The reduced traffic on the road network [...] due to the pandemic should have resulted in a decrease in the number of fatal collisions by now.
Sûreté du Québec
"Since the beginning of the year 2020," the SQ wrote, "123 fatal collisions have occurred on the territory compared to 115 at the same time last year. Among these collisions, 31 involve motorcyclists, while in 2019 that number was 19."
Among the leading causes of crashes are speed, reckless or impaired driving, inexperience on motorcycles, distraction, and non-use of seatbelts.
"On a motorcycle as well as in a car," the SQ concluded, "everyone must take into account other road users and be vigilant in their presence in order to share the road safely and harmoniously."
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David Savard hails from Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec and brings heaps of experience to the team.
The 30-year-old defenceman will bring size and smarts to the Canadiens blueline. Having spent the majority of his career with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Savard was most recently a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who, of course, beat the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final.
For Savard and his young family coming to Montreal was a no-brainer.
Team Canada's athletes — particularly its female Olympians — have been kicking butt at the 2020 Olympics while living it up in Tokyo's Olympic Village since the start of the Games on July 23, and they've been giving us all a glimpse of their experience on social media.
Canada's Olympians have explored Tokyo's scenery, spent long hours in the Village's sports complexes and have represented Canada on a global scale, earning two gold medals so far.
Rimouski's Maude Charron, a weightlifter who won one of Canada's two Olympic golds, brought a little slice of home to her Olympic Village room.
After arriving in Tokyo, fellow Montreal fencer Maximilien Van Haaster explored the architecture of Tokyo's Olympic Village, bringing his Instagram followers along the way. Meanwhile, Montreal-based sailer Oliver Bone gave his followers a behind-the-scenes look at his boat's preparation for the Olympic Games.
Though he's not from Quebec — let alone Canadian — Team USA rugby player Cody Melphy made a TikTok of the Olympic Village that's too good not to share.
Montreal has been ranked the ninth-best city for students in the world, according to QS Quacquarelli Symonds, an international higher education network that analyzes education throughout the world. It tied with Boston and Paris for ninth place.
The city fell three spots in the 2022 best student city ranking compared to 2019, going from number six to number nine.
London and Munich made up the top two student cities in the world while Seoul and Tokyo tied for third.
In order to be considered in the best student cities ranking, cities must have a population of over 250,000 people and be home to at least two universities featured in the QS world university rankings. Montreal currently has three: McGill University, Université de Montréal and Concordia University.
Although Montreal's affordability is competitive compared to many cities in the world — including Toronto and Vancouver — it ranked 52nd for affordability, according to QS. The affordability ranking is based on tuition fees, retail prices, an iPad pricing index, and the city's cost of living.
Montreal ranked 10th in the world for the QS student view ranking, which is based on the student experience in the city and the proportion of students who would remain living in the city post-graduation.
QS cited a friendly student environment and a world-class education as Montreal's main attractions for students across the globe.