Are you having a bad day? Well you're definitely having a better day than one particular truck driver. At 6:30 am the driver was on the Ile Aux Tourtes Bridge on the western tip of the Island of Montreal when his 18-wheeler truck accidentally flipped over the protective railing. The massive truck fell into the water below according to CJAD.
Lucky for him, the driver wasn't killed and didn't suffer any major injuries. Two fishermen who were nearby came to the rescue and pulled the driver out of the trucks cabin.
No news on how exactly the accident happened, all that's known is that the driver lost control of his truck.
Rescue crew were kind enough to wait for the morning rush to end before removing the truck from the water.
The account, which amassed over 500,000 followers since its first video last December, is run by three senior citizen influencers and the Quebec government. It's part of a campaign to "encourage the youth" to get COVID-19 vaccines and it's making use of TikTok — or, as it's called in @restepepe's bio: "TicTac."
#CancelCanadaDay demonstrations are taking place across the country.
Montreal's Samuel de Champlain Bridge will light up in orange on Canada Day "in honour of the Indigenous children whose lives were taken too soon, and to highlight the courage and resilience of all Indigenous peoples," Canadian Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna said in a press release.
"Let’s keep reflecting on our collective journey and continue on the path to meaningful reconciliation to build a better, more resilient, and more inclusive Canada for all," she added.
Demonstrations for the #CancelCanadaDay movement are taking place across the country, including Montreal, where hundreds of people gathered in Parc Jeanne-Mance.
The hashtag encourages residents of Canada to show their support for Indigenous people instead of celebrating the settler state.
The bridge was previously illuminated in purple and orange on June 2 following the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops, and in yellow, green, blue, orange and pink for Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21.
The illumination of the bridge in orange will end at 1 a.m. on July 2.
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We've officially found one of the coolest gems near Montreal: this hidden bar on an island in Lake Saint-François.
At Ile Raymond, in the municipality of Sainte-Barbe, you can enjoy a restaurant outing with an incredible view of the water's edge. You'll be able to sip tasty cocktails like an amaretto sour and a bloody caesar, or even just a beer — without forgetting the spot's special shots.
Ile Raymond opens on Friday, June 18, and the restaurant will be open every week from Thursday to Sunday starting at noon, weather permitting.
To get there, you can board the shuttle bus from the waterfront parking lot. To do so, you must use the golden telephone located next to the Ile Raymond sign to request a pickup. The island also has a dock for those who have their own boat.
To access the island, all you have to do is pay a $20 fee per person, which gives you access to the round-trip shuttle, the entrance to the island and a welcome drink.
Cost: $20 per person for daily access, including the shuttle and a drink
When: Thursday to Sunday starting at noon, depending on the weather
A man is in the hospital after being shot in the lower body in Old Montreal Monday morning. Police were called to the area after "many gunshots" were heard near rue Gosford at around 3:15 a.m., SPVM media relations officer Jean-Pierre Brabant said.
The man, aged 29, had sustained "at least" one gunshot wound. He was arrested and is considered "suspect," Brabant explained.