MTLBlog TL;DR News Roundup

9 Montreal stories you missed while your phone was dead.
MTLBlog TL;DR News Roundup

Life is busy and I'm sure you are, too. So keeping up with all the local Montreal news is not easy. We feel you.

So here are some of our biggest stories from the last 24 hours.

From flooding to helmets and a whole lot in between, this was Montreal yesterday... today.

Essentially it's a big ol' TL;DR of that sweet, sweet local news. Did we miss something? Shoot us a tweet @mtlblog.

After Trudeau confirmed that the federal government would be helping to finance the extension of Montreal's Blue Line, we decided it was time to see exactly what the Montreal Metro would look like when allllllll the line extensions are finally done. Here's the map

Quebec Minister of Education tweeted out a (somewhat hypocritical) photo of himself with Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize winner in history. The backlash was real, especially after Legault went on to reiterate that if Yousafzai wanted to teach in Quebec... she'd have to remove her headscarf first.

After a terrible year for flooding, the government of Quebec has issued a moratorium on construction in high-risk flood zones, to minimize damage to personal property. They also released a Flood Risk Map that shows several Montreal neighbourhoods and landmarks underwater

The City of Montreal has deemed it mandatory to wear a helmet while riding motorized bikes that reach speeds of 32 km/h, which includes the new Uber JUMP bikes. And the fines for not wearing a helmet are not pretty.

Quebec's Lifesaving Society released a list of the number of deaths by drowning that have occurred since the swimming season began, and the number is up to 29 deaths already. That's a 20% increase from this time last year, and the floods have played a huge part.

The City of Montreal will be creating four new pedestrian-only zones around the city, including one in Cote-des-Neiges and one near the Lachine Canal. See if your borough made the cut.

The Government of Quebec was forced to ban campfires for several regions across the province as the risk of forest fires has reached an extreme. Fines for having a fire can reach $50,000, so find out if your cottage or campsite is included in the ban here.

Part of Montreal's South Shore is now under a boil-water advisory after the dangerous bacteria E. Coli was found in their drinking water supply. The water supply serves a population of over 27,000.

Tom Felton of Harry Potter fame was in Montreal this past weekend for ComicCon. After hosting a Q&A panel and living his best Draco Malfoy life, he stepped out at Montreal's JazzFest... in fact, he even played a set... and no one seemed to notice. Check out the video here.

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Have a great day Montreal.

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