Quebec is unique in allowing teens 14 and up to decide on their own, confidentially, whether to be vaccinated. But breaking with vaccine-hesitant parents' views can be hard, say the few with experience, and doctors doubt many kids will do so.
A team of researchers from the Univsersity of Quebec in Rimouski are analyzing a letter found in a bottle that they believe was thrown into the Atlantic Ocean by a 12-year-old girl from the deck of the Titanic the day before it sank.
A demonstration to demand more social housing is taking place Saturday afternoon in the streets of the South-West borough, where rent is among the highest on the island of Montreal, according to affordable housing advocates Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU).
Two buses organized to bring protesters from Beauce carried people who were later found to have the virus. A public health spokesperson said the callout was necessary because 'some people are not cooperating.'
While vaccination against COVID-19 has not yet begun for the youngest in Quebec, recent results of a study presented at ACFAS on Friday suggest that a portion of young people may be more reluctant to receive the vaccine.
Those planning on driving on the weekend would be wise to steer clear of the Ville-Marie Expressway westbound between the tunnel and the Turcot, the Bonnaventure Expressway (A-10) in both directions between Nuns' Island and downtown Montreal, and on the Metropolitan Expressway (A-40) eastbound between the Laurentian Highway (A-15) interchange and Saint-Michel Blvd. Road work is planned in these and other areas on the weekend.
Two decades after a provincial language law was passed, a certain provision will finally come into force next year. All Quebec companies and government bodies will be getting only French communications from the province, at least in writing.
No one in Quebec has been ticketed for violating the order requiring travellers arriving in Canada to quarantine at a hotel, according to the Crown, despite Quebec's government being one of the most vocal in the country for strict border restrictions.
After Monday’s dismantling of Montreal's second tent city, Mayor Valerie Plante said her administration won't allow encampments. Her strategy is to create housing units for the homeless. The political opposition suggested turning hotels into rooming houses.
It was advertised as the height of luxury downtown living: a $400 million condo development that has, so far, been known more of a subject of controversy. Community groups now want answers on why promises made over parts of the plan have been broken.