The new menu is called "Fantasy Island" and, according to a post on Le Bleu's Instagram page, it was designed with the goal of "celebrating back to school + the end of an amazing summer with a touch of magic."
"Welcome to our imaginary world where anything is possible," it says.
The menu definitely lives up to the theme, and even the names of the new desserts evoke feelings of magic and wonder: Le Rainbow Fun, Le Unicone, Le Choco Lalaland, Le Unicorn Cake, Le Papillon Magique and Le Mermaid Cocktail.
Le Rainbow Fun is a very groovy-looking milkshake (flavour of your choice) topped with a piece of rainbow cake, candies, two cookies, and cotton candy. Le unicone is a waffle cone filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with glitter-like sprinkles that takes the shape of an actual unicorn.
Le Choco Lalaland is a gigantic tower of different desserts. It's made with your choice of milkshake, a mountain of brownies, chocolate cake, a donut, fruits, a magnum ice cream bar, and a brownie cupcake. Le Unicorn Cake is your choice of a slushie, lemonade, tornado, iced coffee or milkshake topped with a piece of vanilla unicorn cake.
Le Papillon Magique, or magic butterfly in English, is a special sugar cone filled with strawberry ice cream, sprinkles and a colourful little butterfly. Le Mermaid Cocktail is cotton candy lemonade topped with aqua whipped cream, sprinkles and a mermaid tail.
Le Blue's Fantasy Island menu will be available starting September 11 in limited quantities.
Le Bleu's New 'Fantasy Island' Menu
Cuisine: Ice cream and desserts
Address: 950, boul. Curé-Poirier E., Longueuil, QC
Why You Need To Go: Your inner child will love this new menu, which combines delicious desserts with rainbows, unicorns, butterflies, sparkles, fun and playful fantasy.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, accompanied by the mayors of Quebec's other four major cities, put out a statement on Tuesday imploring the Federal government to make a "firm commitment" to fight gun violence and gun trafficking.
"What we want is a clear plan [...] either we head towards an American-style society where the use of guns becomes banal and tragedies happen daily or the federal [government] takes responsibility" and acts on the issue, Plante said at a press conference.
"Cities are taking responsibility and continuing to do everything in their power to prevent violence, fight organized crime and keep our communities safe," the mayors said in a joint statement shared with MTL Blog.
"But we cannot do it all alone. We need a concerted, comprehensive, pan-Canadian effort."
The mayors cited the need to give more resources and funding to policing efforts like the border services or local law enforcement to fight against a surge of gun violence and gun trafficking.
Median condo prices in the Montreal area are up 20% compared to last August, according to a report by the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB). But some areas saw even bigger price increases.
The report looked at several general areas within the greater metro area, including Montreal Island, the North and South Shore, Laval, and the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
Of these, the report shows the North Shore saw the biggest increase in median condo prices between August 2020 and August 2021 with a 27% jump.
The QPAREB used data from Centris for the report and calculated median prices by dividing "all transactions into two equal parts: 50 percent of transactions concluded at a lower price than the median price and 50 percent concluded at a higher price."
The association noted that "some transactions may be excluded from the calculation to obtain a more meaningful median price."
The eight points are a mix of outside perspective, questions and advice for born-and-raised Montrealers. Among the advice: "it's a bagel, chill the f*** out." According to Parys, Montreal's Haitian cuisine and poutine take precedence over the much-discussed dough holes.
The Winnipegger also picked up on Montrealers' humility when it comes to their English proficiency. Often, as he points out, francophone Montrealers' English is much better than their anglophone counterparts' French.
All Montrealers might appreciate two of Parys's pieces of insight: that "you guys aren't crazy drivers, your rules just suck" (see it's not our fault!) and that "Quebeckers being rude is propaganda."
His other points include five archetypes of Montreal residents (shoutout to the ubiquitous "young men with chest fanny-packs") and, most importantly, the fact that "Celine Dion is a treasure."
We also thank Parys for bringing some much-needed attention to the revelation that is French fries with mayonnaise.
He concluded his post by thanking the city's residents.
"This is the first time I have lived outside of Winnipeg and I feel really welcomed," he wrote.
"This city strikes a perfect balance of enjoying life, economic opportunity, culture, great architecture, and friendly people."
Even though paddleboarding is a fun and popular summer activity in Quebec, like all things, there are certain rules you need to follow. If you don't, you could get slapped with a fine and have your weekend ruined.
And in light of National Drowning Prevention Week, the Longueuil police issued a series of advisories for people who engage in what it said is an increasingly popular summer activity.
According to the Longueuil police, paddleboarders are required to have a well-fitting life jacket or personal flotation device at all times when paddleboarding, though it doesn't have to be on.
Those wearing their life jackets also need to have "an audible device," such as a whistle, and, for nighttime voyages, a waterproof flashlight, according to police and Transport Canada's Safe Boating Guide.
In addition to this equipment, paddleboarders who opt not to wear their life jacket or flotation device need a 15-metre "buoyant heaving line."
"If you do not have the proper size flotation device or lifejacket, you are liable to a $200 fine + costs," the police service wrote in a Facebook post.
The Safe Boating guide lists similar rules for kayaks, canoes, as well as other "human-powered boats."