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CFL, Alouettes confirm jointly that Montreal co-owner Sidney Spiegel has passed away – Montreal

The COVID-19 pandemic robbed the Montreal Alouettes of a 2020 season and co-owner Sidney Spiegel the chance to see his franchise play. Spiegel died Wednesday in Toronto. Both the Alouettes and CFL confirmed Siegel’s passing in separate statements Friday. Spiegel’s age wasn’t divulged. But he was listed as being 89…
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Montreal couple falls in a lot more than love after passionate kiss breaks window – Montreal

A barbershop located in Montreal’s Rosemont-Petite-Patrie is getting viral attention after posting its security camera footage online of two unexpected walk-in customers early Monday morning. The video shows a couple stumbling into Savvy Barbershop’s entranceway on St. Hubert Street at 6:49 a.m. The woman has her arms slung around…
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CFL, XFL face plenty of hurdles if they want to join forces and form a partnership

The CFL and XFL are continuing their talks on a potential partnership and ways to grow the game. However, Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, a co-owner of the American-based XFL, gave the impression the two sides are much further along with a recent tweet. “We’ll figure out a smart season…
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Legal challenge to Quebec common law rules seeks equal rights for unmarried spouses – Montreal

A well-known Quebec lawyer says she’s mounting a legal challenge to provincial laws that don’t grant common-law spouses the same rights as married couples in the event of a breakup. Anne-France Goldwater said today Quebec family law treats unmarried women as having less value than their married counterparts because they aren’t…
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Long-running Mile End bookstore says it will be forced to close after landlord demands rent hike

A growing number of Montrealers are expressing outrage about the fate of a small independent book store in the Mile End. S.W. Welch Books has been operating for nearly 40 years. But because its landlord is imposing a huge rent increase, the owner says the store will likely be…
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Probe ongoing in slaying of Laval woman who had reported threats just days before – Montreal

Police are still seeking a suspect in the slaying of a Montreal-area woman on Sunday who had told authorities days prior about being the victim of alleged death threats. Provincial police said there have been no arrests in the killing of Marly Edouard, 32, known in Haiti’s music scene…
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New pedestrian walkway along Gouin Blvd. aims to revitalize Sainte-Geneviève village – Montreal

A new pedestrian installation along Gouin Boulevard Ouest aims to revitalize the old Sainte-Geneviève village. Over the past week, work crews have been preparing and installing the new pedestrian rest area. Concrete jetty barriers and log chairs line the thoroughfare for a 275-metre stretch. It’s the latest project to…
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Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante calls for provincial, federal help to rebuild from COVID-19 – Montreal

Valérie Plante is approaching the start of her fourth year in office as mayor of Montreal in circumstances dramatically different from when she marked the start to her third. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic crisis that has come with it, has completely upended life as we knew it…
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Plaza Saint-Hubert merchants feel supported while dealing with construction, coronavirus woes – Montreal

It’s a challenge being a merchant in the Plaza Saint-Hubert and not just due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Little Italy shopping destination on St-Hubert Street is part of a $50-million construction project put in place by the city back in 2018. “It is a blessing in disguise,” said Véronique…
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Coronavirus: Shop local campaigns aim to inject millions of dollars into Quebec economy – Montreal

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many local and independent businesses are struggling to survive. To help, campaigns are emerging across the province, urging Quebecers to buy local in an effort to increase business. Read more: Coronavirus: Dorval launches campaign aiming to boost local business In Canada, 63 per cent of businesses…