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...

Montreal weather: A pleasant winter day to enjoy

Today’s photo was posted on Instagram by @21lo.  Saturday will bring a mix of sun and cloud and it won’t be too chilly. Environment Canada is calling for a high of minus 4.  Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low of minus 10.  Don’t forget to submit your photos of Montreal via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by tagging them with #ThisMtl. We’ll feature one per day right here in the...

Four Coquitlam sex assaults linked: RCMP

First two incidents happened on Dec. 16 and Dec. 19, and two more cases occurred last Wednesday and on Saturday, say the Mounties. PNG files The RCMP say a series of four separate sexual assaults in and around Glen Park in Coquitlam are linked.The Mounties say in a news release Monday that the first two incidents happened on Dec. 16 and Dec. 19, and two more cases occurred last Wednesday and on...

By the numbers: More commuters are living in Montreal’s outer reaches

A study reveals there are 100,000 workers who live on the periphery and travel daily to the Montreal region. Allen McInnis / Montreal Gazette Attracted by lower house prices, a growing number of people are living on the far reaches of the Montreal region and traveling to jobs in the region by car, a new study has found.The Montreal metropolitan region — population: 4 million — includes...