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CF Montreal, Montreal's soccer club formerly known as the Montreal Impact, will play its first home match since early September 2020 at Montreal's Stade Saputo this weekend. 

A maximum of 5,000 spectators will be permitted to attend under the Quebec government's COVID-19 public health rules.

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Beginning on July 8, there will be a new way to travel between Montreal and Ottawa. Orléans Express will help fill the void left by Greyhound after the inter-city bus operator discontinued service in Canada back in May. 

Orléans Express announced that it's adding a daily connection linking MontrealGatineau and Ottawa starting on Thursday. According to the website, there will also be stops in Kirkland.

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The City of Montreal and Quartier des Spectacles are hosting free outdoor screenings of the next few games of the Stanley Cup Final in Montreal — including tonight's Game 3, which is sold out.

The site will host 4,335 game spectators, separated into three zones — Place des Festivals, Promenade des Artistes and Esplanade de la Place des Arts — with their own entrances and exits. 

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The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) — the regional transit authority that sets exo and STM fares — is overhauling its pricing system over the next few years, and phase one starts today. 

What exactly does this mean for you? 

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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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Cheap Thursdays are back at the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan, which has adjusted its programming schedule to suit Montreal's new 9:30 p.m. evening curfew.

The reduced-price tickets are available every week for showings after 5:30 p.m. on Thursday but you have to reserve online, as entry is limited.

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La Sûreté du Québec broke up an illegal gathering of 36 people on Saturday, March 6 in Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury which resulted in over $55,000 in fines.

According to Stéphane Tremblay, media relations officer for La Sûreté, multiple calls were placed by citizens reporting the party until police arrived on scene to the chalet on Chemin Blanc at 8:30 p.m.

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A new study out of the Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke and University of Ottawa has found that police tickets issued to Montreal's homeless population have soared over the past 27 years.

The researchers analyzed 50,727 statements of offence issued in Montreal between 2012 and 2019 to individuals who provided the address of an organization that offers services to the homeless.

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Quebec's first weekend with a curfew has come to a close and we're getting our first look at what compliance was like across the province.

In Montreal, police say they gave 185 tickets to curfew violators between January 9 and 10.

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In a tweet on January 5, the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal provided an update on the number of COVID-19-related inspections it conducted, tip line calls it received and tickets it issued in the days following Christmas.

According to the tweet, the Montreal police received 903 calls with tips about potential public health violations between December 28 and January 3. 

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In a press conference on December 9, Premier François Legault said Quebecers would be receiving an alert on broadcast TV and radio, as well as on wireless networks, to remind them of COVID-19 public health rules.

The alert will be issued by the province on December 9 at 2:30 p.m., he said. 

It will warn Quebecers that breaking the rules will result in fines between $1,000 and $6,000, as police and the province's health authorities gear up to crack down on Quebecers found violating public health protocols.

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The Quebec government spent a large chunk of its press conference on December 9 telling Quebecers that it's up to the people of the province "to break the second wave."

With that, Premier Legault reminded us, "there's only one way to do this: reduce our contact with others."

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