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Montreal parties could be bigger and last longer than ever — legally — if the upcoming NONSTOP 24/24 and other all-night events this summer prove a success. Just days before the city-sanctioned 29-hour mega party, Mayor Valérie Plante announced a roadmap to regenerate Montreal's nightlife.

The plan features a pilot project that would extend the opening hours of some bars this summer to test the effect of letting them operate continuously in designated zones. The city is also investing in noise reduction for late-night venues to reduce any negative impact on residents.

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Montreal police say a 39-year-old man was attacked after showing up to carry out a transaction that had been arranged online. SPVM spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant reports that authorities received a 9-1-1 call at around 9:00 p.m. on the evening of Monday, January 31 about the incident at the corner of avenues Émilie-Legault and Jean Desprez in the borough of Anjou.

According to information from the victim and witnesses, two suspects approached the man and injured his upper body with a bladed weapon before fleeing on foot. As of 11:45 p.m. Monday, Brabant said it was unclear which direction the suspects went.

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