What would you do if you walked by a dog in a hot car? You could go about your day like it's none of your business, take a picture and post it on Facebook to express your outrage, or perhaps you'd wait and make sure the dog is okay until the owner comes back. Well one Montreal man wasn't going sit around doing nothing after he came across a dog locked inside a car yesterday. He decided to go into every business in the nearby strip mall and hunt down the owner of the dog.
Once he found him, he practically dragged him out to the car and didn't let up until the owner agreed to unlock to door. The owner claimed that he was barely gone for 5 minutes but that didn't satisfy our heroic vigilante who insisted that even 5 minutes is unacceptable. After giving the dog owner a well deserved scolding, he offered to watch the dog while the owner went back inside to pay for his food.
If you recall it felt like 38ºC yesterday which means the inside of that car would be well over 45ºC.
Later that evening, the animal rescue group said they were shocked to find out through the media that the bear had been euthanized.
"At the end of yesterday's operation, we were informed that the bear would be released away from the city. We have not been contacted by the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs to indicate that another decision has been made," Sauvetage Animal Rescue wrote.
"On our side, we are in contact with several shelters that could have taken care of the young bear if the release was impossible. We are in shock and are currently trying to confirm the information."
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Montrealers are anxiously awaiting the return of warm weather and sunshine-filled Sundays in Mount Royal park... and if you have to ask why then you're clearly not from around here. Tam-Tams — the weekly meetup of drummers, dancers, picnickers, and stoners — is a Montreal tradition for good reason.
If you've never been to Tam-Tams before or you've taken a long pandemic hiatus, don't worry. We have you covered! We've created this packing list of all the essentials you need to bring with you for a good time at Tam-Tams.
A bottle-opener or wine-opener should be right at the top of your list of Tam-Tams essentials. There's nothing worse than showing up to Mount Royal park with your cold wine or bubbly and not being able to open it.
Pro tip: We've heard you can use the sole of a hard shoe to open a bottle of wine if you're in a bind.
A cozy blanket
A blanket is a necessity for a day at a park in Montreal.
Use it to lounge, tan, and protect yourself from whatever lurks on the ground below. The bigger the blanket, the cozier the summer day.
Your favourite snacks
Sunday Tam-Tams in the park wouldn't be complete without a great outdoor brunch or your own version of tapas.
Like all public spaces, keep Montreal parks clean by disposing of your trash or compost in your own bags.
Not only does it make the lives of our beloved city workers easier, but it's also important to protect natural environments by doing your part to keep them free of litter.
If you're keen on taking yourself out on a date, we're all for it — being alone is great! However, in Montreal, Tam-Tams represents an unofficial tradition of getting together and enjoying a sunny day with fellow Montrealers.
Some great friends and fam will make your warm summer day all the more memorable.
Wear comfortable clothes to Tam-Tams.
You may spontaneously decide to join a drum circle. And, even if you don't, we assure you that lounging on a blanket all day in tight jeans can test your patience.
The more comfortable your outfit, the longer you'll last at Tam-Tams, which is the best way to make the most of the day.
Bonus points for looking bright, colourful and hippy-esque.
As the weather gets warmer, you and your fur baby are likely to be eager to get out and enjoy the sun. Sometimes you don't want to worry about leashes and other people, which means it's time to head to one of the dog parks in Montreal.
Our city has some amazing dog parks, so here are the top nine you'll find around town.
Why you should go: Located in the heart of Verdun, your dog will love this park for the wide-open space and you'll love this park cause you might see some sick skateboarding moves at the skatepark nearby.
If you haven’t heard of it, Chung Chun is a Korean street food restaurant specializing in rice hot dogs. They’re wrapped in fermented sticky rice dough, which makes them “chewy and crispy,” according to a company spokesperson.