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Booze-free early-morning dance parties coming to Montreal

When most people think of raves, they think of grimy warehouses full of brightly-colored lights and stylish youths dancing to repetitive techno music all night long and possibly into the morning — with alcohol and drugs usually flowing freely. Read more...

FRIDAY FUN VIDEO: Dog slides on ice and snow — in slo-mo

Here's a 13-second video of a Bernese Mountain dog named Quinn, a puppy who appears to have just discovered ice and winter. Read more...

UPDATE: Hospital language memo not in line with Bill 101

Montreal's Sacre-Coeur Hospital has issued a letter reminding its staff about what Bill 101 says about internal communications among staff — urging its health care workers to make using French a priority. Read more...

McGill football player acquitted of domestic violence charges

Luis Andres Guimond-Mota, the McGill football player who was booted from the team last fall after his arrest in connection with a domestic violence incident, was acquitted Thursday of charges of assault and uttering threats. Read more...

Jones New York shuts its Canadian stores

Another blow for the Canadian retail sector — Jones New York has announced it's shutting down its 36 stores in Canada. Read more...

Police in Laval looking for 'city employees' going door-to-door

Police in Laval are asking for the public's help in tracking down one or more people who've been going door-to-door in the Duvernay district, pretending to be employees for the city of Laval. Read more...

Bell Let's Talk Day a spectacular success

The 2015 edition of the Bell Let's Talk Day generated a record 122,150,772 calls, texts, tweets and shares on Wednesday, which means the company — CJAD's parent company — will donate $6,107,538.60 to mental health initiatives across the country. Read more...

Montreal man misses out on $27M Super 7 jackpot — by seven seconds

A Montreal man will have to forget about getting a slice of a $27 million Super 7 jackpot, because his lottery ticket was printed seven seconds after the cut-off time. Read more...

Longueuil blue collars storm city hall to protest suspension of colleague

A group of blue collar workers apparently upset with the suspension of a colleague made their presence felt Wednesday afternoon at Longueuil's city hall. Read more...

World oil price falls — but gas prices in Montreal shoot up

As oil prices continue to tank, the price of gasoline in Montreal appears to have taken another one of its trademark Big Jumps. Read more...

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