Canada has its very own "car-free highway" currently being built and so far it's 20,770 km long!
That's about 12,905 miles long or 208 times longer than the German trail.
In fact, it's the world's single longest network of recreational trails.
Construction began in 1992 and is scheduled to be completed by 2017, just in time for Canada's 150th anniversary.
So far over 87% of the trail is complete, and it already connects most of the major cities in Canada.
Although it isn't a bike path in the traditional sense, The Great Trail offers a wide range of outdoor experiences on land and water. It is exclusively designated for recreational purposes and only allows bikes, hikers and horseback riders in the summer and in the winter it is used for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
You could literally cross-country ski across the entire country!
Here's a map of what the trail looks like so far.
There is also an interactive map you can check out right here, so you'll always know how close you are from the trail no matter where you live.
Such means we could experience "strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain" throughout the day. The Weather Network warned that "strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles," so make sure to act with caution today.
It also may not be the best day to take your boat out for a ride, since "boaters may be caught off guard by strong gusts over small bodies of water."
The "risk of thunderstorm" begins at 12 p.m. today, May 26.
The show is hosted by Afrim Pristine, who Food Network calls "the world's youngest Maître Fromager (Cheese Master)." Throughout the series, Pristine will showcase the cheese profile of cities and countries around the world, as he meets up with "culinary pioneers" of the cheese biz.
Quebec's episode is the fourth in the first season. Pristine tastes modern cheesy classics in Montreal (including poutine) and stops at two generations-old fromageries outside the city before travelling to Quebec City and Charlevoix.
You can expect to see him cross paths with Chuck Hughes of Le Bremner and Michele Forgione of Chez Tousignant. Montrealers know that these guys know their cheese!
Cheese-lovers everywhere can stream Cheese: A Love Story on the Global TV app with a subscription or through STACKTV on Amazon Prime. It premieres on June 9 at 8 p.m.
Quebec's health ministry acknowledged that "the first wave brought many more deaths than we thought because of the outbreaks in the CHSLDs."
"When you have outbreaks in there; because they're older patients you're obviously going to have more hospitalizations and more deaths," explained Dr. Labos.
According to data compiled by independent journalist Nora Loreto, at least two facilities in the Montreal area — the Centre d'hébergement Sainte-Dorothée and the Centre d'hébergement Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci — have seen over 100 resident deaths.
"If we had known how contagious the virus was, we could have banned visits to long-term care centres more quickly," the ministry said in a statement shared with MTL Blog.
"We would have issued stricter directives on the wearing of protective equipment in hospitals, long-term care centres, and RPAs [private senior's residences]."
What could have been done to prevent all these deaths?
"Early on in the pandemic, it was difficult to get testing [...] we had no effective treatments against this virus [...] it was just a bunch of things that sort of conspired that made it a difficult situation."
The ministry also points to a delay in the lockdown and the more long-term issue of staff vacancies.
"Visits to the living environment were late in being banned and the movement of staff to meet a need for manpower contributed to the spread of the virus," admitted the health ministry.
Quebec's Health Ministry, however, stopped short of laying all the responsibility on the health network and politicians that control the discourse, explaining that "it's also about people working together to implement health guidelines" — a common refrain in many of François Legault's press conferences.
"COVID's experience has taught us to act much more quickly in making decisions and to keep records of the decisions taken."
Quebec has recorded a total of 10,802 deaths as of April 18.
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Most excitingly, the site says the month of March could "bring extended tastes of early spring" to Ontario and Quebec
It also predicts "near normal" temperatures for the season overall.
But Montrealers shouldn't expect to whip out their bathing suits and head to Verdun Beach too soon.
The Weather Network warns of "parting shots of winter" and "a period of colder weather" mid-season "before more consistent warmth sets in."
Both provinces could also see "above normal rainfall," though, according to the forecast, there shouldn't be more rainy days than usual.
In better news, "the risk for widespread flooding is lower than normal this spring."
"The deep freeze is behind us, but the threat of wintry weather is not over," Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist with The Weather Network, said in a statement.
"A milder March will be a delightful contrast to the frigid February experienced by many Canadians, but spring will sputter at times."
What about the other provinces?
Looks like this year the Atlantic provinces are getting a monopoly on fantastic spring weather — and if their travel restrictions continue, they'll be keeping it to themselves.
The Weather Network predicts that "above normal temperatures will continue to dominate for most of spring" in the east, despite "the typical risk for high impact late winter storms."
In the prairie provinces, meanwhile, the site suggests a pattern similar to that in Ontario and Quebec could be in store, with a particularly spring-like March and later returns to colder weather.
Alarmingly, The Weather Network meteorologists express concern that "drought conditions south of the border could become more widespread and impact southern parts of the region by the start of the growing season."
Across the Rockies, British Columbia could see "a slower than typical start to the season [...] with cooler than seasonal temperatures."