Coronavirus live updates: Quebec surpasses Italy, France in COVID-19 deaths

Article content continued In April, the federal government spent $1.3 billion to provide seniors with a one-time special payment through the goods and services tax credit, worth an average of $375 for each single senior. 9:25 p.m. Quebecers among most optimistic about personal finances, poll finds Despite the ongoing lockdown and uncertainty about how long […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Raytheon shared unique video of Griffin missile tests – Defence Blog

On Thursday, Raytheon Co., one of the world’s largest defense contractors, shared a video of Griffin missile weapon tests. Video posted on Twitter on Fer. 13 appears to show the test of Griffin low-cost modular system, that can be launched from the ground or air as a rocket-powered missile or dropped from the air as […]

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 […]