This year marks the 6th edition of the UCI World Tour's Bicycle Grand Prix in Montreal. Seeing as how Montreal is one of the most bike friendly places in the world, it's fitting for our city to host this kind of event. Cycling had been growing exponentially in popularity here. In fact in the plateau, the front gates are either covered in bicycles or tiny "No bikes allowed" pictures. So either way you have bikes on your gate.
The race takes place on Sunday, September 13th on Park Avenue, North of the Georges-Étienne Cartier Monument. The teams will be presented at 10:00 am and the race begins at 11:00 am.
The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) released Quebec road accident stats for 2021, showing a 6.06% increase in fatal collisions compared to 2020, when lockdowns and travel restrictions forced many people off the roads.
According to Thursday's statement by the SQ, the Quebec police force responded to 245 deadly car accidents in 2021. In those 245 accidents, 262 people were declared dead, a 4.8% increase from 2020.
Combined, the Mauricie and Lanaudière regions had the most deadly traffic accidents (47), closely followed by Montérégie (40), Estrie and the Centre-du-Quebec (33), the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches (26), the Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine (26) and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and the Côte-Nord (26).
Deadly accidents also occurred in the Outaouais and Laurentides regions, as well as the Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec regions.
"The figures presented are above the average of the last five years," the Sûreté said in its release. They also released information about the key factors surrounding many of these accidents.
"The Sûreté du Québec maintains its efforts to ensure the safety of road users," added the Sûreté. "We would like to remind drivers that they must adopt safe driving behaviour and exercise caution to reduce the risk of being involved in a collision."
20% of road deaths occurred in instances where victims were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. According to police records, 24.5% of deadly road accidents were caused by reckless driving or speeding.
Impaired and distracted driving were also reported as dangerous behaviour, causing 14% and 7% of deadly accidents, respectively.
The team behind the ever-popular newHaūs nightclub is preparing for the grand opening of an all-new pop-up rooftop terrasse in the Plateau. Located on the roof of the old Tokyo Bar, Terrasse newHaūs will aim to "bring the newHaūs spirit outdoors," according to organizers.
Terrasse newHaūs shared some photos of the new space with MTL Blog ahead of its grand opening on Saint-Jean-Baptiste.
The goal is to create "a place for everyone in Montreal who has lived a life of interior confinement, mental and physical stress for the last 13 months — to give them an ability to listen to amazing music, have some drinks, and socialize in a safe and healthy way under the sun and stars!"
True ice cream fans know that more is always better! Le Grand Verglas (The Great Ice Storm), a creamery on Montreal's South Shore, lives by the same motto with its famous four-level cones. How could you not add crushing one of these delicious behemoths to your summer bucket list?
The "frozen bistro" in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu specializes in cold desserts from gelato to milkshakes and bubble tea — but if you want to go big or go home, order the "Grand Verglas."