Despite demands to reopen Quebec gyms, Premier François Legault made clear that owners are going to have to wait as the province extends the red zone partial lockdown another four weeks, to November 23.
His announcement came after 200 gyms and fitness centres said they would just go ahead and open on October 29, after the end of the first lockdown period, unless the government provided evidence that these facilities "are a source of outbreak."
At a press conference on Thursday, Premier François Legault, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several other government representatives announced huge new investments into Canada's aerospace industry. These investments are set to create "more than 1,000" high-paying jobs in Quebec and the rest of Canada.
"The projects announced today are tangible platforms for creating exciting jobs," Aéro Montréal explained in a press release.
MTLàTABLE is back with set menus at your favourite eateries!
MTLàTABLE is back this year, and around 100 Montreal restaurants are participating in the city-wide food festival between June and October. You can get three-course meals at some of the city's best eateries starting at $20.
MTLàTABLE has revamped its format for 2021 complete with table d'hôte menus, fresh local produce and prizes you can win for simply dining out.
You can filter your preferences by neighbourhood, price, cuisine and more.
Contests & weekly draws
Each meal you buy at the festival's participating restaurants makes you eligible to win one of five weekly draw prizes like a $50 SAQ gift card and a $75 pre-paid VISA card to spend at the participating restaurants.
There are also eight 'Food & Fun Packages' to be won throughout the event, which include two nights in a Montreal hotel.
All you have to do is scan a restaurant's QR code every time you visit to earn a 'fork' and participate in the weekly draw.
Quebec-grown produce & food products
This year's edition of the festival will also focus on fresh seasonal harvests in Quebec, with recipes tailored to in-season produce.
In June and July, restaurants will serve dishes with beets from the Montérégie region, strawberries from Île d’Orléans and raspberries from the Eastern Townships, as well as broccoli from the Capitale-Nationale region, zucchini from the Laurentians and other green vegetables from Quebec.
In August, field tomatoes, leeks, blueberries, and green beans from across the province — from Bas-Saint-Laurent to Lanaudière — will adorn restaurant plates across Montreal.
In September and October, the fall harvest begins, and restaurants will serve soups and stews that include Quebec carrots, morels, oyster mushrooms, eggplants and acorn squash.
Autumn brings the return of apples to Quebec orchards, and restaurants will make use of locally-grown apples on their dishes toward the end of the festival.
Performances will take place "on different stages" with "a limited number of spectators once in the afternoon from 1 p.m to 5 p.m. and once in the evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
Health measures will still be in place and wearing a mask will be mandatory when festival-goers are outside of their designated spots.
There will be more than 20 vibrant events for you to enjoy throughout the summer, with some of the best and up-and-coming local DJs spinning tunes in the sunshine.
Tickets for the first weekend will go on sale on July 1.
Then, "tickets for upcoming events will be on-sale gradually in the next weeks," according to Piknic.
Piknic Electronik officially returns on Saturday, July 3.
Chief Delorme said the Cowessess First Nation began searching for the unmarked graves using ground-penetrating radar on June 2, after years of survival stories about the "school" were exchanged by members of the First Nation community.