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.
Forwards Paul Byron, Mike Hoffman, Joel Teasdale, defenseman Josh Brook, and goaltender Carey Price all failed their medicals and are probably out until the start of the regular season.
Defenceman Joel Edmundson is listed with a day-to-day injury and might rejoin the team in the coming days.
Meanwhile, Habs forward Brendan Gallagher was absent for "family reasons" and will return to camp soon.
There's a palpable sense of excitement going into the new season. With a re-tooled team, a bunch of new players, and a new plan of action from head coach Dominique Ducharme, the Habs are looking fresh and capable.
Whether or not they'll make the Stanely Cup Finals again this season is highly debatable, but you best believe the boys will give it their best shot.
The City of Brossard, a municipality on Montreal's South Shore, has issued a boil water advisory "until further notice" so residents will want to skip drinking tap water or boil it for at least a minute before doing so.
"The City of Brossard is issuing a boil water advisory for its entire territory following laboratory analysis results that indicate the presence of fecal coliforms in the water system," reads a statement. If it's not clear, fecal coliforms are bacteria passed through the feces of humans and animals.
Guess what Montreal? The moment we've all been waiting for is finally here. The first Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) passenger cars have finally arrived and are getting ready to be tested!
Wrapped in a "plastic cocoon," we can't actually see the cars right now but "they will be revealed to the general public in the coming weeks," REM spokesperson Emmanuelle Rouillard-Moreau told MTL Blog.
The REM also began its tunnel boring operation near the Montreal-Trudeau Airport. A three-kilometre tunnel some 30-metres below the surface is slowly beginning to take shape between the REM's Marie-Curie station in the Technoparc sector and the airport.
Who's excited to ride Montreal's new rapid-transit system?