During the government's daily briefing about the novel coronavirus situation, François Legault informed the public that, as of April 15, there are 14,860 cases of COVID-19 in Quebec. The previous day, there were 14,248 confirmed cases, which means the province has seen an increase of 612 cases in the past 24 hours. There have now been 487 deaths caused by the virus in the province.
There are 984 people who are hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus at the moment.
Legault mentions that the number of intensive care patients has decreased slightly, with 12 people less than the previous day, for a total of 218 who remain in intensive care.
Legault stressed in both the conference and in his daily Facebook post that officials are "continu[ing] to monitor very closely what is happening in the CHSLDs. Reinforcements are being sent to areas where the situation is more critical."
For reasons of transparency, the Government of Quebec Government recently released a list of the most affected CHSLDs and retirement homes during the pandemic.
Can't make it to the Bas Saint-Laurent this summer? No problem. The city's latest culinary catch, Pincette, is landing in Old Montreal.
Led by Chef Khelil Ben Ammar formerly of Nelligan and Su, and "inspired by Montreal's vibrant culinary scene," the new Montreal lobster bar aims to "bring the East Coast experience to Montreal," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The décor sets the scene. The dining room evokes an elevated lobster shack with a "chic Montreal-European vibe." It even has charming lobster trap light fixtures.
Among the mouthwatering menu items are lobster mac n' cheese, a lobster roll, lobster poutine and a lobster club sandwich, as well as many other seafood treats and dishes (gotta highlight the cod fritters!).
In what can only be described as WTF, a video posted to Café Myriade's Instagram page shows an unknown individual approach a row of flowers planted in front of the cafe's avenue du Mont-Royal location and pull out a whole bunch of them while another individual looks on.
But the real question is: why?
For its part, the café did have a good sense of humour about this.
Café Myriade told MTL Blog that this happened at 3:45 a.m. on Monday morning. They didn't file a police report.
"We did replant what we could," they said.
"If it needs some filler we will gladly do some gardening."