Hipsters, how we hate hipsters. With their furry faces, no-meat diets, tiny feet, and saw dust bedding, who could like a hipster? Oh snap, wait, we mean hamster, we hate hamsters. Well both actually.
Hamsters vs. hipsters is the hilarious comparison to be found on on the sign of Quebec City's Brulerie De Café De Québec, as posted on reddit yesterday. French-ifying the now-infamous chalkboard sign originally written by The Pig And Pastry cafe, we're happy the hamster-hipster correlation has now been introduced into the Francophone coffee scene. The translation can be read below.
After reading the pretty on-point sign, one can't deny the strange similarities between hamsters and hipsters. Other than all the things listed on the sign, both are also big into wheels without motors (hamster wheels and hipsters on bikes) and making nonsensical conversations with other people, hipsters tending to focus on the gender binaries propagated by the inherent patriarchy of capitalist society and hamsters just making cute little noises. Come to think of it, we'd actually rather chill with a hamster.
Now that the dust has settled on the 2021 Federal Election, many of us living in Quebec might be wondering what the point of all this was. But no election is without some kind of meaning, especially for voters.
So, what did this election mean for the people of Quebec and what does a Liberal minority mean for the province?
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Montreal's Ritz-Carlton Hotel was ranked number one in a list of the "Best City Hotels in Canada" in a recent Travel & Leisure survey, beating out iconic hotels in Vancouver, Quebec City and Toronto.
Montreal's Ritz-Carlton ranked high among readers, Travel & Leisure says, for its exclusive amenities, "tremendous views" of the city, and its access to activities around downtown Montreal. But if you want to spend a night at the Ritz-Carlton, be prepared to fork out a lot of money.
As of the time of writing, the most basic "deluxe room" with a king-sized bed for Thursday, September 9, will run you between $495 and $715 per night.
If you wanted to book a room with a king-sized bed for this upcoming weekend (September 11), the Ritz-Carlton has a "staycation promotion" that comes with breakfast, a bottle of sparkling wine, a $50-dollar food and beverage credit and 30% off at the spa for $715 per night.
This same promotion is available for a one-bedroom suite with a fireplace and a king-sized bed, as well, which will cost $1,135 per night.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, accompanied by the mayors of Quebec's other four major cities, put out a statement on Tuesday imploring the Federal government to make a "firm commitment" to fight gun violence and gun trafficking.
"What we want is a clear plan [...] either we head towards an American-style society where the use of guns becomes banal and tragedies happen daily or the federal [government] takes responsibility" and acts on the issue, Plante said at a press conference.
"Cities are taking responsibility and continuing to do everything in their power to prevent violence, fight organized crime and keep our communities safe," the mayors said in a joint statement shared with MTL Blog.
"But we cannot do it all alone. We need a concerted, comprehensive, pan-Canadian effort."
The mayors cited the need to give more resources and funding to policing efforts like the border services or local law enforcement to fight against a surge of gun violence and gun trafficking.
Quebec City's Nicolas-Guy Turbide won a silver medal in the men's 100-metre backstroke event for the visually impaired. This is Turbide's second Paralympic medal.
Turbide joined fellow Quebec swimmer Aurélie Rivard in the medal count after she won a bronze medal in the women's 50-metre freestyle event on Wednesday.
Turbide is an accomplished swimmer, winning a bronze medal at the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016.
His "breakout performance" in the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games earned him six medals.
In an Instagram post before the Games, Turbide wrote "my road to Tokyo has taken me down many paths requiring adaptation, reinvention, and patience [...] I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to represent Canada in the sport I love."