The province is set to gradually reopen certain regions as of May 4, according to Vice-Premier Geneviève Guilbault and the province's public health officials. The Quebec government announced the news on Wednesday at the daily COVID-19 press update. She stressed that even as police checkpoints are removed, all non-essential travel is still discouraged and that everyone still must follow the recommended health guidelines.
Beginning Monday, Quebec will gradually remove police controls on travel in Lanaudière, the Laurentians, and Chaudière-Appalaches regions, as well as the city of Rouyn.
Outaouais (except Gatineau), Abitibi-Témiscamingue, La Tuque, and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean regions will be deconfined as of May 11.
On May 18, the government plans to deconfine the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Charlevoix, and Côte-Nord regions.
The three-week deconfinement plan hinges on the public maintaining what Guilbault called their "exceptional discipline."
"This whole plan for the gradual reopening of the regions of Quebec, in the same way as the plan for the reopening of schools, daycare services and the economy, really depends on the ability, the will of Quebecers to continue to apply public health guidelines," stressed Guilbault.
On Monday and Tuesday, respectively, Quebec outlined its plan to gradually reopen the economy and the public school system.
Three industries, retail, construction, and manufacturing, are set to resume operations.
Quebec teachers' unions have questioned the government's decision to commence deconfinement but public health officials stress that its decisions are being made with the utmost prudence.
"This is the objective, to revive Quebec without relaunching the pandemic, and it is by respecting public health guidelines that we will succeed in doing so," said Guilbault.
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Montreal's iconic Greenspot restaurant is selling hot dogs for $0.74 this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri institution says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Diner 74¢ Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC