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John MacFarlane, Deputy Editor

MTLBlog Deputy Editor John MacFarlane is an award-winning journalist, editor, and producer with 20 years of experience in journalism, broadcasting and digital media in Montreal, Sydney, New York and Cape Town. At POV, the iconic PBS documentary series, he created and led a partnership with the New York Times – earning an Emmy nomination – and founded POV's groundbreaking, Webby-nominated Snapchat documentary project. He most recently worked as a news producer and digital journalist at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and has previously worked as a supervising producer on SBS Australia's The Feed and an episode producer on SBS's flagship long-form current affairs program Insight.

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In an August 3 tweet, Quebec health minister Christian Dubé called the COVID-19 situation in Quebec's Mauricie region "worrying."

"The [rise in] cases is worrisome in Mauricie. The majority are 18-30 years old," Dubé tweeted. He said that among new cases,* "80% of these people have not received their 1st dose and none have received their 2nd dose."

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The queen herself, Canadian Drag icon Priyanka, sat down for Narcity's qNa series to spill the tea on Canada's Drag Race, her new album, and what it's like being an icon.

Although she came into Canada's Drag Race believing she was a contender, she did have moments of doubt after being in the bottom twice.

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UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. In a statement, Quartier DIX30 said that "considering that the event proposed by an external producer did not meet the standards and internal procedures of our organization, we confirm that we are ending the collaboration with this promoter and therefore the Jurassic Fest Montreal event will not take place on the Quartier DIX30 site."

EARLIER: This October, a festival with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs is coming to the Montreal area — and if you've always wanted to feel like you were in Jurassic Park then this is your chance.

Jurassic Fest Montreal promises to bring 19 "moving, breathing, blinking and roaring" creatures to Quartier DIX30 in Brossard from October 22 to 30, taking us back in time to the era when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

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Narcity Media's mission is to inform and entertain millennials with meaningful local stories about their community — because they live in the most interesting place in the world. Our content team is constantly striving to uncover magical spots that locals and visitors alike would enjoy.

That's because Narcity is your digital downtown. Every single day, you can discover what's new, what's now, and what's next, and the tools you need to explore the places, people, and passions that power your city.

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