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Montreal and Quebec City will enter red zone soon: Dubé - As COVID-19 cases continued to soar over the weekend, with 896 new cases in Quebec on Sunday and 698 on Saturday, Health Minister Christian Dubé said he expects to upgrade Montreal's alert status this week.

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Home daycare providers reach tentative deal with Quebec -- No details of the agreement have been released.

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'Huge weight ... off my shoulders': Author, editor says child pornography acquittal is 'bittersweet' -- Quebecer Yvan Godbout argued there is no evidence to show such written works of fiction cause any harm to children.

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Montrealers march to send message on climate inaction -- About 1,000 mostly young activists demanded carbon neutrality by 2030, protection of migrant rights and the defunding and demilitarization of police services.

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Reckoning with climate change, a year after historic Montreal march -- Nothing has changed since last Sept. 27 — and yet the pandemic has changed everything. Where has all that momentum gone?

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Joe Ortona named EMSB chair as most commissioners acclaimed -- Joe Ortona, previously vice-chair of the English Montreal School Board, was acclaimed as its new chair on Sunday after nominations closed for the position and he was the only candidate.

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Week in Review: Trump-Montreal link, second wave, Halloween, no shows, crime rate -- Catch up on all the big stories that happened this week in Montreal.

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Motorcyclist hits roller skater in Montreal, both taken to hospital -- Witnesses saw the motorcyclist travelling at high speeds on Notre-Dame Street and running a red light before hitting the man on roller skates, who had started to cross rue Notre-Dame.

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Recall notice issued on spaghetti sauce that could cause botulism -- Made by Érablière Godbout, the product did not have a "keep refrigerated" label on the jars.

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BEI investigates drowning death of suspect fleeing police in Amos -- The Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes announced Sunday the launch of an investigation after a death during a police intervention in Amos overnight.

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Macpherson: A failure to communicate clearly in the health crisis -- Once again, it wasn't clear whether the Legault government was making a rule, a recommendation, or a request.

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The Right Chemistry: The development of vaccination -- Edward Jenner met with opposition, but eventually the smallpox vaccine proved its mettle by eradicating the disease from the world.

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Opinion: Paid sick leave is a powerful public health tool -- As a result of Canada's patchwork system, fewer than half of Canadian workers currently have access to paid sick days. That should change.

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Opinion: Quebec shouldn't treat places of worship like bars -- Beyond economic needs, could we finally acknowledge people's spiritual needs?

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Brownstein: Sugar Sammy pokes fun at OQLF news — and sparks firestorm -- "In Québec when businesses will go bankrupt, we'll make sure they do it in French."

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Defensive mistakes lead to Impact losing 4-1 to Red Bulls -- The Impact is hoping some home cooking and some time with their loved ones will help them emerge from their current losing streak.

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Adesanya outclasses Costa at UFC 253 to stay undefeated -- The UFC 253 main event was expected to be an evenly matched battle of undefeated fighters. Instead, the UFC middleweight title bout turned into a rout. Israel Adesanya (20-0) of New Zealand quite simply destroyed Brazil's Paulo Costa (12-1) inside of two rounds on Saturday night. Adesanya earned a TKO at the 3:59 mark of the second round of their fight in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

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Bottas wins in Russia as penalties dash Hamilton's record bid -- Hamilton, who started on pole position in Sochi hoping for a 91st Formula One victory to equal Ferrari great Michael Schumacher's all-time record, finished third behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

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College football frenzy: 'Shocker Saturday' sees LSU, Oklahoma upset -- There was little doubt Mike Leach would make a big splash in his return to the SEC. How's this for a cannonball? The colourful coach walked into Death Valley with his new team, the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and sunk the defending NCAA champions, the LSU Tigers, 44-34 on the first day of the SEC season.

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Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor to fight next year -- Philippine boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will face former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor in the ring next year, and part of proceeds from the fight will go to coronavirus victims in his country, his office said on Saturday.

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Restaurant owners brace for second wave, weigh takeout options -- "This isn't the best time to be in the restaurant business," says the owner of La Chronique. "Summer without tourists was difficult, and fall isn't shaping up to be any easier."

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Montreal startup uses AI to set real-estate prices -- The Squarefeet.ai platform was launched in September and already has about a dozen clients who are using it for approximately 5,000 units in Quebec.

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FAA chief set to conduct 737 MAX evaluation flight next week -- Federal Aviation Administration Chief Steve Dickson is set to conduct an evaluation flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 MAX next week, a key milestone as the U.S. planemaker works to win approval to resume flights, the agency told lawmakers.

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How to optimize your home office for the long haul -- With a second wave of COVID-19 on the horizon, it may be a while before many of us go back to the office.

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A contact-tracing app won't work if people aren't motivated to use it: AI expert -- "If the adoption rate is around 20 per cent or 30 per cent, it's too low to have a measurable impact," says Yoshua Bengio of the Montreal AI institute MILA.

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Alexandre Goyette's King Dave recast, rewritten to reflect Black Lives Matter era -- Haitian-Québécois actor Anglesh Major says the fundamentals of the script haven't changed, but "the Dave I play has got different cultural baggage."

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McCord Museum celebrates the start of the Dior revolution -- An immersive multimedia exhibition dedicated to the Parisian couture icon opens in Montreal on Friday, Sept. 25.

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Nuits d'Afrique, L'OFF Jazz fests stay true to themselves despite challenges -- L'OFF Jazz has always been focused on Montreal musicians, and with Nuits d'Afrique, even the local artists are international.

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MMFA needs better governance and accountability: independent report -- The MMFA is not a government-run museum, but Quebec does support it to the tune of more than $15 million.

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Fitness: Get your back up with some exercise -- Pampering a sore back isn't the best way to relieve discomfort.

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Six Instagram-friendly fall destinations in and around Montreal -- There's something special about autumn in Montreal that makes you want to get out and explore — and take photos along the way.

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Karl Lohnes: Good design can mean better health at home -- With many people working from home because of the pandemic, it's important to focus on good posture to avoid neck and back pain.

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Tapping into 'divine stillness': How Montreal synagogues are adjusting for Yom Kippur -- "We are trying to be flexible, trying to teach lessons, to pivot — to look for blessings when they are not that obvious."

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Don't travel to go see the fall colours, Quebec recommends -- Montrealers should "take responsibility" for following guidelines and avoid going to parks "unless it's essential."

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The one-off Ferrari Omologato is the closest we'll get to a new GTO

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Bonehead driver skewers Nissan Murano on unfinished bridge

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News Roundup: A Civic Type R price tag, NOTGR8 plates in Alberta and more

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It's Happening: Polestar's Precept prototype preps for production

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First Look: 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback

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Blame and shame: Why it's not working with young people

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Using cannabis for nausea while pregnant boosts behavioural risk

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Two COVID areas that need improvement now

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ADVICE: Is charcoal toothpaste worth the hype?

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COVID-19: We already have treatments for lungs of 'Jell-O'

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Five things to consider when using weed for sleep

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Vermont appears close to legalizing recreational weed sales

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Man tosses wads of cash out of the minivan to distract police from finding secret weed grow

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Cannabis company petition urges feds to extend insurance coverage to prescription pot

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Gunfire erupts during home invasion at legal grow-op in B.C.

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