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One thing that's definitely been on people's minds during the pandemic is the housing market . We spoke with Samuel El-Kaim, a local real estate agent , to help calm any of your stresses.

As the market around us seems to be pointing towards trends never seen in a city like Montreal , what's the best move? Is it the right time to buy?

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The dates of Montréal en Lumière 2021 , including the city's beloved all-night arts festival, Nuit Blanche , have been pushed back — but the event is still a go. Although organizers aren't sure whether it will be strictly virtual or not.

This year's event had previously been scheduled to take place from February 18 to 28, but the team announced that "given the current situation and most recent sanitary measures" it has been moved to March 4 to 28 with Nuit Blanche on March 13 .

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On October 16, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) released new data projecting different ways COVID-19 could evolve in the province during the second wave — and it looks like Quebecers need to do more to stop coronavirus cases from rising.

The report presents three possible scenarios : the first, called Scenario 0 (S0), is a hypothetical analysis of what could have occurred if the government had not put additional measures in place in red zones for the month of October .

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The next time you’re in Little Italy, make sure to head down avenue Henri-Julien to the Church of the Madonna della Difesa. Enter this Catholic place of worship and look up. There — surrounded by angels, saints, and henchmen — you’ll see a fresco of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in this Montreal church .

The fresco was painted by artist Guido Nincheri in 1931, a time when fascism was gaining in popularity in Montreal and around the world among some segments of the population.

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