Montreal man charged with possessing and distributing child porn

Article contentInvestigators specializing in the sexual exploitation of children on the internet from the Sûreté du Québec arrested a man from Montreal on Thursday in connection with child pornography.Yan Lescard, 41, appeared by telephone Friday afternoon on charges of possession, distribution and access to child pornography.Police carried out a search of the suspect’s home and computer...

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts members seek external audit after director’s firing

Article content continuedThe museum’s curatorial team, meanwhile, stated its support Wednesday for the appointment of Desmarais.“In the past several days, her appointment has been the subject of numerous comments, many of which are damaging to her reputation and that of the museum,” said a statement signed by 11 curators and other members of the team.“Mary has won our profound respect...

Vancouver’s outdoor pools open Monday with pandemic protections

Article contentSeaside swimmers, suit up!Under comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols, outdoor pools at Kitsilano, New Brighton and Second Beach will open Monday for eight weeks, followed by Maple Grove’s opening on July 20.Peter Fox, supervisor of aquatic services for the Vancouver Parks Board, said staff have carefully followed pool-reopening guidelines created by the Lifesaving Society,...

Jean-Doré beach to open in mid-July, Parc Jean-Drapeau announces

Article contentThe Olympic Basin at Parc Jean-Drapeau will open in the first week of July, while Jean-Doré Beach and the Aquatic Complex will open in the second or third week of July, the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau announced Sunday.Measures will be taken to ensure that visitors comply with health guidelines on preventing the spread of COVID-19, the paramunicipal organization said in a...

46 arrested as Vancouver police order tent city out of CRAB Park area

Article content continuedHousing shouldn’t have restrictions on how or by whom it’s used, she said, and also must include greater access to health supports.According to a statement by advocates with the CRAB Park/Namegans tent city, no injunction had been issued for the lot occupied by the encampment Tuesday morning.VPD Sgt. Aaron Roed said in an email that officers were “working with the...

#ICYMI: Record-setting day, nurses protest, recruitment campaign, more

Article contentWednesday, May 27, 2020: Here are some of the stories we’ve been following today.A record-setting dayWe apologize, but this video has failed to load.#ICYMI: Record-setting day, nurses protest, recruitment campaign, more Back to videoIn case there was any doubt, Wednesday was a record-breaking day in terms of the heat in the city. Read more here.How to enjoy summer and minimize...

COVID-19 update for May 23: Here’s the latest on coronavirus in B.C.

Article content continuedTo date, B.C. has identified 2,517 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 890 are in the Vancouver Coastal region, 1,244 are in the Fraser Health region, 127 are on Vancouver Island, 144 are in the Interior, and 62 are in the North.1 p.m. – No PNE but you can still get the mini donutsThe Pacific National Exhibition may have been cancelled for this year, but you can...

Environmental group calls on Quebec to reopen provincial parks

Article contentEnvironmentalist association Nature Québec wants the provincial government to reopen Quebec’s parks while maintaining physical-distancing regulations.Nature Québec director Alice-Anne Simard said there was a contradiction between people being allowed to return to shops and stores in many parts of Quebec but not permitted to take a walk in a provincial park where physical...

Montreal-area chain stores close, reduce hours to slow spread of coronavirus

The spread of the novel coronavirus across Canada has prompted the directors of certain large chain stores to close their establishments for an indefinite period.Other stores have reduced hours, and some have reported no change at the moment.Some stores that have closedApple Birks Hudson’s Bay IKEA Simons Reitmans (including Penningtons, Addition Elle) Employees who were scheduled to work will...

Vancouver Weather: Sunny, warming up to 11 C inland

It's going to be a warmish day in some parts of Metro Vancouver. Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting highs of 11 C inland and sunshine. RICHARD LAM / PNG VANCOUVER, B.C.: Thursday, Feb. 20. Today’s weather is expected to start out below zero, and then warm up to a high of 7 C and 11 C inland, with sunshine throughout the day, according to Environment and Climate Change...