Coronavirus: Montreal postpones deadline to renew taxi permits

Article content Montreal is postponing the deadline for renewing taxi permits because of the coronavirus pandemic. The annual fee to operate a taxi will be due May 31; the former deadline was March 31. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Coronavirus: Montreal postpones deadline to renew taxi permits Back to video The […]

Coronavirus live updates: Quebec offers cash to workers forced into self-isolation

Hello, Gazette readers. This liveblog will be updated throughout the day with the latest coronavirus-related news.  Please send questions or comments to [email protected] Quebecers who think they have symptoms of COVID-19 should call Quebec’s hotline at 1-877-644-4545. Quebec offers cash to some of those self-isolating (updates below) At his second Quebec City press conference of […]

COVID-19: Here’s absolutely everything you need to know

Last updated on March 2, 2020: There’s a lot of information out there about COVID-19 and it can feel overwhelming trying to learn more about it. So we’ve gathered up everything we know, including links to resources and recent coverage, into one handy page. You’ll also find links to B.C. health authorities and charts showing […]

Plante campaigns in St-Léonard ahead of by-election

Mayor Valérie Plante held a news conference to talk about changes to the way the Ville Marie borough deals with outdoor terraces and about the city filing a complaint with the Quebec Municipal Commission about the conflict with N.D.G./C.D.N. borough mayor Sue Montgomery in Montreal on Feb. 14, 2020. Dave Sidaway / Montreal Gazette Montreal […]

Police, firefighters search Vancouver condo for possible drug lab

Vancouver police and firefighters executed a search warrant on Sunday afternoon as part of an investigation into a possible drug lab. Vancouver police and firefighters executed a search warrant on Sunday afternoon as part of an investigation into a possible drug lab. Const. Tania Visintin with Vancouver Police said the search warrant was for a […]

Canadian passengers on Diamond Princess desperately want to come home

Canada is dispatching health officials to Japan to work with local authorities, but has stopped short of repatriating Canadian passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship — the epicentre of the largest coronavirus outbreak outside of China. A Montreal couple aboard the quarantined luxury liner have launched a letter-writing campaign to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

PHS society contracted to help fix crisis at Oppenheimer Park

B.C. Housing has contracted the PHS Community Services Society to help deal with the homelessness crisis at Oppenheimer Park. Park board chair Camil Dumont said PHS staff will work on the ground with the support of B.C. Housing and the park board. “I’m very happy about it because they have an expertise and perspective that […]

Snow Day: Highway alerts, transit delays, and schools closed in Metro Vancouver

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has warned drivers that it may be necessary to close bridges and highways in Metro Vancouver as it gets windier and the snow gets heavier this evening. At 10 p.m., no bridges had been closed. “These conditions may lead to lane closures and/or full bridge closures, given the challenges […]

Loss of control, low altitude probably caused plane crash that killed 2: TSB

Subsequent tests on the engine found it was still running normally and the backfires heard during the failed takeoff were not explained. Darren Pittman / Postmedia Wire A loss of control and a lack of altitude during takeoff likely caused the crash of an ultra-light aircraft last May in Saint-Cuthbert that took the lives of […]

Second claim filed against LifeLabs alleging company failure to protect patient data

LifeLabs announced a data breach on Tuesday December 17, 2019. Veronica Henri / Toronto Sun A second civil claim has been filed against LifeLabs in a British Columbia court alleging the company failed to adequately protect the personal information of 15 million Canadian patients from a data breach last fall. Lawyer Guy Collette filed suit […]