With the daunting news reports and grim daily updates in early March, a group of volunteers in Montreal saw a unique opportunity to help, to be a part of the solution.
The population should follow the science when it comes to COVID-19 and going about everyday life, but there is still much not known yet, chemist Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director of the McGill Office for Science and Society, said in a recent virtual talk on "Best Practices for Coming Out of Quarantine."
The borough of St. Laurent has launched measures for the Décarie Blvd. commercial area during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Quebec accounted for the vast majority of all COVID-19- related fines across Canada, with 6,600 fines given out between April 1 and June 15 and with a disproportionate impact on vulnerable groups, says a report released last week by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
While the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro will not be reopening its public pools this summer, the municipalities of Pointe Claire and Sainte Anne-de-Bellevue will be reopening their pools for the summer season, albeit under different circumstances than normal due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic.
For a tourist attraction that usually only takes one day off a year, the last four months have been a real long test for the Ecomuseum. But thanks to restrictions by the provincial government regarding quarantine protocols for COVID 19, the zoo is now open to the public.
With last week’s June 26 marking the second annual National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day, the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre (WICWC) used the day to promote the use of wellness programs in oncology treatments, especially during this pandemic.
The Montreal General Hospital has set aside its focus on COVID-19 for a moment to share some good news from its 2019-20 annual report. From April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, they raised $28.3 million in donations, for a total of $34.4 million, including investment income. That is a record for…
Restaurateurs and their workers have been very hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.To help workers in the industry, pizzerias No.900, GEMA, Vesta and Morso have launched “La Collective”: a 100 percent local and solidarity pizza, now on the menu of your neighbourhood pizzeria!
The virus that causes the COVID-19 illness is spread from person to person mainly through the spray that people cough or sneeze out. Singing, shouting and perhaps breathing very heavily may produce the same mist and so may also increase the risk.
Have you come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 and don’t know what to do? Do you need to self-isolate and require support? With the list of coronavirus-related symptoms constantly changing, are you unsure if you’re infected?
As it prepares to gradually resume operations on July 23, 2020, Transat is committed to providing a simple and safe travel experience at every step, said a June 25 release.
As concerns rise over the well-being of people in Canada, leading mental health and substance use organizations are highlighting the value of virtual care services for managing issues related to mental health and substance use during the pandemic.
The tourism sector is an important economic engine across Quebec's regions, offering good jobs from the Outaouais to Gaspésie by way of the Saguenay. It is also one of the sectors hit hardest by COVID-19, and the impacts stand to last for several months.
With provincial guidelines easing towards physical distancing, the city of Beaconsfield has decided to open its day camp program beginning on Monday, July 6th.
The City of Côte St. Luc and the Town of Montreal West have pushed back their deadlines for the second installment of property tax payments.
While holding large events to celebrate Canada Day and St. Jean Baptiste this year will not be possible, the city of Dorval has come up with a physical distancing way to celebrate both.
Hampstead Mayor William Steinberg, while acknowledging “my opinion is no better than yours,” offered his take last week on how different age groups should conduct themselves at this point in the COVID-19 crisis.
Côte St. Luc plans to reopen its Aquatic and Community Centre/gymnasium and Samuel Moskovitch Arena by the end of August, according to a June 4 posted city list of facility openings and closings in light of COVID-19. Some information has since been updated.
More than 20% of Montreal Jews are living at or below the poverty line. Despite common stereotypes, there are that many struggling to survive in normal times but particularly today under almost surreal circumstances.
I go back well more than 30 years with filmmaker Albert Nerenberg when he was a young reporter for a one-time daily newspaper in this town called The Montreal Daily News. Soon after it folded he landed at The Gazette as a freelance city columnist. Always a colorful figure, he eventually turn…
As restaurants are reopening, new questions arise. Is it safe to go? The answer is yes, but... I wouldn’t wait in line but make certain that I can go right in or wait in my car until my table is ready.
Montreal West councillor Elizabeth Ulin provided a detailed explanation why the town has cancelled its day camp for this summer, even as Quebec has allowed them to take place throughout the province as part of its COVID-19 deconfinement guidelines.
The city of Pointe Claire is preparing to re open some of its summer time services as the gradual pandemic requirements related to COVID 19 are being eased across the province and country.
“In order to provide tax relief during these hard times, the City of Dorval has decided to put forth a measure allowing Dorval property owners and businesses to benefit from an additional delay to pay their second tax payment for 2020, without any interest charges until September 1,” explain…
Côte St. Luc Mayor Mitchell Brownstein strongly criticized The Gazette for the manner in which it framed some of its COVID-19 coverage, in relation to members of the religious Jewish community.
The Maimonides Geriatric Centre has responded to complaints from residents and their families of their belongings suddenly being moved with little notice as part of patient transfers within the facility, or of lost items and a lack of care for the belongings of residents.
‘The Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough council stands in solidarity with all those who call on our governments to put an end to systemic racism, racial violence and police brutality,” said Dimitrios Jim Beis.
The majority of dine-in restaurants cannot survive off take-out, delivery and limited dine-in reception for long.
The borough of St. Laurent has provided details of a $100,000 donation approved at the May council meeting and directed mainly toward food security and needy families via 12 organizations in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
Federation CJA's Maimonides Society and Young Maimonides Society of Montreal held a virtual discussion on the best practices for coming out of quarantine and re-entering the public safely last Thursday evening, with father-daughter duo Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director of the McGill Office for Scie…
During this COVID-19 pandemic period, a lot of people have turned to reading a bit more. On a nice summer day there is nothing quite like taking a book or tablet outside and getting lost in some stories, fiction or non-fiction.
Côte St. Luc resident Cecile Efros Klein, the second oldest person in Canada, celebrated her 113th birthday via Zoom videoconference Monday. She was joined, in person and virtually, by her children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. CSL Mayor Mitchell Brownst…
National Blood Donor Week (June 8-14) was an opportunity to extend heartfelt thanks to all donors and partners across the country for their commitment, agility and lifesaving contributions to Canada’s Lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout the year.
Smoking is the best-known risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a debilitating lung condition that can severely limit a person’s day-to-day activities. But curiously, only a minority of lifelong smokers develops the disease, while non-smokers represent more than 25% o…
Below is a submission from Canada’s Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte about the effects of COVID-19 on seniors and how the federal government is working to support seniors during this time.
“Although the Dorval population is still encouraged to prioritize online and telephone services, citizens will once again be able to drop by to pay their taxes, request a permit, meet with a commissioner of oaths as well,” said Sébastien Gauthier.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small and medium sized enterprises hard, and their owners have demonstrated resilience and creativity in adapting their operations to health regulations and physical distancing requirements.
The pandemic and resulting closure of all public gathering places and performance venues have not diminished the public's desire to gather and enjoy culture in person. As a whole, Quartier des Spectacles visitors are eager to resume normal activities. However, the resumption will be gradual …