First woman of colour to lead Quebec Liberals vows ‘constructive approach’

Article content QUEBEC — It was one of most emotional events of the fall session of the legislature, with not a dry eye in the house. Ten years after an earthquake killed an estimated 200,000 people in Haiti in 35 seconds, the Liberal MNA for Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne Dominique Anglade rose to speak to a motion of […]

Missing Surrey teen last seen riding bike found safe

Article content Update: Arnav Naphar, 14, has been found safe. Surrey RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for helping generate tips to locate the teenager. Previously: Surrey RCMP along with search-and-rescue crews were back scouring Hyland Creek Park in Newton on Tuesday morning for signs of a missing 14-year-old boy. We […]

Life in lockdown: Grow your own food — ‘everyone should’

Article content continued Shawn Manning’s bottom-line advice about growing your own garden: Try it. Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette Seedlings, or small plants, can be planted once things warm up, usually after Victoria Day weekend. “Anything you can plant as seedlings saves time and will grow faster,” Manning said, listing “all leafy greens, anything from the cabbage […]

Website connects those looking for work with non-profit housing and shelter groups

Article content continued Otherwise, everything from accounting to building management to front-line support workers, even landscapers, electrical building maintenance, are required. “You are making a difference,” said Liz Barnett, executive director of Bloom Group Community Sercies Society in Vancouver. “It’s challenging work, but each day is different, you’re never bored. Each day you go to […]

Montreal sets aside cash to help local retailers convert to online operations

Article content The city of Montreal announced on Friday a trio measures aimed at helping local businesses weather the economic storm created by the coronavirus outbreak. First, the city will finance a $200,000 plan in co-operation with the Conseil québécois du commerce de détail to allow 1,000 retail business owners to convert or enhance their […]

1,862 Vancouver-area hospital beds empty and ready for pandemic

Article content VICTORIA — Metro Vancouver’s hospitals are almost half empty because the unprecedented decision by the government to cancel non-essential surgeries to make way for a potential surge of COVID-19 cases. Detailed hospital data, compiled exclusively for Postmedia News by the Ministry of Health, showed 1,862 free beds in eight major hospitals in the Lower Mainland. […]

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]postmedia.com 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 […]