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If you don't have a side hustle, then you probably know someone who does. It's become the key small-business buzzword in recent times — and for good reason.

Many millennials and zoomers are coming to the realization that a corporate nine-to-five job doesn't suit what they want in life. For some, the restriction of the 40-hour workweek is unappealing, while others struggle to find work that aligns with their personal values.

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Friday, June 11, marks the long-awaited return of Montreal bar terrasses —  an integral part of the city's summer culture. There will be a limit of two adults from different addresses per table, however.

Even more reopenings are on the horizon as Montreal prepares to enter the yellow zone.

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Mile End eatery Larrys is ditching the tipping system when it reopens on June 7 and raising staff wages instead, according to an Instagram post on June 2. 

The post says staff wages should not depend on the generosity of customers or on the decision of customers to return to the restaurant after its COVID-19 closure.

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The CAQ's French-language reform bill, aka Bill 96, would implement a new system allowing customers to report Quebec businesses that don't serve them in French to the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) — potentially even leading to a civil lawsuit for businesses with more than five employees.

"We want to encourage and invite businesses to ... provide information in French in the context of businesses," said French Language Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette at a May 12 press conference

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A viral video posted to multiple social media platforms appears to show an unconscious person on a Montreal metro train floor with a rodent near their face.

This article contains graphic content that might not be suitable for some readers.

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Montreal's neighbourhoods, known for their hustling vibrancy, continue to look very different from what we're used to.

Restaurants and bars, where we once gathered to escape the daily grind, celebrate a special occasion or enjoy good company, are — at least for the time being — not an option.

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Kais Latiri likens himself to a Galileo of immersive sex. "People are afraid of novelty, of innovation, of something new they're not used to," he said. "Take for example Galileo who said the Earth [went around the sun].* He was imprisoned for that."

This article contains graphic content that might not be suitable for some readers.

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Did the pandemic ruin your travel plans? Air Canada is refunding non-refundable plane tickets for flights that were cancelled — by the airline or voluntarily by the passenger — due to COVID-19 since February 2020.

In a press release, Air Canada also announced that, as of today, flyers who purchase non-refundable tickets and whose future flights are cancelled or rescheduled by more than three hours will have the option of a refund.

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You might be a frequent eater of Cuisine AuntDai in Montreal. Or perhaps you just heard about the Chinese restaurant this week when its strikingly honest menu went viral.

But who is behind the hilarious descriptions and anecdotes that accompany each menu item? We spoke to owner Feigang Fei about his newfound fame and the decision to caption his orange beef with "This one is not THAT good. Anyway, I am not big fan of North American Chinese food and it's your call."

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If typical food delivery app dishes are getting stale, there's a new way for Montrealers to break the cycle of ordering from the same chain restaurants. And it'll make you feel good too!

Food'elles is a social enterprise that will soon offer eco-responsible takeout and delivery prepared by immigrant, refugee and First Nations women — allowing you to experience the world of food from the comfort of your home.

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When Takuya Matsuda was an up-and-coming sushi chef living in California, he said he spent a lot of time in Las Vegas. It was there, at a Cirque du Soleil show, that he came up with the concept for his new Montreal restaurant, Okeya Kyujiro, which opened downtown for take-out on Friday, January 8, 2021.

Part sushi spot and part theatre, Okeya Kyujiro promises to be an experience unlike anything the city's ever seen — or tasted — before. 

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2020 has brought a lot of heartbreaking changes, especially for Montreal restaurants.

Such a key part of the city's culture, saying goodbye to any restaurant is always painful, but to have so many gone away before their time this year has been absolutely crushing.

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