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How business leaders should interact with their employees during this period of uncertainty is a big question mark for many. Other than the Ice Storm of 1998, nothing has kept so many employees in Montreal away from work for such a long period of time and on such a massive scale.

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“Monitor yourself, you are alone.” This is the overall message that D.D.O. resident Melanie Fournier, a woman in her early 40’s, felt that she received from health officials when she became ill with the COVID-19 virus.

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The last major disturbance to Pierre Martin’s bus routes was the 2006 collapse of the Concorde overpass. The veteran STL driver recalls then, that the dynamic was more about the change of routes and schedules. This however is completely different.

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While most of us are being asked to maintain at least a meter distance between us when we step outside for a walk, head to the mailbox in the lobby, or queue at the checkout, Dr. Gerard Melki is still finding himself face first in people’s mouths.

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Laval residents feeling overwhelmed by the COVID-10 pandemic and the isolation it has imposed on many of us, have a new resource to turn to.

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On Friday, Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante declared a state of emergency on the island pursuant to section 42 of Quebec’s Civil Protection Act. The action came a week after the Montreal Police were given emergency powers. The Mayor went to great lengths to assure everyone that this did not mea…

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One nice thing about the drive home for May Tam these days, is how fast the commute is. With the 40 and Décarie almost empty, “I can get home to Laval in 15 minutes,” she laughs.

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The City of Côte St. Luc is reminding its residents, that as the Quebec government has banned indoor and outdoor gatherings except for those living in a home, “you cannot welcome into your home people from outside your home for events like Passover seders, Easter dinners, birthday celebratio…

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Early this year, the western world watched the COVID-19 virus spread from the city of Wuhan through to the rest of China. It took formal notice when the virus leaped to another continent — and landed in Italy. From February 21, according to Johns Hopkins University, that country’s 20 confirm…

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Like its neighbour Dorval did last week, the city of Pointe Claire, in partnership with Héma-Québec, is hosting a blood drive this Saturday, April 4th at the Bob Birnie Arena by appointment only.

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This is one of the faces of this tragedy. It is a story just broadcast by Don Lemon on CNN and deserves to be shared far and wide. It is from a doctor at Brooklyn General Hospital. He was treating Covid victims. One of his patients was a 100 year old Hasidic woman. She had pneumonia in both …

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At his daily briefing today Premier Legault unveiled the new Covid numbers for Quebec. New cases took a sharp spike to 3440. 235 Quebecers are hospitalized, 78 in IcU and there were three more deaths bringing the total to 25. The Premier stressed that these numbers were still below the gover…

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Mayor Plante held a press conference today at which it was expected that she would address the issues of possible sectoral city travel restrictions and perhaps even bridge crossing restrictions. She did not, as the general news from around the province is relatively stable for now. As Premie…

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In his Sunday briefing, Premier Legault reported on the day’s new figures that demonstrated no new deaths and a smaller rise in cases than yesterday. He also pointed out that the acceleration of the spread is below what they had projected. But he continued to ask everyone to follow the guide…

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Like the Titanic striking a massive iceberg in 1924, a deadly novel coronavirus, later named COVID-19, struck Wuhan in China in late 2019. First revealed by local doctors in early December, the virus spread like a global tidal wave and has now infected residents in 152 of the 193 UN member-c…

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Montreal West Mayor Beny Masella posted a message to residents, urging them to take action to prevent the spread of the virus and informing them of measures taken by the town.

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The municipalities of Côte St. Luc and Hampstead have delayed the deadline for the second installment of property tax payments, because of the COVID-19 virus and the resulting local shutdowns.

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Laval will contribute $400,000 to Centraide’s emergency fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing demands of vulnerable populations. The city's executive committee will recommend the large-scale grant to next week’s city council.

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Today’s daily briefing on the Covid numbers was led by deputy Premier Geneviève Guibault as Premier Legault took his first day to rest for the first time in three weeks.She was accompanied by Health Minister Danielle McCann and Public Health director Dr.Horacio Arruda.

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The Cite de la sante has rented out an entire hotel to free up 100 beds for COVID-19 patients in Laval. In anticipation of the arrival of patients with COVID-19, the CISSS Laval has rented a full hotel that can accommodate different types of users, and the establishment has been completely r…

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a point-of-care coronavirus test that can provide results in less than 15 minutes, using the same technology that powers some rapid flu tests. The tests’s maker is pharma giant Abbott which has a large facility in Montreal.

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A podcast initiated by Canadian comedians was recently set up with the goal to discuss daily news and events while offering comic relief to people amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. It can be described as a sort of pandemic journal logging Covid-19 related events and information updates to vie…

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On Friday, Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante declared a state of emergency on the island pursuant to section 42 of Quebec's Civil Protection Act. The action came a week after the Montreal Police were given emergency powers. The Mayor went to great lengths that this did not mean that the city was…

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“In order to conform to the requirements and continued measures adopted by the government of Quebec, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal announces that all concerts scheduled up to May 24 inclusively* are cancelled, the OSM wrote in a statement released on March 26.

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Sun Youth Organization released a statement on March 25 letting Montrealers know that it continues to offer its emergency services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Although confinement measures coupled with school and daycare closures have created a reduced staff and volunteer situation, Su…