Guys, I love Airbnb. It's pretty much one of the most convenient ways to book a place to stay, and although I've never used it to lend out my own apartment for the night, it's for sure a quick and easy way to make a couple of bucks.
But that might not be the case for some Montrealers anymore. According to CBC News, the locks to one Montreal man's apartment were changed by the property owner, after he had rented out his apartment to Airbnb clients too many times.
CBC News reports that the tenant in question had been living out of the country and renting out his apartment through Airbnb, and so the locks were changed in order to prevent the tenant from continuing to do so. The tenant must continue paying rent to the property owners, according to the report.
The biggest question here, though, is whether or not the case sets a precedent for similar cases (basically meaning whether or not there will be tighter regulations on renting out your apartment to people on Airbnb).
I guess the takeaway from all this is don't abuse Airbnb, probably?
Indoor events in halls and stadiums will be able to host a maximum of 7,500 people. Both outdoor festivals and shows indoors should have independent sections that fit 500 people each, with their own entrances and exits.
The event name, Sudbest, perfectly captures the goal of the event. Organizers call it the Sud-Ouest's "largest commercial revival initiative," bringing forward as many of the borough's merchants, artists and artisans as possible.
"The Market is intended to be a tailor-made economic stimulus tool for artists and merchants in the Sud-Ouest by giving them a commercial opportunity to promote themselves as part of an event reflecting the neighborhood," said restauranteur Gaelle Cerf, one of the event leaders, in a statement.
At the market, you can expect to find a 100% Quebec wine and cider bar run by the owners of the new convenience store le Cinq à Sept (Ville-Émard), a bloody caesars bar at Lord William Pub and a "post-pandemic" beer made specially for the event by 4 Origines Microbrewery.
You'll find food trucks, a Perles et Paddock oyster bar, jerk chicken grilled by Boom J, Food'elles and more.
At this month's event, DJ Kelly (Rap Mommies) will be spinning on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Sunday, you'll find Jazz St-Henri, 99 Wolves, and ELMNT at the DJ booth.
Fifteen stands are expected at the first Le Sudbest weekend, according to communications coordinator Julie Poulin. But Poulin told MTL Blog there are already 35 kiosks confirmed for the next event on August 28 and 29.
The third and final (for now) Sudbest weekend is scheduled for September 25 and 26.
Entry is free and dogs are allowed on a leash.
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Sudbest Neighbourhood Market
Price: Free entry! No cash is accepted on-site so pay by card or via the CHK PLZ app
When: From noon to 11 p.m on July 31-August 1 & August 28-29 & September 25-26
Address: 40, rue des Seigneurs, Griffintown, Montreal, QC (Behind Arsenal, along the Lachine Canal)
Why You Need To Go: Check out the Sud'BEST merchants, artists and artisans that the Sud-Ouest has to offer!
Various brands of frozen mangoes distributed in several provinces in Canada have been recalled by the country's food inspection agency due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. Some incidents of illness have been reported in Canada associated with consuming them.
If you have one of the recalled mango products, the Canada Food Inspection Agency recommends throwing the item away immediately or returning it to the store where it was purchased.
The following frozen mango brands have been recalled:
Nature's Touch: 2-kilogram bag, best before November 9, 2022
Compliments Mango Mania: 600-gram bag, best before November 10, 2022, and December 18, 2022
Irresistibles Mango Chunks: 600-gram bag, best before November 10, 2022
President's Choice Mango Chunks: 600-gram bag, best before November 6, 2022, and November 10, 2022
The agency says that food items contaminated with the Hepatitis A virus may not look or smell spoiled.
According to the food inspection authority, the viral illness is "usually mild and starts about 15 to 50 days after the contaminated food is eaten."
Though it generally goes away by itself in a week or two, the virus can last up to six months, causing inflammation of the liver — symptoms can include fever, low appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, and yellowing in the whites of the eyes and skin (jaundice).