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In the Habs' Room: Veteran Corey Perry makes waves in debut with a goal - "It was good to get in and get our feet wet," the 35-year-old said after he was called up from the taxi squad to replace the injured Joel Armia.

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Police increase presence in Outremont after breaking up a dozen gatherings -- In interventions at nine locations on Saturday night, police say they identified 223 people who were violating public health orders.

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Montreal group asks Superior Court to exempt homeless from curfew -- "Maintaining the curfew on these people is unnecessary, arbitrary, disproportionate and cruel," Clinique Juridique Itinérante says in its legal challenge.

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Quebec reports 76 deaths, 1,685 new COVID-19 cases -- The number of hospitalizations decreased by 43, bringing the total number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Quebec to 1,383.

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'Someone is going to get hurt': Calls to end hunting on Montreal Island

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Fitness: If we're all in this together, we need to encourage exercise for all -- Not everyone has the space to set up a home gym or the means to buy exercise or sports equipment.

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'People have to obey the law': Montreal police break up gatherings in Outremont -- Borough mayor Philipe Tomlinson denounced the gatherings and urged people to respect the measures in effect.

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Snowmobiler dies after hitting trees in St-Alexis-des-Monts -- The 62-year-old man was riding on Trail 350 near Domaine Lacombe when he went off the trail.

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COVID-19: Montreal Heart Institute concludes colchicine tablet is effective -- The institute called its findings a "major scientific discovery" that could help millions of COVID-19 patients around the world.

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Freed: Boring U.S. presidential inauguration a welcome relief, mostly -- While I'm ecstatic to see Donald Trump gone, losing him will be one less distraction to our growing COVID ennui, Josh Freed writes.

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Opinion: Longing for a 'new normal' of tolerance and acceptance -- Muslim Awareness Week, Jan. 25 -31, aims to broaden the dialogue in Quebec.

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Opinion: Include anglos in efforts to boost French -- It's time for francophones and anglophones to work more closely together on linguistic issues. Here's how.

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The Right Chemistry: Cheers to the man who discovered 'wine disease' -- Eberhard Gockel, an obscure German physician, deserves credit for his discovery based on observations at monasteries under his care.

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Opinion: Payette uses the same excuse as Trudeau did in Gropegate -- "We all experience things differently." Where have we heard that nugget before?

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Opinion: Plant-based proteins are here to stay -- With consumers looking for novelty and value, companies can bet on a growing market and not the other way around.

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About Last Night: Canadiens better off having kept 'real deal' Nick Suzuki -- The 21 year old extended his points streak to six games in Saturday night's win over the Canucks

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Canadiens Game Day: Habs beat up on Canucks to end impressive road trip -- "It's just awesome for a guy to step up like that," Jonathan Drouin says after teammate Joel Edmundson drops gloves to fight Tyler Myers.

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Canadiens cruise past Canucks 5-2 and pull into first place in Canadian Division -- The win gave Montreal a 2-0-1 record against Vancouver and they finished their season-opening road trip with a 4-0-2 record.

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Fan group launches petition against rebranding of Impact -- "We were mostly shocked by what we saw ... like most people," says Felipe Vera, a member of the Ultras Montréal.

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Inside Alberta's very bad week: A behind-the-scenes look at the killing of Keystone XL -- The impression there would be discussions going forward was mistaken. And no one was prepared for the pipeline to be cancelled on President Joe Biden's first day.

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United Airlines CEO calls on companies to mandate COVID-19 vaccination -- United Airlines may make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for employees, and other companies should do the same, United Chief Executive Officer Scott Kirby told workers at a meeting on Thursday, according to a transcript reviewed by Reuters.

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Boeing says its fleet will be able to fly on 100% biofuel by 2030 -- Boeing Co said on Friday it will begin delivering commercial airplanes capable of flying on 100% biofuel by the end of the decade, calling reducing environmental damage from fossil fuels the "challenge of our lifetime."

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Elon Musk to offer $100-million prize for 'best' carbon capture tech -- Capturing planet-warming emissions is becoming a critical part of many plans to keep climate change in check, but very little progress has been made on the technology to date,

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Google seals content payment deal with French news publishers -- The deal, which Google describes as a sustainable way to pay publishers, is likely to be closely watched by other platforms such as Facebook, a lawyer involved in the talks said.

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Hit hard by pandemic, Montreal 'aroma jockey' takes his scents online -- Jeroen Kleijn is basically a DJ who uses smells rather than music to entertain. "I create a whole multi-sensory concept," he says.

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Overture with the Arts to host virtual Black History Month events -- Overture with the Arts, a West Island-based non-profit organization, embarks on its 10 th annual Black History Month school tour by converting its usual live events into COVID-19-safe online presentations.

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Drake becomes first artist to crack 50 billion Spotify streams -- Spotify bosses have made the news official, confirming the feat to Variety.

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Allison Hanes: Youtheatre's virtual stage debuts with tale about the perils of porn -- Online production of Pandora's box has arrived at an opportune moment

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Brownstein: CTV Montreal soldiers on, 60 years later -- CTV Montreal is set to mark its 60th anniversary on Wednesday, but, thanks to COVID-19, there will be no balloons or bubbly. There will be no party at all.

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Karl Lohnes: Resolutions that are good for your home and the planet -- From small to large decisions we can all create a positive and lasting impact on the Earth while still having clean and gorgeous homes.

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Bill Zacharkiw's Wines of the Week: Jan. 22, 2021 -- Every week, Bill Zacharkiw identifies his top wine picks available at the SAQ and offers ideas for food pairings.

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Hotel Intel: 2021's new Canadian properties cover the waterfront -- New establishments and upgrades in Quebec will include an overhaul of Auberge McGowan, on the shore of Lake Memphremagog, and the launch of a budget-conscious hotel in downtown Lac-Mégantic.

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Chinese scientists develop gene therapy that could delay aging -- But it's a long way from being ready for human trials

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Aston Martin will swap out your old Vantage's grille if you think it's ugly -- open in new tab -- The coupe's "Hunter-style" maw is rather polarizing, so the company is offering to update it

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News Roundup: OPP ticket 4 for riding in same car, an epic beer run fail and more -- open in new tab -- Also, the ICE-ing trend appears to be alive and kicking

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Study: Rolling your car's windows down helps prevent COVID-19 spread -- open in new tab -- It seems like common sense, but now it's been scientifically proven to work

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Kingston, Ontario police launch official Traffic Complaint Letter program -- open in new tab -- Residents can now log on to report that kid doing burnouts in the parking lot on the corner

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Male drivers aged 34 and under labelled 'super-speeders' in Manitoba -- open in new tab -- The demographic accounted for over half of 2020's speed-related Serious Driving Offences in the province

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Brain pressure disorder linked to obesity on the rise -- open in new tab -- U.K. researchers studying idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) studied the BMI of patients as well as socioeconomic levels.

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Dementia, the MIND diet and foods to avoid -- open in new tab -- Can nutrition play a role in the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease?

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Hope in the time of COVID: 4 things to watch -- open in new tab -- We are gritting our teeth and trying to take the longview

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Why new COVID-19 variants are on the rise -- open in new tab -- Every once in a while a mutation or suite of mutations gives the virus an advantage

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ADVICE: My sister-in-law won't stop taking showers -- open in new tab -- Is showering multiple times a day a sign of distress, or simply a coping mechanism?

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Canadian MMA fighter arrested in the Philippines for allegedly selling cannabis -- open in new tab -- Albertan-born Espinar was identified by two suspects as a local dealer and then arrested in a "buy-bust operation."

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Canadian cannabis retail sales top $261 million in November -- open in new tab -- Year-over-year sales increase 93 per cent nationwide.

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Canadian study finds almost half of medical cannabis users with chronic pain stopped using opioids -- open in new tab -- Time was a significant factor associated with improvement in pain intensity, quality of life and general health symptoms.

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Cannabis use among those as young as 10 associated with higher risk for self-harm and death -- open in new tab -- Medical and recreational weed are associated with increased cannabis use disorder.

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Authorities ready to crack down on weed 'smurfs' and 'loopers' -- open in new tab -- Unlike the loveable blue beings and caddies the terms might bring to mind, these pot peddlers buy loads of legal weed and then sell it on the black market.

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