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If you're tired of the big city life, you might want to enter the new contest launched by the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry in Ontario. They are willing to pay for one person or one family to live there for 12 months.

"It’s a chance for individuals who are sick of the frustrations of big-city life to truly discover the culture, beauty and vastness of our area," SDG Counties Manager of Economic Development Tara Kirkpatrick said in a press release.

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The peak of summer has passed, and fall is sneaking around the corner with a mug of cider. Before she gets here, it’s time to make plans to fill those chilly, beautiful days. Quebec’s national parks have the perfect opportunity coming September 10, when admission is free.

Each park is hosting a different set of activities for the occasion, including the three national parks close to the Island of Montreal. The Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville is offering a chance to learn about the biodiversity of the park and the conservation projects established to maintain it. The event meets at La Tanière kiosk at 10 a.m. and continues until 3:30 p.m..

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Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) are currently recalling five products from the marketplace due to a number of food-related issues and hazards including undeclared ingredients, Listeria and the presence of E. coli.

When it comes to food recalls, Health Canada has been busy removing countless items from shelves, including recalled chocolates, peanut butter, and even hummus. Yes! Even some hummus isn't safe anymore.

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Arguments about declawing, ear cropping, and tail docking abound on the internet, with strong opinions on either side. As of yesterday, the Quebec government has formally taken a side: firmly against these aesthetic surgeries and more.

Many non-therapeutic aesthetic surgeries on animals will be officially banned in Quebec in 18 months. Procedures like cat declawing and cropping dogs' tails and ears will no longer be legal in the province. Also banned is devocalization or the process of surgically limiting a dog or cat's ability to make sounds.

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Montreal's Botanical Garden will light up with lantern glow from September 2 to October 31. This year's theme is "An Ode to the Moon," which was seen in part last year but will have a new twist in the Chinese Garden.

For the festival's 30th anniversary, hundreds of lanterns will tell the legend of Pangu, a giant who created the world according to Chinese mythology. Keep an eye out for representations of mythical animals, like the azure dragon, vermilion bird, black tortoise and white tiger. An accompanying multimedia aquatic show on the Lac du Rêve will show off the lights like never before.

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The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled a new $1 coin (loonie) that commemorates Montreal-born jazz legend and eight-time Grammy Award winner Oscar Peterson.

The coin, designed by artist Valentine De Landro, shows Peterson playing the piano with musical notes emerging from his hands and wrapping around the instrument. The notes, according to a press release, are the final bars of Peterson's song, "Hymn to Freedom."

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One person is dead and another is injured after a shooting in a Montreal high school parking Wednesday night, police say.

The incident occurred at around 10:25 p.m. in a lot near the intersection of avenue P.M. Favier and rue de Charny next to the Lester B. Pearson High School in Montréal-Nord.

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Tonight, Wednesday, August 10, 40 minutes before sunset, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) will be performing a free concert at the Esplanade of the Olympic Park. The show will highlight the talents of Rafael Payare, the OSM’s music director and a renowned Venezuelan conductor, who will be at the helm this evening.

Called "The Many Colours of the Americas," this end-of-summer concert shows off the broad scope of beautiful music from North to South America, including a performance by Indigenous musicians who remain unnamed in this evening's program.

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Montreal is better than the United States, but worse than the rest of Canada, according to an analysis conducted by The Economist's affiliate, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Its Global Liveability Index, released in June, ranks cities based on a multitude of factors, including purportedly quantitative measurements of education, environment, health care, infrastructure and culture.

This year, the result of these calculations is a top ranking for Western Europe, the region with the highest average liveability score, according to The Economist. North America as a region came in second place, with Canadian cities topping the list. Try to guess which one is the best before reading on.

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13 people died on the road and trail during the 2022 construction vacation, one more than during the same period last year, according to Quebec police, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).

The SQ counted 11 total collisions in its jurisdiction during the two-week holiday, this year from July 27 to August 7. Of the 13 deaths, 12 took place on the province's roads, compared to nine in 2021.

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Quebec winter weather runs deep. Our skeletons have only just thawed from the last cold season, but already we're facing down another four months of finger-numbing temperatures, face-chafing wind and ass-breaking slippery sidewalks. According to predictions from the Old Farmer's Almanac, the first real evidence of winter will arrive in early November, though it won't be an immediate plunge into an icy hell.

The first mention of snowfall in the famous reference book's fall and winter forecasts for southern Quebec is between November 6 and 12, when, after a mild debut to the month, rain might finally begin to freeze.

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Avril Lavigne is making us feel all the feels after hanging out with Canadian icons Drake, Shania Twain, Fefe Dobson and Nelly Furtado.

The "Sk8er Boi" singer posted a series of pics to her Instagram this weekend in what can only be best described as the most Canadian post ever.

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