COVID-19 hospitalizations are “accelerating” in Montreal, with 43 people now in intensive care, Sonia Bélanger, head of a regional health authority, told reporters Wednesday. Andy Riga reports on this and other pandemic developments in his daily blog. Read it here .
Legault condemns Bill 96-‘Gestapo’ comparison . The premier said Anne-France Goldwater’s comments were ‘insulting’ to the Jewish community, and hoped the community would take her to task. Read more here .
Coroner expresses disbelief that doctors didn’t intervene earlier at Herron . Géhane Kamel also took a moment Wednesday at the inquest into CHSLD deaths to publicly thank the Montreal Gazette’s Aaron Derfel for his reporting on the crisis at the Herron. Read more here .
Quebec businesses see drop in customers as grace period for vaccine passport expires . At a Montreal bowling alley, an unvaccinated employee quit and two regular customers were booted out of their bowling league, the manager said. Read more here .
Brownstein: More evidence Montreal is one of the world’s best cities . Montreal is the only Canadian metropolis to make it onto Time Out magazine’s 2021 ranking of the 37 best cities in the world. Read more here .
Canadiens’ Carey Price still not skating after having knee surgery . “With any type of rehabilitation, you’re never quite sure how long it’s going to take,” goalie says after having torn meniscus repaired. Read more here .
Montreal country singer Brittany Kennell finds the bright side to breakups . “I didn’t want to hear any more sad breakup songs,” said Kennell, the first Canadian to compete on The Voice, who releases her debut album this week. “I wanted some sassy, upbeat, it’s-gonna-be-OK kind of songs.” Read more here .
Hanes: Students take imaginative routes in designing post-pandemic public transit. A joint research project between Concordia and the Université de Montréal drew ideas both whimsical and practical. Might they help lure riders back aboard the train, bus and métro? Read more here .
- Quebec government passes motion condemning EMSB criticism of Bill 96
- Quebec looking at banning all fossil fuel extraction in the province
- Being charged with murders brought us closer as a couple, accused testifies
- François Legault calls Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois a ‘woke’
- Coderre pledges to replace bike lane with parking on Bellechasse St.