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Liveblog: Habs down 3-1 to Sabres after two periods -- The Montreal Canadiens play the first of a back-to-back on the road tonight in Buffalo. The Habs play the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow.

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COVID updates, Nov. 26: Omicron variant prompts Canada to clamp down on travel from southern Africa - Quebec, which had one of the lowest provincial infection rates during much of the fall, now has the third-highest, federal statistics show.

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New variant 'very concerning,' Legault says as travel restrictions introduced

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Quebec doles out cost-of-living cash for families and seniors

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Let these Montreal spots fry up latkes for you this Hanukkah

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Robert Libman: Leadership is needed on Quebec elder care

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Christmas Fund: T-shirts for Montreal road warriors -- Popular CJAD radio host Aaron Rand has orange cones and detour signs on his annual charity T-shirt line, which he just launched.

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Two Montrealers overcame adversity to win prestigious Rhodes Scholarship -- Sabine Plummer and Ramiz Razzak "really represent the best of Quebec," said the national secretary for the Rhodes Scholarships in Canada.

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Brownstein: Chileans received a warm welcome in la belle province -- A new book details "exile experiences" from their arrival in Quebec after the 1973 Chilean coup through the present, as well as their contributions to the political, cultural, sports and economic arenas in the province.

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The Beatles and Canada: book tells little-known stories of world's best-known band -- While the Beatles' story understandably tends to centre on their British rise and their impact in the U.S., Canada has what author John Robert Arnone calls a "second-tier footing" in their global narrative.

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Accused in Laval teen murder case knew he was going to a fight: Crown -- The victim was stabbed to death on Jan. 1, 2020, in a parking lot next to a park in Laval's Fabreville district.

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The Right Chemistry: 'Ditch your meds'? Don't listen to 'The People's Chemist' -- Farcical statements by Shane Ellison, who markets a bevy of "chemical-free" supplements, are surprising, given his his chemistry background.

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Allison Hanes: Public inquiry needed into Quebec's pandemic response -- Our understanding of what happened has been clouded in recent weeks by inconsistencies, obfuscations and a lack of transparency.

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Martine St-Victor: Black Friday and rethinking our consumption habits -- While the 'holiday,' a U.S. import, benefits business and shoppers, it does have its downsides.

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Hickey on hockey: Evans line is outlier on first Canadiens report card -- Seventh-round draft pick growing into the shutdown-centre role, while linemates Brendan Gallagher and Artturi Lehkonen never stop working.

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Game Day Notebook: Guy Carbonneau wonders what's going on with Habs -- Sam Montembeault will be in goal for Canadiens Friday night in Buffalo while Dominique Ducharme goes with 11 forwards and seven defencemen.

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Stu Cowan: Honouring a man who was a Canadiens fan to the very end -- Family and friends honour lifelong fan Edward (Gig) Bambrick by all wearing Habs sweaters for his funeral in St. John's, NL.

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Top Alouettes receiver Lewis might miss East semifinal against Ticats -- "We're still holding out hope that he'll be ready to play, but have plans if he's not," Als head coach Khari Jones said.

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Business groups say Quebec's mini-budget abandons entire economic sectors -- "There's a bit of a disconnect between Premier (François) Legault's desire to manufacture more locally and the measures announced today."

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Québec solidaire calls for deeper probe into business loans -- Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon refuses to release list of businesses that received funds even though they did not meet the criteria.

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Indigenous leaders can upgrade business skills through new HEC Montréal school -- The first cohort of 12 to 15 students will include chiefs and grand chiefs of First Nations communities.

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Hydro-Québec announces route of electric corridor to New York -- Construction will begin in 2023.

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Brownstein: Renowned chef David McMillan throws in apron after 32 years -- "I never want to shave white truffles on to asparagus for someone from Toronto ever again in my life."

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Gallery: Les Cowboys Fringants at the Bell Centre -- Quebec folk rock band Les Cowboys Fringants played their first show in a three-night stand at the Bell Centre on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Montreal Gazette photographer Dave Sidaway snapped these shots at the show.

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Papier is Montreal's biggest — and hippest — art fair, by far -- Initially created as an alternative to the Art Toronto fair, Papier has become an essential meeting point for galleries here to foster an identity all their own.

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Doctor's book on systemic racism takes two prizes at QWF Literary Awards -- Samir Shaheen-Hussain was a rare double winner for Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children in Canada.

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It's treat time at the Segal Centre with SuperDogs: The Musical -- The feel-good show is set to embrace cuteness and chaos with a very unique cast.

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The French love Céline-inspired Aline, American critics are perplexed -- "It's just that the French know me," star Valérie Lemercier says.

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Bill Zacharkiw's Wines of the Week: Nov. 26, 2021 -- Every week, Bill Zacharkiw identifies his top wine picks available at the SAQ and offers ideas for food pairings.

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Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed: Why more kids aren't in hockey is obvious to parents -- If the premier wants to boost the sport in Quebec, addressing barriers to access would be the place to start.

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Christopher Labos: Why it's important to vaccinate children against COVID -- Some parents who fear myocarditis or think vaccinating children isn't necessary are overlooking a few things.

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Six O'Clock Solution: An ethically sourced omelette -- Nettie Cronish's Fair Trade Ingredient Cookbook explains how to limit your food shopping to products with an ethical background.

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Mercedes-Benz's EQXX to bow January may be 'most efficient' EV yet -- open in new tab -- The long-awaited "technology program" has a target 1,000 km of battery range

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Kia shows off second-gen Niro, available in hybrid or full EV -- open in new tab -- The updated crossover is aiming to make sustainable driving accessible to a global audience

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Ontario Chrysler factory pushes vaccination deadline to December 31 -- open in new tab -- Workers in Windsor to face disciplinary action if they do not disclose their vaccination status by December 1

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Get Shorty: GM to reintroduce regular-cab shortbox pickups -- open in new tab -- The models will be available as both a Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra

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Simcoe driver hit with thousands in costs for speeding -- open in new tab -- Does hitting speeders in the wallet deter this activity?

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What it feels like: Living with severe eczema -- open in new tab -- 'Once a flare-up happens, basically you have cuts all over your body for the next two to three weeks,' says

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Why are we still banning blood donations from gay and bisexual men? -- open in new tab -- It could take three years for Health Canada to review and approve the Canadian Blood Services application for a change in blood donation criteria.

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'How could this have been allowed?': Breast screening guidelines vilified for flaws -- open in new tab -- Dr. Jean Seely, a professor of radiology at the University of Ottawa, is calling for women age 40 and up to get regular mammograms.

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Opinion: Systemic discrimination is hurting Canadians at risk of overdose -- open in new tab -- The cofounder of the Canadian Association for Safe Supply says people can thrive with a safe supply, but only once healthcare providers shift their attitudes towards compassion.

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WATCH: Can you tell if your mask is legit by lighting it on fire? -- open in new tab -- A recent TikTok video claims that an effective mask is one that melts instead of burns. Healthing's Emma Jones put the theory to the test.

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It's not just discarded joints. Human feces might also be getting dogs high and sick -- open in new tab -- "It is possible that weed in feces increases its attractiveness for ingestion by altering its scent, texture and/or taste."

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Australian company wrongly named as partner in Taliban-led hash processing plant -- open in new tab -- "We have no connection with cannabis or the Taliban. We have no idea where the Taliban media release has come from."

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Unruly passenger allegedly sexually assaulted flight attendant before smoking joint in bathroom -- open in new tab -- The passenger could end up paying almost $52,000 in fine.

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Police catch Florida man fleeing traffic stop when he crashes vehicle -- open in new tab -- Police discover about 16 kilograms of cannabis in damaged car.

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Charges stayed against four Ontario men accused of using private helicopter to transfer cannabis into U.S. -- open in new tab -- Authorities allege that a Jet Ranger helicopter stuffed with cannabis was flown across the border at low altitudes to avoid radar detection on several occasions.

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