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Max Verstappen holds off Carlos Sainz to win Canadian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen had long promised that given the tools he was more than capable of delivering a world championship. He duly took the title last year but his victory at the Canadian Grand Prix for Red Bull was an object demonstration that he appears in every position to now go on to seal multiple championships.


Source:  The Guardian

F1 driver Lewis Hamilton nursing sore back a week before Montreal Grand Prix

Formula One superstar Lewis Hamilton is struggling with a back injury a week before the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.


Source: CBC News

They're Married! Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Share First Photos from Their Wedding Day

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari are offering a first glimpse into their wedding day.

The day after PEOPLE confirmed the couple tied the knot on Thursday evening, the pop star, 40, and the actor-model, 28, released photos of their ceremony.


Source: People

Shakira and Longtime Boyfriend Gerard Piqué Have Separated

Shakira and her partner Gerard Piqué are taking time apart.

"We regret to confirm that we are separating," the couple said in a joint statement Saturday. "We ask for privacy at this moment for the well-being of our children, who are our maximum priority. Thank you in advance for your understanding and respect."


Source: People

Depp wins libel lawsuit against Heard, but each side defamed the other, jury finds

A jury sided Wednesday with Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, awarding the Pirates of the Caribbean actor more than $10 million US and vindicating his allegations that Heard lied about Depp abusing her before and during their brief marriage.


Source: CBC News

Canadiens sign coach Martin St. Louis to 3-year extension

Martin St. Louis has officially become the 32nd head coach in Montreal Canadiens history after signing a three-year extension with the National Hockey League club on Wednesday.


Source: CBC News

Johnny Depp Surprises Crowd at Jeff Beck Concert in England After Defamation Trial

Fresh off his highly-publicized defamation trial with Amber HeardJohnny Depp made a surprise appearance Sunday at a Jeff Beck concert in England. 


Source: ET  Online

Mona Lisa targeted in Louvre cake-throwing attack

A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum, and shouted at people to think of planet Earth.


Source: CBC News

Canada's Leylah Fernandez advances to French Open quarter-finals, Auger-Aliassime loses thriller to Nadal

There will be one Canadian in the Roland Garros singles quarter-finals this year, after Leylah Fernandez edged out American Amanda Anisimova 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in their fourth-round match Sunday in Paris, France.


Source: CBC News

A heartbreaking loss. Ray Liotta is dead at the age of 67, Deadline reports.

A heartbreaking loss. Ray Liotta is dead at the age of 67, Deadline reports.


Source: US Magazine

Texas shooting: 19 children among dead in primary school attack

Nineteen young children and two adults have died in a shooting at a primary school in south Texas.


Source: BBC News

Quebec adopts Bill 96 French language reforms amid concerns for anglophone, Indigenous rights

Quebec's majority government has adopted its contentious language bill overhauling the Charter of the French language, in a vote that lasted only minutes at the National Assembly this afternoon. 


Source: CBC News

Hydro-Québec facing ‘major challenges’ in restoring power after deadly storm

A destructive and deadly spring storm over the weekend has kept thousands of Quebecers in the dark for days.


Source:  Global News

Tim Hortons reprises marketing collaboration with Justin Bieber, launches Biebs Brew

A match made in marketing heaven between Tim Hortons and Justin Bieber is back with a new French vanilla-flavoured chilled coffee.


Source:  CTV News 

Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner carjacked at gunpoint outside Toronto movie theatre

A day after Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner was robbed of his Range Rover at gunpoint outside an Etobicoke movie theatre, Toronto police said they have already seen more carjackings so far this year than they did in all of 2021.


Source:  CTV News 

What we know so far about the victims of the Buffalo mass shooting

A former police officer, the 86-year-old mother of Buffalo, New York's former fire commissioner, and a grandmother who fed the needy for decades were among those killed in a racist attack by a gunman on Saturday in a Buffalo grocery store.


Source:  CTV News 

Quebec is lifting its mask mandate in most places; where are they still required?

This weekend, Quebec's face mask mandate will be lifted in most indoor settings as public health officials say the COVID-19 situation is improving across the province.


Source:  CTV News Montreal

Here's what you need to know about the heat hitting Montreal starting today

As temperatures climbed to the 20s this week — giving sun-starved Montrealers their first taste of summer — even hotter days are expected starting today, and there are some new outdoor restrictions to keep in mind. 


Source:  CBC

Canadiens win first selection in 2022 NHL Draft

 The Montreal Canadiens won the 2022 NHL draft lottery on Tuesday night and have the first selection for the upcoming draft at their home arena.


Source:  TSN

Pope says NATO may have caused Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

ROME — Pope Francis said that NATO “barking” at Russia’s door may have led to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine — and said he has offered to meet the Russian president in Moscow.


Source:  Politico

Lafleur lies in state at Bell Centre, fans mourn Canadiens legend

Guy Lafleur was known as a man of the people.

So it was only fitting that thousands of people streamed through Bell Centre on Sunday to pay respects to the NHL legend who died April 22 at the age of 70 after a nearly three-year battle with cancer.


Source:  NHL

Doctor Who Evaluated Amber Heard for 12 Hours Says Actress Showed Signs of Personality Disorders

A clinical and forensic psychologist who evaluated Amber Heard — and who was hired by Johnny Depp's legal team — has testified that the actress showed signs of borderline and histrionic personality disorders, but not post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Source:  People

Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44bn

The board of Twitter has agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk.


Source:  BBC News

Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur dies at age 70

Guy Lafleur, the beloved Montreal Canadiens icon whose indelible mark on the storied franchise transcended far beyond his era, has died, the team announced on Friday. He was 70.


Source: Sportsnet

Swiftie Scientist Names New Millipede Species After Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift can add a new honor to her overflowing cabinet of accolades: A new species of millipede from the Appalachian Mountains has been named after her, according to


Source: Rolling Stone

Mac Miller Drug Dealer Sentenced to Nearly 11 Years in Prison

One of the three drug dealers charged in the deadly fentanyl overdose that claimed the life of rising rapper Mac Miller was sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison on Monday.


Source: Rolling Stone

Chris Rock Jokes 'I Got My Hearing Back' 2 Weeks After Will Smith Hit Him at Oscars

Chris Rock is joking about the Oscars incident when Will Smith hit him onstage, while also continuing to be mostly reserved about his honest reaction to the shocking moment.

Source: People

Jennifer Lopez announces 2nd engagement to Ben Affleck

It’s official, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are engaged (again).

Lopez, 52, announced the engagement to fans via her newsletter On The JLo.


Source: Global News

David Gilmour: Why I’m Bringing Back Pink Floyd After 28 Years

A few days after Russia invaded Ukraine, singer-turned-soldier Andriy Khlyvnyuk posted video of himself belting “The Red Viburnum in the Meadow” — a folk song about the country’s strength in the face of adversity — to Instagram. The vocalist, who fronts the Kyiv group Boombox, had hoped to be playing gigs in the U.S. last month. But when he heard Russia had invaded his homeland, he returned to defend it. At the outbreak of the war, he told Rolling Stone he felt it was his duty to stick up for Ukraine for the sake of the world. “[The West] needs us as the shield to protect it all,” he said.


Source: Rolling Stone

Forbes List 2022: Rihanna joins annual billionaire list for the first time

Rihanna has been featured on Forbes’ billionaire list for the first time in her career due to her wildly successful ventures into fashion and beauty.


Source: Evening Standard

Avril Lavigne Gets Engaged to Mod Sun in Paris: 'The Day We Met I Knew You Were the One'

He was a boy, she was a girl — and they're going to get married!

Avril Lavigne got engaged to fellow pop-punk rocker Mod Sun on March 27 in Paris, the couple announced on Instagram Thursday.


Source: People

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Join Grand Tradition of Getting Married in Vegas After an Awards Show 

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker reportedly took their searching tongues to a chapel in Las Vegas late Sunday night, or rather early Monday morning, with a marriage license in hand. According to TMZ, they are wed. Elvis (not the real one) did the honors. No photos were allowed besides their own. 


Source: Vanity Fair

Silk Sonic and Jon Batiste triumph, Zelensky appears at a classy Grammy Awards

This year's Grammy Awards saw big wins by new artists, a handful of top-notch, well-produced performances and heartfelt tributes to artists who died this year — plus a surprise message from Ukraine's president.


Source: CBC News

Bruce Willis gives up acting due to brain disorder aphasia

Bruce Willis will step away from his acting career after being diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that impedes a person's ability to speak and write.


Source: BBC News

Foo Fighters cancel all upcoming tour dates, including this summer's Osheaga

The Foo Fighters announced all upcoming tour dates will be cancelled in light of the “staggering loss” of bandmate Taylor Hawkins.


Source: Daily Hive

Will Smith slaps, swears at Chris Rock during live Oscars broadcast

The 94th Academy Awards on Sunday maintained a buoyant spirit until Will Smith took great offence to a joke by presenter Chris Rock about the best-actor nominee's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.


Source: CBC News

Montreal Canadiens Trade Ben Chiarot to The Florida Panthers

One of the most talked-about players this trade deadline is off the market as Ben Chiarot is finally dealt. The Montreal Canadiens have traded Chiarot to the Florida Panthers. The Canadiens are getting back Ty Smilanic, the Panthers 2023 first-round pick and their 2022 fourth-round pick. The Canadiens retain 50% of Chiarot’s salary and cap hit.



Why Tom Brady un-retired: Bucs will be fine and age-45 season may be his best yet, but this was no master plan

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tom Brady's retirement lasted 40 days.

Brady said Sunday he's returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his 23rd NFL season.


Source: CBS Sports

City of Montreal to transform Peel Street with over $100 million makeover

Peel Street in downtown Montreal is getting a fancy new $108 million makeover.


Source: Daily Hive 

Masks no longer required in Quebec's primary and secondary classrooms

Quebec on Monday took the first step toward the eventual lifting of face mask mandates, starting in the classrooms of the province’s elementary and secondary schools.


Source: Montreal Gazette

Russia attacks Ukraine: Airstrikes hit cities, bases as civilians flee

KYIV, UKRAINE -- NATO's secretary-general says Russia has launched war on Ukraine and shattered peace on the European continent.


Source: CTV News

Canada's Olympians come up with 26 (maybe 27) medals at Beijing 2022 

BEIJING — Team Canada’s medal haul, like the quality of snowboard judging, venue food, Canadian ice dance costumes and the actions of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, is open to interpretation.


Source: National Post

Queen Elizabeth tests positive for COVID-19

Queen Elizabeth tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and is experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, Buckingham Palace said, adding that the 95-year-old monarch would carry on working.


Source: CBC News

Quebec announces plan to drop vaccine passport by March 14

Quebec will drop its vaccine passport requirement for all public spaces by March 14, the government announced Tuesday.


Source: CBC News

LA Rams clinch second Super Bowl title with nailbiting win over Bengals

The Los Angeles Rams have been accused of trading away their future to build a team of superstars, but their fans are unlikely to care when the present looks this good. Six years after the team returned to California – after a 20-year sojourn in St Louis – the Rams are Super Bowl champions for the second time in their history.


Source: The Guardian

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg headline hip-hop halftime show as Eminem takes a knee.

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar — three titans of Los Angeles rap — took the field at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., along with Eminem (a superstar from Detroit), the singer Mary J. Blige and the special guest 50 Cent to deliver a halftime spectacular heavy on nostalgia and California pride.


Source: The New York Times

Montreal Canadiens fire head coach Dominique Ducharme

The Montreal Canadiens have fired head coach Dominique Ducharme, the team announced Wednesday. An interim coach was not immediately named, but the team stated in a release on its website that a replacement would be named later on Wednesday.


Source: Sportsnet

Quebec plans to lift most pandemic restrictions by mid-March

Quebec Premier François Legault had one message for Quebecers Tuesday: it is time to learn to live with the virus.


Source: CBC News

Tom Brady officially announces retirement after 'thrilling ride' with Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has officially announced his retirement from the NFL, saying Tuesday in an Instagram post that he is "not going to make that competitive commitment anymore."


Source: ESPN

Rihanna Is Pregnant! Singer and Fashion Icon Expecting First Baby with A$AP Rocky

Rihanna has babies on the brain!

The "Diamonds" singer and fashion mogul, 33, is pregnant, expecting her first baby with rapper A$AP Rocky.

Source: People

Rafael Nadal rallies to win Australian Open, claim men's record 21st Grand Slam title

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Searching for inspiration when he was down two sets and facing triple break point, with his prospects of winning a record 21st Grand Slam title almost shot, Rafael Nadal thought back to some of his most difficult defeats.


Source: ESPN

Ottawa to name street after Ryan Reynolds

Ottawa residents will soon have a chance to live on Ryan Reynolds Way.

The city of Ottawa is honouring the Canadian actor by naming a new street after him in the east end, in recognition of his contributions to the city.


Source: CTV News

Kobe and Gianna Bryant statue placed at crash site on 2-year anniversary of their deaths

A bronze statue of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna was placed Wednesday at the crash site in Calabasas, California, where the Bryants and seven others were killed.


Source: CNN

Quebec restaurant dining rooms to reopen Monday, according to reports

The dining rooms of Quebec restaurants , locked down by provincial government order since December because of the surge in COVID-19 cases, will reopen on Monday, Jan. 31, according to multiple news reports on Tuesday .


Source: Montreal Gazette

Taylor Swift calls out Damon Albarn over songwriting comments

Taylor Swift has criticised Damon Albarn, lead singer of Blur and later of Gorillaz, after he said that she doesn't write her own music. 


Source: BBC News

Tiffany Haddish Talks Her DUI Arrest: 'We're Going to Work It Out'

Tiffany Haddish is opening up about her recent struggles. The 42-year-old comedian recently lost several people in her life that were very important to her, went through a public breakup with musician Common, and was arrested earlier this month for a DUI. 

Source: Entertainment Tonight

Businesses open on Sundays again; proof of vaccination in department stores starting Monday

Businesses in Quebec are reopening on Sundays, after being forced to close their doors on Jan. 2, 9 and 16.

This puts an end to a measure, among others, that had been put in place to try to limit the skyrocketing number of hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 fueled by the Omicron variant.

Source: CTV News

Legendary French Fashion Designer Thierry Mugler Dead at 73

Manfred Thierry Mugler, the celebrity-favorite fashion designer behind his eponymous line, has died. He was 73.

The French designer's team announced Mugler's passing Sunday, sharing a black square to his personal Instagram profile with the tragic news, which was written in both English and French.

Source: People

Tearful Adele postpones entire Las Vegas residency

Adele has postponed her entire Las Vegas residency, just 24 hours before the opening night.
"I'm so sorry, but my show ain't ready," the star told fans in a tearful update on Instagram.

Source:  BBC News

Britney Spears sends Jamie Lynn Spears cease and desist letter over 'outrageous' book claims

Britney Spears is exploring potential legal action against Jamie Lynn Spears, following her younger sister's new memoir and promotional tour, which the pop star's lawyer argues features "misleading or outrageous claims" about herself. 

Source:  USA Today

Quebec musician Karim Ouellet, Juno award winner, dies at 37

Quebec City musician Karim Ouellet, a Juno award winner and Félix award nominee who broke through with his heartfelt 2012 hit song L'Amour, was found dead Monday at a music studio in Quebec City. He was 37.

Source:  CBC News

Montreal Canadiens name Kent Hughes general manager

The search for the next general manager of the Montreal Canadiens has come to an end, with the team officially naming player agent Kent Hughes to the position. He was a candidate that the hiring committee seemed very interested in, as he had been reportedly in and out of contention several times before reappearing in recent days.


Vaccine passport now required to enter SAQ and SQDC stores

Quebec on Tuesday began requiring anyone wishing to buy alcohol or cannabis in person to show proof of vaccination at about 500 government-owned retail stores.

Source: Montreal Gazette

Quebec schools, daycares closed due to winter storm

Schools in the path of a major Quebec storm have announced they will be closed Monday following an extended winter break due to COVID-19 concerns.

Source: CTV News

Prince Andrew stripped of royal patronages and military affiliations as sex abuse lawsuit moves ahead

Britain's Prince Andrew has been stripped of all his royal patronages and military affiliations — with the queen's approval. The announcement came a day after a U.S. district judge rejected Andrew's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Virginia Giuffre, alleging that he sexually abused her when she was 17. 

Source: CBS News

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly Are Engaged and Sealed Union by Drinking 'Each Other's Blood'

Megan Fox said yes! 


The Transformers actress, 35, is engaged to boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly after over a year of dating. Fox and Kelly, whose real name is Colson Baker, shared the announcement on their respective Instagram accounts on Wednesday.

Source: People

Quebec plans to lift curfew on Monday: report

The province wide curfew is expected to be lifted on Monday, according to a report.

Source: Montreal Gazette

Students will return to class on Monday, says Quebec premier

After a post-holiday shutdown, classrooms in Quebec will welcome students back for in-person learning next week, Premier François Legault announced late Wednesday evening.

Source: CTV News

Thousands sign up for 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine as Quebec threatens to tax the unvaxxed

More than 7,000 people registered for their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, amid threats by Quebec officials to tax the unvaccinated.

Source: CTV News

Air Canada congratulates Judy Cameron on being named to Order of Canada

Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, on Dec. 29, 2021, named Captain Judy Cameron as one of the newest appointees to the Order of Canada. Cameron became the first female pilot hired by Air Canada in April 1978 at the age of 23. In 2019, Air Canada established the Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship in honour of its first female pilot.

Source: Wings Magazine

Kate Middleton shares 3 new official portraits on her 40th birthday

New portraits of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, are signaling a new era for a woman on the brink of becoming Queen Consort. The Duchess celebrated her 40th birthday Sunday with the release of three official portraits taken by Italian fashion photographer Paolo Roversi.

Source: Global News

Horacio Arruda resigns as Quebec's public health director

With COVID-19 hospital admissions at record highs fuelled by the Omicron variant, Quebec’s director of public health resigned on Monday.

Source: Montreal Gazette

Bob Saget, Comedian and ‘Full House’ Star, Dies at 65

Bob Saget, whose comedic and affable portrayal of widowed dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom Full House made him one of TV’s most popular fathers, was found dead Sunday in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida. He was 65.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Sidney Poitier, first Black actor to win best actor Oscar, dies at 94

Sidney Poitier, who broke through racial barriers as the first Black winner of the best actor Oscar for his role in "Lilies of the Field," and inspired a generation during the civil rights movement, has died at age 94, Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis said on Friday.

Source: CTV News

Quebec expands vaccine passports to liquor, cannabis stores, with 3rd dose requirement on the way

Quebec will expand its vaccination passport system so that users will eventually be required to have three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in order to use it, Health Minister Christian Dubé announced during a news conference Thursday.

Source: CBC News

Kim Kardashian 'unfollows Miley Cyrus on Instagram'... after pop singer's wild and flirty NYE special with reality star's boyfriend Pete Davidson

Kim Kardashian has seemingly unfollowed Miley Cyrus on Instagram, after the pop singer's wild New Year's Eve special with the reality star's boyfriend Pete Davidson.

Source: Daily Mail

Montreal Canadiens name Chantal Machabée VP of communications

The Canadiens took a step forward in diversity and professionalism Wednesday with the hiring of veteran RDS journalist Chantal Machabée as vice-president of communications.

Source: Montreal Gazette

The 2022 Grammy Awards have been postponed

Organizers of the Grammy Awards, scheduled for later this month, have postponed the event for a second year in a row, citing the current Covid-19 surge.

Source: CNN Entertainment

#BettyWhiteChallenge urges everyone to support animals in their community

The latest challenge hitting social media is something everyone can get behind.

The #BettyWhiteChallenge is gaining steam on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The challenge itself is simple: Help animals in local rescues or shelters.

“On Betty White’s 100th Birthday, January 17th, everyone should pick a local rescue or animal shelter in your area and donate just $5 in Betty White’s name. Make her 100th Birthday the movement she deserves,” the circulating graphic reads.


The Weeknd Announces New Album ‘Dawn FM’ f/ Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, and More

The Weeknd has officially announced the follow-up to 2020’s After Hours, and it’s arriving this week. Alongside a trailer for the project, the Weeknd revealed his new album Dawn FM is out on Friday, Jan. 7. Featuring clips of the musician sporting a new persona, sometimes in old-age make-up, the trailer teases “A new sonic universe from the mind of the Weeknd.” The trailer also reveals that Tyler, the CreatorLil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Jim Carrey all feature on the album. 

Source: Complex

Antonio Brown removes jersey, storms off field in dramatic team exit

The Buccaneers wide receiver is no longer with the team following the show of defiance, Tampa Bay's coach said.

Source: NBC News

Betty White dies at 99

White, who died Friday, would have turned 100 on Jan. 17. A movie event planned prior to her death to mark the occasion will go on as planned, according to producers of the film "Betty White: 100 Years Young — A Birthday Celebration."

Source: CNN

Quebec imposes curfew, closes restaurant dining rooms and delays return to school

Quebec is once again imposing a curfew in an effort to curb the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant, as well as closing restaurant dining rooms, delaying the reopening of schools and closing non-essential businesses on Sundays. Indoor gatherings involving more than one household bubble will also be prohibited. The new restriction take effect Friday, Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. 

Source: CBC News

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