Environment & Economy
Environment & Economy

Safe driving tips as freezing rain hits Montreal

Posted on 29 December 2018

Roads, parking lots and sidewalks turned into skating rinks Friday and CAA-Québec spokesperson Annie Gauthier shares some tips for how to drive safely and minimize any potential car damage. Wait it out  Drivers who don't need to go out before the freezing rain ends and the roads are salted shouldn't risk it. It will be slow-going and unnecessarily dangerous, G ...

Environment & Economy

Blast of winter weather hits Montreal

Posted on 29 December 2018

About one to three millimetres of freezing rain hit the Greater Montreal area early Friday morning. Environment Canada issued the warning Thursday due to an imminent low-pressure system, but it was lifted Friday afternoon. The system started as snow before changing to freezing rain early Friday morning, as it moves over western and central Quebec. The freezing rain was expected to last ...

Environment & Economy

Saint-Jacques Escarpment: green space or toxic dump?

Posted on 17 December 2018

MONTREAL – On the Saint-Jacques Escarpment, it seems there’s more than meets the eye. The wooded area between Notre-Dame-de-Grace and Highway 20 is fenced in, but many risk trespassing to enjoy its natural beauty. “They didn’t know what was there,” said Lisa Mintz who started a group to protect the land. “It’s so quiet even with it being between two industrial areas.” ...

Environment & Economy

Petition demands Quebec cannabis society stop using single-use plastics

Posted on 17 December 2018

A petition is demanding the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) stop using single-use plastics in its packaging. Montrealer Jody Aveline argues that the provincial Crown corporation needs to take a more eco-friendly approach “when distributing cannabis and cannabis-related byproduct.” “Here’s this new Crown corporation that just started all fresh and they are push ...