Leonard Nemoy, the brilliant actor who brought the iconic character Spock to life on Star Trek died this morning (Friday February 27th) at him home in Bel-Air, Los Angeles.
He was 83 years old. His wife Susan Bay Nemoy confirmed that the actor died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mr. Nimoy had quit smoking nearly 30 years ago but still attributed his disease to his old habit when he announced it.
Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931 in Boston, he began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood. He later became a film director, poet, singer and a photographer.
If you need walk down memory lane or if you're too young to have watched the original Star Trek, check out Spock's funniest moments from Season 1
No matter where you work, Quebec's Act respecting labour standards, enforced by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST), lays out which days off you are entitled to take. Here are some of them.
The Quebec government specifies that employers must allow employees to be absent from work for the purpose of jury duty or to be a witness during a trial — so your employer cannot fire, suspend or discipline you for your absence.
Employers are not required to pay you if you are required to be absent for court. But prospective jurors and witnesses can claim an allowance or compensation for time spent in court.
If your employer penalizes you for a court absence, you can make a complaint with the Tribunal administratif du travail, in addition to taking any appropriate legal action.
Among the many wonderful things that make being a Montrealer a fun and authentically Canadian experience is — you guessed it — hockey.
From its speed and tradition to, of course, its fandom, hockey is (in the opinion of most who live in the Great White North, anyway) one of the greatest sports. Montreal Canadiens fans will know this to be especially true.
But just because our hockey season may look a bit different this year, doesn't mean we can't continue to celebrate by making our homes feel like we're at a Habs game IRL.
Every Molson Export FANatic Saturdays will kick off with a Habs-themed trivia hour from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m EST, hosted by Bell Centre's in-game host Michel Kunta, and it's all about putting your Habs knowledge to the test.
First-place winners will score a $250 gift card to Tricoloresports.com, the Montreal Canadiens' official store. Second place will land a $100 gift card and third place gets a $50 gift card.
Advance registration is required so be sure to snag your spot to flex those know-it-all muscles and ultimate bragging rights.
Q&A Presented by Molson Export
Next, get ready to put those thumbs to work because after trivia is a live Twitter Q&A starting at 6:00 p.m. with special contributor Marc Dumont, formerly from The Athletic.
The session will, naturally, focus on all things Habs, acting as a "week-in-review" where fans can weigh in on what's happening with the team now (in 280 characters or less, of course).
Each Saturday one lucky fan will receive a special prize from Molson Export.
To participate, fans need to submit a question to the Q&A via Facebook or Twitter. Whichever fan has their question selected and answered by Marc during the Q&A will be Le Vrai Fan and get a retro Canadiens jersey!
Following the Twitter Q&A is a 30-minute DJ set live on Twitch. Kickstarting the first FANatic Saturday on April 3 is DJ Special K. You can also look forward to the likes of DJ Shash'U (April 10), Pat Boogie (April 24), TIZI (May 1) and Fafa Khan (May 8).
Whatever your musical flavour, get ready to kick that pregame party into high gear because each DJ will be cranking the tunes until the puck drops.
All you have to do is tune into Montreal Canadiens' social channels to catch a glimpse of the featured star cheering on the Habs.
To date, celebs like David Hasselhoff, Bob Saget, Erin Andrews and Bruce Buffer have been featured. It's anybody's guess as to who will check in with fans next, but one thing's for sure: it's always well worth the wait.
Think everything from jerseys and player T-shirts to headwear, socks and pyjamas. New items exclusive to the weekend event will be offered each week (this Saturday, April 3 you can get 25% off selected hoodies and sweaters), so be sure to check back often for official Habs gear you're going to want to make your own.
Wherever you choose to celebrate the Habs every week, tune in to Molson Export FANatic Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. EST for trivia, special programming, cash prizes, celebrity check-ins and more every single Saturday that the Montreal Canadiens play, home or away.
A bill introduced in the National Assembly on Thursday would tweak the way Quebec deals with the death of the Canadian monarch.
The bill, brought forth by MNA and Conseil du trésor chair Sonia Lebel, would clarify that the death of the monarch would not "terminate the activities of the Parliament of Québec [or] the Government or the courts, nor [...] interrupt those activities."
It also states that government officials would not have to retake oaths of allegiance to the Crown.
The bill would further repeal part of the Public Officers Act that calls for the Lieutenant Governor, the Crown's representative in Quebec, to issue an order allowing government officials to continue their jobs after the death of the monarch.
MTL Blog has reached out to Lebel's office for a comment on this story. We'll update this article when we hear back.
Lead veterinarian Stéphane Lair confirmed that "although a collision with a boat was initially suspected, the autopsy carried out on this humpback whale did not confirm this hypothesis. The cause of death, therefore, remains uncertain."
Lair also suggested "it's possible that its prolonged exposure to fresh water may have affected its physiological functions."
Whatever the cause of the whale's demise, Lair and his team suspect a sudden death.
"The passage of the humpback whale in Montreal demonstrates that many questions about the ecology and behaviour of this species and the interventions to be made when it finds itself in trouble remain to be explored," he concluded.