While the weather is expected to be manageable while you're doing your holiday shopping, the Farmers' Almanac predicts that things will take a turn for the worse around December 16, with conditions becoming more "unsettled."
"Frigidly cold weather" is expected to make its way from the Arctic to Quebec just in time for Christmas and Boxing Day, which will be mixed with scattered snow showers and flurries. So you may have a good excuse to skip a few parties to stay warm.
Either way, you'll likely find some relief as we welcome the new year. From December 28 to 31, the weather is expected to be "fair and cold initially, then becoming milder as we ring in 2022."
Overall, the Farmers' Almanac is predicting a "typical winter chill" in Quebec throughout winter, with a stormy January that'll taper off into a relatively easy, but still cold, February.
The forecast says Valentine's Day will see light snow and fair skies, which sounds ideal for a winter walk or cuddling up by a fire.
There will be almost 60% fewer days of precipitation in February compared to January, according to the report.
While it's tricky to predict the weather so far in advance, admitted the report, followers of the Farmers' Almanac have observed its accuracy "runs in the neighbourhood of 75% to 80%."
But don't expect a typical Montreal Pride Parade complete with vehicles, floats, dancers, and all the usual festivities. According to a press release, the current health context does not allow for a traditional parade.
However, Montréal Pride says holding a march "returns to the roots of the Pride movement by handing back the public space to participating communities," specifically focusing on amplifying the voices of diverse sexual and gender communities that were "made close to invisible" during the pandemic.
"The first demonstration in favor of the Montréal 2SLGBTQI+ communities’ rights was held in 1979, organised by the Pink Brigade [...] with 52 marchers participating," said Jean-François Perrier, interim director of the Montréal Pride Festival, in a statement.
"It is therefore with great pride that we confirm [...] a unifying activity open to all that will allow the advocacy and community aspects of the festival to shine."
The Pride March will take place on August 15 and will depart from Jeanne-Mance Park at 1 p.m.
Montreal's Autoroute Métropolitaine is one mean road.
That's according to CAA-Quebec's sixth annual Worst Roads campaign, which deemed the 21-kilometre stretch of Highway 40 between the Décarie interchange and boulevard Henri-Bourassa the worst road in Montreal.
In a province plagued by pot-holed roads, almost 3,000 Quebecers voted between April 20 and May 17 to decide which ones were the shabbiest and 69 crumbling thoroughfares made the cut.
Located a half-hour's drive from Montreal, chemin de la Grande-Ligne in the community of Carignan earned the dubious honour of being named the worst road in Quebec, followed by the "Ferry Ramp" access in the Gaspé community of Matane, and Rimouski's chemin du 3e-Rang-du-Bic.
Closer to home, boulevard Saint-Joseph Est and rue Saint-Denis were deemed the second and third worst roads in Montreal, respectively.
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Have experts concluded Quebec has the worst roads in the country? "Not exactly," stated Alan Carter, a professor and manager of the Pavements and Bituminous Materials Laboratory at École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), in an accompanying Q & A.
"While road conditions can differ from one province to another, the overall situation is quite similar. Generally speaking, between 15% and 25% of the roads are in bad or very bad shape," he said.
"It's important to mention, however, that it's hard to produce a comprehensive analysis of Canada's roads, since we don't have a database for that information, and the quality criteria vary from one province to the next."
However, Guy Doré, a professor at the Université Laval's Department of Civil Engineering, seemed to confirm our worst fears.
"The few studies on the subject place Quebec at the back of the pack when compared with other provinces. But we need to be careful with these statistics because the provinces and territories don't all use the same criteria to evaluate and report on road conditions."
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