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The Champlain Bridge will light up in rainbow colours on Sunday evening to mark the end of Montreal's Pride Festival.

While this year's iconic parade was cancelled last minute, Montrealers can still watch the colours of the Pride flag illuminate the bridge and surrounding water on the Saint Lawrence River from sunset until 10 p.m.

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Three people are in hospital after multiple stabbings that took place early Sunday morning in downtown Montreal.

Local police received a report around 2:30 a.m. that an individual with a firearm had been spotted near the intersection of Sainte-Catherine and Crescent streets.

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Montreal's Pride Parade is no longer happening this year. Organizers say a lack of volunteers on Sunday morning left them with too few people to station at intersections along the parade route to ensure safety.

"Security comes before everything else, so we had to cancel," Fierté Montréal spokesperson Nathalie Roy told MTL Blog.

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A man was injured after multiple gunshots were fired in the Montreal-Nord borough. The Montreal Police (SPVM) are currently investigating the event.

SPVM spokesperson, Veronique Comtois stated that a 27-year-old man was "lightly injured" after shots were fired Friday around 11:25 p.m.

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As of August 4, Quebec has reported 407 total cases of monkeypox, a virus whose symptoms include skin lesions, usually in the mouth or genital area. In response, Montreal has created a free pop-up vaccination clinic located in the Village (1254, rue Sainte-Catherine Est) through Pride Week and vaccinations are available at multiple locations by appointment on clic santé.

Monkeypox, also called simian pox, is transmitted through prolonged close contact, including during sex and other physically intimate interactions. An infected symptomatic person can spread the virus as soon as symptoms are detectable, and this contagiousness lasts until the sores have fully healed. The illness can last for up to a month.

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The ongoing construction project to repair and fortify the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Tunnel has met with unexpected setbacks. The Ministère des Transports announced that the arch of the tunnel was more damaged than the initial inspection revealed. These "major technical issues" forced the team to reassess the strategies in place for reconstructing the tunnel safely for long-term use.

"Renovating old road infrastructure is a bit like renovating an old house. Sometimes there are really unfortunate surprises, and that’s the case here," Minister of Transport François Bonnardel said in a press statement.

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Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Montreal ahead of expected humidex values reaching and maybe even exceeding 40. The federal weather agency says this high-heat, high-humidity combo could last through the weekend.

The warning covers much of southern Quebec, from Estrie to Mauricie, Montreal and surrounding regions, and Outaouais.

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A series of shootings this week left three victims dead, two in Montreal and one in Laval. One of the victims, according to multiple reports, is Quebec boxer David Lemieux's father, André Fernand Lemieux.

Lemieux reacted publicly to the news on his social media Wednesday morning, sharing a photo of his father holding his son Xander, who was born in May 2022.

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Canadian researchers have unmasked where a bulk of disposable face coverings, gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE) used during the pandemic have ended up, and it's heartbreaking.

Environmental scientists at Dalhousie University conducted a study, tracking social media posts of wildlife around the world encountering discarded COVID-19 gear. After doomscrolling for over a year, they found more than a hundred animals wrapped in mask ear bands, dredging up medical debris from waterways and incorporating the waste into their nests.

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Many of Montreal's faithful residents never set foot behind the wheel of a car, and that’s just the way they like it. For the rest of us drivers, here is some slightly inconvenient news from the Ministère des Transports: part of Highway 40 in the West Island will be intermittently closed as construction occurs over the next months. Specifically, we can expect closures and detours over a small stretch of the autoroute from August 8 and into December.

The reason for these inconveniences is an ongoing project to repair the overpass carrying Chemin des Pins, which will be completely closed between Rue Poultry Cottages and Chemin Sainte-Marie in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. Local traffic will still be allowed between Rue Euclide-Lavigne and Chemin Sainte-Marie.

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The Montreal police say they shot and killed a murder suspect during an operation at a motel on boulevard Marcel-Laurin in the borough of Saint-Laurent.

Quebec's police watchdog, the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI), is investigating the incident.

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Montreal weather delivered a combination of rain, thunderstorms and tornadoes in July, and it seems as if the wild weather conditions will continue with a vengeance this weekend as Sunday's humidex is expected to reach 43.

According to The Weather Network, Friday is expected to reach a high of 27 C, with the humidex taking things up to 34. Even though this is typical peak summer weather for Montreal, what's to come on Saturday and Sunday is more than what most of us are used to.

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