#ICYMI: Measles in Montreal, Bill 21 poll, other news

Here are some of the top stories on the Gazette site Friday, May 16, 2019.

Here are some of the top stories on the Gazette site Friday, May 16, 2019.


As the Montreal Public Health Department scrambles to contain the city’s first measles outbreak in years, the Quebec College of Physicians is warning against the dangers of vaccine hesitancy in the general population. More here.


STM buses

Less than a year after delivery, a big portion of Montreal’s hybrid buses needed repairs because a part on their roofs was prone to fly off. More here.

Publisac bags

The bags that hold the sales flyers and discount coupons in Publisacs will be composed entirely of recycled plastic beginning this autumn, the company that produces the controversial advertising packages said this week. More here.

Don Macpherson

When Education Minister Jean-François Roberge exercised a rarely used power to order the closing of an English-language high school at the end of this school year so it could be handed over to a French-language board, he called his action “exceptional.” More here.

Also: Bill Zacharkiw: Rosé is booming in Quebec

Bill 21

Anti-Muslim sentiment appears to be the main motivation for those who support a ban on religious symbols, a new poll has found. The poll of 1,212 Quebecers, conducted May 3-7, found 63 per cent of Quebecers supported a ban on religious symbols for judges, police officers and prison guards, and 59 per cent were in favour of a similar ban for teachers. More here.

Also:Simon Jolin-Barrette, Bill 21’s ‘sensitive’ but unwavering champion.

Brossard shooting

The Sûreté du Québec confirmed on Friday the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man in a crowded Brossard restaurant last Friday was linked to organized crime. More here.

My Montreal

Montreal is a lot different than Hempstead, N.Y., where Alouettes running-back Will Stanback grew up. “Where I’m from, there’s a lot of negativity and things that you pretty much don’t want to be around as in drugs and violence and everything,” said Stanback, who is entering his second CFL season with the Alouettes. “I’m just very appreciative of having the ability to play football to bring me here. I just love the city because just the atmosphere, the people. More here.


Hickey on hockey

There is one long-term, big-money deal that is worth pursuing for the Montreal Canadiens and that involves an offer sheet for Mitch Marner, who is the Toronto’s Maple Leafs’ best player. More here.

Also: Impact’s Azira brings quiet consistency

Also: What the puck: NHL grass greener for Bruins

The Right Chemistry

The concept of “clean eating” emerged within the last decade as a path towards a healthier life. It is based on the belief that the modern “western” diet of fatty, salty, sugar-laden and highly processed foods might as well be the scythe wielded by the Grim Reaper. More here.

Источник: Montrealgazette.com

Источник: Corruptioner.life


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