Montreal weather: An umbrella day

A brief look at today's weather forecast along with a #ThisMtl picture and a daily quote.
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Gas prices expected to drop by at least 10 cents in most of Canada this weekend: analyst
"What we saw today was panic on the world markets as a result of the COVID variant coming out of South Africa."
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RCMP investigate fatal crash on QE2 near Leduc
The RCMP has confirmed one person has died after a truck headed north on Highway 2 near Leduc, Alta., is believed to have lost control before rolling over several times.
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Princeton prepares for next atmospheric river as Canadian Forces members fill thousands of sandbags
The town of Princeton is preparing for another possible storm that could bring more flooding.
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Man in critical condition after Main Street assault
A man is in critical condition after being assaulted on Main Street early Friday morning.
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‘Not quite the same’: Lethbridge retailers navigate Black Friday during pandemic
big-box and smaller local businesses in Lethbridge advertised mark downs on Nov. 26 in an effort to entice shoppers to kick off their holiday shopping.
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Dave Chappelle made a surprise appearence at his old high school. By all accounts, it didn’t go well
During a Q&A session, a student reportedly told the comedian, “I’m 16 and I think you’re childish; you handled it like a child.”
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Colleagues, fans pay tribute after death of theatre giant Stephen Sondheim
Theatre fans and celebrities take to Twitter to remember the life of Sondheim.
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Frustrated by contract talks, University of Alberta staff hold mock labour strike
Dozens of University of Alberta staff staged a mock labour strike on their employer's doorstep.
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Ukraine president says Russia, oligarch planning coup for next week
The president said that Ukrainian intelligence has audio recordings of an alleged meeting between Russian and Ukrainian officials discussing a plan for a coup.
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Montreal police arrest second suspect in fatal stabbing of Côte-Des-Neiges teen
Andrei Donet appeared Friday at the Montreal Courthouse in connection with the stabbing death of Jannaï Dopwell-Bailey. Donet faces several charges including second-degree murder.
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B.C. solicits firms to rebuild flood-hit highways
The province is seeking requests for qualifications from construction and engineering firms to reconstruct two heavily damaged roads, Highway 8 and Highway 1
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Edmonton Oilers defenceman Kris Russell on verge of NHL record for blocked shots
"It's a commitment from a player to put his body on the line to help the team win. There's something to be said about that."
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Riders coach Dickenson still unsure who’ll back up Fajardo in West semifinal
Cody Fajardo will make his 14th start of the season when Saskatchewan hosts the Calgary Stampeders in the playoff opener for both teams.
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It’s ‘complicated,’ says judge of Treaty 6 efforts to oust ‘rogue’ Alberta regional chief
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B.C. to proactively close Highway 3 and Highway 99 on Saturday as storm arrives
Both stretches of highway were the sites of significant landslides following the Nov. 14 atmospheric river that triggered disasters around southwestern B.C.
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Head of BC Emergency Health Services leaving her position
Darlene MacKinnon faced calls to resign for the agency's management of the BC Ambulance Service in the wake of the province's deadly heat wave.
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Systemic racism in policing across unceded territories in B.C. demands reform says Human Rights Commissioner
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Two Montrealers overcame adversity to win prestigious Rhodes Scholarship
Sabine Plummer and Ramiz Razzak "really represent the best of Quebec," said the national secretary for the Rhodes Scholarships in Canada.
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Mediator chides U of M faculty association for dragging out strike
Mediator Arne Peltz recommends independent binding arbitration in the strike at the University of Manitoba, concluding that he sees 'no further value in mediation at this time.'
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Massey Hall in Toronto reopens after lengthy restoration
After three years of being closed, one of Toronto's oldest and most beloved concert venues reopened Thursday night featuring a special performance by Gordon Lightfoot.
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Omicron variant: AstraZeneca exploring impact on vaccine, antibody cocktail
AstraZeneca said that it had developed a vaccine platform to respond quickly to new variants with Oxford University, where its vaccine was created.
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Novavax says it’s developing COVID-19 vaccine to target new Omicron variant
The vaccine developer said it had started developing a spike protein specifically based on the known genetic sequence of the variant, B.1.1.529.
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Prince Albert RCMP deem deaths near Garden River suspicious
The deaths of two people have been deemed suspicious by Prince Albert RCMP. The two individuals were located in a vehicle near Highway 355 on Thursday.
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Rosie DiManno: At this point in the pandemic, there’s no more time for nonsense
Anti-vaccination folk spouting gibberish should button their lips as the new Omicron variant emerges, as it may be highly infectious, writes Rosie DiManno.
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Regina Humane Society cat on road to recovery after hairband forced leg amputation
A cat taken in at the Regina Humane Society required a leg amputation after an elastic band wrapped tightly around her back left leg caused irreparable damage and infection.
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Food Bank Friday: Central Okanagan Food Bank manages spike in demand ahead of holidays
"We actually have over 2,100 families that have registered for a Christmas family hamper."
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