Anyone who's ever had bed bugs know that the tiny creatures can cause a massive headache. Bed bugs bite you in your sleep like tiny little parasites, and the mere thought of that can lead to quite a few sleepless nights if you're dealing with an infestation.
It's therefore reasonable that people want to know where bedbugs are found in the city, especially when they're thinking about moving to a new building. According to Santé Montreal, "between 2010 and 2014, about 3% (22,000) of households a year had bed bugs."
Luckily, Open Data 101 Montreal has put together an easy-to-use, interactive map that gives you an idea of the location of bed bug infestations throughout the city.
The map was put together using open data from the city of Montreal. The data shows where exterminators declared that they had done extermination work for bedbugs.
It, therefore, may not be a totally accurate representation of where bedbugs are in the city right now, but it gives you a pretty solid estimate.
According to the data, Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie has the most declared exterminations, with a total of 4,509 over the last 18 years.
This is followed by Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension, with 4 495 exterminations, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, with 4453 exterminations, and the Plateau, with 3 928 exterminations.
Santé Montréal urges people with bed bug infestations to "act quickly to prevent bed bugs from spreading. Don’t treat your home yourself: call a professional. If you’re a tenant, the owner is responsible for taking care of the problem."
You can find out more about bed bug infestations on Santé Montréal's website.
The custom airstream company in Montreal said Madonna's 1975 Airstream Sovereign 31' vehicle was designed in the likeness of a five-star hotel, featuring a custom leather couch and matching armchairs, retractable 50-inch TV monitors, a minibar and ice bin, heated floors, a tufted wall with custom light fixtures, a top-of-the-line sound system and custom under-carriage lights.
The RV even converts into a cigar lounge, built with a custom humidor and commercial air purifiers.
The price tag? A cool $200,000 USD. And Custom Airstream said other custom builds could cost up to $500,000 USD.
It's not the first time the Montreal-based camper customization company has worked with Madge. It also partnered with her on a "personal project" she hosted in the Hamptons in 2014.
"We're beyond excited to be part of Madonna's fun family moment," said a statement by David Schirmer, vice-president of sales and marketing at Custom Airstream.
"We woke up to a flood of phone calls, email and social media messages. People have been knocking down our door – it's been overwhelming in the best way possible. It's such an honour for our humble Québec company to add a little magic to Madonna's American Life!"
"Club Med Québec Charlevoix offers a one-of-a-kind vantage point at the heart of the Charlevoix region: built between the [Saint-Lawrence] river and the mountains, this Resort will offer you an incredible view of the mountain," according to the website, which calls this "the first Club Med mountain resort with waterfront views." There are other Club Med mountain resorts in the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps as well as China and Japan.
The Québec Charlevoix resort has 302 rooms and a private five-star luxury space with 25 suites. Select rooms "channel" the colours of Quebec, according to the website, "with winter white, twilight blue, and yellow sun decor." There are also three restaurants and, of course, one of them features ski chalet favourites, such as fondue and raclette.
Guest get unlimited meals and beverages, and daily entertainment, as well as unlimited ski-in/ski-out access, lift tickets, and group ski and snowboard lessons included in the all-inclusive package. For additional costs, guests can also try out Quebec activities like ice-skating, dog sledding, and sugar shack visits during the winter or biking, hiking and whale watching during warmer months.
On Tuesday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé tweeted that the COVID-19 situation in Quebec's Mauricie region was "worrying," particularly among unvaccinated and partially-vaccinated 18- to 30-year-olds, as cases in Mauricie–Centre-du-Québec jumped from 17 to 146 between July 22 and August 2.
"As elsewhere in the world, the recent increase in the number of cases is worrying," Legault tweeted.
"We will be announcing new measures in the coming days."
On August 4, the province reported a total of 184 new cases of COVID-19 in Quebec.