Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Montreal’ Category

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to vote on fighting ban

Thursday, February 20th, 2020
Thomas Ethier and Jordan Lepage

Two thirds of the QMJHL leadership would need to vote in favour for the ban for it to go through. If that happens, the ban would then go into effect as of the 2020-2021 season.

‘It’s incredible’: Montrealers celebrate as Laurent Duvernay-Tardif’s Chiefs win Super Bowl

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Super Bowl celebrations in Montreal were larger than usual this year, as fans cheered on local talent Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs as they beat out the San Francisco 49ers 31-20.

Renowned Quebec goalie equipment company in David-and-Goliath legal battle with CCM

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

On Dec. 31, CCM put an end to its decade-long partnership with the legendary maker of goalie equipment, the family-run Équipements de gardien de but Michel Lefebvre (EGB). Now EGB is accusing CCM of stealing its designs.

Alouettes’ new co-owner Gary Stern shoots straight, but can he deliver?

Monday, January 6th, 2020
Gary Stern

Six weeks ago, Toronto-based businessman Gary Stern was watching the Grey Cup in his basement when a friend mentioned the Montreal Alouettes were for sale. Now he and his father-in-law, Sid Spiegel, own the team.

Jacob, 8, wanted a Toronto Maple Leafs cake. The bakery used the Maple Leaf Foods logo instead

Monday, January 6th, 2020
Eight-year-old Jacob wanted a Toronto Maple Leafs cake. The bakery used the Maple Leaf Foods logo instead Image 1

Jacob's family picked up the cake from a bakery on their way to a Montreal hockey arena for his eighth birthday party Saturday. To their surprise, instead of the NHL team's logo, atop the cake was the logo for Maple Leaf Foods.

Habs fans love Montreal Canadiens’ organist — and she loves them right back

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
diane bibaud canadiens organist

When she gets a reaction from the Habs fans at the Bell Centre, Diane Bibaud says it's more fun than "10 chocolate bars."

No Expos without a stadium, said MLB. But it didn’t stop Jean Drapeau

Friday, November 22nd, 2019
Jean Drapeau

Carbon copies of two letters in the former Montreal mayor's archives provide a glimpse into how the Montreal Expos came to be, and how the months before opening day turned into a bit of a scramble — especially when it came to where the team would play.

Thierry Henry hire is a gamble worth taking for the Montreal Impact

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Spain Soccer Champions League

Thierry Henry is as big of a name as there is in soccer. During his playing days, he netted goals for some of the world’s premiere clubs, including Arsenal and Barcelona.

Kim Boutin thought about retiring but instead, she’s back and skating faster than ever

Friday, November 8th, 2019
Kim Boutin

With three Olympic medals in her trophy case, Boutin was considering retirement. But she decided to keep training, and is now setting world records.

Former ski coach Bertrand Charest won’t appeal his case further, will serve sentence

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Bertrand Charest

Disgraced former national ski coach Bertrand Charest has decided he won't appeal his verdict and sentence before the Supreme Court of Canada. Charest's lawyer says he's decided to close the book and focus on the future.