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Hudson's Bay is restoring Zellers to its former glory… kind of. Early next year, the retailer is set to launch a Zellers e-commerce site as well as brick-and-mortar locations within The Bay department stores in major cities across the country.

The approach will follow The Bay's own digital-first sales model.

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After abandoning politics for the second time after a showy loss to Valérie Plante in 2021, former Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has taken to Facebook to tease… well, to tease something.

“Well, I guess I’ll break the news tomorrow…" Coderre wrote coyly in his August 15 post. Alongside a low-res smiling photo of himself, he revealed that "a comeback… or two… is brewing," striking a healthy curiosity through the hearts of politically conscious Quebecers everywhere.

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Arguments about declawing, ear cropping, and tail docking abound on the internet, with strong opinions on either side. As of yesterday, the Quebec government has formally taken a side: firmly against these aesthetic surgeries and more.

Many non-therapeutic aesthetic surgeries on animals will be officially banned in Quebec in 18 months. Procedures like cat declawing and cropping dogs' tails and ears will no longer be legal in the province. Also banned is devocalization or the process of surgically limiting a dog or cat's ability to make sounds.

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Montreal is better than the United States, but worse than the rest of Canada, according to an analysis conducted by The Economist's affiliate, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Its Global Liveability Index, released in June, ranks cities based on a multitude of factors, including purportedly quantitative measurements of education, environment, health care, infrastructure and culture.

This year, the result of these calculations is a top ranking for Western Europe, the region with the highest average liveability score, according to The Economist. North America as a region came in second place, with Canadian cities topping the list. Try to guess which one is the best before reading on.

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In the latest update in the case surrounding a body found in a trash can in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montreal police are now treating the situation as a homicide.

Investigators found marks on the victim, which indicated violence had been inflicted, according to SPVM spokesperson Veronique Comtois. This incident marks the 18th homicide in the city this year.

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On the hot, humid Saturday of Pride week, hundreds of trans Montrealers and their allies gathered at Parc de L’espoir in preparation for the annual Trans March for Liberation.

The march’s organizer, queer activist Celeste Trianon, explained that the point is for trans people to gather, fight for their rights, and “continue fighting against all forms of institutionalized transphobia that affect us every day.”

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îLESONIQ has officially come and gone for yet another remarkable year. The festival took place between August 5 to 7 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal and it seems as if the event organizers have wasted no time announcing its dates for next year.

Mark your calendars, tell your friends and get those festival outfits ready, because îLESONIQ will officially be making its return to Montreal from August 11 to 13, 2023.

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Big day for the Big O. Decades after its completion, Montreal Tower, the famous inclined, 165-metre-tall structure that rises from behind the Montreal Olympic Stadium, is about to hit 100% occupancy for the first time ever.

The Olympic Park made the announcement Monday, August 8.

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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 the 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 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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