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A new, interactive online map allows Montrealers to self-report their interactions with the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) during police stops in Montreal.

The STOPMTL map was created by a team of researchers at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), McGill University, Concordia University and University College London. According to a news release by INRS, the project aims to gather crowdsourced data on police stops in Montreal in an effort to fill gaps in existing data.

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Jérôme Gagnon-Voyer is a Quebec contributor for Vaccine Hunters Canada, an online resource aiming to help the inoculation campaign against the deadly pandemic virus.

With Quebec beginning to open COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to the general population, he and his colleagues will be on the hunt to help us make sense of the appointment booking process.

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When thinking about ways to be more eco-friendly, there are some pieces of advice that are more familiar than others: turn off the lights at home, take shorter showers, hop on your bike or carpool. It should come as no surprise that there are plenty more opportunities to make greener choices every day.

For example, introducing more plant-based foods to your diet is a great way to help Mother Nature.

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Doing taxes can be overwhelming, especially since each province and territory has its own system. What most Canadians want to know is how to pay less income tax — and that means taking advantage of tax credits in Canada and Quebec

Put simply, tax credits allow you to "write off" expenses, deducting money from the amount you owe or adding to the amount you get back from the government. Non-refundable credits help with the former and refundable credits help with the latter, FYI.

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The results from U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hotels rankings are in — and a Montreal luxury hotel made it to the very top of the list for 2021. Can you guess which one it is? 

U.S. News used a combination of industry awards and guest reviews to score over 30,000 luxury hotels and resorts in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

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You've probably seen the term "Proud Boys" popping up in the news lately — either because of the group's involvement in storming Capitol Hill or because Canada is reportedly considering declaring the group a terrorist organization.

While it's all too easy to look down on bad actors down south, stop before you get too smug. The Proud Boys have ties to Montreal. Here's what you need to know about them.

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The curtains have finally closed on 2020, otherwise informally known as the worst year in modern history. Although COVID-19 updates in Quebec have taken over your news feed this year, the last 365 days have also been filled with other news — stories of hope and achievement, highs and lows. 

No matter how you've chosen to spend the first day of 2021, we've rounded up some of the year's biggest, most amazing news stories that aren't about COVID-19.

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Last week, Montreal's police service (SPVM) arrested a man who they say stole two packages left at the doors of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve area homes.

The SPVM said in a news release that catching the thief red-handed was lucky, as officers from the neighborhood's Module d’action project were already on the scene, observing the suspect as the thefts happened.

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Being the Canadian city with the most rageful drivers, the best food in Canada and the ever-present existence of the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF), there's bound to be some friction — which means there's been no shortage of news coming out of Montreal

Amid a divisive relationship between anglophones and francophones, crumbling infrastructure and questionable climate action, compiling some of the wildest Montreal stories in history was no small feat.

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As the pandemic rages on, so too do the many COVID-19 conspiracy theories.

According to a study in Political Psychology, "'conspiracy theories' are attempts to explain the ultimate causes of significant social and political events and circumstances with claims of secret plots by two or more powerful actors."

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If you've checked outside your window recently or went for a little stroll in the park, you're sure to have noticed that the leaves have begun changing colours in la belle province. While fall may not officially start until September 22, the cool air breezing through the streets seems to say otherwise. If you've been waiting to know what the fall weather in Quebec is going to be like this year, good news: The Weather Network released its forecast for the season on Monday, September 14.

So, this means you can start to plan your autumn weather attire and pumpkin-related activities accordingly.

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Bad news for karaoke fans, good news for those who can't stand it: Quebec is expected to ban karaoke soon, a representative from La Corporation des Propriétaires de Bars, Brasseries et Tavernes du Québec (CPBBTQ) told MTL Blog.

CPBBTQ spokesperson Jean Jacques Beauchamp said the association's president, Renaud Poulin, was informed of the decision by government officials Thursday morning — and that the organization was not consulted beforehand.

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