is proposing three amendments described as an 'anti-private shield.'

Quebec Solidaire MNA Vincent Marissal questions the government, during question period Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Quebec to continue free flu vaccination in 2023

The Quebec government announced on Tuesday that the influenza vaccine will continue to be free of charge for anyone who wishes to take advantage of it during the next annual autumn vaccination campaign against this disease.

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