Starting November 1st e-cigarettes will be officially prohibited on the Université de Montréal campus. A new legislation approved on October 7th by the university's Executive Committee, the policy set to be enforced at the dawn of November will equate e-cigarettes with their ordinary counterparts, with the same restrictions applying.
Kudos to Nightlife.ca for pointing this e-cig story in our direction, which was originally outlined on UdeM's website. The university's statement outlines the new policy, with e-cigs banned in any building and can only be smoked 9 meters away from any entrance.
In a very egalitarian point of view, the decision to ban e-cigs was made simply to respect all of the non-smokers on campus. Dean of UdeM's School of Public Health, Pierre Fournier stated that it isn't the place of the school to decide whether e-cigs are harmful or safe, but rather to ensure all students are comfortable, with many having complained about the fumes emitted within the university's buildings.
The jury is still out on whether e-cigs are less, more, or just as harmful as regular cigarettes, but given that UdeM is a place of learning, one where every person's health and safety should be safeguarded, the decision to ban vapes is quite justified. Having to sit in a lecture next to a person smoking an e-cig can be extremely distracting and make a person a bit uncomfortable, so even though a few people may be pissed, we respect UdeM's choice to create a healthy learning environment for the majority.
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
At a press conference on Thursday, Premier François Legault, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several other government representatives announced huge new investments into Canada's aerospace industry. These investments are set to create "more than 1,000" high-paying jobs in Quebec and the rest of Canada.
"The projects announced today are tangible platforms for creating exciting jobs," Aéro Montréal explained in a press release.
Ca Lem's owner, Stephanie Le, told MTL Blog that clients just need to download the TikTok app and show their account to the cashier in order to receive free pancake cereal sundaes — which are, of course, topped with maple syrup.
"We encourage users to take video and pictures of their visit to Ca Lem and post on Instagram, Facebook & TikTok platforms," she said.
There are limited quantities each day but the offer is valid at two of Ca Lem's locations — in NDG and the Plateau — so you can double your chances of getting a free sundae.
Free Pancake Cereal Ice Cream Sundaes
When: July 16, 17 and 18
Address: NDG - 6926, rue Sherbrooke O, Montreal, QC; Plateau–Mont-Royal - 4223, rue Saint-Dominique, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: It's free ice cream, that's why!
Founder Corinne Asseraf "imagined the Gallery 203 as a place of discovery, of meeting and exchange between artists and art enthusiasts" and you can feel exactly that the second you walk through the doors.
The mastermind behind all of this, Asseraf, has such a warming, kind presence, which is reason enough to take a visit to Galerie 203 whenever you're strolling through Old Montreal. She let MTL Blog know that anyone and everyone is welcome in her gallery.