Elementary and high school students had been waiting months for the start of the school year after a forced break. Now students in two grades at a Deux-Montagnes school are reportedly back home as their teachers are forced to go into isolation.
The Journal de Montréal reports that about 20 teachers at Polyvalente Deux-Montagnes in the Laurentians are in preventative isolation until September 4.
About 20 Teachers
At Polyvalente Deux-Montagnes Reportedly In Isolation
In an email sent to parents and circulated on social media, the school administration explains that these teachers have been in "close" contact with a person infected with COVID-19.
The resulting staff shortage poses "a major issue of human resource availability," according to the school.
Students in Secondary IV and V are on leave while the school looks for additional personnel.
The high school also said it is working with local public health officials.
In what can only be described as WTF, a video posted to Café Myriade's Instagram page shows an unknown individual approach a row of flowers planted in front of the cafe's ave. du Mont-Royal location and pull out a whole bunch of them while another individual looks on.
But the real question is: why?
For its part, the café did have a good sense of humour about this.
Café Myriade told MTL Blog that this happened at 3:45 a.m. on Monday morning. They didn't file a police report.
"We did replant what we could," they said.
"If it needs some filler we will gladly do some gardening."
A labour dispute at the Olymel pork plant in Vallée-Jonction has forced pigs to live in what the Éleveurs de porcs du Québec, an organization of breeders, has called "deplorable conditions." Should the labour dispute continue, the organization warns "thousands" of pigs could be euthanized.
"At the end of last week, nearly 130,000 pigs had to be put on hold. Considering that a pig can provide around 600 meals, the potential for waste is astronomical," David Duval, president of Éleveurs de porcs du Québec, said in a press release.
The organization is asking Quebec Labour Minister Jean Boulet to step in and intervene in the dispute.
"The breeders believe that the parties are responsible for the deplorable conditions of the higher number of very heavy pigs crammed into the buildings," the union wrote in a press release.
In a statement put out on June 10, Olymel claimed to have "put in place numerous measures to mitigate the negative impacts of this dispute on the region's hog farmers who deliver to the Vallée-Jonction plant."
Anne-grig-non. Kemin dé la Coat-Sainte-CaTH-er-in. Autoroot Trans-ca-NAY-di-ANNE. These baffling mispronunciations might sound familiar to any Montrealer in need of directions from a navigation system set to English.
"Only a Montrealer can appreciate this voice recognition error," Reddit user u/mrmdc wrote in the caption of their post, a screenshot showing Google's attempt to send them to "the corner of leisure and lingerie" — a salacious interpretation of the city's boulevards "Léger" and "Langelier."
"I prefer the mistake tbh," u/mrmdc wrote.
The post inspired other Montrealers to take to the comments with their own favourite navigation system misunderstandings.
User u/BaguetteStix's "Boulevard Renay Luhvaysqueue," u/JohnWesternburg's "Roo Hokelaga," u/seanziewonzie's "Roo Gene Tallen West," and u/zuss33's "Roo Day Carey" are some of the most popular offerings.
But u/mrmdc told MTL Blog their favourite has to be u/curry_fiend's "Kemin duh la kote dess nayjess."