The Local Montreal, Quebec Area
There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Montreal, Quebec.
Here's a short breakdown from Wikipedia:
Montreal is a city in Canada. It is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second-largest city in Canada and the fifteenth largest in North America. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", the city takes its present name from Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill located in the heart of the city, whose name was also initially given to the island on which the city is located, or Mont Real as it was spelled in Middle French, (Mont Royal in present French).
As of February 2012, Statistics Canada identifies Montreal's Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) (land area 4,259 square kilometres (1,644 sq mi) as Canada's second most populous with an estimated metropolitan area population of 3,824,221 and a population of 1,886,481 in the "agglomeration" of Montreal, which includes all of the municipalities on the island of Montreal. The city of Montreal proper had a population of 1,649,519 as of the 2011 census.
French is the city's official language and is also the language spoken at home by 60.5% of the population in the city of Montreal proper, followed by English at 21.2% and 23.4% other languages (as of 2006 census). In the larger Montreal Census Metropolitan Area, 70.5% of the population speaks French at home, compared to 18.5% who speak English. 56% of the population is able to speak both English and French. Montreal is the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the western world, after Paris.
Montreal is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities, was called "Canada's Cultural Capital" by Monocle Magazine and recently was named a UNESCO City of Design. Though historically the commercial capital of Canada, it was surpassed in population, as well as economic strength, by Toronto after 1976. Today it continues as an important centre of commerce, aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, film and world affairs.
In 2010, Montreal was named a hub city, ranked 34th globally out of 289 cities for innovation across multiple sectors of the urban economy, in the Innovation Cities Index by 2thinknow. Montreal was the next Canadian city in the annual index behind nexus city Toronto in 12th place and ahead of fellow hub cities Calgary, Quebec City, Vancouver and Edmonton. In 2009, Montreal was named North America's number one host city for international association events, according to the 2009 preliminary rankings of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
Local Montreal, Quebec Area News
Quebec issues warning on several raspberry products due to norovirus risk - C...
23 Jun 2017 at 8:23pm
CBC.caQuebec issues warning on several raspberry products due to norovirus riskCBC.ca
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) has issued a warning list of raspberry and raspberry products that may have been contaminated by the norovirus. Those who have products on the list are asked to avoid consuming them and return ...
Quebec floods: Hundreds of West Island homes may never be ... - Globalnews.ca
22 Jun 2017 at 2:30pm
Globalnews.caQuebec floods: Hundreds of West Island homes may never be ...Globalnews.ca
Hundreds of homes are destroyed following the intense flooding that ravaged much of Quebec this spring.Quebec cracks down on homeowners trying to rebuild in high-risk ...CBC.ca800 homes destroyed in Quebec
flooding: public security ministerCTV Newsall 3 news articles »
Quebec posts $2.5 billion surplus | CTV Montreal News - CTV News
22 Jun 2017 at 6:28am
CTV NewsQuebec posts $2.5 billion surplus | CTV Montreal NewsCTV News
Quebec's plan to once again balance the budget for 2016-2017 has been more successful than planned.Quebec's whopper of 2016-17 surplus could swell tenfold to $2.5 ...Montreal Gazetteall 2 news articles »
Fête nationale: Justin Trudeau to attend Quebec festivities - Montreal Gazette
23 Jun 2017 at 4:53am
Montreal GazetteFête nationale: Justin Trudeau to attend Quebec festivitiesMontreal Gazette
Joly will join festivities in Montreal
on Saturday, taking part in the Défilé de la Fête nationale on Saint-Denis St. during the afternoon. Saturday night, she'll be at the Constellation francophone in Quebec
City, a show that is part of Canada's 150th ...and more »
Quebec floods: Residents say they've been left high and dry - Montreal Gazette
22 Jun 2017 at 7:07pm
Montreal GazetteQuebec floods: Residents say they've been left high and dryMontreal Gazette
government said it would offer advances to flood victims, to pay for basic needs and cleanup. But none of the people the Montreal
Gazette spoke to had received any advances. Brown spent $11,000 on demolition, removing mould and cleaning to ...
3 tornadoes hit Quebec on Sunday, Environment Canada confirms - CBC.ca
21 Jun 2017 at 8:28am
CBC.ca3 tornadoes hit Quebec on Sunday, Environment Canada confirmsCBC.ca
Three tornadoes touched down in Quebec
last weekend ? all in one day. Environment Canada confirmed in a statement that "at least three tornadoes and a microburst affected the province" Sunday. "It's quite unusual," meteorologist Marie-Ève Giguère told ...
This year's wild turkey hunt sets records in Quebec - Montreal Gazette
23 Jun 2017 at 4:00am
Montreal GazetteThis year's wild turkey hunt sets records in QuebecMontreal GazetteQUEBEC
? It has been a good year for the hunters, not so hot for the birds. Quebec's
annual wild turkey hunt continues to grow in popularity with this season's version breaking all the old records. Not only were there eight times more hunters licensed ...
Quebec seeks to curb slumping high school graduation rate - CBC.ca
21 Jun 2017 at 11:15am
CBC.caQuebec seeks to curb slumping high school graduation rateCBC.ca
government is aiming to increase the province's sagging high school graduation rate by more than 10 percentage points by 2030, as part of a new plan that sets targets for improved student success. ... "When they're talking about increasing ...and more »
National Aboriginal Day 2017: Where to go and what to see across Quebec - CBC.ca
21 Jun 2017 at 3:01am
CBC.caNational Aboriginal Day 2017: Where to go and what to see across QuebecCBC.ca
Organized by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), the event takes place in eight cities across the country, including Montreal
. It kicks off at 11 a.m. with a parade, an Honour song, a tobacco and solstice fire ceremony. At 5:30 p.m., Montreal ...and more »
Sears to close multiple locations in Quebec - CTV News
22 Jun 2017 at 9:33am
CTV NewsSears to close multiple locations in QuebecCTV News
Sears Canada is going to close 14 of its stores in Quebec
and dozens more across the country. It's all part of a plan to restructure after being granted protection from creditors by an Ontario court Thursday. Under the plan Sears will lay off 2,900 ...
Sears Canada to axe 14 Quebec
stores as part of nation-wide restructuringCBC.caall 285 news articles »
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